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Island Soul

by David Pilgrim

Jazzy Caribbean Pop
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. De Nuts
0:32 $0.99
2. Fool
4:20 $0.99
3. Soul Free
4:01 $0.99
4. Not Entirely Sure
5:29 $0.99
5. Mercedes
1:08 $0.99
6. It Is a Love
5:39 $0.99
7. If Indeed
3:39 $0.99
8. Push It Around
4:10 $0.99
9. Mangled, Tangled and Torn
5:04 $0.99
10. The Channel
5:07 $0.99
11. Step to the Rhythm
7:19 $0.99
12. The Chimes
4:45 $0.99
13. Better Late Than Never
6:41 $0.99
14. All Night
5:37 $0.99
15. Mangled-remix
4:46 $0.99
16. The Channel Remix
4:56 $0.99
17. Slave
3:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
What if reggae was rooted in Fort Greene, brooklyn?
What if soul was baptized in Bridgetown, Barbados?

DAVID PILGRIM was raised in an island paradise, came of age in a hard city; embodies both, but reflects an experience unlike either.

Musically, he attempts to stretch the borders of traditional reggae and calypso, coaxing in chords and rhythmic structures from outside, to give the music a broader range of expression. He says "R&B, jazz, and rock have so many different modes, but people tend to think of Caribbean music as mostly dance music. I want to change that, both rhythmically and especially lyrically." What does he call this gumbo? ISLAND SOUL seems to best label this new fusion and has met with a good public response.

His new 2004 album release, ISLAND SOUL was composed over the four year period since his last effort, UNDER THE BUSHEL. The songs are more lyrically complex, and the music is now mostly played live, by his road-tested band. He says, "The interaction between the musicians is so immediate and spontaneous that it has become part and parcel of hearing my songs. I wanted that to occur in the recording. ISLAND SOUL will probably be one of the most significant recordings of Caribbean-based music to be made in the last few years." An audacious statement perhaps, but delivered with a conviction that has worked for him thus far.

The ISLAND SOUL of DAVID PILGRIM spans reggae, calypso and soul music. It is a living journal of his rich musical and personal experiences. It can be playful; it can be profound. It makes linkages and connections that challenge and envelop any listener. And he has a damn good time playing it. Come take a listen.



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Saga, Jade and JC

A creator for sure, a bajan soul too, promises are held and I have no doubt at all that this second album will be sold out quite rapidly. Quick number 3, we are waiting for you.....

Roger Tennent

So fresh there is no expiry date.
Lush and refreshing, just like a tropical breeze scented with enough subtle and exotic spices that you keep coming back for more and discovering something new. Production is earnest and well done. This is one to keep in the rotation for a long time to come.

Damian Lythcott

* O R I G I N A L !! ....n REALLY TIGHT!
*Maan Lissen! David Pilgrim is a PIONEER in MUSIC!!...not JUST Barbadian/West Indian Music....but MUSIC AS A WHOLE!!

Track after track, this album just pulls you in more and more...and more....especially the CRAFTY if not SEAMLESS weaving of our own Bajan 'speak' into the vibes and lyrics.

This is a TRUE inspiration for me as an artist myself...being able to give birth to a style/genre of music that is all your own...and in David's case, that could easily carry the title "David Pilgrim" as it does "Island Soul"!!

This work makes me feel proud...
This work makes me feel challenged...
This work makes me feel Inspired...


AND...it just sound TITE AS RANGATE!! :)

Respect to the musicians,vocalists and "Human PVC PIPES" that made this one of the best albums of the year worldwide!...AND one of the best albums of ALL TIME by a Bajan artist!! -Period

'Tanks Man!'
-Damian Lythcott

..."Hearing the Chimes.." :)

p.s ...Mr. Pilgrim Sir, if you EVER happen to see this, please give me a link at amenoir@msn.com , if you are able.
You've made a fan and maybe even a future honored collaborator out of me...