Various Artists / Mento Madness
Album:Mento Madness Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Sep 2004
Label:V2 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-06 Pull Date:2005-04-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6Feb 27Feb 20Feb 13

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 03, 2010:Meltdown
Manassa with the Tight Foot
4.Mar 31, 2005:Eran Mukamel
Linstead Market
2.Jul 17, 2010:Elite Syncopations
Dry Weather House
5.Mar 26, 2005:the Dog and Pony show
Hill & Gully Ride/Mandeville
3.Sep 26, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
This Long Time Gal a Never
6.Mar 23, 2005:Bottomless Cup of Coffee at the Topless Tapas Bar
Country Gal

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-01-24 
1950’s pre-Reggae Jamaican Calypso music. The sound quality is not perfect, but the songs are catchy and each one is a gem in its own way and the lyrics along are worth a listen. Fun, warm, and catchy throughout. Good stuff, this, especially:

2. Fun & bouncy w/nice work from the band.
4. Midtempo w/a definite touch of jazz.
6. Midtempo vocals/perc. Very cool.
7. Blend of vox/chorus/perc. Bouncy w/a nice kind of whine.
8. Lazy but fun w/good vocals/arrangement.
10. Clicking percussion, warm vox, a relaxed feeling.
12. Banjo, percussion, vox. Fun, bouncy.
13. Happy & lively w/nice percussion.
14. Sweet medley. A good sample of the music.
15. Banjo, vox. Warm & catchy.
17. A classic Calypso sway.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Lord ComposerHill & Gully Ride/Mandeville
2.Porter, HubertDry Weather House
3.Richardson, HaroldHealin' in the Balmyard
4.Lord FlyManassa with the Tight Foot
5.Reynolds, MontyMe Dog Can't Bark
6.Porter, HubertMonkey Talk
7.Lord MessamLinstead Market
8.Richardson, HaroldCountry Gal
9.Motta, BabaShe Pon Top
10.Lord FlyBlu-Lu-Lup
11.Richardson, HaroldGlamour Gal
12.Grant, BoysieSolas Market
13.Reynolds, MontyThis Long Time Gal a Never
14.Lord FlyMedley of Jamaican Mento
15.Grant, BoysieCome We Go Down a Unity
16.Lord FlySwine Lane Gal/Iron Bar
17.Grant, BoysieSweet Charlie Medley
18.Lord FlyBig Big Sambo Gal