Label: Greensleeves Records - GREL 89 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae, Dancehall
A quick glimpse through rising stars of the '80s, and hit list would suggest that culture had virtually disappeared from the dancehalls during this decade. However, a closer look reveals that this was not the case, and that artists with thoughtful lyrics were still to be found. The split album Joint Favorites brings together two such dancehall stars. Half Pint is up first and offers up a clutch of classics. The fiery "What's Going Down" is a fierce condemnation of the growing rift between rich and poor as poverty spread across Jamaica, a chasm now fast-widening by the introduction of free market reforms.
The other two numbers revolve around matters of Tell Me This heart, but are equally strong. Thus when he instructs listeners to "Read Your Bible," or smolders at the thought of those who sell out the righteous for rice and peas on "Belly Lick," the fires blaze high into the night skies.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date December 1, Genre Reggae. Styles Dancehall. Track Listing. Crazy Girl. Linford Roberts. Half Pint. What's Going Down.
Day I Can't Forget. Freedom Fighters. You're Safe. Belly Lick. Read Your Bible. Genertsmølfen - Johnny Reimar og Smølferne* - Trafiksmølfen Don't Know Why. Saw You at the Dance. Crazy Girl Linford Roberts. Tell Me This Amazon. Half Pint feat: Michael Palmer.
Inscription On A Tombstone - The Fucking World - Gun Policy, I Close My Eyes - Bee Gees - Bee Gees 1st, Si Dur DEtre Seul - Amede Ardoin* - Mama, Ill Be Long Gone: The Complete Recordings Of Amede Ardoi, Merry Christmas Eveyone - Various - 100 % Christmas, Los Iruñako - Estampas Navarras