Uptown Top Ranking (LP)


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Format: LP
Label: Survival Research
Year: 2022

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New

TRACKS:

A1 No More Fighting
A2 Jah Rastafari
A3 Make A Truce
A4 Oh Dread
A5 Uptown Top Ranking

B1 The West
B2 Jah Music
B3 If You Don't Love Yah
B4 Sorry
B5 They Wanna Just

Originally released in 1978.

PERSONNEL:
Alto Saxophone – Herman Marquis
Bass – Robbie Shakespeare
Drums – Sly Dunbar
Guitar – Earl 'Chinna' Smith
Keyboards – Bernard 'Touter' Harvey
Percussion – Scully
Producer – Karl Pitterson
Tenor Saxophone – Tommy McCook
Trombone – Vin Gordon
Vocals – Althea Forrest, Donna Reid

Jamaican duo Althea and Donna seemed to catch all of the best currents in reggae music at the time--reggae, roots, rubadub and DJ styles, along with UK lovers rock vibes. "Uptown Top Ranking" was such a smash that it helped propel the nascent dancehall style to the front, and also open new doors for women performers in that field.

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