Crucial cuts from the Prince, crowned King –

Jammy and the digital revolution of dancehall go hand-in-hand, there’s no doubt.
Of course he is responsible for the most-sampled and version rhythm in music history, sleng teng.
But his discography goes much, much further than that – Jammy is the undisputed king of dancehall from the 80’s onwards, rightly so.

This compilation features the ever-able musicianship of Steely & Clevie (RwdFwd favourites), Firehouse Crew, Sly & Robbie, Hi Times Band and more…

Spread across the two 12″s, are some of  reggae’s greatest riddims, the most timeless cuts – all in that undeniable ‘computer music’ attire, with the casiotone in full swing – it’s a sound that represents this era, and still has huge influence in modern dancehall productions.

Of course the instrumentals are important, they lay the foundations.
But let’s not forget the vocal side of things, without them everything would be completely different.

This LP puts down any misconceptions that dancehall turned to lyrical slackness as soon as the sound changed from it’s roots –
Each of the lyrics on this compilation, come with a truly conscious, deliberated message –  speaking of hardship, poverty and it’s resulting gun crime that troubled the Island, Jamaica’s most influential vocalists continue to uphold the traditions of sufferer’s music on this new digital sound.
From Little Kirk’s ‘Don’t Touch The Crack’ to Junior Murvin’s ‘Cool Down The Heat’ – It’s a joy to listen to the lyrics, delivered in such upbeat style, but with a message that goes much deeper than just simply laying down a melody.

This compilation serves as an essential directory to Jammy’$ finest work, and the most crucial vocal cuts.

Rrrrrrrrunnnn it!

Served on two discs, in picture sleeve with extended words from Harry Wise.

TRACKLIST:

A1 Wayne Smith – My Lord, My God
A2 Echo Minott – Living In The Ghetto
A3 Junior Murvin – Cool Down The Heat
A4 Youthman – Mr. Boss Man
A5 Al Campbell – Can’t Take The Pressure

B1 Junior Delgado – Rasta People
B2 Prince Junior – Crucial Boy
B3 Pad Anthony – Dangerous System
B4 King Kong – Move Insane
B5 Nitty Gritty – Down In The Ghetto

C1 Junior Delgado – Illegal Gun
C2 Little Twitch – Devil Send You Come
C3 Horace Andy – Live And Save Life
C4 Little Kirk – Don´t Touch The Crack
C5 Super Black – Bad Boy Gone A Jail

D1 Cornell Campbell – Nothing Don´t Come Easy
D2 Admiral Tibet – Serious Time
D3 King Everal – Must Have To Free
D4 Johnny Osbourne – Dem A Terrorist
D5 Wailing Souls – Spread Propaganda

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