Hardcore Ragga: The Music Works Dancehall Hits

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
From outside Jamaica, it may appear that the dancehall scene is forever cannibalizing its past. In fact, it's the opposite, the past actually arises anew, phoenix-like, into the present scene. And nowhere is that clearer than with Gussie Clarke's productions, as he pulled deep roots back into the dancehalls in a totally contemporary electronic guise, while sifting in elements of even earlier styles. Clarke's cuts were built exclusively around the rhythms, some so phat as to be pure dread, with the atmospheres created by a mere smattering of keyboards. This seemingly simple backdrop worked brilliantly with vocalists across the musical spectrum, and Hardcore Ragga showcases...
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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
From outside Jamaica, it may appear that the dancehall scene is forever cannibalizing its past. In fact, it's the opposite, the past actually arises anew, phoenix-like, into the present scene. And nowhere is that clearer than with Gussie Clarke's productions, as he pulled deep roots back into the dancehalls in a totally contemporary electronic guise, while sifting in elements of even earlier styles. Clarke's cuts were built exclusively around the rhythms, some so phat as to be pure dread, with the atmospheres created by a mere smattering of keyboards. This seemingly simple backdrop worked brilliantly with vocalists across the musical spectrum, and Hardcore Ragga showcases the breadth of Clarke's work, as well as functioning as a best-of collection of his late-'80s hits this is a reissue of a 1990 compilation. The suppleness of his style is evident by the careful sequencing, which lines the same or similar rhythms up one after another. Thus, Gregory Isaacs' "Rumours" is followed by J.C. Lodge's U.S. smash "Telephone Love" and Lady G.'s "Nuff Respect" -- the first two utilize the same rhythm, the third a variation. In one fell swoop, the songs sweep from deep roots to club pop and into straight dancehall. Elsewhere, lovers rock star Deborah Glasgow glows from Clarke's attention, while the hardcore crew is given equal respect. Shabba Ranks, already a star in Jamaica, had the producer to thank for his international success, which was down to Clarke's decision to pair the gruff toaster with a variety of dulcet females and sweet-singing males. Ranks is splashed across the album's grooves, both on his own and with a variety of partners notably Lodge, Krystal, and Cocoa Tea, while Lodge herself is also heavily featured. There are 16 crucial cuts in all, including the fabulous "Pirates' Anthem" a tribute to Britain's pirate radio stations, the clubby "Champion Lover," the hardcore "Dancehall Good to We," and the aforementioned "Nuff Respect" Lady G.'s toughly toasted lesson on how to "live independent" cum demand for respect. And while "Rumours" may have been Clarke's groundbreaker and "Telephone Love" his best remembered hit from the day, every one of these tracks had a significant impact at the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1998
  • Label: Greensleeves
  • UPC: 601811015124
  • Catalog Number: 151

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rumours - Gregory Isaacs (3:20)
  2. 2 Telephone Love - J.C. Lodge (3:26)
  3. 3 Nuff Respect (3:45)
  4. 4 Mind Yu Dis - Gregory Isaacs (3:47)
  5. 5 No Brother Dis (Soundboy) - Shabba Ranks (3:34)
  6. 6 Champion Lover - Deborahe Glasgow (2:08)
  7. 7 Mr. Loverman - Deborahe Glasgow (4:02)
  8. 8 Pirates' Anthem - Home T (4:17)
  9. 9 Love Me Baby - J.C. Lodge (4:05)
  10. 10 Twice My Age - Krystal (4:06)
  11. 11 Round Table Talk - Lady G (3:33)
  12. 12 Selfish Lover - J.C. Lodge (2:10)
  13. 13 Hardcore Loving - J.C. Lodge (3:53)
  14. 14 Just Be Good to Me - Rebel Princess (4:33)
  15. 15 Dancehall Good to We - Papa San (4:05)
  16. 16 All Around the World - Krystal (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shabba Ranks Track Performer
Cocoa Tea Track Performer
Papa San Track Performer
Pam Hall Background Vocals
Alvin Percussion
Rass Brass Horn
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Danny Browne Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Dalton Browne Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar
Dean Fraser Horn, Background Vocals
Brian & Tony Gold Background Vocals
Tony Gold Background Vocals
Bongo Herman Percussion
Gregory Isaacs Track Performer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Bass
Sky Juice Percussion
J.C. Lodge Background Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Lyn Synthesizer
Steely Bass
Nadine Sutherland Background Vocals
Mikey Bennett Background Vocals
Lady G Track Performer
Deborahe Glasgow Track Performer
Krystal Track Performer
Rebel Princess Track Performer
Brian Gold Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer
Dean Fraser Vocal Arrangements
Sylvester Gordon Engineer
Courtney Michael Small Engineer
Mikey Bennett Vocal Arrangements
Music Works Crew Arranger
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