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The Travellers Black Black Minds

While searching for something or another, legendary producer King Jammy stumbled across a tape of vocal harmony group The Travellers. During the late ‘70s such outfits were finding their groove, as it were, alongside the hype of Black Uhuru. This quartet fuses the influence of Motown doo-wop with easy, repetitive reggae by the likes of Sly & Robbie. The background beats are solid, though not exceptional; the focus is on the lyrical architecture. Sweet-sounding soul abounds on tracks like "Know Yourself," though by record‘s end you‘ve heard too much of the same thing, too often.

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