Artist / Title : Horace Andy - Talk About Peace / Everything Criss (Dub)
Label : Bam Salute      Format : 7" Single
Date : July 9 - 2004
Riddim : Everything Criss
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Quench Aid & John Wayne - Don't Go Girls / Everything Criss (Version)
Label : Bam Salute      Format : 7" Single
Date : July 9 - 2004
Riddim : Everything Criss
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title : Pompidoo - Come Ya Fi Talk / Fano - Wanted
Label : Bam Salute      Format : 7" Single
Date : July 9 - 2004
Riddim : Everything Criss
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Brand new French reggae label "Bam Salute" kicks off its release programme with three singles featuring cuts for "Everything Criss", an old skool dancehall riddim with an awesome pumping bass line. Besides tunes from well known Studio One veteran Horace Andy, lesser-known old skool dancehall deejays Pompidoo and John Wayne, the latter in combination with singer Quench Aid, there's also a French tune by Fano. Horace Andy displays his very distinctive vocal style on the outstanding conscious tune "Talk About Peace", which comes with a nice dub on the flipside. Jamaicans have always been fascinated by American cowboys and gunslingers. The look and persona of the original "rude boy" was, in large part, created through Jamaican youth who imitated the gangster and cowboy movies imported from the US. Also rude boy, yard boy, John Wayne, adopted the moniker of a well-respected, gun-totin', lone rider legend of the screen. The deejay John Wayne and his singing partner Quench Aid, both known from recordings for King Jammy's in the 1980s, deliver a wicked dancehall tune in combination stylee. And the same goes for Pompidoo, who delivers "Come Ya Fi Talk" with his typical rasping voice. It's probably his first brand new tune in about twenty years. On the flipside it's Fano riding the riddim in French style...so you have to understand French to know what it's all about.

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