Kelvin Judah – Soon Come
King 45 is the new label from Norwich’s Foundation Sound System crew, who since 2008 have been putting out music on their Foundaton Sound imprint. After having released Kelvin Judah’s single “Jah See & Know” about nine years ago, they follow up that piece with a new slice of real authentic UK Roots reggae music Kelvin Judah entitled “Soon Come”.
The soulful voice of Kelvin Judah graces a beautiful original riddim laid by a fine group of session musicians including Gavin Sant from Fullness/Dubheart (drums), The Rasites’ Jahmel Ellison (bass), Ronnie Francis (piano), Foundation Sound‘s Sam King (guitar & organ) and Matic Horns’ Patrick Tenyue aka Aba Ariginal (trumpet). Backing vocals are by Nikki Burt, background vocalist for many Jamaican artists including Bushman, Mikey Spice, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Nadine Sutherland, Everton Blender and Buju Banton, and also a solo artist in her own right. With “Soon Come” Kelvin Judah delivers a compelling conscious tune – a deeply conscious reflection on the turbulent times we live in. Besides the singer’s appealing voice and the lyrical content, it’s Patrick Tenyue’s beautiful trumpet line that makes repeated listenings worthwhile.
The vinyl has the “Version” on the flipside, while the digital release of the song features a “Dub”.
Conclusion Real authentic UK Roots reggae music worthwhile hearing more than once.