Album review
Reggae $aver$ ~ This Is Reggae
Sugar Minott

Tracking list

  1. Herbman Hustling
  2. Buy Up The Bar
  3. This Is Reggae
  4. Hey You
  5. Sufferer's Choice
  6. Oppressor
  7. Is It True
  8. The Devil Is After Me
  9. Four Wheel Wheelie Featuring Charlie Chaplin
  10. Play Me Nah Play Me
  11. Rough Ole Life
  12. Lonely Days
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

"Reggae $aver$" is a series of album reissues from the U.S.-based Heartbeat label which includes Sugar Minott's "This Is Reggae".
From the late sixties - when he formed the group the African Brothers with Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard - up to the end of the nineties Sugar Minott has proven himself one of the most dynamic reggae artists around. That the gifted Sugar Minott is regarded "the voice of reggae" is due to the major contribution he had in the development of roots, dancehall and lovers reggae. Not only as an extremely popular singer with countless number one hits in Jamaica, but also as an accomplished producer, a successful sound-system operator and promotor of fresh singers and deejays like Junior Reid, Barry Brown and Ranking Joe. This solid compilation set draws tracks from nine "Heartbeat" albums, which were mainly released in the eighties. This CD contains no tunes that will surprise his long time fans, but this compilation set is definitely a nice purchase for those who still need a decent introduction to Sugar Minott's singing career.

More Sugar Minott reviews :

Collectors Collection Volume 1
Herbman Hustling
Jet Star Reggae Max ~ Sugar Minott
Ras Portraits...Sugar Minott

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