August 2014 - Introducing what can easily be
called the best line of Reggae Vocal Sample
packs until this date: "Don Goliath
Presents Reggae & Dub Acapellas".
Obligated material for every self-respecting
(online) Dub/Reggae producer in need for
vocals, without apology and exaggeration.
Yes, that's a description and not a slogan.
And here is the proof and reasoning to back
When you go
to the various websites where the online
(DUB) Reggae artists/producers upload their
material, it will not take too long before
you stumble upon a tune that has one of
these well known jingles from Mikey Dread's
albums, or Prince Far I, or Jah Thomas. Just
three, you know. But "everyone"
knows them and even though non-commercial
releases will usually not be objected, using
such vocal samples is not really a sign of
your own (DUB) Reggae and releasing it in a
legal way: let's call it the Dignity
were times when it was simply not possible
for your average online Dub producer to
obtain vocal material in a legal way and not
get bankrupt. Even stronger, there simply
was no vocal material available for use in
your own productions until more recently,
when DUB DROPS released their excellent
"SOUND SYSTEM VOCALS" featuring Dennis
Alcapone and Horseman.
Three releases, all three reviewed in the
Dubroom and used in the productions of the
studio that is attached to this website.
there is the line of Reggae & Dub
Acapellas by Don Goliath.
Or, to be
more specific, presented by Don Goliath, who
also contributed vocally.
never heard of Don
Goliath, and you're looking at names
Alcapone as an alternative option, you
can make the enormous mistake of overlooking
this line of Reggae Vocal sample releases. A
mistake which can easily be overcome,
though, by continuing to read this (first)
on dropping names, just to make some points:
- U Roy
names have, like Dennis
Alcapone and Horseman,
legendary status. U
Roy can be considered the founding
father of DJ-ing, not just in Reggae but in
every style of music including Hip-Hop. Lone
Ranger has been voicing for Studio One,
the starting point of too many careers to
had a world hit with "Cokane In My
voiced the classic "Jesus Dread".
chanted as a DJ, his got a name as part of
the duo Kojak and Liza. Prince
Jazzbo features on classic albums from
Black Ark and has many essential productions
on his own name. And that's just a little
name dropping to set the tone.
The tone of
Roots Reggae as authentic as authentic can
guessed it. Don Goliath's series has all six
of these famous vocalists included. Among
much more, that is.