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Studio One Rockers

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released by the U.K.-based Soul Jazz in 2001, Studio One Rockers is an excellent introduction to the mighty Jamaican label's undeniable strength and depth. Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's outlet as a producer and label head is paid due here, combining the well-known with the unknown so fluidly that some dedicated fans might be hard-pressed to separate the classic from the unearthed. Not only do you get the 15 fantastic songs -- which flow with the greatest of ease from roots to ska to funk to rocksteady to dub -- but you also get a hefty booklet, which contains an exhaustive interview with Dodd that recalls the days he spent spinning records at his mother's Kingston restaurant. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released by the U.K.-based Soul Jazz in 2001, Studio One Rockers is an excellent introduction to the mighty Jamaican label's undeniable strength and depth. Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's outlet as a producer and label head is paid due here, combining the well-known with the unknown so fluidly that some dedicated fans might be hard-pressed to separate the classic from the unearthed. Not only do you get the 15 fantastic songs -- which flow with the greatest of ease from roots to ska to funk to rocksteady to dub -- but you also get a hefty booklet, which contains an exhaustive interview with Dodd that recalls the days he spent spinning records at his mother's Kingston restaurant. Regrettably, there's zero recording information about the tracks, but that fault falls in line with the majority of reggae reissues. To look on the bright side, it almost adds to the mystique. Differing from most compilations of any genre, this isn't a disc that you dig up from time to time to play a favored track or two. This is something that begs to be played from front to back, since it's wildly varied and well-sequenced. But most importantly, it sounds spectacular. Sequentially, Horace Andy's sublime "Skylarking" gets sandwiched between Freddy McGregor's political "Bobby Bobylon" and "Village Soul," a mallet workout from Lennie Hibbert. Tough and dynamic dancehall duo Michigan & Smiley "Eye of Danger" precedes Dawn Penn's classic, torrid, languid "No No No," only to be followed by the horn punches of the Skatalites' "Phoenix City." Other noteworthies include instrumentals by Sound Dimension the disc-opening "Real Rock", Studio One's music director and organ master Jackie Mittoo "Hot Milk", and guitar legend Ernest Ranglin "Surfin'". Truly a reggae compilation to be bought with no reservations whatsoever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2004
  • Label: Soul Jazz
  • EAN: 5026328000480
  • Catalog Number: 48
  • Sales rank: 118,169

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Real Rock - Sound Dimension (2:31)
  2. 2 Feel Like Jumping - Marcia Griffiths (3:35)
  3. 3 Bobby Bobylon - Freddie McGregor (2:29)
  4. 4 Skylarking - Horace Andy (3:07)
  5. 5 Soul Village - Lennie Hibbert (3:00)
  6. 6 Greedy G - Brentford All Stars (3:38)
  7. 7 Truth and Rights - Johnny Osbourne (3:01)
  8. 8 Surfin' - Ernest Ranglin (2:26)
  9. 9 Eye of Danger - Michigan & Smiley (5:58)
  10. 10 You Don't Love Me (No No No) - Dawn Penn (4:31)
  11. 11 Phoenix City - The Skatalites (2:58)
  12. 12 Crab Walking - Prince Jazzbo (3:15)
  13. 13 Hot Milk - Jackie Mittoo (2:07)
  14. 14 Badder Dan Dem - Lone Ranger (3:54)
  15. 15 Ethiopia - Cedric Brooks (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Osbourne Track Performer
The Skatalites Track Performer
Horace Andy Track Performer
Lone Ranger Track Performer
Michigan & Smiley Track Performer
Prince Jazzbo Track Performer
Cedric Brooks Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths Track Performer
Freddie McGregor Track Performer
Jackie Mittoo Track Performer
Ernest Ranglin Track Performer
Sound Dimension Track Performer
Dawn Penn Track Performer
Lennie Hibbert Track Performer
Brentford All Stars Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bob Andy Composer
Johnny Osbourne Composer
Prince Composer
Don Drummond Contributor
Roland Alphonso Composer
Lone Ranger Contributor
Michigan & Smiley Contributor
Prince Jazzbo Contributor
Errol Crusher Bennett Composer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer, Producer, Mastering
Toots Hibbert Composer
Jackie Mittoo Composer
Dawn Penn Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Horace Hinds Composer
Anthony Fairclough Composer
Angela Scott Licensing
Pete Reilly Mastering
Adrian Self Cover Design, Sleeve Design
Pierce Smith Contributor
Pasport Biscuit Cover Design
C.S. Dodd Composer, Producer, Mastering
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