|Various Artists / Jah Shaka Presents The Positive Message: Roots Classics From The Greensleeves Va|
|Album:||Jah Shaka Presents The Positive Message: Roots Classics From The Greensleeves Va||Collection:||Reggae|
|Label:||Greensleeves Records Ltd.|
|Add Date:||2009-11-15||Pull Date:||2010-01-17||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||17 Jan||3 Jan||27 Dec||20 Dec||13 Dec||6 Dec||29 Nov||22 Nov|
|1.||Aug 30, 2010:||No City Council = Quasi Music Therapy |
Love And Only Love
|4.||Mar 24, 2010:||Quasi Music Therapy f. Vlad the Impaler |
Bad Days Are Going
|2.||Jun 25, 2010:||Quasi Music Therapy |
|5.||Feb 06, 2010:||New World Disorder |
Can't Pop No Style
|3.||Apr 30, 2010:||Quasi Music Therapy |
|6.||Jan 23, 2010:||New World Disorder |
Do You Remember
Jah Shaka Presents The Positive Message|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/14/09
Roots Rock Reggae from the last three decades. Jah Shaka is a selecta from the UK, known for bringing positive music and vibes to the dancehall floor. All great tracks, by excellent (although some lesser known) vocalists.
No FCCs detected – all positivity. I like 3, 8, 12, 14 best.
1. 3:37 **swingy midtempo roots bubble, with Earl Sixteen’s sweet vocals, lyrics about the ideal of Rastafarianism.
2. 3:09 ***downtempo skank, very subdued and roots/righteous to be coming from one of the top original dancehall vocalists, still a cool vocal style.
3. 4:41 ****original mix of one of Black Uhuru’s earliest hits, with prominent nyahbinghi drums, great number.
4. 4:14 ***slow, solemn intro, then a sort of nyahbinghi march from the group that introduced the genre to the wider public. Interesting mix of extremely roots and groovy danceable elements.
5. 3:12 ***relaxed midtempo bubble with bits of syndrum, Hugh Mundell’s sweet tenor.
6. 2:48 **midtempo skank, very similar in feel to track 5, echo on the vocals.
7. 5:52 ***downtempo swingy skank, fairly minimalist instrumentation. Very pleasant. Includes the dub, which is very groovy.
8. 3:12 ****downtempo roots skank, prominent bass, fine roots rock reggae, rather demented vocals – perfect!
9. 3:18 **downtempo but upbeat skank with birdcalls, swingy and positive.
10. 6:28 **midtempo bubble, hip-wiggler. Includes a nice, but not particularly amazing, dub.
11. 3:39 **midtempo roots rock bubble, classic song recorded by several major artists. Dennis Brown’s version is worthy enough.
12. 3:25 ****downtempo skank, relaxed and minimalist, with Eek’s highly distinctive vocals.
13. 3:45 **downtempo, downbeat skank with nyahbinghi, mourning vocals. Somewhat unusual slide guitar style.
14. 4:05 ****downtempo emphatic skank, fine vocal harmonies by one of the great vocal trios. Gets very dubby.
15. 3:14 ***downtempo but upbeat dubby skank, more fine harmonies.
16. 3:17 **groovy midtempo bubble, echo on the vocals, impassioned delivery.