Reggae Anthology: Penthouse Classics

Reggae Anthology: Penthouse Classics

     
 

Just as Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, was one of the most powerful forces in reggae in the 1960s and 1970s, the Penthouse label dominated dancehall reggae in 1980s and beyond. It seems just about every major dancehall artist has spent at least some time at Penthouse Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Reggae Anthology: Penthouse Classics is an attempt to anthologize some…  See more details below

Overview

Just as Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, was one of the most powerful forces in reggae in the 1960s and 1970s, the Penthouse label dominated dancehall reggae in 1980s and beyond. It seems just about every major dancehall artist has spent at least some time at Penthouse Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Reggae Anthology: Penthouse Classics is an attempt to anthologize some of the material that has come out of the label since the 1980s. Arguably the biggest artist in the Penthouse stable is Buju Banton, and he is well represented here with three tracks. His ability to meld rough vocals with sweet melodies on songs like "Wicked Dickie," which features singer Nadine Sutherland, and "Bonafide Love," with singer Wayne Wonder, helped create a formula that dancehall artists would follow for years to come. That rough-and-ready formula is heard throughout the album, and nowhere is it done with greater effect than when Marcia Griffiths joins with Cutty Ranks' on "Half Idiot." Reggae veteran Beres Hammond's also provides a highlight with "After the Fight," an ageless classic that will hold up well over time, as will just about every other track on this album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2001
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645158329
catalogNumber:
1583

Tracks

  1. Batty Rider  - Buju Banton
  2. Trying to Get to You  - Richie Stephens
  3. Saddest Day  - Wayne Wonder
  4. Complaint  - Garnett Silk
  5. Love Mi Haffi Get  - Beres Hammond
  6. No Retreat No Surrender  -  Terror Fabulous
  7. Just Don't Want to Be Lonely  - Freddie McGregor
  8. One in a Million  -  Sanchez
  9. Half Idiot  - Marcia Griffiths
  10. One Dance Won't Do  - Audrey Hall
  11. Yush  - Mad Cobra
  12. Don't Break Your Promise  -  Tamlins
  13. Fresh Vegetable  - Tony Rebel
  14. Workie Workie  - Chaka Demus
  15. El Shaddai  -  Jahmali
  16. Wicked Dickie  - Nadine Sutherland
  17. I Shall Sing  - Marcia Griffiths
  18. Heads of Government  -  Mighty Diamonds
  19. Bonafide Love  - Buju Banton
  20. After the Fight  - Beres Hammond

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mighty Diamonds   Track Performer
Tamlins   Track Performer
Mad Cobra   Track Performer
Richie Stephens   Track Performer
Wayne Wonder   Track Performer
Cutty Ranks   Track Performer
Mark Myrie   Track Performer
Beres Hammond   Track Performer
Garnett Silk   Track Performer
Terror Fabulous   Track Performer
Chaka Demus   Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths   Track Performer
Freddie McGregor   Track Performer
Nadine Sutherland   Track Performer
Audrey Hall   Track Performer
Jahmali   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Donovan Germain   Executive Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Murray Elias   Executive Producer
Patricia Meschino   Liner Notes
Cristy Barber   Executive Producer
Tia Johnson   Concept

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