King Yellowman

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Yellowman's jump to a major label might have had some reggae purists gasping, but the one album that resulted introduced many listeners to the rich world of dancehall music and its cadre of talented DJs. Before he cut this 1984 record for CBS, Yellowman had already hit the peak of his fame in Jamaica, waxing some stellar sides for the supreme early dancehall producer, Henry "Junjo" Lawes. And while King Yellowman doesn't match the quality of such Lawes discs as Mister Yellowman, it does boast enough solid tracks to stave off the cut-out bins. Sporting some commercial-friendly funk and pop touches here and there, the mix boasts highlights like "Jamaica Nice/Take Me Home ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Yellowman's jump to a major label might have had some reggae purists gasping, but the one album that resulted introduced many listeners to the rich world of dancehall music and its cadre of talented DJs. Before he cut this 1984 record for CBS, Yellowman had already hit the peak of his fame in Jamaica, waxing some stellar sides for the supreme early dancehall producer, Henry "Junjo" Lawes. And while King Yellowman doesn't match the quality of such Lawes discs as Mister Yellowman, it does boast enough solid tracks to stave off the cut-out bins. Sporting some commercial-friendly funk and pop touches here and there, the mix boasts highlights like "Jamaica Nice/Take Me Home Country Roads," "Sea Cruise," and "Strong Me Strong." Lawes' deft touch is certainly missed, but the Roots Radics' presence certainly keeps things aboveboard. Not an essential Yellowman title, but one that's enjoyable enough to warrant more than just a few spins on the turntable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972370224
  • Catalog Number: 723702
  • Sales rank: 35,868

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yellowman Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Daniel Ponce Conga, Bells
Bill Laswell Bass Guitar
Afrika Bambaataa Background Vocals
Derrick Barnett Bass Guitar
Michael Beinhorn Synthesizer
Chops Horn
Michael Irvine Guitar
Colin Nelson Trumpet
Simeon Stewart Keyboards
Cleon Douglas Guitar
Philbert Badresingh Trombone
Wilmot Dawes Trumpet
Sister Nancy Vocals
Desmond Gaynor Drums
Technical Credits
Roots Radics Contributor
Michael Beinhorn Dmx
Winston Foster Composer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
John Swenson Liner Notes
Josephine DiDonato Art Direction, Cover Design
Jimmy Wynter Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Yellowman is the Man

    I grew up on this music. It brings some really happy memories from the 80's.

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