Trod It Through (Single)
It was back in the 1980s when Jahmings Maccow first laid down this Reggae styled number. The track then disappeared into an archive somewhere and was almost left there. For some reason, Jahmings just didn't get around to doing a final master cut. That is until now, as if the fates themselves had insisted upon its release, Trod It Through now sees the light with a final edit and a smart new album on the way.
Smooth, summery sounds curve their way at an adequately easy going pace, guitar and drum slinking over the pavement step by step. As Jahmings begins to sing, he's joined by harmonising choral voices which emphasise his lines. The poetry of the lyrics is deep and rich with meaning and story. Symbology drawing on lions, Mount Zion, and struggle is woven with dread-locked flax. As the oceanic force behind the gentle choppiness of the track surges forward with comfortable swells, instruments and percussions increase their intensity. Hammond organ reverberates through the under section, bringing warmth and resonance to the chords which frame the words.
From the demo version of this track made all those years ago, recorded in New York at Rocket Studios, Trod It Through has been given the thirty years of experience treatment it deserved. It now stands as a celebration of his early energy and the time earned musical proficiency. This favourite standard for California radio, where Jahmings Maccow is based, leaves us in no doubt as to the quality behind his new release.
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