Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Good Times
VP Records-Walboomers Music
November 8 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Some 15 hot cuts to the 'Good Times' riddim featuring all the usual dancehall and reggae names are included on another installment of VP's fast growing "Riddim Driven" series. Mr. Doo of the Supa Doo Productions crew alongside reggae veteran George Nooks presents this rock and groove riddim, reminiscent of the 60ís nugget "Groovin" by the Young Rascals. The R&B flavored riddim features an acoustic piano hook and swelling horn riffs. The easy flow of the riddim track blends nicely with the sweet vocal deliveries of such fine singers as Tony Curtis, Freddie McGregor, Mikey Spice and the one and only Sanchez. On the other hand you will find dancehall celebs like Elephant Man crooning over the riddim in combination with Gordon Dukes. Roots artists Sizzla and Morgan Heritage deliver their contribution in good fashion, while Everton Blender's Too Late is definitely one of our favorite tracks here. Luciano sings Hold On To What You Got with a step out from Louie Culture. Lady Saw blesses the riddim on Freaky Boy featuring Sharlene. Beenie Man and George Nooks combine to blaze the excellent track Good Days.