Various Artists / Dancehall Roughneck
Album: Dancehall Roughneck   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Feb 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-01 Pull Date: 2009-05-03 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12 Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15
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Recent Airplay
1. Nov 19, 2011: Music Casserole
Suzie Brown
4. May 02, 2009: New World Disorder
Without You/No False God Combination
2. Jan 01, 2010: Music Casserole
Gimme Back Me Money
5. Apr 25, 2009: New World Disorder
Suzie Brown
3. May 09, 2009: New World Disorder
Remand Center
6. Apr 19, 2009: The Twilight Zone
Don't Know Why

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-03-13
Dancehall Roughneck
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/27/09
Dancehall from the early 90’s, re-released. Often very minimalist but fun riddims by Sly and Robbie – mostly almost entirely percussion, and quite an odd variety of vocal styles. Some of the tracks were huge, at last in Jamaica – Pepper Pot and Gimme Back Me Money, notably. Frankie Paul was clearly heading to “modern R&B”, but the rest range from highly quirky to really cool.
No overt FCCs, but track one is a bit nudge nudge wink wink.
1. 3:50 **midtempo dancehall riddim, chat about girls (rather naughty, if you can tease out the patois.)
2. 3:52 *finger snapping riddim, “R&B” vocals, talking about crack and sounding like it too. Odd!
3. 3:48 ***squeals and chatting, uptempo minimalist riddim with gloopy percussion.
4. 3:37 ****downtempo swingy skank with xylophone – very cool sound, very pleasant dancehall vocals.
5. 3:39 ***midtempo electronic syncopation, amusing mumbled vocals.
6. 3:42 **midtempo relaxed skank, pretty singing.
7. 3:45 ***upbeat electronic dancehall riddim, manic female vocals, fun sound.
8. 3:44 **midtempo minimalist percussive riddim with boopy sounds.
9. 3:49 ***starts with a farty noise, swingy downtempo riddim with both singing and dancehall chat.
10. 3:58 ***downtempo minimalist electronic bounce, rather pointless and odd-sounding vocals. I don’t know what this guy is trying to do with his face, but it makes me laugh…
11. 3:43 **uptempo syncopated bounce, inscrutable dancehall chat. It’s a love song, but to what?
12. 3:39 *midtempo syncopated riddim, dancehall chat.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Baby Wayne Pepper Pot
2. Frankie Paul It Feels So Real
3. Daddy Lizard Good A De Body
4. Culture Paul Remand Center
5. General 2 Gimme Back Me Money
6. Dennis Brown Don't Know Why
7. Wingy Stone Cold
8. Ninja Kid Mouth A Chat
9. Dennis Brown/Baby Wayne Without You/No False God Combination
10. Chronicle Suzie Brown
11. Ronnie Thwaites Missa Man
12. Poison Dart Put Down The Gun