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Reggae Around the World


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  • Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B000007S46
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,033 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. We Love It - Lucky Dube
2. Drangkinbala - Blekbala Mujik
3. Salao De Beleza - Zeca Baleiro
4. Salib Faudi - Rasha
5. Wadjou - Askia Modibo
6. Promised Land - Majek Fashek
7. Stop That Train - Ernest Ranglin
8. Roots Ragga - Kreyol Syndikat
9. In Ghana - Rocky Dawuni
10. Jordan Rivers - Burning Spear
11. No Woman, No Cry - Peter Rowan

Editorial Reviews

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Putamayo, known for its "world music lite" compilations, has finally assembled a collection that's nearly as attractive to the ears as the colorful CD package is to the eyes. Roots reggae fans will be pleased to hear Nigeria's Majek Fashek, South Africa's Lucky Dube, and Martinique's Kreyol Syndicate and the top extra-Jamaican acts here upholding reggae's original mission to transform Babylon "shitstem." Seminal Jamaicans Burning Spear and guitarist Ernest Ranglin more than redeem the rep of reggae's birthplace. But one has to question the inclusions of Bob Marley clone Rocky Dawuni, from Ghana, and American folkster Peter Rowan's criminally pallid rendering of Marley's "No Woman No Cry." --Elena Oumano

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Putumayo again does a superb job digging up world music gems, in this case bringing us reggae from around the world. For the uninitiated who often think that all reggae sounds the same, you'll be glad you purchased this CD. Great reggae from places far from Jamaica. Highlights include a wonderful instrumental version of "Stop That Train" by the great reggae session guitarist, Ernest Ranglin and a truly unique and moving acoustic version of "No Woman No Cry" by bluegrass maverick and devoted reggae fan, Peter Rowan.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rod Saunders on October 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Putumayo does it again with an incredible collection of tunes from reggae artists around the world. South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, France, Ghana, USA, and of course Jamaica are all represented in this collaborative album. My personal favorite was Peter Rowan, the former guitarist and vocalist for bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, doing his Americanized rendition of the Bob Marley classic "No Woman No Cry" backed by bluegrass legends like Mark O'Connor and Jerry Douglas. The low point of the album was jazz/reggae fusion guitarist Ernest Ranglin's instrumental "Stop That Train" where a few notes are less than stellar. Still, the concept of an instrumental approach to reggae is an interesting one and lends further credence to the notion that reggae is a state of mind. The attached booklet gives you a good introduction to the artists and the songs to help broaden your horizons on this musical genre. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 20, 1999
Format: Audio CD
We dropped this CD in a player deep in the jungles of Belize in Central America and we danced through the night in a pouring rainstorm....Sonnya and I were soaked by the rain and kept warm by the music and coffee laced with rum....this is the perfect CD if you like your reggae sensual and moving....check it out and bring along someone to dance close with....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By westicles on August 14, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Another great collection from Putumayo. These songs will put a smile on your face and make you want to groove especially while relaxing with a margarita! Without having heard this cd, I probably would never had known all the other countries where great reggae can be found. 'World Reggae' from Putumayo is also another excellent cd to check out too. Enjoy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you like reggae you'll love this CD. It's a great international mix with top stars from Africa, Brazil, and the Islands. I have sent it to both of my adult kids as a gift for introducing me to reggae and Bob Marley 10 years ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ssolanas@microsoft.com on October 30, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Don't miss the song "In Ghana", it's a real rocker
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