Alcapone, Dennis / Wake Up Jamaica
Album: Wake Up Jamaica   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Alcapone, Dennis   Added:Jul 2010
Label:Atom Music Limited  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-07-11 Pull Date: 2010-09-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Aug 1 Jul 25
Airplays: 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 05, 2015: Everthing A TO Z week 14 fall 2015
My Voice Is Insured, Musical Alphabet
4. Sep 08, 2010: Sunshine's Morning Glory (sittin' in for Bobbi's Public Noize Racket and SportsN
The Funky Thang
2. Sep 11, 2010: New World Disorder
The No1 Station
5. Sep 04, 2010: New World Disorder
Musical Alphabet
3. Sep 11, 2010: Music Casserole
The No1 Station
6. Aug 28, 2010: New World Disorder
Picture On My Wall

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2010-07-10
Dennis Alcapone – Wake Up Jamaica
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/10/10
Great old roots rock steady tracks from the early 70’s by one of the great toasting originators. Alcapone was essentially the next big toasting star after U-Roy and they had a bit of a rivalry. Alcapone was notable both for his exuberant whoops, and for interacting directly with the original vocals rather than dubbing them out more or less completely as most toasters did. Terrible sound quality, but great sound…
1. 2:41 ****very upbeat, essentially dubbed up ska, just plain fun.
2. 2:42 **big organ flourish intro, then midtempo bubble with organ up front, old-timey spiritual lyrics with wild yells interspersed.
3. 2:13 ****midtempo rock steady groove, wild toasting mixed with gorgeous original singing. Also appears to be a bit of very strange violin. Should be “Cry Tough”…
4. 2:36 **a bit downtempo with vocal harmonies. Sweet.
5. 2:34 **midtempo rub-a-dub with very sweet original singing at the start, tribute to the famed El Paso sound system.
6. 2:55 ***midtempo hip wiggler, with the alphabet based on things to do with sensimillia. Whee!
7. 3:09 **echo-laden vocal intro, rather downbeat rock steady, DJ boasting.
8. 3:00 **(suddenly much better sound quality than previous tracks) lovely original vocals, religious song, preaching toast by Alcapone.
9. 2:45 ****inscrutable spoken interchange, pretty original female singing, crazed toasting. Yay!
10. 2:26 ****jolly upbeat rock steady with sample from the US disco hit “Mr. Big Stuff”, fine lyrics, great fun.
11. 3:08 ***a bit downtempo Jamaican-style funk instrumental with whoops and yells.
12. 2:35***lots of original falsetto harmonies with nonsense toasting.
13. 2:46 ****”number 1 station” with a rooster crow – great radio stuff. A bit downtempo rub-a-dub, sweet singing and fine toast.
14. 3:04*tinkly piano and crap rendition of “Close to You”, spoken word wedding vows. Truly terrible – but almost so bad it’s good.
15. 2:34 ***terrible sound quality, but upbeat terrific ska riddim,original female singing and fun toasting.

Track Listing
1. Ba Ba Riba Skank Featuring Lizzy   8. King Of Kings
2. Judgement Day   9. Picture On My Wall
3. Cry Though   10. Teach The Children
4. Love Is Not A Gamble   11. The Funky Thang
5. Mosquito One   12. The Great Woogie
6. Musical Alphabet   13. The No1 Station
7. My Voice Is Insured   14. The Wedding Song
  15. Wake Up Jamaica