Dope re-work by Ticklah of a Charles Bradley favorite. More info below via Daptone Records…
Originally a stand-out album track from Charles Bradley’s “Changes” long player – then titled “You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know)” – Axelrod & Co. artfully transform the Soul groover into an early ’70s reggae stroller, with Charles’ signature plaintive vocals providing a beautiful juxtaposition to the lighthearted bounce of the Inversion’s Island beat. Thankfully CB was able to hear this version before he passed, to which he said “Ooooooo! I LOVE IT!” We think you will too!
Here are a couple random reggae joints I’ve been bumping recently, both with soulful roots. Vibe out above to The Far East’s cover of Little Ann’s gem “Deep Shadows,” and a Ticklah-produced reworking of Bob & Gene’s “I Can Be Cool” below. Nothing that new, just some shit I’ve been meaning to share. Enjoy.
I was waiting to hear some new Wild Belle shit since they dropped their awesome debut album a couple years ago, and it’s finally started to come around. They popped up on the Major Lazer album earlier this year, and then they released a dope new single, “Giving Up On You,” a couple months ago. But I actually prefer this new Ticklah remix of “Giving Up On You” to the original. Ticklah is one of the dopest dub reggae producers on the planet, and he laces WB lovely right here. Can’t wait to hear more collabos from these two. Press play ASAP.