Cedric "Im" Brooks (1943 – 2013)

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  1. ska invita

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    Legend.
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    Been listening to lots of IM this year, as have been trying to get to know that more spiritual jazzy seam in Jamacian music, and IM always come up.

     
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  2. ska invita

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    Although a sax player he also played flute, so could well be IM on the flute here
     
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  3. ska invita

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    Studio One style
     
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Little interview here:
    http://www.rebelbase.be/index.php?page=54&interview_column=189


    ................You were never a musician that went strictly ska or strictly reggae, you're really best known for the album you did with Light Of Saba. When you started on these albums, what was your goal, what did you want to achieve sound-wise?

    Cedric 'Im' Brooks: "I started working on Light Of Saba, when I returned from the States where I got influenced by the work of Sun Ra and his attempts to reconstruct African rhythms. It inspired me to return to Jamaica to go in search of my own cultural roots. I started out by exploring things like mento and calypso and gradually tried to link that music with the traditional sounds from Africa." ...........
     
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  5. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    Sad news. Im Flash Forward is my ultimate Sunday chill-out music.
     
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  6. ska invita

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    In proper rasta jazz mode here :cool:
     
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  7. ska invita

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    wicked niyabinghi-jazz version of rockfort rock
     
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  8. ska invita

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    lovely bside from 2010 - want, but cant get - no sign of this anywhere on the net - one for the looong term wants list

    interesting vocal on the aside from Victor Rice, who seems like an intersting guy from the US

     
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  9. ska invita

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    One last Cedric Brooks tune - love this one...
     
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  10. ska invita

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    Just read he'd been in a coma since a stroke in 2009 :(
     
  11. soundsystem

    soundsystem Well-Known Member

    Excellent thread :cool:
     
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  12. ska invita

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    apart from the coma bit, poor man. Music lives on.......
     
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  13. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Legend, RIP.
     
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  15. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Latest Cedric find, it's a corker

     
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  16. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Ethiopia, on the Java rhythm

     
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  17. ska invita

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    sublime....everything is right with the world after hearing that. great find ringo.
     
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  18. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Money Maker
     

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