1st single from Neil Young Reggae album tribute
1st single from Neil Young Reggae album tribute by Jimmy Reid.
Jimmy Reid’s “A Man Needs A Maid” is the first single release off the upcoming album, “Ganja Harvest” from Reggaddiction. The upcoming album pays tribute to the Canadian legend Neil Young’s “Harvest” album. “Harvest” is reinterpreted in a reggae dub version, mixed by 7x Juno winner and nominee producer/dub composer Dubmatix. The Reggae tribute album “Ganja Harvest” includes performances by the co-founder/lead singer Fergus Hambleton of the 2x Juno winning band the Sattalites, 3x Juno nominee Ammoye, Lord SassaFras, Hemina George, Trish, Kerian Piper, David Matthews, Lilly Mason, Ginuwine Affection, Trudy Lee Gayle and the 5x Canadian Reggae Music Award and Juno nominee Jimmy Reid.
Jimmy Reid started his singing career back in the late sixties, singing with such top names as The Beltones, Cables, Jimmy London and Eric Donaldson. In 1974 he released his first single, “Time Will Tell”. The following year he migrated to Canada and and went on to release “Rest Your Love On Me”, which went number one on the Toronto reggae charts. His first album “Are You Ready” was released in 1984. In 1995 Jimmy Reid won the Award of Merit at the Canadian Reggae Music Award. Jimmy Reid was the Winner of Canadian Reggae Music Awards for Album of the year for 2000.
Jimmy Reid’s single release “Secret Emotions”, was nominated in the Reggae category for the Juno Awards in 2001. Jimmy has worked with lots of big Reggae acts in Canada, and international artists such as Chalice, Lt. Stitchie, Gregory Isaacs, Lloyd Parks, Fab Five, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond and many others. Today, with five Canadian reggae music awards, four albums and several singles Jimmy has added “A Man Needs a Maid” to his growing repertoire.
“A Man Needs a Maid” from the upcoming “Ganja Harvest” album re-interprets Neil Youngs folk driven song. This reggae/dub single invokes a traditional bass, guitar and drum reggae riddim while providing a rich and familiar organ bubble and piano chop known to all reggae lovers. When asked about how the Neil Young reggae concept album got started, Producer Mr. Ozmosis explains, “We first wanted to find a collection of great songs from one album that was interesting, compelling and considered to be an all-time great Canadian album. As an Canadian icon, Neil Young seemed very fitting. The “Harvest” album also provided a very organic and free flowing composition, making it very conducive to a reggae interpretation. The laid-back vibe of Neil’s original “Harvest” album, also made it perfect for adding a dub element”.