100% Dynamite! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in Jamaica 2LP Soul Jazz Records
Since the album’s original release, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music. Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American jazz, funk and soul music had on Jamaican reggae.
The album was Soul Jazz Records first foray into the mighty vaults of Studio One and many of the tracks featured come from the legendary label. 100% Dynamite features come serious and heavyweight Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots and The Maytals, alongside the cream of Jamaican jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are killer Reggae versions of USA Soul classics including 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.
Jamaican/USA influences went both ways and included here are many cornerstone reggae songs that cross into the worlds of both hip-hop and punk worlds – check Brentford All Stars massive ‘Greedy G’, the basis for Boogie Down Productions’ ‘Jack of Spades’, and Willie Williams’ ‘Armagideon Time’ later covered by The Clash.
1. Willie Williams - Armagideon Time
2. Toots & The Maytals - Night And Day
3. The Marvels - Rock Steady
4. The Upsetters - Popcorn
5. Bunny Clarke - Be Thankful
6. Tommy McCook - Green Mango
7. Brentford All-Stars - Greedy G
8. Lennie Hibbert - Real Hot
9. Horace Andy - My Soul
10. Johnny Osbourne - We Need Lov
11. Bunny Brown - I Love The Way You Love
12. Jackie Mittoo - Stereo Freeze
13. Phyllis Dillon - Woman Of The Ghetto
14. Cedric Brooks - Give Rasta Glory
15. Alton Ellis - Son Of Man
16. Sound Dimension - Granny Scratch Scratch
17. Lloyd Robinson - Cuss Cuss
18. Sound Dimension - Drum Song
19. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black?
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Format: Double (Black Vinyl) LP
Release Date: 2015
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