Don Carlos - Day To Day Living
Don Carlos - Day To Day Living
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae
Vinyl Condition: NM
Sleeve Condition: NM (Original shrink-wrap still intact!)
Catalog #: GREL 58
Released: 1982 (Repress date unknown)
Notes: Recorded and mixed at Channel One, Kingston, Jamaica W.I.
Featuring the excellent backing of the Roots Radics band, Don Carlos' Day to Day Living includes ten self-penned, sophisticated roots-reggae cuts. With his slightly hoarse yet sweet vocals, Carlos takes on his usual topical mix of spiritual/Rastafarian themes, ghetto life, and dancehall culture, showing the kind of lovers rock and roots lyric blend also favored by contemporaries like Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown. Musically, Carlos alternates between the dimly lit, minimalist drum'n'bass backdrops on "Street Life" and "Hog and Goat," and sunnier, bubbly organ and horn-driven cuts like "Hey Mr. Babylon" and "English Woman," with the updated rock-steady cut "I'm Not Crazy" standing out in particular. While producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes (Barrington Levy, Eek-A-Mouse) supplies the album's rugged but slick backdrop, Scientist delivers a spacious, dub-tinged mix. Special mention should also be made of Winston Wright's tasty organ work throughout the set, and "Flabba" Holt and "Style" Scott's rock-solid rhythmic support. As is the case with his Harvest Time record, Day to Day Living includes some of the best music Carlos released in the '80s.
A1 Hog And Goat
A2 I Like It
A3 Dice Cup
A4 Roots Man Party
A5 Hey Mr. Babylon
B1 Street Life
B2 English Woman
B3 400 Years
B4 I'm Not Crazy
B5 At The Bus Stop
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