Bongo Boy Magazine Spring 2018 - Page 16

2. Sound of A Hit - I really like the percussion in this song. I remember once when my band was opening for a bigger Reggae act. I was talking with their drummer and he said something that must be true, that is, as a drummer once you go Reggae you never go back. Just listen to this song and the way the percussion is hitting the various instruments in its arsenal and I think you will agree even if you aren’t a drummer. The best way to summarize this song is with the ending “That was good.” 3. Ooh Baby - This song starts with some hypnotic guitar then the drums come in for the attack before the track goes into full Reggae mode. This is really a Reggae love song that, in its own way, is quite tender and sweet. Don’t worry though this isn’t some lame Journey song from the 80s, this love song grooves. 4, Reggae Blues - This song starts with a blast! Good God I love raunchy blues with just the right amount of feedback. The shuffle groove on the high-hat goes so well with the absolutely cranking guitar. Jimi must be looking down smiling. This song is called Reggae Blues for a good reason. There is enough lightning to please the blues folks while the Reggae vibe is strong enough for the Dread Heads to let those locks fly. Well done Ricky! This is perhaps my favorite track on the album. 5. Jah I Need Your Love - I dig the almost surf like intro which morphs into a Reggae vibe which is enhanced by some truly nice leads and a soul filled horn section. The pounding drums between verses seem put there just to let the listener know than an explosion can occur anytime the Ricky chooses. As good as the music is, what really stands out are the vocals. Ricky has a very good voice.