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Trojan Presents: Dancehall [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B004WDPXOE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,813 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. SinsemillaBlack Uhuru 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Cool Out SonJunior Murvin 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Fort AugustusJunior Delgado 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sitting And WatchingDennis Brown 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rope InCornell Campbell 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Next To YouGregory Isaacs 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Merry Go RoundJunior Delgado 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Smiling Faces SometimesThe Tamlins 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rob And GoneBarrington Levy 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sweet Sugar PlumWailing Souls 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Joe GrineMadoo 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Heart Made Of StoneThe Viceroys 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Why You So CravenIsrael Vibration 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Oh What A FeelingGregory Isaacs 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Look How Me SexyLinval Thompson 3:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Hot You're HotSly Dunbar 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Peace And Love In The GhettoJohnny Clarke 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Old BroomWailing Souls 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. No CompetitionFreddie McGregor 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Blood StainPeter Broggs 3:250.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Roots With QualityThird World 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Good To Be ThereChalice 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. My World Is Falling DownThe Tamlins 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Boxing AroundCornell Campbell 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. RevolutionDennis Brown 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sweetie Come Brush MeJohn Holt 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Johnny DollarRoland Burrell 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lover's RaceSugar Minott 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Halfway Up, Halfway DownDennis Brown 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cool Down The PaceGregory Isaacs 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gun ShotAnthony Johnson 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lend Me Your ChopperJohnny Osbourne 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My WomanBarrington Levy 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. A Trouble You, A Trouble MeIni Kamoze 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Settle Down GirlTristan Palmer 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Devil's PickneySugar Minott 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Those TricksCarlton Livingstone 3:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Lost My SoniaCocoa T 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Rub A Dub SoundSugar Minott 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. World A MusicIni Kamoze 5:530.99  Buy MP3 


Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "World a reggae music on yah..." 24 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
Trojan's latest dancehall reggae collection fully embraces the era's sound in all of it's hypnotic, throbbing glory; and successfully represents certain stylistic traits whilst blatantly ignoring others (not a single rub-a-dub deejay track?!).

The focus here is on the more 'commercial' elements of dancehall - the brightest and breeziest rhythms, soulful vocal melodies and "cheesy" love and relationship themed lyrics - thus strengthening the theory that with dancehall, reggae music completely cast aside all of the hardship, drama and tribulation of the 'roots' period for cheerier and more flippant concerns: namely dancing, girls and material wealth. Of course, such assumptions never tell the full story - spiritual and cultural themes did prevail throughout the era, and producers like Don Mais and Henry 'Junjo' Lawes produced deep and heavy rhythms with not an iota of commercial motivation.

Though first impressions suggest that this set is completely focussed lyrically on trivial 'boy-girl' affairs, there are actually a fair amount of more 'serious' topics covered also - Black Uhuru's "SENSIMELIA", Israel Vibration's "WHY YOU SO CRAVEN", Anthony Johnson's "GUN SHOT" and Triston Palmer's "PEACE AND LOVE IN THE GHETTO" are the most striking cultural commentaries here; though the absence of Rastafarian themes is felt strongly and the overall balance is still in favour of the love songs.

Another bias is revealed in the tracklisting with the glut of Sly & Robbie productions featured.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 1 July 2014
By AA
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you enjoy dancehall you will like this some tunes on here I haven't heard for sometime and are rare to obtain are on this brings back fond memories
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 21 May 2014
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Took me right back to the blues parties of the eighties! Trojan have come up trumps again, some of the tunes on this are classics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 40 tracks of classic reggae 11 Mar 2014
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for 5 you can hardly grumble. some quality reggae in this package of tunes. poppy without being sickly.
As an intro to trojan records I would also reco. the dub series some heavy seaside tunes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album for the casual fan 3 Jun 2013
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This album has some great tracks. Great album for the casual dancehall fan. Just what you need for the summer!
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