Re­be­lu­tion double at top of Bill­board chart

New Buju Ban­ton EP in iTunes top 10

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - En­ter­tain­ment@glean­erjm.com

ON THE Bill­board Reg­gae Al­bums Chart for the week of Novem­ber 26, Re­be­lu­tion has done what is stan­dard for Bob Mar­ley and the Wail­ers on the iTunes reg­gae al­bums list­ing up to this morn­ing. The Amer­i­can band has the top two al­bums, Fall­ing Into Place in the pole po­si­tion and Live at Red Rocks sec­ond.

How­ever, this hap­pens at a time the ac­cus­tomed or­der of Leg­end al­bums at the apex of the iTunes chart has been bro­ken, J Boog’s new re­lease, Wash House Thing, claim­ing the num­ber one spot with the Re­mas­tered and Deluxe Leg­end al­bums in sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively.

On that list­ing, a new Buju Ban­ton EP ti­tled Buju Ban­ton Spe­cial Edi­tion (Deluxe Ver­sion) is at num­ber nine. The six songs on the col­lec­tion are Ladies Floss, Lip­stick Stain, Lonely Nights, Mr Nine, How Are We Gonna Sur­vive and Lonely Night in Dub. It is put out by FM Records LLC.

With Stick Fig­ure’s Set in Stone at num­ber three on the Bill­board chart, Bee­nie Man’s Un­stop­pable is the top Ja­maican al­bum at num­ber four, down a place from its peak po­si­tion in its fourth week on the chart. The spot Un­stop­pable now oc­cu­pies is where Stephen Mar­ley’s Rev­e­la­tion Part II: The Fruit of Life was last week. It has dropped three places to be at num­ber seven.

The Fright­nrs with, Noth­ing More to Say, has risen a notch from last week’s sixth place to com­plete the top five. Just be­hind is Shifta and Che’nelle’s EP, You & I, which has also seen a one-place im­prove­ment over last week’s stand­ing. Af­ter the Mar­ley set is Pres­sure Busspipe from the US Vir­gin Is­lands, who has had ex­ten­sive time in Ja­maica. The trav­el­ling has paid off in his Red Rose set de­but­ing at num­ber eight.

Clos­ing out the Bill­board Reg­gae Al­bums Chart top 10 is Wan­der­ing Soul (HIRIE) at nine, fol­lowed by Joss Stone’s set with im­pres­sive stamina, Wa­ter For Your Soul, which is in its 66th week on the Bill­board list­ing.

NEW RE­LEASE

On the iTunes list­ing, an­other new re­lease, Strictly The Best, Vol 54, fol­lows J Boog and the Bob Mar­ley and the Wail­ers double. How­ever, the Tuff Gong’s Gold is at num­ber five.

Best of Shaggy: The Boom­bas­tic Col­lec­tion is at num­ber six, while You and I (the Shifta and Che’nelle EP) at seven is the high­est-placed set on the iTunes reg­gae al­bums rank­ing, which also has a Bill­board pres­ence.

Strictly The Best, Vol 55 (an­other new re­lease) weighs in

at num­ber eight, while the Buju Ban­ton EP fol­lows and Re­be­lu­tion’s Fall­ing Into Place (which tops the Bill­board rank­ing) is at num­ber 10.

The three al­bums top­ping the Bill­board list are close to each other on the iTunes chart. How­ever, at num­ber 11, Stick Fig­ure’s Set in Stone gets the bet­ter of Re­be­lu­tion’s Live at Red Rocks, which is 13th, although it is sec­ond on the Bill­board rank­ing.

There is no short­age of Re­be­lu­tion al­bums on the iTunes chart, as Courage to Grow is placed 13th, Bright Side of Life (Bonus Track Ver­sion) is 35th and Count Me In, is at 37.

Gen­er­a­tions of Ja­maican pop­u­lar mu­sic and eras within dance­hall rub shoul­ders on the iTunes list. The Ul­ti­mate Col­lec­tion: Jimmy Cliff, is 15th and Ex­o­dus (Re­mas­tered) by Bob Mar­ley and the Wail­ers 16th, while Shaggy’s Hot Shot, Shabba Ranks’ Great­est Hits and Bee­nie Man’s From Kingston to King of the Dance­hall – A Col­lec­tion of Dance­hall Favourites, are at po­si­tions 19 to 21.

The ven­er­a­ble True Democ­racy (Steel Pulse) is 22nd.

Pres­sure Busspipe’s Red Rose is at num­ber 57, Al­ka­line’s New Level Un­locked at 74, King Yel­low­man (a 1983 al­bum) is at 78, gui­tarist Ernest Ran­glin’s Be­low the Bassline is at 98 and Vybz Kar­tel’s King of the Dance­hall at 99.

BUJU BAN­TON

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