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Birthday Compilation Help

Postby Lahei » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:20 pm

Trying to piece together a birthday compilation for my sister. Reggaewise I know she likes Toots, some Studio 1, Max Romeo - Chase The Devil (from that Prodigy tune in the 90's), thinks the Isrealites is the best song in the world & likes to vaccum while listening to Scientist dub... that's about it.

So far I've got,

Cornell Campbell - The Gorgon
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46
Ranking Dread - Love A Dub
Joseph Cotton - Ali Baba
Soul Vendors - Swing Easy
Lopez Walker - Jah Jah New Garden
Eddie Constantine - Tenement Yard
Shinehead - Mama Used To Say
Desmond Dekker - The Israelites

Any recommendations?
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Postby DrSuperlove » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:56 pm

the first Young, Gifted & Black is brimming with enjoyable catchy reggae that i'm sure any little sister would love, "a message to you rudy", "madness", "my boy lollipop", "red red wine", "love of the common people", "uptown top ranking" etc.

sweet studio one:

denise darlington - feel so good
marcia griffiths - feel like jumping
alton ellis - can i change my mind
heptones - pretty looks
carlton & the shoes - love me forever
johnny osbourne - sing jah stylee
the cables - baby why
jackie mittoo - freak out

and "ba ba boom", horaca andy's "lonely woman", "don't stay away", "happy go lucky girl", "carry go bring come", "take it easy", k.c. white's "no, no, no", "reggae got soul/pressure drop/broadway jungle/funky kingston" - these are the tunes the girls at my work love

good luck!

sometimes i try to sneak in deeper material when i make these compilations for others, like burning spear, israel vibration, jazzy skatalites cuts, yabba you, dub specialist, king tubby and what have you, never works, they want the dancy stuff and you can't blame them!
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:01 pm

'Happy Bithday' - LINVAL COOPER (Money Disc)
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Postby Lahei » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:29 am


Good advice SuperLove, some of those will definately be on there...
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Postby Professor Mushtaq » Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:02 am

Phyllis Dillon for sure - Ladies love Phyllis in my experience. Don't forget some funky Jackie Mittoo stuff too.
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Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:24 am

Aye - Phyliss and Marcia. Aye - Toots and the Maytals

Some other very accessible big hitters with differing flavours:

Fisherman - The Congos
Surfing - Ernest Ranglin
Wa do dem - Eek a Mouse
Here I come - Barrington Levy (possibly my favorite ever tune for juming around)
Anything from the Bob Andy Studio One songbook
Hills and Valleys - Buju Banton
Many Rivers to cross - Jimmy Cliff (not strictly reggae but very gorgeous)
Artibella - Stranger Cole
Phoenix City - Skatalites
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
Poison Flour - Doctor Alimantado

I could go on (and on) but I'll stop there for now.

Wish her a happy birthday from the BAF boarders won't you


Postby Bilko » Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:29 am

Quiet Place... Cool Out Son... When a Man's in Love

all solid tunes
in every category my subject is version
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