Thursday, October 2, 2008

Johnny Osbourne

Greensleeves keeps dropping more and more gems with their "Most Wanted" series and they finally got to one of my favorite's Mr Buddy Bye a.k.a Johnny Osbourne.

A while back Unite and I were rapping out with Half Pint and he told us to his knowledge that Johnny Clarke was the first dancehall singer not deejay and I can't really front on Half Pint seeing as he was actually THERE during the era and one of the major contributors to the sound.

However I do think that Johnny Osbourne may have been an extremely close second in my opinion or at least one of the best to do both.

Johnny can crush any tune and ride any riddim so effortlessly. His catalogs in both roots and dancehall are massive and worth hunting down if you have the time.

Greensleeves again comes correct with 12" mixes and extended versions.


Track Listing:

01. Fally Ranking (12"mix)

02. Trench Town School (12"mix)

03. Ice Cream Love

04. Back Off with Papa Tullo (12"mix)

05. Trying To Turn Me On with Papa Tullo (12"mix)

06. Give A Little Love

07. Angel In My Arms (12"mix)

08. Water Pumping

09. Rewind

10. In The Area

11. Buddy Bye Bye

12. No Sound Like We

13. Dub Plate Playing

14. Struggle Ha Fi Gwan

15. Trickster (12"mix)


Johnny Osbourne "Greensleeve's: Most Wanted"

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