Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Chris Meredith & Idrens – Made In Jamaica | New Release

by Nov 10, 2021News

Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Chris Meredith & Idrens - Made In Jamaica
NEW RELEASE
EARL ‘CHINNA’ SMITH, CHRIS MEREDITH & IDRENS – MADE IN JAMAICA

In 2004, the now defunct French reggae label Makasound launched its unique Inna De Yard series, featuring acoustic sessions with mainly roots reggae legends recorded live in the yard of renowned guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith. Besides compilation sets, the critical acclaimed series included full length albums from artists such as Junior Murvin, The Viceroys, Kiddus I, Linval Thompson, The Mighty Diamonds, and Cedric Myton. After facing financial problems Makasound was forced to stop its activities in the business. Luckily Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, who has an unapologetic commitment to music in its purest form which was evident in the Inna De Yard series, continued the acoustic sessions under the name Binghistra Movement with the release of a vinyl only album on the Capra label being the most recent evidence. The 8-track Made In Jamaica LP features semi-acoustic explorations by the likes of Johnny Clarke, Big Youth, Cedric Myton (Congos) and Sangie Davis (The Gatherers) alongside younger luminaries Addis Pablo and Brian Anu Gold Thompson of Brian & Tony Gold.

Tracklist
Side One:

1. Brian Anu Gold Thompson – Ithiopia
2. Johnny Clarke – Follow
3. Sangie Davis – Rastafari Calling
4. Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith – Love Ship

Side Two:

1. Addis Pablo – Africa Must Be Free
2. Big Youth – Be Careful
3. Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith – Sense Of Direction
4. Cedric ‘Congo’ Myton – Beautiful World

  • Brian Anu Gold Thompson – Ithiopia

  • Sangie Davis – Rastafari Calling

  • Addis Pablo – Africa Must Be Free

  • Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith – Sense Of Direction