Black Star presents Vivian Jones (End of 2014)
Black Star Foundation released a brand new album by the Jamaican/UK roots reggae artist Vivian Jones! The album holds 10 tracks, including 2 dub versions. Riddims by Black Star producer Asher-E (Holland) and the Fire House Crew (Jamaica)!
Vivian Jones is a sophisticated singer with a warm and soulful voice. The very talented Jamaican singer lives in London and he has been charting big in the English charts for more than two decades now.
Vivian Jones records mainly in England, although he regularly goes to Jamaica to work with the island's top producers. Vivian Jones has the ability to turn his talents to both matters of the heart and reality material, which makes him equally at home with love songs and baby care tips conscious vibrations.
Cooperation with Black Star
The first time Black Star Foundation crew Dennis and Michelle met Vivian Jones was in 2009 in London. Although it was a short meeting driving in his car thru London, the vibes were good from the first moment.
That same year, Black Star Foundation invited Vivian Jones to come to Holland for performances with Dutch backingband Poor Man Friend. They played at Irie Vibes Festival and Rastaplas Festival. During his stay, they recorded the first few tunes for the album at the studio of Black Star producer Asher-E. After that, Mr. Jones returned to Holland almost every year, for shows with Dutch roots reggae band Rebel Jam (Future Reggae Ruigoord Festival 2011) and Black Star Sound (like the 10 year anniversary of Black Star Foundation in Melkweg, Amsterdam 2013) and to work on the album.
Now, we are very proud to share this album with you all: Black Star presents Vivian Jones! The album is released on Black Star label.
1. Chant Rastafari
2. Want It Fi Nothin' ft. Spectacular
3. Now They Are After Me
4. That Love (extended version)
5. All My Life
6. All My Dub
7. One Love
8. Bhingy Dready (discomix)
9. If The Tree Could Talk
10. If The Tree Could Dub
Guest artists on the album
First of all, we have to mention Black Star producer and multi-instrumentalist Asher-E. A lot of other artists and musicians also helped us to make this album, like Fire House George 'Dusty' Miller and Donald Dennis, Tuff Lion, Carron McGibbon, Daddy Spears, Spectacular, Leah Rosier, Hans van Scharen, Guido van de Wijdeven, Simon de Zwaan, Out of Many horns, Tijs Tacken, Mikey and Brainpower.
The Dutch album launch took place on Friday 26 December 2014 at Reggaebomb - Irie Christmas in Utrecht (Holland)!
The album will be released and promoted worldwide: in Holland, UK and Jamaica!
In Jamaica the album was first played on the radio on Thursday 15 January 2015 at Real Rock Radio on Bess FM, one of the biggest national radio stations in Jamaica.
The CD is available in stores from January 9 2015. All tunes will be available digitally from this date as well:
Listen on Spotify and/or buy the songs/album on iTunes.