Two CDs. UK compilation that showcases Jamaica's most popular mento artists of the 1970s. Over the past few decades, interest in vintage Jamaican mento music has steadily grown, with the genre attracting increasing numbers of fans worldwide. Despite this development, precious little material in the style that was recorded during the Seventies has seen reissue. This set aims to address that oversight by showcasing three of the most popular mento collections of the decade - all making their long overdue CD debut here. First released on Sonia Pottinger's High Note label between 1976 and 1978, "King Vupp", "Live At Club Caribbean" and "Ram Jam" highlight the respective talents of leading Jamaican performers, King Vupp, the Jolly Boys and the Prince Brothers, with the original LP track-listings bolstered by an array of relevant bonus tracks. An immensely enjoyable and enlightening listen, "The High Note Mento Collection" effectively demonstrates that there was considerably more to the Jamaican music scene of mid-to-the late Seventies than just roots reggae.
Two CDs. UK compilation that showcases Jamaica's most popular mento artists of the 1970s. Over the past few decades, interest in vintage Jamaican mento music has steadily grown, with the genre attracting increasing numbers of fans worldwide. Despite this development, precious little material in the style that was recorded during the Seventies has seen reissue. This set aims to address that oversight by showcasing three of the most popular mento collections of the decade - all making their long overdue CD debut here. First released on Sonia Pottinger's High Note label between 1976 and 1978, "King Vupp", "Live At Club Caribbean" and "Ram Jam" highlight the respective talents of leading Jamaican performers, King Vupp, the Jolly Boys and the Prince Brothers, with the original LP track-listings bolstered by an array of relevant bonus tracks. An immensely enjoyable and enlightening listen, "The High Note Mento Collection" effectively demonstrates that there was considerably more to the Jamaican music scene of mid-to-the late Seventies than just roots reggae.
5013929276932

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 01/15/2021
UPC: 5013929276932

High Note Mento Collection: 3 Original / Various
Artist: High Note Mento Collection 3 Original / Various
Format: CD
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1. Calypso Rock - King Vupp
2. A Lie Dem a Tell - King Vupp
3. Rucumbine - King Vupp
4. Dread in a Babylon - King Vupp
5. Sailor Man - King Vupp
6. African Book - King Vupp
7. Greenfield Hotel - King Vupp
8. Bamboo Bed - King Vupp
9. Funeral - King Vupp
10. Up Tight Saturday Night - King Vupp
11. The Jolly Boys at Club Caribbean- the Jolly Boys
12. Jamaica Farewell - the Jolly Boys
13. Club Caribbean - the Jolly Boys
14. Big Fat Wife - the Jolly Boys
15. I Know You're a Child - the Jolly Boys
16. Dip and Fall Back - the Jolly Boys
17. Hurry Up - the Jolly Boys
18. Sarah - the Jolly Boys
19. The River Has Come Down - the Jolly Boys
20. Love One Another - the Jolly Boys
21. The Beautiful Garden - the Jolly Boys
22. High Note Mento, Reggae ; Calypso, 1974 - 1977
23. Easy Minto (Aka Easy Mento) - Sugar Belly
24. Rucumbine - Sugar Belly
25. Lizard in Bed - Wisdom
26. Ali - Bobby Ellis ; the Soul Syndicate
27. Ram Jam (LP Mix) - the Prince Brothers
28. Hold Him Joe - the Prince Brothers
29. Come Back to Me - the Prince Brothers
30. Sweet Jamaica - the Prince Brothers
31. There Goes the Bells of Old - the Prince Brothers
32. Fi Me Something Aka Open the Door - the Prince Brothers
33. Gal and Boy - the Prince Brothers *
34. Everybody Wining Their Body - the Prince Brothers
35. It's Too Late - the Prince Brothers
36. My Heart Cries Out - the Prince Brothers
37. Jeremiah - the Prince Brothers
38. Dally with a Chinaman - Prince Edwards
39. High Note Mento, Jump Up ; Calypso, 1966 - 1968
40. Queenie Darling - Aston ; the Fugitives
41. Ring Ding '67 - Count Lasher
42. Great '68 - Marva Moore
43. Skilamy - Aston ; Yen
44. Thank de Lard - the Dingle Brothers
45. Little Flea - Patsy Todd
46. Move Up Calypso - Al ; the Vibrators
47. Take You Meat Out de Rice - Aston ; the Fugitives
48. Winnie the Whip - Count Lasher
49. Party Time - Baba Brooks ; His Band

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Two CDs. UK compilation that showcases Jamaica's most popular mento artists of the 1970s. Over the past few decades, interest in vintage Jamaican mento music has steadily grown, with the genre attracting increasing numbers of fans worldwide. Despite this development, precious little material in the style that was recorded during the Seventies has seen reissue. This set aims to address that oversight by showcasing three of the most popular mento collections of the decade - all making their long overdue CD debut here. First released on Sonia Pottinger's High Note label between 1976 and 1978, "King Vupp", "Live At Club Caribbean" and "Ram Jam" highlight the respective talents of leading Jamaican performers, King Vupp, the Jolly Boys and the Prince Brothers, with the original LP track-listings bolstered by an array of relevant bonus tracks. An immensely enjoyable and enlightening listen, "The High Note Mento Collection" effectively demonstrates that there was considerably more to the Jamaican music scene of mid-to-the late Seventies than just roots reggae.