Various artists album review
Greensleeves Reggae Sampler 19
04 - 07 - 1999

Tracking list

  1. Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas - Hot Gal Today
  2. Capleton - Never Get Down
  3. Beenie Man - Always Be My Baby
  4. Buju Banton - Fake Smile
  5. Goofy - Normal
  6. Ward 21 - Haters
  7. Boom Wah Dis - Burro Banton
  8. Sizzla & Luciano - In This Time
  9. General Degree - Fun Thing
  10. Zebra - Selassie Warning
  11. Buccaneer - Kill A Sound
  12. Sean Paul - Safe Sex
  13. Mr. Vegas & Buccaneer - Weh Dem Woulda Do
  14. T.O.K. - Hot Gal Crew
  15. Beenie Man - Mi Nuh Walla
  16. Bounty Killer & Pinchers - Sweat Dem
  17. Bushman - Fire Bun A Weak Heart
  18. Shabba Ranks - X-Rated
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Greensleeves Sampler Volume 19 is an essential collection of 18 of the hottest reggae, ragga and dancehall hits of 1999. One of the most popular riddims which is tearing up the dancehalls all over the world -Steely & Clevie's 'Street Sweeper'- is present here with four cuts, Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas with Hot Gal Today, the original Burro Banton with Boom Wah Dis, Buccaneer with Kill A Sound and dancehall vet Shabba Ranks with X-Rated which is a reworking of one of his biggest hits.
Out of the Danny Browne's Main Street camp come three versions of the rock and roll flavoured 'All Purpose' riddim : from Goofy's latest album comes Normal, the combination Mr. Vegas and Buccaneer deliver Weh Dem Woulda Do and General Degree puts out the best version with Fun Ting.
The production team Ward 21 and King Jammy have built the excellent 'Bada Bada' riddim, which is featured on this album with versions by Zebra -Selassie Warning-, Beenie Man's Mi Nu Walla and Ward 21 with Haters.
The rest of the tracks here include the roots track Fire Bun A Weak Heart drawn from Bushman's latest set 'Total Commitment', Buju Banton's superb Fake Smile recorded for 321 Strong Productions, and the combination Bounty Killer and Pinchers with Sweat Dem for Jack Scorpio.

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