Vintage Vocals

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Don't let the ugly-duckling packaging and obscure label fool you into thinking that this is some sort of second-rate collection of disposable reggae by no-name artists. True, the production standards are uneven, but that's because these 18 tracks were recorded at various times between 1972 and 1984, and at various legendary Jamaican studios, including Channel One, Harry J and Lee Perry's Black Ark. There are performances by such established singers as Bob Andy, Jimmy Riley and the Gaylads whose "Wicked Preacher Man" is one of the album's highlights as well as songs by relative unknowns like Paul Hayden, Orville "Woody" Wood and the Aces whose "Wiseman" is another of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Don't let the ugly-duckling packaging and obscure label fool you into thinking that this is some sort of second-rate collection of disposable reggae by no-name artists. True, the production standards are uneven, but that's because these 18 tracks were recorded at various times between 1972 and 1984, and at various legendary Jamaican studios, including Channel One, Harry J and Lee Perry's Black Ark. There are performances by such established singers as Bob Andy, Jimmy Riley and the Gaylads whose "Wicked Preacher Man" is one of the album's highlights as well as songs by relative unknowns like Paul Hayden, Orville "Woody" Wood and the Aces whose "Wiseman" is another of the album's highlights. Inevitably, there are a couple of clunkers -- Bob Andy's "Congratulations" is a birthday song set, inexplicably, in a creepy minor key -- but overall the quality of this collection is consistently quite high. Well worth purchasing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2000
  • Label: T.p. Records
  • UPC: 695831227520
  • Catalog Number: 2275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Congratulations (3:11)
  2. 2 Wicked Preacher Man (4:27)
  3. 3 Wise Man (4:20)
  4. 4 Hungry People (3:16)
  5. 5 Wake Up (3:54)
  6. 6 Ethiopia (3:32)
  7. 7 World World (3:56)
  8. 8 Rock With Me (4:20)
  9. 9 Love Again (3:55)
  10. 10 Just for a Time (3:54)
  11. 11 I Love You (3:52)
  12. 12 Step up in Culture (4:07)
  13. 13 Life in the World (4:02)
  14. 14 Folly Ranking (4:24)
  15. 15 Ickey (3:38)
  16. 16 My Neighborhood (3:18)
  17. 17 Its a Fact (4:01)
  18. 18 School Days (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judy Mowatt Vocals
Alvin Percussion
Gladstone Anderson Piano
Aston Barrett Bass
Donovan Benji Belnavis Bass
Arnold Brackenridge Trumpet
Tony Chin Guitar
Santa Davis Drums
Val Douglas Bass
Bobby Ellis Trumpet
Dean Fraser Saxophone
The Gaylads Vocals
Willie Lindo Guitar
Tommy McCook Saxophone
Scully Percussion
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Keith Sterling Piano
Mallory Williams Synthesizer
Barnabas Stanley Brian Drums
Benbow Drums
Bubbles Cameron Trombone
Technical Credits
Scientist Engineer
Errol Brown Engineer
Marlon Engineer
Sylvan Morris Engineer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Engineer
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