Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!
Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizadry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.
When Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the 1950s, fighting off the soundsystem competition of Duke Reid, King Edwards and others, few could imagine how far the reign of Studio One would last.
But the emergence of ‘Dancehall’ as a distinct style of reggae at the end of the 1970s, as upstart competing producers began recording vocalists and deejays performing over replayed classic Studio One rhythms, in many ways made the influence of Clement Dodd’s vision more omnipotent than ever before (and lasting to this day).
Not surprisingly, Clement Dodd’s creativity and business acumen made him quick to respond to this musical phenomenon – and he soon began voicing the new stable of Studio One singers and deejays, such as Sugar Minott and Lone Ranger, over original classic Studio One rhythms recorded in the late 1960s – to produce some of the most innovative, time-bending and creative music of his career.
This album comes as CD with slipcase, super-loud, super-heavy triple vinyl album with free download code and as a digital download.
1. Ernest Wilson - Why Oh Why
2. Johnny Osbourne - Lend Me The Sixteen
3. Windel Haye - Haunted House
4. Green Tea & Chassy - Ghetto Girl
5. Johnny Osbourne - Time A Run Out
6. Lone Ranger - Noah In The Ark
7. Devon Russell - Thanks And Praise
8. Brentford Disco Set - Rebel Disco
9. Doreen Schaffer - I Don’t Know Why
10. Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
11. Field Marshall Haye - Roots And Herb Style
12. DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens - Peace Truce Thing
13. Jim Brown - Cure For The Fever
14. Sugar Minott - Peace Treaty Style
15. Lloyd Robinson - It Deep
16. Barry Brown - Far East
17. Windel Haye & Captain
18. Morgan - Flood Victim
VARIOUS CD Studio One Dancehall (Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound)
Label: Soul Jazz Records – SJR CD281
Format: CD, Compilation
Released: 30 Jun 2014