Groundation / Upon The Bridge
Album: Upon The Bridge   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Groundation   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Young Tree Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-15 Pull Date: 2006-12-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 17 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2019: Happy Hour
What Could Have Been
4. Jan 17, 2013: Happy Hour
Me Na In De
2. May 25, 2015: Happy Hour
What Could Have Been
5. Mar 17, 2012: New World Disorder
Fight All You Can
3. Nov 24, 2014: Happy Hour
Me Na In De
6. Jul 23, 2011: New World Disorder
Sleeping Bag-O-Wire

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-09
Groundation – Upon the Bridge (Young Tree)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/9/06
Very interesting and well-done roots rock reggae from northern California. Very unique vocals and somewhat crazed delivery mix with very jazzy horns and excellent production to make a terrific sound. Frankly, the lyrics sound somewhere between very religious Rastafarianism and insanity, but maybe they’re just inspired…
No FCCs that I could make out. All tracks are very good, but 8 and 10 are exquisite.
1. 5:41 **downtempo and downbeat but gaining in energy, a bit dubby and bloopy, nice horns. Interesting vocals. Ends oddly.
2. 4:15 **downtempo but forceful bubble. Fades to organ chords and vocals in middle, comes back full force.
3. 4:19 **very downbeat and dubby skank with wah-wah and jazzy trumpet.
4. 4:59 **very uptempo and energetic bubble, great bass sound. Looned out horn and vocals.
5. 6:36 *very slow with melodica, almost sounds like French café lament.
6. 4:58 *uptempo and upful bouncy bubble, “Exodus” vibe. Works itself into a jazzy improv.
7. 4:56 *groovy, lazy bubble. Odd horns.
8. 4:01 ***somewhat uptempo with really great bloopy noises.
9. 5:10 *fade in with drums, somewhat downtempo forceful bubble. Long fade.
10. 5:53 ***downtempo and downbeat, with a bit of pretty guest vocals by Ijahman Levi.
11. 6:54 *somewhat downtempo bubble, impassioned. Goes completely over the top about 2 minutes from end, and comes out of it with some nice, simple piano.

Track Listing
1. What Could Have Been   6. Upon The Bridge
2. Down   7. Used To Laugh
3. Me Na In De   8. Fight All You Can
4. Ratant Crow   9. Mighty Souls
5. Nonbeliever   10. Sleeping Bag-O-Wire
  11. The Seesaw