Heartbeat Reggae Roundup

Heartbeat Reggae Roundup

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Overview

Heartbeat has grown into one of the biggest reggae labels since its start in 1981. Their catalog includes original productions, as well as vintage collections featuring everything from ska and rocksteady to dub and dancehall. And while lovers of more raw and rootsy fare are advised to mostly stick to the retrospectives, listeners with an ear for the pop-oriented side of the dancehall and early ragga years will want to check this collection out. Although the cuts by the Roots Radics and Sugar Minott are just too wafer thin for their own good, the majority here is quite good, especially sides by Lee Perry, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Culture, and Big Youth. So, if your reggae tastes lie somewhere between melodic roots reggae and the digital sounds forged by producer Prince Jammy, then this disc's for you.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/1991
Label: Heartbeat Records
UPC: 0011661760028
catalogNumber: 100

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Youth   Track Performer
Black Uhuru   Track Performer
Burning Spear   Track Performer
Culture   Track Performer
Breeze   Track Performer
Yami Bolo   Track Performer
Chris Wayne   Track Performer
Roots Radics   Track Performer
Leonard Dillon   Track Performer
Albert Griffiths   Track Performer
Gregory Isaacs   Track Performer
Winston Jarrett   Track Performer
Peter Tosh   Track Performer
Sugar Minott   Track Performer
Niney the Observer   Track Performer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Track Performer
Shaggy Wonder   Track Performer
Little John   Track Performer
Albert Griffiths & The Gladiators   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Big Youth   Producer,Contributor
Black Uhuru   Contributor
Burning Spear   Producer,Contributor
Culture   Contributor
Mutabaruka   Producer
Breeze   Contributor
Joe Gibbs   Producer
Yami Bolo   Contributor
Chris Wayne   Contributor
Roots Radics   Producer,Contributor
Leonard Dillon   Producer,Contributor
Albert Griffiths   Producer,Contributor
Joseph Hill   Composer,Producer
Gregory Isaacs   Contributor
Winston Jarrett   Contributor
Peter Tosh   Contributor
Sugar Minott   Producer,Contributor
Niney the Observer   Producer,Contributor
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer,Contributor
Alvin Ranglin   Producer
Shaggy Wonder   Contributor
Errol Thompson   Producer
Little John   Contributor
Susan Marsh   Illustrations

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