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Ranking Dread

Girls Fiesta

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Released: 24th Feb 2014


girls fiesta is ranking dread’s first album, originally released in 1978 & contains some tough linval thompson rhythms.

ranking dread was as much of a myth & enigma as he was a music man & badman. but today he remains the connoisseur’s dee jay, admired for his slick style & delivery. on ‘girls fiesta’ his toasting is matched up with linval thompson's production work & results in a dj album that belongs beside i-roy, big youth, & tapper zukie. ranking dread gets some of the best rhythms to work with & takes advantage of it. he rhymes smoothly about rasta values & consciousness. thompson's production takes ranking dread's style & gives it a dubbed-up treatment echoing his vocals & tweaking the rhythm tracks to get the most out of the session. ranking dread versions thompson's "i love marijuana" & many of the late '70s' biggest rhythms.

Girls Fiesta


  1. God Blessed Children
  2. Natty Dread Is A Struggler
  3. Poor Man
  4. Girls Fiesta
  5. Africa
  6. Natty On The Rock / Death Trap
  7. Sister Lorna
  8. Kilburn Lane
  9. Marijuana Soul
  10. Ranking Ting