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My favourite release of 2004 was :

Poll ended at Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:37 pm

Various - Mento Madness (V2)
0
No votes
Various - Gaz Mayall Presents: Top Ska (Trojan)
3
6%
Burning Spear At Studio One (Soul Jazz)
10
20%
Wailing Souls At Channel One (Pressure Sounds)
5
10%
Various - Hudson Affair, Keith Hudson & Friends (Trojan)
7
14%
Various - Aquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World of Herman Chin-Loy (Pressure Sounds)
4
8%
Slim Smith - Keep That Love Light Shining (Trojan)
1
2%
Sly & Robbie - Unmeterd Taxi (Pressure Sounds)
1
2%
Bitty McLean - On Bond Street (Peckings)
10
20%
None of the above - I'll mention my favourite below..
8
16%
 
Total votes : 49

Postby ian » Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:21 pm

I've opted for the 'other' option and will choose Tree Of Satta for its inventiveness and for making available all those great old version of satta again.
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Postby prajna » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:15 am

likewise ian. love have the original cut and those massive versions. i suspect i may be one of the few people who always listens to the enter set at each listening!!
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Postby tim p » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:26 pm

I think Tree Of Satta was only mentioned by one person when people were going through there top releases of the year. The top nominations above were all mentioned more than that - some of them 5 or 6 times. Pity really as it would have been nice if there could have been a Blood and Fire release on their own message board!
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Postby prajna » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:52 pm

i realise that tim. i found it quite puzzling myself that only one person (ian i think) choose tree of satta. i should admit i havn't heard some of the sets that did make the poll, but i do feel tree of satta is a unique re-issue.
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Postby ian » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:34 pm

Yes Tim, it also crossed my mind that it'd be appropriate to vote for a BAF comp on their forum!! :lol:

From the list given I've probably listened to the Wailing Souls comp the most, but Tree Of Satta was a bit of a gamble for BAF but one that has paid off well and as prajna says it's one of the few 1 riddim comps that is actually listenable all the way through and creates an idea that I'd like to see more of..

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Postby tim p » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:09 pm

The other (major) reason Satta wasn't up there is that it came out a good while ago now. Most of the nominations came out in the last few months so are still quite fresh in peoples minds.
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Postby jb welda » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:22 pm

thats the problem with these (dumb) things like this: the best release EVER could have come out in january and no one will remember it the next december, its more like flavor of the day.

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Postby tim p » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:24 pm

A fair few from early in the year so not strictly true JB:

Various - Mento Madness (V2) February 2004
Various - Gaz Mayall Presents: Top Ska (Trojan) March 2004
Burning Spear At Studio One (Soul Jazz) October 2004
Wailing Souls At Channel One (Pressure Sounds) February 2004
Various - Hudson Affair, Keith Hudson & Friends (Trojan) November 2004
Various - Aquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World of Herman Chin-Loy (Pressure Sounds) November 2004
Slim Smith - Keep That Love Light Shining (Trojan) August 2004
Sly & Robbie - Unmeterd Taxi (Pressure Sounds) June 2004
Bitty McLean - On Bond Street (Peckings) October 2004
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Postby Grumpy » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:27 pm

To be fair I think the Gaz Mayall, Mento Madness, and Wailing Souls at Channel One (together with Tree of Satta) - all of which were in my top five posted in another thread - were from the earlier part of the year. But I get the general point, Jah Bill. When Channel 4 (or BBC2) did their best music of the millennium at the end of 1999 it was won by Robbie Williams who saw off such lesser talents as Beethoven, the Beatles, Dylan, Smokey Robinson etc etc. Had the same poll been run 5 years earlier, it would surely have been won by Prince or Michael Jackson. As you say the more recent will tend to win. Which suggests to me that perhaps in order to allow the perspective of time we should be choosing the best record of 2003 in which case I might choose Junior Delgado Original Guerilla Music which has kept insisting on a turn on my player ever since. Or that Maytals anthology on Trojan, or Ja-Man Allstars (was that a 2003 release?) In the Dub Zone.
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im so confused!

Postby jb welda » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:48 pm

tim p writes:

>The other (major) reason Satta wasn't up there is that it came out a
>good while ago now. Most of the nominations came out in the last few
<months so are still quite fresh in peoples minds.

then turns around and disagrees with me when i agree with him!

>A fair few from early in the year

oh well.

>so not strictly true JB

this is nothing new. flattery will get you nowhere tim.

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Postby tim p » Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:09 am

Not really JB, you appeared to be saying that there was absolutely no chance that a release from January could ever get in the charts.
All I was trying to say was that this could be one factor.
So you weren't agreeing with me as far as I could tell, at least not in the way you worded it.
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Postby tim p » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:03 pm

Bump.

This closes over the weekend. Is Bitty going to just beat Burning Spear?
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Postby Ekki » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:20 pm

Seems like the hype always wins in reggae circles :lol:
The Bitty McLean is nice, but the Burning Spear is a real classic in my book!
But anyway I voted for the Hudson :lol:
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Postby BMC » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:23 pm

Bitty is overrated! No way that he's better than Burning Spear at Studio One!

Imo ofcourse. :wink:
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Postby Ekki » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:30 pm

Again we agree, Marc :wink:
Have a nice X-Mas!
I'm off now to wrap up all my christmas presents.
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