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Baker's Dozen

A Heartbeat That Resonates: Ghetto Priest's Favourite Albums
Yousif Nur , November 29th, 2017 14:37

From The Jackson 5 and Nat King Cole to John Holt and Dennis Brown, this is the baker's dozen of albums that shaped Ghetto Priest


Dennis Brown - No Man Is An Island

Not many people know this, but years ago, in my younger days when I used to work at McDonalds for a very short time. I met a Jewish guy who was just well into reggae music, and he gave me this Studio One album by Dennis Brown.

Brown had been singing since he was a little child and even today it’s regarded as one of those voices in reggae that many artists today take their cue from. But this album produced by Coxsone Dodd introduced me to the vocal talents of Dennis Brown from a young age. I came upon this album during in what I call my ‘searching for my roots’ period, which was archaeology in what we call and term ‘Reggae’.