DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, February 2008 - The Sound of Coxsonne Dodd's Studio One cannot be mistaken for anything else than what it is. The Studio cannot be denied either, as it has been instrumental in the foundation of Reggae Music.
Time for the Steppin' Youth to take us to 43 Minutes of foundational music!
Studio One's specific sound symbolizes more than Reggae's early beginnings. The Studio was there long time before there was Reggae Music anyway...
Sure, there was no such thing as digital recording techniques back in the days when Reggae was born, but Studio One did not have the expensive equipment that gave rise to the recordings of let's say the Beatles.
The studio started with a two-track recorder and it would take a long time before it became possible for Coxsonne Dodd to record more than these two tracks. And obviously, this can be heard in the releases.
You hear the best of the best musicians playing at their best, the most heartical vocalists in their most heartical style. The music just cries out for the kind of recording equipment that could usually be found in the laboratories of the Babylonian recording Industry.
The Sound of Studio One therefore is truly the Sound of the Poor Man.
Respect is due!
01. Feel like jumping - Marcia Griffiths
02. First cut is the deepest - Norma Frazer
03. I shall not remove - Delroy Wilson
04. Put it on - Bob Marley and the Wailers
05. Queen of the minstrel - Cornell Campbell
06. Stars - Eternals
07. Pick up the pieces - Royals
08. Rock fort rock - Soul vendors
09. Party time - the Heptones
10. Never let go - Slim Smith
11. I believe in yesterday - Tyronne Taylor
12. Rythm of my heart - Carl Dawkins
13. Sea of love - the Heptones
14. A fool - Alton Ellis
15. Things a come up to bump - the Bassies
16. Indian summer - Skatalites
17. Tunnel one - Tommy Mc Cook
18. Race track - Brentford all stars
19. Let's go to Zion - Winston Francis
20. Dub to Zion