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  • Country Men [Virgin Front Line, 1980] B+

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Country Men [Virgin Front Line, 1980]
They're ten-year pros from Jamaica's north coast--rather than Kingston, hence the title--whose hotel gigs have taught them the ins and outs of soul (and doowop?), and though this isn't as upbeat as their signature "Rasta P'on Top," it shows a range no competing harmony group approaches. Jahwise lyrics and plangent tunes are overfamiliar. Dub-tinged arrangements and deep, intimate vocal interplay have the spirit. B+