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“Dancehall ’69” 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities
February 22, 2013, 2:16 pm
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“Dancehall ’69” 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities: Dancehall ’69: 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities album was released Jun 20, 2003 on the Trojan label. Disc one contains Jamaican reggae. Disc two contains British reggae.Put your braces together, and your boots on your feet… Skinhead Moonstomp isn’t actually on this collection, but that is no great loss since it is available on so many other compilations. There is a wealth of the rare, the obscure and downright fantastic on this 40 track double CD that will bring back many memories for those around in the early days of reggae. From the opening talkover, thumping bass and Hammond organ of Bunny Lee’s ‘Warfare’, right through to the closing bars of Pama Dice’s ‘Your Boss DJ’ you’ll be tapping your feet and racking your brains with ‘What other song used that riddim’.
There are a lot of original riddims here, The Corporation’s ‘Walking Thru Jerusalem’, later to be immortalised by Tiger’s ‘Guilty’ and Dandy’s ‘Shake Me, Wake Me’, which became ‘Reggae In Your Jeggae’. There are also some interesting re-uses of backing tracks. Hortense Ellis’s ‘My Last Date’ done to Ken Boothe’s ‘Dark End Of The Street’ and Bunny Lee’s ‘Annie Pama’, an instrumental version of the Maytals ‘Monkey Man’ to name a few.
Plenty of other interesting tunes here to, especially the wonderful rendition of ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’ by Tommy McCook.
All in All a ‘must have’ for lovers of early reggae! – By Villa Boy

trax CD 1:
1. Warfare – The Bunny Lee All Stars 2. Fight for Your Right – Busty Brown 3. Soul Fight – The Medetators 4. Reggae Buddy – The Victors 5. Red Ash – Karl Bryan 6. My Last Date (With You) – Hortense Ellis 7. What’s Your Excuse – The Hippy Boys 8. Annie Pama – The Bunny Lee All Stars 9. In the Spirit – Lloyd Charmers 10. Peace Maker – The Hippy Boys 11. Cherrie – The Soul Twins 12. One Thousand Tons of Megaton – Roland Alphonso 13. Reggae Pressure – The Hippy Boys 14. Ba Ba – The Reggae Boys 15. Power Cut – Glen Adams 16. Dreams to Remember – The Hippy Boys 17. Clap Clap – Max Romeo & the Hippy Boys 18. Musical Resurrection – Roland Alphonso 19. The Conqueror – Derrick Morgan 20. The Saint (The Saints Go Marching In) – Tommy McCook
trax CD 2:
1. Revenge Of Eastwood – The Prophets 2. Zion I – King Horror 3. Tear Them – Desmond Riley 4. Walk With Des – The Des All Stars 5. Walking Thru Jerusalem – The Corporation 6. Shake Me Wake Me – Dandy 7. Tea House From Emperor Rosko – Dice The Boss 8. Black Panther – Sir Collins 9. Going Strong – The Music Doctors 10. Bossa Moon – S S Binns 11. Music Doctor, Chapter 1 – The Music Doctors 12. The Split – The Rudies 13. Kick Me Or I’ll Kick You – The Cimarons 14. Cutting Blade – King Horror 15. The Thief – Joe Mansano 16. Return Of The Bad Man – Hot Rod All Stars 17. Black Scorcher – The Des All Stars 18. Bush Doctor – The Music Doctors 19. Devil’s Lead Soup – The Rudies 20. Your Boss DJ – Dice The Boss
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