Reggae for Humanity 1 / Various
Reggae For Humanity is the name for an ongoing series of works released by Manila Jeepney Records of Roots, Lovers Rock, Rub-A-Dub & Rock Steady music. Reggae For Humanity Vol. 1 consists of two riddims: Dark Skin Girls & Guide Us. The Dark Skin Girls Riddim is Manila Jeepney's version of the classic UK reggae hit 'Black Skin Boy' by 15-16-17. Many of the songs on this riddim made it to numerous reggae charts, reviewed by magazines and web-sites, and received consistent radio play. Peter Hunnigale's 'King Is Amazing' & Dona V's 'Jerusalem' was very popular across Europe, while Luciano's 'Just As I Am' made a great impact in Japan. The Guide Us Riddim is an original roots reggae rhythm built by England's very own Russ D & The Disciples Rhythm Section. This riddim has the signature Disciples sound that is considered by many to be one of their best works. Tony Roots, admired to be one of the most original and conscious artists for today and the future, gives us the title track for the riddim. Mykal Rose, from the great Black Uhuru, gives us a nice roots tune called 'Fly The Banner', while Chrisinti comes heartical with a tune called 'Sunburnt Faces'. Many of the artists in this compilation have been through the Studio One camp and worked alongside Coxsone Dodd, owner and producer of Studio One records. Artists like JD Smoothe, Frankie Paul, Karen Vibes, Dona V and Carlton Livingston have all voiced for Studio One, and now they have songs for Manila Jeepney. Majority of the works done on Manila Jeepney was Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sidney Mills of Steel Pulse. This is Reggae For Humanity.