Label: Greensleeves Records - GREL 89 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae, Dancehall
A quick glimpse through rising stars of the '80s, and hit list would suggest that culture had virtually disappeared from the dancehalls during this decade.
However, a closer look reveals that this was not the case, and that artists with thoughtful lyrics were still to be found. The split album Joint Favorites brings together two such dancehall stars. Half Pint is up first and offers up a clutch of classics. The fiery "What's Going Down" is a fierce condemnation of the growing rift between rich and poor as poverty spread across Jamaica, a chasm now fast-widening by the introduction of free market reforms.
The other two numbers revolve around matters of the heart, but are equally strong. Thus when he instructs listeners to "Read Your Bible," or smolders at the thought of those who sell out the righteous for rice and peas on "Belly Lick," the fires blaze high into the night skies.
Joint Favorites Nick Lowe - The Abominable Showman an unusual album from this period, one that the dancehall massive and the most dread of roots fans can both enjoy.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Belly Lick - Michael Palmer / Half Pint - Joint Favourites Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date December 1, Genre Reggae.
Styles Dancehall. Track Listing. Crazy Girl. Linford Roberts. Half Pint. What's Going Down. Day I Can't Forget. Freedom Fighters. You're Safe. Belly Lick. Read Your Bible. I Don't Know Why. Saw You at the Dance. Crazy Girl Linford Roberts. Spotify Amazon. Half Pint feat: Michael Palmer.
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