Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

The Best Of Reggae Live
Admiral Bailey & Ninja Man
Innerbeat Music
CD
06 - 07 - 2001

Track list
  1. Introduction
  2. Admiral Bailey - New Brand Song
  3. Admiral Bailey - Haffi Inna It
  4. Admiral Bailey - Della Move
  5. Admiral Bailey - God Pikkinni
  6. Admiral Bailey - Unnu Think Seh Me Dun
  7. Admiral Bailey - Science Again
  8. Introduction
  9. Ninja Man - He Who Trust In Vanity
  10. Ninja Man - Mi Mi
  11. Ninja Man - Down In The Ghetto
  12. Ninja Man - Ninja Mi Ninja
  13. Ninja Man - It's Me
  14. Ninja Man - Free Food Ricket
  15. Ninja Man - Tell Me Who
  16. Ninja Man - Put On Unnu Convenant
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3
This set features live performances at by two Jamaican deejays who proved successful in the second half of the eighties and the early nineties. First Admiral Bailey (real name Glendon Bailey) who enjoyed huge chart successes with his King Jammy produced 'Politician' (1986) and the much versioned 'Punany' (1987). As a deejay he easily combines humour with the digital riddims of Steely and Clevie. His debut set for King Jammy 'Kill Them With It' (1987) was followed with a string of popular dancehall tunes for a variety of producers. In 1993 he re-appeared on the dancehall scene - although less successful - when he once again teamed up with King Jammy. This live recording dates from the time that Admiral Bailey was seemingly done, but regarding the reactions of the crowd he was still one of the most anticipated artists on the Island. The involvement of the audience can be captured from the very first moment. Backed by the tight playing Sagittarius Band Admiral Bailey delivers a fine performance in his well known style bringing such fine tunes like "New Brand Song", "God Pikkinni" and "Science Again".
Then "original bad bwoy" Ninja Man... As so many of his predecessors and contemporaries, Ninja Man (real name Desmond Ballentine) built a reputation with his appearances on several sounds. When he started to record a series of "combination style" tunes, followed by some successful singles without a singer, Ninja Man established this reputation further. In the early nineties Ninja Man was at the height of his popularity and success and was seen as Shabba Ranks' main rival. Although there are no images to the music one gets a good impression of Ninja Man's stage performance. Especially noteworthy are the conscious cuts "Tell Me Who" and "Put On Unnu Convenant".