Various artists album review
Grab Yuh Lass
03 - 12 - 2000
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Robert Dixon, better known as Bobby 'Digital' Dixon, got his nickname because his arrival at King Jammys coincided with the rise of Steelie and Clevie's computerised riddim tracks in 1985. He rapidly learned dub-cutting, voicing and mixing under King Jammy's tuition. Very soon he was to play a pivotal role in the running of the studio and recorded extensively with artists like Sanchez, Cocoa Tea, Shabba Ranks, Chaka Demus, Admiral Bailey and many more. Three years later he formed his own Heat Wave sound sytem, build his own studio and set up his Digital B label. Since then he has become one of Jamaica's leading producers, with top albums by Garnett Silk, Pinchers, Glen Ricks, Sanchez, Admiral Tibet, Shabba Ranks, Dirtsman, Morgan Heritage and Leroy Smart. He is specialised in recreating classics from the past and has released numerous one (or two) riddim albums. With his credentials as a fellow ghetto youth made good, an extensive array of gifted artists and a burgeoning reputation with a wider audience after his work with international acts, Bobby Digital is well situated to stay a leading producer.|
This album licks the undisputed rocksteady classic 'You Don't Care' by The Techniques. Fourteen vocal tunes and one continuous mix by Mikey Mike from Star Force Crew are collected here. Mikey Spice & Louie Culture's Grab Yuh Lass is the unchallenged hit from this collection but the efforts of Morgan Heritage (We Need Love) and Admiral Tibett (Gone Crazy) are equally strong. Loverboy Richie Stephens puts out a decent lovers tune with Crush. For me the best tune on the album is Words Of Wisdom by A.J. Brown, a singer who should release an album of his own, for the quality of his singles is consistently high. Outstanding deejay cuts across the riddim are from Tony Rebel with Brother and Daddy Screw's Red Red Red.