The Expanders – “Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 2”
Album Reviews | Nov 14th, 2017
Record Label: Easy Star Records
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Here was a real pleasure to listen to. This record played like a love letter to the music that has inspired California reggae band The Expanders, covering original roots reggae and rock steady tunes.
As an avid listener and long time fan of original Jamaican music such as rocksteady and early reggae era, this record was not only a treat but a refreshing sound to the ears. On this album, you will hear tunes originally handled by Jamaican music greats like Burning Spear, The Gladiators, and one of my all time favorite Jamaican bands, The Ethiopians. Case in point, The Expanders cover The Ethiopians with such care and precision that they nearly sound exactly like the legendary Jamaican band. What you are left, with this record, is a great selection of classic Jamaican tunes that in some circles have not been played, heard, or enjoyed nearly as much as they should have over the last several decades brought to you and executed by a group of musicians who have made it their profession to both immerse themselves and play high quality music inspired by the roots of Jamaican music.
Bottom Line: Homage, love letter, time capsule are all things that describe the aptly titled Old Time Something Come Back Again. Whether you are new to the original music of Jamaica or a seasoned appreciator, this album plays like a reunion with a long lost friend to discuss old and perhaps new times.
Notable Tracks: Life Is A Funny Thing, Brutal, Christopher Columbus, Another Mosses, Freedom Train, Band Your Belly, Love is All