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Baba Boom: musically Intensified Fest CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 61011756
UPC: 060768046825
UPC 14: 00060768046825
Release Date: 7/13/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bam Bam - The Maytals ~ Various Artists
2. Our Time Fe Celebrate - Derrick Harriott ~ Various Artists
3. Baba Boom - The Jamaicans ~ Various Artists
4. Unity - Desmond Dekker & The Aces ~ Various Artists
5. Move Up (Festival Time) - Al & The Vibrators ~ Various Artists
6. I'm A Big Man - The Maytals ~ Various Artists
13. Great '68 - Marva Moore & The Gaysters ~ Various Artists
14. Festival '68 - Clancy Eccles ~ Various Artists
15. Sweet And Dandy - The Maytals ~ Various Artists
16. Feel The Festive Spirit - The Jamaicans ~ Various Artists
27. Pound Get A Bow - The Soul Twins ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Boom-Sha-Ka-La-Ka - Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few ~ Various Artists
2. Sing Freedom - The Jamaicans ~ Various Artists
3. You Can Do It Too (Shu Be Do) - Twinkle Brothers ~ Various Artists
4. Hopeful Village - The Tennors ~ Various Artists
5. Feel All Right - The Cables ~ Various Artists
6. Another Festival - The Maytones ~ Various Artists
7. Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson ~ Various Artists
8. Don't Be Prejudice - Max Romeo ~ Various Artists
9. Pomps And Pride - Toots & The Maytals ~ Various Artists
10. Festival Da Da - Junior Byles ~ Various Artists
11. Festival 10 - Derrick Morgan ~ Various Artists
12. Unity Is Love - Billy Dyce/The Untouchables ~ Various Artists
13. Peace (In Jamaica) - Chenley Duffus & The Soul Avengers ~ Various Artists
14. Blue Boot - Eric Donaldson ~ Various Artists
15. Festival Wise - U-Roy ~ Various Artists
16. King Man Is Back, The - The Hoffner Brothers ~ Various Artists
17. Festival Power - Lional "Shorty" James ~ Various Artists
18. Festival Time (Jump In Line) - Murvin Brooks ~ Various Artists
19. What A Festival - Eric Donaldson ~ Various Artists
20. Version Festival - I-Roy ~ Various Artists
21. Love I Festival - Adina Edwards ~ Various Artists
22. Festival Rock - Dillinger ~ Various Artists
23. Play Da Music - Tinga Stewart ~ Various Artists
24. Irie Festival - Turnell McCormack & The Cordells ~ Various Artists
25. Hooray Festival - Roman Stewart ~ Various Artists
26. This Is Another Festival - Jackie Edwards ~ Various Artists
27. Joyful Festival - Johnny Clarke ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Harry Hawke.
Muze PNote Arts competitions have always been a part of Jamaica's history, dating back to the late 1800s, but they took on special meaning after 1962, the year that the island nation became independent. A sudden swell in national pride and Jamaican identity swept the country, an electricity that is captured on Baba Boom!, a collection of festival songs from the contest's inception in 1966 until 1974, the latter date probably chosen more out of necessity due to the running time -- both discs are jam-packed with 27 cuts each! Baba Boom! includes the winners from each year, with a handful of runner-ups as well. There are certified classics here, including the Maytals with the 1962 winner, "Bam Bam," the Jamaicans with the 1967 title cut winner, "Baba Boom," and the 1971 champion, "Cherry Oh Baby," which is probably the ultimate festival song, from Eric Donaldson. Donaldson was a recording veteran with little success going into the competition; the vicious Kingston crowd reportedly chanted "Go home country man!" before he began and erupted into an ecstatic frenzy after hearing his song, making him a folk hero throughout the nation. Of the 54 cuts on Baba Boom!, only eight are actual winners and the other 46 tracks are runner-up songs that are more revealing about the festival and Jamaica than their better-known counterparts. Reggae and rocksteady may have been the order of the day as dominant styles, but there are examples of calypso, mento, and even some nyahbinghi drums during some of the numbers, proving that Jamaicans and their musical tastes are far more complex than some outside the island would think. If there's any problem with these festival songs, it's that the songs were largely written exclusively for the festival and the constant stream of references to the festival, 25 in the titles alone, can be tiring. Still, there's a giddy energy to the proceedings, even in the most pedantic of the entries, that shines through in these recordings and makes for an enjoyable listen. ~ Wade Kergan

Producer: Laurence Cane-Honeysett (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/13/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 80468
Music Label Name Label : Trojan
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00060768046825

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