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Various - Dancehall - The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Dancehall The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
Various - Dancehall - The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
(2xCD) Soul Jazz Records SJRCD196, 2008-11-10

Tracklisting CD1 :
01. Bam Bam - Yellowman
02. Pumpkin Belly - Tenor Saw
03. Co Onnh - Reggie Stepper
04. Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers
05. Agony - Pinchers
06. Diseases - Michigan & Smiley
07. World A Music - Ini Kamoze
08. Cool Out Son - Junior Murvin
09. Entertainment - Triston Palma
10. Arleen - General Echo
11. Here I Come - Barrington Levy
12. Chop Chop - Cutty Ranks
13. M16 - Lone Ranger
14. Trash And Ready - Super Cat
15. Jamaican Dollar - Trinity
16. Boxing - Cornell Campbell
17. Soon Forward - Gregory Isaacs

Tracklisting CD2 :
01. Dangerous - Conroy Smith
02. I'm Just A Dread/One Shut - Jacob Miller & Trinity
03. Informer - Lady Ann
04. Fred Locks A Dreadlocks - Brigadier Jerry
05. aMouse Wa Do Dem - Eek-A-Mouse
06. Only Woman DJ With Degree - Sister Nancy
07. Deaf Ears - Early B
08. Uptown Girl - Trinity
09. Spar With Me - Toyan
10. Sensi Addict - Horace Ferguson
11. Jump & Pawn - Clint Eastwood
12. Greetings - Half Pint
13. Under Mi Sin Ting - Reggie Stepper
14. Call The Brigade - Frankie Paul
15. Track Shoes - General Echo
16. Mash You Down - Cornell Campbell

Note : the promo CDs have a different tracklisting, and include "Madoo - Coming From Town" which is not on the final version.

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Dancehall The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
Beth Lesser - Dancehall - The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture
a New Book of Photographs and Text
(Book) Soul Jazz Records, 2008-11-10

Info :
Beth Lesser's definitive new study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and accompanying text that captures a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has been mixing music, fashion and lifestyle with aplomb since its inception. With unprecedented access to the incredibly vibrant music scene during this period, Beth Lesser’s photographs and text are a unique way in to a previously hidden culture.

Dancehall is at the centre of Jamaican musical and cultural life. From its roots in Kingston in the 1950s to its heyday in the 1980s, Dancehall has conquered the globe, spreading to the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Europe and beyond.

Dancehall is a culture that encompasses music, fashion, drugs, guns, art, community, technology and more. Many of today’s global music and fashion styles can be traced back to Dancehall culture and indeed continue to be influenced by it today.

Born in the 1950s out of the neighbourhood jams of Kingston, Dancehall grew to its height in the 1980s before a massive influx of drugs and guns made the scene too dangerous for many.

This jam-packed visual history and text tells the story from its roots to its heights from that rarest vantage of the true, respected insider. In the early 1980s as Jamaica was in the throws of political and gang violence Beth Lesser ventured where few others dared and this book is a never before seen record of the exciting, dangerous and vibrant world of Dancehall.

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