Sister Carol releases Live No Evil album
BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
SISTER Carol has been spreading reggae's roots and culture message for over 30 years. She gives her fans more 'consciousness' on Live No Evil, her latest album.
The set was officially released in January by the singjay's Black Cinderella Records. It contains 14 tracks including The Prayer, Jill-cuzzi, Mating Season, Servitude and Muma and Pickney, which she did with her daughter Nakeeba Amaniyea.
Live No Evil hears Sister Carol collaborating with American reggae band SOJA, and producers Glen Adams (of Lee 'Scratch' Perry and the Upsetters fame) and Phillip Smart.
"It is filled with variety but mostly inspirational," she told the Jamaica Observer, adding that Live No Evil shows personal growth "in regards to spirituality, production and the topics we express".
Live No Evil is Sister Carol's first release since the 2011 album, Togetherness, Sister Carol and Friends, which celebrated her 30th year in the music business.
That project was released digitally but there are plans to make it available on compact disc this year.
Originally from Denham Town in West Kingston, Sister Carol's father Howard East was an engineer at Radio Jamaica and also worked at Studio One and Treasure Isle.
In 1973 when she was 14, her family migrated to Brooklyn, New York, an area with a massive Jamaican community and a diverse music scene.
By the 1980s, Sister Carol became a regular on the New York City club circuit and went to record several well-received albums for Massachusetts independent company, Heartbeat Records.