"I would also say that in this thread I read two things that I think that are false, "Junior Reid only had a handful of quality single releases"!!! Come on son! He has an absolutely amazing amount of great single releases, bonafide killers."
They are no more false than anything written in this thread, which is basically a personal appreciation thing. Maybe some people draw the line between "good" and "great", who knows?
"The other is that JRs popularity has to do with the current popularity of 'digital'. I really don't see that. None of the four tunes I mentioned before I would consider digital. One blood, bank clerk,youth man... Ok, but I personally think his greatest work are not on 'digital' riddims."
You are mistaken here, it's clearly not what i was saying but i reckon i should have developed a little further : all i meant is that the 90's output is clearly overlooked by a lot of younger people who are obviously into some sort of early digital- "neo-early digital" phase at the moment. I am well aware that JR didn't record so many tunes during that era. Personally, the vast majority of this artist's songs i enjoy were recorded on pre-digital dancehall riddims. What i said that MR released a huge amount of killer tunes on digital riddims in the 90's and i tend to find them much more superior to most of what JR recorded on digital riddims in that decade, nothing more nothing less. I have heard a MR who is able to sit efficiently on any sort of riddims, even hardcore dancehall ones, which is not a thing that impressed me with Jr Reid. Of course, that's just an opinion.
Anyway, there really must be reasons why so many producers wanted to record MR in the 90's and less wanted JR.