The Deejays: Classic Reggae

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The early reggae DJs have finally been getting their due on wax -- for a while, the focus was almost entirely on those who followed during the dancehall period and subsequent digital ragga years. Now, with titles like this and a few others on Trojan, innovators such as U-Roy and Big Youth are getting their due. Along with these two hugely important toasters, other first-tier DJs heard here include I-Roy, Dillinger, and Dennis Alcapone. No less intriguing, though, are such overlooked chatters as Sir Lord Comic, Jah Woosh, and Charlie Ace. This '70s mix mostly features top-notch cuts like Alcapone's "Jungle of Crime" and Dillinger's "Mid-East Rock," while also spotlighting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
The early reggae DJs have finally been getting their due on wax -- for a while, the focus was almost entirely on those who followed during the dancehall period and subsequent digital ragga years. Now, with titles like this and a few others on Trojan, innovators such as U-Roy and Big Youth are getting their due. Along with these two hugely important toasters, other first-tier DJs heard here include I-Roy, Dillinger, and Dennis Alcapone. No less intriguing, though, are such overlooked chatters as Sir Lord Comic, Jah Woosh, and Charlie Ace. This '70s mix mostly features top-notch cuts like Alcapone's "Jungle of Crime" and Dillinger's "Mid-East Rock," while also spotlighting the fine production work of Duke Reid, Keith Hudson, Lee Perry, Joe Gibbs, and many others. A great addition to the growing catalog of vintage reggae compilations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2001
  • Label: Music Club
  • UPC: 614475016222
  • Catalog Number: 50162

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wake the Town (2:28)
  2. 2 Black Man's Time (3:42)
  3. 3 Jungle of Crime (2:33)
  4. 4 Dance Beat - King Stitt (3:02)
  5. 5 Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2:58)
  6. 6 Draw Your Brakes - Scotty (3:16)
  7. 7 Creation Version (2:34)
  8. 8 I've Got to Get Away (2:12)
  9. 9 The Great Wuga Wuga (3:04)
  10. 10 I'm Alright (2:52)
  11. 11 Melinda (3:52)
  12. 12 The Hudson Affair (3:23)
  13. 13 Sounds of Babylon - Samuel the First (3:43)
  14. 14 Mid-East Rock - Dillinger (3:13)
  15. 15 Moving (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Youth Track Performer
I-Roy Track Performer
U-Roy Track Performer
Dennis Alcapone Track Performer
Jah Woosh Track Performer
Sir Lord Comic Track Performer
Dave Barker Track Performer
Charlie Ace Track Performer
Technical Credits
Derek Scott Composer
Ian McCann Liner Notes
Samuel the First Arranger
D. Scott Composer
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