Ben Okafor - Downpresser Man British Product

Downpresser Man by Ben Okafor

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
12 inch vinyl: EP
Tags: Reggae, EP, Independent, 12 inch vinyl
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days

Condition: Used - Very Good

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Reviewed by Andy Long

Hold on a minute, this EP was released in 1986, isn't this a bit late for a review? Yes, well, you see it's been RE-released hasn't it, by Ben's current label, the cuddly chaps at Plankton Records. The title track is a cover of a Peter Tosh song and this version can also be found on Ben's 'Nkiru' album. When I was a kid we used to sing "Oh Sinner Man" from Youth Praise in Sunday School and this is basically the same song with a cool reggae groove and a deep sweeping bass undercurrent. The other three tracks are pretty representative of Ben's work from this period, a light pop tinged reggae which is curiously infectious. The whole EP clocks in at well over twenty minutes, which makes it good value in my book, so if you're old-fashioned enough to still own a record player this would be a good buy. If not, pick up his new album 'Generation' - 10 and a half quid on CD from the same address.

Style: Reggae
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 30236
Product Format: 12 inch vinyl
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Crimson Flame CF1
Items: 1
Release Date: 1993
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Reggae CD British Product Audio Samples Available

£9.97 £10.00

Re-release of timeless early '90's Marleyish CD with new bonus tracks.

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