The Best of Studio One, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd ran Studio One, one of the best and most influential Jamaican recording studios in the 1960s and 1970s. From its production booth he essentially presided over the transition from rock steady to reggae, and artists as famous as Bob Marley, Burning Spear, and Dennis Brown recorded some of their earliest work under his supervision. This excellent collection of singles makes a solid case for Dodd's primacy among reggae producers of the period: "Melody Life" by Marcia Griffiths and "Party Time" by the Heptones remain two of the reggae's most loved standards; other highlights on this album include Larry Marshall's immortal "Throw Me Corn," "Row Fisherman ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd ran Studio One, one of the best and most influential Jamaican recording studios in the 1960s and 1970s. From its production booth he essentially presided over the transition from rock steady to reggae, and artists as famous as Bob Marley, Burning Spear, and Dennis Brown recorded some of their earliest work under his supervision. This excellent collection of singles makes a solid case for Dodd's primacy among reggae producers of the period: "Melody Life" by Marcia Griffiths and "Party Time" by the Heptones remain two of the reggae's most loved standards; other highlights on this album include Larry Marshall's immortal "Throw Me Corn," "Row Fisherman Row" by the Wailing Souls presented here in an extended version, and Dennis Brown's excellent version of "Impossible." Best of all may be the Termites' slightly eerie take on the aching "My Last Love."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1989
  • Label: Heartbeat / Pgd
  • UPC: 011661750722
  • Catalog Number: 617507

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baby Why (2:49)
  2. 2 My Last Love (3:05)
  3. 3 Melody Life (2:55)
  4. 4 Can I Change My Mind (2:59)
  5. 5 Jah Promise - Johnny Osbourne (3:51)
  6. 6 Rub a Dub Style - Michigan (3:11)
  7. 7 Impossible - Dennis Brown (3:19)
  8. 8 Party Time (2:44)
  9. 9 Throw Me Corn (2:33)
  10. 10 Born to Love - Slim Smith (2:45)
  11. 11 Roots Natty (2:55)
  12. 12 Oh Mr. D.C. (2:16)
  13. 13 Rastafari Tell You - Judah Tafari Eskender (2:24)
  14. 14 Row Fisherman Row (8:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dennis Brown Track Performer
Alton Ellis Track Performer
The Heptones Track Performer
Johnny Osbourne Track Performer
Slim Smith Track Performer
The Wailing Souls Track Performer
Smiley Track Performer
The Cables Track Performer
The Gladiators Track Performer
Larry Marshall Track Performer
Michigan & Smiley Track Performer
The Termites Track Performer
Marcia Griffiths Track Performer
Sugar Minott Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bob Andy Composer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd Composer, Producer
Carl Wolfolk Composer
Barry Despenza Composer
A. Griffiths Composer
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