Various artists album review
24 Karat Gold II
08 - 05 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Gunman - Michael Prophet
  2. Lots Of Sign - Tenor Saw
  3. Worries In The Dance - Frankie Paul
  4. Getting Married - Yellow Man
  5. It's Magic - Dennis Brown
  6. Original Foreign Mind - Jr. Reid
  7. Kick Up Rumpus - Colour Man
  8. Lazy Body - Echo Minott
  9. Herb Man Hustling - Suger Minott
  10. What Kind Of World - Brigadier Jerry
  11. Trouble To A Man - Admiral Tibet
  12. Call The Police - John Wayne
  13. Trash And Ready - Super Cat
  14. One Scotch - Chaka Demus/Admiral Bailey
  15. Big Batty Gal - Flourgon
  16. Haffi Fly Out - Daddy Lizard
  17. Sad Songs - Sanchez
  18. Let Me Love You Down - Sanchez
  19. She's Mine - Barrington Levy
  20. Bring You Body - Buju Banton
  21. Weh You Get You Body - Red Dragon
  22. Spanish Fly - Little Twitch
  23. Horse Tonic - Admiral Bailey
  24. Live Blanket - Shabba Ranks
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

'24K Gold II' is the follow up to volume 1 and is also a 24 track mega-mix of classic dancehall hits featuring tunes from 1979 through 1990. The album concept is the same and offers the listener a pleasant musical journey through reggae's history and features some of the greatest names of reggae music. Singers like Frankie Paul, Dennis Brown, Junior Reid, Sugar Minott, Sanchez, Barrington Levy and Admiral Tibet deliver both cultural tunes as well as lovers tracks. Their biggest hits are delivered here : Gunman, Lots Of Sign, Original Foreign Mind, Herb Man Hustling to name but just a few. Tunes by deejays like Yellowman, Brigadier Jerry, John Wayne, Buju Banton, Red Dragon, Shabba Ranks and Admiral Bailey add enough power and spice to make this an interesting mega-mix.
Producers on board include Henry Junjo Lawes, King Jammy, Winston Riley, Sly and Robbie, Linval Thomson and Jack Scorpio. This continuous mega-mix was mixed by Sherman Escoffery & Mikey Assassin who leave enough space for the vocals, so the listener can enjoy his journey through reggae's history.

Teacher & Mr. T.