A brilliant showcase for the legendary talents of Kingston's Studio One – a key force in
Jamaican music from the start of the 60s, and one that continued to thrive well into the 70s too! Studio One might be best remembered for their late 60s work in
ska and rocksteady – but as you'll hear here, the company continued to thrive in
a mix of 70s styles too – especially some of the more progressive sounds that came into play once the political scene in
Jamaica really started to heat up! Production is wonderful – clear, concise, and without too much to abstract from the wonderfully soulful vocals in
the lead – and as with other Soul Jazz collections of Studio One material, the track selection is superb, and the whole thing is presented with a rich amount of notes and historical information. Titles include "Stick Together" by The Wailing Souls, "Bredda Labba Labba" by Freddy McGregor, "Stay With Me" by Frankie Wilmoth, "People A Watch Me" by Johnny Osbourne, "Send Another Moses" by The Willos, "Right On Rasta" by Cedric Im Brooks & Count Ossie, "What About Me" by Myrna Hague, "Jah Dread" by Prince Jazzbo, "Time To Be Happy" by Michigan & Smiley, "Joy In
The Morning" by The Gaylads & The Brendford Disco Set, and "Chuky Skank" by Dillinger.