Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MORE ITALS

"Herbs pirate, dem take wey all dat I cultivate..." Keith Porter, 1978

The Itals 70s


SO, there's a NEXT part of that WONDERFUL Keith Porter interview on The Itals YouTube channel. If you don't remember the first 2 parts, check HERE. The history of this vocal harmony group dates back to the days before reggae music, when the founding members joined rocksteady groups like the Tenors. The Itals have been steadily releasing massive roots and culture chunes ever since. They've never really gotten their due, overshadowed by roots acts like Culture, The Mighty Diamonds, and The Wailing Souls. Brutal Out Deh -- released on Nighthawk Records in 1981, their first and often considered their best album -- is well-respected, but not particularly unique or exhilarating and will likely sound dull and pedestrian to newcomers to reggae. This is not the album to give to someone who thinks that all reggae is boring and sounds alike. Still, the more hardcore roots fans should find enough to satisfy, as heartfelt gems like "Herbs Pirate", "Smile Knotty Dread", and "Truth Must Reveal" give an impression of why The Itals have lasted as long as they have...


Check a full biography on the group HERE at Nighthawk Records...

Hear di man a chat bout how di lyrics fi "Herbs Pirate" a come about...

(Large Ups to @reggaevids, as always)

Follow di video producer, as well as the YouTube channel producer on Twitter...

Come by di YouTube, check di videos (MASSIVENESS). Subscribe fi info pon new ones...

KEEP DI ROOTS ALIVE, FI DI TREE MIGHT GROW!!!

Oh yeah, and...
legalize it

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