Reggae Anthology: Henry

Reggae Anthology: Henry "Junjo" Lawes-Volcano Eruption

by Henry "Junjo" Lawes
     
 

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Over the past several years, the brilliant 17 North Parade label (an imprint of VP Records) has been picking up where boutique reissue labels like Motion Records and the lamented Blood & Fire left off, documenting reggae music's classical period in the 1970s and the transition from roots to dancehall styles that took place during the 1980s. Producer Henry "Junjo"

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Over the past several years, the brilliant 17 North Parade label (an imprint of VP Records) has been picking up where boutique reissue labels like Motion Records and the lamented Blood & Fire left off, documenting reggae music's classical period in the 1970s and the transition from roots to dancehall styles that took place during the 1980s. Producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes was one of several producers who helped to usher in that transition, guiding roots masters like Wayne Jarrett, the Wailing Souls, and the young Hugh Mundell into the new era while simultaneously fostering the careers of emerging dancehall artists like Cocoa Tea, Barrington Levy, and the exciting (but ultimately commercially doomed) teenage toaster Billy Boyo. This excellent two-disc set (one disc for singers, the other for DJs) offers an overview of some of the strongest material from Junjo's vault: stone classics like Barrington Levy's "Prison Oval Rock" and Yellowman's effortlessly propulsive "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" and "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng," Tony Tuff's brilliant "Come Fi Mash It" (on the "Three Blind Mice" rhythm), and the wonderful craziness of Eek-A-Mouse's "Anarexol." There are a few disappointments -- Junior Reid's singing is uncharacteristically weak on "Lover's Affair," and John Holt's rendition of the classic "Love I Can Feel" is curiously anemic -- but overall this is a fantastic introduction to one of reggae music's most fertile periods and greatest studio talents. [The package also includes a bonus DVD documentary.]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2010
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645416221
catalogNumber:
4162
Rank:
102854

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Worries in the Dance
  2. Prison Oval Rock
  3. I Am the Don
  4. Gunman
  5. Police in Helicopter
  6. Hog & Goat
  7. Give Another Israel a Try
  8. Chip In
  9. Lover's Affair
  10. Jacqueline
  11. Ice Cream Love
  12. 21 Girls Salute
  13. Fire House Rock (aka Waterhouse Rock)
  14. Come Fi Mash It
  15. Dancehall Style
  16. Pass the TV Sheng Peng (aka Pass the Kushempeng)
  17. Love I Can Feel
  18. Lost My Sonia
  19. Look How Me Sexy
  20. Last Dance

Disc 2

  1. Flash It Inna E
  2. Boneman Connection
  3. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
  4. Woola Woope
  5. Bible Story
  6. Anarexol
  7. Two Bad DJ
  8. Fisherman Style
  9. Bam Salute
  10. Bubbling Telephone (Chalice)
  11. Some a Halla
  12. Wa-Do-Dem
  13. Another One Bites the Dust
  14. Diseases
  15. Spar with Me
  16. Bobo Dread
  17. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
  18. Wicked She Wicked
  19. Dance Pon the Corner
  20. How the West Was Won

Disc 3

  1. Bonus DVD

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Primary Artist
Chico Hamilton   Horn
Ansel Collins   Keyboards
Gladstone Anderson   Keyboards
Andy Bassford   Guitar
Val Bennett   Horn
Carlton "Santa" Davis   Drums
Deadly Headley   Horn
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Bobby Ellis   Horn
Dean Fraser   Horn
Bongo Herman   Percussion
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Keyboards
Sky Juice   Percussion
Willie Lindo   Guitar
David Madden   Horn
Christopher Meredith   Bass
Nambo Robinson   Horn
Style Scott   Drums
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Sowell   Guitar
Chris Stanley   Bass
Keith Sterling   Keyboards
Winston Wright   Keyboards
Errol "Flabba" Holt   Bass
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont   Guitar
Dwight Pickney   Guitar
Skully   Percussion
Robbie Lynn   Keyboards

Technical Credits

John Holt   Composer
Barrington Levy   Composer
Johnny Osbourne   Composer
Scientist   Engineer
Barnabas   Engineer
Hugh Mundell   Composer
Calvin Scott   Composer
Leroy Smart   Composer
Don Carlos   Composer
Linval Thompson   Composer
Yellowman   Liner Notes
Prince Jammy   Engineer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Paul Blake   Composer
Barry Brown   Composer
Carl Dwyer   Composer
Winston Foster   Composer
Sylvan Morris   Engineer
Oswald Palmer   Engineer
Ruddy Thomas   Engineer
William Robinson   Composer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Ripton Hylton   Composer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Delroy Reid   Composer
Marlon Williams   Camera Operator
Byron Letts   Composer
Anthony Fairclough   Composer
Solgie Hamilton   Engineer
Daddy Lion Chandell   Liner Notes
Joseph Sterling   Composer
Winston Morris   Composer
Michael Haynes   Composer
Errol "ET" Thompson   Engineer
Norman Bryan   Director
Winston Matthews   Composer
Pierre Bost   Director
Supercino   Artwork
Earlando Neil   Composer
Robert Brammer   Composer
Cecil Wellington   Composer
Adnelin Campbell   Composer
Ophlin N. Russell   Composer
Winston Hislop   Composer
Fidel Luna   Director
Wayne Bradley Miller   Composer
John McMorris   Composer
Kevin Jackson   Camera Operator

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