[ Soul Jazz Records / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 18 November 2008
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'Dancehall - The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture' released on Soul Jazz Records is an essential guide and who's who to the phenomenal explosion of Dancehall in Jamaica in the 1980s and its subsequently rise throughout the world.
Released to coincide with the launch of Beth Lesser's deluxe 200-page book of the same name (also published by Soul Jazz Records) featuring hundreds of amazing photographs & accompanying text, this new CD double-album features a pantheon of Dancehall stars - Gregory Isaacs; Sugar Minott; Sister Nancy; Tenor Saw; Sly & Robbie; King Jammy; Eek A Mouse; Yellowman; Frankie Paul; and many, many more.
The album comes with extensive text by Steve Barrow, co-author of the acclaimed 'Rough Guide to Reggae' and features Dancehall classics throughout - capturing the vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has been mixing music, fashion & lifestyle with attitude since its inception.
Dancehall is at the centre of Jamaican musical & cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall has gone on to conquer the globe, spreading to the U.S.A.; U.K.; Canada; Japan; Europe, and beyond. Dancehall is also a culture that encompasses music; fashion; drugs; guns; art; community; technology, and more.
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. Cornell Campbell -- Boxing
17. Gregory Isaacs -- Soon Forward
18. Conroy Smith -- Dangerous
19. Jacob Miller & Trinity -- I'm Just a Dread / One Shut
20. Lady Ann -- Informer
21. Brigadier Jerry -- Fred Locks a Dreadlocks
22. Eek-a-Mouse -- Wa do Dem
23. Sister Nancy -- Only Woman DJ With Degree
24. Early B -- Deaf Ears
25. Trinity -- Uptown Girl
26. Toyan -- Spar With Me
27. Horace Ferguson -- Sensi Addict
28. Clint Eastwood -- Jump and Pawn
29. Half Pint -- Greetings
30. Reggie Stepper -- Under Mi Sin Ting
31. Frankie Paul -- Call The Brigade
32. General Echo -- Track Shoes
33. Cornell Campbell -- Mash You Down