Many Moods of Moses

Many Moods of Moses is the eighth studio album by Beenie Man.

Many Moods of Moses
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 9, 1997 (1997-12-09)
Recorded1995–1997
GenreReggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Folk music
Length64:29
LabelVP Records, Slammin' Vinyl
ProducerBeenie Man, Sly Dunbar, Jeremy Harding, Anthony Kelly, Ralston McKenzie, Buju Banton, Bob Patin, Patrick Roberts, Robbie Shakespeare, The Shocking Vibes Crew, Handel Tucker, Lloyd Willis
Beenie Man chronology
Maestro
(1996)
Many Moods of Moses
(1997)
Ruff 'N' Tuff
(1999)
Singles from Many Moods of Moses
  1. "Who Am I (Sim Simma)"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

The album was nominated for a Grammy Award and includes the hit singles "Who Am I", "Oysters & Conch" and "Foundation".[2]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Foundation" (Introlude, ft Taxi Gang)5:24
2."Who Am I (Sim Simma)"3:16
3."Monster Look"3:58
4."Ain't Gonna Figure It Yet"3:19
5."Woman a Sample" (ft. Buju Banton)3:56
6."Haven on Earth" (ft. Arp)4:53
7."Oysters & Conch" (samples Google, by Tanya Stephens)3:17
8."So Hot" (ft. Lady Saw)3:37
9."Have You Ever" (ft. Little Kirk)4:00
10."Got to Be There"4:27
11."Bad Man"3:46
12."Steve Biko"4:12
13."Long Road"4:03
14."Sincerely"4:14
15."Miss You" (ft. Arp)4:18
16."Bad Mind Is Active (My Prerogative)"3:49

Personnel

  • Arp - Performer, Primary Artist, Vocals (Background)
  • Buju Banton - Arranger, Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist, Composer, Producer
  • Beenie Man - Arranger, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Jason Bloomfield - Engineer
  • Mark "Stumpy" Brown - Engineer
  • Leroy Champaign - Artwork, Design, Layout Design
  • Joel Chin - Mastering
  • David Cole - Composer
  • Ansel Collins - Composer
  • Marlon Cooke - Assistant Engineer, Engineer
  • Michael Cooper - Engineer
  • Moses Davis - Arranger, Composer
  • Sly Dunbar - Arranger, Composer, Guest Artist, Producer
  • 56 Crew - Vocals (Background)
  • Dean Fraser - Composer, Guest Artist
  • Jason Frater - Illustrations
  • Ernie Freeman - Composer
  • Marie Twiggi Gittens - Vocals (Background)
  • James Goring - Stylist
  • Prilly Hamilton - Vocals (Background)
  • Jeremy Harding - Composer, Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Brendan Harkin - Engineer, Mixing
  • Hoot Hester - Composer
  • Michelle Jackson - Vocals (Background)
  • Brian Jahn - Photography
  • Anthony Kelly - Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Lady Saw - Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist, Vocals (Background)
  • Raymond Ledgister - Assistant Engineer, Engineer
  • Little Kirk - Performer, Primary Artist, Vocals (Background)
  • J.C. Lodge - Guest Artist, Vocals (Background)
  • Steven "Lenky" Marsden - Composer
  • Danny Marshall - Composer
  • Kerry Marx - Composer
  • Garfield McDonald - Engineer, Mixing
  • Clyde McKenzie - Art Direction, Design
  • Ralston McKenzie - Production Assistant
  • Michael Mendez - Vocals (Background)
  • Dean Mundy - Assistant Engineer, Composer, Editing, Engineer
  • Hugh Palmer - Engineer, Mixing
  • Bob Patin - Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger - Engineer, Mixing
  • Patrick Roberts - Compilation Producer, Executive Producer
  • David Sanguinetti - Project Coordinator
  • Robbie Shakespeare - Arranger, Composer, Guest Artist, Producer
  • Paul Shields - Mastering
  • The Shocking Vibes Crew - Arranger, Group, Producer, Project Coordinator
  • Milton Sledge - Composer
  • Steven Stanley - Mixing
  • Maxine Stowe - Liner Notes
  • Taxi Gang - Group, Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
  • Andrew Thomas - Composer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Handel Tucker - Arranger, Composer, Mixing, Producer
  • Nicola Tucker - Vocals (Background)
  • Paul Tyrell - Production Assistant
  • Tommy White - Composer
  • Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis - Arranger, Composer, Producer
  • Collin "Bulbie" York - Mixing

[3]

Chart History

  • Billboard 200 Top Reggae albums - 1[4]
  • Billboard 200 - 151
  • Heatseakers - 5
  • Top R&B albums - 35

Singles

Who Am I (Sim Simma)

[5]

Reception

AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars and a positive review saying that:

Beenie Man along with executive producer Patrick Roberts no longer felt the need to overwhelm audiences with a smorgasbord of sound, and thus Many Moods of Moses is a more coherent set than its predecessor"
"Most girls would be a bit wary when the DJ declares his love on "Sincerely," but with the backing's insistent nyahbinghi beats, the lovely choral harmonies, and Beenie's hypnotic performance, it's hard not to fall under his spell

AllMusic

[1] City Pages also gave a positive review, saying of the album:

Meet Moses Davis--a.k.a. Beenie Man--and check the many moods he explores on his fourth and most prominent U.S. release. Having started at 8 years old (thus earning a nickname that means "little man"), Beenie's a dancehall veteran at age 24" "True to its name, Many Moods dabbles in various styles, yet it succeeds consistently at working new sounds into dancehall's framework. Beenie Man expands dancehall's vocabulary far enough to leave stretch marks

[6]

References

  1. "Many Moods of Moses [VP/Slammin' Vinyl] - Beenie Man | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  2. Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (1999) Reggae: 100 Essential CDs, Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-567-4, p. 19-20
  3. "Many Moods of Moses [VP/Slammin' Vinyl] - Beenie Man | Credits | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  4. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–40. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  5. "Many Moods of Moses [VP/Slammin' Vinyl] - Beenie Man | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  6. "Beenie Man: Many Moods of Moses | City Pages". citypages.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
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