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Posted By: flodur
Joseph Hill From Culture Passed Away

Culture - Cumbolo

« JOSEPH HILL (1949-2006) »

It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing away of Joseph Hill, the lead singer of the veteran reggae group Culture.
Joseph suddenly took ill and passed away in Berlin, Germany, on the morning of August 19, 2006 while the group were in the middle of a European tour.

Joseph Hill (born January 22, 1949) enjoyed a lengthy career in reggae music and will be greatly missed by both fans and peers. The group plans to finish its current European tour and honor all other commitments with Joseph's son Kenyatta standing in on lead vocals as a tribute to his father.

Joseph Hill has blessed us with so much inspiring music - rest in peace!



Culture - Cumbolo

« Culture - Cumbolo »
Genre Reggae | 1 cd | mp3 192 Kbps | no Covers | 64 MB



Track listing
1. They Never Love In This Time
2. Innocent Blood
3. Cumbolo
4. Poor Jah People
5. Natty Never Get Weary
6. Natty Dread Naw Run
7. Down In Jamaica
8. This Train
9. Pay Day
10. Mind Who You Beg For Help





Sonia Pottinger's simple, straight-forward production work succinctly spotlights the trio's fantastic harmony singing - especially on the divine title track, and NATTY NEVER GET WEARY - and offers suitably solid foundation for a handful of exemplary story-in-song offerings, most notably INNOCENT BLOOD and DOWN IN JAMAICA. The roots pressure is firmly applied throughout, culminating in Joseph Hill's impassioned plea for PAY DAY ("Will this pay day be Monday? Will this pay day be Tuesday?…When will this pay day be for these retired slaves?"), and while the subject matter is deadly serious, the overall tone of CUMBOLO is never less than bouyant and upbeat - that's just what makes great reggae music so great!


Culture - Cumbolo