The Mighty Diamonds

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Although it says 1985 on the back of this CD, it might as well be the early '70s, for The Mighty Diamonds stick to the principles that guided vintage reggae. They're still singing devout praise songs, defiant protest tunes, and infrequent but moving love ballads. The Diamonds wrote seven of the 10 tracks, and also cover three fine Al Campbell originals, including the dynamic "Reggae-Lution." The production blends contemporary and classic touches. If you've had problems in determining where the hip-hop and pop ends and the reggae begins in current material, you'll have no such problems with The Mighty Diamonds.

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