Veteran Jamaican artist and producer Mike Brooks released a new album: Walking Talking. This work includes thirteen songs with the participation of great Jamaican musicians like Kirk Benett (Beres Hammond), Dean Fraser, Bongo Herman or Delroy ‘Pele’ Hamilton (Raging Fyah), and the Swiss bands The Dubby Conquerors and One Camp Crew.
Released by One Camp Records, the collaboration with this label began in 2008 and has resulted in an international sound that ranges from roots reggae and rub a dub (Respect, Mother Earth, Positive, King Man), to ska (Ruff & Ready), soul and r’n’b (Love You For Sure, Walking Talking, Just The Hype) to dancehall (I’m A Superstar).
The lyrics speak of love, respect, happiness, and even Clarks shoes, a brand for which he works as a salesman. Mother Earth was written by Jaherra Brooks, his 12-year-old daughter, and Positive is the first song he and Elijah Salomon recorded together in 2008, leading to this long-lasting collaboration.
With this album, the thirtieth of his career, Mike Brooks has surpassed 50 years of activity in reggae music, since he started with the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. In these five decades, Brooks has produced numerous artists and founded several labels, in addition to having a prolific discography.
Walking Talking is available on vinyl and on all digital platforms.