JLT Records / Playing for an Audience of One / You're the King - Reggae Version (Jael)

Great version

Always love you guys nice sax and groove voice strong and words good I’m always impressed by your recordings nice build up drums cool have reviewed in a while and always surprised by how many tunes you guys come up with and styles too.kinda drags eventually and needs to build up more.this is not one of your best but you guys are always good.like the guitar lead too keep it up.writing 300 characters here so


Love the beginning and how it gets fat .. great message praising Jesus and lead notes are awesome .... great bar work fits in nice love how it builds. Keep playing and writing for the Lord...God bless you

Ragged reggae praise

JLT Records' recording of "You're the King" by Jael is something you don't hear every day. It's an attempt at reggae praise and worship. That's a creative effort in and of itself, and I want to encourage the band to keep thinking outside the box. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite come together. The biggest problem is that the rhythm section is slightly out of synch with each other. It's hard to put my finger on what is going wrong, but the drums and bass are slightly off the beat from each other. The drummer overuses the cymbal (my opinion only) and when you throw in the rhythm guitar, there are a lot of moving parts. It's hard to keep all that tight through a long (4:33) song. The lead singer reminds me of Mark Knopfler, and he is trying to do a Jamaican accent. It doesn't quite work, plus he is too tense and growling for reggae, and a little pitchy. There are backing vocal parts in the song, that seem to be the same voice. The similarity in the voices cuts into the effectiveness of using the backing vocals as a counterpoint, sacrificing what could be a refreshing change for the ear. There is a nice tenor sax in the intro, but then you never hear him again, even though there is an extensive break. The songwriting is good, and conveys the feeling of all creation groaning in anticipation of the king's return. The words, the melody, and the chord progression flow well from section to section. The message holds my attention from start to finish. There is significant talent and creativity here, and I'm interested in hearing where the band goes next.

Another JLT band

JLT just Keep coming up with different bands and genres. Your the King Reggae Version is a great example of a different kind of reggae than the usual style, not quite so fast with a different backbeat. Xx Jona Bee Hookie Xx


thank you so much for allowing me to review your song I really like this very unique I love the reggae jazz type style to it will put together. Continue to make great music keep on sharing your gifts and talents with the world keep on sending me music to review you have an awesome gear never be afraid to go to the next level. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a blessed New year. Once again thank you so much for sharing your gifts and talents with me please keep me posted may God continue to bless you and all that you go to do in create God bless.
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