Various Artists / Reggae Summer Singles 2006
Album: Reggae Summer Singles 2006   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2006
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-27 Pull Date: 2006-10-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 10 Sep 3
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 12, 2008: Happy Hour
Come Around
4. Oct 25, 2006: Morning Glory
Ghetto Story Remix (Radio Edit)
2. Jan 10, 2008: Sunshine ... on a Rainy Afternoon
Smoke Instrumental
5. Oct 24, 2006: New World Disorder
Ghetto Story Remix (Radio Edit)
3. Oct 29, 2006: Afro Rhythms
Ghetto Story Remix (Radio Edit), Break Free
6. Oct 19, 2006: press and release
Higher Octane Riddim, Dutty Dutty, Smoke Remix

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-08-22
[coll]: Reggae Summer Singles 2006
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/22/06
Reggae and dancehall singles and remixes, collected. Some will be coming out on full CDs in the fall, some apparently not. Cham is on Atlantic, Collie Buddz (from Bermuda) on VP, others I can’t find.
FCC clean. I like track 13 by Sizzla and track 14 featuring a touch of reggaeton by Nejo as well as some Marleys, but all tracks have considerable interest, especially if you care about current dancehall. The last 4 tracks are the instrumental versions of some of the riddims; most would be good for soundbeds.
1. **midtempo dancehall, electronic riddim, Cham sings solo. Interesting lyrics, repeated.
2. ***remix with an additional vocalist, another interesting story
3. **another remix of track 1, with Alicia Keys. Quite a hit right now. Starts kinda duff, but actually turns quite good.
4. ***sweet roots rock reggae about pot.
5. **minimalist drum dancehall riddim. Remix of tracks 6-9 and a couple of others all together. Works surprisingly well.
6. **rhythmic chat fits with music. Some lyrics are highly amusing.
7. **cute love song version
8. ***goofy voice, goofy lyrics, fun
9. **this remix is a police story with sirens, much more disturbing.
10. **soca dancehall, take on the Vegas ad. Nice horns and cool bass – very much a party dance song.
11. **remix of track 10, slower, not soca, probably the NY version.
12. **downbeat, bit of a smooth groove, livened by Sizzla’s lunatic vocals on serious subject.
13. ****uptempo and upbeat roots reggae groove, sweet and crazy
14. ****downtempo remix of Inner Circle hit of a couple years back with a couple of the Marley guys. Great bit of reggaeton from Nejo
15. ***more uptempo version, very roots rock reggae
16. **the instrumental version of track 15, roots rock reggae – not really dub, but a few bloops and bleeps
17. **slower and dubbier version of the Smoke track, relaxed.
18. **upbeat drum track, bit of carnival feel (inst. of tracks 5-9).
19. ***Minimalist electronic dancehall instrumental (tracks 1-3)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Cham Ghetto Story
2. Cham Ghetto Story Remix
3. Cham F/ Alicia Keys Ghetto Story Remix (Radio Edit)
4. Collie Buddz Come Around
5. Black Chiney Higher Octane Mix (Ward 21, Notch, Vybz Kartel, Beenie Man, Mr. Lexxus)
6. Mr. Lexxus Dutty Dutty
7. Notch Zoom Gal (Black Chiney Remix)
8. Vybz Kartel Math Class
9. Ward 21 New Gangsta Nation
10. Rupee What Happens In The Party
11. Rupee What Happens In The Party Ft. Doug E. Fresh & Nina Sky
12. Sizzla Take Myself Away
13. Sizzla Break Free
14. Inner Circle F/ Damian "Jr Gong" Marley & Stephen Marley And Nejo Smoke Remix
15. Inner Circle F/ Damian "Jr Gong" Marley & Stephen Marley Smoke
16. Inner Circle Smoke Instrumental
17. Inner Circle Smoke Remix Instrumental
18. Supa Dups Higher Octane Riddim
19. Cham Ghetto Story Instrumental