Original Reggae Selection is an album jam-packed with classic dancehall thrillers; blues dance gems and sizzling bashment one-drops.
From modern youth supas like the mighty Fantan Mojah and the rootsy Bushman rubbing shoulders with veterans like John Holt, Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs. Vocal group classics from The Mighty Diamonds & The Wailing Souls, genuine pop hits from Wayne Wonder (‘No Letting Go’) and the soulful Beres Hammond (‘She Loves Me Now’). A version of the legendary Studio 1 ‘Pressure And Slide’ (riddim), a should-have-been pop hit from the sultry JC Lodge (‘Telephone Love’) and DJ madness from Yellowman and Clint Eastwood & General Saint.
Some of these tunes will also be familiar to you in different guises. Shabba Ranks gave himself a trademark tune with ‘Mr Lover Man’; originally the song was called ‘Champion Lover’, sung by Deborahe Glasgow, a young Londoner who saw her grassroots reggae hit adapted for an unanticipated global crossover success. For our money, her version is the superior and sexier one.
This 40 track double CD also includes hits from Barrington Levy, Ini Kamoze, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs, Jacob Miller and nuff nuff more…..
So look no further than the Original Reggae Selection, because this selection of lovers, rub-a-dubbers, roots and bashment will bring the dancehall to wherever you play it.