Real Authentic Reggae Bash
October 30, 2001
|Format||DVD - Region Free|
|Length||Approx. 70 minutes|
The DVD subtitled - "The Dread Lion Presents RAS RECORDS Favorite Artists Video Galore!" - contains 18 music videos from the impressive Ras Records catalogue and more or less gives a decent impression of the history of RAS Records. The label was started in 1979 through the mind of Doctor Dread. Quickly outgrowing the basement of his home where RAS Records begun, Doctor Dread's vison grew by leaps and bounds to become one of the the prominent distributors of reggae music in the US. In the early 80s the RAS label made significant developments in reggae by signing such acts as Black Uhuru, Don Carlos, Inner Circle, Junior Reid, Yellowman and Freddie McGregor. In the late 80s RAS Records managed to reunite the roots trio Israel Vibration and many quality releases followed.
As mentioned before the DVD is a collection of reggae videos, containing the following tracks : 1. Israel Vibration - Rudeboy Shuflin 2. Culture - Riverside 3. Israel Vibration - Feelin' Irie 4. Black Uhuru - Fire City 5. JC Lodge - Loving You 6. Roots Radics - Radically Radics 7. Peter Broggs - Cease The War 8. Yellowman - Reggae On The Move 9. Culture - Addis Ababba 10. Black Uhuru - Great Train Robbery 11. Mystic Revealers - Righteous 12. Yellowman - Prayer 13. Israel Vibration - Livety In The Hood 14. Mighty Diamonds - Gone Bad 15. Eek-A-Mouse - Safari 16. Yellowman - Party 17. Michigan & Smiley - Sugar Daddy 18. Tony Rebel - Si Jah Esta A Lade De Me.
The clips presented are well-known tunes ranging from the early 80s to recent productions like for example Tony Rebel's Si Jah Esta A Lade De Me, a tune included on his latest album 'Realms Of Rebel'. No less than 3 Israel Vibration videos are featured here and the disc opens with one of the group's best outings Rudeboy Shufflin' which happens to be a very professional shot video. Other impressive tracks are Yellowman with the cheerful Party, the two 'frightening' Black Uhuru videos Fire City and Great Train Robbery and Gone Bad by the Mighty Diamonds, a track which is drawn from their 'Speak The Truth' album. Eek-A-Mouse delivers Safari and his clip (probably a very low budget project!) deserves credits for most amusing video of the disc!