"reggae compliation puts you in a...festive mood!"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Reggae is as popular today as it was in the '60s, music of Jamiaca gives every individual a mood-swing...that is, it effects everyone differently. Going back to the days of Bob Marley and Lee "Scratch" Perry, we've come along way...this genre is now known all over the world...new faces have cropped up ~ Dennis Brown, Eek-A-Mouse, Yellowman and Gregory Isaacs, just to name a few.With soul, funk and rap...reggae is edging its way into the mainstream of the music industry. Every track on this CD is a stand out...other albums from Hip-O are all worthy of a good listen ~ "Roots Reggae Essentials" (314-541-455-2), "Dub Reggae Essentials" (314-541-803-2), "Ragga Essentials ina Dancehall Style" (314-541-745-2), "Lee "Scratch" Perry Ultimate Collection" (314-541-301-2)...check out my reviews on amazon.com/music.A big thank you to ~ Dana G. Smart (compilation producer), Pat Lawrence (executive producer) always in there pitching and Hip-O Records for a job well done, good to hear 18 reggae classics for old and new listeners alike...TO ENJOY!Total Time: 77:57 on 18 Tracks ~ Hip-O Records 314-556-743-2 ~ (2001)"