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the midlands roots explosion volume 1

reggae archive


Released: 29th Jun 2015


2lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 29th Jun 2015


Birmingham may be England's second city but when it comes to reggae music, there are plenty of reasons for it to claim first place.

the success of ub40, steel pulse and musical youth speaks for itself, but this fascinating set shines the spotlight on some of the lesser known acts that spent years performing and recording without achieving those levels of success. kicking off with the very scarce 'Kibudu - Mansatta - Abuku', steel pulse's 1976 debut,  the set also includes tunes from hugely successful live act Capital Letters and alternative poet laureate Benjamin Zephaniah.

the midlands roots explosion volume 1