Thursday, October 2, 2008
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.
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
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"