Soul Jazz Records Presents200% DYNAMITE! Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk & Dub in Jamaica
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Release Date: 4/22/2023
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
Soul Jazz Records’ 200% Dynamite! set the benchmark for reggae meets funk compilations that has never been bettered. Out of print for over 15 years this new 2023 edition contains new tracks and is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red/blue vinyl pressing with a download code, exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.
Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed-over to become dancefloor hits such as Tenor Saw’s sound boy anthem ‘Ring the Alarm,’ K.C. White’s classic cut of the seminal ‘No, No, No’ and Augustus Pablo’s ‘Rockers Rock’, 200% Dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul. Carrying on perfectly from 100% Dynamite, this second compilation continues to trace the history of Jamaican reggae and the influence of American styles such as funk and jazz had on this music.
Featured here are serious funk and rocksteady tunes from the likes of The Skatalites and Johnny Osbourne through to Jamaican jazz from masters such as Tommy McCook and Byron Lee, as well as some serious dub from the likes of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and Jackie Mittoo. New bonus tracks on this new 2023 edition include seminal dancehall party cuts Sister Nancy’s ‘One Two’ and Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’, alongside classic soul to reggae covers including cuts of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’ and Odyssey’s ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’.
“Once again, Soul Jazz goes digging through the reggae vaults and produces another sterling compilation. If you’re looking for a primer on the music of the island, you could do worse than buying every one of the records in this superb compilation series.” --All Music
A1. Augustus Pablo - Rockers Rock (2.48)
A2. K.C. White - No No No (3.27)
A3. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm (3.12)
A4. Johnny Organ - Bewitched (1.55)
B1. Pinchers - Agony (3.34)
B2. The Abyssinians - Mandela (3.46)
B3. Sister Nancy - One, Two (3.37)
C1. King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators - King Tubby Dub (3.08)
C2. Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote (4.07)
C3. Johnny Osbourne - Ready Or Not (3.22)
C4. Jackie Mittoo - Earthquake (3.26)
D1. Sandra Reid - Don't Tell Me Tell Her (5.58)
D2. The Skatalites Meet King Tubby - Herb Man Dub (3.20)
D3. Kim Harriott - Woman Of The Ghetto (5.04)