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Greensleeves releases 12-Inch Rulers compilation

Posted by Dresonic on July 23, 2007

Twelve-Inch Rulers is the first in a series of compilations which have been released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Greensleeves Records.

The series concentrates on those classic 12-inch singles that Greensleeves has released over the years and those that have never been released on compact disc. The series will be spilt into producer and genre selections such as Dub, DJ, Vocal and Dancehall.

This first selection zooms in on the talents of the late Henry Junjo Lawes, a producer who had a very special relationship with Greensleeves which dates back to 1979. Back then, Lawes had scored big with Barrington Levy’s Englishman.

Kingston-based Lawes continued to supply Greensleeves with sparse and heavy productions that were to dominate reggae’s emergent dancehall culture for the next few years. Lawes was to later discover a wealth of newcomers, including Scientist, Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Josey Wales, Wailing Souls, Ranking Toyan and Frankie Paul, all of whom released breakthrough albums on Greensleeves.

All tracks on the 12-inch Rulers compilation were recorded at Channel One and mixed by Scientist, Soljie and Barnabas at King Tubby’s studio. Most of the tracks featured here have never appeared on compact disc before. The Wailing Souls single Firehouse Rock is exclusive to this release.

Tracks include Gunman by Michael Prophet, Wah Do Dem by Eek-A-Mouse, Look Youthman by Barrington Levy, Saturday Night Jamboree by Wayne Jarrett and Silver Fox, Slave Master by Flick Wilson, Give Another Israel A Try by Barry Brown, Mr False Preacher by Tristan Palmer and Nica Smart, Another One Bites The Dust by Eastwood and Saint, Who Can Make The Dance Ram by Yellowman, and Diseases by Michigan and Smiley.

Eagle Eye rhythm from Caspa Productions is now available

The Caspa Productions label has hit pay dirt with the Eagle Eye rhythm. It features songs from the likes of Munga (Wine Pon It); Elephant Man (Gee Wee); Steve Machete (Don’t Pree); Supa Hype (Uptown Thugs); Capleton (8 Ways); Teflon (Burn Dem); Rakell (If You Ready); Mitch (Call The Police); and Ghost and General B (Gangster Love).
Cap Calcini Company (Reggae Box Distribution) at Dumbarton Ave in Kingston is handling distribution.

Additionally, the distributor has rolled out some titles from the Black Dutch label. These include Life Of A Hustler by Miraculous; Time Is The Master by Bugle; I Pray by Determine; Ready For Love by Karl Morrison; We Need Love by Erup; Hold Down Ting by Anthony B; No Foe by Lutan Fyah; Teach The Youths by Natural Black; Reminiscing by Mr Perfect; Guide And Protect by Ras Ghandi; Keep On Smoking by Round Head; and Clever Inna Earth by Teflon.

First Name label drops the All Star rhythm

The First Name label comes correct with the All Stars rhythm and, as is expected, it delivers with a bevy of top flight acts.
The track list reads Falling For You by Maxi Priest, You’re My Lady by Ric Rok, Sunshine by Jah Cure; So In Love by Lutan Fyah; Cross Roads by Morgan Heritage; Without You by Brian Gold; Take It Early by Wayne Wonder; You’ll Never Know by Voice Mail; Silly Dreams by Lady Saw; Be With You by Tami Chynn; When It Rains by TOK and On My Mind by Kip Rich.

The Seanizzle label is back on the record shelves following the success of its Reverse rhythm, that contained the Beenie Man hit single Reverse Di Ting.

The label’s newest project is called the Problem rhythm and this features Ziggy Zar by Beenie Man; Problem by Keiva and Borderline; Turning Me On by TOK; Love You Better by Tina; Rude Boy Party by Mr G and Pinchers; She Want It Hard by Tanto Metro and Devonte; Gal You Nuh by Singer J; Can’t Do A Thing by Ms Thing and Monster Twin; We Nah Lef by Queen Paula and Danny English; Walk Out by QQ and Sort Out by Delly Ranx.

Both the All Star and Problem rhythms are distributed by All Access Entertainment.

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