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Format: CD
Sku: 202784534
UPC: 054645173322
UPC 14: 00054645173322
Release Date: 7/18/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Monkey Man Skank ~ King Jammy
2. Of I Were a Carpenter ~ King Jammy
3. Agony ~ King Jammy
4. Punnany ~ King Jammy
5. Peenie Peenie ~ King Jammy
6. I Love King Selassie ~ King Jammy
7. Father Jungle Rock ~ King Jammy
8. Water Pumping ~ King Jammy
9. Boom-Shack-A-Lack ~ King Jammy
10. Deh Wid You ~ King Jammy
11. Children of the Ghetto ~ King Jammy
12. Exit, The ~ King Jammy
13. Run Down the World ~ King Jammy
14. Under Mi Sleng Teng ~ King Jammy
15. She's My Baby ~ King Jammy
16. Rock Them One by One ~ King Jammy
17. Let off Supum ~ King Jammy
18. One Scotch ~ King Jammy
19. Serious Time ~ King Jammy
20. I Know the Score ~ King Jammy

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Robby Kenner.
Muze PNote Author: Lloyd James.
Muze PNote Editors: Joel Chin; Johnny Wonder.
Muze PNote Photographer: Olivier Chastan.
Muze PNote Celebrating the heyday of reggae producer King Jammy, this compilation collects the sound system supremo's pioneering "Under Mi Sleng Teng" rhythm as well as many of his other fruitful collaborations, notably with the veteran singers John Holt, Johnny Osbourne, Leroy Smart, and Dennis Brown. Jammy's wholesale adaptation of electronic sounds to reggae rhythms heralded the onset of the now-ubiquitous dancehall rhythm, as well as giving reggae a much needed musical shot in the arm--as can be heard on Osbourne's joyful "Water Pumping," and Admiral Bailey and Chaka Demus's reworking of the venerable "One Scotch" toast. Jammy's version of "If I Were a Carpenter" highlights and focuses Holt's inimitable voice, while Half Pint's bubbly "Mr. Landlord" is a typical combination of social commentary and irresistible dance rhythms.
Muze PNote DVD Features:
Muze PNote Bonus DVD includes archival footage and interviews.

Producer: Lloyd James; Lloyd James

Engineer: Lloyd James; Soljie

Associated Artists and Works

Dub of Thrones [Digipak] ~ Alborosie
Dry & Heavy
Jammy$ From The Roots: 1977-1985 ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/17/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : VPCD 1733
Music Label Name Label : VP
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 : 00054645173322

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.71)
- "Crammed with sweet melodies, thick bass lines, and intricate beats, these 20 Jammy-produced tracks...will turn technophobes on to the crisp sound of reggae's digital era." -- Grade: A-

Uncut (p.102)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "KING AT THE CONTROLS chronicles how the gradual integration of technology changed the face of Jamaican music..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   King Jammy
Product attributeLabel:   Vp Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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