Most Wanted
May 14, 2007

Yellowman - Most Wanted: The Best of King Yellowman Track list
  1. Mr Chin
  2. Morning Ride
  3. Who Can Make The Dance Ram
  4. Mr Wong feat. Fathead
  5. Yellowman Getting Married
  6. Zungguzunggguguzungguzeng
  7. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
  8. Hold On To Your Woman feat. Fathead
  9. Galong Galong Galong
  10. Rub And Go Down
  11. Body Move
  12. Rub A Dub A Play feat. Fathead
  13. Wreck A Pum Pum
  14. Rat feat. Fathead
  15. Blueberry Hill
  16. Where Is Santa Claus feat. Mrs Yellowman
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Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 3/4
Yellowman (aka Winston Foster) was the deejaying sensation of the early eighties. With his inventive and amusing lyrics he achieved the status of superstar. The fact that he was an albino (an outcast in Jamaica) made his early years more difficult than anyone outside of Jamaica can possibly imagine. He endlessly boasted about how sexy, attractive and appealing he was to the opposite sex. Within a matter of months he went from social pariah to headlining act on Jamaican stage shows and his popularity rocketed. The live recorded (on a soundsystem) "Live At Aces" proved hugely successful and was widely imitated. He recorded a number of extremely popular albums for the late Henry 'Junjo' Lawes and signed for a major deal to CBS as "King Yellow". He was Jamaica's first dancehall superstar, regarded as the undisputed king of dancehall by reggae music fans and his peers alike. From the mid-eighties on Yellowman lost his leading role on the Jamaican deejay scene. Yellowman is reputedly the second best selling reggae artist of all time (Bob Marley being the first). He still records and performs up to this day, regularly touring the U.S., U,K. and Europe.

Now Greensleeves releases another addition in their "Most Wanted" collection series. The albums collects some of Yellowman's nicest tunes, with bulk of the titles produced by Henry "Junjo" Lawes and also productions from George Phang, Bobby Digital and Lester Sterling. The massive collection of rub-a-dub songs starts with Mr. Chin on the sweet "Vanity" riddim, which is followed by the great Morning Ride, a true rub-a-dub tune. Who Can Make The Dance Ram is the first of the many 12" mixes featured on this album. The "Vanity" riddim gets licked once more with Mr. Wong. Yellowman Is Getting Married is a tune that should be included in any serious Yellowman collection.

Zungguzunggguguzungguzeng was already a BIG classic tune, but the 12" version makes it even better. I'm sure you will prefer the 12" versions, because they are near to perfect. More Yellowman niceness on the flawless Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt with a nice sing-a-long level, and there's a nice rub-a-dub/romance mix on Hold On To Your Woman. Galong Galong Galong is one of the deejay's best tunes, with Yellowman riding the riddim with ease and passion, a truly outstanding tune. Rub And Go Down, Body Move, and Rub A Dub A Play are three tunes which rightfully are included on this album. Wreck A Pum Pum, is another track that all dancehall lovers will surely know. His cover of Fats Domino's hit tune Blueberry Hill is a must for the hardcore Yellowman fan, but I'd rather skip it! The set rounds off with a Christmas tune, Where Is Santa Claus. The album comes with an 8 page booklet complete with extensive sleeve notes and previously unseen photos.

No shortage of quality, niceness and slackness on this album!