King At The Controls(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2006)

Artist: King Jammy

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Label Fontana
SKU 202784534
UPC 054645173322
UPC 14 00054645173322
Format CD
Release Date 7/18/2006
Author King Jammy
Associated Artist/Work Alborosie
Associated Artist/Work Dry & Heavy
Technical Info
Engineer Lloyd James; Soljie
Producer Lloyd James; Lloyd James
CatalogID VPCD 1733
Lable Name VP Records
Released 07/17/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 67m : 31s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00054645173322
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Robby Kenner.
Author: Lloyd James.
Editors: Joel Chin; Johnny Wonder.
Photographer: Olivier Chastan.
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.
DVD Features:
Bonus DVD includes archival footage and interviews.
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..."
Disc 1
1 Monkey Man Skank
2 Of I Were a Carpenter
3 Agony
4 Punnany
5 Peenie Peenie
6 I Love King Selassie
7 Father Jungle Rock
8 Water Pumping
9 Boom-Shack-A-Lack
10 Deh Wid You
11 Children of the Ghetto
12 Exit, The
13 Run Down the World
14 Under Mi Sleng Teng
15 She's My Baby
16 Rock Them One by One
17 Let off Supum
18 One Scotch
19 Serious Time
20 I Know the Score
Product Attributes
Artist King Jammy
Label Vp Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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