Various Artists / Rebel Music Volume 2
Album: Rebel Music Volume 2   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2007
Label:Trojan Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-25 Pull Date: 2008-01-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9
Airplays: 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 02, 2011: New World Disorder
Tribal War
4. Jan 26, 2008: New World Disorder
Mellow Mood
2. Feb 08, 2008: 6ft underground
Let's Get Together
5. Jan 19, 2008: New World Disorder
One One Cocoa Fill Basket
3. Feb 02, 2008: New World Disorder
One One Cocoa Fill Basket
6. Jan 14, 2008: It's Arbitrary
I Fell In Love, Girl You're Cold, Let's Get Together

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-11-26
[coll]: Rebel Music vol. 2
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/15/07
Fantastic collection of recently uncovered Rock Steady/early Reggae cuts, 1968-1972. Some top stars, some I’ve never heard off – all cuts from great to fantastic, IMO.
No FCCs detected. 7, 8 17, 20, 23, 26, and esp. 18 are my faves.
1. 2:57 **early rock steady skank, sweet and primal, soulful vocals.
2. 2:04 **swingy lover’s rock, danceable, well-delivered lover’s lament.
3. 2:27 **midtempo rock steady with slight syncopated hesitations, more great vocals. Jamaica was a goldmine back then…
4. 3:03 **slightly muffled sounding master, downtempo minor key, nice harmonies.
5. 2:37 ***midtempo with bits of odd elements, very simple solo vocals almost like a children’s song – reminds me a bit of Cab Calloway!
6. 2:55 **sweet lover’s rock, solo vocals by a major early star who never seemed to get much international recognition.
7. 3:17 ****fine downtempo skank with stuttering guitar, Dekker’s fabulous warbling vocals.
8. 2:52 ****interesting early nyahbinghi drumming with very 60’s style lounge-y keyboards. Instrumental – unusual stuff.
9. 2:10 **downtempo swingy rock steady with lovely solo vocals.
10. 3:20 **uptempo riddim, great star with backing vocals.
11. 2:56 **uptempo skank, rather poor quality master, but Toots and crew’s vocals are still impressive.
12. 3:01 ***midtempo bubble with fabulous lead and backing vocals and FARFISA. Cornell Campbell is another name that should have gotten more US recognition.
13. 3:19 **slightly downtempo skank, nice lead and falsetto backing vocals. Shrillest keyboards on the planet, too.
14. 2:30 ***terrific midtempo instrumental skank with great piano and cool rhythm guitar sound. I could listen to this all day and night…
15. 3:04 ***great midtempo skank with drama-fraught intro, high lamenting vocals.
16. 3:26 **uptempo skank, great vocals, both in upper and lower registers, rather primal, up-the-country vibe.
17. 3:33 ****downtempo roots skank, early version of a huge hit, a real classic. Very Rastafarian with Ethiopian pretensions. Fantastic signature vocal harmonies.
18. 2:51 *****brilliant sound – great midtempo bubble (“Beat Down Babylon”) with killer early toasting. This is the poop, yo!
19. 3:18 **midtempo bubble, another under-appreciated early singing star. Some dubby bits, and a few amazing vocal yowls.
20. 3:11 ****very downtempo lover’s rock – there’s a reason Gregory was the king of lover’s rock – listen and know..
21. 3:26 **downtempo and rather stoned sounding music, but Dennis Brown is no slouch as a vocalist, either.
22. 2:40 **midtempo diatribe by the best dressed man in Reggae music. Ladies, do NOT cross Mr. Smart!
23. 3:26 ****fine midtempo “version” (“You Don’t Love Me”) with violin solo, bits of dub. Different…
24. 3:23 **downtempo skank, fine singer, falsetto backing vocals. Rasta lyrics.
25. 4:17 ***downtempo skank, Rastafarian toasting by another fine early “DJ”. Black history essay.
26. 2:06 ****very downtempo and dramatic skank with slight hints of Blaxploitation drama, gorgeous deep vocals. Cool!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Johnny & The Attractions Let's Get Together
2. Hopeton Lewis & Glen Brown Girl You're Cold
3. Conquerors, The I Fell In Love
4. Progressions, The Fair Deal
5. Glen Adams Run Come Dance
6. Ken Boothe Can't You See
7. Desmond Dekker & The Aces Fu Manchu
8. Leslie Butler & Count Ossie Soul Drums
9. Bruce Ruffin Dry Up Your Tears
10. Delroy Wilson This Life Make Me Wonder
11. Maytals, The Night And Day
12. Cornel Campbell & The Eternals Music Keep On Playing
13. Kingstonians, The Out There
14. Jay Boys, The Mellow Mood
15. Cornel Campbell & The Eternals You're No Good
16. Carltons (Aka Carlton & The Shoes), The Better Days
17. Abyssinians, The Yim Mas Gan
18. U Roy Junior & Keith Hudson Tribal War
19. Alton Ellis I'll Be Waiting
20. Gregory Isaacs One One Cocoa Fill Basket
21. Dennis Brown In Their Own Way
22. Leroy Smart Pride And Ambition
23. Simplicity People, The Kg's At Halfway Tree
24. Johnny Osbourne Purify Your Heart
25. I Roy African Descendants
26. Keith Hudson Darkest Night On A Wet Looking Road