Power House Selector's Choice, Vol. 4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is the final two-disc volume in a four-volume set of reggae compilations taken from the vaults of George Phang, an influential but frequently overlooked producer who helped to usher in the first phase of the dancehall revolution in the late 1970s and early '80s. His stable of singers and chatters is pretty much the same crew as the one we encountered on the first three volumes: Sugar Minott, Josey Wales, Frankie Paul, Half Pint, and a handful of other dancehall luminaries of the period; as always, the updated versions of old-school rhythms are provided by Sly & Robbie and Steely & Clevie. Disc one reappropriates the "Sleng Teng" rhythm to interesting effect, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is the final two-disc volume in a four-volume set of reggae compilations taken from the vaults of George Phang, an influential but frequently overlooked producer who helped to usher in the first phase of the dancehall revolution in the late 1970s and early '80s. His stable of singers and chatters is pretty much the same crew as the one we encountered on the first three volumes: Sugar Minott, Josey Wales, Frankie Paul, Half Pint, and a handful of other dancehall luminaries of the period; as always, the updated versions of old-school rhythms are provided by Sly & Robbie and Steely & Clevie. Disc one reappropriates the "Sleng Teng" rhythm to interesting effect, removing it from its original Casiotone context and restating it with live instruments; Yellowman and Charlie Chaplin both make good use of the revivified version, while Josey Wales seems to be phoning his performance in. When the "Stalag 17" rhythm (one of the greatest reggae backing tracks ever written) appears, however, it seems to fire everyone up, especially Charlie Chaplin -- his "Dance in the Atlantic" is one of this album's highlights. Elsewhere Josey Wales updates "Throw Me Corn" to very fine effect, Sugar Minott turns in five more typically brilliant performances, and Peter Metro quotes Tina Turner extensively and to no obvious purpose. Overall, this collection marks a strong finish to an outstanding series of dancehall reggae compilations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645413824
  • Catalog Number: 4138

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Touch the Riddim - Frankie Jones (3:36)
  2. 2 No Touch the Version - Sly & Robbie (2:42)
  3. 3 If You Only Knew - Tenor Saw (3:06)
  4. 4 Apetizing - Michael Prophet (3:22)
  5. 5 Now a Days - Charlie Chaplin (3:07)
  6. 6 Cumina - Toyan (3:20)
  7. 7 Under Mi Fat Thing - Yellowman (3:31)
  8. 8 Batta Batta - Charlie Chaplin (3:20)
  9. 9 Freeze Who Goes - Josey Wales (3:27)
  10. 10 She's a Delilah - Nitty Gritty (3:34)
  11. 11 Girls Are Skanking - Leroy Smart (3:33)
  12. 12 Bubbling - Sugar Minott (3:30)
  13. 13 Chat Politics Pon Sound - Yellowman (3:42)
  14. 14 A We Rule - Michael Palmer (3:37)
  15. 15 One Auntie Lu Lu - Nitty Gritty (3:58)
  16. 16 Dance in the Atlantic - Charlie Chaplin (3:31)
  17. 17 Don't Close the Door - Half Pint (3:31)
  18. 18 Drape Her Up - Nitty Gritty (3:41)
  19. 19 If I Didn't Love You - Sugar Minott (3:38)
  20. 20 Country Man - Frankie Paul (2:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Talk About Love - Al Campbell (2:59)
  2. 2 Mix Up - Michael Palmer (3:00)
  3. 3 Under Cover Lover - Josey Wales (2:53)
  4. 4 Diet Rock - Charlie Chaplin (3:04)
  5. 5 Ready for Me - Frankie Jones (3:25)
  6. 6 Ease Up - Sugar Minott (3:46)
  7. 7 Pain a Mi Back - Charlie Chaplin (3:20)
  8. 8 Throw Me Corn - Josey Wales (3:37)
  9. 9 For My Lover - Sanchez (3:22)
  10. 10 Feel Like Crying - Josey Wales (3:34)
  11. 11 Your Love Is Not True - Leroy Smart (3:46)
  12. 12 Two Timer - Sugar Minott (3:15)
  13. 13 Baby Come Home - Frankie Paul (3:26)
  14. 14 Better You Gwaan - Little John (3:40)
  15. 15 Better She Gwaan - Peter Metro (3:42)
  16. 16 Cell Block One - Sugar Minott (3:23)
  17. 17 Upon the Roof (3:34)
  18. 18 Great Stone - Half Pint (3:35)
  19. 19 Original - Conroy Smith (3:38)
  20. 20 Come We Love Up - Cutty Ranks (3:30)
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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
Robert Lyn Keyboards
David Madden Horn
Lloyd Parks Bass
Nambo Robinson Horn
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Noel "Scully" Simms Percussion
Franklyn Waul Keyboards
Andy Guitar
Technical Credits
Peter Chemist Engineer
Phil Palmer Composer
George Phang Producer, Audio Production
Robbie Shakespeare Composer
Ruddy Thomas Engineer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Paul Shields Remastering
Solgie Hamilton Engineer
Randy Fagan Liner Notes
Donald Clive Davidson Reissue Producer
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