Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us

Nothing Can Stop Us

Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 11 tracks 8.99
Download Album (wav) 11 tracks 6.99
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks 16.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

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Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us

Vinyl comes in 180g, only in the Strut Webstore, limited to 100 units!

Strut presents the first new instalment in its acclaimed Inspiration Information studio collaboration series for over two years in May 2013 with a superb new soundclash featuring sweet-voiced Jamaican legend Cornell Campbell and the excellent London-based reggae and Afro-dub collective, Soothsayers, led by Robin Hopcraft and Idris Rahman.

The pairing first took shape through a chance meeting between Cornell Campbell and Hopcraft in Kingston, Jamaica early in 2011. A session was arranged at Bunny Lee’s recording studio in West Kingston and, within days, the collaboration produced the sweet ‘I’ll Never Leave’, a homage to Cornell’s island home country in Parish of St Elizabeth. The dub version of the track was released alongside Soothsayers’ ‘We’re Not Leaving’ in August 2011 and the Cornell Campbell version followed on a 45 on Soothsayers’ own Red Earth label a month later.

Now signed to Strut, the collaboration has recorded a full album, a conscious and roots-based set with Cornell Campbell’s iconic, sweet vocals underpinned by deep, dubby rhythm section work and some fresh, intricate arrangements. Hopcraft adds, “We gave Cornell recordings of some ideas we had been working on. He took them away and developed some lyrics. Idris and I also wrote a few complete songs that Cornell loved and he blessed them with his vocals.”

Within the tracklist, the collective revisits Cornel’s poignant 1970s sufferer’s classic ‘Jah Jah Me No Born Yah’ augmented by the addition of horns and Hammond organ bringing out the Moorish melodies of the original. Soothsayers also bring their trademark fusion of influences to the table and move Cornell’s sound into bold new directions, rocking on a rolling Afro groove for the hard-hitting ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’ and simmering on the downtempo reggae soul gem, ‘There’s A Fire’.

The album carries forward the considerable legacy of Campbell’s recordings over the last half century, from his early work with “Coxsone” Dodd at Studio One to ‘70s and ‘80s classics with Joe Gibbs, Bunny “Striker” Lee, King Tubby and Winston “Niney” Observer. For Soothsayers, the album is the culmination of ten years leading the London live scene. Comprising musicians that have played with many top artists including Mulatu Astatke, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Arkestra and Hugh Masekela, the band are known for their excellent collaborations with Johnny Clarke, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Keziah Jones and more and form the nucleus of the band that backed the London leg of the ‘Fela!’ musical during 2011. The band cemented their reputation with the self-released album ‘Human Nature’ during 2012. As The Independent On Sunday testified, “The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake.”

Cornell Campbell & Soothsayers’ ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’, part of the Inspiration Information series on Strut, is released in June 2013 on CD, LP and digital formats. Artwork features an exclusive illustration by UK designer Lewis Heriz.

Tracklisting

CD Album (STRUT103CD)
  1. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us
  2. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Conqueror
  3. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - I'll Never Leave
  4. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - With You My Heart Belongs
  5. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - It's Not for Me
  6. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Ode to Joy (Babylon Can't Control I)
  7. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - We Want to Be Free
  8. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Good Direction
  9. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Never Give Up
  10. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - There's a Fire
  11. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
Download Album (STRUT103D)
  1. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us
  2. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Conqueror
  3. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - I'll Never Leave
  4. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - With You My Heart Belongs
  5. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - It's Not for Me
  6. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Ode to Joy (Babylon Can't Control I)
  7. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - We Want to Be Free
  8. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Good Direction
  9. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Never Give Up
  10. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - There's a Fire
  11. Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
12" Vinyl Album (STRUT103LP)
  1. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Nothing Can Stop Us
  2. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Conqueror
  3. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - I'll Never Leave
  4. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - With You My Heart Belongs
  5. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - It's Not for Me
  6. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Ode to Joy (Babylon Can't Control I)
  7. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - We Want to Be Free
  8. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Good Direction
  9. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Never Give Up
  10. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - There's a Fire
  11. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
  12. Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah (Dub Outro)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Nothing Can Stop Us N/A N/A
2 Conqueror N/A N/A
3 I'll Never Leave N/A N/A
4 With You My Heart Belongs N/A N/A
5 It's Not for Me N/A N/A
6 Ode to Joy (Babylon Can't Control I) N/A N/A
7 We Want to Be Free N/A N/A
8 Good Direction N/A N/A
9 Never Give Up N/A N/A
10 There's a Fire N/A N/A
11 Jah Jah Me No Born Yah N/A N/A
Entire Download Album (11 tracks) N/A N/A
MP3 format technical details
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wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Nothing Can Stop Us £0.99
2 Conqueror £0.99
3 I'll Never Leave £0.99
4 With You My Heart Belongs £0.99
5 It's Not for Me £0.99
6 Ode to Joy (Babylon Can't Control I) £0.99
7 We Want to Be Free £0.99
8 Good Direction £0.99
9 Never Give Up £0.99
10 There's a Fire £0.99
11 Jah Jah Me No Born Yah £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (11 tracks) £6.99