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Format: CD
Sku: 60185957
UPC: 011661768123
UPC 14: 00011661768123
Release Date: 11/9/1994
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro: Sound Of Young Jamaica Radio Show - MC Winston "The Whip" Williams ~ Various Artists
2. Pretty Looks Isn't All - The Heptones ~ Various Artists
3. Nice Up The Dance - General Smiley/Papa Michigan ~ Various Artists
4. Melody Life - Marcia Griffiths ~ Various Artists
5. Throw Me Corn - Brentford All Stars ~ Various Artists
6. I'll Never Let You Go - Slim Smith ~ Various Artists
7. Run Run - Delroy Wilson ~ Various Artists
8. Love Me Forever - Carlton & The Shoes ~ Various Artists
9. Forever Version - Dennis Alcapone ~ Various Artists
10. Wire Higher - Jackie Mittoo ~ Various Artists
11. What Kind Of World - The Cables ~ Various Artists
12. Nanny Goat - Larry Marshall ~ Various Artists
13. Fire Down Below - Burning Spear ~ Various Artists
14. Have Mercy Mr. Percy - The Termites ~ Various Artists
15. Picture On The Wall - Freddie McKay ~ Various Artists
16. Skylarking - Horace Andy ~ Various Artists
17. Vanity - Sugar Minott ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Alton & Hortense Ellis ~ Various Artists
2. Psychedelic Rock (Rockfort Rock) - Sound Dimension ~ Various Artists
3. Moving Away - Ken Boothe ~ Various Artists
4. Don't Blame The Baldhead - Lee Perry ~ Various Artists
5. Bobby Bobylon - Freddie McGregor ~ Various Artists
6. Yaho - The Viceroys ~ Various Artists
7. Sing Jah Style - Johnny Osbourne ~ Various Artists
8. Armagideon Time - Willie Williams ~ Various Artists
9. Natty Dread On The Go - Lone Ranger ~ Various Artists
10. Strange Things - John Holt ~ Various Artists
11. Timothy - Roland Alphonso/The Skatalites ~ Various Artists
12. Simmer Down - The Wailers ~ Various Artists
13. Artibella - Ken Boothe/Stranger Cole ~ Various Artists
14. I Should Have Known Better - The Skatalites ~ Various Artists
15. Chicken Scratch - Lee Perry ~ Various Artists
16. Roll On Sweet Don - Don Drummond/Roland Alphonso ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recorded at Studio One, Kingston, Jamaica. Includes liner notes by Chris Wilson.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chris Wilson.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio One Recording Studio, Brentford Road Kingston, J; Studio One, Kingston, Jamaica.
Muze PNote Editor: Chris Wilson.
Muze PNote Photographer: David Corio.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: C.S. Dodd; Clement "Coxsone" Dodd

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/25/1994
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 617681
Music Label Name Label : Heartbeat
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00011661768123

Professional Reviews

Q (3/95, p.124)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "'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..."

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