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The Belle Islanders

by The Belle Islanders

Rootsy, organic reggae from Detroit; reminiscent of early 1970\'s Kingston, before drum machines, synths and \"toasting\".
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Feeling High
3:44 $0.99
2. Country Living
3:34 $0.99
3. I'm Gonna Love Ya
3:26 $0.99
4. Who Were You Thinkin' Of
3:42 $0.99
5. I Man Bitter
3:09 $0.99
6. Soon Come
5:11 $0.99
7. A-So
2:33 $0.99
8. High Tide Or Low Tide
4:42 $0.99
9. Feeling High (alternate mix)
4:57 $0.99
10. I Man Bitter (alternate mix)
3:17 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Belle Islanders started as a recording project involving 3 members of legendary Detroit reggae group Black Market and infamous Detroit rocker/vocalist Dave Edwards of The Look (\"We\'re Gonna Rock\") in 2005. Inspired by a 1970\'s reggae compilation \"FEELIN\' HIGH\", Dave and musician/producer Bob Monteleone (of Luck and Trouble)decided to lay down their own versions of some of their favorite songs from the obscure comp including \"Feelin\' High\", \"Country Living\", \"A-So\" and \"I Man Bitter\".
They enlisted the help of Black Market/Raggamuffin rhythm section Mitch Purdy and James Megerian; Jamaican guitarist/keyboardist Brian Silverman & vocalist April Monteleone.
They added a few originals to the mix, including \"I\'m Gonna Love Ya\" and \"Soon Come\", a Texas Tornados cover \"Who Were You Thinkin\' Of\" and Bob Marley\'s gem, \"High Tide Or Low Tide\".
The idea was to record some reggae music with the aesthetic of early-mid 1970\'s Kingston, before synths & drum machines. Before toasting & dancehall. Just organic, rootsy, soulful reggae music.



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