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Making It All Worthwhile All Natural

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      "Love is...what I got. I said remember that." Well, no reminders needed of the shining soothing beauty gushing naturally from the lips of Sublime's lovely, yet late Brad Nowell and the nourishing vibes perfectly coalesced within his soul-enriching outfit. While his premature earthly departure was years ago, his spirit continues beautifully through other artists clearly influenced in sculpting their own brand of sunny, easy-going times. Upon their inaugural Island Sounds Japan tour, Hawaiian septet Go Jimmy Go is a paramount example of such, unfurling their savory seamless sonic multi-genre infused salutations of life for well-worn and hungry Tokyoites.

Go Jimmy Go      Armed with an obvious love of life, their craft, the moment and a brotherhood shared between them that readily spills onto the floor, Go Jimmy Go provide a perfect encapsulation of the natural fun experienced within a night at a beach party with their soulful Hawaiian ska, rocksteady, reggae and then some blend. Taking the beach to the streets, Jason "Bison" Friedmann (lead vocals), Ian Ashley (guitar, vocals), Shon Gregory (drums, vocals), Cameron Wright (bass), Eric White (tenor saxophone) and Fernando Pacheco (trombone) usher their effervescent resonant entrance with the rolling, chorus led dub fun of "Soul Arrival" as all within the low-ceiling LUSH gladly keep time, never giving up in this diverse, balanced spread for mind, body and soul. The nonsensical rallying cry "Bang The Skillet" comes alive in the bending punctuations of Pachecho's trombone as he grins giddily. Cameron's bass swaying coupling alongside Ian's light play into Eric's meandering mellowing tenor sax for a nocturnal seaside soulful calming in "Tin Penny" as you see the stars above and feel that sea breeze refreshing your face. Yes, play it again. The raw urgent soul conviction "Good To You" is supremely reciprocated between Bison, his brotherhood and the faithful in front as this earnest tempo-changer stridently shifts, ebbing and flowing as life itself.

Go Jimmy Go      "A Message To Rudy/Tide Is High" medley perfectly tops tonight's 8-round trans-Pacific luau. Continuing alongside Japanese kindred spirits through the 12th this month and wherever these six go, you can readily imagine the convergence of music, salt air, good grinds, tasty cold beverages and people you care about. Fittingly in the land of Speed Racer, it's easy to proudly shout with a wide smile, "Go Jimmy Go!!!"
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Go JImmy Go Japan "Island Sounds Tour"
6th Apr. Shibuya Lush, Tokyo
7th Apr. Osaka Sujnsui
8th Apr. Kobe Club Zink
9th Apr. Fukuoka Keithflack
10th Apr. Nagoya Club Up Set
11th Apr. Hamamatsu Mescalin Drive
12th Apr. Shimokitazawa Shelter
PLS check the details here.
report by michael and photos by maki

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buttonmag files : Go Jimmy Go

buttonハワイもスカも関係ない (06/04/07 @ Unagitani Sansui) : review and photos by ken
buttonMaking It All Worthwhile All Natural (06/04/06 @ Shibuya Lush) : review by michael,photos by maki
buttonゆるくて激しいソウルなハワイ (06/04/06 @ Shibuya Lush) : review by taiki,photos by maki
buttonphoto report (06/04/06 @ Shibuya Lush) : photos by maki
buttonCD review : Island Sounds (06/03/25) : review by taiki
buttonCD review : Island Sounds (06/03/21) : review by michael

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『Island Sounds』
(国内盤 )
previous works

"The Girl With the Fishbowl Eyes" (US import)
"Slow Time" (US import)
"Global Ska2" (US import)
"Soul Arrival" (US import)

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