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Various Artists / Mento Madness
Album:Mento Madness Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:09/2004
Label:V2 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-06 Pull Date:2005-04-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:3 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar6 Mar27 Feb20 Feb13 Feb

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 03 Aug 10:Mason Smith
4.Thu, 31 Mar 05:chizzy
Eran Mukamel
2.Sat, 17 Jul 10:Mason Smith
Elite Syncopations
5.Sat, 26 Mar 05:Alex
the Dog and Pony show
3.Tue, 26 Sep 06:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Wed, 23 Mar 05:Red West
Bottomless Cup of Coffee at the Topless Tapas Bar

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 Composer Hill & Gully Ride/Mandeville
2.Porter, Hubert Dry Weather House
3.Richardson, Harold Healin' in the Balmyard
4.Lord Fly Manassa with the Tight Foot
5.Reynolds, Monty Me Dog Can't Bark
6.Porter, Hubert Monkey Talk
7.Lord Messam Linstead Market
8.Richardson, Harold Country Gal
9.Motta, Baba She Pon Top
10.Lord Fly Blu-Lu-Lup
11.Richardson, Harold Glamour Gal
12.Grant, Boysie Solas Market
13.Reynolds, Monty This Long Time Gal a Never
14.Lord Fly Medley of Jamaican Mento
15.Grant, Boysie Come We Go Down a Unity
16.Lord Fly Swine Lane Gal/Iron Bar
17.Grant, Boysie Sweet Charlie Medley
18.Lord Fly Big Big Sambo Gal