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Various Artists / Roots People Music Vol. 4
Album:Roots People Music Vol. 4 Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:01/2008
Label:Cousins Records 

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Add Date:2008-01-27 Pull Date:2008-03-30 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-01-29 
Roots People Music vol. 4
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/17/08
Very fine roots rock Reggae comp of new tunes by a variety of singers. There are some big dancehall names, some folks who’ve been going since the Rock Steady days, and a few new folks I hadn’t heard of before – but all roots rock style. Tons of terrific material on here, helps to make up for the slim pickins lately. Naturally, this is a UK label…
No FCCs detected. Best stuff IMO – Disk 1, tracks 2, 9, 12 and esp. 16, disk 2, tracks 7, 16 and esp. 11.
Disk 1:
1. 4:22 **slightly downtempo roots skank, rather gruff dancehall vocals.
2. 3:32 ****forceful midtempo skank, Turbulence’s signature crazed yelling contrasting with pretty female backing vocals.
3. 3:44 ***slightly downtempo complex electronic skank, Michael Rose’s fine singing.
4. 3:56 *acoustic guitar and humming intro, very relaxed rootsy vibe.
5. 3:59 **same acoustic guitar riddim, Sizzla’s dancehall growl.
6. 4:00 **bit of spoken preaching, then upbeat midtempo electronic bubble, pleasant dancehall.
7. 3:54 ***very rootsy skank, Luciano’s lovely singing.
8. 3:40 ***forceful syncopated skank, duet between two great singers.
9. 3:58 ****strong downtempo skank, very attractive baritone vocals.
10. 3:40 **midtempo electronic slide whistle riddim, soulful female singing. Dubby bits at end.
11. 3:47 ***same slide whistle riddim, largely spoken vocals.
12. 4:02 ****forceful skank with dubby bits, great singer. Wild remake of a Wailers hit.
13. 3:19 **downtempo skank, multiple voices.
14. 3:12 ***rootsy skank, gorgeous singing.
15. 3:42 **downtempo dubby skank with lots of electronics, police harassment lyrics.
16. 3:28 *****downtempo horn line intro, cool dubby skank, more gorgeous singing, overtly anti-Christian lyrics.
17. 3:54 ***midtempo stepping razor riddim, good remake of the Burning Spear hit.
18. 3:35 **slightly downtempo skank, quavery singing, very roots.
19. 3:32 ***midtempo skank with lots of interesting sounds, singer with great range.
20. 3:50 **rootsy skank, strong dancehall vocals.

Disk 2:
1. 3:59 *acoustic guitar and preaching intro, then choir, slow nyahbinghi drums and electronic beat.
2. 4:03 **same riddim, more interesting vocals, sort of a combination of dancehall and singing.
3. 2:51 **downtempo skank with tingy piano, very pretty vocal harmonies.
4. 2:46 **same riddim, fine rootsy vocals (same cut is on Earl Sixteen’s own CD).
5. 2:54 *downtempo skank, a bit muffled sounding with dubby bits, pretty singing (rather obnoxious message!)
6. 2:58 ***downtempo skank, fine vocals, strong message.
7. 3:40 ****fun bloopy midtempo bubble. Gregory doesn’t have the voice he used to, but it’s an interesting sound.
8. 3:35 ***midtempo electronic skank, strong dancehall vocals.
9. 3:40 ***downtempo nyahbinghi groove with prominent vocals by Michael Rose.
10. 3:52 ***midtempo electronic bounce, “Get Up Stand Up” vibe, quite sweet vocals from Sizzla.
11. 3:48 *****midtempo skank, wild dancehall vocals. Turbulence KILLS!
12. 3:33 ***downtempo skank, sweet and rootsy, old school vocal trio style. Dubby bits.
13. 2:29 *downtempo skank, cover of a rather crap old US pop hit – but Horance Andy still has a fine voice.
14. 3:24 ***long electronic intro, then really fun downtempo electronic skank, dancehall vocals.
15. 2:58 **downtempo bubble, pretty love song to pot.
16. 3:32 ****midtempo electronic dubby bubble, cool peacenik song. Extra star for the cool dub bits.
17. 3:39 **midtempo (often used) riddim, hard time story lyrics.
18. 3:27 **midtempo electronic bubble, sweet-voiced cover of the Wailers classic.
19. 3:44 ***downtempo electronic skank, Horace Andy’s sweet quavery singing.
20. 3:23 ***downtempo nyahbinghi skank, gruff baritone vocals. Long fade.


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Natural BlackLove Rastafari
2.TurbulencePlay Hard Ball
3.Michael RoseReality
4.EruptThe World We're Living In
5.SizzlaAfrica People
6.Lutan FyahHail Rastafari
7.LucianoStrive
8.Michael Rose & Maxi PriestLion In The Jungle
9.Danny RedBe Greatful
10.Aretha MariejahI Love The Blessing
11.Danny RedSomething Wrong
12.Dennis BrownWant More
13.Tony CurtisStory Of My Life
14.Don CarlosTribulation
15.Junior ReidJohn Law
16.Max RomeoThe Reverend
17.Bunny RugsMarcus Garvey
18.Rod TaylorNever Change My Ways
19.Richie DavisThey Say
20.Anthony BTen To One
21.IzesHail The I
22.CapletonLet's Go (Africa)
23.LucianoBorrowed Time
24.Earl SixteenFinal Stage
25.Don CarlosMan & Woman
26.Lukie DNah Give In
27.Gregory IsaacsJosephine
28.Anthony BHafi Mek It
29.Michael RosePray
30.SizzlaAfrica Yes
31.TurbulenceShow Love Or Else
32.Rod TaylorTrust In The Lord
33.Horace AndyAin't No Sunshine
34.Anthony BBabylon A Quail
35.Tony CurtisWeed Smokers
36.Robbie ValentineWar
37.Glen WashingtonJohn Brown
38.Johnny ClarkeCrazy Bald Head
39.Horace AndyZion Gates
40.Prince MalachiStages Of Life