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Various Artists - Down In Jamaica (40 Years Of VP Records - Limited Edition Box Set) (VP Records)

£114.99 £124.99

RELEASED: 25th October 2019
Limited Edition 4 x CDs + 4 x 12" Vinyl Singles + 4 x 7" Vinyl Singles Box Set

Format: Limited Edition 4 x CDs + 4 x 12" Vinyl Singles + 4 x 7" Vinyl Singles - Box Set
Cat No:  VP4224

“The definitive anthology of the company that helped bring reggae and dancehall to the US and beyond.”

Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records is a 94-track, deluxe, multi-format box set with 24 page booklet and art cards detailing the hits, the rarities, and the history of the world's largest reggae label.

Featuring 101 different artists, Down In Jamaica tells this story in detail through a chronological survey of the key songs that helped define the company from early singles on obscure sub-labels to the well-known VP Records brand that brought Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, and others into the international mainstream.

Curated by Carter Van Pelt, VP Records’ Director Of Catalogue Development, the set contains four 7-inch singles, four 12-inch singles, and four CDs, the first configuration of its kind in a box set package. The singles format was the dominant vehicle for Jamaican music from its inception, and the collection tells the story almost entirely from singles. The set takes its name from Red Fox and Naturalee’s 1989 single.


7-Inch Singles:
A The Congos– Fisher Man
B The Upsetter– Fisher Man (Version)
C Linval Thompson– Don't Trouble Trouble
D The Aggrovators– Don't Trouble Trouble (Version)
E Freddie McKay– La La By Woman
F The Revolutionaries– La La By Woman (Version)
G Romain Virgo Feat. Agent Sasco– Fade Away
H The Unit Band– Fade Away (Version)

12-Inch Singles:
A1 Errol "Flabba" Holt– Heart In Danger
A2 I-Roy With Errol Dunkley– Created By The Father
B1 Freddie McKay– Fire Is Burning
B2 Freddie McKay– Lonely Man
C1 Echo Minott– Girls A Mad Over Me
C2 Echo Minott– The Saddest Day Of My Life
D1 Junior Reid– What Do You Know
D2 Tenor Saw– Lots Of Sign
D3 Tenor Saw– Lots Of Sign (Version)

CD1-1 The Heptones– Party Time
CD1-2 Gregory Isaacs– Slave Master
CD1-3 Dennis Brown– Children Of Israel
CD1-4 Johnny Clarke– Roots Natty Congo
CD1-5 Ranking Joe With Barrington Levy– River Jordan
CD1-6 Johnny Osbourne– Ice Cream Love
CD1-7 Wailing Souls– Fire House Rock
CD1-8 Don Carlos (2)– Mr. Sun
CD1-9 Michael Prophet– Gun Man
CD1-10 Frankie Paul– Kushumpeng
CD1-11 Barrington Levy– Prison Oval Rock
CD1-12 Tony Tuff– Come Fe Mash It
CD1-13 Michigan & Smiley– Diseases
CD1-14 Yellowman– Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
CD1-15 Echo Minott– Lazy Body
CD1-16 Leroy Gibbons– This Magic Moment
CD1-17 JC Lodge– Telephone Love
CD1-18 Eccleton Jarrett– Turn On The Heat
CD1-19 Krystal (3) & Shabba Ranks– Twice My Age
CD1-20 Foxy Brown (2)– Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
CD1-21 Freddie McGregor– Stop Loving You
CD2-1 Ini Kamoze– Hot Stepper
CD2-2 Chaka Demus– Original Kuff
CD2-3 Conroy Smith– Dangerous
CD2-4 Red Fox (2) & Naturalee– Down In Jamaica
CD2-5 Reggie Stepper– Drum Pan Sound
CD2-6 Ninjaman– Murder Dem
CD2-7 Admiral Tibet, Shabba Ranks, Ninjaman– Serious Time
CD2-8 Singing Sweet– When I See You Smile
CD2-9 Cutty Ranks– A Who Seh Me Dun
CD2-10 Colin Roach & Galaxy P– Miss Goodie Goodie
CD2-11 Jigsy King– Gi Mi Di Weed
CD2-12 Half Pint (3)– I Am Not A Substitute Lover
CD2-13 Cocoa Tea– Good Life
CD2-14 Garnett Silk– Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders
CD2-15 Richie Stephens– Trying To Get To You
CD2-16 Mikey Spice– Born Again
CD2-17 Glen Washington– Kindness For Weakness
CD2-18 Buju Banton– Destiny
CD2-19 Tanto Metro & Devonte– Everyone Falls In Love
CD2-20 Spragga Benz– She Nuh Ready Yet
CD2-21 Beenie Man– Who Am I
CD3-1 Sanchez– Never Dis The Man
CD3-2 Singing Melody– Want You Back
CD3-3 Terry Linen– Your Love Is My Love
CD3-4 Capleton– Jah Jah City
CD3-5 VC (2)– By His Deeds
CD3-6 Morgan Heritage– Down By The River
CD3-7 George Nooks– God Is Standing By
CD3-8 Beres Hammond– Rock Away
CD3-9 Junior Kelly– Love So Nice
CD3-10 Wayne Wonder– No Letting Go
CD3-11 Bounty Killer Feat. Wayne Marshall– Sufferah
CD3-12 Elephant Man– Pon De River Pon De Bank
CD3-13 Lady Saw– I've Got Your Man
CD3-14 Sean Paul Feat. Sasha (7)– I'm Still In Love With You
CD3-15 Sizzla– Just One Of Those Days
CD3-16 I Wayne– Living In Love
CD3-17 Luciano (2)– Give Praise
CD3-18 Warrior King– Can't Get Me Down
CD3-19 Jah Cure– Longing For
CD3-20 T.O.K.– Footprints
CD4-1 Tarrus Riley– She's Royal
CD4-2 Tanya Stephens– It's A Pity
CD4-3 Richie Spice– Marijuana
CD4-4 Turbulence (4)– Notorious
CD4-5 Shaggy– Church Heathen
CD4-6 Duane Stephenson– August Town
CD4-7 Romain Virgo– Mi Caan Sleep
CD4-8 Busy Signal– One More Night
CD4-9 Etana & Alborosie– Blessing
CD4-10 Queen Ifrica– Lioness On The Rise
CD4-11 Mavado– On The Rock
CD4-12 Gyptian– Hold You
CD4-13 Maxi Priest– Easy To Love
CD4-14 Raging Fyah– Dash Wata
CD4-15 Christopher Martin (3)– I'm A Big Deal
CD4-16 Spice (8)– So Mi Like It
CD4-17 Bunji Garlin– Big Bad Soca
CD4-18 Shenseea Feat. Vybz Kartel– Loodi
CD4-19 Estelle Feat. Tarrus Riley– Love Like Ours
CD4-20 Jah9 Feat. Chronixx– Hardcore