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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
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2009
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd. 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-11-14 
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.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Earl Sixteen The Rastaman
2.Barrington Levy Look Youthman
3.Black Uhuru I Love King Selassie
4.Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus None A Jah Jah Children
5.Hugh Mundell Can't Pop No Style
6.Norris Reid Protect Them
7.Johnny Clarke Bad Days Are Going
8.Johnny Osborne Never Stop Fighting
9.Fred Locks Love And Only Love
10.Johnny Clarke Jah Love Is With I
11.Dennis Brown Slave Driver
12.Eek-A-Mouse Do You Remember
13.Keith Hudson Felt We Felt The Strain
14.Wailing Souls Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall
15.Cultural Roots Hell A Go Pop
16.Mystic Eyes Perilous Time