A flasback from the 70’s

Late last year Taj Weekes & Adowa released their third album with the somewhat odd title A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen. Now this seminal album is put out with a broader distribution.

I bought A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen a few weeks after it was originally released. For some reason I did not write about it. Maybe because I didn’t like it that much.

About a month ago I received a press release on its new wider distribution, and decided to take it for another spin. And this time it knocked me off my feet. Completely.

Taj Weekes’ whispering, sober and somewhat feminine voice might take a while to get acquainted to, but after a few spins you will realize his greatness.

This is optimistic reggae in a 70’s singer-songwriter style. The arrangements are superb and you can hear acoustic guitar, violin, cello and harmonica as well as live brass.

Do yourself a favor and check out A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen. It will make you warm, relaxed and full of joy.

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