Various Artists

Body Beat: Soca-Dub and Electronic Calypso (1979-98)

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Soca was originally a re-invention of Calypso music; a genre that in the 1970s was fast becoming usurped around the Caribbean by Jamaican reggae and American soul, funk and later disco. The originator of soca (or sokah as he called it), the calypsonian Lord Shorty, began experimenting and modernising on the formulation of calypso in the early 1970s. His first album featured a strong emphasis on East African rhythms and a punchier recording style that emphasised the beat, and introduced arrangements that often owed as much to American funk and soul as to calypso. Here we have 17 tracks of fine authentic Soca as selected by Soundway Records label founder Miles Cleret and DJ/collector Jeremy Spellacey.
Disc 1:

Cito Jarvis - Fighting Soldier

Roger Bain - Stand Up & Rock Your Body (Instrumental)

*D* Ivan - Fire (Extended Dub Edit)

Bill Campbell - Body Beat

Brother Resistance - Move It (Version)

Adonijah - It’s Alright

Disc 2:

Peter Britto - I Want Your Love

Juno D - Hotter And Hotter (Dub Edit)

Colin Jackman - D’Jab Jab Dance (Bad Lad Mix)

Levi John - S-O-C-A

Spiking - Liberation Train

Disc 3:

Mohjah - Zion Gates (Dub)

Andre Tanker - Wild Indian Band

Touch - Touch Music (Edit)

D’ Rebel Band - Solid

The Millers - Last Days

Chocolate Affaire - Jump To Calypso