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Format: CD
Sku: 208384895
UPC: 601811131626
UPC 14: 00601811131626
Release Date: 7/29/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. War - The Wailing Souls ~ Various Artists
2. Wa-Do-Dem - Eek-A-Mouse ~ Various Artists
3. Mary Long Tongue - Barrington Levy ~ Various Artists
4. River Jordan - Ranking Joe ~ Various Artists
5. She Loves Me Now - Beres Hammond ~ Various Artists
6. How the West Was Won - Toyan ~ Various Artists
7. Fally Ranking - Johnny Osbourne ~ Various Artists
8. Bone Connection - Nicodemus ~ Various Artists
9. Love Tickles Like Magic - Junior Delgado ~ Various Artists
10. Diseases - Frankie Paul/General Smiley/Michigan & Smiley/Papa Michigan ~ Various Artists
11. Poor and Humble - Wayne Wade ~ Various Artists
12. None of Jah Jah Children No Cry - Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus ~ Various Artists
13. Let's Get Started - Tetrack ~ Various Artists
14. Where Is Jah? - Reggae Regulars ~ Various Artists
15. King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Pirates Anthem - Cocoa Tea/Home T/Shabba Ranks/Wayne Smith/Home T ~ Various Artists
2. Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng - Frankie Paul ~ Various Artists
3. Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith ~ Various Artists
4. Mind Yu Dis - Gregory Isaacs ~ Various Artists
5. Oh Carolina - Shaggy ~ Various Artists
6. Twice My Age - Krystal/Shabba Ranks ~ Various Artists
7. Heads High - Mr. Vegas (Kill 'Em With It Re-Mix, remix) ~ Various Artists
8. Who Am I - Beenie Man ~ Various Artists
9. Rumours - Gregory Isaacs ~ Various Artists
10. Under Me Sensi - Hollow Point/Alozade/Beenie Man - (featuring Mr. Vegas) ~ Various Artists
11. Ruba Dub Wi Want - Shaggy - (featuring Mr. Vegas) ~ Various Artists
12. Elephant Message - Elephant Man ~ Various Artists
13. No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder ~ Various Artists
14. Sufferer - Bounty Killer ~ Various Artists
15. Love Is Divine - Sizzla ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Don Letts.
Muze PNote Photographers: Piers MacDonald; Don V; Jeremy Benning; Rocco Redondo.
Muze PNote He may be a filmmaker -- music videos along with documentaries on reggae music plus the Clash -- and a musician -- a member of the original Big Audio Dynamite plus collaborations with Keith Levene and Jah Wobble -- but dreadlocked Englishman Don Letts is also a wonderful advocate and selector of Jamaican music. All killer and no filler, this two-CD compilation for the Greensleeves label is more proof. Expanding upon his 2002 comp Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown while performing the same function as his 2003 Trojan set The Mighty Trojan Sound, Dread Meets Greensleeves dives into the Greensleeves label's vault and resurfaces with important numbers, big hits, and lost classics. Massive tracks like Eek-A-Mouse's "We-Do-Dem" and Wayne Smith's "Under Me Sleng Ten" sit next to lesser known gems like the wet and dubby "Love Tickles Like Magic" from Junior Delgado or the soulful "Let's Get Started" from forgotten Junior Murvin-soundalike Te Track. What separates this release from the aforementioned comps is how late in the game Letts goes with Shaggy's "Oh Carolina," Beenie Man's "Who Am I," and Wayne Wonder's "No Letting Go" representing recent hits. It's not mixed together and sadly there are no voice-overs from the effervescent Letts, but he did write the fascinating liner notes which tell the story of how reggae became big in the U.K. starting with the punks, plus how Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten helped raise awareness of Dr. Alimantado's classic album Best Dressed Chicken in Town. ~ David Jeffries

Producer: Heenry 'Junjo' Lawes; Donald "Danny Champagne" Grant; Danny Browne; Bobby "Digital" Dixon; Jeremy Harding; Linval Thompson; Robert Livingston; Sting International; Augustus Clarke; Augustus Pablo; Tommy Cowan; Steven "Lenky" Marsden

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mr. Vegas

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : GRELCD 316
Music Label Name Label : Greensleeves Records
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 : 00601811131626

Professional Reviews

Record Collector (magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "The all-star cast includes Shaggy, Johnny Osbourne, Gregory Isaacs and a contender for the best-dub-record-ever award, Augustus Pablo's towering KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS..."

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