Various Artists / Henry "Junjo" Lawes - Volcano Eruption
Album:Henry "Junjo" Lawes - Volcano Eruption Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:Apr 2010
Label:Vp Records 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-04-29 
Henry Junjo Lawes – Volcano Eruption
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/28/10
Roots Rock Reggae meets early dancehall. Junjo was a sound-system style producer when the sound system was really taking off (early 80’s). Unlike the electronic trend that Dancehall followed later, he used a great studio band (Roots Radics) for his riddims, giving them a lot of richness. The first CD is singers, the second is toasters. Everything is redolent of the sound system dance vibe, which is great. We used to call it a rub-a-dub stylee, and it got a lot of people pregnant, me a tell de I…
No overt FCCs detected. It’s all well worth playing. Check CD 2, track 6.
CD 1
1. 3:35 ***midtempo one-drop, strictly nice up de dance.
2. 3:09 **pretty, relaxed skank with melodica, sweet vocals (apparently before Levy developed his distinctive vocalizations.)
3. 3:22 ***downtempo rub-a-dub stylee boasting from the ultimate ladies man.
4. 4:26 ***downtempo stepping razor skank, great music.
5. 3:31 ***downtempo one-drop with shaker impersonating helicopter, sad story about herb hunters.

6. 3:20 **downtempo, very sweet vocals from a one-time leader of Black Uhuru. Alarming bits of syndrum.
7. 6:06 ***downtempo dub with rain forest sounds, strange vocals. Inscrutable and stoned as hell. Includes excellent dub version.
8. 4:14 **jaunty little skank, light and pretty, hyper-vibrotoed vocals.
9. 3:26 **downtempo bubble, perfectly off-key vocals.
10. 3:06 ****swingy boppy, dubby groove, pretty vocals from a great singer who died much too young.
11. 3:18 **I’m sure these lyrics are not intended to be this funny… Nice skank.
12. 3:17 ***adorable keyboard line – sounds like “Spanish Harlem”, sweet bubble. Basically, the message is that there are plenty of girls to go around…
13. 4:11 ****classic number, slow one-drop with great vocal harmonies.
14. 3:36 *****Oh my! Talking drum, 3 blind mice, and yodeling! Fabulous!
15. 4:53 ***jaunty, upbeat, midtempo bubble. Includes space age dub.
16. 3:15 ****a bit of Norwegian Wood, then midtempo harmonies in praise of a name for pot I’d actually never heard before…
17. 2:56 **sweet, cleanly produced rub-a-dub.
18. 3:34 ***familiar midtempo riddim with little in the way of chord changes, sweet singing.
19. 3:08 **midtempo bubble, amusing boasting, some falsetto vocals.
20. 6:46 ***downtempo, sweet harmonies, sad song. Includes bizarre version.
CD 2
1. 4:21 ***toast intro, same riddim as CD 1 track 13, very steady toasting, random subject matter. Sound System dance noises.
2. 3:06 ***same riddim, dem bones toast, dubby.
3. 3:36 ***chuckle, then midtempo dubby one-drop, echo-laden vocals. Big hit for Yellowman.
4. 3:37 **midtempo skank, goofy toast (apparently about Hula Hoops?).
5. 3:37 **midtempo simple 4/4 skank, incrutable toast until he gets to the quickie Bible stories.
6. 5:33 ************Eeek at his eekiest. Yay! Includes dub version with lots of horns.
7. 6:00 ****nutty vocal interchange intro, then very slow skank, crazy toast duet about “duppies” (ghosts) – wild stuff, big hit. Includes dubby version with lots of syndrum and spooky noises.
8. 3:12 ***midtempo bubble, nice toast about fish.
9. 3:03 **dubby downtempo skank with horns, sweet-voiced toast.
10. 3:25 ***midtempo bubble, toast about pot. Gets pretty seriously nutted.
11. 4:40 ***rather downtempo skank, fairly straightforward sound system dance-style toast.
12. 3:53 ****Eeek’s massive cross-over hit, a bit downtempo, sweet love song delivered in inimitable style.
13. 3:53 *****classic early dancehall – two toasters in unison, lots of goofy dancehall vocalization, almost completely inscrutable lyrics.
14. 3:36 ****same riddim as track 1, and CD 1 track 13, extremely odd lyrics (if you wear jewelry, it seems, you are asking to get elephantitis…)
15. 3:20 **midtempo bubble, competent enough toast.
16. 3:01 ***jaunty midtempo dubby skank, slightly odd toast.
17. 4:48 ****gotta love the song title! A Yellowman classic.
18. 4:01 ****Aw, a little kid toasting! Actually, he sounds a little scary. Nice dubby midtempo skank. Includes a bit of dub.
19. 3:21 ****Aw, a chick toasting! She sounds a bit hoarse, but she can hold her own with the boys. Very dubby one-drop.
20. 5:55 ****wonky noises intro, slow, dubby one-drop with bits of singing between classic sound system toast. Bit of talk, then a couple of minutes of actual sound system sound, rather fu

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Frankie PaulWorries In The Dance
2.Barrington LevyPrison Oval Rock
3.Leroy SmartI Am The Don
4.Michael ProphetGunman
5.John HoltPolice In Helicopter
6.Don CarlosHog & Goat
7.Barry BrownGive Another Israel A Try
8.Wayne JarrettChip In
9.Junior ReidLover's Affair
10.Hugh MundellJacqueline
11.Johnny OsbourneIce Cream Love
12.Barrington Levy21 Girls Salute
13.Wailing Souls, TheFire House Rock
14.Tony TuffCome Fi Mash It
15.Little JohnDancehall Style
16.Frankie PaulPass The Tu Sheng Peng
17.John HoltLove I Can Feel
18.Cocoa TeaLost My Sonia
19.Linval ThompsonLook How Me Sexy
20.Al CampbellLast Dance
21.RingoFlash It Inna E
22.NicodemusBoneman Connection
23.YellowmanNobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
24.Josey WalesWoola Woope
25.Early BBible Story
27.Clint Eastwood & General SaintTwo Bad Dj
28.Captain SinbadFisherman Style
29.Lee Van CliffBam Salute
30.Charlie ChaplinBubbling Telephone (Chalice)
31.Ranking TrevorSome A Halla
33.Clint Eastwood & General SaintAnother One Bites The Dust
34.Michigan & SmileyDiseases
35.ToyanSpar With Me
36.Josey WalesBobo Dread
38.Billy BoyoWicked She Wicked
39.Sister NancyDance Pon The Corner
40.ToyanHow The West Was Won