Brown, Dennis / Best Of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years, The
Album: Best Of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years, The   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Brown, Dennis   Added:Nov 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-30 Pull Date: 2009-02-01 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7
Airplays: 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 13, 2020: KZSU Training Hour
Westbound Train
4. Mar 29, 2015: cease and desist
Westbound Train
2. Jun 11, 2015: channel 0+i (sunset substitution jeuves gigante edition)
Wolf And Leopards/Step On The Dragon
5. Sep 11, 2014: the sunset law review
Westbound Train
3. May 21, 2015: channel 0+i
Here I Come (Love And Hate)/Jah Come Here, Westbound Train
6. Jan 31, 2011: Happy Hour
Oh What A Day

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-12-01
Dennis Brown – the Best of (The Niney Years)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/24/08
Roots rock reggae from one of its finest vocalists, produced by Niney the Observer. Covers Brown’s career from a teen star in the 70’s to his death in the 90’s. You can really pick any track at random – they’re all lovely, with superb singing.
No FCCs detected. I like 6, 8 and 14 best – but all are terrific.
1. **uptempo bouncy skank, rolling train groove.
2. ***midtempo roots rock, simple riddim offset by impassioned vocals.
3. **slow and dubby riddim, reverby vocals.
4. ***downtempo roots skank, great keyboard sound, fine hard times vocals.
5. ***nice clean sound, slightly downtempo skank, remade of the Gaylads classic (and a huge hit for Brown).
6. ****very downtempo bubble, spacey sounding. Extended mix with I Roy. Yeah, baby!
7. ***slightly downtempo roots wiggle, extemporized-sounding lyrics, big hit, remade over and over.
8. ****simple midtempo skank, Scratch-inspired lyrics, another extended dub mix with I Roy.
9. ***rather uptempo skank with an odd additional percussion line. I think they had a lot of stoners in the studio that day.
10. **uptempo with lots of hi-hat, harder they come lyrics.
11. **mid-uptempo bubble, sweet religious lyrics, big hit.
12. ***sweet midtempo bubble with bits of hand drums, upful.
13. **downtempo swingy bubble, revelation time lyrics.
14. ****uptempo forceful skank with lots of instrumentation, vocal harmonies.
15. **downtempo, pretty, love song.
16. ***downtempo skank with syndrum, simple love song. Note to Dennis: try “please”…
17. ***complex uptempo electronic riddim, rather metallic sounding, which contrasts with Brown’s sweet vocals.
18. **uptempo wiggle with syncopated electronic percussion, chorus based on a Supremes hit.

Track Listing
1. Westbound Train   10. Run Too Tuff
2. Cassandra   11. Created By The Father
3. Tenement Yard   12. Black Liberation
4. Tribulation   13. Oh What A Day
5. Africa   14. Spellbound
6. Here I Come (Love And Hate)/Jah Come Here   15. Coming Home Tonight
7. Whip Them Jah Jah   16. Give Me Your Loving
8. Wolf And Leopards/Step On The Dragon   17. Can't Take Another Day
9. Give A Helping Hand   18. My Whole World