[RSD22D2] Various - 100% Dynamite! (2xLP, yellow)


2xLP, yellow

Soul Jazz - SRJLP321C

This is a new one-off limited-edition special edition yellow coloured vinyl pressing of Soul Jazz Records’ seminal reggae meets funk and soul collection. 100% Dynamite is the cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records’ releases and launched their long-running series of highly-regarded reggae albums. This album is the fully expanded version and comes with download code.

Since the album’s original release, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music. Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American jazz, funk and soul music had on Jamaican reggae.

The album was Soul Jazz Records first foray into the mighty vaults of Studio One and many of the tracks featured come from the legendary label. 100% Dynamite features come serious and heavyweight Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots and The Maytals, alongside the cream of Jamaican jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are killer reggae versions of USA Soul classics including Marlena Shaw’s Woman of the Ghetto, Aretha Franklin’s Rocksteady, Syl Johnson’s Is It Because I’m Black, William DeVaughan’s seminal Be Thankful and more.

Jamaican / USA influences went both ways and included here are many cornerstone reggae songs that cross into the worlds of both hip-hop and punk worlds - check Brentford All Stars' massive Greedy G, the basis for Boogie Down Productions’ Jack of Spades, and Willie Williams’ Armagideon Time, later covered by The Clash.

LP 1:
1. Willie Williams - Armagideon Time
2. Toots & The Maytals - Night and Day
3. The Marvels - Rock Steady
4. The Upsetters - Popcorn
5. Bunny Clarke - Be Thankful
6. Tommy McCook - Green Mango
7. Brentford All-Stars - Greedy G
8. Lennie Hibbert - Real Hot
9. Horace Andy - My Soul
10. Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love

LP 2:
1. Bunny Brown - I Love the Way You Love
2. Jackie Mittoo - Stereo Freeze
3. Phyllis Dillon - Woman of the Ghetto
4. Cedric Brooks - Give Rasta Glory
5. Alton Ellis - Son of Man
6. Sound Dimension - Granny Scratch Scratch
7. Lloyd Robinson - Cuss Cuss
8. Sound Dimension - Drum Song
9. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black?

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