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Various Artists / Reggae Promos Summer 2009, Vol. 1
Album:Reggae Promos Summer 2009, Vol. 1 Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2009
Label:(No Label Information) 

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Add Date:2009-07-05 Pull Date:2009-09-06 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-07-06 
Reggae Promos Summer 2009, vol. 1
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/3/09
Dancehall and Reggae promos from May/June 09. First 9 tracks are from Kirkle Dove, and feature 4 solid and interesting riddims with several different vocalists. Tracks 10-14 are from a Barrington Levy comp, tracks 15-20 from “Reggae Train” compilation.
No FCCs detected. I like 5, 10, 14, 15 best.
1. 2:56 ***riddim is uptempo drumming and clapping, vocals trade between Vegas’ sweet sing-jaying and Maestro’s coarse Sizzla-style dancehall.
2. 3:36 ***same riddim but with some minor added strings. Completely nutted vocals (what did you expect?) from the Energy God.
3. 2:55 *same riddim, bit of spoken intro, comparatively subdued dancehall vocals.
4. 3:32 ***rockin’ midtempo, bass-heavy dance riddim. Commercial-sounding female vocals, but I have to admit I’m really enjoying this.
5. 3:43 ****same boppy riddim as track 4, dancehall vocals with some backing harmonies – great noise.
6. 3:16 **shaker intro, downtempo minimalist (but building) dancehall riddim, female vocals, sometimes dancehall and sometimes “R&B”. Odd “eeny meeny” lyrics.
7. 3:13 *same riddim as track 6, lots of different vocals, rather perplexing lyrics about DJs.
8. 3:48 *midtempo roots skank, tormented-sounding singer, hard times lyrics.
9. 4:00 **same riddim as track 8, love song with Turbulence’s mad vocals and extremely sweet, commercial-style backing vocals.
10. 3:43 ****classic from Barrington Levy, emphatic midtempo riddim.
11. 4:23 ***downtempo riddim, all about pot, nicely stoned sounding.
12. 3:40 ***midtempo roots skank, autobiographical lyrics, sweet sound.
13. 2:55 **downtempo roots skank, same lyrics as the Black Uhuru song (diatribe about avaricious women), sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom.
14. 3:29 ****midtempo skank, great early dancehall sound.
15. 3:51 ****downtempo boopy skank with solo sax – instrumental.
16. 4:01 uptempo shuffle, sweet vocals. Very commercial production.
17. 4:03 **same downtempo boopy skank as track 15, no sax and with vocals, Rasta lyrics. Pleasant.
18. 3:42 ***downtempo nyahbinghi – hymnlike reworking of “Holly Holy” – weird!
19. 2:47 ***midtempo electronic riddim, fine dancehall


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Kirkle Dove Feat. Mr. Vegas, MaestroRound Of Applause
2.Kirkle Dove Feat. Elephant ManDancing Ring
3.Kirkle Dove Feat. Busy SignalWhine Up, Whine Up
4.Kirkle Dove Feat. CecileGet My Man
5.Kirkle Dove Feat. General DegreeProblem
6.Kirkle Dove Feat. CecileLike A Virgin
7.Kirkle Dove Feat. Mr. VegasShut Up
8.Kirkle Dove Feat. GinjahWalking Store
9.Kirkle Dove Feat. TurbulenceMy All
10.Barrington LevyHere I Come
11.Barrington LevyUnder Mi Sensi
12.Barrington LevyTeach The Youth
13.Barrington LevyShine Eye Gal
14.Barrington LevyMoney Love
15.Dean FraserName Brand
16.Glen WashingtonWhat's This I Feel
17.Luciano Feat. AmbassadorMeet You In Zion
18.Glen RicksAli Holy
19.CapletonEarthquake In Zion
20.Anthony BDefend Yourself