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  • Nolan [ABC, 1972] B+

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Nolan [ABC, 1972]
Reggae-flavored originals and interpretations from a college-educated, opera-trained black cab driver who ought to put a band together. He strains Randy Newman and Van Morrison but the reggae on this record sounds better cut for cut than Johnny Nash's. Superb: "If I Could Only Be Sure," the single, with a hook that makes me talk to myself everytime I hear it. B+