7-inch series, part 595

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Various Artists – Rewind & Come Again
label: Greensleeves
year: 2007
side 1a: Johnny Osbourne – Fally Ranking
side 1b:
Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie
side 2a:
Wailing Souls – Firehouse Rock
side 2b:
Michael Prophet – Gunman
side 3a:
Eek-A-Mouse – Wa-Do-Dem
side 3b:
Yellowman – Mr. Chin
www.myspace.com/officialeekamouse | www.myspace.com/kingyellowman
side 4a:
John Holt – Police in Helicopter
side 4b:
Barrington Levy – Don’t Fuss Nor Fight
www.myspace.com/johnholt11 | www.barringtonlevy.net
side 5a:
Frankie Paul – Pass the Tu Sheng Peng
side 5b:
Wayne Smith – Under Mi Sleng Teng
www.myspace.com/frankiedancehallpaul | www.myspace.com/wayneslengtengsmith
side 6a:
Dennis Brown – To the Foundation
side 6b:
Gregory Isaacs – Rumours
www.myspace.com/gregoryisaacsmon | www.myspace.com/dennisbrown
side 7a:
Hugh Mundell – Can’t Pop No Style
side 7b:
Ranking Joe – Weakheart Fade Away
www.myspace.com/hughmundellganja | www.myspace.com/rankinjoemusic
Box set with seven 7s, each one with two classics of the legendary Greensleeves, released to celebrate the label’s three decades of existence. Greensleeves started as a record store in London in 1975 and kickstarted the label two years after with singles by Reggae Regular and Dr. Alimantado, of whom they also released what is one of my favourite reggae records ever, Best Dressed Chicken in Town. Oddly enough, there’s no Tado track on this compilation, but it’s got a couple of others of my favourite reggae singers on it: Eek-A-Mouse, Barrington Levy, Dennis Brown and of course, Gregory The Cool Ruler.
Video of Gregory Isaacs’ “Rumours” played live

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