Various Artists / Reggae Riddims An Tings, Spring 2008
Album: Reggae Riddims An Tings, Spring 2008   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2008
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-26 Pull Date: 2008-07-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2009: New World Disorder
We Need Barack
4. Jul 19, 2008: New World Disorder
The Mission
2. Aug 02, 2008: New World Disorder
The Mission
5. Jul 05, 2008: New World Disorder
The Toaster
3. Jul 26, 2008: New World Disorder
Ready To Go
6. Jul 05, 2008: The Twilight Zone
The Mission

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-05-27
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/21/08
Brand new Reggae promos from a variety of sources. The Mission Riddim came in the mail, with no information attached, but Track 1 with the Marley lads is currently a massive hit, and for good reason. Tune In Riddim is by Sly and Robbie and came as promo. Jah Cure and One Deck and Popular also came as promos, and A Tropa was available for download from MySpace.

1. ****Mission Riddim is hard-driving martial skank with chimes. The Marley kids have made a great cut with Damian rapping the verses and Stephen chanting the chorus. Killer!
2. ***starts with helicopter and male speaking, fine dancehall diatribe from Elephant Man
3. **just de riddim (see track one).
4. **unsolicited political endorsement, complete with snippets from Obama speeches. Startling!
5. ***Tune In Riddim starts with tape rewinding, then downtempo swingy skank. This cut is notable for reworking of “I Only Have Eyes for You” and falsetto vocals – fun stuff!
6. **unintelligible spoken intro, rather confusing mix of sweet singing and gruff dancehall vocals.

7. **sweetly sung psalm, much of the riddim cut out.
8. **more sweet singing with harmonies, unrequited love song.
9. **rather slowed down version of the riddim, with some female singing and male dancehall praise of a woman.
10. **soundcheck intro, dancehall vocals about the dance, including proud note about his own three-piece suit.
11. ***nonsense and falsetto vocals. Love song, quite giddy. A few seconds of dub at the end.
12. ***manic diatribe by Sizzla, than which what more do you want?
13. **lots of vocal chorus and extra sounds, several voices. About nicing up de dance.
14. *very mellow riddim, acoustic guitar, upful lyrics, several voices.
15. **midtempo sparse electronic skank, 2 voices, angry lyrics.
16. **cute, bouncy electronic dance beat.
17. ***midtempo dubby electronic skank with quite good harmonica.
18. ***downtempo dubby skank, spoken vocals in Brazilian Portuguese. Fine bass solo towards end.
19. **downtempo dub instrumental with more fine bass work. Bits of spoken Rasta preaching.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Damian Marley & Stephen Marley The Mission
2. Elephant Man Cater For The Poor
3. Instrumental Mission Riddim
4. Mavado We Need Barack
5. Courtney John Ready To Go
6. Bounty Killer & Sugar Minott Tune In
7. Brian Gold The Most High
8. Bunny Ruggs Love Is Blind
9. Ghost & Chaks African Daughter
10. Lawgiver Vibe
11. Perfect So Much
12. Sizzla Hype
13. Tarrus Riley & Jimmy Riley Pull Up Selector
14. Vybz Kartel & Singer J Ready To Rise
15. Jah Cure F/ Jr. Reid Hot Long Time
16. One Deck & Popular Mike Mac1 Instrumental
17. One Deck & Popular Enrico Organ Cut
18. A Tropa The Toaster
19. A Tropa Rockers (Riddim)