Boss Capone and Patsy - Kings And Queens LPSKU: AB058
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Boss Capone is the alter ego of Boudewijn Van Trigt, core member, songwriter and producer of the Dutch early reggae band The Upsessions. With The Upsessions he released five full lengths including an album with reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Since 2005 The Upsessions toured all over Europe and South-America. After two previous solo albums as Boss Capone (2013 and 2015), it was time for a new project, this time together with Patsy. Patsy is the alter ego of Renske De Boer who made an international furore as singer of the ska group Mr Wallace and singer of the only Dutch northern soul band The Originators.
During the lockdown, the pair quietly worked on this album and the result is worth it. A delicious blend of early reggae and rocksteady with a hint of early ska. The eleven tracks on the album are a tribute to legendary Jamaican producers like Clancy Eccles, Derrick Harriott and Carl Johnson, to the years 1968-1971, an era when record labels like Pama and Trojan Records were leading. But this record is so much more than a trip down memory lane. Through his extensive production work, Boss Capone knows how to make a record sound the way he envisages, and Patsy's powerful and dynamic voice pushes the record to greater heights. On this album the pair is musically accompanied by the skilled musicians from The Upsessions and saxophonist Tommy Tornado.
To promote the album, a 7" single featuring the album tracks 'I Am The King' and 'This Feeling Of Love' was released earlier this year. In addition, Boss Capone & Patsy made a video clip of the song 'Oh Boy'. A 7" featuring the album track 'Play The Gamble' and titletrack 'Kings And Queens' will be released in the USA. This summer Boss Capone & Patsy will perform live at various festivals like the 10th anniversary edition of Freedom Sounds (Köln, Germany), This Is Ska (Rosslau, Germany) and Zwarte Cross (Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands). European tour dates are scheduled for late 2023.
Format & package: LP, 180 grams vinyl
Record label: Aggrobeat Records
Year of release: 2023
A1 Everybody Carnaval
A2 All You Really Need Is Love
A3 Queen Of The World
A4 Here Comes The Train
A5 Another Heartache
A6 I Am The King
B1 Kings & Queens
B2 Oh Boy
B3 This Feeling Of Love
B4 Play The Gamble