Reggae Anthology: Sugar Minott - Hard Time Pressure
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||In the Residence||Sugar Minott||2:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Loving Jah||Sugar Minott||3:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Simple As That||Sugar Minott||5:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Christmas Time||Sugar Minott||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Sugar Minott’s close-cropped locks, gap-toothed smile, and sartorial flair made him an unmistakable presence on the Jamaican dancehall circuit, but it was his unfailing versatility that ensured his star rose even as Jamaican music started to change in the mid-‘80s. As a singer, Minott could adapt himself to any style, from the languid, deliberately paced rhythms of classic roots productions like “Hard Time Pressure” to the harder, more dissonant sounds of dancehall classics like “Herbsman Hustling” and “Informer.” Because of this eclecticism, Minott’s career is hard to encapsulate in a single collection; most compilations focus on either his roots or his dancehall material. VP’s Hard Time Pressure ambitiously attempts to survey both sides of Minott’s work, and it succeeds thanks to its extended runtime and well-selected tracklist. The 36 tunes here are drawn from all stages of Minott’s career. They include recordings he made with producers like Ranking Dread, Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes, and Linval Thompson, as well as sessions that Minott himself oversaw for release on his own imprint, African Roots.
Beware downloading songs from disc 2
Great selection of songs and riddims from Sugar Minott but unfortunately all the songs on the second disc (the second set of 18 songs) are flawed in that each track starts 29 seconds into the song, the song ends, and then you hear the first 29 seconds of the next song. Hopefully this problem will be fixed but it has existed -- to my knowledge -- so far from the first of November through 11 November 2011.
Born: May 25, 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs By Sugar Minott
||So We Love It||Dance Hall Showcase, Vol. 2||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Good Thing Going||Nice It Up - The Best of Sugar Minott||3:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Whole Heap a Man||Dancehall 101, Vol. 4||3:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Exit Music (For a Film)||Radiodread||4:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Herbsman Hustling||Nice It Up - The Best of Sugar Minott||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Informer||Dance Hall Showcase, Vol. 2||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Genuine Lover||Dance Hall Showcase, Vol. 2||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Feelin' Groovy||The Tide Is High - A Tribute to Rock 'N' Roll||4:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||No Vacancy||Nice It Up - The Best of Sugar Minott||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||River Jordan||Nice It Up - The Best of Sugar Minott||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|