Saturday, March 12, 2022

VA - Down In Jamaica 40 Years of VP Records [2019] (4 x CD's)

REGGEA

VA - Down In Jamaica 40 Years of VP Records [2019] (4 x CD's)

The definitive anthology of the company that helped bring reggae and dancehall to the US and beyond. Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records is a 94-track, deluxe, multi-format box set with 24 page booklet and art cards detailing the hits, the rarities, and the history of the world's largest reggae label. Featuring 101 different artists, Down In Jamaica tells this story in detail through a chronological survey of the key songs that helped define the company from early singles on obscure sublabels to the well-known VP Records brand that brought Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, and others into the international mainstream. Curated by Carter Van Pelt, VP Records’ Director Of Catalog Development, the set contains four 7-inch singles, four 12-inch singles, and four CDs, the first configuration of its kind in a box set package. The singles format was the dominant vehicle for Jamaican music from its inception, and the collection tells the story almost entirely from singles. The set takes its name from Red Fox and Naturalee’s 1989 single. (Amazon)

===========================================================

     

===========================================================

Track lists


CD1

01 Heptones Party Time 4:00

02 Gregory Isaacs Slave Master 2:25

03 Dennis Brown Children of Israel 3:04

04 Johnny Clarke Roots Natty Congo 3:10

05 Ranking Joe River Jordan 4:20

06 Johnny Osbourne Ice Cream Love 3:22

07 Wailing Souls Firehouse Rock 4:11

08 Don Carlos Mr. Sun 3:23

09 Michael Prophet Gunman 3:43

10 Frankie Paul Kushumpeng 3:29

11 Barrington Levy Prison Oval Rock 3:10

12 Tony Tuff Come Fe Mash It 3:38

13 Papa Michigan & General Smiley Diseases 3:31

14 Yellowman Zungguzungguguzungguzeng 4:08

15 Echo Minott Lazy Body 3:45

16 Leroy Gibbon Magic Moment 3:42

17 J.C. Lodge Telephone Love 3:49

18 Eccelton Jarrett Turn on the Heat 3:30

19 Shabba Ranks Twice My Age (Feat. Krystal) 3:18

20 Foxy Brown Baby Can I Hold You Tonight 3:29

21 Freddie McGregor Stop Loving You 3:34


CD2

01 Ini Kamoze Hot Stepper 3:44

02 Chaka Demus Original Kuff 2:58

03 Conroy Smith Dangerous 3:35

04 Red Fox Down in Jamaica 3:33

05 Reggie Stepper Drum Pan Sound 3:09

06 Ninjaman Murder Dem 3:30

07 Admiral Tibet Serious Time 3:53

08 Singing Sweet When I See You Smile 3:43

09 Cutty Ranks Who Say Me Dun 3:27

10 Colin Roach Miss Goodie Goodie 3:54

11 Jigsy King Gi Mi Di Weed 3:49

12 Half Pint I Am Not a Substitute Lover 3:48

13 Cocoa Tea Good Life 4:03

14 Garnet Silk Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders 3:33

15 Richie Stephens Trying to Get to You 3:37

16 Mikey Spice Born Again 3:45

17 Glen Washington Kindness for Weakness 3:39

18 Buju Banton Destiny 3:57

19 Tanto Metro & Devonte Everyone Falls in Love 3:10

20 Spragga Benz She Nuh Ready Yet 3:27

21 Beenie Man Who Am I 3:15


CD3

01 Sanchez Never Dis Di Man 3:56

02 Singing Melody Want You Back 4:01

03 Terry Linen My Love is Your Love 4:05

04 Capleton Jah Jah City 3:33

05 Vc By His Deeds 4:22

06 Morgan Heritage Down By the River 3:46

07 George Nooks God is Standing By 4:19

08 Beres Hammond Rock Away 3:57

09 Junior Kelly Love So Nice 3:48

10 Wayne Wonder No Letting Go 3:21

11 Bounty Killer Sufferah (Feat. Wayne Marshall) 3:30

12 Elephant Man Pon De River, Pon De Bank 3:59

13 Lady Saw I've Got Your Man 2:58

14 Sean Paul Feat. Sasha I'm Still in Love With You 3:32

15 Sizzla Just One of Those Days 3:28

16 I-Wayne Living in Love 3:32

17 Luciano Give Praise 4:16

18 Warrior King Can't Get Me Down 3:31

19 Jah Cure Longing For 3:51

20 T.O.K. Footprints 3:31


CD4

01 Tarrus Riley She's Royal 4:10

02 Tanya Stephens It's a Pity 4:12

03 Richie Spice Marijuana 3:35

04 Turbulence Notorious 4:20

05 Shaggy Church Heathen 4:02

06 Duane Stephenson August Town 5:23

07 Romain Virgo Mi Caan Sleep 3:53

08 Busy Signal One More Night 3:23

09 Etana Blessing (Feat. Alborosie) 3:37

10 Queen Ifrica Lioness on the Rise 4:05

11 Mavado On the Rock 3:32

12 Gyptian Hold You 3:52

13 Maxi Priest Easy to Love 3:24

14 Raging Fyah Dash Wata 3:51

15 Christopher Martin I'm a Big Deal 2:53

16 Spice So Mi Like It 2:33

17 Bunji Garlin Big Bad Soca 2:40

18 Shenseea Loodi (Feat. Vybz Kartel) 3:11

19 Estelle Love Like Ours (Feat. Tarrus Riley) 3:54

20 Jah9 Hardcore (Feat. Chronixx) (Remix) 5:29

=============================================================

=============================================================

4 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome g8rrick.
      Its a nice set.

      Cheers.

      Delete
  2. After the Beatles this is my favourite music. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi lemonflag,
      You will probably like the next lucky dips then.

      Cheers.

      Delete