Cat No: SJRLP517

Soul Jazz Records’ ‘200% DYNAMITE!’ set the benchmark for reggae-meets-funk compilations that has never been bettered.

Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed over to become dancefloor hits, such as Tenor Saw’s soundboy 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 updated 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’.

  1. Augustus Pablo – Rockers Rock
  2. K.C. White – No No No
  3. Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm
  4. Johnny Osbourne – Bewitched
  5. Pinchers – Agony
  6. The Abyssinians – Mandela
  7. Sister Nancy – One, Two
  8. King Tubby Meets Tommy McCook and The Aggrovators – King Tubby Dub
  9. Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote
  10. Johnny Osbourne – Ready Or Not
  11. Jackie Mittoo – Earthquake
  12. Sandra Reid – Don’t Tell Me Tell Her
  13. The Skatalites Meet King Tubby – Herb Man Dub
  14. Kim Harriott – Woman Of The Ghetto

200% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk & Dub In Jamaica


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Format:Double LP Genre:Reggae Record Label:Soul Jazz Records Release Date:12/01/2024
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