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General Roots walks tall on debut album

600x600bb-85Six piece London-based reggae band General Roots dropped their debut EP The First Attack back in 2013, a five track set that went straight to number two on the UK iTunes Reggae Album Chart.

After touring heavily they have now finally completed their debut album Walk Tall, which collects guest appearances from Top Cat, Horseman and Dennis Bovell, who has also been involved in composing.

Walk Tall is an instant grabber with its infectious melodies and gentle, yet pulsating, vibes. Highlights include the smooth Little Sun with its melancholic horns and beautiful harmonies, Fight For Ya Loving, which includes some killer flying cymbals drumming, and roaring Wrong Road, which comes with a Big Youth-like toast from Dennis Bovell.

Since their debut EP jumped directly to the second spot on the UK Reggae Chart, it wouldn’t be no big surprise if this album managed to at least conquer the same position.

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