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Various Artists / Reggae Riddims An Tings, Spring 2008
Album:Reggae Riddims An Tings, Spring 2008 Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:05/2008
Label:(No Label Information) 

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Add Date:2008-05-26 Pull Date:2008-07-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:27 Jul20 Jul6 Jul29 Jun15 Jun8 Jun1 Jun
Airplays:1121112

 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 MarleyThe Mission
2.Elephant ManCater For The Poor
3.InstrumentalMission Riddim
4.MavadoWe Need Barack
5.Courtney JohnReady To Go
6.Bounty Killer & Sugar MinottTune In
7.Brian GoldThe Most High
8.Bunny RuggsLove Is Blind
9.Ghost & ChaksAfrican Daughter
10.LawgiverVibe
11.PerfectSo Much
12.SizzlaHype
13.Tarrus Riley & Jimmy RileyPull Up Selector
14.Vybz Kartel & Singer JReady To Rise
15.Jah Cure F/ Jr. ReidHot Long Time
16.One Deck & PopularMike Mac1 Instrumental
17.One Deck & PopularEnrico Organ Cut
18.A TropaThe Toaster
19.A TropaRockers (Riddim)