Shabba Ranks Shabba Ranks And Friends
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- Released: January 26, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sony Music MOD
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Mr. Loverman - Chevelle Franklin, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Slow and Sexy - Johnny Gill, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Housecall [The Morales Remix] - Maxi Priest, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Jam [The Bridge Remix] - KRS-One, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Shine Eye Gal - Shabba Ranks, Mykal Rose
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Telephone Love - J.C. Lodge, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Mr. G - Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Pirates' Anthem - Coco Tea, Home T, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Universal Love - Ky-Mani, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Ice Cream Love - Patra, Shabba Ranks
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Two Breddrens - Chubb Rock, Shabba Ranks
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Personnel: Shabba Ranks, Chevelle Franklin, Patra, J.C. Lodge, Johnny Gill, Maxi Priest, Mykal Rose, Ky-Mani, Cocoa Tea, Home T (vocals); Chubb Rock, KRS One (rap vocals); Brian Thompson, Patrick Morrison, Anthony Hawthorne, Brian Gold, Roy Jobe, Tony Gold (background vocals); Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis, Tony Anderson, Mikey Spence, Chris Garvey, Leroy Roman, Courtland White, Nigel Staff.
Producers include: Mikey Bennett, Clifton Dillon, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, KRS One.
Engineers include: Steve Hodge, Jerry Comito, Roy Jobe.
Personnel: Chevelle Franklin, Anthony Hawthorne, Brian Thompson, Roy Jobe, Tony Gold, Brian & Tony Gold (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Roy Jobe; Clifton Dillon; Willie Lindo.
Audio Remixers: David Morales ; Clifton Dillon; Tony Kelly.
Recording information: Flyte Tyme Studios, Minneapolis, MN; Mixing Lab Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Penthouse, Music Works, Jamaica; Power.
Illustrator: David Ellis.
Photographer: Butch BelAir.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Patrick Morrison; Tony Anderson ; Chris Garvey; Courtland Gizmo Whyte; Mickey Spence; Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis; Robbie Shakespeare; Nigel Staff.
Arrangers: Clifton Dillon; Mikey Bennett; Sly Dunbar.
With the exception of Bob Marley, probably no other artist catapulted reggae music to the commercial status that it's enjoyed more than Shabba Ranks. During his reign in the first half of the '90s Shabba's form of reggae music (dancehall) dominated radio and clubs, and he was the yardstick that a lot of dancehall artists measured themselves by in terms of attaining commercial success.
After being out of the limelight for the latter half of the 90's Shabba returned with SHABBA AND FRIENDS, the equivalent of a greatest hits album. With cuts like "House Call" (w/Maxi Priest), "Mr. Loverman," "The Jam" (remixed with KRS One) and "Telephone Love," Shabba reminds the forgetful what it was that made him so successful. He also includes two new cuts, but it's the older songs that will keep you coming back to this album.