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Various Artists / Rock 'n' Roll Reggae: Original Trojan And Creole Recordings
Album:Rock 'n' Roll Reggae: Original Trojan And Creole Recordings Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:Mar 2007
Label:Sanctuary Records 

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Add Date:2007-03-18 Pull Date:2007-05-20 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 13Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-03-19 
[coll]: Rock ‘n’ Roll Reggae
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/15/007
Reggae (actually, mostly Rock Steady) covers of well-loved oldies. Some of the biggest stars of the rock steady era, but nothing historically significant – just plain for fun!
No FCCs. Everything is at least fun, 5 and 14 are really good.
1. 2:37 *midtempo rock steady, super-sweet tenor vocals. Gets fairly overwrought.
2. 2:08 *uptempo rock steady, almost ska, terrible sound quality, but still a fun slice of history.
3. 3:23 *midtempo rock steady, smooth tenor vocals, sung about half the speed of the original. Alton isn’t very good at faking an American accent!
4. 2:09 **uptempo rock steady, rather shrill female vocals.
5. 3:31 ****midtempo bouncy skank, odd noises. Jackie Edwards loved to cover Elvis – this is great fun.
6. 2:48 **midtempo rock steady, sweet vocals.
7. 2:49 *uptempo ska, slower vocals than the original, nice R&B delivery.
8. 3:09 **midtempo rock steady cover of New Orleans R&B classic, with Wilson’s lovely baritone vocals.
9. 3:28 **midtempo rock steady, solid band.
10. 2:11 ***uptempo rock steady, great delivery by Alton Ellis.
11. 2:30 ***jaunty midtempo skank, good band, fun.
12. 2:15 ***terrific bouncy midtempo rock steady instrumental – not much “Raunchy”, more like “My Boy Lollipop”…
13. 2:42 ***midtempo boppy shuffle, goofy noises and somewhat mangled lyrics, but who’s counting…
14. 3:07 ****fine uptempo skank from tremendously popular duet (Marcia became one of Marley’s I-Threes later – she can sing!)
15. 2:46 *somewhat downtempo rock steady, almost falsetto tenor vocals.
16. 2:09 **rather downtempo rock steady shuffle, classic sound, mangled lyrics but nice delivery.
17. 2:42 ***same bells at start as original, then fine midtempo skank.
18. 2:11 *uptempo skank, nice stuff.
19. 2:37 ***dramatic intro, midtempo Reggae bubble, cool baritone vocals.
20. 3:29 *midtempo bubble, tenor vocals that sound like they were recorded in the shower.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Freddie MckayOh Carol
2.Alton EllisDiana
3.Horace AndyDream Lover
4.Dorothy ReidLipstick On Your Collar
5.Jackie EdwardsAll Shook Up
6.Cornell CampbellOnly Sixteen
7.Derrick MorganSend Me Some Loving
8.Delroy WilsonJust Because
9.John HoltStagger Lee
10.Alton EllisPersonality
11.Jackie WilsonOver And Over
12.Winston Wright & The RoastersRaunchy
13.Lee "Scratch" PerryYakety Yak
14.Bob & MarciaA Rockin Good Way
15.Cornell CampbellHandy Man
16.Alton EllisBye Bye Love
17.John HoltSea Cruise
18.Jackie RobinsonLet The Little Girl Dance
19.Ken BootheSusie Q
20.Slim SmithJust A Dream