Various Artists / Six The Hard Way
Album:Six The Hard Way Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:Oct 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-29 Pull Date:2006-12-31 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17Dec 3Nov 26Nov 19Nov 12Nov 5

Recent Airplay
1.May 22, 2013:Minding The Gap
Armagideon Time, Ya Ho
4.Dec 30, 2006:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Ya Ho
2.Sep 24, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis
Ya Ho
5.Dec 19, 2006:New World Disorder
Cheer Up
3.Mar 03, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis
Ya Ho
6.Dec 14, 2006:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Ya Ho

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-23 
[coll]: Six the Hard Way (Heartbeat/Studio One)
Reviewed by Sadie O, 10/23/06
Three songs each by 6 Rock Steady/Roots Reggae artists, produced by Clement Dodd. Most are from 1967-68, except the Willie Williams cuts, which are from 1978. The early cuts have a great classic rock steady sound, and are good introductions to bands that didn’t get much play here in the US.
No FCCs. The Viceroys cuts alone make the comp worthwhile.
1. **midtempo rock steady, tenor lead vocals and backing harmonies. Love song, so innocent sounding.
2. *downtempo rock steady skank, easy to dance to.
3. **somewhat downtempo sufferer’s choice style lover’s rock
4. **classic downtempo rock steady sound, great vocal duo, hard times song.
5. ***big rock steady hit (sort of defined the genre), repetitive tune but fun.
6. **somewhat uptempo, nice bubbling bass line, sweet unrequited love song.
7. *a bit uptempo, vocal trio, love song
8. **a bit uptempo, sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom, but that’s a good thing in early Jamaican music.
9. ***slightly uptempo, beautiful harmonies
10. **nice midtempo shuffle with interesting keyboard bit.
11. *downtempo, love story
12. ***midtempo love story, lovely male vocals.
13. ****midtempo rock steady, upful message and doo-wop harmonies.
14. ***midtempo roots rock skank, Rastafarian lyrics
15. ****midtempo rock steady, fun song about pirates. Arrrrh!
16. ***It’s the original Armagideon Time – again. Includes dub version.
17. ***uptempo reggae, message song, lovely vocals. Includes dub.
18. **uptempo reggae, message song, harmonies, sweet and upbeat.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Slim SmithBorn To Love
2.Slim And The GayladsYou Don't Care
3.Slim SmithRougher Yet
4.Termites, TheHave Mercy Mr. Percy
5.Termites, TheDo The Rock Steady
6.Termites, TheIt Takes Two To Make Love
7.Cables, TheNo New Love
8.Cables, TheLove Is A Pleasure
9.Cables, TheCheer Up
10.Marshall, LarryNanny Goat
11.Marshall, LarryThelma
12.Marshall, LarryHow Can I Go On
13.Viceroys, TheLove And Unity
14.Viceroys, TheSlogan On The Wall
15.Viceroys, TheYa Ho
16.Williams, WillieArmagideon Time
17.Williams, WillieMaster Plan
18.Williams, WillieSee You When I Get There