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Various Artists - Body Beat (Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979-98) - 3x LP Vinyl

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V/A
Album:
Body Beat (Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979-98)
Batch:
12/6/2019
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

Triple LP version. Gatefold sleeve. Soundway releases first Caribbean compilation in over ten years, Body Beat: Soca-Dub And Electronic Calypso 1979-98. 17 obscure soca B-side versions, dubs, instrumentals, and edits as well as vocal tracks influenced by disco, boogie, house-music, soul, and the more conscious lyrics of roots reggae.

Owing as much to New York, Toronto, and London as to the Caribbean cities of Port of Spain, Bridgetown, and Kingstown this compilation traces the genre from its explosion in the late 1970s right up to the period just before contemporary soca became established around the end of the 1990s. Compiled by Soundway label founder Miles Cleret and DJ/collector Jeremy Spellacey, Body Beat, as with many compilations on the label, explores the fringes of this often maligned (by outsiders) genre.

Boiled down to the bare bones of the matter though: soca is party music. Soca was originally a re-invention of Calypso music; a genre that in the 1970s was fast becoming usurped around the Caribbean by Jamaican reggae and American soul, funk and later disco. The originator of soca (or sokah as he called it), the calypsonian Lord Shorty, began experimenting and modernizing on the formulation of calypso in the early 1970s. His first album featured a strong emphasis on East African rhythms and a punchier recording style that emphasized the beat, and introduced arrangements that often owed as much to American funk and soul as to calypso.

So here you go -- seventeen slabs of soca crossover, rapso, electronic calypso, and Caribbean "soca-soul" for your enjoyment -- and bound to fit well into modern, open-minded DJ sets alongside the resurgence of burger-highlife, digi-reggae, soukous, and zouk. Features Cito Jarvis, Roger Bain, *D* Ivan, Bill Campbell, Brother Resistance, Adonijah, Peter Britto, Juno D, Colin Jackman, Levi John, Spiking, Mohjah, Andre Tanker, Touch, D'Rebel Band, The Millers, and Chocolate Affaire. RIYL: Rebles' Sweetest Taboo (Soca) 12" (SNDW 12036EP), George & Glen Miller's Easing 12" (SNDW 12037EP), Wilson LeGendre.
A1–Cito JarvisFighting Soldier
A2–Roger BainStand Up & Rock Your Body (Instrumental)
A3–*D* Ivan*Fire (Extended Dub Edit)
B1–Bill Campbell (3)Body Beat
B2–Brother ResistanceMove It (Version)
B3–AdonijahIt's Alright
C1–Peter BrittoI Want Your Love
C2–Juno DHotter And Hotter (Dub Edit)
C3–Colin Jackman*D'Jab Jab Dance (Bad Lad Mix)
D1–Levi JohnS-O-C-A
D2–SpikingLiberation Train
E1–MojahZion Gates (Dub)
E2–Andre TankerWild Indian Band
E3–Touch (24)Touch Music (Edit)
F1–D'Rebel Band*Solid
F2–The Millers*Last Days
F3–Chocolate AffaireJump To Calypso

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