Natty and Nice: A Reggae Christmas (1998) Some great finds here, including "Santa Claus Is Skaing to Town" by the Granville Williams Orchestra and some primo '60s-70s Jamaican soul by Alton Ellis,… Various Artists Holiday Reggae/Ska
Music Review

Natty and Nice: A Reggae Christmas (1998)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genres: Holiday, Reggae/Ska

Some great finds here, including ''Santa Claus Is Skaing to Town'' by the Granville Williams Orchestra and some primo '60s-70s Jamaican soul by Alton Ellis, the Kingstonians, and the Ethiopians. There's also a forgettable latter-day Lee Perry exercise and some lesser-known modern throwaways. Source your mix tape from Natty and Nice: A Reggae Christmas, A Yard Style Christmas, and Reggae Christmas From Studio One, and you'll be skanking big time. B

Originally posted Dec 04, 1998 Published in issue #461 Dec 04, 1998 Order article reprints