Reggae Pulse 2: hit Songs Jamaican Sty CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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Specifications

Label Sanctuary Records Group
SKU 60603208
UPC 060768040823
UPC 14 00060768040823
Format CD
Release Date 6/17/2003
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Derrick Harriott; Sidney "Luddy" Crooks; Dynamic Sounds; Desmond Bryan; Geoffrey Chung; Harry Johnson; George Agard; Jackie Robinson; Lee "Scratch" Perry; Leslie Kong; Lloyd Charmers; Alvin Ranglin; Ossie Davis; The Heptones; Tommy Cowan; Tony Robinson; W
CatalogID 80408
Lable Name Trojan
Released 06/17/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00060768040823
Album Notes and Credits
In 1960's and 1970's Jamaica, it was common practice for local musicians to record reggae versions of the hit soul, R&B, and disco songs that they could hear on clear nights from the Miami radio stations. The 24 songs in this collection are prime examples of that practice, and 30-somethings who grew up hearing the original versions of these songs on the radio will be sure to get a kick out of the reggae versions offered here. As one might expect, the quality of the interpretations varies quite a bit: Susan Cadogan's rendition of "Fever" is not quite as good as Junior Byles', but it packs quite a sensual wallop, and Bruce Ruffin's version of the Simon & Garfunkel hit "Cecilia" is also very worth hearing. The criminally overlooked harmony group Zap Pow deliver a fine version of the Gamble & Huff classic "If You Don't Know Me By Now". At the other end of the spectrum are Inner Circle's completely unnecessary reggae arrangement of "Rock the Boat," and Dennis Brown's undoing of "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay." But even the mildly embarrassing moments provide lots of good, kitschy fun. Recommended. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Rock The Boat - Inner Circle
2 I Second That Emotion - The Chosen Few
3 Cecilia - Bruce Ruffin
4 Ain't No Sunshine - Ken Boothe
5 Band Of Gold - Marcia Griffiths
6 Dock Of The Bay, (Sittin' On) The - Dennis Brown
7 Way You Do The Things You Do, The - Eric Donaldson
8 Tears On My Pillow - Johny Clarke
9 My World Is Empty Without You - The Heptones
10 Here Comes The Sun - Sharon Forrester
11 Rock Your Baby - The Cimarrons
12 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Zap Pow
13 In The Ghetto - Susan Cadogan
14 Everybody Plays The Fool - The Chosen Few
15 You Make Me Feel Brand New - Boris Gardiner
16 Another Day In Paradise - Dennis Brown
17 I'll Be There - Barry Biggs
18 When Will I See You Again - Marcia Griffiths
19 If Loving You Is Wrong - The Maytones
20 To Love Somebody - Busty Brown
21 Lovin' You - Janet Kay
22 Just My Imagination - Jimmy London
23 Fever - Susan Cadogan
24 Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Pioneers
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