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Various Artists / Doo Wop Jamaican Style
Album:Doo Wop Jamaican Style Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2006
Label:Sanctuary Records 

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Add Date:2006-06-25 Pull Date:2006-08-27 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-06-19 
[coll]: Doo Wop Jamaican Style (Sanctuary)
Reviewed by Sadie O.,
Sheer fun! Covers of Doo Wop classics by some great Rock Steady artists, from the vaults of Trojan Records. Plenty of that primitive single-mike production that makes Rock Steady so much fun. Doo-Wop lends itself easily to Rock Steady vocally, because all the groups are doing harmonies already, but rhythmically it’s often a complicated fit. Fun comp of some real classics, yard-stylee!
No FCCs, track 7 kills, and 14 is great classic ska.
1. 3:22 **starts straightforward, then rock steady beat comes in. Alton Ellis was a great voice.
2. 2:59 **rather slow lover’s rock beat, plenty of harmonies and horns.
3. 2:36 *uptempo, almost ska, vocal duet with a reedy-voiced girl and a guy who’s clearly standing much closer to the mic, nice horn solos.
4. 2:23 ***slightly uptempo, great instrumentation – it’s a hit!
5. 2:59 *rather downtempo, solo female vocalist, nice groove.
6. 3:18 midtempo with farfisa, duet involving male falsetto, which was unnecessarily popular in the rock steady days…
7. 2:43 ****great bouncy midtempo cover of the Doo Wop classic – they do it justice.
8. 3:04 *uptempo near-ska with farfisa, nice harmonies.
9. 3:54 *slow, apparently recorded in a shower (with a small orchestra in the dressing room). Interesting…
10. 3:00 **rather uptempo, nice guitars, rather odd reworking.
11. 2:40 ***uptempo, fun beat, lots of harmonies.
12. 2:50 *midtempo, nice vocals, sparing instrumentation.
13. 2:18 ***midtempo, VERY cool vocals, familiar riddim.
14. 2:16 ****straight-up ska, crap production, but so much fun!
15. 2:39 **somewhat uptempo rock steady, nice vocals.
16. 2:47 **midtempo, great harmonies (NOT Bob Marley!) (maybe it’s Bunny Wailer? No clues in the liner notes…)
17. 2:57 *slightly downtempo, great harmonies.
18. 2:53 **midtempo, nice vocals, spare instrumentation, trumpet.
19. 3:43 *slow, recorded in the shower, true to the pompous feel of the original.
20. 2:22 ***uptempo, nice bounce and vocals, fun cover.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Alton Ellis & The Flames Duke Of Earl
2.Ethiopians, The Sh Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
3.Basil & Yvonne Come Back My Love
4.Rudy Mills Tears On My Pillow
5.Barbara Jones Oh What A Nite
6.Ken Parker & Dorothy Russell Sincerely
7.Derrick Harriott Why Do Fools Fall In Love
8.Clarendonians, The The Angels Listened In
9.Jackie Edwards A Thousand Miles Away
10.Pat Kelly & The Uniques Daddy's Home
11.Dave Barker & The Techniques Love, Love, Love
12.Lee & The Clarendonians Night Owl
13.Burt Walters Honey Love
14.Techniques What'cha Gonna Do
15.Derrick Harriott Been So Long
16.Wailers, The My Dream
17.Uniques, The The Girl In My Dreams
18.Clarendonians, The This Is My Story
19.Jackie Edwards The Ten Commadments Of Love
20.Ken Boothe & The Messengers Sherry