Buyaka-Ultimate Dancehall Coll CD (1994)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60147805
UPC 075679237224
UPC 14 00075679237224
Format CD
Release Date 3/29/1994
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Engineer Rich July; Karl Toppin
Producer Dylan Powe; Chuckie Million; John John; King Jammy; Lloyd James; Sinbad; Winston Riley; MadHouse Music
CatalogID 92372
Lable Name Buyaka
Released 03/07/1994
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075679237224
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Remixers: Computer Paul; Stretch Armstrong .
Calling this compilation the ULTIMATE DANCEHALL COLLECTION is misleading on a number of counts. Firstly, dancehall music has been popular in Jamaica since the early '80s, but only became known in the United States in the early '90s. The music popular in U.S. urban nightclubs that is called "dancehall" is not exactly what is referred to as dancehall in Jamaica (some of these songs would be better classified as ragga tunes). Secondly, this compilation contains songs that are simply not dancehall tracks as the term would generally connote. Beres Hammond's "Putting Up a Resistance" and Garnett Silk's "Hello Mama Africa," with their slower tempos and protest-style lyrics, have little in common with Panhead's paean to spandex-clad ladies, "Punny Printer." Otherwise, this compilation is an enjoyable potluck of known and obscure modern reggae songs as it contains some of reggae's biggest hits of the '90s, like Dawn Penn's "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" and Sister Nancy's "Bam Bam."
Professional Reviews
Option (10/94, p.96) - "...There are a couple of pleasant surprises on BUYAKA. For one, the disc avoids including...hits found on most dancehall compilations. There's also a welcome historical perspective present in the track choices..."
Disc 1
1 Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
2 Putting Up A Resistance - Beres Hammond
3 Welcome The Outlaw - Terry Ganzie
4 Punny Printer - Panhead
5 Bwoy A Bwoy - Don-T/Fargo Vice
6 Can't Live So - Baby Wayne
7 Open Up - Cutty Ranks
8 Action - Terror Fabulous/Nadine Sutherland
9 Move Like You Should - Little Meekie/Daddy Meekie
10 Stick To The Man - Lady Shabba
11 What A Go Down? - Lloyd Fagen
12 Bad Boys Reply - Inner Circle/Don-T
13 Hello Mama Africa - Garnett Silk
14 Big Beat Bam - Sister Nancy
15 You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn (Original mix)
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