Various artists album review
Riddim Driven ~ Good Times
VP Records-Walboomers Music
November 8 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Who's That Lady (Oooh La La La La La)- Tony Curtis
  2. Girl Come On (Street Mix) - Elephant Man
  3. Good Days - Beenie Man & George Nooks
  4. You Turn Me On - Danny English & Lisa More
  5. Good Time - Morgan Heritage feat. LMS & Redd Fox
  6. Hold On To What You Got - Luciano & Louie Culture Wonderful Girl - Sanchez
  7. I'm Gonna Give Love - Sizzla
  8. Party - Freddie Mcgregor
  9. Freaky Boy - Lady Saw feat Shalene
  10. Too Late - Everton Blender
  11. Yo Yo - Mad Cobra
  12. Rock With Me - Pliers
  13. Nobody Does It Better - Spanner Banner & Chak Demus
  14. Meet Me Half Way - Mikey Spice
  15. Girl Come On (Smoove Mix) - Elephant Man & Gordon Dukes
  16. Good Times Riddim - Version
Rating : 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.
Nuff nuff niceness here...

Teacher & Mr. T.