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  • April 18, 1997

    One of the most fascinating aspects of reggae music has always been its unerring ability to reinvent itself, thereby ensuring it remains fresh and vital. Whether it does this by plundering its rich musical heritage for something simply in need of a contemporary twist or by clambering aboard the latest fad-driven bandwagon, it's clear that reggae's inherent faculty for experimentation and diversification continues unabated, albeit with varying degrees of success, failure and downright arseness-all of which are exemplified by this month's round-up.

    Keith Richards may no longer be someone whose

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  • April 18, 1997


    Coming on October 28 is the self-titled debut from Wingless Angels, a group of Rastafarian drummers co-produced by Keith Richards. The album will be the first release from Richards' Mindless Records label, in association with Island Jamaica.

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  • April 18, 1997


    It shouldn't be a surprise to hear the sounds of Caribbean nightlife on a record produced by Keith Richards. But when those sounds are made by crickets and tree frogs, something strange is at work. In the case of Wingless Angels (Mindless/Island Jamaica), Keith's recording of a Rastafarian Nyabinghi drum group, it's a prelude to some of the most beautifully organic music ever waxed. This isn't a star's attempt to appropriate roots music. It feels more like a campfire documentary. Richards plays on the record, and he brought along a few friends.

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  • April 18, 1997


    Wingless Angels-Justin Hinds, Locksley Whitlock, Warren Williamson, Vincent Ellis, Maureen Fremantle, Winston Thomas and Milton Beckerd-is a gathering of several veteran Dread artists, each bringing along their longtime experience within the genre of reggae music. The entire project was produced by Keith Richards, who also played guitar, bass and keys. There are sweet, sweet vocals and intense attention paid to root rhythms.

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