Strictly the Best, Vol. 48

Strictly the Best, Vol. 48

     
 

The VP label's annual overview of the year's best reggae singles continues to arrive at the rate of two volumes a year, with 2013's editions being 48 and 49. The high quality control is maintained and the label's licensing muscle is as strong as ever, but the big difference this year is that the soft and the hard have been split, with Vol. 48…  See more details below

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The VP label's annual overview of the year's best reggae singles continues to arrive at the rate of two volumes a year, with 2013's editions being 48 and 49. The high quality control is maintained and the label's licensing muscle is as strong as ever, but the big difference this year is that the soft and the hard have been split, with Vol. 48 offering mostly contemporary reggae and roots music while Vol. 49 goes for ragga and dancehall. Fans with a taste for the diverse will have to grab them both, but 48 is a cool ruler on its own, lifting spirits with a positive trilogy of tunes from Morgan Heritage ("Here Come the Kings"), Jah Cure ("Wake Up"), and Etana ("Better Tomorrow"). Sizzla's closing "Good Love" is a high-stepping throwback that finds the Bobo Dread bubbling over with sweetness, and when it comes to slick, Gyptian approaches Vol. 49 territory with the radio-worthy remix of "Vixen," while Jemere Morgan (extended Morgan Heritage clan) brings that teen-reggae sparkle during the highly infectious "Neighborhood Girl." Anything harder or more "up" and Vol. 49 is what's required, but this smoother annual is still highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2014
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645199124
catalogNumber:
1991
Rank:
221809

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Morgan Heritage   Vocals

Technical Credits

Donovan Germain   Producer
Carl McCloud   Composer,Producer
Collin "Bulbie" York   Composer,Producer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon   Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
S. Brown   Composer
Deron D. James   Art Direction
Angela Hunte   Composer
Arden "Keyz" Altino   Producer
Stanley "Rellee" Hayden   Producer
H. Lawes   Composer
K. Bennett   Composer
Christopher Scott   Mastering
W. Riley   Composer
M. Heritage   Composer
C. White   Composer
B. Dixon   Composer
C. Martin   Composer
R. Morgan   Composer
S. McKenzie   Composer
W. Edwards   Composer
D. Hamilton   Composer
Shane C. Brown   Producer
M. Elliott   Composer
Akene Dunkley   Composer,Producer
Justus Arison   Producer
Llamar Brown   Producer
Sanya Cowan   Producer
Mental Chung   Illustrations
Sounjay Cerr   Producer
Zyon Panton   Producer

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