Reggae Duets Box Set 0504

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Review Text This installment in the Trojan budget-priced box set reissue project is one of the better ones to have come down the pike in a while. These three CDs boast 50 historic tracks, including the best example ever, and the mother of all Jamaican duet sides Stranger Cole and Patsy Todd's awesome "When You Call My Name" is a thriving example, on wax, that opposites really do attract. Cole's mellow soul voice is wrapped loosely around Patsy Todd's edgy shriek which in its day, and even now, set off a chain reaction on sound systems and in shops all over the Caribbean. But there is so much here: Marcia Griffiths and Bob Andy's classics "Private Number," and their version of Nina Simone's hit "(To Be) Young, Gifted and Black"; Derrick Morgan and Patsy Todd's four sides, including "Housewives Choice"; Tyrone Evans and Bruce Ruffin's "I Am a True Believer"; Max Romeo and Niney the Observer's "The Coming of Jah," and Peter Lewis and Paul Lewis' "Ethiopian Land," just to name a few. The range and styles differ from dread beat reggae to ska to rocksteady and lovers rock, but in the duet, Jamaican music found a way to appeal to a broad crossover audience. There is nary a weak cut in the mess and for the price of a single disc, it can't be beat. ~ Thom Jurek

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. When You Call My Name - 3:16
  2. 2. Why Did You Leave - 3:38
  3. 3. In Paradise - 3:00
  4. 4. Private Number - 3:01
  5. 5. Vow - 2:26
  6. 6. We'll Meet - 3:33
  7. 7. Housewives Choice - 3:41
  8. 8. Remember That Sunday - 3:36
  9. 9. Yeah Yeah Baby - 3:56
  10. 10. (To Be) Young, Gifted and Black - 3:14
  11. 11. Get on the Right Track - 2:28
  12. 12. You Are Mine - 2:04
  13. 13. Feel So Fine (aka Feel So Good) - 3:42
  14. 14. Come Back - 3:00
  15. 15. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) - 3:56
  16. 16. Starvation - 3:36
  17. 17. My Happy Home - 2:21

CD: 2

  1. 18. (I Am A) True Believer - 3:49
  2. 19. Tell It to Me - 3:57
  3. 20. Folk Song - 3:52
  4. 21. It's a Rockin' Good Way - 3:06
  5. 22. Meekly Wait - 3:41
  6. 23. Fits Is on Me - 2:12
  7. 24. Tonight - 3:39
  8. 25. Paradise - 2:18
  9. 26. Make Good - 3:02
  10. 27. Down the Train Line - 3:45
  11. 28. Gypsy Woman - 2:21
  12. 29. Keep on Pushing - 3:54
  13. 30. Soul Man - 3:41
  14. 31. Just Like a River - 3:38
  15. 32. Love Not to Brag - 3:00
  16. 33. Stop That Train - 3:15

CD: 3

  1. 34. We Shall Overcome - 2:27
  2. 35. Deep Down in My Heart - 3:13
  3. 36. Oh Babe (Sick and Tired) - 3:03
  4. 37. Denham Town - 2:14
  5. 38. Lift Your Head Up High - 3:54
  6. 39. Let Them Say - 4:37
  7. 40. Oh Fanny - 3:38
  8. 41. Out of the Fire - 2:28
  9. 42. Keep the Pressure On - 3:07
  10. 43. Don't Give Up the Fight - 3:03
  11. 44. Freedom Fighter - 3:45
  12. 45. Coming of Jah - 3:54
  13. 46. Rasta Man Going Back Home - 3:36
  14. 47. What a Confusion - 3:23
  15. 48. Ethopian Land - 4:42
  16. 49. I Man a African - 2:26
  17. 50. Rasta Never Fail - 3:19

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Release Date
5/18/04 

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