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Dancehall Slam
     

Dancehall Slam

 
Mostly a showcase for Fat Eyes, the production team of Colin "Bulby" York, Linford "Fatta" Marshall, and Carl Toppin, who offer up ten of their recent hits, with another pair coming from Sherman Escoffery's Bully Productions. The set features some of the toughest rhythms pummeling out of the dancehalls of the day, but the Fat trio are as innovative as their sound is

Overview

Mostly a showcase for Fat Eyes, the production team of Colin "Bulby" York, Linford "Fatta" Marshall, and Carl Toppin, who offer up ten of their recent hits, with another pair coming from Sherman Escoffery's Bully Productions. The set features some of the toughest rhythms pummeling out of the dancehalls of the day, but the Fat trio are as innovative as their sound is sharp, and these cuts capture the diversity of their productions. One of the most intriguing is Beenie Man's "Turn Around," an ominous combination of clobbering beats and snatches of spy themesque melody. Louis Culture and Luciano, meanwhile, pair up for the cultural "Real Rastaman," whose rhythm features a Far Eastern style melodica (á la Augustus Pablo) while the beats are nyahbinghi-style drums. The cut became an instant classic. The trio delve even further into the past to resurrect a charming rocksteady rhythm for Jason Sweetness and Roundhead's infectious demand of "Ganja Fi Legal," and dig up another for Marcia Griffith to add her loving tones to on a duet with Bounty Killer, "A Mi She Adore." In total contrast is Mad Cobra's cut, which is stripped virtually down to the bare beat, the toughest rhythm on the record. Everton Blender is given the most easy going, for his pertinent but genial "Why Do We Have War?" Add cuts from the verbally dexterous up and coming star Spragga Benz, a solo Bounty Killer, Don Yute, and more, and Dancehall Slam is almost as good as a night in a Kingston dancehall.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/1996
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351452528
catalogNumber:
45025

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mad Cobra   Track Performer
Beenie Man   Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths   Track Performer
Everton Blender   Track Performer
Don T   Track Performer
Luciano   Track Performer
Bounty Killer   Track Performer
Spragga Benz   Track Performer
Daddy Screw   Track Performer
Louie Culture   Track Performer
Lukie D   Track Performer
Jason Sweetness   Track Performer
Fargo Vice   Track Performer
Don Yute   Track Performer
Roundhead   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mad Cobra   Contributor
Beenie Man   Contributor
Marcia Griffiths   Contributor
Fatta Marshall   Producer
Carl Topping   Producer
Collin "Bulbie" York   Producer
Everton Blender   Contributor
Randall Grass   Executive Producer
Luciano   Contributor
Bounty Killer   Contributor
Daddy Screw   Contributor
Jamie Stewart   Artwork,Art Direction
Louie Culture   Contributor
Lukie D   Contributor
Sherman Escoffery   Producer,Executive Producer
Jason Sweetness   Contributor
Fargo Vice   Contributor
Don Yute   Contributor
Roundhead   Contributor
Fat Eyes   Contributor
Jamie Stewart   Artwork,Art Direction

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