Campbell, Andrew Bassie / Mr. Bass Man All Stars
Album: Mr. Bass Man All Stars   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Campbell, Andrew Bassie   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Young Tree Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-30 Pull Date: 2006-01-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 27, 2010: Happy Hour
Mr. Bass Man
4. Dec 12, 2005: Deep in the Groove
Mr. Bass Man
2. Sep 22, 2007: Happy Hour
Mr. Bass Man
5. Dec 10, 2005: Happy Hour
Water Me Use And Make Wine
3. Apr 07, 2006: Farmer Flap-Jack Sessions
Cry Fi Di Youths, Mr. Bass Man, Living In A Wworld
6. Dec 07, 2005: A Better Versuib
Danny Brown, Bloody Street

Album Review
Sadie McFarlane
Reviewed 2005-10-14
Campbell, Andrew Bassie – Mr. Bass Man Allstars (Young Tree)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/14/05
Appealing roots reggae with a large cast of contributors. Some big names like Horsemouth Wallace and Chinna Smith, several different singers. My guess is that “Bassie” went around and got all the people he’d played with/for to come over to Tuff Gong studio and lay down a few tracks. It looks (from the record cover) like a rather amateurish production, but some of the best Jamaican stuff is like that. From the pictures in the booklet, it looks like most of the engineers are in middle school. It’s still tasty stuff.
Can’t make out any FCCs. Best tracks 1, 7, 12 – all are good
1. 4:12 dramatic opening, energetic midtempo roots groove, you can tell the bass is working out but it’s the drum (Horsemouth Wallace) that’s most noticeable. Vocals by Squidley Cole, a great name if there ever was one.
2. 3:47 uptempo bubble, sweet vocals
3. 3:47 slow, mellow groove, pretty harmonies
4. 3:53 spoken intro, laid-back groove with occasional metal guitar chords, singer and dancehall toaster trade off.
5. 3:59 midtempo, fairly powerful and full instrumentation, intense singer.
6. 3:38 uptempo, energetic love song, hyperactive singing.
7. 3:27 rather commercial sounding start, but settles into a cool, fun midtempo dancehall groove with the hyperactive singer.
8. 3:57 midtempo bubble, dancehall with Rasta toasting.
9. 3:37 midtempo urgent (and rather loud), several toasters trade off.
10. 6:40 random spoken start into true Nyahbinghi drumming and chanting. Twice as long as other songs, lovely singing, but little instrumentation other than hand drums and a bit of melodica.
11. 3:49 midtempo, “Denton Screechy” is anything but – very nice vocals. Hardship lyrics.
12. 4:26 dramatic intro, tough drums, classic roots sound, harmonies.
13. 3:43 sweet midtempo bubble, cool keyboard sounds.
14. 3:37 bubble goes in and out, baritone toasted chanting remains, a bit off-key. Dubby and pretty stoned.
15. 3:58 uptempo bubble, mellow vocals, rasta message.
16. 4:11 midtempo, melodica, mellow groove, instrumental.

Track Listing
1. Mr. Bass Man   9. Better Tomorrow
2. Danny Brown   10. Mount Zion I
3. Living In A Wworld   11. Cry Fi Di Youths
4. Feel The Vibes   12. Bloody Street
5. Rome Be Bun Out   13. It Takes Two
6. Woman I Love You   14. Rastaman Chant
7. Water Me Use And Make Wine   15. Wise Up
8. Going Out And Coming In   16. Jimmy Meets Andrew