Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake Vol 1 - Soul Jazz CD
Really good to see Soul Jazz moving away from various artists sets. With so many great artists on Studio One - you don't really need to compile V/A. In fact a sustained release program of artist based albums would be good for Studio One. When it comes to the Sound Dimension, like all the bands at Studio One - working out the line up's is pure guess work most of the time. Yes Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedic Brooks, Vin Gordon, Don D Jnr, Ernest Ranglin, and Leroy Wallace were in the Sound Dimension - but so were other notable players. Hopefully they are named in the sleevenotes. The 16 tracks on offer here, are truly wild. Some of the best reggae made at Brentford Road. Its as simple as that. All in all this is probably the best Studio One/Soul Jazz set. And that is no disrespect to the other fine sets on the label!