Various Artists / Dread Meets Greensleeves: A Westside Revolution
Album: Dread Meets Greensleeves: A Westside Revolution   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jan 2013
Label:Greensleeves Records Ltd.  

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Add Date: 2013-01-26 Pull Date: 2013-03-31 Charts: Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2013-01-23
Dread Meets Greensleeves: A Westside Revolution
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/22/13
Roots Rock Reggae and Dancehall from the great London-based Greensleeves label, compiled by Don Letts. Don was the guy who turned the Punks (The Clash, Johnny Rotten etc etc) on to Reggae, and he’s a great person to school the rest of us.
All thriller, no filler. Deez ya riddims a rule de dancehall, iyah!

CD 1 (Roots):
1. 3:16 ***relaxed midtempo bubble, harmonies by one of the great Reggae vocal groups. Bit of dub on the trap drums. Lovely…
2. 3:53 ****a classic. Eek’s first and biggest hit, deliriously goofy.
3. 3:52 ***slightly downtempo with syncopation and syndrum, all the right sounds. Barrington Levy was one of the great vocalists, usually associated with Dancehall.
4. 3:11 ****fine example of early toasting/dub. Some of the original vocals left in, and nice rhythmic toasting by Ranking Joe.
5. 3:49 **uptempo and bouncy skank, soulful vocals.
6. 2:50 ***slow, ponderous early dub, great toast – classic. Still love the “whether outlaw or Christian” bit…
7. 3:47 ***swingy downtempo skank.
8. 3:00 ***very familiar riddim, dubby, goofy toasting (not the same Nickodemus who’s currently a popular producer/DJ – that one has a “k”…)
9. 2:43 **sweet downtempo bubble – totally off-key vocals. Whew!
10. 3:31 ***downtempo simple skank with syndrum, totally and utterly crazy toasting (frighteningly, pretty much what most right-wing Christians are saying these days – if this wasn’t so goofy it would be scary indeed…)
11. 3:23 ****slightly downtempo skank, sweet, youthful tremolo-laden vocals.
12. 4:12 ***jaunty nyahbinghi march, from the master of the genre. Lots of handdrums, and a chorus of kids. Very religical.
13. 3:41 ***slow, but jolly as mess. Happy chirpy little keyboards, tenor vocals.
14. 5:29 **big drum intro, slow swingy bubble.
15. 2:32 *****total classic – the instrumental that brought dub into the world’s consciousness (and brought the melodical back into the counsciousness of anyone who had ever been to kindergarden – but in a good way!)
CD 2 (Dancehall):
1. 4:04 ****uptempo, pointy electronic skank, several vocal styles, nice aggressive lyrics about pirate radio. Yay!
2. 3:29 ***pwoing! Slightly downtempo skank with stuttering guitar, sweet singing about pot. (there’s a theme in this disk…)
3. 4:08 ****classic dancehall about smoking – midtempo swingy electronic riddim, completely irresistible.
4. 3:48 ***slow, fairly forceful electronic dancehall bubble – rough toaster intro contrasts with Gregory’s beaufitul singing.
5. 3:49 ****wacky rocking intro, then sort of a goofy electronic Peter Gunn mambo, wonderfully stoned dancehall toast. All about dirty dancing…
6. 3:54 ***uptempo and upbeat Jahtari-style riddim. Original female vocals and toast.
7. 4:51 ***big chord, then bouncy, almost glitchy electronic riddim with no bottom end, huge hit for Mr. Vegas.
8. 3:16 ***stoned and goofy, completely lopassed bangy riddim, crazed dancehall toast I can understand moments of.
9. 3:20 ****fine, rootsy upbeat skank with syndrum and Gregory. Everything’s better with syndrum and Gregory!
10. 3:37 ****patchwork spoken word intro, then midtempo ultra-groovy electronic bounce, multiple dancehall toasters extolling the myriad virtues of pot. Woot!
11. 3:06 FCC – if you can make out the lyrics, it’s about the kind of dancing that has been known to result in pregnancies… ***siren, midtempo electronic bounce, distinctive baritone dancehall toast.
12. 3:05 ***bizarre fast handclap and trumpet riddim, hyperspeed dancehall crazed vocals – shizza manizza!
13. 3:22 boopy electronics, modern “R&B” vocals, love song. Riddim is ok…
14. 3:02 **boopy uptempo electronics, hyperspeed incomprehensible toast.
15. 3:46 ***sweet swingy rootsy riddim with sax and Sizzlas’ wonderfully gonzo vocals. But such a sweet love song! Aw!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Wailing Souls, The War
2. Eek-A-Mouse Wa-Do-Dem
3. Barrington Levy Mary Long Tongue
4. Ranking Joe River Jordan
5. Beres Hammond She Loves Me Now
6. Toyan How The West Was Won
7. Johnny Osbourne Fally Ranking
8. Nicodemus Bone Connection
9. Junior Delgado Love Tickles Like Magic
10. Papa Michigan & General Smiley Diseases
11. Wayne Wade Poor And Humble
12. Ras Michael None A Jah Jah Children No Cry
13. Tetrack Let's Get Started
14. Reggae Regulars Where Is Jah
15. Augustus Pablo King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
16. Home T, Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks Pirates Anthem
17. Frankie Paul Pass The Tu Sheng Peng
18. Wayne Smith Under Me Sleng Teng
19. Gregory Isaacs Mind Yu Dis
20. Shaggy Oh Carolina
21. Various Artists Twice My Age
22. Mr. Vegas Heads High
23. Beenie Man Who Am I
24. Gregory Isaacs Rumours
25. Alozade, Hollow Point & Mr.Vegas Under Mi Sensi
26. Shaggy Ruba Dub Wi Want
27. Elephant Man Elephant Message
28. Wayne Wonder No Letting Go
29. Bounty Killer Sufferer
30. Sizzla Love Is Divine