Reggae for Humanity 2 / Various[CD]
It is our honor and pleasure to present you reggae for humanity vol. 02 compilation consisting of 2 riddims titled, "prove it" and "lover & friend". Although we consider both riddims original Manila jeepney creations, the influences for both are found during the golden era of reggae. The original version of "prove it" is a studio one classic from ken boothe called "you're on my mind" with jackie mitto's melodic and undeniable organ hook creating the base of the riddim track. "rock the rhythm" is a lovers rock favorite of ours. We love this tune so much, we just had to do our own version. From this dennis bovell produced janet kay tune, we have the "lover & friend" riddim. Majority of the tunes in this release are in the lovers rock vein of reggae entirely produced by raul for liveandlovereggae.Com. The executive producers are raul, raymond, jason & jun (Manila jeepney). As one of the greatest producer, musician and engineer, russ d is responsible for all mixing and arranging. Each and every artist on this release was carefully chosen and selected by Manila jeepney to make sure each singer would give us a song that represented the kind of reggae we strive for. Jd smoothe, who gives us the title track for both riddims, along with screechy dan, shelene thomas and karen vibes represent the wonderful talent coming out of New York. The birth of lovers rock comes from england therefore the UK crew is well represented with peter hunnigale, nereus joseph, sylvia tella, antonio, tony roots, christine miller and gia. It is a great big honor for us to have two foundation reggae artists, al campbell, who sang the classic "gee baby" and jc lodge, who sang the joe gibbs produced scorcher "someone loves you honey". Give thanks to ossie hibbert for helping us voice these two. Reggae music is very popular in Japan and those who follow their reggae scene know they consist a huge amount of talented artists and musicians. We are blessed to work with machaco, one of the greatest singers from Japan who has been singing for years and doing wonderful things for reggae music. Finally, give thanks to fiona and roots daughtah for blessing the riddims with their wonderful vocals. Manila jeepney has always been dedicated in presenting listners a musical experience filled with meaning, feeling and soul. We are very proud and excited to share this release simply because we love reggae music. We started reggae for humanity to express the type of reggae we feel the world needs today. Reggae with quality, class and style. We have much more music and work we want to share, so look out for future Manila jeepney releases. For now, please enjoy reggae for humanity vol. 02.
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