Favourite B&F Vocal release (part 1) ?

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Favourite B&F Vocal release?

Burning Spear - Social Living
Horace Andy - In The Light / In The Light Dub
The Congos - Heart Of The Congos
Prince Alla - Only Love Can Conquer
Horace Andy - Good Vibes
Yabby You - Jesus Dread
Junior Byles and Friends - 129 Beat Street : Ja-Man Special
Johnny Clarke - Dreader Dread
Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate
The Chantells & Friends - Children Of Jah
Total votes : 53

Favourite B&F Vocal release (part 1) ?

Postby Pluto » Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:12 pm

The 'favourite B&F release' is a topic that was occasionally raised in the old B&F forum. So, I've divided the catalogue into 4 types of releases (dub, DJ, vocal, instrumental) and made 6 polls (the vocal and dub ones had to be divided in 2 as the poll didn't allow more than 10 options).

Here are the other polls:

Favourite B&F Vocal release (part 2)

Favourite B&F DJ release

Favourite B&F Dub release (part 1)

Favourite B&F Dub release (part 2)

Favourite B&F instrumental release

Some of the releases do not exactly fit in one category (Yabby You - Jesus Dread, Sylford Walker/Welton Irie, Horace Andy - In The Light / Dub), but I've placed them on the 'vocal' one for being predominantly such.

I think that it would be more 'democratic' to cast more than one votes (i.e. vote for 2 titles), but the poll technology doesn't allow that. You can post a message and say what you've voted for and what were the run-off choices.

Here, I've voted for the Congos, but this was a very tough choice with so many other classic releases (Yabby U, Prince Alla, Burning Spear) and other personal favourites (Chantells, Max Romeo). But the Congos is a fantastic release in many terms: music, photography, presentation etc.

P.S. I haven't got all the B&F back catalogue :oops: (I intend to), so feel free to post even if you don't have every single release.
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Postby Ekki » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:12 pm

I love them all!
But Yabby You is my all time BAF fave!
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Postby Ital Dokta » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:25 pm

This is a really tough category but for me there was no choice but the Congos...the first B&F release I ever bought (and I now have 'em all!) and the one where, as stated above, the music and graphics just all came together in one beautiful package...
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Postby Mr Thô » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:34 pm

Sorry...impossible for me to vote for my favorite...

But I could vote for the one I love the less !

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Postby ian » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:18 pm

Impossible to choose between that selection. They're 10 of my favourite BAF releases, but I did go for the Max Romeo as he didn't have any votes and it deserves at least 1! :)
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Postby Ash » Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:31 pm

Children Of Jah - turned me on to Phase One.
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Postby rasfael » Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:23 am

My choice is The Congos, the second best release for me is Johnny Clarke- really good voice!
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Postby Ekki » Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:22 pm

There's more than 500 members on this board and only 29 votes???
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:34 pm

Prince Alla for me, followed by the Chantells and then Congos in third.



Postby hwheelan » Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:31 pm

I'm gonna dip for 129 Beat St...for the sheer variety of the vocal tracks - quality underrated release!
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Postby prajna » Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:05 pm

Jesus Dread gets my vote. This is probably my favourite collection of music full stop.

I'm interested to see the no. of votes for the Chantells set as compared to B&Fs comments about the general low sales of that set.
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Postby giab » Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:11 pm

the Chantels set is my fave with out a doubt
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:17 pm

Max Romeo. Although I suspect once I get 'Good Vibes' I might think different.

Postby Ital Dokta » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:21 am

Yep, "Good Vibes" is a killer as well...impossible to choose between these really :!:
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:10 am

"There's more than 500 members on this board and only 29 votes???"

Well, I for one only voted in polls where I know if not all, at least most of the candidates. Doesn't make sense to choose my fav from 10 albums if I've actually listened through only half of them. As unlikely as it may seem, I guess that I'm not alone among the 500 as someone who does not own all BAF releases.


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