Various artists album review
Vinyl With Love (Dancehall)
Panther Records
June 27, 2004

Tracking list

  1. Ce'Cile - Videolight
  2. Wayne Wonder - 2 You
  3. Mr. Pepper - You So Proud
  4. Alozade & Hawkeye - Care Unuh Self
  5. Kiprich - Log On
  6. Mr. Vegas - Gal Alone
  7. Elephant Man - Informer Love Talk
  8. Madd Anju - Ma Dogs
  9. Capleton - Red Pon Backra
  10. Mr. Easy - Ain’t Easy
  11. Capleton - Red Pon Backra (Raw Mix)
  12. Chrissy D - If You Are The One
  13. Merciless - Come A Mi
  14. Richie Stephens - Girls Night
  15. Frisco Kid & Lukie D - Treat Her Right
  16. Mr. Vegas - That Bun Dem
  17. Ancient Monarchy - War
  18. General Degree - Señor
  19. Beenie Man - War
  20. Ce'Cile - Video Light
  21. Various - Medley
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 2

"Vinyl With Love (Dancehall)" is a nice compilation set from Panther Records featuring a line up that includes many well known names from Jamaica's dancehall scene. Featured are two dancehall riddims plus Beenie Man delivering his tune over an unknown riddim. First eleven tracks come across In Time's bouncing "Body Snatcher" riddim, with the next seven cuts being performed over Pot Of Gold's "Mexican", an irresistible riddim track which drops in with an intro that sounds as if it has been lifted from a "celluloid Western" movie. All pieces for both riddims were previously released on 7" singles in 2001. Best efforts over the "Body Snatcher" riddim are Ce'Cile's "Video Light" (featured here twice?!), Kiprich's "Log On" and Capleton's awesome "Red Red Pon Backra", with most of the others being matching cuts. Favorite tunes for the "Mexican" are Richie Stephens' "Girls Night", Mr. Vegas' "That Bun Dem" and Señor by General Degree.

Teacher & Mr. T.