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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Times 3, listen and leave your troubles behind...
Another terrific album from the Good Times sound system. Encapsulating all the musical flavours which lead 10 to 15 thousand people to West Row at Notting Hill Carnival every year, a great addition to the Good Times collection.
Featuring classics from artists such as The Jackson 5, Jamiroquai and Angie Stone, sit back and relax to this album and let your mind drift...
Published on 25 Aug. 2003 by doolally1

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1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong CD?
This is a 2 x CD set. Well, in my copy CD No.2 has a completely different set of trax recorded on it!! Not the ones listed, but what sound like 90's trance (and very boring too!).
Anyone else got a similar duff copy??
Published on 24 Aug. 2009 by Alex GM. Bell


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Times 3, listen and leave your troubles behind..., 25 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Good Times Vol.3: With Joey and Norman Jay (Audio CD)
Another terrific album from the Good Times sound system. Encapsulating all the musical flavours which lead 10 to 15 thousand people to West Row at Notting Hill Carnival every year, a great addition to the Good Times collection.
Featuring classics from artists such as The Jackson 5, Jamiroquai and Angie Stone, sit back and relax to this album and let your mind drift back to those 'good times' moments at carnival from years gone by.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong CD?, 24 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Good Times Vol.3: With Joey and Norman Jay (Audio CD)
This is a 2 x CD set. Well, in my copy CD No.2 has a completely different set of trax recorded on it!! Not the ones listed, but what sound like 90's trance (and very boring too!).
Anyone else got a similar duff copy??
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Times Vol 3- Good Time?, 19 Dec. 2003
This review is from: Good Times Vol.3: With Joey and Norman Jay (Audio CD)
What can you say about Good Times Vol 3? I've always been a massive fan of Sir Norm and Joey but this release blew me away. A superb collection of reggae, soul with a bit of hip hop thrown in for good measure. The stand out track for me was Dr Savannah's Original Sunshine Band's Sunshower track.....where does he find these gems! The one negative thing i have to say is that disc 2 is more like a collection of love songs to begin with.....but what the hey, its Norman Jay!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Consistent, 24 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Good Times Vol.3: With Joey and Norman Jay (Audio CD)
The 'Good Times' sound system and Norman Jay will probably be familiar to you if you have searched Amazon specifically for this title, and if that is indeed the case I suspect that the associations this music may hold will be enough to commend it to you.

But if not, and this is to be your first engagement with the 'Good Times' series, what are you to expect?

Given the obvious and natural associations with London's Notting Hill Carnival you will undoutedly expect to hear music drawn from Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, House and Reggae, with a few bits thrown in which draw from these varied musical traditions. And that is exactly what Norman and Joey serve up with this volume, the third in the 'Good Times' series.

As with the first two volumes , Norman and Joey have been able to maintain the balance between presenting well known, familiar records and lesser known (but equally good) gems awaiting your discovery.

In this third volume Joey and Norman cast their nets slightly further afield, mananging to find 'Sunshower' by Dr Buzzard's Original Savanah Band, a beautifully idiosyncratic record. They plunder the Sounds of Blackness first album for 'The Pressure -Part 2', and present Freda Payne's 'Unhooked Generation' - which will immediately familiar to Hip Hop fans as the opening riff sampled for the JVC Force's classic 'Strong Island'. The standard is maintained by the inclusion of Creative Source's 'You Can't Hide Love' and the ever fantastic 'Live in Me' by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Finally, again for Hip Hop fans, there is the Jackson 5's 'It's Great to be Here', which features a well known opening break which should be instantly recognisable for fans of Afrika Bambaataa and Red Alert.

And it is this attention to detail, the ability to contextualise records and present them within a coherent narrative, which makes this particular volume so rewarding. With a long history of DJing and playing to 'live' crowds, Norman and Joey have the experience to recognise what works and (perhaps more importantly) when to play it - the art of timing. Records are chosen because they fit a particular theme or groove, and this is done in a way that rewards repeated listening.

This experience has been nicely distilled in this compilation, which I recommend without reservation.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic as always..., 27 Aug. 2003
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This review is from: Good Times Vol.3: With Joey and Norman Jay (Audio CD)
The beauty of the world famous dj of soul and dance legend creates mixes of warm summer tunes. Make this CD a must have for any lover of good music. GO BUY IT.
You Rule Mr Norman Jay MBE!
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