Don Letts Presents Dread Meets Greens CD (2008)

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Specifications

Label Greensleeves/ryko
SKU 208384895
UPC 601811131626
UPC 14 00601811131626
Format CD
Release Date 7/29/2008
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Author Various
Technical Info
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
CatalogID GRELCD 316
Lable Name Greensleeves Records
Released 2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 107m : 32s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601811131626
Musical Guests
Mr. Vegas
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Don Letts.
Photographers: Piers MacDonald; Don V; Jeremy Benning; Rocco Redondo.
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
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 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..."
Disc 1
1 War - The Wailing Souls,Pirates Anthem - Cocoa Tea/Home T/Shabba Ranks/Wayne Smith/Home T
2 Wa-Do-Dem - Eek-A-Mouse,Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng - Frankie Paul
3 Mary Long Tongue - Barrington Levy,Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
4 River Jordan - Ranking Joe,Mind Yu Dis - Gregory Isaacs
5 She Loves Me Now - Beres Hammond,Oh Carolina - Shaggy
6 How the West Was Won - Toyan,Twice My Age - Krystal/Shabba Ranks
7 Fally Ranking - Johnny Osbourne,Heads High - Mr. Vegas (Kill 'Em With It Re-Mix, remix)
8 Bone Connection - Nicodemus,Who Am I - Beenie Man
9 Love Tickles Like Magic - Junior Delgado,Rumours - Gregory Isaacs
10 Diseases - Frankie Paul/General Smiley/Michigan & Smiley/Papa Michigan,Under Me Sensi - Hollow Point/Alozade/Beenie Man - (featuring Mr. Vegas)
11 Poor and Humble - Wayne Wade,Ruba Dub Wi Want - Shaggy - (featuring Mr. Vegas)
12 None of Jah Jah Children No Cry - Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus,Elephant Message - Elephant Man
13 Let's Get Started - Tetrack,No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
14 Where Is Jah? - Reggae Regulars,Sufferer - Bounty Killer
15 King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo,Love Is Divine - Sizzla
Disc 2
1 War - The Wailing Souls,Pirates Anthem - Cocoa Tea/Home T/Shabba Ranks/Wayne Smith/Home T
2 Wa-Do-Dem - Eek-A-Mouse,Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng - Frankie Paul
3 Mary Long Tongue - Barrington Levy,Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
4 River Jordan - Ranking Joe,Mind Yu Dis - Gregory Isaacs
5 She Loves Me Now - Beres Hammond,Oh Carolina - Shaggy
6 How the West Was Won - Toyan,Twice My Age - Krystal/Shabba Ranks
7 Fally Ranking - Johnny Osbourne,Heads High - Mr. Vegas (Kill 'Em With It Re-Mix, remix)
8 Bone Connection - Nicodemus,Who Am I - Beenie Man
9 Love Tickles Like Magic - Junior Delgado,Rumours - Gregory Isaacs
10 Diseases - Frankie Paul/General Smiley/Michigan & Smiley/Papa Michigan,Under Me Sensi - Hollow Point/Alozade/Beenie Man - (featuring Mr. Vegas)
11 Poor and Humble - Wayne Wade,Ruba Dub Wi Want - Shaggy - (featuring Mr. Vegas)
12 None of Jah Jah Children No Cry - Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus,Elephant Message - Elephant Man
13 Let's Get Started - Tetrack,No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
14 Where Is Jah? - Reggae Regulars,Sufferer - Bounty Killer
15 King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo,Love Is Divine - Sizzla
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