Sound Dimension: Jamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1 (Coloured Vinyl 2xLP)

Sound Dimension: Jamaica Soul Shake Vol. 1 (Coloured Vinyl 2xLP)

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This is the first ever collection of the music of The Sound Dimension - a mixture of classic tracks alongside super-rare singles only ever released in Jamaica.

Alongside The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension were perhaps the most important group in the history of reggae music. That they remain relatively unknown is explained by the fact that they mostly functioned as the in-house studio group at Studio One Records performing anonymously behind the stars of the day - the reggae equivalent of Motown’s Funk Brothers.

In their relatively short-lived career, the group’s unique sound came to define reggae music.

During this period the group played on literally hundreds of hits with Jamaica’s finest vocalists - Alton Ellis, John Holt, Cornell Campbell, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, The Heptones, Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor and many more!

Even more importantly their countless addictive, super-tight, classic tracks at Studio One became the foundation rhythms of all reggae music, countlessly replayed in new forms by an endless list of Dancehall artists from the 1970s onwards as producers such as Joe Gibbs, Sly and Robbie, Steely and Clevie re-interpreted these seminal tunes.

The group’s fluid line-up itself features a roll call of Reggae legends - Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Vin Gordon, Ernest Ranglin, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace and others.

Silver vinyl version.

  1. Heavy Beat
  2. Federated Backdrop
  3. Baby Face
  4. Rathid
  5. Bitter Blood
  6. Love Land
  7. Full Up
  8. Upsetters Dream
  9. Soul Shake
  10. The Thing
  11. My Heart in Rhythm
  12. Man Pon Spot
  13. Holy Moses
  14. Doctor Sappa Too
  15. Hail Don D
  16. Solas

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