Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Committed, True To The Cause - C-Sharp: The Invitation

When most people hear the word Reggae, they first think of Bob Marley.  Only the avid Reggae fan would be aware of the not so popular Reggae artists as well as the bands/groups that has had international success over the years - Inner Circle, Third World, Black Uhuru, Wailing Souls, Israel Vibration etc.

These days there are several other bands making their own mark in the industry and one of my faves is C-Sharp with their album "The Invitation".

They've been around for a little while, building their name in and around Jamaica as a band while gigging/touring with other artists individually or as a group. They've even made it as far as China, spreading Reggae, their music & Jamaican culture.   I really admire their commitment to each other and their musicianship. Its not easy to stay focused and "true to the cause" nowadays, I know this from experience.

"The Invitation" has thirteen well written and produced songs with a few covers. This is not your typical chill out kind of Reggae album. You can get up and dance to some of the tracks, sing along and just feel total joy.

 My favorites are "Family Man", "Reggae My Song", "Get Lifted"(John Legend cover) "Book Of Rules" (amazing cover of The Heptones classic) & "The Invitation".  C-Sharp teamed up with Reggae veterans Third World on Track 8 "Better Day Coming" and features the popular Dancehall DJ Busy Signal on the title track.

Show your support for the new and coming generation of Reggae bands/artist by checking out this great album - "The Invitation"

Here's their video "Somewhere"

Have A Great Day!!

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