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Kingman & Jonah / Sign Time
Album:Sign Time Collection:Reggae
Artist:Kingman & Jonah Added:10/2008
Label:Sun King Records 

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Add Date:2008-11-02 Pull Date:2009-01-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:21 Dec14 Dec7 Dec30 Nov23 Nov16 Nov9 Nov
Airplays:1112112

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-10-29 
Kingman & Jonah – Sign Time
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/27/08
Roots rock reggae from a little known vocalist who’s been inactive for 30 years and rediscovered, with a fine all-star Jamaican band. The promo material makes it sound like the second coming of at least Bob Marley, if not Jesus – it isn’t, but it’s good-sounding and very sincere. Kingman does indeed have an interesting hoarse voice reminiscent of early Spear and the late, much lamented Joe Hill of Culture. You can do lots worse.
No FCCs detected; I like 1, 3, 8, 11, 13 best.
1. 3:51 ***midtempo, relaxed roots skank, righteousness lyrics. Dubby bits.
2. 3:57 **folky, acoustic, mellow downtempo with a nyahbinghi beat. Sad duet – I’m afraid the other voice isn’t as interesting, although pleasant.
3. 4:26 ***relaxed midtempo skank w/ vocal harmonies, armagiddeon lyrics.
4. 4:01 **mellow midtempo bubble, very pleasant, vocal harmonies. Little scrinky bits of psychedelia.
5. 3:44 *somber keyboard and acoustic guitar, impassioned vocals mourning the effects of our dirty little war.
6. 3:21 **sweet midtempo acoustic bubble – much too jaunty sounding for the seriousness of the lyrics.
7. 3:25 **downtempo skank with horn section, sweet religious lyrics. Dub for last minute.
8. 3:16 ***midtempo bouncy skank, again quite jaunty riddim for the subject – armagiddeon time. Enjoyable sound.
9. 4:03 **slow bubble, another lament about the war in the Middle East.
10. 3:00 *very subdued solo acoustic guitar, cover. No surprises, but plenty of sincerity.
11. 3:02 ***downtempo bouncy shuffle with prominent bass, vocal harmonies, interesting lyrics.
12. 1:48 *solo acoustic guitar, religious lyrics.
13. 2:43 ***uptempo and upbeat skank with interesting guitar sound. Fun.


Track Listing
1.Draw My Sword 7.So Wrapped Up
2.Lonely Nights 8.Star Wars
3.Sign Time 9.World War Iii
4.Windows Of My Mind 10.Amazing Grace
5.Baghdad 11.Didgy Dodgy
6.In The Street 12.I Need You
 13.Sun Sun