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Various - Dancehall - The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Various: Dancehall - The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (CD)



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100% essential jam-packed monster Dancehall double-pack compilation released to coincide with Beth Lesser’s amazing Dancehall book also published by Soul Jazz Records! This is an A-Z of Dancehall’s finest moments. A mammoth two-CD pack featuring killer tracks back-to-back from the finest Dancehall artists ever including Gregory Isaacs, Tenor Saw, Sugar Minott, Sister Nancy, Eek A Mouse, Sly & Robbie, Yellowman, Frankie Paul, Lone Ranger and many more. ‘Dancehall’ is an absolutely essential guide to the music featuring classic tracks and classic artists. If ever you wanted a party album of stone-cold floor-filling party classics - this is it. As well as the stellar line-up and tracklisting, the album comes complete with a selection Beth Lesser’s amazing, unique, never seen before photos throughout the CD and album booklets (all of which also feature in the new book published at the same time) as well as concise newly written sleeve-notes and Soul Jazz Records classic packaging.

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4 stars out of 5 -- "DANCEHALL covers the few artists who transcended the Jamaican scene, such as Yellowman, Cutty Ranks and Clint Eastwood and moved into more mainstream areas of popular music. Record Collector (magazine) (p.103)


Disc 1:

  1. Yellow Man - Bam Bam
  2. Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly
  3. Reggie Stepper - Cu- Oonuh
  4. Chaka Demus and Pliers - Murder She Wrote
  5. Pinchers - Agony
  6. Michigan & Smiley - Diseases
  7. Ini Kamoze - World a Music
  8. Junior Murvin - Cool Out Son
  9. Triston Palma - Entertainment
  10. General Echo - Arleen
  11. Barrington Levy - Here I Come
  12. Cutty Ranks - Chop Chop
  13. Lone Ranger - M16
  14. Super Cat - Trash and Ready
  15. Trinity - Jamaican Dollar
  16. Cornel Campbell - Boxing
  17. Gregory Isaacs - Soon Forward

Disc 2:

  1. Conroy Smith - Dangerous
  2. Jacob Miller & Trinity - I’M Just a Dread / One Shut
  3. Lady Ann - Informer
  4. Brigadier Jerry - Fred Locks a Dreadlocks
  5. Eek-A-Mouse - Wa Do Dem
  6. Sister Nancy - Only Woman DJ with Degree
  7. Early B - Deaf Ears
  8. Trinity - Uptown Girl
  9. Toyan - Spar with Me
  10. Horace Ferguson - Sensi Addict
  11. Clint Eastwood - Jump and Pawn
  12. Half Pint - Greetings
  13. Reggie Stepper - Under MI Sin Ting
  14. Frankie Paul - Call the Brigade
  15. General Echo - Track Shoes
  16. Cornell Campbell - Mash You Down