Feel Like Jumping: The Best of Studio One Women

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Feel Like Jumping is a 16-song compilation of woman vocalists that have recorded at Studio One throughout its history. As is customary for reggae liner notes, information on dates is fragmentary, though actually the notes are for the most part pretty good and detailed as reggae compilations go. It seems apparent, however, that the earliest of the selections date from the late '60s, and that the bulk of the tracks span the late '60s to the early '80s, although a few of these are 1999 recordings. Further clouding the waters, some of these are extended mixes done as late as 1999, or versions with overdubs not present on the original. So, what of the music? It's decent, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Feel Like Jumping is a 16-song compilation of woman vocalists that have recorded at Studio One throughout its history. As is customary for reggae liner notes, information on dates is fragmentary, though actually the notes are for the most part pretty good and detailed as reggae compilations go. It seems apparent, however, that the earliest of the selections date from the late '60s, and that the bulk of the tracks span the late '60s to the early '80s, although a few of these are 1999 recordings. Further clouding the waters, some of these are extended mixes done as late as 1999, or versions with overdubs not present on the original. So, what of the music? It's decent, although not extraordinary for the most part, Studio One productions that owe more to rock-steady than to any other reggae sub-genre. Only Marcia Griffiths, and perhaps Hortense Ellis, are renowned reggae performers. Although this observation might betray the bias of American ears, it does seem as though the most outstanding material is covers of American and British soul, rock, and pop tunes, like Norma Fraser's "First Cut Is the Deepest" originally done by Cat Stevens, but based upon the cover by P.P. Arnold, Hortense Ellis' nice rendition of the Jimmie Rodgers pop tune "Secretly" with a bubbly organ, and Dawn Penn's moody take on Bo Diddley's "You Don't Love Me" here retitled "No No No". A real oddity is Jerry Jones' 1970 cover of Les McCann & Eddie Harris' fluke jazz hit "Compared to What," not only because of the unusual translation of jazz-pop to reggae, but because Jones was actually an American singer recording in Jamaica.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2000
  • Label: Heartbeat / Pgd
  • UPC: 011661772229
  • Catalog Number: 617722

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Worry About Me (4:03)
  2. 2 Sleeping Trees (4:28)
  3. 3 Feel Like Jumping (3:36)
  4. 4 No No No (4:29)
  5. 5 Whisper to Me (2:00)
  6. 6 Feel So Good (2:23)
  7. 7 Try a Little Smile (5:55)
  8. 8 Leave Me in Misery (2:33)
  9. 9 Come on Home (2:09)
  10. 10 Sea Puss and Bammie (2:09)
  11. 11 Buck Town Corner (3:03)
  12. 12 Consider Me (2:05)
  13. 13 What About Me (3:19)
  14. 14 The First Cut Is the Deepest - Norma Fraser (5:46)
  15. 15 Compared to What (4:08)
  16. 16 Secretly (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Silvertones Vocal Harmony
Andy Bassford Guitar
Benhow Bass
Hortense Ellis Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths Track Performer
Jerry Jones Track Performer
Jennifer Lara Track Performer
Dawn Penn Track Performer
Jay Tee Track Performer
Bagga Walker Bass
Cecile Campbell Track Performer
Nana McLean Track Performer
Norma Fraser Track Performer
Myrna Hague Track Performer
Little Audrey Track Performer
Denise Darlington Track Performer
Nina Soul Track Performer
Webber Sisters Track Performer
Technical Credits
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Engineer
Sylvan Morris Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Joshua Blood Lyric Transcription
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