RAS 3258 - In Stores Now
PRODUCER: REAL AUTHENTIC SOUND, INC
PRODUCED BY DOCTOR DREAD.
Recorded at Anchor Recording in Kingston, Jamaica
Recording Engineers: Mark, A. Chemist, David Rowe, Paul, and Dr.
Mixed at LION and FOX Recording Studios in Washington, USA
Jim Fox, engineer
Except for "Hakuna Matata": Recorded and Mixed at
Aytonbridge Recording Studio
Recorded by: Carl "Bridge" Ayton and Leebert "Gibby"
Mixed by Chris Daley
Date : Feb. 27, 2001
Post News Paper
Feature Article: Sunday, March 11, 2001
to the wonderful world where the infectious rhythms of reggae come
together with the marvelous melodies of Walt Disney movie favorites.
Following in the tradition of our previous "Reggae For Kids"
enormously successful recordings, RAS Records has again assembled
Jamaicaís finest musicians and vocalists to bring you a unique
interpretation of the Disney songs we all know and love. We know youíll
enjoy these magical gems and delight in the joy it will bring to you
and yours. Happy listening.
And The Beast
Got A Friend In
Of The Wind
A Small World
I See An Elephant Fly
You Wish Upon a Star
Afraid Of The Big Bad
You Feel The Love Tonight?
McGregor & Marcia
You Wish Upon a Star
A big special thanks to the following musicians:
Drums: Carl Ayton (except on "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
drums: Prince Aubrey Manning)
Bass guitar: Errol "Flabba" Holt
Rhythm guitar: Leebert "Gibby" Morrison
Lead guitar: Dwight Pinkney
Keyboards: Richard "T-Birdd" Johnson
Percussion and hand drumming: Bongo Herman and Sky Juice
Keyboard overdubs: Robbie Lyn
Saxophone: Dean Fraser
Background vocal on "Itís A Small World": Lisa Mila
A big special thanks on "Hakuna Matata" to:
Produced by Neville Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer)
Drums: Carl Ayton
Guitars: Dwight Pinkney and Leebert "Gibby" Morrison
Keyboards: Charmaine Bowen
Guest vocals: Charmaine Bowen
Saxophone: Dean Fraser
An original member of The Wailers, Bunny Wailer is the only surviving
member of the Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer trio. Having
grown up with Bob Marley, Bunny has always maintained a strong Wailer
vibe. A prolific solo career following his many years with the Wailers
and his three Grammy Awards make him a reggae legend. In 1992, the
Queen of England bestowed the Order of Distinction on him. A brilliant
songwriter and entertainer, Bunny continues to treat his fans to great
new music year in and out.
Marcia Griffiths was an original I-Three and sang background vocals
with Bob Marley and The Wailers throughout his career. Touring the
world over, Marcia and the I-Threes were an integral part of the
Wailersís sound. She has had many successes as a solo artist,
including early recording for Studio One and the enormous crossover
dance hit "Electric Boogie." Currently, Marcia tours with
the Wailers band and records for a variety of producers in Jamaica.
Don Carlos was an original member of Black Uhuru. From the Waterhouse
area of Kingston, Don Carlos has always maintained a close connection
with his roots in Jamaica. In the mid-eighties, during the height of
the "rockers" explosion in Jamaica, Don became Jamaicaís
most in-demand vocalist. With a massive following in Africa, Don has
won the hearts of the people there who love his roots style of
singing. During the 1990ís, Don regrouped with Duckie Simpson and
Garth Dennis to record and tour again as Black Uhuruís lead singer.
He is currently singing solo again pursuing new frontiers in reggae.
Yami Bolo is a well-respected, up and coming singer from Kingston who
has stuck to the more progressive and conscious side of reggae. After
reaching great sales in Japan, Yami has been concentrating on
establishing his Yam Euphony label in Jamaica. His distinctive vocal
style has earned him a large fan base the world over.
JC Lodge has won numerous awards in Jamaica and America as the top
female vocalist from Jamaica. Early in her career she had a big hit in
Europe with the Charley pride song "Someone Loves You
Honey." Later she scored big again in America with
"Telephone Love." Having recorded numerous CDs for the RAS
label, JC continues to record in Jamaica as a background vocalist and
produces childrenís records for her own label there.
Tony Rebel scored a massive hit in the reggae world in 1998 with the
song "If Jah." This became the theme song for the Jamaican
World Cup soccer team, The Reggae Boyz. A reggae anthem adored the
world over, "If Jah" is considered to be one of the most
powerful songs to come out of Jamaica in the last five years. Briefly
signed to Sony in the mid-nineties, Tony produces and records for his
Flames label in Kingston. This dancehall version of "Bare
Necessities" is sure to rock any party.
Sugar Minott started his solo career over twenty years ago with the
Studio One label. A prolific writer, Sugar is one of Jamaicaís
national treasures. A top ten hit in England for RCA with "Good
Thing Going" established Sugar in international circles in the
mid-eighties. This ska tempo version of "Itís A Small
World" is a fine example of Jamaicaís early music which
pre-dates reggae and has spawned a whole new wave of ska artists.
From the Caribbean island of Montseratt, Calypso singer Arrow scored a
major hit the world over with "Hot, Hot, Hot." This song was
also featured in the Walt Disney movie "The Little Mermaid."
Now Arrow is here again to sing "Under The Sea," another gem
from "The Little Mermaid."
Gregory Isaacs is a reggae icon. A superstar the world over, Gregory
has so many hits to his credit, his fans sing along to every song when
he performs. Songs like "Night Nurse" and "Rumors"
are some of his better known gems. He continues to release new music
and is one of reggaeís most in-demand vocalists.
Luciano is the messenger of todayís cultural vibe of Jamaica.
Possessed by God, Luciano always brings a positive feel into every
heart he comes into contact with. With numerous hits in his young
career like "Itís Me Again Jah," Luciano was signed to
Island Records and was destined to fill the void left after the
passing of Bob Marley. We are truly blessed to have him as part of
Peter Broggs is the first artist to ever record for the RAS Records
label. A humble Rastaman, Peter farms his familyís land in rural
Jamaica. With a relationship of over 20 years with RAS Records, Peter
is a natural choice for inclusion on these recordings.
Freddie McGregor has been a singer since the age of eight years old.
Having started his career with Studio One records in Jamaica, Freddie
has worked with numerous producers and has enjoyed great success in
America, England and Japan. Freddie now has a studio in Jamaica and is
very active in producing and recording for his Big Ship label.
Saxophonist extrodinaire, Dean Fraser is constantly called upon to add
saxophone to the numerous recordings being produced in Jamaica every
year. Deanís sax work has been featured on Bob Marley recordings as
well as countless other well-known Jamaican artists. A producer and
music arranger as well, this world-class musician is admired and
respected by reggae fans the world over.