Various Artists / Studio One Selector: The Originals
Album: Studio One Selector: The Originals   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2007
Label:Soul Jazz Records  

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Add Date: 2007-05-06 Pull Date: 2007-07-08 Charts: Reggae/World
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Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2023: Virtually Happy
Get Up And Get It
4. Jun 12, 2007: Eclectic Fill-In
2. Jul 07, 2007: New World Disorder
5. Jun 09, 2007: New World Disorder
Reggae Feet
3. Jul 05, 2007: Emphysema For Emphasis
Train To Skaville
6. Jun 02, 2007: New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-05-07
[coll]: Studio One Selector: The Originals
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/3/07
Wide-ranging collection of early Studio One, from ska to roots rock, instrumentals, songs and toasts. Lots of heavily soul-tinged stuff.
No FCCs detected. Track 6 is great (my ex, a reggae singer, raved about them – now I see why…)
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 14 are instrumentals. 7 and 13 are toasters.
1. 3:36 *midtempo, laid back and groovy, soulful roots bubble.
2. 2:42 **uber-funky slightly uptempo instrumental bounce – think Booker T & the MGs.
3. 2:23 **rather downtempo, very laid back and relaxed instrumental roots skank, minimalist, with cool guitar solo throughout.
4. 3:18 **midtempo roots dub, prominent trumpet, rather unsophisticated use of effects (isn’t that why we love old dub?)
5. 2:47 ***fantastic ska – one of the Wailer’s finest early efforts.
6. 3:24 ****slinky midtempo ska with nice horns and syncopation, and a bit of spy movie feel, vocal unison group. Jungle noises!
7. 3:05 ***uptempo rock steady, great toasting by one of the best of the early toasters. Lone Ranger rocks!
8. 2:43 **starts with train noises and a bit of announcing, then lovely midtempo ska instrumental.
9. 6:15 *downtempo and relaxed soulful skank with a TON of syndrum and pretty falsetto vocal harmonies. Includes the version.
10. 3:21 *slightly uptempo bubble with vocal harmonies and silky tenor lead vocals.
11. 2:14 **uptempo ska, great music and vocals, rather fuzzy recording.
12. 2:31 ***slinky and soulful midtempo tail-feather-shaker. Soul dance vocals, trying SO hard to be James Brown.
13. 4:55 ***uptempo roots skank with lots of syndrum and a great early toaster duo. Strictly for fun. Includes the version.
14. 2:45 **midtempo ska instrumental, great horns (as you’d expect). A bit fuzzy, but killer stuff.
15. 2:54 ***midtempo roots skank, sweet vocals (there’s a reason he got his name!) Only rasta lyrics on the record.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Johnny Osbourne We Need Love
2. Jackie Mittoo Get Up And Get It
3. Ernest Ranglin Surfin
4. Sir Coxsone Dodd (Dub Specialist) Bionic Dub
5. Bob Marley & The Wailers Simmer Down
6. Gaylads, The Africa
7. Lone Ranger The Answer
8. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers Train To Skaville
9. Lloyd And Devon Push Push
10. Eternals, The Queen Of The Minstrels
11. Delroy Wilson I Want Justice
12. Lloyd Wilson Reggae Feet
13. Michigan And Smiley Nice Up The Dance
14. Skatalites, The Coconut Rock
15. Sugar Minott Hang On Natty