Video Culture Splash
April 5 - 2006

Label HeartBeat
Format DVD - Region Free
Languages English
Subtitles None
Length 53 minutes (approx.)
Producer/Director Various
Over the years, Heartbeat Records has produced music videos for many of reggae's most beloved artists and groups. Finally, these videos are together on one DVD for your discovery. This mid-price DVD holds some 15 video clips. It is a nice compilation of older tunes and recent top clips such as Richie Spice's Earth A Run Red. It's a good thing they have included Everton Blender's all-time classic Lift Up Your Head, a tune that has stood the test of time very well! Don't forget to check that one out.

African reggae star Lucky Dube has come a long way. Moving from traditional Zulu Mbaqanga style to reggae music he has become one of South Africa's biggest sellers. His video Ding Ding Licky Licky Licky Bong is taken from the recent album 'The Other Side'. The 'African Version' is the original promo video featuring traditional South African dancers.

The two Morgan Heritage clips are taken from their 2003 live-dvd "Live In Europe 2003". Reggae veteran Michael Rose delivers two clips here, both shot during the mid-nineties.

Here's the tracklisting :
  • 01 Lucky Dube - Ding Ding Licky Licky Licky Bong
  • 02 Everton Blender - Lift Up Your Head
  • 03 Michael Rose - Rude Boys
  • 04 Richie Spice - Earth a Run Red
  • 05 Morgan Heritage - Don't Haffi Dread
  • 06 Everton Blender - Kingman
  • 07 Sister Carol - Dread Natty Congo
  • 08 Michael Rose - Short Temper (Performance Edit)
  • 09 Morgan Heritage - What We Need is Love
  • 10 Sister Carol - Call Me Sister Carol
  • 11 Mandators - Bubbler
  • 12 Lucky Dube - Ding Ding Licky Licky Licky Bong (African Version)
  • 13 Michael Rose - Short Temper
  • 14 Mandators - Survival
  • 15 Mandators - Bubbler (African Version)
Furthermore the DVD holds a small booklet that includes artist discographies.

A nice collection for a nice price!