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Best Of 2004 - the singles

Postby BMC » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:21 am

Another compilation at the end of year. I made it on special request from someone that hates the riddim-idea (more tunes on the same riddim) and wanted to have as much different artists as possible, so I made him a CD with 2004 singles of all different artists and not two tunes on the same riddim. One tune was requested: the Sizzla jazzy tune In The Mood (which I like quite a bit too). Some tunes, like Liberation is older, but was this year released as a 7".

Here's the result:

Living In Love - 2004

1. Luciano - World Leaders (Roots Rockers Music)
2. Turbulence - It's So Bright (Star Trail - riddim: Mineral)
3. Morgan Heritage feat. Bushman - Try (Digital B - riddim: One For The Road)
4. Natural Black - Your Time Soon (Young Blood - riddim: Gideon)
5. Richie Spice - The Way You Living (Pow Pow - riddim: Blaze)
6. Red Dragon - Break Up 2 Make It (Insight - riddim: Treasure)
7. Admiral Tibet - Jail House (Fire Ball - riddim: Love Overdue)
8. Degree - Craddle Robber (All Access - riddim: Bush Fire)
9. Yami Bolo & Capleton - Liberation (Zion High - riddim: Liberation)
10. Natty King - Mr. Greedy (Insight)
11. Beres Hammond & Buju Banton - Thanks Fi Me Pride & Joy (VP - riddim: Love Me Always)
12. Gentleman - Superior (Pow Pow - riddim: Superior)
13. I Wayne - Living In Love (Gibbo - riddim: Hard Times)
14. Jah Cure - Congo Man (Down Sound - riddim: Maroon)
15. T.O.K. - Footprints (Don Corleon - riddim: Drop Leaf)
16. Assassin - Idiot Thing Dat (Renaissance - riddim: Stepz)
17. Bounty Killer - Bombs Heaven (Massive B - riddim: Rah Rah)
18. Cocoa Tea - Biological Clock (Xterminator)
19. Lukie D - Meditation (Digital B - riddim: Throw Mi Corn)
20. Sizzla - In The Mood (Don Corleon)
21. Elephant Man - Bun Bad Mind (Stone Love - riddim: Tabernacle)


What tunes would you put on your best of 2004 (new releases, no repress)??
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Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:30 am

Redda Fire - Richie Spice(Heights Of Heights - Tenement Yard Riddim)

Repeated 20 times :D

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Postby BMC » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:36 am

I've got a bunch of tunes on that Tenemant riddim, Gordon, but can't say I'm too excited about it. I didn't hear the Spice yet, but I think the riddim is average and the vocal deliveries not much better. An ok set, but nothing more imo. :roll:
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Postby steve0 » Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:49 am

Here's a few of the singles which have been doing it for me this year:

1. Jah Cure – Got This Feeling [Safire, babatunde riddim]
2. Norris Man – Burn Dem Rails [Naciamaj, good times riddim]
3. Turbulence – Once Upon A Time [Naciamaj, good times riddim]
4. Luciano – Silver And Gold [Gibbo, hard times riddim]
5. Lady Saw – Dreaming Of You [Renaissance, steps riddim]
6. Kardinal Offishall & Blessed – Empty Barrell [Black Shadow, ching chong riddim]
7. Tanya Stephens – Can't Breathe [Altafaan, security riddim]
8. Warrior King – Can't Get Me Down [Digital B, clockwise riddim]
9. Beres Hammond & Annette Brissett – There For You [Taxi]
10. Ghost – Coo [Young Blood, soul food riddim]
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Postby BMC » Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:11 pm

Some wicked tunes there, Steve0, especially nr. 3,4,7,8 & 9.
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Postby steve0 » Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:57 pm

Thanks BMC, I wasn't able to choose between those two cuts on the Good Times riddim. Norris Man's probably suits the riddim better, but the Turbulence one has great lyrics.

Do you find it suprising that Norris Man doesn't have a bigger profile, as I think he's one of the very best of the conscious singers? His Better Your Soul album has to be one of the best modern albums I've heard. A very heartfelt singing style, but perhaps a bit 'screachy' for some?

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what comes out next year. Just a shame there aren't a few more fans of modern reggae on the board...

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Postby KING RATHID » Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:12 pm

gordon wrote:Redda Fire - Richie Spice(Heights Of Heights - Tenement Yard Riddim)

Repeated 20 times :D

Respect

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TUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Love the JAH CURE on it aswelll! BMC if I was gonna put I WAYNE on it I would have put Cant satisfy her His biggest tune so far!
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Postby BMC » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:07 pm

steve0,

On Good Times, my favourite is the Bushman (Rasta No Dead), followed by that Turbulence.

To be honoust I'm not so familiar with Norris Man's output. From what I did hear from him, it never pushed me to check him out further. I will listen to that album when I have the chance.

I think 2004 was a good year for new reggae, many big riddims and tunes. Hopefully 2005 treats us just as good. There are a few modern reggae followers on 'board' here, some frequent buyers (dots69 as the main example) and quite some that check once in a while, but also some that think reggae stopped in 1985 or something. Strange thing dat! Anyway, personally I buy at least as much modern reggae (incl. bashment) as old roots nowadays.

King Rathid,

Personally I think the Jah Cure on the Tenemant Yard riddim is pretty average. His vocal delivery could be much much better (same goes for for instance the Turbulence on it).

As for I Wayne, yeah, I rate Can't Satisfy Her! But, his Living Is Love is the best I Wayne tune out there in my opinion, so I choose that one. Both fine tunes for sure. Hopefully he can deal with the hype and doesn't think he made it and starts releasing average tunes now. He's a nice singer, but to deserve the credits he gets now he needs to come up with some more BIG tunes first imo.
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Postby KING RATHID » Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:10 pm

Yeah I see ya point about the Jah cure tune Its the start of it when he try's to sound like Jacob miller that does it for me..........RICHIE SPICE is by far the best imo.

Big up still me bredda nuff new tune deh bout nuh need fi guh back an follow up pon dem old tune all ah di time yuh si mi.

NUFF NEW TUNE DEH BOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!
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Postby tim p » Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:30 pm

Top Tens from me. Most of these tunes are from earlier in the year as I haven't picked much new stuff up for a couple of months.

Bashment-
See Mi Face - Simplton (Rashanco - Money Riddim)
Galang Yah Gal - Richie Spice (Rashanco - Money)
We Run dat - Ward 21 (CJ - Sicily)
No More Suffering - Bounty Killer (Taxi - Big Up)
Let It Shine - TOK (South Rakkas Crew - Red Alert)
Player Haters - Ward 21 (South Rakkas Crew -Red Alert)
Hot Like We - Cecile (South Rakkas Crew -Red Alert)
Senorita - Kiprich (Dem Yute Deh - Spanish Fly)
Sitting On Chrome - Ward 21 (Reggae Vibes - Guala Guala)
Tanya Stephens - To The Top Top (Reggae Vibes - Guala Guala)

One Drop-
Try - Bushman & Morgan Heitage (Digital B - One For The Road)
Uncomfortable - Morgan Heritage (Big Yard - Stop That Train)
Stand Up And Fight - Shaggy (Big Yard - Stop That Train)
You're So Beautiful - Chuck Fender (Star Trail - Mineral)
Be Strong - Sizzla (Don Corleon - Drop Leaf)
Foot Prints - TOK (Don Corleon - Drop leaf)
Scribes & Pharisees - Luciano (Voice Stream - That Little Girl)
Dem A Search Fi Mi - DYCR (KT Records - Shaedhe)
Extra Loving- Beres Hammond & Louie Culture (Fat Eyes - African Beat)
Put Your Hands Up, No War - Machel Montano (Brimstone & Fire - Movie Star)
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Postby ephteeay » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:00 am

and mine:
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Postby tim p » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:04 pm

Funny that FTA. I saw your name on this thread and though..."Oh he's just going to say he doesn't like modern stuff...that'll be constructive"
Wasn't far wrong was I? :wink:
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Postby ephteeay » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:51 pm

yeah i thought this time id give a more mature answer.
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Postby ephteeay » Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:01 pm

actually.. dunno what year its from but i heard an afrikan simba tune on i think sirius label.. and the music sounded like something the revolutionaries could have played... drums etc.. anyone know what it could have been?
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Postby dots69 » Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:24 pm

choice selection BMC, heres my 20 must haves for 2004 :



1.Trouble deh a Broad/RICHIE SPICE/Firehouse Crew/Black
2.Be Strong/SIZZLA/Don Corleone/Drop Leaf
3.Welcome to Jamrock/JUNIOR GONG/Ghetto Youths United/World a Music
4.I Know It/HALF PINT+MICHIGAN/Rashanco/Meditation
5.Not I/Rightful/JUNMIOR KELLY/LYMIE MURRAY/Tuff Riddim/Kotch It
6.Jah is Worthy/CHUCK FENDER/Gibbs/Hard Times
7.Burn Dem/CAPLETON/Digital B/Forever Loving Jah
8.You're so Beautiful/CHUCK FENDER/Star Trail/Mineral
9.What we got to Do/LUCIANO/Fleximix/What we got to Do
10.Got this Feeling/JAH CURE/Safire Music/Babatunde
11.Back a me Yard/LUKIE D+JUNIOR KELLY/Maximum Sound/Back A Yard
12.Come/Anyway/BARRINGTON LEVY/SECRET/Jah Life/R & D
13.Rasta Chant/NATTY KING+AL PANCHO /Forward Recordings/Rasta Chant
14.Work for the King/PINCHERS/Heartical/Promised Land
15.Stand up and Fight/SHAGGY/Big Yard/Stop that Train
16.No more Suffering/BOUNTY KILLER/Taxi/Big Up
17.Lighter Remix/ANTHONY B+WYCLEF JEAN/Togetherness/Lighter
18.Ganja/WAYNE MARSHALL/White Label/Hey Ya
19.Hear my cry oh Lord/MARIA PROVIDENCE/Explorer Recording/Tabernacle
20.Friday Morning/NUFF STYLZ+CAPLETON/Wireless/Could you be Loved

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