Good Times

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Though the Good Times Sound System ruled London's riotous Notting Hill Carnival for over a decade, they made less of an impression on electronica fans. To the rescue ride the dance aficionados at Nuphonic, who financed this precious two-disc set of material from master mixers Joey and Norman Jay. There's no one sound that defined Good Times, and it's reflected perfectly here; mostly classic disco and soul most of it rare-groove, as well as a few more recent dance tracks from Masters at Work a mix of BeBe Winans' "Thank You" and Incognito, and hip-hop from Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions. One caveat: the Jays are more selectors than mixers, which makes for a few bumps...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Though the Good Times Sound System ruled London's riotous Notting Hill Carnival for over a decade, they made less of an impression on electronica fans. To the rescue ride the dance aficionados at Nuphonic, who financed this precious two-disc set of material from master mixers Joey and Norman Jay. There's no one sound that defined Good Times, and it's reflected perfectly here; mostly classic disco and soul most of it rare-groove, as well as a few more recent dance tracks from Masters at Work a mix of BeBe Winans' "Thank You" and Incognito, and hip-hop from Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions. One caveat: the Jays are more selectors than mixers, which makes for a few bumps along the way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2004
  • Label: React
  • UPC: 827847022411
  • Catalog Number: 241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Open Up - Chic (3:52)
  2. 2 Don't Let Love Get You Down - Archie Bell & the Drells (4:20)
  3. 3 I Hear Music in the Streets (5:23)
  4. 4 Summertime - MFSB (4:49)
  5. 5 Mission Impossible - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires (4:01)
  6. 6 Ali Baba - John Holt (2:37)
  7. 7 Prophecy - Fabian (4:37)
  8. 8 Rebel Without a Pause (5:02)
  9. 9 Sound of da Police - KRS-One (4:12)
  10. 10 Feel Like Jumping (3:36)
  11. 11 I Heard That (4:17)
  12. 12 Runaway (4:45)
  13. 13 Too Blind to See It (5:01)
  14. 14 Spread Love - Black Sun (7:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Thank You - BeBe Winans (10:18)
  2. 2 Fearless - Incognito (6:12)
  3. 3 El Bobo (3:57)
  4. 4 Joyous - Pleasure (6:27)
  5. 5 Funky Nassau - Ray Munnings (6:14)
  6. 6 Stone to the Bone - James Brown (3:28)
  7. 7 The Nicest (3:40)
  8. 8 Hanging on a String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends (5:56)
  9. 9 Greater Love (4:52)
  10. 10 Optimistic - Sounds of Blackness (5:17)
  11. 11 Just Us - 2-Ton (4:39)
  12. 12 If You Really Love Me (2:58)
  13. 13 California Soul (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Jay Primary Artist, Turntables, Group Member
V/A Indexed Contributor
Professor Griff Group Member
Public Enemy Track Performer
Sounds of Blackness Background Vocals
John Holt Track Performer
Marlena Shaw Track Performer
Bernard Edwards Conductor, Group Member
Loleatta Holloway Vocals, Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Nile Rodgers Conductor, Group Member
Unlimited Touch Track Performer
Kym Sims Track Performer
The Salsoul Orchestra Track Performer
Eddie Russ Track Performer
Mint Condition Hand Clapping
Jamecia Bennett Vocals, Group Member
Chuck D Group Member
Core Cotton Vocals, Group Member
Flavor Flav Group Member
Marcia Griffiths Track Performer
KRS-One Vocals
Terminator X Group Member
Bob Thomas Background Vocals
Nu Colours Track Performer
Renee Coles Vocals
Carrie Harrington Vocals, Group Member
Lenny Fontana Track Performer
Terrence Frierson Background Vocals
Patricia Lacy Vocals, Group Member
DJ Spinna Turntables
Archie Bell & the Drells Track Performer
Security of the First World Group Member
2-Ton Track Performer
Black Sun Track Performer
Wendy Ingram Background Vocals
Donald Pikney Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Byron Lee Producer
Webster Lewis Producer
Bernard Edwards Arranger, Producer
Nile Rodgers Arranger, Composer, Producer
Duke Reid Producer
William Anderson Arranger, Producer
Nick Ashford Composer
Dwight Brewster Producer
Victor Carstarphen Producer
Kerri Chandler Composer
Chuck D Composer
Terry Farley Quotes Researched & Compiled
Harvey Fuqua Producer
Neville Hinds Arranger
Steve "Silk" Hurley Producer, Executive Producer
Jimmy Jam Producer
Maurice Joshua Producer
Kenny Lehman Arranger
Terry Lewis Producer
Stan Lucas Producer
Nick Martinelli Producer
Gene McFadden Producer
Vince Montana Composer
L. Parker Composer
Travon Potts Composer
Bert Reid Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Rodrigo Producer, Executive Producer
Rick Rubin Executive Producer
Carl Ryder Producer
Skip Scarborough Producer
Hank Shocklee Composer, Producer
Faye Simpson Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
"Little" Louie Vega Producer
John Whitehead Composer, Producer
Stevie Wonder Arranger, Producer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler Composer
Gary Hines Producer
Kenny Ortíz Composer
Carlton Ridenhour Composer
Ashley Beedle Quotes Researched & Compiled
Paolo Hewitt Quotes Researched & Compiled
BeBe Winans Executive Producer
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez Producer
Galen Underwood Composer
Lawrence Johnson Composer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Lenny Fontana Producer
Johnny de Mairo Director
Femi Fem Quotes Researched & Compiled
DuBose Heyward Composer
Gilles Peterson Quotes Researched & Compiled
DJ Spinna Producer
Trevor Nelson Quotes Researched & Compiled
Charles Richards Arranger, Producer
Martin Giles Mastering
Evan Lamberg Executive Producer
Ron Shapiro Executive Producer
Marcus Johnson Composer
James H. Brown Arranger, Producer
Tony Farsides Quotes Researched & Compiled
Frank Broughton Quotes Researched & Compiled
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