Wednesday, March 26, 2008



WWW, March 2008 - US Based Reggae label Heartbeat is the official distributor of Studio One, which is a thing you really know after listening to "When Rhythm Was King". Version on Version of the classic sound of the Studio that gave birth to too many riddims to mention.

Joshua B, selector of the official Podcast by the Reggae Label, made sure that all disciplines of Reggae are represented in this presentation of Studio One material. Vocal Harmony groups, Singers, DJ's and DUB: it's all there.

The title refers to another release by the label, but in a way there's something to say about it. When you listen to contemporary Reggae and Dancehall, you will find that many of the original Studio One riddims are still used today. So, Riddim is still King.

The unmistakable sound of Jamaica's first recording Studio is perfectly captured in the Heartbeat re-release, and the fact that our host plays Version to Version should give us a hint where to go when we need to listen to that classic sound.

Nice (Studio) One!


01. Alexander Henry - Please Be True
02. Sound Dimension - Please Be True Version
03. Carlton & the Shoes - Me and You
04. Ethiopians - Incessantly
05. Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby
06. Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby Pt. 2
07. Heptones - Fattie Fattie
08. Jackie Mittoo - Goldmine
09. Bassies - Things a Come Up to Bump
10. Soul Vendors - Things a Come Up to Dub
11. Dillinger - Natty Kung Fu
12. Dub Specialist - Freedom
13. Ernest Wilson - Why oh Why
14. Ernest & the Sound Dimension - Why oh Why Version
15. Johnny Osbourne - Can’t Buy Love
16. Soul Vendors - Swing Easy
17. Silvertones - Smile
18. Alpheus - Mrs. Right



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