Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are lots of collections like this out there that attempt to chronicle the fascinating story of Jamaica's pop music, but what sets this four-disc, 100-track box apart is that the selections here, and much of the text and song notations (the discs come packaged as part of a book), were made by Edward Seaga. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica was a man who was as much interested in the cultural history of Jamaica as he was in its politics, and he was there when the skewed, defiant, joyous, and infectious rhythms of reggae swept Jamaica into the 20th century. He understood, even as a politician, that music was the island's greatest commercial commodity and export, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are lots of collections like this out there that attempt to chronicle the fascinating story of Jamaica's pop music, but what sets this four-disc, 100-track box apart is that the selections here, and much of the text and song notations (the discs come packaged as part of a book), were made by Edward Seaga. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica was a man who was as much interested in the cultural history of Jamaica as he was in its politics, and he was there when the skewed, defiant, joyous, and infectious rhythms of reggae swept Jamaica into the 20th century. He understood, even as a politician, that music was the island's greatest commercial commodity and export, even if the songs themselves were often harshly critical of the Jamaican government, and authority in general. Seaga's selections cover all the key bases, from ska through rocksteady to reggae and dancehall, and his comments and notes show he knows what he's talking about. He was there. He was Prime Minister. He also loved music and could see and hear the creative musical revolution going on in Jamaica everywhere he went. In the end, politics aside, he was a complete fan, and a bit of a historian. That shows here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645196321
  • Catalog Number: 1963
  • Sales rank: 105,356

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Easy Snapping - Theophilus Beckford (2:32)
  2. 2 Dumplins - Dragonaires (2:43)
  3. 3 Manny Oh - Higgs & Wilson (2:26)
  4. 4 Oh Carolina - The Folkes Brothers (2:38)
  5. 5 They Got To Go - Prince Buster (2:26)
  6. 6 Independent Jamaica - Lord Creator (2:49)
  7. 7 Black Head Chinaman - Prince Buster (2:50)
  8. 8 Blazing Fire - Derrick Morgan (2:45)
  9. 9 Wash Wash - Prince Buster (3:21)
  10. 10 Sammy Dead - Eric "Monty" Morris (2:07)
  11. 11 My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1:59)
  12. 12 Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds & the Dominoes (2:50)
  13. 13 Occupation - Don Drummond & The Skatalites (2:35)
  14. 14 Little Did You Know - The Techniques (2:14)
  15. 15 Dancing Mood - Delroy Wilson (2:22)
  16. 16 Rough and Tough - Stranger Cole (2:56)
  17. 17 Take It Easy - Hopeton Lewis (2:40)
  18. 18 Every Night - Joe White & Chuck (2:45)
  19. 19 Rock Steady - Alton Ellis (2:43)
  20. 20 Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court) - The Aces (2:16)
  21. 21 No More Heartaches - The Beltones (2:28)
  22. 22 The Tide is High - The Paragons (2:37)
  23. 23 Trench Town Rock - Bob Marley & the Wailers (2:50)
  24. 24 Israelites (Aka Poor Me Israelites) - The Aces (2:44)
  25. 25 Sweet and Dandy - The Maytals (2:59)
  26. 26 Everything Crash - The Ethiopians (2:30)
  27. 27 Satta Massa Gana - The Abyssinians (3:16)
  28. 28 Fire Corner - King Stitt (2:38)
  29. 29 Java Dub - Impact All-Stars (2:38)
  30. 30 Hypocrite - The Heptones (2:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wear You To the Ball - The Paragons (2:29)
  2. 2 Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson (2:57)
  3. 3 54-46 Was My Number (Stick It Up Mister) - Toots & the Maytals (3:09)
  4. 4 Them a Fi Get a Beatin' - Peter Tosh (1:52)
  5. 5 Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff (2:41)
  6. 6 The Sun Shines For Me - Bob Andy (2:05)
  7. 7 Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear (3:25)
  8. 8 Fade Away - Junior Byles (3:08)
  9. 9 Lady With the Star Light - Ken Boothe (2:34)
  10. 10 Right Time - The Mighty Diamonds (3:15)
  11. 11 Police and Thieves - Junior Murvin (3:37)
  12. 12 Ram Goat Liver - Pluto Shervington (2:57)
  13. 13 We De People/The Power and the Glory - Ernie Smith (3:52)
  14. 14 Two Sevens Clash - Culture (3:25)
  15. 15 It's Alright - Bob Marley & the Wailers (2:33)
  16. 16 Forward Ever - Jacob Miller (3:06)
  17. 17 My Number One - Gregory Isaacs (3:30)
  18. 18 Money In My Pocket - Dennis Brown (3:12)
  19. 19 Kaya - Bob Marley & the Wailers (2:27)
  20. 20 Rub-a-Dub Style - Michigan & Smiley (3:08)
  21. 21 Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (3:23)
  22. 22 Land of My Birth - Eric Donaldson (3:01)
  23. 23 Silly Games - Janet Kay (3:40)
  24. 24 Someone Loves You Honey - J.C. Lodge (3:37)
  25. 25 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Black Uhuru (3:15)
  26. 26 Arlene - General Echo (2:57)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Over Me - Yellowman (3:20)
  2. 2 One Two - Sister Nancy (3:25)
  3. 3 Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth (3:19)
  4. 4 I'm Getting Married In the Morning - Yellowman (3:13)
  5. 5 Try Jah Love - Third World (5:17)
  6. 6 Push Comes To Shove - Freddie McGregor (3:34)
  7. 7 Love Has Found Its Way - Dennis Brown (4:24)
  8. 8 Cottage tn Negril - Tyrone Taylor (4:11)
  9. 9 Every Time a Ear De Soun' - Mutabaruka (2:53)
  10. 10 Electric Boogie - Marcia Griffiths (3:59)
  11. 11 Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith (3:05)
  12. 12 Greetings - Half Pint (3:29)
  13. 13 No Way No Better Than Yard - Admiral Bailey (3:28)
  14. 14 Wild World - Maxi Priest (3:31)
  15. 15 Cover Me - Stewart (3:12)
  16. 16 Wild Gilbert - Lovindeer (3:33)
  17. 17 Pocomania Day - Lovindeer (3:22)
  18. 18 Good Thing Going - Sugar Minott (3:36)
  19. 19 One Blood - Junior Reid (3:48)
  20. 20 Twice My Age - Krystal (3:43)
  21. 21 Hello Africa - Garnett Silk (3:12)
  22. 22 Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus (3:55)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Putting Up Resistance - Beres Hammond (3:30)
  2. 2 You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn (3:28)
  3. 3 Murderer - Buju Banton (3:30)
  4. 4 Tour - Capleton (3:55)
  5. 5 Lord Give Me Strength - Luciano (3:57)
  6. 6 Untold Stories - Buju Banton (4:32)
  7. 7 Fed Up - Bounty Killer (3:25)
  8. 8 Sycamore Tree - Lady Saw (3:19)
  9. 9 Black Woman and Child - Sizzla (3:39)
  10. 10 Who Am I (Sim Simma) - Beenie Man (3:14)
  11. 11 Down By the River - Morgan Heritage (3:25)
  12. 12 Virtuous Woman - Warrior King (3:17)
  13. 13 Gimme the Light - Sean Paul (3:39)
  14. 14 Pon De River Pon De Bank - Elephant Man (3:51)
  15. 15 Welcome To Jamrock - Damian "Junior Gong" Marley (3:33)
  16. 16 She's Royal - Tarrus Riley (3:29)
  17. 17 True Reflections - Jah Cure (3:34)
  18. 18 Roots - Etana (4:07)
  19. 19 Boombastic (4:06)
  20. 20 Lioness On the Rise - Queen Ifrica (3:19)
  21. 21 I'm On the Rock - Mavado (3:09)
  22. 22 The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff (3:35)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Composer
Jimmy Cliff Composer, Producer
Alton Ellis Composer
Joe Higgs Composer
Justin Hinds Composer
John Holt Composer
Inner Circle Producer
Bob Marley Composer, Producer
Mutabaruka Producer
Byron Lee Composer, Producer
Cat Stevens Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Earl Robinson Composer
Peter Collins Producer
Don Drummond Composer
Joe Gibbs Composer, Producer
Marlin Greene Composer
Rod McKuen Composer
Leroy Sibbles Composer
Lloyd Lovindeer Composer, Producer
Clancy Eccles Composer, Producer
Denroy Morgan Composer
Junior Reid Producer
Eric Donaldson Composer
Prince Jammy Producer
Derrick Morgan Composer
Dennis Bovell Producer
Beres Hammond Composer
Garnett Silk Composer
Clifton Bailey Composer
Howard Barrett Composer
Patrick Barrett Composer
Theophilus Beckford Composer
Errol Crusher Bennett Composer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Producer
Stuart Brown Composer, Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell Composer, Producer
Prince Buster Producer
Lloyd Campbell Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Producer
Noel Davey Composer
Roy S. Dayes Composer
Lloyd Dennis Producer
Leonard Dillon Composer
Bobby Dixon Composer
Sly Dunbar Composer, Producer
Lloyd Ferguson Composer
Althea Forrest Composer
Winston Foster Composer
Dean Fraser Producer
Donovan Germain Composer, Producer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Joseph Hill Composer
Eddie Hinton Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness Composer
Gregory Isaacs Composer
Lloyd James Composer
The Jerks Producer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Producer
Junior Murvin Composer
Ini Kamoze Composer
Leslie Kong Producer
Morris Levy Composer
Ian Lewis Composer
Willie Lindo Producer
Robert Livingston Composer, Producer
Barry Llewellyn Composer
Robert Lyn Composer
Stephen Marley Composer
Melody McCully Composer
Freddie McGregor Composer, Producer
Peter Tosh Composer
Jackie Mittoo Composer
Earl Morgan Composer
Nakhamyah Morgan Composer
Peter Morgan Composer
Mark Myrie Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer, Producer
George Phang Producer
Sonia Pottinger Producer
Alvin Ranglin Producer
Donna Reid Composer
Deke Richards Composer
Winston Rodney Composer
Michael Rose Composer
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
Fitzroy Simpson Composer
Earl "Chinna" Smith Composer
Ernie Smith Producer
Steven Stanley Composer, Producer
Tyrone Taylor Composer, Producer
Errol Thompson Composer, Producer
Handel Tucker Composer, Producer
Ray Whitley Composer
Ian Williams Producer
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer, Producer
Dawn Penn Composer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Moses Davis Composer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes Producer
Delroy Reid Composer
Lynford Manning Producer
Winston Riley Composer, Producer
Doc Bagby Composer
John Masouri Foreword
Roy Black Track Annotations
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Composer
Hopeton Lewis Composer
Clive Chin Composer, Producer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia Producer
Harry Johnson Composer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon Producer
Paul Shields Mastering
Yvonne Brown Composer
Dermott Hussey Foreword
Pluto Shervington Composer
Orville Burrell Composer
Desmond Dacres Composer
Neville Livingston Composer
Jepher McClymont Composer
Lindon Roberts Composer
Harris Seaton Composer
Vincent "Randy" Chin Producer
Don Devaney Composer
Tyrone Evans Composer
Anthony Fairclough Composer
John Folkes Composer
Rodney Price Composer
Jeremy Harding Composer, Producer
Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan Composer
Joe White Composer
Edward Seaga Producer, Executive Producer, Introduction, Text
Trevor James Composer
Richard "Bello" Bell Producer
Troy Rami Composer
Mitchum Chin Composer
Una Morgan Composer
Carlton Manning Composer
Ron Wilson Composer
Michael Johnson Producer
Everton Bonner Composer
Winston Wallace Composer, Producer
Robbie Lyn Composer
J.J. Johnson Producer
Craig Parks Composer
Richard Khouri Producer
Keith Anderson Composer
D.A. Forbes Producer
Irving Nahan Composer
Troyton Rami Producer
Beasley Smith Composer
Paul Khouri Producer
Edward "Bunny" Lee Producer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett Composer, Producer
Brian Atkinson Composer
Daddy Lion Chandell Track Annotations
Ralph Walker Composer
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hookim Producer
Duane Stephenson Composer
Donald Clive Davidson Mastering, Track Annotations
Superintendent Gladstone Wright Composer
Sonita Walker Composer
John Taylor Composer
Roger Lewis Composer
Lawrence Lindo Producer
David Sinclair Composer
Frederick J. Perren Composer
Euwart Beckford Composer
Chris "Chrisman" Scott Mastering
Joseph Bogdanovich Producer
Trevor "Baby G" James Producer
Lowell Dunbar Composer
"Deadly" Headley Bennett Composer
Glenroy Browne Composer
Phillip Fullwood Composer
Frederick Hibbert Composer
Shauna McKenzie Composer
John Lawrence Myatt Composer
Sean Henriques Composer
Wilburn T. Cole Composer
Collin Edwards Composer
Robert Spencer Composer
Arthur "Duke" Reid Producer
Omar Riley Composer
Clement Dodd Composer, Producer
Ventrice Morgan Composer
Glenroy A. Smith Composer
Robert Shakespeare Composer
Johnnie B. Roberts Composer
Tappa Zukie Producer
Dave Kelly Composer, Producer
Joseph Hoo-Kim Composer
Winston Delano Riley Composer
Kenrick Randolph Patrick Composer
James E. Chambers Composer
Diana Bovell Composer
Floyd King Composer
Andrew Prenderast Producer
Alphonso J. Mizell Composer
Allan R. Hope Composer
Migel O. Collins Composer
Mathias Galliot Art Direction
Mark A. Dyer Composer
Keble F. Drummond Composer
Joseph A. Sterling Composer
Ian F. Smith Composer
Eric Lloyd Morris Composer
Dorian Bonny Art Direction
Donald O. Shaw Composer
David C. Brooks Composer
Chuck White Composer
Cecil Eustace Campbell Composer
Willie C. Cobbs Composer
Oscar B. O'Hare Composer
Oniel Norman H. Bryan Composer
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