Groove Yard [Mango]

Groove Yard [Mango]

     
 
Since its release in 1989, Groove Yard has remained one of the best introductions to reggae music available. Because it draws on the very deep Island/Mango catalog, its contents cover just about every important reggae artist: Burning Spear, Toots & the Maytals, Jacob

Overview

Since its release in 1989, Groove Yard has remained one of the best introductions to reggae music available. Because it draws on the very deep Island/Mango catalog, its contents cover just about every important reggae artist: Burning Spear, Toots & the Maytals, Jacob Miller, Augustus Pablo -- it's like roll call at the Reggae Hall of Fame (the only curiosity being the exclusion of Bob Marley, who was probably judged by the album's programmers to be a universally familiar figure already). Best of all, the artists are all presented at their very best: Junior Murvin delivers the classic Black Ark production "Police and Thieves," Burning Spear intones "Marcus Garvey," Augustus Pablo dubs things up with "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" (arguably the finest example of dub ever recorded), and so on. Every reggae fan will have a couple of quibbles, but overall this is one reggae album that could be confidently recommended to anyone who wants just one for their collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/1989
Label:
Mango
UPC:
0016253984929
catalogNumber:
539849

Tracks

  1. The Harder They Come
  2. Rivers of Babylon
  3. Book of Rules
  4. Marcus Garvey
  5. King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown
  6. Cocaine in My Brain
  7. War Ina Babylon
  8. Police & Thieves
  9. Roast Fish and Cornbread
  10. Reggae Got Soul
  11. 96 in the Shade
  12. Tenement Yard
  13. Ku Klux Klan
  14. Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
  15. Ja Funmi
  16. Night Nurse
  17. Solidarity
  18. Don't Turn Around
  19. Moni Mambo

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aswad   Track Performer
Black Uhuru   Track Performer
Burning Spear   Track Performer
Jimmy Cliff   Track Performer
Heptones   Track Performer
Toots & the Maytals   Track Performer
Linton Kwesi Johnson   Track Performer
Melodians   Track Performer
Max Romeo   Track Performer
Steel Pulse   Track Performer
Third World   Track Performer
King Sunny Ade   Track Performer
Dillinger   Track Performer
Ray Lema   Track Performer
Jacob Miller   Track Performer
Tony Hibbert   Track Performer
Gregory Isaacs   Track Performer
Junior Murvin   Track Performer
Augustus Pablo   Track Performer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Aswad   Producer
Black Uhuru   Contributor
Jimmy Cliff   Producer
Inner Circle   Producer
Linton Kwesi Johnson   Producer
Third World   Producer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Danny Holloway   Producer
Gregory Isaacs   Producer
Leslie Kong   Producer
Martin Meissonnier   Producer
Augustus Pablo   Producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer
Karl Pitterson   Producer
Steven Stanley   Producer
Warrick Blackwell   Producer
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hoo Kim   Producer
Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo   Producer
Paul "Groucho" Smykle   Producer

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