Various artists album review
Reggae Ultimate Megamix
Tha Jam Records
April 29 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
From the Tha Jam label comes the continuous Reggae Ultimate Megamix, featuring productions by in demand producers such as Mark Hudson and Edward Murray. The latter starts the album with four excellent tunes across the "Curly Lox" riddim. The riddim is un updated version of Junior Byles' / Lee Perry hit tune from the 70's. This riddim has been used several times in the past, but the way Edward Murray of KT Productions revamped the riddim is certainly worth while checking out. Jack Radics, reggae's most underrated crooner, comes up with the aching love song I'm Still Waiting. Mikey General puts out a very strong tune called Jah Will Never Leave Me whereas President Brown with So A Man Thinketh manages to impress us once again with his powerful voice and sharp lyrics. |
Next comes producer Kemar McGregor who brings three rootical cuts riding the vintage "Entertainment aka Heavenless" riddim.
More memories come back with the "Money In My Pocket" riddim. Producer Mark Hudson stays pretty close to the original Dennis Brown cut, with excellent versions by Admiral Tibet (Vanity) and Tony Rebel (Black And Beauty).
The "Shadow" riddim is an updated version of a classic tune from The Meditions called "Woman Is Like A Shadow" from 1977. The artists lining up for this updated version deliver decent efforts Chrisinti's cut Freedom Reign being our favorite track here.
Finally some 4 tunes across un unnamed riddim by Mark Hudson. The combination Tanto Metro & Devonte delivers the best effort here.
Musical pleasure all around !