Foreign Mind - Various - Jammy$ From The Roots (1977-1985)
Label: Greensleeves Records - GRE2064 • Series: Jammy$ From The Roots • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae, Dub, Roots Reggae, Dancehall
Reggae fans will hardly need to read a review of this compilation: all they'll need to see are the name "Jammy's" and the dates "," and they'll recognize this two-disc set for what it is: a collection of mostly essential reggae recordings made in the studio of King Jammyone of the music's most revered producers at the cusp of the dancehall era.
There are no digital rhythms here: although the backing tracks have that smooth, propulsive feel that all but shouts "here come the computers," they're all played on live instruments by the redoubtable High Times and Aggrovators studio bands, both of whom were rivaled only by the Roots Radics and the Soul Syndicate for the title of Best Reggae Backing Band Ever.
Interestingly, there are also almost no DJs: the vast majority of the collection's 32 tracks are by singers, who range from legendary Sugar MinottJunior ReidFrankie Paul to nearly forgotten Lacksley Castellthe Fantails. The quality of the material is, predictably enough, slightly uneven, but leans heavily toward the top-notch: "Natty Dread at the Controls" is a great performance by the underrated DJ U BlackJunior Reid 's "Higgler Move" is a stone classic unlike his much slighter "Boom-Shack-a-Lack," also includedand the Fantails' "Name of the Game" is another brilliant obscurity.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Foreign Mind - Various - Jammy$ From The Roots (1977-1985) All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae. Track Listing - Disc 1. Fally Ranking. Johnny Osbourne.
Black Uhuru. Sugar Minott. Conscience Speaks. Black Crucial. Jah Ovah. Youth Man. Noel Phillips. Please Officer. Earl Zero. Pablo In Moonlight City. Augustus Pablo. Love Tickles Like Magic. Junior Delgado. Jah Fire Will Be Burning. Hugh Mundell. It A Go Dread. Barry Brown. Wayne Smith. Jah Gave Us This World. Natty Dread Shadowside - a-ha - Foot Of The Mountain The Controls. U Black. Name Of The Game.
What A Great Day. Lacksley Castell. Track Listing - Disc 2. Life Hard A Yard. Natural Vibes. Last Train To Foreign Mind - Various - Jammy$ From The Roots (1977-1985) . Prince Alla. Collie George. Frankie Jones. Willow Tree. Jah Do Love Us. The Jays. Higgler Move.
Junior Reid. One Big Ghetto. Half Pint. Foreign Mind. Frankie Paul. Africa We Want To Go. Dennis Brown. Children Of Israel. Rat Race - Count Basie - Swinging The Blues Good. They Fight I. Youth Man N. Love Tickles Like Magic J. Last Pestilent Decay - Repulsion - Horrified To Africa K.
Collie George F. Willow Tree D. Liberation J. They Fight I D.
The Theatre Orchestra - Movie Go Round, In The Summertime - Various - Pure Reggae, Buntes Treiben (Minimal Beat Mix) - Tom Almex - Buntes Treiben EP, Make Me Feel Better - Various - Marbella Sessions 2015 (File), What Would It Be Like (A. Paul Remix Part. 2) - Paul Boex & Marco Rane - What Would It Be Like