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Various Artists / Dancehall 2 : The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
Album:Dancehall 2 : The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2010
Label:Soul Jazz Records 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-02-05 
Dancehall 2: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/5/10
Second installation of Soul Jazz’s fantastic overview of the early years of Dancehall in Jamaica. All killer, no filler! A few tracks were hits outside a Yard, but most are revelations. Play often and LOUD.
CD1:
1. 3:11 ***very downtempo alternative version of the great hit about the soap opera vampire of the 70’s. random screams to help paint the picture, fun lyrics (“Barney chew you neck like a Wrigley’s”)…
2. 3:15 ****jaunty midtempo dancehall skank – nice up de dance! Great lyrics, too.
3. 7:01 ****sweet rub-a-dub style bubble, essential dancehall. Includes the dubby toast.
4. 3:51 ***slow hard skank with electronic machine gun noises, pretty tenor vocals.
5. 3:12 **slow skank, rather depressing lyrical premise.
6. 6:37 ****classic downtempo dancehall skank, long spoken intro, then Yellowman does his take on a dancehall favorite – bit hit.
7. 3:58 ***spoken intro, gruff vocals, incomprehensible dancehall chanting with only little bits of music for first music. Turns out to be a series of shoutouts to the great toasters and DJs.
8. 4:03 **very downtempo rather fragmented skank with lots of percussion elements, lyrics rather abusive towards non-believers. Vocals get seriously weird – all choked up over the idea of not believing in the bible…
9. 3:11 ***midtempo dubby skank with semi-nonsense vocals.
10. 3:47 ****this is great because it’s so non-slick… slow (and apparently warped) riddim, high, quavery vocals.
11. 5:44 *****classic dancehall sound, with extremely educational lyrics, and there WILL be a quiz afterward. Actually, there’s a dub which includes bits of completely unrelated singing. Huh! The bizarre juxtaposition of vocals gives this another star…
12. 3:47 ****interesting electronic skank, economics theory lyrics.
CD2:
1. 3:38 ****bouncy midtempo electronic riddim, truly odd vocals.
2. 3:32 **almost bluesy midtempo skank with double tom beat, apparently a rather misogynist rant, but it’s hard to understand anything at all…
3. 3:47 ****uptempo rootsy bubble, fun crazed vocals.
4. 3:15 ***same downtempo riddim as track 10, but very slightly less warped dubplate. All about being a Very Naughty Boy and becoming a big star.
5. 3:57 *****excellent – downtempo electronic riddim with crazed vocals, lyrics both weird and true.
6. 3:44 ****bit of vocal intro, downtempo stepping razor skank, praise of Reggae.
7. 3:29 ***same riddim as previous track (too bad they don’t run together) – the dub; no vocals.
8. 3:51 ****jaunty upbeat skank, goofy lyrics.
9. 8:52 ***kill him? Oh – the roach in the corner! That’s ok then. Downtempo skank, bit of electronic noise, and very dubby dub.
10. 3:35 ***downtempo skank, pretty harmonies, all about trying to get the police not to arrest you for selling pot. That’ll work!
11. 3:56 ***same riddim as CD 1 track 10 and CD 2 track 4, lyrics all about loving your tourist pals.
12. 3:56 ****rather nondescript riddim with lots of tambourine, crazed gruff vocals from Buju Banton.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Lone Ranger Barnabas Collins
2.Nicodemus Dog Is Better Than Gun
3.Johnny Osbourne And Papa Tullo Rock And Come On Ya
4.Ini Kamoze Trouble You A Trouble Me
5.Half Pint One Big Ghetto
6.Yellowman Sensemilla
7.Shabba Ranks Respect
8.Trinity Vampire
9.Barry Brown Two House Department
10.Madoo Have You Ever Been To Heaven
11.Early B History Of Jamaica
12.Papa San Money A Fe Circle
13.Tiger When
14.Welton Irie Bill Fold Wa You Fa
15.General Trees Everything So So So So
16.Johnny Osbourne Trench Town School
17.Edi Fitzroy The Gun
18.Anthony Johnson Strictly Rub A Dub
19.Jah Thomas & Radics Saying Dub
20.Professor Nuts Ina De Bus
21.Errol Scorcher Roach In De Corner
22.Triston Palma Collie Man
23.Barry Brown Tourist Season
24.Buju Banton Massa God World A Run