Soul Jazz unveil Studio One Dancehall compilation

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    Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 03:06
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  • The collection of late-'70s singles outlines a pivotal moment in Jamaican music history.
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  • Soul Jazz Records have outlined details of Studio One Dancehall, a compilation of rare singles spanning Studio One’s dancehall period. Since 2004, Soul Jazz has dedicated more than 30 LPs to re-issues from the iconic Jamaican recording studio, but this is the first to focus solely on the dancehall shift that took place towards the end of the '70s. The compilation features reggae stars like Sugar Minott, Johnny Osbourne, and Lone Ranger alongside lesser-known DJs—or deejays—voicing atop classic Studio One instrumentals recorded by studio mastermind Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. It outlines a pivotal moment in Jamaican music history, when a new generation of deejays and emcees rose to prominence with a new sound and style that would eventually blossom into modern dancehall. The CD compilation is out now digitally and on CD, with the vinyl version following in mid July. Tracklist 01. Ernest Wilson - Why Oh Why 02. Johnny Osbourne - Lend Me You Sixteen 03. Windel Haye - Haunted House 04. Green Tea & Chassy - Getto Girl 05. Johnny Osbourne - Time A Run Out 06. Lone Ranger - Noah In The Ark 07. Devon Russell - Give Thanks And Praise 08. Brentford Disco Set - Rebel Disco 09. Doreen Schaeffer - Don't Know Why 10. Slim Smith - Lonely Lover 11. Field Marshall Haye - Roots And Herb Style 12. DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens - Peace Truce Thing 13. Jim Brown - Cure For The Fever 14. Sugar Minott - Peace Treaty Style 15. Lloyd Robinson - It Deep 16. Barry Brown - Far East 17. Windel Haye & Captain Morgan - Flood Victim 18. Ernest Wilson - Pick Them Up Soul Jazz will release Studio One Dancehall, Sir Coxone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound in July 2014.