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Postby Ash » Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:03 pm

If you were doin a comp of his best tunes,what would you put on it??
Top twenty tunes.
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Postby KING RATHID » Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:02 pm

For starters BILLY JEAN! Then I'd go for for his cut on the QUEEN MAJESTY riddim on DIGITAL B! Tune called "Cannot be real" one of my personal fav's. Well thats what I'd go for to start with.
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:37 pm

...making it up to a Top Ten just add...

Adjust The Fire (Roaring Lion) with Capleton
Burn Satan (Xterminator)
Dibby Dibby Sound (Digital-B)
Flag Flown High (Digital-B) with Shabba Ranks
Holy Mount Zion (Digital-B)
Good Life (Xterminator)
Rough Inna Town (Xterminator) with Luciano
Ruling Cowboy (Two Friends)

PS - whatever happened to the Two Friends label?
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Postby Digiman » Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:46 am

// whatever happened to the Two Friends label? ///

Superb label, but unfortunately I can't find anything from them (same situation with 2B label too - M Benett was owner?) in good listenable format. I have cassette with killer 2 Friends selection.. tunes like Daddy Lizard 'Show Dem the Way', Shabba 'Bridges Instead', Prince Midas 'Stop you've got the Power' (2B)
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Postby Digiman » Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:52 am

..and other production you put in Top is very strong selection, Jackie
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Postby rez » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:08 am

"young lover" original version done for Jammys.

"zeeks" combination with louie culture.

"heathen" cover of bob marley song for digital b.

"moving on" again for digital b

"make hey" old school thing nice.

"flag flown high" in combination with shabba on the kette drum or the solo cut.

"lost my sonia" on volcano

whatever that song is, "instead of hangin/ (hangin on the corner)
"im gonna be chillin/ (with my daughter)"

plenty more I'm sure not coming to mind right now....wicked artist from long longtime would be a nice compilation!
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Postby Ital Dokta » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:20 am

Gotta have Israel's King on there, Tune In, maybe some older shots like Bust Outta Hell, Rocking Dolly, Lost My Sonia etc...
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Postby mrfrostee » Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:20 am

Have to include "Good Life" and "Lost My Sonia"
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Postby k zar » Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:30 am

i'd include these

flood victim(rambo 12')
rikers island/w nardo ranks(mr doo 7')
repartriation(xterminator 12')
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Postby Captain » Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:28 pm

- Cocoa Tea - Reggae Man (Skengdon 1986 )
- Cocoa Tea - Jamaica Sweet (Skengdon 1986)
- Cocoa Tea - Over Me (Mello Sounds International)
- Coco Tea - Yun Pang (Ital International Records 87)
- Coco Tea - Reality (Witty 88)
- Cocoa Tea - Why Turn DOwn The Sound (Greensleeves 89)
- Coco Tea - Boops Fi Them (Harry J 86)
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Postby Pluto » Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:03 pm

"No Faith" (Xterminator) is one my Cocoa T favourites not mentioned.
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Postby BMC » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:22 pm

I once made a best of, that contained [all album tunes, with album in brackets]:

1) Evening Time (Rocking Dolly)
2) Young Lover (Come Again)
3) Bruck Loose (Israel's King)
4) Informer (Rocking Dolly)
5) True Love (Feel The Power)
6) Tune In (Good Life)
7) Burn It Down (Can't Live So)
8) I Am The Marshall (The Marshall)
9) Israel's King (Israel's King)
10) Move up (Rikers Island)
11) Rough Inna Town (Israel's King)
12) Africa Here I Come (One Cup)
13) Rikers Island (Rikers Island)
14) Sweet Life (Feel The Power)
15) Caan Touch This (Good Life)
16) Love (Feel The Power)
17) Sunday Morning (Unforgettable)
18) Come Again (Come Again)
19) Rasta Man (Israel's King)
20) Things A Get Out A Hand (Unforgettable)
21) Hurry Up & Come (Israel's King)
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Postby Ital Dokta » Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:24 am

Nice selection BMC! Pretty much that whole Israel's King album is worthy of inclusion in a "best of" compilation, and one of the albums that really opened me up to new reggae. Feel the Power (also an Xterminator production) was a great album as well with standout cuts like the title track, Who, Sinners Surrender, Sweet Life etc...
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Postby Dave Castro » Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:00 am

Dont forget "Burn Berlin Wall" (Superpower 12")
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Postby Fish » Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:55 am

I think "Wanted" and "I'm Going Home" off of his "Rocking Dolly" album are killers, as are "Grow U Locks" (Tony Rebel cut is even better) and "Africa Here I Come" for Xterminator.

King Rathid, who did Shinehead cover Billie Jean for, and is it on any album? I did a search on the web and couldn't find anything . . . you sure you're not thinking of the Shinehead cut?
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