|Genre:||REGGA, Reggae, Rock Steady|
|Distributor:||MSI Music Distribution|
A collection of humourous, innuendo-laced reggae recordings from 1966-75. Who ever knew of their existence? Much like older soul and blues "underground material", this disc joins the line of that tradition. Many tracks are previously unreleased in any form.
Recorded between 1966 to 1975.This compilation collects both suggestive and explicit reggae tunes of the '60s and '70s. Includes recordings by The Soul Sisters and Kid Gungo.This is, perhaps, the first authoritative release documenting the notion of "slackness" (overtly sexually suggestive lyrics) and its place in the Jamaican R&B and reggae pantheons. While early calypso recordings by Lord Kitchener and Sir Lancelot provided Jamaican audiences with titillating fare, by the time slackness got to ska and reggae it was out of the box and off the hook. There are 50 sides collected on these three CDs, and they make for one of the rowdiest, sauciest party mixes of all time. Trojan, from their seemingly endless catalog, has assembled this collection with great care, bringing not only the salaciously oriented tracks to the fore, but the best of them, recorded by both obscure, and very well-known, popular artists in the genre: There's Max Romeo with the skanking "Wet Dream," Lloyd & Patsy with "Papa Do It Sweet," Derrick Morgan's "My Dickie," Lee Perry on a pair of tracks -- and producing a few others -- Augustus Pablo with Fay tearing it up on "Bedroom Mazurka," and even mighty dread U-Roy with "What Is Catty." Most of this is somewhat crude in terms of its humor, rather than something aesthetically sensual, but the music here is first rate, with killer beats and rhythms, very sophisticated melodies, and steamy reggae. This collection is not for everybody, but it is a landmark, and documents for punters as well as collectors an important subgenre in Jamaican music. ~ Thom Jurek
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