Weed A Bun Vol. 1
Charm-Jet Star
September 05, 2005

Track list
  1. Beenie Man - Ganja Anthem
  2. Vybz Kartel - Up To The Sky
  3. Michael Rose - Ouncey Boy
  4. Richie Spice - Marijuana Pon De Corner
  5. Sizzla - Smoke De Herb
  6. Mikey Spice And Shabba - Kshung Peng
  7. Wayne Marshall And Vybz Kartel - High Grade
  8. Beenie Man With John Holt And Cornel Campbell - One Pound A Day
  9. Capleton - Highest Grade
  10. Bushman - Weed Fi Bun (You Got Me Gone)
  11. Luciano - Legalize It
  12. LMS - Stogee
  13. Rasites - High Grade
  14. Frankie Paul - It Ha Fi Bun
  15. Coco Tea - The Weed
  16. Anthony B - Straight Cant Lean
  17. Queen Omega - Ganja Baby
  18. Demolition Man - Nah Share Me Spliff
  19. Al Campbell - Light Up The Chalice
  20. Macka B - Ganja Ladies
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5
It was jazz musicians of the late twenties and early thirties who first immortalised marijuana on record and the fact this took place directly after the introduction of 78s suggests that smoking 'Mary Jane' was already well established, even by then. Rock, soul, and especially hip-hop have consistently paid tribute to it also, yet it's reggae music that's championed it longest and strongest, and done most to publicise its more positive attributes ove the past 30 years. Indentured Indian workers took it to the island during colonial times, and mention of it was first made in local folk and calypso music before Rasta artists like Bob Marley sang it about it during the seventies.

Here Jet Star presents a very enjoyable collection of herb anthems produced by several Jamaican and UK production houses. The collection covers the last four years or so. The album sounds attractive because of the variety of different styles. Big time names such as Luciano, Capleton, Sizzla, Beenie Man and Anthony deliver their smokin' goods in fine style. Strong UK contenders such as Macka B, Rasites and Demolition Man bring in the finest chalice around. Added is the classic combination style tune by Mikey Spice and Shabba, while reggae godfathers John Holt and Cornel Campbell team up with Beenie Man for One Pound A Day, a tune across the 'Father Jungle Rock' riddim. Nice one!

Bring in the Kutchie! Weed Affi Bun!