Various artists album review
The Real Authentic Sound Of Studio One
12 - 04 - 1997
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4||Sleeve : 4|
In recent years the Studio One label released two compilation albums called
"Current Artists At Studio One Vol. 1 and 2". The title refers to the fact
that current performers went into the studio to create new songs over
well-known Studio One rhythm tracks. Not quite a novelty, because they did
exactly the same in 1987 and 1988 when the collaboration between Jamaica's
Studio One label and RAS Records in America first resulted in the "Dance Hall
Session" album, followed by the one rhythm album "All On The Same Rhythm"
bringing new life to the famous "Full Up" rhythm. Now both albums have been
brought together on one CD. Although the rhythms were created decades ago
it's amazing how catchy and powerful they remain, in spite of the fact
that we've had countless versions on those rhythms throughout the years.
But next to the rhythm we have the artists, who provide the final result.
Unfortunately not every performer has been able to come up to expectations.