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on 5 May 2015
This is another of those compilations where the title doesn't really fit the content.
I have a scenario in mind how this was put together:
'Hey Melvin, we have an intern in this week, what are we gonna do with em?'
' I've got a fantastic idea Keith..... We haven't chucked out a reggae compilation for a while. Let the intern put something together and we can go with that. Should keep em busy for a few days '
So the intern shows up, gets this assignment and off they go with little help or real guidance. They call their mates (internet ain't big in 1994 so Google is not going to help) and start writing down a few ideas. Then they get home and ask mum and dad and there is that guy who serves in Wimpy, he knows a bit about music. That's it track list done.
Most have a lose connection to reggae but there is defiantly some ska in there, probably some pop and some tracks just seem an odd choice.
It is not a terrible album and you will probably enjoy listening to a good percentage of the tracks and you will find a few gems. I really don't think it lives up to the title though - well that is just my opinion.
As it is missing, here is the track listing :
1 Shabba Ranks - Mr Loverman
2 Inner Circle - Sweat
3 CJ Lewis - Sweets For My Sweet
4 Bitty McLean - Dedicated To The One I Love
5 Snow - Informer
6 Maxi Priest - Close To You
7 Shaggy - Oh Carolina
8 Us3, Tukka Yoot - Riddim
9 Chaka Demus & Pliers - Love You Like Crazy
10 Aswad - Dancehall Mood
11 Third World - Dancing On The Floor
12 Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World Beautiful People
13 Nicky Thomas - Love Of The Common People
14 Bob & Marcia - Young Gifted And Black
15 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Small Axe
16 Desmond Dekker & The Aces- Israelites
17 Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Barrel
18 Tony Tribe - Red Red Wine.
19 The Upsetters - Return Of Django
20 Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Ska
21 Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket
22 Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
23 The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon
1 Bitty McLean - It Keeps Raining
2 Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
3 Beats International, Lindy - Dub Be Good To Me
4 SL2 - On A Ragga Tip
5 The Specials - Too Much Too Young
6 Madness - One Step Beyond
7 Louchie Lou & Michie One - Shout (It Out)
8 Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty
9 The Selecter - On My Radio
10 The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You
11 Lindy Layton, Janet Kay - Silly Games
12 Sugar Minott - Good Thing Going
13 Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
14 Freddie McGregor - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
15 Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
16 Althea & Donna - Up Town Top Ranking
17 Black Slate - Amigo
18 Peter Tosh- Don't Look Back
19 Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers - Tomorrow People
20 Shinehead - Jamaican In New York
21 Boris Gardiner - I Want To Wake Up With You