Junior Reid – One Blood (1990)

junior reid One Blood
“Junior Reid’s first solo outing since 1985, his first after departing from Black Uhuru, One Blood was a revolutionary set and a revelation. The stage was set with the release of the title track as an album taster, which proved to be a massive hit and one of the greatest reggae anthems of the decade. The single could have ended up overshadowing the rest of the set, as often happens in these cases, but in fact, the entire album was of equal caliber. Surprisingly, then, only one other track within, the equally anthemic ‘Sound,’ was spun off as a single, although at least another half a dozen tracks could have joined it on 45. One of the obvious choices was ‘Searching for Better,’ an emphatic, adamantly optimistic number that blends a sharp dancehall style with thumping hip-hop. ‘Fast Car’ revs into the dancehalls, with its tattoo of beats counterpointing the dark, rootsy bass and riffs. …”
allmusic

YouTube: One Blood, A Nuh So, Who Done It, When It Snows, Fast Car, Married Life

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