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CLAUDIUS LINTON: Rave Reviews for "Roots Master, Volume One"

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Claudius Linton's first new recordings in 20 Years

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"ROOTS MASTER" debuted at No. 12 on the Top 50 Album Chart for January '08 by "Reggae Vibes with Teacher and Mr. T" on CRM 102.7 FM in the Netherlands. The CD is also being spun on KCRW (Los Angeles, CA), KZYX (Mendocino, CA), CAM-FM (UK), CIUT-FM (Toronto, CA), IRIE-FM (Jamaica) and Internet radio.

DJ Greedy G (UK)
"This is the unearthed Holy Grail of reggae music. Claudius Linton is one of THE great voices of reggae... and the songs are Reggae Gold." - (UK)
"How a major talent like Claudius Linton could be left on the sidelines is beyond belief! This magnificent collection of 16 works is a must. The songwriting is excellent, and with a vocal style that takes in Joe Higgs, Junior Byles and Joe Hill, he cannot fail to please... If 'Roots Master' is anything to go by, (Kingman & Jonah's 'Sign Time') should be the album of the year — but that would be hard, because it's going to take a lot to take that title away from this set!" - (France)
"'Roots Master' marks the return of legendary singer Claudius 'Kingman' Linton (who notably hit the top in 1976 with 'Crying Time'), in advance of the release of an upcoming new album in duet with American indie-rock musician and producer Ian 'Jonah' Jones. 'Sign Time' by Kingman & Jonah, out in early 2008, features an all-star band of legendary Jamaican musicians dubbed 'the Buena Vista Social Club of reggae.'" - (Netherlands)
"'Roots Master' brings this veteran roots singer, originator of the vocal style popularized by reggae greats Culture and Burning Spear, the recognition he truly deserves... It's simply a joy to listen to such gems from the past. Every fan of reggae who likes to hear a good voice, conscious lyrics and fine melodies must hold a copy of this CD!" --

Dance Crasher Blog (UK)
"A long overdue collection of 70's and 80's sides by Claudius Linton ... This is worth getting for 'Crying Time' alone." --
"His music is certainly a lost treasure. I love it." -- DJ Jah Mex,

Music Is Our Occuption (Blog)
"Have to give it up to Claudius Linton retrospective... Album of the year, in my opinion. Great old-school reggae tunes unearthed." - Bob, MIOO Blog (Canada)
"Until recently, I had never heard any of Claudius Linton's music and even his name drew a blank. Sun King's excellent new collection of Claudius Linton's singles, 'Roots Master,' happily changes that... Linton's big hit, the majestic 'Crying Time,' leads off the album and sets the stage for the peppery roots music that follows. Sounding like he could be Burning Spear's younger brother, Linton's laid-back and yet urgent vocal style makes for crucial listening. Serious reggae fans ... will rejoice that we can hear the work of this appealing reggae veteran again." - Mick Sleeper,

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