Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music

Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music


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There are lots of collections like this out there that attempt to chronicle the fascinating story of Jamaica's pop music, but what sets this four-disc, 100-track box apart is that the selections here, and much of the text and song notations (the discs come packaged as part of a book), were made by Edward Seaga. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica was a man who was as much interested in the cultural history of Jamaica as he was in its politics, and he was there when the skewed, defiant, joyous, and infectious rhythms of reggae swept Jamaica into the 20th century. He understood, even as a politician, that music was the island's greatest commercial commodity and export, even if the songs themselves were often harshly critical of the Jamaican government, and authority in general. Seaga's selections cover all the key bases, from ska through rocksteady to reggae and dancehall, and his comments and notes show he knows what he's talking about. He was there. He was Prime Minister. He also loved music and could see and hear the creative musical revolution going on in Jamaica everywhere he went. In the end, politics aside, he was a complete fan, and a bit of a historian. That shows here.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645196321
catalogNumber: 1963
Rank: 143211


Disc 1

  1. Easy Snapping
  2. Dumplins
  3. Manny Oh
  4. Oh Carolina
  5. They Got To Go
  6. Independent Jamaica
  7. Black Head Chinaman
  8. Blazing Fire
  9. Wash Wash
  10. Sammy Dead
  11. My Boy Lollipop
  12. Carry Go Bring Come
  13. Occupation
  14. Little Did You Know
  15. Dancing Mood
  16. Rough and Tough
  17. Take It Easy
  18. Every Night
  19. Rock Steady
  20. Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court)
  21. No More Heartaches
  22. The Tide is High
  23. Trench Town Rock
  24. Israelites (Aka Poor Me Israelites)
  25. Sweet and Dandy
  26. Everything Crash
  27. Satta Massa Gana
  28. Fire Corner
  29. Java Dub
  30. Hypocrite

Disc 2

  1. Wear You To the Ball
  2. Cherry Oh Baby
  3. 54-46 Was My Number (Stick It Up Mister)
  4. Them a Fi Get a Beatin'
  5. Many Rivers To Cross
  6. The Sun Shines For Me
  7. Marcus Garvey
  8. Fade Away
  9. Lady With the Star Light
  10. Right Time
  11. Police and Thieves
  12. Ram Goat Liver
  13. We De People/The Power and the Glory
  14. Two Sevens Clash
  15. It's Alright
  16. Forward Ever
  17. My Number One
  18. Money In My Pocket
  19. Kaya
  20. Rub-a-Dub Style
  21. Uptown Top Ranking
  22. Land of My Birth
  23. Silly Games
  24. Someone Loves You Honey
  25. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
  26. Arlene

Disc 3

  1. Over Me
  2. One Two
  3. Pass the Dutchie
  4. I'm Getting Married In the Morning
  5. Try Jah Love
  6. Push Comes To Shove
  7. Love Has Found Its Way
  8. Cottage tn Negril
  9. Every Time a Ear De Soun'
  10. Electric Boogie
  11. Under Me Sleng Teng
  12. Greetings
  13. No Way No Better Than Yard
  14. Wild World
  15. Cover Me
  16. Wild Gilbert
  17. Pocomania Day
  18. Good Thing Going
  19. One Blood
  20. Twice My Age
  21. Hello Africa
  22. Murder She Wrote

Disc 4

  1. Putting Up Resistance
  2. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
  3. Murderer
  4. Tour
  5. Lord Give Me Strength
  6. Untold Stories
  7. Fed Up
  8. Sycamore Tree
  9. Black Woman and Child
  10. Who Am I (Sim Simma)
  11. Down By the River
  12. Virtuous Woman
  13. Gimme the Light
  14. Pon De River Pon De Bank
  15. Welcome To Jamrock
  16. She's Royal
  17. True Reflections
  18. Roots
  19. Boombastic
  20. Lioness On the Rise
  21. I'm On the Rock
  22. The Harder They Come

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dennis Brown   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer,Producer
Alton Ellis   Composer
Joe Higgs   Composer
Justin Hinds   Composer
John Holt   Composer
Inner Circle   Producer
Bob Marley   Composer,Producer
Mutabaruka   Producer
Byron Lee   Composer,Producer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Earl Robinson   Composer
Peter Collins   Producer
Don Drummond   Composer
Joe Gibbs   Composer,Producer
Marlin Greene   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Leroy Sibbles   Composer
Lloyd Lovindeer   Composer,Producer
Clancy Eccles   Composer,Producer
Denroy Morgan   Composer
Junior Reid   Producer
Eric Donaldson   Composer
Prince Jammy   Producer
Derrick Morgan   Composer
Dennis Bovell   Producer
Beres Hammond   Composer
Garnett Silk   Composer
Clifton Bailey   Composer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Patrick Barrett   Composer
Ewart Beckford   Composer
Theophilus Beckford   Composer
Errol Crusher Bennett   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Producer
Stuart Brown   Composer,Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell   Composer,Producer
Prince Buster   Producer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke   Producer
Noel Davey   Composer
Roy S. Dayes   Composer
Lloyd Dennis   Producer
Leonard Dillon   Composer
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Composer,Producer
Lloyd Ferguson   Composer
Althea Forrest   Composer
Winston Foster   Composer
Dean Fraser   Producer
Donovan Germain   Composer,Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Joseph Hill   Composer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness   Composer
Gregory Isaacs   Composer
Lloyd James   Composer
Jerks   Producer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Producer
Junior Murvin   Composer
Ini Kamoze   Composer
Leslie Kong   Producer
Morris Levy   Composer
Ian Lewis   Composer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Robert Livingston   Composer,Producer
Barry Llewellyn   Composer
Robert Lyn   Composer
Stephen Marley   Composer
Melody McCully   Composer
Freddie McGregor   Composer,Producer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Earl Morgan   Composer
Nakhamyah Morgan   Composer
Peter Morgan   Composer
Mark Myrie   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Composer,Producer
George Phang   Producer
Sonia Pottinger   Producer
Alvin Ranglin   Producer
Donna Reid   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Winston Rodney   Composer
Michael Rose   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer,Producer
Fitzroy Simpson   Composer
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Composer
Ernie Smith   Producer
Steven Stanley   Composer,Producer
Tyrone Taylor   Composer,Producer
Errol Thompson   Composer,Producer
Handel Tucker   Composer,Producer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Ian Williams   Producer
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Producer
Dawn Penn   Composer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Moses Davis   Composer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Producer
Delroy Reid   Composer
Sting International   Producer
Lynford Manning   Producer
Winston Riley   Composer,Producer
Doc Bagby   Composer
John Masouri   Foreword
Roy Black   Track Annotations
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer
Hopeton Lewis   Composer
Clive Chin   Composer,Producer
Harry Johnson   Composer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon   Producer
Yvonne Brown   Composer
Dermott Hussey   Foreword
Pluto Shervington   Composer
Orville Burrell   Composer
Desmond Dacres   Composer
Neville Livingston   Composer
Jepther McClymont   Composer
Lindon Roberts   Composer
Harris Seaton   Composer
Vincent "Randy" Chin   Producer
Don Devaney   Composer
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Anthony Fairclough   Composer
John Folkes   Composer
Rodney Price   Composer
Jeremy Harding   Composer,Producer
Joe White   Composer
Edward Seaga   Producer,Executive Producer,Introduction,Text
Trevor James   Composer
Richard "Bello" Bell   Producer
Troy Rami   Composer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Morgan   Composer
Carlton Manning   Composer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Michael Johnson   Producer
Sean Paul Henriques   Composer
Everton Bonner   Composer
Winston Wallace   Composer,Producer
Robbie Lyn   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Producer
Craig Parks   Composer
Richard Khouri   Producer
Bob Andy   Composer
D.A. Forbes   Producer
Irving Nahan   Composer
Troyton Rami   Producer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Paul Khouri   Producer
Edward "Bunny" Lee   Producer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   Composer,Producer
Brian Atkinson   Composer
Daddy Lion Chandell   Track Annotations
Ralph Walker   Composer
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hookim   Producer
Duane Stephenson   Composer
Donald Clive Davidson   Track Annotations
Superintendent Gladstone Wright   Composer
Sonita Walker   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Mojo Morgan   Composer
Roger Lewis   Composer
Lawrence Lindo   Producer
David Sinclair   Composer
Joseph Bogdanovich   Producer
Trevor "Baby G" James   Producer
Lowell Dunbar   Composer
"Deadly" Headley Bennett   Composer
Glenroy Browne   Composer
Phillip Fullwood   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Shauna McKenzie   Composer
John Lawrence Myatt   Composer
Wilburn T. Cole   Composer
Collin Edwards   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer
Arthur "Duke" Reid   Producer
Omar Riley   Composer
Clement Dodd   Composer,Producer
Ventrice Morgan   Composer
Glenroy A. Smith   Composer
Johnnie B. Roberts   Composer
Tappa Zukie   Producer
Dave Kelly   Composer,Producer
Joseph Hoo-Kim   Composer
Kenrick Randolph Patrick   Composer
James E. Chambers   Composer
Diana Bovell   Composer
Floyd King   Composer
Andrew Prenderast   Producer
Allan R. Hope   Composer
Migel O. Collins   Composer
Mathias Galliot   Art Direction
Mark A. Dyer   Composer
Keble F. Drummond   Composer
Joseph A. Sterling   Composer
Ian F. Smith   Composer
Eric Lloyd Morris   Composer
Dorian Bonny   Art Direction
Donald O. Shaw   Composer
David C. Brooks   Composer
Chuck White   Composer
Cecil Eustace Campbell   Composer
Willie C. Cobbs   Composer
Oscar B. O'Hare   Composer
Oniel Norman H. Bryan   Composer

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