Peter Broggs

Rise & Shine

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Vocalist Peter Broggs mixed fierce protest tunes, devout praise songs and occasional romantic material on this session. While a good ballad stylist, Broggs was more striking on either stark message tracks like "Fuss and Fight" or praise numbers like "Jah Is the Ruler" and "Rastaman Chant Nyahbingi." The absence of booming beats, multiple synthesizer overlays and other now-familiar dancehall production elements allowed Broggs' sometimes strident shouts and cries to dominate every number, and while his lyrics weren't always that interesting (for example "I Love to Play Reggae, ") his energy didn't wane through the 10 numbers. It was good, if occasionally repetitive.

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