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Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae

Label: Moll-Selekta
Released: 2009
Track listing: People Rocksteady; Sounds & Pressure; Silent River Runs Deep; Stop That Train; Freedom Street; Tougher Than Tough; You Don't Love Me (No No No); Love Me Today; Rivers Of Babylon; Shanty Town (007); Tide Is High; Equal Rights; Conquering Ruler; Take It Easy; Bog Walk.

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Various Artists: Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae

Read "Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae" reviewed by Chris May


The lovingly conceived, brilliantly executed, multi-platform Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae aims to achieve the same sort of museum piece-to-modernity transformation for Jamaican rocksteady that Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit, 1996) created for Cuban music of an earlier era. As with Buena Vista, there's a CD, a movie and a package tour. The CD features ...

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Rich Man Poor Man 1978-80

Label: Moll-Selekta
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Fire Fire, 2. We Nuh Run, 3. Jah Jah Guide Them, 4. Pass Up The Chalice, 5. If You Don't Have Money, 6. I'm Moving On, 7. Funeral, 8. Separation, 9. Bad Girl, 10. Free Up The Dread, 11. Fight Against You, 12. Just Can't Stop Us, 13. Rich Man Poor Man, 14. Rich Man Poor Man Dub.

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Barry Brown: Rich Man Poor Man 1978-80

Read "Rich Man Poor Man 1978-80" reviewed by AAJ Staff


During its roots heyday in the '70s, Jamaican reggae was a virtual zoo of vocalists, musicians, and producers. The incestuous relationships these hundreds of artists maintained make it even more difficult to sort out their individual contributions today. To make it big in those days, all you had to do was find yourself a sound system ...

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The Roots of Dub/Dub from the Roots

Label: Moll-Selekta
Released: 2003
Track listing: Disc 1: 1 - Natty Dub 2 - Dub Magnificent 3 - A First Class Dub 4 - The Stepping Dub 5 - Rude Boy Dub 6 - A Closer Dub 7 - Roots Of Dub 8 - Dub You Can Feel 9 - Loving Dub 10 - The Immortal Dub 11 - Dread Locks Dub 12 - Rocking Dub
Disc 2: 1 - Dub From The Roots 2 - Iyahta 3 - Mine Field 4 - Hijack The Barber 5 - African Roots 6 - Double Cross 7 - East Of (Arrows HiFi) 8 - Invasion 9 - Dub Of A Woman 10 - Dub On My Mind 11 - Stealing 12 - Dub Experience 13 - Declaration Of Dub 14 - ATruthful Dub

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King Tubby: The Roots of Dub/Dub from the Roots

Read "The Roots of Dub/Dub from the Roots" reviewed by AAJ Staff


If you want to know where hip-hop came from, you can't ignore dub. If you want to check out early rap, you better be aware of toasting. All of those genres are products of the ghetto, inseparably tagged to the African diaspora. (Like most inventions of American popular music, as this blues/jazz/funk/hip-hop lover can readily attest.)


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