Reggae From Around The World. Catch the Vibes!
Ive been saying UK reggae is thirving at the minute, Macka B is representing!
'Never Played A 45' showcases the conscious words, sound and power from the original lyrics teacher, Macka B. All tracks are voiced over a crucial selection of classic riddims courtesy of the mighty Peckings brothers.
The album is packed full of instant replays including the massive hit title track and the Youtube hit, 'Medical Marijuana Card' (300,000+ hits and rising).
With his deep, bassie tones and a flow to match the finest, Macka B has risen from Soundboy on UK Soundsystems to world-renowned Reggae star amassing an inspiring body of work on his 30 year journey.
Known affectionately as 'The Big Rastaman' he has taken his sharp conscious lyrics and positive outlook to every continent except Antarctica, although his coolness might stop the ice melting over there!
Macka B has collaborated with a veritable who's who of dynamic talent including Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Steel Pulse, Luciano, Horace Andy and Earl Sixteen. A long and successful partnership with producer Mad Professor (ARIWA) has given Macka B an international fan base.
Now teaming up with the Peckings Brothers and their unique access to foundation rhythms Macka delivers 'Never Played A 45' an already acclaimed back to the roots five star classic.
The title track 'Never played a 45' is an ode to vinyl lovers because "there's something about the feel of the vibe". Previously released on a 45, it sold out fast and is now highly sought after.
"Rasta Tell Dem" is already hugely popular and has been rinsed out by David Rodigan and others. It accounts Rasta's canny observations of things that are just now coming to pass.
'African' is an astute social observation of the standard we've come to expect from Macka B appealing for a positive realisation of Africa, the cradle of humanity. 'Big Thief' goes deeper- pointing to the theft from Africa by Babylon (the forces of materialism and control), the resulting privilege of those who still profit from it and the burgeoning issue of reparation, now re-awakening amongst the black community worldwide.
"Too Much Chicken" serves as a transition track high in seriousness and humour. There is also a combination with the late, great Phyllis Dillon on "One Life". Hail H.I.M, Beautiful Naturally, Complaining, the list of killer tracks goes on and on...'Never Played a 45' has the ability to get you thinking, make you feel good and most of all cry out "REWIND SELECTOR!"
Macka B - Never Played A 45 - Track Listing