Volume 73/90: Greensleeves Rhythm Album #73 – World Jam
“Greensleeves Rhythm Album #73: World Jam” is the 73rd album of the Greensleeves Records‘ rhythm album series.
This volume, released in 2005, was produced by Frenchie & Fire House Crew for Maximum Sound in collaboration with Bad 2000 Music. It features Beenie Man, Luciano, Bounty Killer, Richie Spice, Vybz Kartel, Anthony B and more.
Unlike most of the Greensleeves Rhythm Albums, this album is more Reggae-oriented . It is a remake of the “World A Music Riddim”, which was produced by the famous duo of producers Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare in 1983 for Taxi Records. Back then, the riddim had been made popular by Ini Kamoze’s track of the same name.
In 2004, a year before the release of “World Jam Rhythm”, Damian Marley unveiled the lead single of his debut album: “Welcome To Jamrock”. The latter was voiced on a relick of the “World A Music Riddim” which included a sample of Ini Kamoze‘s intro: “Out in the streets, they call it murder”.
Anthony B paid tribute to Ini Kamoze by covering “World A Music” in his own fashion and style. Indeed, it’s my favorite track and I suppose the riddim wouldn’t have been really complete without this joint. I must also point out that Ward 21‘s track “Worldwide Connection” is excellent.
This is the 73rd installment of a long series of various-artist albums. So, make sure you get it if you don’t have it in your collection yet. Let us know what you think of it. Also watch out for other releases. Do not hesitate to share it on social media if you like it.
01 – Bounty Killer – Poor People
02 – Luciano – A No Like We No Like Them
03 – Vybz Kartel – How We Ride
04 – Daville – My Grade
05 – Beenie Man – From Jamaica
06 – Richie Spice – All For A Cause
07 – Anthony B – World A Reggae Music
08 – Lukie D – Stand Up Firm
09 – Ward 21 – Worldwide Connection
10 – Tony Curtis – Bless Me
11 – Chukki Star – Hard Fi Smile
12 – Prilly Hamilton – Murderer
13 – Future Troubles – Too Much Blood A Run
14 – Chuck Fender – Jah Nah Sleep
15 – General Degree – Must Run Away
16 – Red Rat – Ghetto Youth Fi Rich
17 – Baby G – In The Street
18 – Firehouse Crew – World Jam Rhythm