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Monday, 10 March 2014

DENNIS BROWN & Superstar Friends (Reggae Legends)

DENNIS BROWN & Superstar Friends (Reggae Legends)

4 CD box set including :
Judge Not (with Gregory Isaacs), No Contest  (with Gregory Isaacs), 
Legit (with Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea) & Hotter Flames (with Frankie Paul)

Release Dates: UK : March 10th  RoE: March 14th // FR : April 14th

Catalog #: VPCD2482

Four original albums collected together in reproduction sleeves showcasing the Crown Prince of Reggaes most successful team ups with his superstar brethren. Two hit Gussie Clarke albums in combination with Gregory Isaacs, a ‘three the hard way’ Music Works showdown with Freddie McGregor and Cocoa Tea plus a red hot Shocking Vibes outing with Frankie Paul
Includes the hit singles Big All Around, To The Foundation, Let Off Supm.

1984 joint album recorded by Gussie at Channel One, features the massive combination classic Let Of Supm and the all-time classic To The Foundation.

1988 return summit for Gussie, combination classics galore including the massive Big All Around.

Three The Hard Way from 1993, Music Works crew in full effect.

'93 Shocking Vibes set, includes Dennis hits Natural Mystic, Candy Man & Running Around and the smash Come On Baby.

1/ Judge Not (with Gregory Isaacs)

1)   Dennis Brown - Crazy List
2)   Dennis Brown - Judge Not
3)   Dennis Brown - Deceiving Girl 
4)   Gregory Isaacs - Live and Love
5)   Gregory Isaacs - Street  Walker 
6)   Gregory Isaacs - Innercity Lady 
7)   Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs - Let Off Supm
8)   Dennis Brown - To The Foundation 

2/ No Contest (with Gregory Isaacs)

1)   Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs - Easy Life
2)   Dennis Brown - No Camouflage
3)   Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs - Jealousy
4)   Gregory Isaacs - Love Me Or Leave Me
5)   Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs - Why Cry
6)   Dennis Brown - Neon Lights Flashing
7)   Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs - Big All Round
8)   Gregory Isaacs - Open Up
9)   Dennis Brown - I’ll Make It Up To You

3/ Legit (with Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea)

1)   Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea - Legit
2)   Freddie McGregor - Bad Mind
3)   Dennis Brown - Last Lick
4)   Coca Tea - Try Love
5)   Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea - Home Boy
6)   Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea - Chilling Out
7)   Freddie McGregor - Quashie
8)   Dennis Brown - What About love
9)   Cocoa Tea - Here’s To The Famous
10)Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea - It Could Be Worst
11)Mutabaruka, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor & Cocoa Tea - Bone Lies

4/ Hotter Flames (with Frankie Paul)

1)     Dennis Brown - Natural Mystic
2)     Dennis Brown - Candy Man
3)     Dennis Brown - My Reasons
4)     Dennis Brown - Come With Me
5)     Dennis Brown & Little Lenny - Running Around
6)     Frankie Paul - Israel
7)     Frankie Paul - Thank You
8)     Frankie Paul - Come On Baby
9)     Frankie Paul - Don’t Be Afraid Baby
10)  Frankie Paul - All Wey A Gwane

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Gregory Isaacs Reggae Legends Vol. 2

Gregory Isaacs - Reggae Legends Vol. 2

4 CDs box set including : Private Beach Party, Red Rose For Gregory, I.O.U. & Victim

Release Dates: UK : March 10th //  RoE: March 14th // FR : April 14th

Catalog #: VPCD2481

Four original albums collected together in reproduction sleeves give an extensive overview of the Cool Rulers 80's return to form. Three massive Music Works sets from top producer Gussie Clarke along with a magnificent Roots Radics propelled Redman collection.
Includes the hit singles Rumours, Let Off Supm, Report To Me, Mind Yu Dis, Too Good to Be True… and features special guest appearances from Jimmy Cliff, The Mighty Diamonds, Carlene Davis and Mutabaruka.

Private Beach Party was a 1985 return to form for the legendary Cool Ruler, propelling him back into the charts with the title track. Produced by Gussie Clarke at Dynamic & Music Mountain its success saw a number of the album tracks become stables of his late 80's live set.


Produced by Gussie Clarke at Music Works, 1988's Red Rose For Gregory is one of the Cool Ruler's most successful albums containing four of his biggest hits Rumours, Mind Yu Dis, Teachers Plight & Rough Neck all here in full 12" mixes.

CD3 – I.O.U.
Massive follow up set for Gussie featuring the big hits Too Good to Be True & Report To Me

Roots Radics backed set for Redman recorded at Channel One, includes the hits Rosie & Mr Music Man

1/ Private Beach Party
1)     Private Beach Party
2)     Wish You Were Mine
3)     Feeling Irie (feat. Carlene Davis)
4)     Bits And Pieces
5)     Let Of Supm
6)     No Rushings
7)     Better Plant Some Loving
8)     Special To Me
9)     Got To Be In Tune
10)  Promise Is A Comfort

2/ Red Rose For Gregory

1)     Red Rose For Gregory
2)     Teacher’s Plight (12” promo mix)
3)     Break The Date
4)     Rumours (12” hit mix)
5)     Slow Down
6)     All I Need Is You
7)     Rough Neck (feat. The Mighty Diamonds) (12” street mix)
8)     Intimate Potential
9)     Me No In A Dat
10)  Closer Than A Brother
11)  Mind Yu Dis (12” manners mix)

3/ I.O.U.
1)       Report To Me
2)       What’s The Matter
3)       Too Good To Be True
4)       Fall For You Again
5)       I.O.U.
6)       Can’t Make A Slip
7)       Hard Road To Travel (feat. Mutabaruka)
8)       Express Love
9)       Fatal Attraction
10)    Break The Ice
11)    Easy Life
12)    Big All Around
13)    Jealously (feat. Jimmy Cliff)

4/ Victim
1)       Victim
2)       Surrender Yuh Love
3)       Rosie
4)       Mr. Music Man
5)       Special Someone
6)       Loving You Ain’t Easy
7)       Howdy Ho
8)       Welcome To My Room
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

THE HEPTONES Good Life (reissue)

THE HEPTONES Good Life (reissue)
Release Dates: UK : Feb. 10th // GAS & RoE: Feb. 14th // FR : March 10th

Catalog #: GREWCD6  (vinyl : GREL6)

Greensleeves Reggae Classic: first time on CD for this 1979 Channel One album, featuring no less than six hit 45's, Repatriation Is A Must, Black Man Memory, Can't Hide From Jah, Every Day Every Night, How Can I Leave  & Good Life, along with a well charged lick-over of Bob Marley's Natural Mystic.  

The Revolutionaries backed, Naggo Morris fronted Good Life, built on the success of The Heptones UK number one album Better Days (recently reissued by VP as part of Deep Roots Observer Style boxset) and was a quick early seller for the fledgling Greensleeves label receiving a positive response from both public and press.

The best Channel One rockers production album in current circulation – SOUNDS
That melody, those voices, those lyrics – terrific set – ECHOES

You can buy "Good Life" now via iTunes: 

THE HEPTONES Good Life - CD Track Listing

1. Can’t Hide From Jah
2. Repatriation Is A Must
3. Natural Mystic
4. New York City
5. Every Day Every Night
6. Good Life
7. Brother And Sister
8. How Could I Leave
9. Black Man Memory
10. Ghetto Living

THE HEPTONES Good Life - Vinyl Track Listing

A1 Can’t Hide From Jah
A2 Repatriation Is A Must
A3 Natural Mystic
A4 New York City
A5 Every Day Every Night

B1 Good Life
B2 Brother And Sister
B3 How Could I Leave
B4 Black Man Memory
B5 Ghetto Living

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Release Dates: UK: Feb. 10th // GAS & RoE: Feb. 14th // FR: Feb. 17th

Catalog #: VPGS7023

The Songs For Reggae Lovers series is now firmly established as the must have reggae valentine selection.

Vol. 5 includes no less than ten tracks making their CD debut and comes loaded up with hits both brand new and pre-loved including the massive 2014 hit Every Little Thing from Maxi Priest, Step Aside from The Voice USA sensation Tessanne Chin and massive UK national chart hits from Gyptian, Dennis Brown, Barry Biggs, Judy Boucher & Jimmy London

Get your copy of Songs For Reggae Lovers vol. 5 now from iTunes:

SONGS FOR REGGAE LOVERS vol. 5 – Track Listing  
 CD 1
1. Maxi Priest Every Little Thing
2. Terry Linen Have To Get To Know You
3. New Kingston Your Turn To Cry
4. Anuhea Only Man In The World (feat. Tarrus Riley)
5. J Boog Cool Down The Pace 
6. Sanchez Homely Girl
7. Morgan Heritage Love Stoned (feat. Shaggy)
8. I Wayne Empress Divine 
9. Richie Spice Black Woman 
10. Chino Leaving (Seal The Link) 
11. Swiss Slow Wind
12. Gyptian Hold You 
13. Marcia Griffiths & Gentleman Desperate Lover 
14. Tessanne Chin Step Aside
15. Alborosie U Got To Be Mine
 CD 2
1. Delroy Wilson Dancing Mood
2. Larry Marshall I Admire You
3. Beres Hammond Call Me
4. Nadine Sutherland Just You And Me Tonight
5. Dennis Brown Any Day Now
6. Freddie McGregor Push Comes To Shove
7. Wayne Wade Lady
8. Ken Boothe Thinking
9. Garnett Silk Place In Your Heart
10. Cocoa Tea & Cutty Ranks Waiting In Vain
11. Barrington Levy Too Experienced
12. Gregory Isaacs Extra Classic
13. Jimmy London A Little Love
14. Barry Biggs Sideshow
15. Judy Boucher Can't Be With You To

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