BY KEVIN JACKSON—
A 19-song collection of songs released by Studio One in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, debuts at number 15 on this week’s Billboard Reggae Album Chart.
Titled Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 — The Soul Of Young Jamaica, the set was released on January 27 by London’s Soul Jazz Records.
It has Hortense Ellis’s cover of Sitting In The Park; Alton Ellis’s I’m Still In Love With You;
Never Let Go by Carlton and The Shoes; Rub Up Push Up by The Termites; Give Me A Little Sign by Owen Gray, Born To Love (Slim Smith) and Delroy Wilson’s Run Run.
Two Grammy-nominated sets are in the top 10. Everlasting by Raging Fyah rebounds to number 10 (it debuted at number two last year), while former chart-topper Falling Into Place by Rebelution is firm at number two.
Hawaiian Landon McNamara tops the chart for a second week with A Dollar Short & Minute Late. Stick Figure’s
Set In Stone surges to number three, while Jemere Morgan’s Transition moves to number four.
Wash House Ting by J Boog tumbles to number five and Bob Marley & the Wailers’ The Legend Live: Santa Barbara Country Bowl November 25th 1979 is firm at number six.
Rebelution’s Live at Red Rocks is at number seven, while new at number eight is Unplugged: UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey.
Moving up two places to number nine is Nothing More To Say by The Frightnrs; Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit Of Life rises to number 11.