Various ‎– Uptown Top Ranking

Label:
Trojan Records ‎– TJI12002
Format:
Vinyl, 12"
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Tracklist

A1 Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking
A2 The Mighty Two Calico Suit
B1 Marcia Aitken I'm Still In Love
B2 Trinity (4) Three Piece Suit

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Credits

Notes

A side originally released in 1978.
B side originally released in 1977.

A Side:
ⓟ1978
ⓒ2002

B Side:
ⓟ1977
ⓒ2002

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On a sticker): 5050159900268

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guzzer

guzzer

March 21, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Uptown Top Ranking was virtually ignored when first released; the preferred cut (on the same riddim) was Trinity's "Three Piece Suit" which was a big hit on the sound systems.

But then Mikey Dread got Althea & Donna to voice a jingle for his Dread At The Controls show then playing on JBC. Based on Uptown Top Ranking , the jingle went "Mi dolly up a JBC/ Me check Mikey Dread an 'ting". So popular was this, and so often did Mikey Dread play it, that it persuaded Joe Gibbs to release it as an A side.

The rest, as they say, is history..
manchester

manchester

September 29, 2005
edited over 3 years ago

'Uptown Top Ranking' is one of THE Reggae dancefloor party anthems of all time. Produced by the mighty Joe Gibbs, this tune has rocked dancefloors worldwide and continues to do so. It's like the equivalent of 'Rapper's Delight' for the Reggae heads. This record includes THE massive party version that all DJs play, plus some very respectable re-rubs and the original Jamaican Soul tune upon what 'Uptown Top Ranking' is based on. A fantastic twelve inch release from the Trojan brothers.