Mighty Diamonds, the / Best Of The Mighty Diamonds, The
Album: Best Of The Mighty Diamonds, The   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Mighty Diamonds, the   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Times Square Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-10 Pull Date: 2005-09-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2006: Blue Morning
Pass the Houchie
4. Aug 31, 2005: Dub Blue
2. Sep 14, 2005: Dub Space
Pass the Houchie
5. Aug 24, 2005: Dub Blue
Juvenile Child
3. Sep 07, 2005: Dub Blue
Pass the Houchie
6. Aug 19, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
David Shaw
Reviewed 2005-07-02
Best of the Mighty Diamonds Times Square, 2004 and 2005
Two CD ‘box set’ containing the albums “Pass the Kouchie” and “Tour the World”.
The Diamonds have been around since 1969, are still performing and have over
40 albums to their credit. Known for soulful, polished performances, this UK
retrospective presents the sound of the 70s remastered for today.
Faves: CD1: 2,9 CD2: 1,5 (Dr D 07-05)
(All track titles on back of case)
1.(3:38) Slow/med; solo w. occasional harmony vox, bass predominates
2.(3:35)Med ska beat. Political lyrics, despair at “World Situation”
3.(3:55) Slow appeal to the “Big Man” to help the little man, come together in harmony (sure)
4.(4:02) Med, faith in Ja will give strength to face “Tribulations”
5.(3:21)Med, prayer to Ja “We must all come together”
6.(3:29) Med, a different lead vocal, a pastoral homily at the dreadlocks camp
7.(3:59)Med, upbeat ska rhythm, we’re all a part of “Society”
8.(4:12)Slow/med, a seeking love tune, he’s taking his “Chances” on winning her
9.(3:56)Med, just cuz she’s good looking she’s “Kinarky”, he doesn’t dig it
10.(3:36)Slow/med, fight for justice and equality
CD2 Tour the World (mislabeled on disc as another “Pass the Kouchie”)
1.(3:58) Med/fast; pleas to family (esp. Mom) to let him go “Tour the World”
2.(3:51) Med/fast; he’s been after her to “Give me your Love” for years now
3.(3:44) Med; he was attracted to a “Juvenile Child” but she’s too wild for him
4.(3:32) Med, heavy drum; he’s got an “Undying Love” for her
5.(3:54)Med /fast ska beat; they may have troubles but “Baby Don’t Walk” out on me
6.(3:34)Med, bass heavy; he’s been in love for a “Long Time” so let’s get together
7.(3;31)Med/slow; he just can’t understand, wants her to “Tell me what’s Wrong”
8.(3:34)Slow/med; he’s carrying the torch, “Still in Love” despite her not caring
9.(3:20)Med, lament about the “Black Brothers” who ruin their and others’ lives
10.(2:52)Med, lament about homeless and poor, he needs a “Roof” over his head

Track Listing
1. Proverbs   11. Tour the World
2. World Situation   12. Give Me Your Love
3. Big Man   13. Juvenile Child
4. Tribulations   14. Undying Love
5. Pray Unto Thee   15. Baby Don't Walk
6. Pass the Houchie   16. Long Time
7. Society   17. Tell Me What's Wrong
8. Chances   18. Still in Love
9. Kinarky   19. Black Brother
10. Fight Out there   20. Roof