October 14, 2008, at 10:15 pm

The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture…the album

Soul Jazz CD To conincide with the publishing of the book of the same name by Beth Lesser Soul Jazz are releasing a double CD or 2 x double LP dancehall compilation on the 10th November.

For seasoned fans this isn’t offering a huge amount, the press release boasts “…100% stone-cold Dancehall classics. An A-Z of some of Dancehall’s finest moments.” Which kind of speaks for itself but for people exploring the genre or those who’d like to buy up a few tunes that they’re missing this looks to be a quality release that spans the very late 70’s and right through the 80’s and gives a great overview in the process.

It also promises detailed sleeve notes by Steve Barrow (Blood And Fire) which can’t be bad.

There is a tracklist available but it doesn’t seem to be complete:
CD One

  1. Yellowman – Bam Bam
  2. Tenor Saw – Pumpkin belly
  3. Reggie Stepper – Cu-Oonh
  4. Chaka Demus and Pliers – Murder She Wrote
  5. Pinchers – Agony
  6. Michigan and Smiley – Diseases
  7. Ini Kamoze – World A Music
  8. Triston Palma – Entertainment
  9. General Echo – Arleen
  10. Lone Ranger – M-16
  11. Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ with a Degree
  12. Super Cat – Trash and Ready
  13. Barrington Levy – Here I Come
  14. Lady Ann – Informer
  15. Trinity – Jamaican Dollar
  16. Eek a Mouse – Wa Do Dem
  17. Cornel Campbell – Boxing
  18. Cutty Ranks – Boxing
  19. Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
  20. Early B – Deaf Ears
  21. Jacob Miller and Trinity – I’m Just A Dread
  22. Reggie Stepper – Under Mi Sin Ting

CD Two

  1. Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn
  2. Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
  3. Half Pint – Greetings
  4. Cornel Campbell – Mash You Down
  5. Frankie Paul – Call The Brigade
  6. Madoo – Coming From Town
  7. Trinity – Uptown Girl
  8. Toyan – Spar With Me


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