Shabba Ranks and Friends

Shabba Ranks and Friends

by Shabba RanksShabba Ranks


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A rather parsimonious compilation of Ranks collaborations, at a mere 11 tracks, clocking in at under 50 minutes. However, there's no arguing with the strength of the cuts included, and half of this album would later be included on Ranks' Greatest Hits set. Amongst those picked are such classics as the rootsy "Shine Eye Gal"; the sensuous "Mr. Loverman," "House Call," and "Slow and Sexy"; the hip-hop-laced DJ duel "The Jam"; and the exuberant "Pirates Anthem." These tracks feature Mykal Rose, Chevelle Franklin, Maxi Priest, Johnny Gill, KRS One, and Cocoa Tea and Home T respectively. What had to be omitted was "Telephone Love," an international chartbuster for J.C. Lodge. The rest of this set is more hip-hop edged. "Universal Love" boasts the soul-fueled vocals of Ky-Mani, Patra adds her silky tones to the R&B-flavored "Ice Cream Love," Roy Jube and Anthony Hawthorne provide a sonorous backing for the evocative "Mr. G," while fellow DJ Chubb Rock joins in for the celebratory "Two Breddrens." As an incentive for the collectors, three of the tracks appear here as remixes, and while this is merely a taste of the DJ's best work, it's a satisfying one regardless.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646771228
catalogNumber: 67712
Rank: 23964

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shabba Ranks   Primary Artist
Chubb Rock   Track Performer
Maxi Priest   Track Performer
Johnny Gill   Track Performer
Home T   Track Performer
Chevelle Franklin   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Brian & Tony Gold   Background Vocals
Tony Gold   Background Vocals
KRS-One   Track Performer
J.C. Lodge   Track Performer
Brian Thompson   Background Vocals
Anthony Hawthorne   Background Vocals
Mykal Rose   Track Performer
Roy Jobe   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chubb Rock   Producer
Naughty by Nature   Producer
David Morales   Producer,Remixing
David Bellochio   Producer
Sly Dunbar   Arranger
David Ellis   Illustrations
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
KRS-One   Producer
Tony Kelly   Producer,Remixing
Terry Lewis   Producer
Ian McLean   Engineer
Angela Piva   Engineer
Robbie Shakespeare   Contributor
Derrick Simpson   Composer
Chester Walker   Engineer
Courtland Gizmo Whyte   Contributor
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Contributor
Mikey Bennett   Arranger,Producer
Clifton Dillon   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Remixing
Trevor Martin   Engineer
Patrick Morrison   Contributor
Nigel Staff   Contributor
Mickey Spence   Contributor
Jerry Comito   Engineer
Roy Jobe   Producer,Engineer
Chris Garvey   Contributor
Tony Anderson   Contributor

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