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Heres a website for ya. It sells the new select cuts which contains our very own campbell brothers singing stevie wonders village ghettoland. And you don't need to read german either. Its in ENGLISH!! [img]graemlins/laff.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/laff.gif[/img]

I'm sure there are plenty more out there, and heres one I came across!!

http://www.soulseduction.com/common/...?ItemID=143376

Heres the lyrics to village ghettoland aswell, if any wants 'em.

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Village Ghettoland LYRICS

Would you like to go with me
Down my dead end street
Would you like to come with me
To Village Ghetto Land

See the people lock their doors
While robbers laugh and steal
Beggars watch and eat their meal -from garbage cans

Broken glass is everywhere
It's a bloody scene
Killing plagues the citizens
Unless they own police

Children play with rusted cars
Sores cover their hands
Politicians laugh and drink-drunk to all demands

Families buying dog food now
Starvation roams the streets
Babies die before they're born
Infected by the grief

Now some folks say that we should be
Glad for what we have
Tell me would you be happy in Village Ghetto Land

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CHERRIO!!
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And you can listen to song samples from the album aswell
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Got the cd,luv it
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Where can I get it?
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SPARKLE EYES:
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Thanks got a panic attack on, it's a must have NOW.On the case.
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SPARKLE EYES:
Thanks got a panic attack on, it's a must have NOW.On the case. <hr></blockquote>

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mi also have the cd and not only ghettoland is great
mi like to whole cd ............

Like the man who 'loved the shave so much he bought the company', Ali Campbell and Brian Travers of British Reggae band UB40
took their passion for Reggae Dancehall a step further than most by setting up a record label dedicated to producing
and promoting Jamaica's most creative and imaginative form of music. With bases in Jamaica,
the West Coast of America and of course their hometown of Birmingham, England, the labels first release, in 1998,
was a compilation entitled 'Oracabessa One' (ORACD1).
Featuring the cream of the crop of the genre, including Scare Dem Crew (made up of Elephant Man and Harry Toddler
(who appear also as solo artists), Boom Dandimite and Nitty Kutchie), Jack Radics, Monster Shack Crew
(made up of Roundhead, General B (who again appear also as solo artists) and Ghost), Mad Cobra, Tony Curtis, Lady Saw,
Mr Vegas, Don Yute, Hawkeye (a member of the Main Street Crew with Red Rat and Goofy), Crissy D & Lady G,
Culture Black and Rappa Robert. Heavy basslines were provided by Robbie Shakespeare while Danny 'Sluggy' Dowling,
with Brian's son Jamie and Ali Campbell Junior was responsible for drum programming. Dan Armstrong worked on keyboards.
Much of the mixing was done by Bertie Grant who almost 10 years earlier had worked on UB40's 'Labour Of Love II' helping to
make it their biggest selling album until 1993's 'Promises And Lies' eclipsed it. Paul Hussey and Jamaican Legends
Bulby & Fatta also mixed tracks. Production by Ali and Brian set an extremely high standard.

Several tracks from the album were released as 12" singles featuring remixes by Nu Skool Players, Shadow Snipers,
Doodle Bug and the B15 Project (who keep the family connection going as they are made up of Ali's cousin Angus 'Gussie G'
Campbell, a talented musician and producer alongside club dj and radio host Ian Wallman, both from Birmingham).
By mixing Speed Garage and Dancehall Reggae B15 created a unique sound christened SpeedHall by Ali.
Strong full lenth albums by Don Yute ('No Parental Guidance' ORACD002) and Musical Sniper
('Rough Upbringing' ORACD003) followed.

In 2001 a remarkable album was released, not on the Oracabessa label, but due in no small way to it's founders Ali and Brian.
Bristol based musicians Henry & Louis (Andy Scholes and Jack Lundie) and Rob Smith (AKA Blue & Red)
travelled to Jamaica with a mission to track down their Reggae heroes to record vocals over tracks laid down
in their Bristol studios. By pure fluke Andy met John 'Pops' Dowling at Ali Campbell's Port Maria studio
(once the property of Bob Marley). Impressed with the Bristol lads' idea Ali and Brian promised them free studio time
if they could pull it off. 2001 saw the release of 'Time Will Tell' by Henry & Louis Meet Blue & Red In Kingston 20 JA
(BSI Records BSI 024-2), a remarkable Dub/Roots album mixed entirely at Oracabessa Studios, JA.

Also in 2001 Musical Sniper joined forces with legendary London dj Tippa Irie on the album 'Divide & Rule'
(Royale Palme Records/Music Avenue). Once again there were many Oracabessa connections. Snipe's tracks were
recorded at Oracabessa Studios, Angus Campbell and Brian Travers were Executive Producers on 2 tracks,
while the B15 Project produced and mixed 2 tracks. Tippa Irie meanwhile had toured with UB40 on their
'Labour Of Love III' tour as MC for 'Oracabessa Sound' (basically a sound system showcasing Oracabessa's talents).

Five years on Oracabessa have turned full circle, releasing what will no doubt be the hottest party album of the year,
featuring 'Select Cuts' of tracks from Oracabessa One, Musical Sniper's 'Rough Upbringing' and a few surprises.

The impressive line up includes Mr Vegas who in 2001 flirted with the pop charts with the re-release of his single
'Heads High'. Rumour has it he was originally a Lovers Rock style singer but realised a talent for DJing after an accident
left him temporarily unable to fully open his jaw! His popularity in the US was confirmed earlier this year with a brief
but impressive appearance on Backstreet Boy Nick Carter's solo album.

Robert Wilson AKA Rappa Robert/Musical Sniper is probably the most accomplished performer on the album,
having been around since the late 80's. His conscious lyrics are an inspiration to all lucky enough to have heard
'Rough Upbringing', where many of the tracks on this album have been taken from. As Rappa Robert he enjoyed
considerable success in the late 80's/early 90's as part of a fast rapping duo with Tippa Lee, as singer Musical Sniper
he is set for world domination. At the time of writing Snipe is putting the final touches to a brand new album.

Elephant Man has earned himself a reputation as one of the most exciting live performers to come out of JA.
For obvious reasons to those who've seen him on stage he is known as 'The Energy God' and is also probably
the most prolific DJ on the scene, appearing on virtually every Reggae Dancehall compilation released today.
His latest critically acclaimed album 'Higher Level' was released last November by Greensleeves and features
the controversial single 'Bad Man A Bad Man' based on R. Kelly's 'The World's Greatest'.

Tony Curtis makes an impressive vocal appearance on 'Party Time'. As well as being a solo artist
he is part of the Reggae 'Super Group' LUST (made up of Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody and Curtis).

Lady Saw is widely considered the Queen Of Dancehall and has become notorious for her raw, uncensored lyrics with
the bedroom once again providing her inspiration! In 2001 she featured on UB40's single 'Since I Met You Lady'
which was taken from their 'Cover Up' album (DEPCD 19) and in November 2002 enjoyed a worldwide hit with No Doubt on
their track 'Underneath It All'.

Since releasing 'No Parental Guidance', the 'Golden Child' Don Yute has been busy producing for the likes of Spragga Benz,
Anthony B and General Degree and recording the album 'Adrenalin', released last summer on the Century Vista label.

The most well known track on this album is 'Girls Like Us' by Crissy D and Lady G which was a huge hit in the UK
and earned a nomination in the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards (Dance Category). It wasn't the first time the girls
have dueted. Back in 1997 they worked together on 'Provide The Wine'. Both the girls have been around for many years
without ever receiving the 'props' they deserve. 'Girls Like Us' went some way to redressing the balance.

Ali Campbell himself appears alongside brothers Robin (a fellow UB40 band member) and Duncan on a track they used to
sing together as kids, Stevie Wonders 'Village Ghettoland'. In the 80's they performed it a cappella as part
of a TV Documentary about UB40, the Oracabessa Allstars have added a smooth Reggae backing to those vocals to
incredible effect.

In short, the album you are holding is something special. It's a compilation of exciting, superbly produced tracks,
by some of Dancehall Reggae's premier artists. It is also great to dance to ....

Tracklisting:
CD 1

1. Elephant Man - Run Lef Dem Drawers (Bulby & Fatta's Mixing Lab vibe) 4:05
2. Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us (Oracabessa Remix) 3:58
3. Lady Saw - Freak Break (Scratch Fever Mix B-15) 5:26
4. Musical Sniper - Party Tonight (Nu Skool Players Remix) 6:41
5. Culture Black - Under my Guiness (Dub) 5:12
6. Nu Skool Players - Double Rum 4:39
7. Mr. Vegas - Western End (B-15 Remix) 3:16
8. Don Yute - Jonkonoo Twist (Nu Skool Players Remix) 6:27
9. Rappa Robert - Paradise Syndrome 4:38
10. Tony Curtis - Party Time (Ali Campbell/Brian Travers Mix) 5:37
11. Campbell Brothers feat. Oracabessa Allstars - Village Ghettoland 4:49
12. Rappa Robert - No Joking Thing 4:05
13. Rappa Robert - Peace In The Dance (King Louis Dub) 5:14
14. Rappa Robert - Downhearted People (dub) 4:33

CD 2

1. Tony Curtis - Party Time (Nu Skool Players Remix) 5:52
2. Mr.Vegas - Western End (B-15´s Ju Ju Dub) 5:33
3. Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us (B-15 Remix) 5:55
4. Culture Black - 2 Mill US ( B15 Dub) 5:57
5. Rappa Robert - Paradise (dub) 4:25
6. Don Yute - Bounce Ya Head Back (Nu Skool Players Remix) 5:45
7. Musical Sniper - Peace In The Dance (Nu Skool Players Remix) 5:58
8. Elephant Man - Run Lef Dem Drawers (Nu Skool Players Remix) 5:39
9. Rappa Robert - Rough Up Dub 4:33
10. Rappa Robert - Downhearted People (2 dub) 5:17
11. Musical Sniper - Peace In The Dance (Vocals) 4:05
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just for your info B15 Project left Oracabessa Records after their success with GIRLS LIKE US. They joined the Relentless label from London who had bigger means of promoting the band. B15 did release 2 or 3 singles on Relentless. One being a remix of Lady Saw's FREAKBREAK. Haven't heard anything on the band B15 for a few years. Does anyone else know what happened with them?

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><hr> 9. Rappa Robert - Paradise Syndrome 4:38 <hr></blockquote>

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