Various artists album review
Wackies Sampler Vol. 1
22 - 07 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
German-based "Rhythm & Sound/Basic Channel" have re-issued a notable amount of 12" singles and albums that earlier appeared on the legendary Wackies label from producer Lloyd 'Bullwackie' Barnes. The latter has produced some significant reggae as he managed to develop a highly distinctive hard roots style in his recording studio at 4731 White Plains Road in the Bronx NY during the late 70s/early 80s. Through this highly acclaimed re-issue program very hard to find collectors items became available for a wider group of fans. After 18 projects which brought us legendary albums from Sugar Minott, Love Joys, Junior Delahaye and Clive Field Marshall as well as classic 12" singles such as Leroy Sibbles' "This World", Horace Andy's "Money Money" and Wayne Jarrett's "Youthman" we're treated to an overview of the releases so far on this generous eighteen track compilation set. "Wackies Sampler Vol.1" collects one outstanding tune from each release. The music featured here ranges from Dub and Roots to Dancehall inna 80's style, with less known artists alongside some of the biggest names in Reggae music. Each track is a gem in its own right and is truly well worth hearing. It makes this "Wackies Sampler Vol. 1" a scorcher, and thus the perfect starting point for those who aren't familiair with the significant sound of the Wackies House Of Music.