Album Review: Red Gold Green & Blue by Various Artists
Very Good, Based on 1 Critic
AllMusic - 70 Based on rating 7/10
A spirited meeting of reggae legends and relative newcomers curated by British guitarist/drummer Zak Starkey, Red Gold Green & Blue offers distinctly Jamaican takes on a number of classic blues, R&B, and early rock songs. The compilation also serves to inaugurate Trojan Jamaica, the new label founded by Starkey and musical partner Sharna "Sshh" Liguz, who also sings on a track here. The album is essentially an all-star jam session showcasing heavyweights like Toots and the Maytals, Freddie McGregor, Big Youth, and Mykal Rose on vocals, and the house band is anchored by the classic rhythm battery of Sly & Robbie with Starkey and Albert "Tony" Chin covering most of the guitar.