Thursday, July 7, 2011

Progressive Youth - The Best of Junior Reid 1978-88

Historic Junior Reid hits collection, covering all the major tunes from his late 70's breakthrough, early 80's dancehall hits and long spell with Black Uhuru until his break from the group in 1988.

CD One: Progressive Youth covers the One Blood singer's early career from classic roots recordings for Augustus Pablo, through work with vocal group VOICE OF PROGRESS, to dancehall at Youth Promotions and King Jammy's in 1983. The Waterhouse singer came with a distinctive vocal style that incorporates Michael Rose-style chanting with the vocal delivery of the dancehall deejays of the day (not unlike understudies Yami Bolo, Little John and Little kirk). Producers include: King Jammy, Roy Cousins, Augustus Pablo, Delroy Wright, Hugh Mundell and Sugar Minott. Riddims by Hi-Times, Rocker's All-Stars, Black Roots Players and Negus Roots. Versions by King Jammy and King Tubby - discomix style.

CD Two: Chanting For Uhuru begins with Reid's final few dancehall sides for Jammy's in 1983-84 before joining outernational reggae supergroup Black Uhuru on world tour. Reid stayed with Uhuru until leaving in 1988 to resume his solo career. Uhuru's best tunes from this time are here, including some wicked live versions. Interesting to note that most of their better songs were actually re-licks of old Reid numbers...

Continuously conscious mixtape! 159 minutes. Repost..
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