VERSION - notes on work in progress

 

Version is inspired by the great I-Roy’s album, “Don’t Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff”, 1972 - 1975. The title refers to the Jamaican Reggae term meaning “versing”, the origin of today’s rap battles among contemporary musicians.

 

The image, as always, is not intended as a portrait but the homage is intentional and the figure displays a joyful singer. The album is a powerful collection of 16 songs, among which my favorites are “Hospital Trolley”, “Straight to the Heathen Head”, and “Fire Burn”, with its haunting horn instrumentals

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