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David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 are back with their first release since their 2018 album, The Giver. The new seven inch single "The Frog" - Hillyard's reinterpretation of Joao Donato's "A Ra" - is the first glimpse at the group's upcoming album, Plague Doctor, which is due out this summer. The single, like the album it precedes, blends the Rocksteady 7's signature sound, which combines elements of American jazz and Jamaican influences, with classic Brazilian rhythms and themes. The Rocksteady 7 features some of the best players in the current ska/reggae scene, including members of NYC ska staples The Slackers and percussionist Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott-Heron. Lee "Scratch" Perry). Fittingly, "The Frog" comes on green color vinyl, with the full track split between two sides.
David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 are back with their first release since their 2018 album, The Giver. The new seven inch single "The Frog" - Hillyard's reinterpretation of Joao Donato's "A Ra" - is the first glimpse at the group's upcoming album, Plague Doctor, which is due out this summer. The single, like the album it precedes, blends the Rocksteady 7's signature sound, which combines elements of American jazz and Jamaican influences, with classic Brazilian rhythms and themes. The Rocksteady 7 features some of the best players in the current ska/reggae scene, including members of NYC ska staples The Slackers and percussionist Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott-Heron. Lee "Scratch" Perry). Fittingly, "The Frog" comes on green color vinyl, with the full track split between two sides.
711574900633

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ORG MUSIC
Rel. Date: 03/11/2022
UPC: 711574900633

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David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 are back with their first release since their 2018 album, The Giver. The new seven inch single "The Frog" - Hillyard's reinterpretation of Joao Donato's "A Ra" - is the first glimpse at the group's upcoming album, Plague Doctor, which is due out this summer. The single, like the album it precedes, blends the Rocksteady 7's signature sound, which combines elements of American jazz and Jamaican influences, with classic Brazilian rhythms and themes. The Rocksteady 7 features some of the best players in the current ska/reggae scene, including members of NYC ska staples The Slackers and percussionist Larry McDonald (Toots & The Maytals, Gil Scott-Heron. Lee "Scratch" Perry). Fittingly, "The Frog" comes on green color vinyl, with the full track split between two sides.
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