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Earl Sixteen / Reggae Ambassador
Album:Reggae Ambassador Collection:Reggae
Artist:Earl Sixteen Added:01/2008
Label:Cousins Records 

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Add Date:2008-01-13 Pull Date:2008-03-16 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:16 Mar9 Mar2 Mar24 Feb17 Feb10 Feb3 Feb27 Jan
Airplays:11121112

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-01-14 
Earl Sixteen – Reggae Ambassador
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/8/08
Pure Roots Rock Reggae and Rastafarianism. Really lovely tenor vocals and classic sounding riddims highlight the record. Earl has been singing for years, but suddenly this record is a huge hit – topping the Reggae charts all over right now. Unlike virtually everything else on the Reggae charts right now, it doesn’t suck at all! Ha!
No FCCs detected – all righteous. I like 7, 9 and 15 best.
1. 2:27 spoken exhortation with orchestral background. Chunky nyahbinghi beat after a minute or so. More of an intro than a song.
2. 3:55 **funky midtempo roots bubble. Hard times lament.
3. 2:43 **pretty minimalist bubble with prominent keyboards, armagideon time lyrics.
4. 3:05 ***minimalist skank, fun squeepy guitar effect, lovely vocals.
5. 2:57 ***strong, very downtempo roots bubble, vocal harmonies a bit reminiscent of Israel Vibration. Bun dung Babylon lyrics.
6. 3:00 **relaxed midtempo bubble about the history of Reggae.
7. 3:32 ****sweet midtempo skank with syndrum and melodica, vocal harmonies, praise of the music lyrics.
8. 2:51 **midtempo minimalist skank, pretty singing about Ethiopia as the fatherland.
9. 3:14 ****uptempo Rock Steady bounce with fine production, lament about gangland. Abrupt ending.
10. 5:00 **midtempo skank, heartfelt vocals, and a bit of whistling, cover of a Simply Red song (!)
11. 3:19 **downtempo skank, song about dancing and happiness…
12. 2:22 ***midtempo skank with a fair amount of dub, rather amusing lyrics.
13. 3:48 **nice bouncy skank, love gone wrong lyrics.
14. 3:38 **uptempo skank, slightly dubby, Jah love lyric..
15. 5:12 ****midtempo skank, the obligatory love song to pot. Yay!


Track Listing
1.Youths Of Today 8.Ethiopian Anthem
2.Surviving The System 9.Gangsta Paradise
3.Final Stage 10.Holding Back The Years
4.Rastaman Posse 11.Happy People
5.Gold Of Sheba 12.Reggae Technology
6.Casava Piece 13.Lately
7.Reggae Ambassador 14.Universal Love
 15.Growing Budds