Wicked album by the Jamaican legend Roy Ellis, also known as Mr. Symarip, as a Trojan Records artist. This new studio recording has been registered with Transilvanians backing band, they have been touring together for the last 10 years and released some other recordings with such a great result.
This new album features 12 songs that goes from Ska to Reggae and including some cover versions that Roy Ellis takes to his own territory, adapting to his style and giving these tracks quite a new dimension. Transilvanians prove to be a perfectly greased machine, contributing with a perfect rhythm section, full brass and even strings on the great ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.
Roy Ellis has sold over 7.000.000 copies of his classic ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album up to date since 1969 on Trojan Records, and still kicking. Currently is the most successful Jamaican foundational artist, since he came back to the stages in 2005, has released 8 albums in 3 different continents and played all around the world including some countries like Japan, Mexico, USA, Colombia, Argentina, Indonesia, Brazil and, of course, all around Europe.
His starting in the show business was leading Rhythm & Blues and Ska bands in the 60’s like The Bees, The Seven Letters, The Pyramids, etc, but the success came with Symarip in 1969 selling over 7 millions of copies with the classic ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album for Trojan Records, introducing the Reggae sounds from UK and the rest of Europe.
Transilvanians, on the other hand, is a Spanish Ska and Reggae band based in Vigo, not too prolific but with 3 albums and 5 singles under their belt, and have been backing Roy Ellis during the last ten years in Germany and Spain. They know each other quite good, are good friends, and are the perfect complement for such a star like Roy Ellis.
1. Ska Almighty
2. Pack Up Your Troubles
3. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
4. Grooving Out Of Life
5. I’ve Told To Change Your Evil Ways
6. A Little More Oil In My Lamp
7. Save The World And The Children
8. I Love You Just The Way You Are
9. Ice Cream From The Milky Way
10. I’ll Be Loving You Baby
11. Cool Down Your Temper
12. Do You Know You’re Such A Lovely Lady