CD released: Jun 21, 2024

1. Ganjaman
2. Get Ready
3. What Time Is It
4. Tune In
5. Ghetto Youth
6. Reggae Music
7. Pol-ice Man
8. Time So Ruff
9. Trod Along
10. Marcus Garvey Says

With a career spanning over 50 years, Linval Thompson is one of the last living legends of Jamaican reggae. Singer and producer on the famous Thompson Sound label, he has crossed the decades, leaving his indelible mark on roots reggae with numerous hits such as "I Love Marijuana", "Jah Jah The Conqueror" and "Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks", as well as albums and singles he has produced with the biggest names in the game, including Barrington Levy, Eek A Mouse, Johnny Osbourne, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy and Freddie McKay...

His discretion and humility, despite owning one of the biggest reggae catalogs in the world, make him a cornerstone of the music.

After many years of collaboration on stage and in the studio, Linval Thompson and French label Irie Ites Records have joined forces to produce this new album entitled "Ganja Man". Comprising 10 tracks and 5 dub versions, this opus showcases Linval's unmistakable voice, recognizable from the very first notes. The album's themes revolve around current social issues, in which the artist encourages us to surpass ourselves on a daily basis and to fight against the corruption of the most powerful. He also highlights the plant he loves so much on "Ganja man", the album's eponymous track. Lyrics that will speak to the greatest number of people!

As for the musicians, they include the cream of reggae composers such as the Roots Radics, Jammys, Med Tone, The Ligerians, Irie Ites All Stars, Nambo Robinson and Dean Fraser... All mixed by Roberto Sanchez and Irie Ites for a rootsy result in the image of 70's albums. Of particular note is the exceptional presence of singer and toaster Trinity, featuring on the track Tune In.

"Ganja Man" is an album that will undoubtedly mark Linval's long career, and will undoubtedly be one of his landmark albums. A must-have for all Reggae Roots fans!

After a highly acclaimed performance at the Rebel Salute 2024 festival in Jamaica, one of the world's biggest reggae events, Linval will be celebrating his 70th birthday this year, and will be touring Europe this summer and in October and November 2024 to promote this new album. Entitled Thompson Sound Tour, he'll be appearing on stage with Eek-A-Mouse and U-Brown, whom he's chosen to accompany him!

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