Dr. Alimantado ‎
Born For A Purpose (aka: Sons Of Thunder)

  1 x LP   standard     

2010 UK reissue on standard LP = Classic album originally released on Greensleeves in 1981, this is roots reggae at its finest. Vinyl version is on keyman records. check "born for a purpose" "oil crisis" "return of muhammed ali"

Label:  Greensleeve 
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Release date:01-08-2010(orginally released in 1981)

2010 UK reissue on standard LP = Classic album originally released on Greensleeves in 1981, this is roots reggae at its finest. Vinyl version is on keyman records. check "born for a purpose" "oil crisis" "return of muhammed ali"

Tracks:
A1 Born For A Purpose (Backing Band – Dr. Alimantado Experience)
A2 Careless Ethiopians Repent (Backing Band – Dr. Alimantado Experience)
A3 Oil Crisis (Backing Band – Lenroy Moffet All Stars)
A4 Sitting In The Park (Backing Band – Dr. Alimantado Experience; Vocals – Bo Pee , Gitsy)
A5 Marriage Licence (Backing Band – Dr. Alimantado Experience; Vocals – Errol Holt)

B1 Chant To Jah (Backing Band – The Agrovators) (Vocals – Slim Smith)
B2 Return Of Muhammed Ali (Backing Band – Louis All Stars: Vocals – Louis )
B3 Sons Of Thunder (Backing Band – Jackie Brown All Stars)
B4 Dreadlocks Dread (Backing Band – The Agrovators)
B5 Call On Jah

The fine but only sporadically productive DJ Doctor Alimantado made two albums for the Greensleeves label in the mid-'70s. After completing the widely praised Best Dressed Chicken in Town, he released Born for a Purpose, which consists of second-string material from the same recording sessions and is consequently not quite as consistently excellent. Still, there are some great tracks here, notably the exquisite title song (presented in an extended 12" mix), an ode to Muhammed Ali that is strongly reminiscent of some of Glen Brown's work of the same period, and a paradoxically cheerful-sounding song of warning entitled "Careless Ethiopians Repent." Doctor Alimantado's clear, sweet voice is a constant delight throughout, and his skill as a DJ is almost matched by his singing ability. The backing rhythms are provided by a shifting cast that includes members of the Revolutionaries, Roots Radics, and the Aggrovators and, while no producer apart from Doctor Alimantado himself is given credit, at least a couple of mixes bear the strong stylistic mark of Bunny Lee. If you own this one and Best Dressed Chicken, you have just about all the Doctor Alimantado that's worth owning.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): standard
Speed(33,45): 33rpm
Label: Greensleeve
Originally released: 1987
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