Yellow Fever: A History of Dancehall's Original Ruler


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Yellow Fever: A History of Dancehall's Original Ruler Review

by David Jeffries

For every ten or so fantastic compilations that have come out of the Sanctuary/Trojan relationship, there's a frustratingly misleading one like this. Besides sharing the name of one of Yellowman's great full-lengths, Yellow Fever tries to pass itself off as a "history of dancehall's original ruler." If you just consider the highly informative booklet, it is. On the other hand, the track selection is unexplainable. A couple forgotten greats ("Donkey Want Water" and "Weed Dem") are here, as is the great "Yellow Like Cheese" hit, but the amount of career-defining hits you're missing is incredible. The sound quality and time periods jump all over, and when Yellowman's cute but disposable take on "Blueberry Hill" is a highlight, you know you're in trouble. Give this compilation to a Yellowman novice, and he'll think the man is pleasant and fun. Yellowman is so much more than that, and there are plenty of other compilations that do his career justice.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Yellowman 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
2 Yellowman 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
3 Yellowman 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
4 Yellowman 04:03 SpotifyAmazon
5 Yellowman 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
6 Yellowman 03:36 SpotifyAmazon
7 Yellowman 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
8 Yellowman 04:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 Yellowman 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
10 Yellowman 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
11 Yellowman 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
12 Yellowman 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
13 Yellowman 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
14 Yellowman 03:48 SpotifyAmazon
15 Yellowman feat: Beenie Man 03:55 SpotifyAmazon
16 Yellowman feat: Frankie Paul 04:03 SpotifyAmazon
17 Yellowman 03:58 SpotifyAmazon
18 Yellowman feat: George Nooks 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
19 Yellowman feat: Ce'cile 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
20 Yellowman feat: Anthony B 03:57 SpotifyAmazon
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