This originally ran in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1992.
The title of this brand new release, "Dancehall
Superhits," is indicative of its contents. The 11 tracks (5
of which are 12-inch mixes) are truly "superhits," and
provide over 50 minutes of dynamic dancehall reggae from the
stable of Pow Wow records.
Shabba Ranks, Yellowman, Papa San, and Tony Rebel are
just a few of the showcased artists. Rebel's "Fresh
Vegetable," (followed on the same rhythm by Beres Hammond's
"Tempted To Touch," here entitled "Love Me Have Fi Get" with
Cutty Ranks) are two examples of the high quality of this
Other highlights include the extended versions of
Pinchers' smash hit, "Bandelero," J.C. Lodge's "Selfish
Lover," and Shabba's "Mr. Loverman." You'll also find
"Hypocrites" by Michael Prophet with Daddy Freddy, and "John
Law" by the trio of Freddie McGregor, Ninjaman, and Gregory
The selection on "Dancehall Superhits" is exceptional,
making this compilation a worthwile addition for the novice,
as well as more experienced, reggae listener.
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