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island presents: roots

island



2cd

Released: 27th Jan 2014

£6.99

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This compilation collects 37 of the best-loved and most sought-after Roots sides of the mid-to-late seventies, all of which first saw issue outside Jamaica on the Island label.

Aside from major hits are ten tracks making their CD debut, including the long lost original version of Althea & Donna’s UK Number One, ‘Uptown Top Ranking’. By the mid-seventies, the incredible success of Island act, Bob Marley & the Wailers brought the Rastafarian faith, political wrong-doings and cultural heritage to the heart of the Reggae sound, a trend that continued until the onset of Dancehall in the early eighties.

island presents: roots

Tracklist

disc 1

  1. Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear
  2. Tired Fe Lick Weed In A Bush - Inner Circle
  3. Freedom Song Single Edit - Third World
  4. None A Jah Jah Children (No Cry) - Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus
  5. Old Marcus Garvey Single Edit - Burning Spear
  6. Going Back To Ethiopia - Righteous Foundation
  7. One Step Forward Single Edit - Romeo, Max
  8. Police & Thieves - Murvin, Junior
  9. Soldier And Police War - Jah Lion
  10. Three In One - Perry, Lee "Scratch"
  11. Fire (Is A Desire) - Hinds, Justin & the Dominoes
  12. Lion Single Edit - Burning Spear
  13. Tedious - Murvin, Junior
  14. Natty B.Sc. - Dillinger
  15. Congo Man - Congos
  16. Africa - Rico
  17. 96 Degrees In The Shade Single Edit - Third World
  18. Rastaman Shuffle - Upsetters
  19. Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
  20. Real Ranking - Trinity

Disc 2

  1. At The Feast Of Passover - Congos
  2. Soul Fire - Perry, Lee "Scratch"
  3. Forward Ever - Miller, Jacob
  4. Prodigal Son Single Edit - Steel Pulse
  5. Gold Spoon - Lawrence, Hosbah
  6. One Bird In The Hand - Hinds, Justin & the Dominoes
  7. Dubbing Is A Must - Moses, Pablo
  8. Cool Meditation Single Edit - Third World
  9. In These Times - Walker, Errol
  10. Life Is Not Easy - Meditations
  11. Roots Man Reggae - Zap Pow
  12. Sons Of Garvey - Higgs, Joe
  13. Jah Heavy Load - Ijahman
  14. Feel The Spirit - Wailing Souls
  15. Marcus Garvey's Back In Town - In Crowd
  16. We "A" Rockers - Inner Circle