|Artist:||Sticks & Shanty|
|Label:||Jayrem Records (1987)|
Very rare New Zealand reggae LP! Pristine vinyl, good cover .
Sticks & Shanty were a nine-piece whanau based Wellington reggae band that released two albums:
"Jah Magic" in 1987 and "Philistines" in 1988. These two albums appear on CD for the first time
with a remastered sound and detailed liner notes.
Of "Jah Magic" the NZ Herald said "The title track and "Row Papa Row" are warm catchy songs .....
fine vehicles for the band's strong vocals". The Daily Telegraph's music writer described "Jah Magic" as "Optimistic and catchy reggae .... the title track oozes instant appeal and the album carries the trademark of large reggae bands -great harmonies"
Rip It Up reported in 1988 that "The message is clear and the music is good with many tracks (on "Philistines") deserving radio airplay. The songs are well written and the production is of good quality.
Tracks that stand out are "Jah's Rainbow", "Philistines", and "We Love Reggae Music" with its early Herb's feel".