Reggae Singers' Revenge CD (2012)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Lightyear Records
SKU 60605890
UPC 085365460829
UPC 14 00085365460829
Format CD
Release Date 1/18/2012
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Davey & Mickey; Junior Reid
CatalogID 54608
Lable Name Lightyear
Released 07/29/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00085365460829
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Deadly Headley (horns); Style Scott (drums); Junior Reid (percussion); Janette Denton, Mikey General (background vocals).
Recording information: JR Recording Studio, Kingston 10, Jamaica.
This moving tribute to the late Grammy Reid, who was slain January 1, 1999, is full of anger, pain, regret, and compassion, all voiced over a dub plate known as the Bobo Dread Rhythm. While the lack of rhythmic variance in this kind of collection can often get tedious, it doesn't here, and the sheer emotional intensity that such singers as Big Youth, Luciano, Gregory Isaacs, and Linval Thompson bring to this project more than carries the day, making a memorial suite that verges on the magnificent. "Grammy," the lead track, is sung by Grammy's brother, Junior Reid, and the performance is full of sorrow and rage. A later track over the same rhythm, the hopeful "Live Good" by Sugar Minott, offers the possibility of emotional healing. The accumulation of voices here speaking over the same backing track gives Reggae Singers' Revenge an uncommon singularity in vision, and a remarkable depth and weight. This probably isn't an album for everybody, but anyone hearing it can't help but be moved by its raw emotion and strength of purpose. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Grammy - Junior Reid
2 Mr. Man Deh - Big Youth
3 Why Worry - Luciano
4 Another One - Everton Blender
5 Workie Workie - Yami Bolo
6 Live Good - Sugar Minott
7 One Right One Left - Anthony B.
8 Bobo Dread - Junior Reid
9 Winsome - Gregory Isaacs
10 Run Come - Philip Fraser
11 Blood Shed - Ranking Trevor
12 Natty Dread Locks Time - Linval Thompson
13 Sheryl - Jah Mickey
14 Judgement - Angie Angel
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