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Ranking Joe / Zion High
Album:Zion High Collection:Reggae
Artist:Ranking Joe Added:07/2003
Label:Blood & Fire Ltd. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-22 Pull Date:2003-11-24 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:30 Nov23 Nov9 Nov2 Nov26 Oct19 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 14, 2007:radio experiment #9
Love Jah, Bubbling Fountain
4.Nov 03, 2003:told ya so!
Slave Driver (Dennis Brown)
2.Nov 24, 2003:told ya so!
Bubbling Fountain
5.Oct 27, 2003:told ya so!
Home Sweet Home Version
3.Nov 17, 2003:told ya so!
Home Sweet Home Version
6.Oct 20, 2003:told ya so!
Bubbling Fountain

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-16 
Here's something worth listening to. This is basically an enhanced reissue of a classic 1980 dancehall album ("Round the World"). The difference is that five of the original source tracks for the album's grooves – songs by Black Uhuru and Dennis Brown – are now included alongside Ranking Joe's versions. Joe has a great delivery: bubbly and rapid-fire but also really smooth and lyrical. Hopefully more of his material will re-emerge on CD soon. First-rate stuff.

Try playing the sources & dubs together (4-5, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15).

Fo's Picks: 1, 2, 4, 9, 10+11, 14

1. infectious, bubbly dub
2. great rootsy rasta jam
3. heavy echo, steady
4. classic D. Brown roots
5. nice dub twist on #4
6. laid-back sax groove
7. B. Uhuru solid march
8. relaxed & even tempo
9. niceness! floaty vibe
10. easygoing B. Uhuru
11. flows nicely from #10
12. soulful D. Brown
13. even, feels tired
14. D. Brown, heavy
15. sour vox over #14

[ Fo ] - 9/16/03

Track Listing
1.Zion High 8.Rent Man Style
2.Home Sweet Home Version 9.Carpenter
3.Fire 10.Wood for My Fire (Black Uhur
4.Bubbling Fountain 11.Wood for My Fire
5.Love Jah 12.A Cup of Tea
6.Round the World 13.A Fish for You
7.Rent Man 14.Slave Driver (Dennis Brown)
 15.Slave Driver