Respect to Studio One

Respect to Studio One

     
 
This is really more of a label sampler than a thematic compilation, as all of the 33 tracks have appeared on Heartbeat releases. What is for sure is that all of the rocksteady, ska, and dancehall numbers were recorded at the legendary Studio One recording studio, with the equally legendary Clement "Coxsone" Dodd producing. There

Overview

This is really more of a label sampler than a thematic compilation, as all of the 33 tracks have appeared on Heartbeat releases. What is for sure is that all of the rocksteady, ska, and dancehall numbers were recorded at the legendary Studio One recording studio, with the equally legendary Clement "Coxsone" Dodd producing. There's little in the way of liner notes, and nothing in the way of dates (even as approximations); that could, after all, be setting a dangerous precedent in the hazy world of reggae reissues, where mysterious vagueness about the source material seems to be a prerequisite of sorts in order to gain official re-release. One could reasonably deduce that much of this is from the '60s and early '70s, and it's very tasty stuff indeed, both by major players (Lee Perry, Alton Ellis, the Skatalites, Marcia Griffiths, Sugar Minott, the Heptones, Burning Spear, Horace Andy, Don Drummond) and minor/unknown ones (Jackie Mittoo, the Termites, Ken Boothe, the Cables). Major reggae fans will most likely prefer to find most or all of the Heartbeat releases from which these tracks were plucked. But for those who want a big portion of relatively unknown vintage reggae, and are not concerned with building a comprehensive library, this is a solid investment.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/1994
Label:
Heartbeat / Pgd
UPC:
0011661768123
catalogNumber:
617681

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Intro: Sound of Young Jamaica Radio Show.
  2. Pretty Looks Isn't All
  3. Nice up the Dance
  4. Melody Life
  5. Throw Me Corn
  6. I'll Never Let You Go
  7. Run Run
  8. Love Me Forever
  9. Forever Version
  10. Wire Higher
  11. What Kind of World
  12. Nanny Goat
  13. Fire Down Below
  14. Have Mercy Mr. Percy
  15. Picture on the Wall
  16. Skylarking
  17. Vanity

Disc 2

  1. Breaking up Is Hard to Do
  2. Psychedelic Rock (Rockfort Rock)
  3. Moving Away
  4. Don't Blame the Baldhead
  5. Bobby Babylon
  6. Yaho
  7. Sing Jay Style
  8. Armagideon Time
  9. Natty Dread on the Go
  10. Strange Things
  11. Timothy
  12. Simmer Down
  13. Artibella
  14. I Should Have Known Better
  15. Chicken Scratch
  16. Roll on Sweet Don

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Boothe   Track Performer
Burning Spear   Track Performer
Alton Ellis   Track Performer
Heptones   Track Performer
John Holt   Track Performer
Johnny Osbourne   Track Performer
Skatalites   Track Performer
Slim Smith   Track Performer
Willie Williams   Track Performer
Don Drummond   Track Performer
Freddie McKay   Track Performer
Viceroys   Track Performer
Horace Andy   Track Performer
Dennis Alcapone   Track Performer
Roland Alphonso   Track Performer
Cables   Track Performer
Lone Ranger   Track Performer
Larry Marshall   Track Performer
Termites   Track Performer
Stranger Cole   Track Performer
Hortense Ellis   Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths   Track Performer
Freddie McGregor   Track Performer
Sugar Minott   Track Performer
Jackie Mittoo   Track Performer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Track Performer
Sound Dimension   Track Performer
Wailers   Track Performer
Delroy Wilson   Track Performer
Papa Michigan   Track Performer
General Smiley   Track Performer
Vicerboys   Track Performer
Brentford All Stars   Track Performer
Winston "Horseman" Williams   Track Performer
Carlton & the Shoes   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Producer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Chris Wilson   Liner Notes
C.S. Dodd   Producer

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