Respect To Studio One CD (1994)

Artist: Various Artists

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Specifications

Label Uni/heart Beat
SKU 60185957
UPC 011661768123
UPC 14 00011661768123
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/1994
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer C.S. Dodd; Clement "Coxsone" Dodd
CatalogID 617681
Lable Name Heartbeat
Released 08/25/1994
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 107m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00011661768123
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded at Studio One, Kingston, Jamaica. Includes liner notes by Chris Wilson.
Liner Note Author: Chris Wilson.
Recording information: Studio One Recording Studio, Brentford Road Kingston, J; Studio One, Kingston, Jamaica.
Editor: Chris Wilson.
Photographer: David Corio.
Studio One was to Jamaican music a combination of Motown and Stax-Volt, creating hit after hit, stretching the nascent sound of the island further. Studio One helped spearhead the Ska revolution in the 60's, later moved forward into reggae, eventually laying the groundwork for Dancehall. This means much of today's reggae, from Terror Fabulous to Dawn Penn, is an extension of what began over 35 years ago. Founder Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was reggae's Phil Spector, its Berry Gordy and its Dick Clark all wrapped into one; he provided the studio, musicians to record with, chose the material, co-wrote it, and then brought it to the public at his sound system dances. He was in control of every aspect of making a hit record from beginning to end.
RESPECT TO STUDIO ONE is a good introduction to the Studio One legend, but is only the tip of the iceberg. The set strikes a balance between the different styles found in Jamaican music, touching on moments like the apocalyptic vision of Willie Williams' "Armagideon Time," the vocal stylings of groups like The Heptones, as well as DJs like Michigan & Smiley. The record ends with a string of ska, including a Skatalites rendition of "I Should Have Known Better." This is, quite simply, one of the keys to understanding the development of Jamaican music from 1955-1995.
Professional Reviews
Q (3/95, p.124) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...it's a very fine collection....[Studio One] remains one of the most important labels in the history of popular music."
Vibe (11/94, p.137) - "...a generous selection of ska and early reggae, representing much of the studio's most significant work...crucial to any reggae collection..."
Disc 1
1 Intro: Sound Of Young Jamaica Radio Show - MC Winston "The Whip" Williams,Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Alton & Hortense Ellis
2 Pretty Looks Isn't All - The Heptones,Psychedelic Rock (Rockfort Rock) - Sound Dimension
3 Nice Up The Dance - General Smiley/Papa Michigan,Moving Away - Ken Boothe
4 Melody Life - Marcia Griffiths,Don't Blame The Baldhead - Lee Perry
5 Throw Me Corn - Brentford All Stars,Bobby Bobylon - Freddie McGregor
6 I'll Never Let You Go - Slim Smith,Yaho - The Viceroys
7 Run Run - Delroy Wilson,Sing Jah Style - Johnny Osbourne
8 Love Me Forever - Carlton & The Shoes,Armagideon Time - Willie Williams
9 Forever Version - Dennis Alcapone,Natty Dread On The Go - Lone Ranger
10 Wire Higher - Jackie Mittoo,Strange Things - John Holt
11 What Kind Of World - The Cables,Timothy - Roland Alphonso/The Skatalites
12 Nanny Goat - Larry Marshall,Simmer Down - The Wailers
13 Fire Down Below - Burning Spear,Artibella - Ken Boothe/Stranger Cole
14 Have Mercy Mr. Percy - The Termites,I Should Have Known Better - The Skatalites
15 Picture On The Wall - Freddie McKay,Chicken Scratch - Lee Perry
16 Skylarking - Horace Andy,Roll On Sweet Don - Don Drummond/Roland Alphonso
17 Vanity - Sugar Minott
Disc 2
1 Intro: Sound Of Young Jamaica Radio Show - MC Winston "The Whip" Williams,Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Alton & Hortense Ellis
2 Pretty Looks Isn't All - The Heptones,Psychedelic Rock (Rockfort Rock) - Sound Dimension
3 Nice Up The Dance - General Smiley/Papa Michigan,Moving Away - Ken Boothe
4 Melody Life - Marcia Griffiths,Don't Blame The Baldhead - Lee Perry
5 Throw Me Corn - Brentford All Stars,Bobby Bobylon - Freddie McGregor
6 I'll Never Let You Go - Slim Smith,Yaho - The Viceroys
7 Run Run - Delroy Wilson,Sing Jah Style - Johnny Osbourne
8 Love Me Forever - Carlton & The Shoes,Armagideon Time - Willie Williams
9 Forever Version - Dennis Alcapone,Natty Dread On The Go - Lone Ranger
10 Wire Higher - Jackie Mittoo,Strange Things - John Holt
11 What Kind Of World - The Cables,Timothy - Roland Alphonso/The Skatalites
12 Nanny Goat - Larry Marshall,Simmer Down - The Wailers
13 Fire Down Below - Burning Spear,Artibella - Ken Boothe/Stranger Cole
14 Have Mercy Mr. Percy - The Termites,I Should Have Known Better - The Skatalites
15 Picture On The Wall - Freddie McKay,Chicken Scratch - Lee Perry
16 Skylarking - Horace Andy,Roll On Sweet Don - Don Drummond/Roland Alphonso
17 Vanity - Sugar Minott
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