Various Artists / Mento Madness
Album: Mento Madness   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2004
Label:V2 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-06 Pull Date: 2005-04-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 4 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2010: Meltdown
Manassa with the Tight Foot
4. Mar 31, 2005: Eran Mukamel
Linstead Market
2. Jul 17, 2010: Elite Syncopations
Dry Weather House
5. Mar 26, 2005: the Dog and Pony show
Hill & Gully Ride/Mandeville
3. Sep 26, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
This Long Time Gal a Never
6. Mar 23, 2005: Bottomless Cup of Coffee at the Topless Tapas Bar
Country Gal

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-01-24
1950’s pre-Reggae Jamaican Calypso music. The sound quality is not perfect, but the songs are catchy and each one is a gem in its own way and the lyrics along are worth a listen. Fun, warm, and catchy throughout. Good stuff, this, especially:

2. Fun & bouncy w/nice work from the band.
4. Midtempo w/a definite touch of jazz.
6. Midtempo vocals/perc. Very cool.
7. Blend of vox/chorus/perc. Bouncy w/a nice kind of whine.
8. Lazy but fun w/good vocals/arrangement.
10. Clicking percussion, warm vox, a relaxed feeling.
12. Banjo, percussion, vox. Fun, bouncy.
13. Happy & lively w/nice percussion.
14. Sweet medley. A good sample of the music.
15. Banjo, vox. Warm & catchy.
17. A classic Calypso sway.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Lord Composer Hill & Gully Ride/Mandeville
2. Porter, Hubert Dry Weather House
3. Richardson, Harold Healin' in the Balmyard
4. Lord Fly Manassa with the Tight Foot
5. Reynolds, Monty Me Dog Can't Bark
6. Porter, Hubert Monkey Talk
7. Lord Messam Linstead Market
8. Richardson, Harold Country Gal
9. Motta, Baba She Pon Top
10. Lord Fly Blu-Lu-Lup
11. Richardson, Harold Glamour Gal
12. Grant, Boysie Solas Market
13. Reynolds, Monty This Long Time Gal a Never
14. Lord Fly Medley of Jamaican Mento
15. Grant, Boysie Come We Go Down a Unity
16. Lord Fly Swine Lane Gal/Iron Bar
17. Grant, Boysie Sweet Charlie Medley
18. Lord Fly Big Big Sambo Gal