Carl Meeks ‎– Weh Dem Fah [1988]

Carl Meeks ‎– Weh Dem Fah [1988]

Carl Meeks ‎– Weh Dem Fah [1988]

Carl Meeks ‎– Weh Dem Fah [1988]

This is ‘Weh Dem Fah’ which was released by Carl Meeks in 1988 on the wonderful Redman International record label.

This is a great late 80s dancehall vocal album, with Redman International studio regulars Steelie & Clevie laying down the digital rhythms.

The cover artwork is another Wilfred Limonious piece and shows some of his geometric style designs that he was partial to doing in the late 80s for the rear cover. That hand-drawn ‘Carl Meeks’ logo on the cover should turned into an actual font – love it.

Tracklist
Beautiful Woman
Granny Say No Worry
Red Eye Lover
Front Line
Johnny
Whey Dem Fa
Without Your Love
Hey Bad Boy
Evil Eyes

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‘Weh Dem Fah’ remains a popular track, so much so, it was recently re-recorded with Gappy Ranks and Lion D jumping on the track with Carl Meeks. Check it out below:


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Mikey Melody ‎– Mona Lisa [1988]

Mikey Melody ‎– Mona Lisa [1988]

Mikey Melody ‎– Mona Lisa [1988]

Mikey Melody ‎– Mona Lisa [1988]

Released in 1988 on Dennis Star International records, this is ‘Mona Lisa’ by Mikey Melody.

This is pure late 80s dancehall vocals over digital rhythms. Mikey Melody sounds a lot like Conroy Smith, Courtney Melody and other such singers of the era, but lacks the hits and style of the aforementioned artists. To be fair, Mikey Melody did much better work, it is just a shame it isn’t on this album. It’s not bad as such, it just comes across as functional 80s dancehall, nothing special or memorable.

The album sleeve is pretty errr…..special, and hasn’t dated well at all. This is one of our least favorite Wilfred Limonious album covers – to be fair, it probably wasn’t his fault as he is only dealing with what he has been given to work with, and both Mikey Melody and his ‘Mona Lisa’ don’t look like they are enjoying any minute of this at all. Looks like a US prom photo.

Tracklist
A1 Mona Lisa
A2 Maranda
A3 Samantha
A4 Reggae Rock
A5 Break The Barriers Down
B1 Pa Pie Pie
B2 All Ina One
B3 Soldier Ina Town
B4 Mr. Melody
B5 Lovers Lane

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Duck Dance Competition – Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition is a dancehall compilation that was released on Jammy’s Records, and pulls together 10 cuts on the Duck Dance riddim.

Dance styles have been a mainstay of the Dancehall since its inception, and this album cover, designed by Orville ‘Bagga’ Case shows dancehall fans engaged in the latest dance craze.

This was a big riddim, and the album is a great snapshot of late 80s dancehall with some of the biggest names of the time all taking their turn on the riddim – including Ninja Man, Admiral Bailey, Flourgon, Josey Wales and more.

SIDE A:
1. Admiral Bailey – Them Have Fe Wait
2. Flourgon – Bounce
3. Daddy Lizard – Dibi Dibi Girl
4. Clement Irie – Hungry No Laugh
5. Ninja Man – More Reality
SIDE B:
1. Shaka Demus – Bad Bad Shaka
2. Josey Wales – Stamp Out
3. Horse Man – D.J. Of The Year
4. Red Dragon – Duck
5. King Jammys & Bobby Digital – 16 Duck

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