Pop Hits Inna Reggae Vol. 6
Jet Star
February 28, 2007

Track list
  1. Say Goodbye - Nato
  2. Yo - Danzo
  3. Torn - Meleka
  4. Love - Nyima
  5. Stick With You - Janet Lee Davis
  6. Sexy Love - Nato
  7. Crazy - Nato
  8. Enough Crying - Jo-Anne
  9. Riding Dirrty - Savana
  10. Say I - Meleka feat Gappy Ranks
  11. Pulling Me Back - Nato, Gappy Ranks
  12. Smile - Meleka
  13. Bad Day - Nato
  14. Be Without You - Jo-Anne
  15. This Love - Nato
  16. Lose My Breath - Madelene
  17. So Sick - Baby Chris
  18. Don't Cha - Savana feat. Tisonia
  19. Speed Of Sound - Archie Wonder
  20. Voodoo - Donna Hinds
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
Here's the latest instalment in Jet Star's ongoing pop reggae selections, which follow a tradition stretching back to the very beginnings of reggae history, when ska and rocksteady acts like the Skatalites, Wailers and Techniques would reinterpret the pop and r&b hits of the late fifties and early sixties.

Recorded at Jet Star's own Cave studios in London and -- in contrast to the previous 5 volumes which featured namebrand vocalists such as Roger Robin, Ghost, Lloyd Brown, J.C. Lodge, Gregory Isaacs and Singing Melody -- with mostly the cream of today's upcoming British reggae talent in attendance, "Pop Hits In A Reggae Vol. 6" brings you songs by Pussycat Dolls, Neyo, Chris Brown, Lilly Allen, Mary J. Blige, Le Toya and others in a reggae manner.

Whatever you may think of the art of translating pop hits into reggae, it's obvious that these new versions introduce a warmth and freshness to the mix that could only stem from Caribbean roots. The results are a little more bass heavy and often a lot sunnier than their original counterparts.

The most appealing and also best tracks included on this compilation are those which sound as if they are real original reggae tunes, with good examples being Janet Lee Davis' "Stick With You", Nato's "Sexy Love", Savanna's "Riding Dirty" , the combination Meleka and Gappy Ranks with "Say I", and MXT's Don't Call Me White".

All in all a fine collection of tunes to nice up a party.