Jah Cure Freedom Blues
- Words: David Katz
- Label: VP
Plaintive wailer Jah Cure is one of the biggest "conscious" dancehall artists, despite his ongoing incarceration due to a rape charge. This compilation collects some of the best work he cut for various producers before being jailed, plus patchier material clandestinely voiced from behind bars. Standout tracks include the emotive "Songs of Freedom," the melancholy "Trodding in the Valley," the uplifting "Dancehall Vibe," and the chilling "King in the Jungle," but numbers like "Good Morning Jah Jah" suffer from an unbalanced sound. Freedom Blues is a good starting point for those new to Jah Cure, while fans will appreciate having his disparate singles in one package.
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