The Mighty Lions is a French outfit, sometimes known as the Soul Agitators. In 2011 they dropped their debut set In This Time. Now its follow-up has been put out. In fine reggae tradition it collects both vocal cuts and their dub versions. All in all ten tracks – five dubs and five vocals.
Raw Reggae Tape is a laid back cocktail of 70s and early 80s Jamaican and UK reggae. Bands such as Matumbi, In Crowd and Steel Pulse spring to mind. Soulful with breezy horns. Never extravagant or fancy, rather straight forward and unpretentious.
The dubs are in the same vein, no flashy effects, just a no-nonsense focus on the drums and the bass. And you have to give props to the vocalist for showcasing his vintage toasting skills on Honda 125 Dub.
Raw Reggae Tape is yet another fine slice of reggae from France that is now available on LP and digital platforms.