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"Pure Reggae" mysteriously includes Arrow's sizzling soca anthem, "Hot Hot Hot," but let's not quibble. The compilation's interesting conflation of reggae history places Jamaican Brit Millie Small's 1960 international hit,... more »
"Pure Reggae" mysteriously includes Arrow's sizzling soca anthem, "Hot Hot Hot," but let's not quibble. The compilation's interesting conflation of reggae history places Jamaican Brit Millie Small's 1960 international hit, "My Boy Lollipop," next to "Boom Shakalak," an '80s hit from another U.K. Caribbean, DJ Apache Indian. The set opens and closes with Bob Marley & The Wailers--"Stir It Up" and "Exodus"--but it's a reggae grab bag in between. Give thanks for the inclusion of Desmond Dekker's "Israelites," The Melodians' "Rivers of Babylon," and Dawn Penn's "You Don't Love Me." Chaka Demus & Pliers' "Tease Me" megahit and reggae forefather Lord Creator's anthemic "Kingston Town" are also featured. --Elena Oumano
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Joanie R. (jojo46580) from WARSAW, IN
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
Great mix of reggae artists.
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The Correct Order of the Track Listing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"That Track Listing is wrong. Here is the track listing in the correct order:
1. Stir It Up-Bob Marley & The Wailers
2. Don't Turn Around-Aswad
3. Hot Hot Hot-Arrow
4. Now That We've Found Love-Third World
5. Bad Boys (Theme From "Cops")-Inner Circle
6. I Shot The Sheriff-Eric Clapton
7. Israelites-Desmond Dekker
8. Rivers Of Babylon-The Melodians
9. Many Rivers To Cross-Jimmy Cliff
10. Tease Me-Chaka Demus & Pliers
11. Montego Bay-Freddie Notes & The Rudies
12. Kingston Town-Lord Creator
13. My Boy Lollipop-Millie Small
14. Boom Shakalak-Apache Indian
15. Electric Avenue-Eddy Grant
16. Baby, I Love Your Way-Big Mountain
17. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)-Dawn Penn
18. Exodus-Bob Marley and The Wailers
Although Tracks 1, 2, and 18 are correct."
Not a Real Reggae Album
Unika | NYC, NY | 01/12/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, half of the songs on this album are barely even what I'd consider Reggae. All this album basically is made up of is hits that border on Reggae and overcommercialized hits. If you are a true fan of Reggae, save your money."