reggae, a track is defined by it's riddim.
Many riddims that you hear in modern reggae,
are in fact remakes of older tracks. The
majority of these tracks originated in the
first reggae studio, Studio One. It was in
this studio, that most famous and essential
reggae artists have recorded first.
When you see the word Showcase on a
reggae album, this means that it consists of
extended versions. First you hear the vocal
track, followed by a dub version. This album
contains 10 of these extended versions from
the vaults of Studio One. The recordings are
certainly not in the digital high quality
that we are used to in this time, but that
is an essential part if you want to catch
the atmosphere of ancient Jamaican music.
Showcase Volume One contains some of the
sweetest music you've ever heard. Many
natural talents (Heptones, Anton Ellis,
Cornell Campbell) in their early days are
feautured on this collection. It's a nice
experience to hear the younger voices as
well as the excelent quality of the