10ft Ganja Plant - Bass Chalice CD

"Refreshingly urgent and transcendent...rarely has a reggae group ever appeared so accomplished in mixing orthodox roots reggae with modern dub creation." --The Beat

Who is 10 Ft. Ganja Plant? They are a dub & roots reggae band shrouded in mystery. They hail from the great Northeast and are rumored to share members with another great reggae group, John Brown's Body. Their shows are rarely announced or promoted. In fact, like a yeti sighting, they seldom occur. Anyone who has seen them live, or owns one of their albums, can attest to the fact that no other band has captured the 70's spirit quite like this crew, that 10 Ft. may be the best roots group in America.

Bass Chalice is 10 Ft. Ganja Plant's third release on ROIR. Their first, entitled Hillside Airstrip, and second, Midnight Landing, were both uniformly hailed by the music press. This time around, things are a bit different. First off, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant will be touring! Before this, the only chance anyone had to see them live was at an impromptu show, usually in the Boston area. There have only been a handful of these gigs and their frenzied, sweaty nature has left audiences clamoring for more. In early 2006, they will get it--10 Ft. Ganja Plant's first ever tour!

Beyond this, Bass Chalice sees 10 Ft. stripping away a bit of the mystery surrounding the band's lineup and actually letting us disclose a very special guest appearance by the legendary '70s Jamaican vocal reggae group The Meditations! Their first two albums, Message from the Meditations and Wake Up are downright, stone-cold reggae classics that must be heard. On Bass Chalice they grace "To Each" with a spellbinding vocal performance!

The Meditations are a fitting addition to the album because Bass Chalice, at its heart, is inspired by the recording processes of the great Jamaican studio bands of the 70's (and their American counterparts at Motown and Stax) where a song was typically written, learned, and recorded live in a single session, with no regrets, and no apologies. Add to this ethos some dubwise studio mastery and experimentation and you begin to get the picture.

1. Blood Money mp3
2. Engine Trouble mp3
3. Last Dance mp3
4. Suits and Ski Masks mp3
5. To Each (feat. The Meditations) mp3
6. Burning James mp3
7. Your Voice mp3
8. Swedish Prison mp3
9. Deliver Us Jah mp3
10. Bass Chalice mp3