Bim Sherman of Dub Syndicate ranks at the top of my list of favorite reggae vocalists. His name should be mentioned with names like Ellis, Brown, Carlos, Castell, Mundell, Andy, and Dennis. I would try to explain, but it’s probably best for you to listen. Hopefully you hear something that will stick with you for a while.
Along with a killer “Love Forever” version mini-mix from the Pressure Sounds re-press of Tribulation, I have included the Miracle album demos, which I recently received in a trade. Towards the end of his life, Bim Sherman took a whole new musical direction. He went to India and re-recorded his classic 70s roots tunes alongside a full Indian classical orchestra in Bombay, creating his masterpiece LP, the highly acclaimed Miracle.
1. “Love Forever” (Vocal Version)
2. “Love in the Ghetto”3. “Love Forever” Dub
1995 / unreleased mixes
1. ‘Life’ (became ‘Simple Life’) [Rhythm 48]
2. ‘Golden Locks’ [Rhythm 62]
3. ‘Over The Rainbow’ [Rhythm B27]
4. Original acoustic versions that later developed into tracks on LP67 [Bim Sherman – ‘Miracle’, 1996]