For all Reggae and music lovers here comes a must have in your collection. 21st Hapilos Digital has released a collection of legendary King Jammy’s “Best Of”.
These 10 ultimate albums are the first of many more classics to be released. King Jammy name is cemented in the history of Dancehall and Reggae, coming from humble and meager beginnings by earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother’s house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system.
In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music.
His biggest hit was 1985′s “Under Me Sleng Teng” by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song as being the first “Digital rhythm” in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era. Jammy‘s productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s and into the 1990s. He continues to work as a producer, working with some of today’s top Jamaican artists.
(Watch King Jammys Documentary “King At The Control”, below).
Watch King JAMMY’S MIX (King Jammys Documentary)
King Jammys Presents The Best Of Gregory Isaacs
The New York Times, described the late legendary Gregory Isaacs as “the most exquisite vocalist in Reggae”. This timeless EP gives you Come Give Me Your Love, Cool It Down, Dapper Slapper, Do Lord, Flirting Around, Gone Is The Love, Johnnys Girlfriend, Medley, Pride Won’t Let Me and two Time Loser round up this 10 tracks EP.
King Jammys Presents The Best Of Horace Andy
Roots and Reggae singer songwriter, Horace Andy distinctive sound has made his music timeless. He topped the charts with his most enduring songs “Skylarking”, and went on to more success with Again, Bless You, Fever, Found Somebody New, Girl I Love You, Love Of A Woman, Money Money, Never See My Baby Anymore, Oh Mammy and See It Deh. all featured on this EP.
King Jammys Presents The Best Of Michael Prophet
Citing Bob Andy as his musical influence, Michael Prophet is best known for “crying” tenor vocal style. The EP features some of Michael’s most memorable hits. Such as Dem Want Me Stop, Give Me Now, It’s Coming Down, Ketch Dem Fraid, Lady Lady, Never leave Me Lonely, No Give Me Trouble, She Want Me, Too Chat Chat and Wat A Agony.
King Jammys Presents The Best Of Sugar Minott
Sugar Minott’sdeath was such a lost for the world, but his music lives eternal.
From his beginning of playing on sound systems to producing and writing, Sugar Minott’s legacy is timeless music.The EP features Be careful, Give The People What They Want, I’m Not For Sale, Never Too Young, On The Right Track, Our Day Will Come, Pay You Back, Reach Out & Touch, Rub A Dub Market and Worries & Troubles.