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Norris Man is a Free Man

‘Free Man’, the new album from roots singer Norris Man is due for release on July 26 by Tad’s International Record. It takes the market one year after ‘Life’, his previous album.

The 11-song set, produced by Tad Dawkins Jr., has a number of hardcore roots songs, driven by classic rhythms.

The Trench Town-born Norris Man has built a reputation in the mould of roots acts from the genre’s golden era of the 1970s, such as Burning Spear, Culture and Israel Vibration. He consistently releases albums and frequently tours Europe which is traditionally roots-reggae’s biggest market.

Best known for songs like ‘Persistence’ and ‘Home and Away’, he delivers on ‘Free Man’ which has potent tracks such as ‘Gun Hawk’, ‘To Jah I Pray’ and ‘Jah Love’. Helping him on the album are a stellar cast of musicians including drummers Sly Dunbar, Style Scott and Kirk Bennett; bass guitarists Lloyd Parks and Flabba Holt; keyboardists Robbie Lyn and Franklyn “Bubbla” Waul; guitarists Dwight Pinkney, Andy Bassford and Winston “Bo Pee” Bowen; saxophonist Dean Fraser, trumpeter Chico Chin and trombonist Nambo Robinson.

Norris Man’s first album, ‘Persistence’, was released in 2000 by Kings of Kings Productions. It contains the title song which gave him his breakthrough.  ‘Persistence’ and ‘Home & Away’, released in 2005, are Norris Man’s biggest singles.

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