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Freddie McGregor - Di Captain

Freddie McGregor - Di Captain

Freddie McGregor - Di Captain

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Freddie has signaled that he is the Captain of true and great reggae music.

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Singer Freddie McGregor will release his 40th album in January 2013. Titled 'Di Captain' the album consists of 15 classic tracks. The tracks are a combination of original material by the veteran singer and interpretations of several popular songs in his style.

Freddie McGregor - Di CaptainLovers of reggae will enjoy this album as the wide spectrum of songs includes the lover’s rock for which McGregor is best known as well as deeply conscious songs on social issues and songs about life itself.

'Di Captain' contains some classic covers such as Equal Rights originally done by the Heptones, Let It Be Me made popular by the Everly Brothers, Bob Marley’s Rainbow Country, House is Not a Home originally recorded by Dionne Warwick, but made more popular in recent times by Luther Vandross, and a remake of his studio one hit Bobby Babylon done in combination with UK based DJ Gappy Ranks. Track four is also a remake of the Mighty Diamonds hit single Africa. Originally done by the Beatles, the song You Won’t See Me is special to Freddie as it was covered by The Claredonians of which he was a part early in his career.

McGregor has assembled some of reggae’s greatest producers from Big Ship Studio and Stingray Studios in London to work on several of the tracks. Among them are Dilly of Stingray Studios, Dalton Brownie, Steelie & Clevie and his son Stephen “The Genius’ McGregor. The album benefits from a smart mix of youth and experience from the musicians who played on the various tracks. The talents include drummer Kirk Bennett, UK duo Mafia & Fluxy, drummer Fagan from Ruff Cutt, drummer Alphonso Wilson, singer and bass player Leroy Sibbles, saxophonist Tony Greene and many more highly acclaimed and experienced musicians and singers.

Lovers of true and great reggae music will be easily satisfied with 'Di Captain'. As with this album Freddie has signaled that he is indeed the Captain of this genre of music.

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