King Yellowman

King Yellowman

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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,… See more details below

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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:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972370224
catalogNumber:
723702
Rank:
8582

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yellowman   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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