Green Bay Killing Riddim
Cou$ins Records
Digital Release
January 14, 2010

Singing Melody - Green Day Riddim Track list
  • Sizzla - Got To Survive
  • Capleton - Feel Like
  • Lukie D - Got It Made
  • Prezident Brown - Tree Of Life
  • Luciano - Day To Day
  • George Nooks - So Much Pam
  • Singing Melody - Came Into My Life
  • Jah Winson - One For All
  • Mickey General - Live The Life You Love
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 2
Cou$ins Records producer Donville Davis has proven he's more than capable of reworking classic riddims in fine style with several strong release over the past decade. He relicked riddims such as 'Rocksteady', 'Beatitude'. 'Drum Song', 'Without Love', 'Those Guys', 'Joe Frasier', 'Desperate Lover', 'Skylarking' and 'Fort Augustus' to name but a few. In 2005 he unleashed a couple of tunes across the 'Judgement Day' riddim, which was actually a relick of the 1979 classic 'Youthman' by rootsman Wayne Jarrett. That song was produced by Glen Brown, who also was responsible for the riddim. The same year the riddim returned as 'Tucu' on the album 'Rhythm 2 Rhythm Vol. 2 Joe Frasier/Tucu', and to make it even more confusing the riddim is now available as 'Green Bay Killing' as digital download.

The digital release comes with a couple of annoying mistakes. Jah Mason's tune One For All is here Jah Winson - One For All and So Much Pain by George Nooks is credited here as So Much Pam. Mikey General's tune Live the Life You Love was originally named Live The Life You Should. Very annoying!

Anyway, some of the versions here are decent reworkings, but lack the deep and intense power of that other Cou$ins release we've reviewed, the Warrior Charge riddim. Sizzla brings us an average cut on the riddim, while Capleton does a better job with his tune called Feel Like. Lukie D makes no mistake with his effort and Prezident Brown fails to make a positive impression with his dull interpretation of the riddim.

Luciano's tune makes us feel much better. A good and heartfelt tune! The powerful George Nooks doesn't let us down and Singing Melody performs his lovers tune in fine style. Bobo dread Jah Mason (aka Jah Winson) surprises with a fierce cut of the riddim and Mikey General closes with an above average tune.