Power House Selectors Choice, Vol. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The third installment in the 17 North Parade label's four-volume set of the collected works of producer George Phang, this two-disc package is much like the other three: Sly & Robbie and Steely & Clevie take turns updating vintage roots reggae rhythms from the late 1960s and early '70s, gussying them up with an electronic sheen and using them as the foundation for new lyrics and new melodies performed by the likes of Leroy Smart, Sugar Minott, Barrington Levy, and Josey Wales. The two discs consist of only 12 instrumental tracks, but each is given anywhere from two to five separate interpretations by the featured singers and toasters. Disc one opens powerfully ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The third installment in the 17 North Parade label's four-volume set of the collected works of producer George Phang, this two-disc package is much like the other three: Sly & Robbie and Steely & Clevie take turns updating vintage roots reggae rhythms from the late 1960s and early '70s, gussying them up with an electronic sheen and using them as the foundation for new lyrics and new melodies performed by the likes of Leroy Smart, Sugar Minott, Barrington Levy, and Josey Wales. The two discs consist of only 12 instrumental tracks, but each is given anywhere from two to five separate interpretations by the featured singers and toasters. Disc one opens powerfully with two brilliant takes on the "Love Won't Come Easy" rhythm: Frankie Paul's "You Too Greedy" and the generally inconsistent DJ Toyan's equally incisive "Dread." The "Mojo Rock" rhythm fails to generate much heat from its three interpreters, perhaps because it's a rather monotonous, one-chord affair, but Admiral Bailey and Josey Wales both do themselves proud chatting over the "Please Be True" rhythm. On disc two Sugar Minott, Yellowman, and Charlie Chaplin all make excellent use of the "Pretty Looks Isn't All" rhythm, but no one is able to breathe any new life into the tired "Queen Majesty." However, Yellowman's "Galong Galong Galong" is a righteous classic and the relatively obscure Frankie Jones turns in a startlingly fine performance on "Ghostbuster," both based on the "Rocking Time" rhythm. Very nice overall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645413725
  • Catalog Number: 4137

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Too Greedy - Frankie Paul (3:19)
  2. 2 Dread - Toyan (3:34)
  3. 3 Your Love Is Amazing - Frankie Paul (3:05)
  4. 4 Body No Ready (3:13)
  5. 5 Lick Shot - Michael Palmer (3:03)
  6. 6 Pretty Gal - Charlie Chaplin (3:14)
  7. 7 Hot Bubble Gum - Toyan (5:18)
  8. 8 She Loves Me - Leroy Smart (3:29)
  9. 9 What a Bubbling - Little John (3:36)
  10. 10 Buy out the Bar (3:55)
  11. 11 King Champion - Frankie Paul (3:05)
  12. 12 Come in a Dance - Barrington Levy (3:16)
  13. 13 Mr. Booster - Michael Palmer (3:31)
  14. 14 Jah Saved My Live - Barrington Levy (3:42)
  15. 15 Dread Upon Your Head (3:22)
  16. 16 I Love Jah Jah - Michael Palmer (3:04)
  17. 17 Rock & Roll - Little John (3:46)
  18. 18 Tickle Me - Toyan (3:37)
  19. 19 A No Nutten, Pt. 2 - Admiral Bailey (3:35)
  20. 20 Bouncing (3:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Chatty Chatty Mouth (3:31)
  2. 2 Police Peggy - Yellowman (3:44)
  3. 3 Drop off a Shape - Charlie Chaplin (3:27)
  4. 4 Nah Follow Fashion (4:03)
  5. 5 Roll Call - Tenor Saw (3:47)
  6. 6 Pull It Now - Michael Palmer (3:17)
  7. 7 Dem a Go Feel It - Frankie Paul (2:59)
  8. 8 Mass Mi Mass (3:27)
  9. 9 Hug Up Me Girl - Little John (3:25)
  10. 10 Gunshot a Burst - Michael Palmer (3:32)
  11. 11 Our Love Is Strange - Leroy Smart (3:26)
  12. 12 Pon Street Again (3:28)
  13. 13 Galong Galong Galong - Yellowman (3:18)
  14. 14 You're Going to Find Me - Leroy Smart (3:11)
  15. 15 Ghostbuster - Leroy Smart (3:38)
  16. 16 Rocking Time Version (3:33)
  17. 17 Working Hard - Gregory Isaacs (3:21)
  18. 18 Rocking Time (2:33)
  19. 19 Fall in Love with Me - Frankie Paul (2:58)
  20. 20 Mamma Yu Call Me - Charlie Chaplin (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Phang Primary Artist
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums
Dean Fraser Horn
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Bass
Willie Lindo Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead
Robert Lyn Keyboards
David Madden Horn
Lloyd Parks Bass
Nambo Robinson Horn
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead
Noel "Scully" Simms Percussion
Franklyn Waul Keyboards
Technical Credits
Peter Chemist Engineer
Phil Palmer Composer
George Phang Producer
Ruddy Thomas Engineer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Paul Shields Remastering
Solgie Hamilton Engineer
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