Various Artists / Direct From Yard: Reggae Hits - Spring 2007
Album: Direct From Yard: Reggae Hits - Spring 2007   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2007
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 1 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 21, 2007: New World Disorder
Never You Diss Dem Boys
4. Jun 09, 2007: New World Disorder
Brooklyn And Jamaica
2. Jul 14, 2007: New World Disorder
Five-O (Main)
5. Jun 02, 2007: New World Disorder
Fire Town
3. Jun 15, 2007: The Adventurer's Choice
Brooklyn And Jamaica
6. May 28, 2007: Disorderly Ducks
Brooklyn And Jamaica Remix

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-05-21
[coll]: Direct from Yard! Reggae Hits – Spring 2007
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/18/07
Reggae promo singles emailed to the station – some roots, some dancehall, some instrumental “riddims”. Many of these (tracks 1, 11, 13) are currently in the Jamaican top ten, many others are headed there soon.
I didn’t hear any FCCs, which is a bit surprising, really.
Too many killer tracks to list!
1. ****Great! Solid midtempo roots bubble, terrific “reality” lyrics, fine combination of vocals.
2. short spoken intro, downtempo modern-R&B-styled skank, love song.
3. Similar to track 2, all 4 of these are from MH’s upcoming album.
4. ****whew! Great again! Midtempo roots skank, great political lyrics.
5. ***long intro with sample from classic dancehall hit. Odd but fun sparse electronic dancehall riddim.
6. *****remix of track 1 with several guest toasters – all about Flatbush. I thought track 1 couldn’t get any better!
7. ****rather long intro, then very strong uptempo skank, great lyrics about the heat, top collaboration. Yay! This one goes out to all my friends who have sat in the can for suspicion of pot.
8. ****the NOT radio edit of track 7 – surprisingly it doesn’t have FCC violations, but it does include references to “put your stash away, put your AK away”…. Huh!
9. ***sweet midtempo electronic skank riddim, cool strength lyrics.
10. ***same riddim as track 9, Rasta lyrics, fine dancehall delivery.
11. ***tough downtempo electronic skank, tough lyrics, memorable.
12. **instrumental riddim from track 11.
13. ****very tough midtempo electronic dancehall, a bit of choir and bells, fun lyrics about church gossip.
14. **sparse electronic riddim, combination of American hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, all about gangs. FCCs obviously edited out.
15. **pretty midtempo bubble, female vocals, very “modern R&B” delivery, but really fine hard times lyrics.
16. ***killer drumline dancehall riddim, good vocals.
17. ****even better drumline riddim, great dancehall delivery.
18. ****instrumental version of the insane riddim from track 17. Wow!
19. ****another instrumental version of the same riddim. Just as crazy great.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Morgan Heritage Brooklyn And Jamaica
2. Morgan Heritage Love U Right
3. Morgan Heritage Since I've Been Luvin U
4. Morgan Heritage Headline Fi Front Page
5. Laza Feat. Ninja Man Number One
6. Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Red Foxx, Screechy Dan Brooklyn And Jamaica Remix
7. Elephant Man Feat. Wyclef Jean Five-O (Radio Edit)
8. Elephant Man Feat. Wyclef Jean Five-O (Main)
9. Poly Famous & Jaggy D Journey
10. Lutan Fyah Red Gold And Green
11. Mighty Mystic Fire Town
12. Mighty Mystic Fire Town Instrumental Version
13. Shaggy Church Heathen
14. Sean Kingston Feat. Kardinal & Vybz Kartel Colors
15. Shontelle Life Is Not An Easy Road
16. Notch Bun Out Dem Badmind
17. T.O.K. Never You Diss Dem Boys
18. Supa Dups & Khan Drumline Riddim Version
19. Supa Dups Timeline Riddim Version