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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When dubwise often described as reggae's equivalent of rap evolved into dancehall in the 1980s, Shabba Ranks became one of the style's leaders. Most dancehall has come out on small independent labels, but in the early '90s, Epic saw how popular it had become and signed Ranks. Hard-edged, abrasive and tough, As Raw as Ever thrives on rhythm for its own sake. Listening to such cuts as "Gun Pon Me" and "Fist-A-Ris," one can hear the impact that classic dubwise artists like I-Roy, U-Roy, King Tubby and Big Youth had on dancehall. But while those greats could be very melodic, Ranks usually has little or no use for melody or harmony. Ranks is joined by artists ranging from ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When dubwise often described as reggae's equivalent of rap evolved into dancehall in the 1980s, Shabba Ranks became one of the style's leaders. Most dancehall has come out on small independent labels, but in the early '90s, Epic saw how popular it had become and signed Ranks. Hard-edged, abrasive and tough, As Raw as Ever thrives on rhythm for its own sake. Listening to such cuts as "Gun Pon Me" and "Fist-A-Ris," one can hear the impact that classic dubwise artists like I-Roy, U-Roy, King Tubby and Big Youth had on dancehall. But while those greats could be very melodic, Ranks usually has little or no use for melody or harmony. Ranks is joined by artists ranging from rapper KRS-1 to reggae/pop singer Maxi Priest on this generally enjoyable, although limited, disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644731026
  • Catalog Number: 47310

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trailor Load a Girls (3:58)
  2. 2 Where Does Slackness Come From (3:48)
  3. 3 Woman Tangle (3:48)
  4. 4 Gun Pon Me (3:53)
  5. 5 Gone Up (3:55)
  6. 6 Housecall (3:39)
  7. 7 Flesh Axe (4:10)
  8. 8 A Mi Di Girls Dem Love (3:29)
  9. 9 Fist-A-Ris (3:33)
  10. 10 The Jam - KRS-One (3:22)
  11. 11 Ambi Get Scarce (3:52)
  12. 12 Park Yu Benz (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shabba Ranks Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Maxi Priest Vocals, Track Performer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Drums
Danny Browne Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Computer Paul Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Steven "Cat" Coore Guitar, Vocals
Danny Dennis Bass, Keyboards
Sly Dunbar Drums
Michael Fletcher Keyboards
Chevelle Franklin Background Vocals
Brian & Tony Gold Background Vocals
Tony Gold Background Vocals
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Bass, Keyboards
KRS-One Vocals
Peter Mann Background Vocals
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Handel Tucker Keyboards
Mikey Bennett Keyboards
Paul Crossdale Keyboards
Dorothy Smith Background Vocals
George "Dusty" Miller Drums
Technical Credits
Carlton Batts Mastering
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Arranger, Producer
Peter Chemist Engineer
Bobby Dixon Producer, Engineer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Arranger, Producer
KRS-One Producer
Fatta Marshall Engineer
Laurel Pinnock Engineer
Mikey Bennett Arranger, Producer
Clifton Dillon Producer, Executive Producer
Nicky Lindeman Art Direction
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