80's Reggae Dancehall Classics CD (2000)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Shanachie
SKU 60388612
UPC 016351454621
UPC 14 00016351454621
Format CD
Release Date 3/14/2000
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 45046
Lable Name Shanachie Records
Released 03/14/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00016351454621
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Sherman Escoffery, Randall Grass.
Composer: Randall Grass.
Audio Mixer: DJ Yonnie.
Reggae fans nostalgic for the early days of dancehall will get a kick out of this compilation, which features 24 hits from the early to late 1980s, the period during which dancehall was emerging as a distinct reggae subgenre but well before the ascendancy of the computerized rhythms and ragga. Most of these songs are strictly old school: "Zungu Zeng" by Yellowman, "Kushung Peng" and "Cassandra" by Frankie Paul, "Wa Do Dem" by Eek-A-Mouse, and so on. The most recent hitmaker represented is Shabba Ranks, whose "Caan Dun" closes the program. The tracks are strung together end-to-end in "megamix" style, which is fine, but too often it seems like that format was used as an excuse to trim the songs excessively -- the average track length is just over two minutes, and in some cases the editing is blatant and distracting. That doesn't stop 24 Karat Gold from being very enjoyable, but it's an annoyance. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Wreck A Pum Pum - Yellow Man
2 Zungu Zeng - Yellow Man
3 Leggo Mi Hand - Josey Wales
4 Diseases - Michigan & Smiley
5 Cry Fi De Youth - Supercat
6 Leave People Business Alone - Admiral Tibet
7 Kushung Peng - Frankie Paul
8 Minibus - General Trees
9 Agony - Red Dragon
10 Leave The Glamity - Sister Charmaine
11 Slow Down - Dennis Brown
12 Big Ship - Freddie McGreggor
13 Police In Helicopter - John Holt
14 A Wha Do Dem - Eek-A-Mouse
15 Arleen - General Echo
16 Bad Boy - Courtney Melody
17 Sorry - Foxy Brown
18 Drum Pan Sound - Reggie Stepper
19 Cassandra - Frankie Paul
20 Murder Dem - Ninja Man
21 Stammina Daddy - Buju Banton
22 No One In The World - Chevelle Franklyn
23 When - Tiger
24 Caan Dun (X-Rated) - Shabba Ranks

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