Exploitation Dub - Bim Sherman - Matrix Dub
Label: Century Records - Century 1300 CD • Series: Crucial Cuts Century - Vol. 4 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Dub
Rooted in reggaehis music developed in later years in many directions, combining influences from all around the world, notably India. Sherman was also hailed as "reggae's sweetest voice". Bim Sherman was gifted with a haunting, ethereal voice that reached into the very heart of his listeners.
In the mid s he recorded a small body of classic roots tunes as Exploitation Dub - Bim Sherman - Matrix Dub young struggling singer in Jamaica. He later moved to London where, as part of the post-punk reggae infatuation, he made a name for himself recording with Adrian Sherwood 's On-U Sound label. Sherman also recorded a handful of solo reggae LPs. 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.
This opened Sherman up to an entire new audience and he seemed at last to be emerging from the reggae underworld. Then, out of the blue, Bim Sherman was diagnosed with cancer and died within weeks of his diagnosis. He received Exploitation Dub - Bim Sherman - Matrix Dub obituary in The Timesa rare accolade for an underground reggae singer.
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