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“The Roots Of Reggae (2017 Edition - Cd A”

MOLL16CD scanZoom inLabelMoll- Selekta
Cat. No.MOLL16CD
FormatEXCL1CDA
Orders fromFri, 12 May 2017
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Brand New 2017 Edition - finally available again on this CD and alternatively on 2LP Vinyl for the First time (moll16lp). The legendary movie soundstrack based out of Kingston, Jamaica in April 2008, telling the story of the original vocalists and musicians involved. The sixteenth release on the Moll-Selekta label shares its title with a wonderful film, a heartwarming homage to the golden age of rocksteady. It documents the recordings being made for this very album at the Tuff Gong studios, Kingston, Jamaica in April 2008, telling the story of the original vocalists and musicians involved. Excerpts from an all star reunion concert staged in Kingston and older archive material complete the picture. Never before in the history of Jamaica, which already occupies a unique place on the world map of song, its sound embraced by western popular music, has such an illustrious collection of singers and players been assembled. The album showcases 15 rocksteady classics in sparkling, deeply inspired new versions, recorded in the studio which also played host to album sessions of a certain Bob Marley. Under the musical direction of Ernest Ranglin, a guitarist of considerable renown not only on the reggae circuit, but also on the jazz scene, mixed by legendary engineer Errol Brown - in Duke Reid’s employ at the Treasure Isle studio in the sixties - and freshly arranged by Lynn Taitt. Tracklisting: 1. leroy sibbles - rocksteady , 2. hopeton lewis - sounds & pressure , 3. judy mowatt - silent river runs deep , 4. u-roy - stop that train , 5. ken boothe - freedom street , 6. derrick morgan - tougher than tough , 7. dawn penn - you dont love me , 8. stranger cole feat. gladstone - love me today , 9. hopeton lewis - rivers of babylon , 10. ken boothe - shanty town , 11. marcia griffiths - tide is high 12. leroy sibbles - equal rights , 13. derrick morgan - conquering ruler , 14. hopeton lewis - take it easy , 15. lynn taitt - bog walk

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