Marcia Friends CD (2012)

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Specifications

Label VP Records/fontana
SKU 241887445
UPC 054645183420
UPC 14 00054645183420
Format CD
Release Date 10/30/2012
Links
Author Marcia Griffiths
Compilation Appearance If Jah
Compilation Appearance Reggae Lasting Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Reggae Party Live (Live)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate 90's
Compilation Appearance Can't Stop A Man
Compilation Appearance Limb By Limb
Compilation Appearance Patriots
Compilation Appearance Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Compilation Appearance Total Reggae:chart Hits In Reggae
Compilation Appearance Total Reggae:roots
Compilation Appearance Songs For Reggae Lovers Vol 5
Compilation Appearance Summer Vibes
Associated Artist/Work Cutty Ranks
Associated Artist/Work Kwabena Nip
Technical Info
Producer Donovan Germain
CatalogID VPPHCD 1834
Lable Name VP
Released 10/29/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 147m : 13s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00054645183420
Musical Guests
Busy Signal
Buju Banton
Gentleman
Esco Levi
Sanchez
Peetah Morgan
Bunny Rugs
Duane Stephenson
John Holt
Beres Hammond
Freddie McGregor
Queen Ifrica
Gregory Isaacs
Da'Ville
Zum Jay
Tony Rebel
Tanya Stephens
Assassin
Mikey Spice
Anthony B
Album Notes and Credits
In a decades-long career, Marcia Griffiths has become one of the best-known female reggae artists of all time, scoring hit after hit in a wide range of styles. Griffiths has covered dancehall, doo wop, rocksteady, and a variety of other subgenres of reggae over the years, and part of her versatile nature has always been how open she's been to collaboration and working with guests. Marcia Griffiths and Friends is an almost overwhelming testament to that fact, with 38 duets culled from her enormous discography and featuring a who's who of Jamaican music. Highlights are plentiful, and the songs are all over the spectrum. Griffiths' work with iconic reggae hall-of-famers is some of the most exciting material here, including duets with John Holt, Beres Hammond, and the gorgeous digital rocksteady groove of "Number One" featuring Gregory Isaacs. Dancehall stars like Cutty Ranks, Annette Brissett, Assassin, and Beenie Man make appearances on some of the more fired-up tracks. Buju Banton shows up on no less than five tracks, adding his gruff dancehall character in contrast to Griffiths' smooth and reflective vocals. Busy Signal guests on the inspired "Automatic," a slice of slinky soul-reggae that shows the artists complementing one another's disparate styles with seamless fluidity. Clocking in at well over two hours, this collection is a lot to digest in one sitting, and it's not without a few duds here and there. Half-hearted stabs at '80s soundtrack pop singles like "Knew You Were Waiting for Me" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" sound especially hollow and plastic compared to her burning versions of soul tracks like "Oh No Not My Baby" and the more party-starting dancehall tracks. Her duet with Bob Andy on Stevie Wonder's "Ebony & Ivory" sounds especially dated and saccharine as well. Marcia Griffiths and Friends is also absent of any of her late-'60s and early-'70s material, focusing on the higher-fidelity production and more R&B-tinged later recordings. Fans of contemporary reggae will find much to love in this weighty collection, but those enamored with Griffiths' stormier early work might miss the moody production and more organic rhythm tracks. Despite that, the collection is brimming over with more than enough strong selections to make it worthwhile to even the casual reggae fan. ~ Fred Thomas
Disc 1
1 Automatic (Keeping It Real) - (featuring Busy Signal),Stand By Your Man - (featuring Assassin)
2 I See Love,If Only You Knew - (featuring Mikey Spice)
3 Desperate Lover - (featuring Gentleman),All Of My Life - (featuring Da'Ville)
4 Love Is a Treasure [Remix] - (remix),Undying Love - (featuring Anthony B)
5 Childish Games - (featuring Buju Banton),True, A - (featuring Richie Stephens)
6 Dearest,Woman - (featuring Lady G)
7 Just You And Me - (featuring Peetah Morgan),Check It Out - (featuring Cutty Ranks/Tony Rebel/Buju Banton)
8 Sense of Purpose,Half Idiot - (featuring Cutty Ranks)
9 Knew You Were Waiting For Me - (featuring Duane Stephenson),Things Not So Right - (featuring Tony Rebel)
10 When the Lights Are Low,Live On - (featuring Beres Hammond)
11 It's Not Too Late - (featuring Beres Hammond),Closer - (featuring Buju Banton)
12 If You Give Me Your Heart - (featuring Freddie McGregor),Really Together - (featuring Bunny Rugs)
13 Round and Round,Give Me Your Loving - (featuring Cutty Ranks)
14 Number One - (featuring Gregory Isaacs),It's Not Funny - (featuring Bunny Rugs)
15 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - (featuring Da'Ville),Special Gift - (featuring Lieutenant Stitchie)
16 Riddim Affi Roll,Ebony & Ivory
17 Oh No Not My Baby - (featuring Zumjay),Stepping Out Of Babylon - (featuring Cobra/Tony Rebel/Beenie Man/Buju Banton)
18 Loving Jah - (featuring Tony Rebel),What About That
19 Want Love - (featuring Tanya Stephens),Ready To Go - (featuring Tony Rebel)
Disc 2
1 Automatic (Keeping It Real) - (featuring Busy Signal),Stand By Your Man - (featuring Assassin)
2 I See Love,If Only You Knew - (featuring Mikey Spice)
3 Desperate Lover - (featuring Gentleman),All Of My Life - (featuring Da'Ville)
4 Love Is a Treasure [Remix] - (remix),Undying Love - (featuring Anthony B)
5 Childish Games - (featuring Buju Banton),True, A - (featuring Richie Stephens)
6 Dearest,Woman - (featuring Lady G)
7 Just You And Me - (featuring Peetah Morgan),Check It Out - (featuring Cutty Ranks/Tony Rebel/Buju Banton)
8 Sense of Purpose,Half Idiot - (featuring Cutty Ranks)
9 Knew You Were Waiting For Me - (featuring Duane Stephenson),Things Not So Right - (featuring Tony Rebel)
10 When the Lights Are Low,Live On - (featuring Beres Hammond)
11 It's Not Too Late - (featuring Beres Hammond),Closer - (featuring Buju Banton)
12 If You Give Me Your Heart - (featuring Freddie McGregor),Really Together - (featuring Bunny Rugs)
13 Round and Round,Give Me Your Loving - (featuring Cutty Ranks)
14 Number One - (featuring Gregory Isaacs),It's Not Funny - (featuring Bunny Rugs)
15 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - (featuring Da'Ville),Special Gift - (featuring Lieutenant Stitchie)
16 Riddim Affi Roll,Ebony & Ivory
17 Oh No Not My Baby - (featuring Zumjay),Stepping Out Of Babylon - (featuring Cobra/Tony Rebel/Beenie Man/Buju Banton)
18 Loving Jah - (featuring Tony Rebel),What About That
19 Want Love - (featuring Tanya Stephens),Ready To Go - (featuring Tony Rebel)
Product Attributes
Artist Griffiths,Marcia
Label Vp Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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