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Rough & Ready 1
Shabba Ranks
Rough & Ready 1
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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All Artists: Shabba Ranks
Title: Rough & Ready 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 7/14/1992
Release Date: 7/14/1992
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Reggae, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645244327, 074645244310, 074645244341

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Plenty of Variety
Pieter | Johannesburg | 03/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The album opens with Mr Loverman, a delightful duet between Shabba and Chevelle Franklin; this is a catchy number with lovely vocal interplay and a lilting beat. Pirates Anthem is a collaboration with Coca T and Home T; it's spacey, with plenty of vocal variation and rhythmic innovation. Wicked is a mid-tempo groove, whilst Woodtop is a more monotonous piece of ragga rapping. Gal Yuh Good is slowish but intriguing with some recognisable words in long reams of unintelligibility. Just Reality has a buoyant beat and innovative vocal techniques while Can Dun is more subdued with a really great drawn out percussive groove and echoing vocals. The light and breezy Ragamuffin with its swaying pop groove is one of my favorites. I prefer it when Shabba sings rather than raps. He does so again on the last song Bad & Wicked in which he ruminates on reggae, ragga and dancehall over an engaging mid-tempo beat. Rough & Ready Volume 1 is a great showcase for the talents of Shabba Ranks with its refreshing variety of styles."