Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978-1984

Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978-1984

by The Wailing Souls
     
 

Greensleeves' 2007 release Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978-1984 isn't the definitive Wailing Souls compilation, but with the band's discography sprawling across labels, decades, and many flavors of reggae, a one-disc wrap-up is a bit too much to ask. Most Wanted focuses on the transitional years of 1978-1984, just missingSee more details below

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Greensleeves' 2007 release Most Wanted: Classic Cuts 1978-1984 isn't the definitive Wailing Souls compilation, but with the band's discography sprawling across labels, decades, and many flavors of reggae, a one-disc wrap-up is a bit too much to ask. Most Wanted focuses on the transitional years of 1978-1984, just missing their seminal 1977 hit "Bredda Gravalicious," but displaying their evolution from rugged roots music to more mature roots and on to dancehall. "Bredda"'s successor, "War," is here, and like every other cut save "Fire House Rock," it's presented in its desirable 12" mix, which in this case stretches the infectious groove past the five-minute mark. Even better, "Kingdom Rise & Kingdom Fall" is rightfully epic at over ten minutes and "See Baba Joe" makes it to almost nine with its easy-strolling dub tacked on. Almost all of these extended mixes are previously unreleased on CD and extremely hard to find in any format, so it's a bit odd that Greensleeves doesn't crow about it on the cover, deciding instead to market this as a mere "best-of." For hardcore fans, this is the logical follow-up to Pressure Sounds' The Wailing Souls at Channel One, and it would be just as revelatory if didn't overlap that set by a couple tracks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
Label:
Greensleeves
UPC:
0601811160428
catalogNumber:
604
Rank:
45565

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wailing Souls   Primary Artist
Ansel Collins   Keyboards
Gladstone Anderson   Keyboards
Tony Asher   Keyboards
Andy Bassford   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Winston Bope Bowne   Guitar
Radcliffe Bryan   Guitar
Tony Chin   Rhythm Guitar
Basil "Benbow" Creary   Drums
Carlton "Santa" Davis   Drums
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Bernard Touter Harvey   Keyboards
Ossie Hibbert   Keyboards
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Keyboards
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Fazel Prendergast   Rhythm Guitar
Ronald "Nambo" Robinson   Trombone
Style Scott   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Noel "Scully" Simms   Percussion
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Keith Sterling   Synthesizer
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Winston Wright   Keyboards
Errol "Flabba" Holt   Bass
Errol "Tarzan" Nelson   Organ
Chris Meredith   Bass
Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Christopher Blake "Sky Juice"   Percussion
Lincoln Valentine   Drums
Bertram "Ranchie" McLean   Bass

Technical Credits

Scientist   Engineer
Chuck Foster   Source Material
Barnabas   Engineer
Linval Thompson   Producer
Errol Brown   Engineer
Ernest Hoo Kim   Engineer
Collins Moore   Source Material
Soldgie   Engineer
Errol Thompson   Engineer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Producer
Kevin Metcalfe   Mastering
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hoo Kim   Producer
Harry Hawke   Liner Notes,Source Material
Ray Huford   Source Material

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