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4 essential early dancehall albums. Most recordings unavailable on any format for decades. Features three superstars of the original dancehall era. As the 1970s drew to a close, Jamaican music underwent one of it's periodical stylistic shifts, with the roots sound that had found favour with reggae audiences throughout much of the decade supplanted by a brasher less ethereal style that soon came to be known as 'dancehall'. One of the most overlooked genres in the island's rich musical history, dancehall mixed hard- edged elements of roots and dub with the goodtime upbeat vibes of 60s ska, rock steady and early reggae, with it's development providing a badly needed injection of excitement into the nation's music scene. Arguably the most influential Kingston-based music maker from this time was Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, who launched his career as an independent record producer in 1978, having previously made his mark working alongside Linval Thompson. After seeing his work released on a number of Jamaican music labels, he achieved his first major success the following year, with such hit singles as 'Bounty Hunter', 'Shine Eye Gal' and 'Looking My Love', performed by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Barrington Levy. Soon after, Lawes produced the singer's debut album, 'Bounty Hunter' - released on Hyman Wright's Hi Life label - the popularity of which further cemented the reputations of both men. Over the years that immediately followed, Lawes demonstrated his mastery of the dancehall sound by producing a series of best-selling singles and albums on his Volcano and Jah Guidance and Arrival labels, while his determination to remain a key player on the local scene was demonstrated by the formation of his venerated Volcano sound system. Among the many newcomers with whom he worked during this period were youthful DJs Charlie Chaplin and Cocoa Tea, whose associations with the producer spawned such dancehall classics as 'Rocking Dolly', 'I've Lost My Sonia', 'Hey Youthman', 'International Robbery' and 'Yankee'Skank', all of which were included across a trio of popular long-players: 'Weh Dem A Go Down', 'Sound System' and 'Dancehall Rockers'. This long overdue collection, which brings together Barrington Levy's breakthrough album along with the above Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin collections and a handful of rare bonus tracks, provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy original Jamaican dancehall at it's very best, produced and performed by some of it's finest talents.
4 essential early dancehall albums. Most recordings unavailable on any format for decades. Features three superstars of the original dancehall era. As the 1970s drew to a close, Jamaican music underwent one of it's periodical stylistic shifts, with the roots sound that had found favour with reggae audiences throughout much of the decade supplanted by a brasher less ethereal style that soon came to be known as 'dancehall'. One of the most overlooked genres in the island's rich musical history, dancehall mixed hard- edged elements of roots and dub with the goodtime upbeat vibes of 60s ska, rock steady and early reggae, with it's development providing a badly needed injection of excitement into the nation's music scene. Arguably the most influential Kingston-based music maker from this time was Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, who launched his career as an independent record producer in 1978, having previously made his mark working alongside Linval Thompson. After seeing his work released on a number of Jamaican music labels, he achieved his first major success the following year, with such hit singles as 'Bounty Hunter', 'Shine Eye Gal' and 'Looking My Love', performed by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Barrington Levy. Soon after, Lawes produced the singer's debut album, 'Bounty Hunter' - released on Hyman Wright's Hi Life label - the popularity of which further cemented the reputations of both men. Over the years that immediately followed, Lawes demonstrated his mastery of the dancehall sound by producing a series of best-selling singles and albums on his Volcano and Jah Guidance and Arrival labels, while his determination to remain a key player on the local scene was demonstrated by the formation of his venerated Volcano sound system. Among the many newcomers with whom he worked during this period were youthful DJs Charlie Chaplin and Cocoa Tea, whose associations with the producer spawned such dancehall classics as 'Rocking Dolly', 'I've Lost My Sonia', 'Hey Youthman', 'International Robbery' and 'Yankee'Skank', all of which were included across a trio of popular long-players: 'Weh Dem A Go Down', 'Sound System' and 'Dancehall Rockers'. This long overdue collection, which brings together Barrington Levy's breakthrough album along with the above Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin collections and a handful of rare bonus tracks, provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy original Jamaican dancehall at it's very best, produced and performed by some of it's finest talents.
5013929284340
Volcano Dancehall Albums Collection / Various - Volcano Dancehall Albums Collection / Various (Uk)

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 06/21/2024
UPC: 5013929284340

Volcano Dancehall Albums Collection / Various (Uk)
Artist: Volcano Dancehall Albums Collection / Various
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Bounty Hunter - Barrington Levy
2. Shaolin Temple - Barrington Levy
3. Shine Eye Girl - Barrington Levy
4. Moonlight Lover - Barrington Levy
5. Trod with Jah Jah - Barrington Levy
6. It's Not Easy - Barrington Levy
7. Skylarking - Barrington Levy
8. Jah Life - Barrington Levy
9. Wedding Ring - Barrington Levy
10. Don't Fuss Nor Fight - Barrington Levy
11. Looking My Love - Barrington Levy
12. Walk 2000 Miles - Barrington Levy
13. Rocking Dolly - Cocoa Tea
14. Informer - Cocoa Tea
15. Jah Made Them That Way - Cocoa Tea
16. Evening Time - Cocoa Tea
17. Can't Stop Cocoa Tea - Cocoa Tea
18. I've Lost My Sonia - Cocoa Tea
19. I'm Wanted - Cocoa Tea
20. I'm Going Home - Cocoa Tea
21. On Top of the World - Cocoa Tea
22. Chalice Nuh Fi Ramp with - Cocoa Tea
23. Christmas Is Coming - Cocoa Tea
24. We Hot - Charlie Chaplin
25. Small Days - Charlie Chaplin
26. Afraid of You - Charlie Chaplin
27. Bounce, Pon We Corner - Charlie Chaplin
28. Why the World Say So - Charlie Chaplin
29. Screwface People - Charlie Chaplin
30. Principle - Charlie Chaplin
31. Tribute to Marvin Gaye - Charlie Chaplin
32. Ginal - Charlie Chaplin
33. International Robbery - Charlie Chaplin
34. Yan Kee Skank Aka Yankee Skank - Charlie Chaplin
35. Chalice - Charlie Chaplin
36. Face to Face - Charlie Chaplin
37. Eden Ah Try - Charlie Chaplin
38. Tell Me Why - Charlie Chaplin
39. Drifting - Charlie Chaplin
40. Hey Youthman - Charlie Chaplin
41. Skylarking (12" Mix) Version - Barrington Levy
42. Moonlight Dub - Barrington Levy
43. Shine Eye Girl Version - Barrington Levy

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4 essential early dancehall albums. Most recordings unavailable on any format for decades. Features three superstars of the original dancehall era. As the 1970s drew to a close, Jamaican music underwent one of it's periodical stylistic shifts, with the roots sound that had found favour with reggae audiences throughout much of the decade supplanted by a brasher less ethereal style that soon came to be known as 'dancehall'. One of the most overlooked genres in the island's rich musical history, dancehall mixed hard- edged elements of roots and dub with the goodtime upbeat vibes of 60s ska, rock steady and early reggae, with it's development providing a badly needed injection of excitement into the nation's music scene. Arguably the most influential Kingston-based music maker from this time was Henry 'Junjo' Lawes, who launched his career as an independent record producer in 1978, having previously made his mark working alongside Linval Thompson. After seeing his work released on a number of Jamaican music labels, he achieved his first major success the following year, with such hit singles as 'Bounty Hunter', 'Shine Eye Gal' and 'Looking My Love', performed by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Barrington Levy. Soon after, Lawes produced the singer's debut album, 'Bounty Hunter' - released on Hyman Wright's Hi Life label - the popularity of which further cemented the reputations of both men. Over the years that immediately followed, Lawes demonstrated his mastery of the dancehall sound by producing a series of best-selling singles and albums on his Volcano and Jah Guidance and Arrival labels, while his determination to remain a key player on the local scene was demonstrated by the formation of his venerated Volcano sound system. Among the many newcomers with whom he worked during this period were youthful DJs Charlie Chaplin and Cocoa Tea, whose associations with the producer spawned such dancehall classics as 'Rocking Dolly', 'I've Lost My Sonia', 'Hey Youthman', 'International Robbery' and 'Yankee'Skank', all of which were included across a trio of popular long-players: 'Weh Dem A Go Down', 'Sound System' and 'Dancehall Rockers'. This long overdue collection, which brings together Barrington Levy's breakthrough album along with the above Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin collections and a handful of rare bonus tracks, provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy original Jamaican dancehall at it's very best, produced and performed by some of it's finest talents.
        
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