Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Several nice tracks, but missing the best
Todd M. Moody | Marina del Rey, CA, USA | 04/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'General' is, arguably, one of the greatest dancehall riddims of all time. In the decades since the great Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd first produced General circa 1967, reggae producers and DJs have collectively published more than 130 tracks based on this classic dancehall dub.
After a brief resurgance in 1979-1980, the riddim saw a full-fledged rebirth in 1984, and, fueled largely by the ragga revolution, the tracks kept coming for nearly ten years. STAR STUDDED GENERAL chronicles 14 ragga tracks that King Jammy and John John produced and published on the Jammys label toward the end of General's revival.
This album does not feature the very best General has to offer, but it does have several strong tracks that you're unlikely to find on CD anywhere else, and definitely not in the convenient format of the rhythm album. Frankie Paul and Pinchers both come with some nice "singer" tracks; Junior Cat, Bounty Killer, and Gregory Peck all deliver wicked vibes.
If you're looking for the pre-ragga classics of the General riddim, get GENERAL FOR ALL GENERAL (1983, Hit Bound/Channel One) instead."