Label: Trojan Records - TJCCD026 • Series: Tighten Up - 3 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae
With another dozen hits, misses, legends, and lesser-knowns, Tighten Up, Vol. Much of the rest of the set may draw blanks, bar the Upsetters ' "Shocks of Mighty," an instrumental set to one of Lee Perry 's more laid-back rhythms, but intensified by Dave Barker 's yelps. King Stitt offers up a second DJ track; on "Herbsman" he plays your pusher of choice, cajoling listeners over and over again to "take a drag" while noisily inhaling, while the jaunty rhythm just adds to the thrill.
Unlike volume two, which boasted a coterie of vocal groups, this time there's only two: the Maytals and the Kingstonians; however, there's still a clutch of great singers within. Jimmy Cliff is "Suffering" on a song that seems to celebrate poverty on a surprisingly upbeat number. The great Ken Boothe takes a walk down "Freedom Street" arm in arm with a particularly limber bass on one of the set's standouts.
The Gay Lad's Delano Stewart 's "Stay a Little Bit Longer" is another; it's a perfect pop-reggae single set to a bouncy beat and ably abetted by the singer's sweet delivery. The world was a dance, and Claudetteits queen, and Lloydher prince, belt out a simple song backed by an insistent beat guaranteed to fan the flames of this latest dance craze.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae. Styles Rocksteady Ska Roots Reggae. Track Listing. Monkey Man. The Maytals. Shocks of Mighty.
Lee "Scratch" Perry. Dave Barker. Freedom Street. Ken Boothe. Raining Man From Carolina - Various - Tighten Up Volume 3 My Heart. Dandy Livingstone. Man from Carolina. The GG All-Stars. Put a Little Love in Your Heart. Marcia Griffiths. Singer Man. The Kingstonians. Jimmy Cliff. Clancy Eccles. Nora Dean.
Stay a Man From Carolina - Various - Tighten Up Volume 3 Bit Longer. Sonia Pottinger. Delano Stewart. Queen of the World. Birth Control. Come Back Darling. Psychedelic Train. Derrick Harriott. Stealing Stealing. John Holt. Funny La Petite Tonkinoise - Franck Fernandel - Les Plus Belles Chansons De Vincent Scotto. The Maytones. Franco Nero.
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis. Cynthia Richards. Open Jaw. Soul Shakedown Party. Bob Marley. Winston Wright. I'm the One. Bruce Ruffin. Poppy Show. Andy Capp. Ansel Collins. Shocks of Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) - Darts - Darts Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Suffering Jimmy Cliff. Herbsman Clancy Eccles. Barbwire B. Psychedelic Train Derrick Harriott. Stealing Stealing John Holt. Franco Nero Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis. Soul Shakedown Party Bob Marley.
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