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Rose, Mykal / Showdown Inna Bloody Town
Album:Showdown Inna Bloody Town Collection:Reggae
Artist:Rose, Mykal Added:07/2013
Label:Foreign Key Records 

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Add Date:2013-07-14 Pull Date:2013-09-15 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-07-14 
Mykal Rose – Showdown Inna Bloody Town
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/14/13
Reggae, and I guess you’d call some of this “post-dancehall”. Mykal Rose is better known as Michael Rose, former lead singer of Black Uhuru. Still has vocal inflections and lyrical focus on decrying inner city violence. 4 tracks, 4 dubs/remixes, all good.
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1. 4:24 **funky midtempo riddim with a smidge of Blaxploitation. Rather laidback feel, given the subject. Nice bass and horns.
2. 4:13 ***dramatic midtempo skank with prominent syndrum, fine vocals.
3. 5:11 ****slow skank with lots of mildly woobly sounds, bemoaning violent times.
4. 4:23 ****remake of the Black Uhuru hit “Youths of Eglington” with focus on Bay Area… Yikes! Downtempo, swingy, dubby.
5. 4:37 *****vocal intro, dub version of the funky riddim from track 1. Really good!
6. 3:56 ***dub of track 3. Moody and nice. Sweet backing vocals singing “bloody, bloody town” particularly incongruous…
7. 4:26 ***Hip Hop remix of track 1, rather downtempo with electronics and scratching.
8. 4:24 *****remix of track 1, focus on the Blaxploitation/crime movie soundtrack element of the riddim. No vocals, but the music is great. Awesome bass sax solo.

Track Listing
1.Gunfighter 5.Dubfighter
2.Dutty Road 6.Bloody Dub
3.Bloody Town 7.Gunfighter (Kca-1 Remix)
4.Youths Of Oakland 8.Gunfighter (Ethio-Beat Version)