Byron Lee

Reggae and Ska Twin Pack: Byron Lee and Mighty Sparrow/Black Uhuru

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Throughout 2001 and 2002, the Dressed to Kill label issued a series of reggae compilations under the generic Reggae and Ska Twin Pack banner. These sets bundled together budget-level compilations of two artists, and sold them for the price of one. While these quick-and-cheap overviews of the respective artists are a decent way to check out reggae legends, there is just no escaping the fact that they are, well, quick and cheap. You get what you pay for. The packaging is hideous -- each installment is a real eye sore -- and all of these artists have better points of entry available. If in need of a quick fix, these'll do. Otherwise, stay away. This set spotlights Byron Lee & Mighty Sparrow and Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie. Lee's disc includes "Walk Away," "Sandra," "Make the World Go Away," and "More and More Amour." On Black Uhuru's disc: "Firehouse Special," "His Imperial Majesty," "Soundman Style," and "Weeping Willow" are featured.

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