|Soul Jazz Records
Release Date: 25 September 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|VA / Soul Jazz Records Presents 100% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica Limited Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set + Download
This is the new digitally remastered 2015 expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records' biggest ever selling release, 100% Dynamite!Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica.
Since the album's original release nearly twenty years ago, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of reggae: eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae.
The proximity of the West Indies to the USA meant that many Jamaican musicians were influenced by American styles of music whilst at the same time defining new styles of their own such as Ska, Rocksteady and Dub.
100% Dynamite features some serious Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, the cream of Jamaica's jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and LennieHibbert. Also included here are heavyweight Reggae versions to Soul classics by Marlena Shaw's 'Woman of the Ghetto', Aretha Franklin's 'Rocksteady', Syl Johnson's 'Is It Because I'm Black', William DeVaughan's seminal 'Be Thankful' and more.
100% Dynamite also features revolutionary tunes such as Johnny Osbourne's 'We Need Love', Sound Dimension's 'Drum Song' and Lloyd Robinson's 'Cuss Cuss', songs that helped define a unique sound for Jamaican music in the sixties and seventies.
These influences went both ways - check Brentford All Stars massive 'Greedy G', the basis for Boogie Down Productions' 'Jack of Spades', or Willie Williams' 'Armageddon Time', later covered by The Clash.
This new expanded edition features seminal tracks from the greatest Jamaican producers - Clement Dodd, Lee Perry, Winston Riley (Techniques) and many more.
The album is available as CD, heavyweight double vinyl (+download), plus digital.
1. Willie Williams - Armageddon Time
2. Toots & The Maytals - Night And Day
3. The Marvels - Rocksteady
4. The Upsetters - Popcorn
5. Bunny Clarke - Be Thankful
6. Tommy McCook - Green Mango
7. Brentford All - Stars - Greedy G
8. LennieHibbert - Real Hot
9. Horace Andy - My Soul
10. Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love
1. Bunny Brown - I Love The Way You Love
2. Jackie Mittoo - Stereo Freeze
3. Phyllis Dillon - Woman Of The Ghetto
4. Cedric Brooks - Give Rasta Glory
5. Alton Ellis - Son Of Man
6. Sound Dimension - Granny Scratch Scratch
7. Lloyd Robinson - Cuss Cuss
8. Sound Dimension - Drum Song
9. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black