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Dancehall 101, Vol. 6

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One of the questions that people who are new to reggae often ask is: "What is the difference between dancehall toasting and dubwise toasting?" In a nutshell, dancehall favors a much harder, more forceful and abrasive approach than the old-school dubwise artists of the '70s King Tubby, I-Roy, U-Roy, Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, Ranking Joe. Dubwise was essentially the toasting equivalent of '70s reggae singers like Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh; dancehall, from the late '80s on, has owed a lot to hip-hop's defiant, in-your-face outlook. And that outlook is alive and well on Dancehall 101, Vol. 6, which boasts recordings by major dancehall figures such as Buju ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One of the questions that people who are new to reggae often ask is: "What is the difference between dancehall toasting and dubwise toasting?" In a nutshell, dancehall favors a much harder, more forceful and abrasive approach than the old-school dubwise artists of the '70s King Tubby, I-Roy, U-Roy, Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, Ranking Joe. Dubwise was essentially the toasting equivalent of '70s reggae singers like Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh; dancehall, from the late '80s on, has owed a lot to hip-hop's defiant, in-your-face outlook. And that outlook is alive and well on Dancehall 101, Vol. 6, which boasts recordings by major dancehall figures such as Buju Banton "Have Fi Get Yu Tonight", Shabba Ranks "Trailer Load a Girls", Nardo Ranks "Burrup", Tiger "Ram Dance Hall", Beenie Man "Big Up and Trust" and Sean Paul "Infiltrate". In fact, the lineup on this compilation often reads like a who-who's of dancehall. There is a lot of aggression on Vol. 6, but there is also a fair amount of diversity. General Degree's hilarious early-'90s hit "Granny" epitomizes the goofier side of dancehall, while Panamanian toaster El General takes the 59-minute CD into Spanish-language territory with "Te Ves Buena" "You Look Good". Most of the dancehall stars on Vol. 6 are toasting over hard, hip-hop-minded electronic tracks, but on Reggie Stepper's "Drum Pan Sound" and Ninjaman's "Test the High Power," one encounters softer dubwise-style tracks that recall the days of U-Roy and I-Roy; those tunes are a perfect blend of gruff dancehall-style toasting and dubwise-style rhythms. VP Records' Dancehall 101 compilations have been perfect for both novices and seasoned dancehall listeners, and Vol. 6 is no exception.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645184021
  • Catalog Number: 1840
  • Sales rank: 103,544

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trailor Load a Girls - Shabba Ranks (3:53)
  2. 2 Have Fi Get Yu Tonight - Buju Banton (3:11)
  3. 3 Wicked Dickie - Nadine Sutherland (3:43)
  4. 4 Alms House - Capleton (3:48)
  5. 5 Living Dangerously - Bounty Killer (3:32)
  6. 6 Infiltrate - Sean Paul (3:32)
  7. 7 Big Up and Trust - Beenie Man (3:26)
  8. 8 Goggle - Tanya Stephens (2:52)
  9. 9 Granny - General Degree (3:47)
  10. 10 Maddy Maddy Cry - Papa San (3:56)
  11. 11 Te Ves Buena - El General (3:00)
  12. 12 Test the High Power - Ninjaman (3:31)
  13. 13 Drum Pan Sound - Reggie Stepper (3:09)
  14. 14 Burrup - Nardo Ranks (3:28)
  15. 15 When a Man's in Love - Yami Bolo (3:09)
  16. 16 Ram Dance Hall - Tiger (3:43)
  17. 17 Serious Time - Ninjaman (3:54)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Jah Screw Producer
Danny Browne Producer
Clevie Producer
Bobby Dixon Composer
Donovan Germain Producer
W. Johnson Composer
Patrick Roberts Producer
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Winston Riley Producer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon Producer
Paul Shields Mastering
Jeremy Harding Producer
Karl Miller Producer
M. Myrie Composer
R. Price Composer
R. Williams Composer
N. Jackson Composer
J. Harding Composer
G. Henderson Composer
K. Allen Composer
S. Henriques Composer
R. Gordon Composer
W. Riley Composer
H. Browne Composer
C. Bailey Composer
C. Browne Composer
B. Dixon Composer
C. Hamilton Composer
R. McLean Composer
V. Stephenson Composer
S. Marsden Composer
G. Benson Composer
E. Franco Composer
D. Kelly Composer
D. Ballentine Composer
T. Kelly Composer
T. Thompson Composer
Philip Burrell Composer
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