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Gotcha Covered

by Various Artists

Roots reggae with a contemporary twist
Genre: Reggae: Dub
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Ababa Jon Hoy
Jahmali
3:45 $0.99
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2. Ababa Dub
Catch Me Time All-Stars
3:47 $0.99
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3. Don't Stay Away
Empress Akua
3:09 $0.99
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4. The Tide Is High
Universal Speakers
4:17 $0.99
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5. Dub Tide
Catch Me Time All-Stars
4:07 $0.99
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6. Three the Hard Way
Catch Me Time All-Stars
3:40 $0.99
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7. Monday to Monday
Jahmali
3:38 $0.99
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8. One Way to Dub
Catch Me Time All-Stars
3:41 $0.99
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9. I'm Still in Love with You Boy
Empress Akua
3:48 $0.99
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10. Uptown Top Ranking
Universal Speakers
3:50 $0.99
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11. Uptown Dub
Catch Me Time All-Stars
3:52 $0.99
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12. Dub Plate Special
Ranking Joe
4:01 $0.99
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13. Police and Thieves
Ras Sal Navarette
4:10 $0.99
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14. Cops and Robbers Dub
Catch Me Time All-Stars
4:10 $0.99
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15. Twelve Gates into the City
Chuck and Jordan
5:26 $0.99
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16. Twelve Gates in Dub
Catch Me Time All-Stars
5:30 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For his second various artists anthology (the first was the well-received allfemale
vocal set We Roots from 2012) longtime LA reggae radio host
Chuck Foster gathers artists and musicians from Jamaica and Southern
California, for the first time offering a set of mainly covers of classics
interpreted for a new generation. The singers include Jamaica's Jahmali
(whose "El Shaddai was one of the biggest hits of the late eighties), Tuff
Gong recording artist Empress Akua, Universal Speakers with roots in
Cambodia and Laos (part of "The Tide Is High" here is sung in Lao), Ras
Sal Navarette, vocal duo Chuck and Jordan and a bonus dub plate special
from rub-a-dub master Ranking Joe.
The riddims and corresponding dubs are provided by the Catch Me Time
All-Stars featuring Soul Syndicate/Aggrovators/Observer All-Stars veteran
Tony Chin, Stevie Veerhualt, Alberto Fernandez and Rex Bailey on guitars,
Mike Irwin on bass, UK stalwart Horseman on drums, Studio One/Channel
One veteran Tony Bird and original Twinkle Brother Zacky Bernard on
keys, Arise Roots' Todd Johnson on trumpet and Lai Hee on percussion. The album is presented showcase style with
nearly every song followed by a dub. The result is an eclectic mix of roots, lovers, dub and dancehall filled with updated
classics and surprises galore.
The songs include new versions of old favorites including "Uptown Top Ranking," "Police and Thieves," "The Tide Is High"
and re-workings of Alton Ellis' "I'm Still In Love With You Boy" and Phyllis Dillon's "Don't Stay Away." Opening with a
searing take on one of Dennis Brown's lesser-known but greatest tunes "Ababa Jan Hoy," the disc closes with a reggae
rendition of a hundred-year old gospel song, "Twelve Gates Into the City." One song features a lyrical translation into Lao
and one is a live spontaneous performance delivered on-air on Reggae Central on KPFK. The album's lone original,
"Monday To Monday" was written over the riddim track for the instrumental medley "Three the Hard Way."
Recorded at the Rough Sounds Studio in Redondo Beach, Gotcha Covered has something for everybody and captures the
excitement and fun of the sessions and the spirit of reggae music that brings together people from all races, cultures and
walks of life. Each of the artists and players evolved brings something unique to these performances and the result

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