Label: Going For A Song - GFS03190 • Format: Box Set 3x, CD Compilation • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae, Reggae-Pop, Ska, Lovers Rock
Given the predominance of Rastafarian themes during reggae's golden era in the s, it's easy to forget that the Rasta themes of spiritual uplift and social rebellion came to the fore relatively late in that music's development. Reggae started out as ska, a galloping party music that was characterized by songs primarily devoted to the joy of romance and the pleasures of the dance.
But when Rastafarianism hit, it hit hard; by the mid-'70s the music and the religion were all but inseparable in the eyes of the general public. The Trojan catalog being what it is, there are some fine obscurities here as well, including Anthony Johnson 's "Dread Locks" and several impressive tracks by the little-known singer Pancho Alphonso. The no-frills packaging and midline pricing make this an especially attractive collection for anyone in need of a good introduction to this important period in reggae history.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy 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. Release Date October 17, Genre Reggae.
Styles Dancehall Political Reggae. Dreamy Sentimental. Track Listing - Disc 1. False Leaders. Ronnie Davis. Tired of the System. Winston Jarrett. Don Carlos. Jah Jah Rain a Fall. Michael Prophet. Rivers of Babylon. Oh Oh Natty Dread. Mike Brooks. Save Us Jah. Free up Rivers Of Babylon - Various - Reggae Collection (Box Set). Al Campbell.
Free Speech and Movement. Nyah Bingi. Jimmy Riley. Press Along Rivers Of Babylon - Various - Reggae Collection (Box Set). Cornell Campbell. Never Give up in a Babylon. Pancho Alphonso. Hold on to Jah. Reggae George. Going the Wrong Way. Got to Go Home. A Yah We Deh. Barrington Levy. Track Listing - Disc 2. The People Got to Know. Sugar Minott.
Give Thanks. Jah Jah Give Us Love. Natty Roots Man. Barry Brown. Have Faith in Jah. Michael Palmer. If I Were You. Roy Cousins. This Is a True True Love. Jah Jah Love Everybody. Jah Love. Michael Haynes. Praise the Name of Jah. Watches over You. Jah Praise. The Maytones. Give Thanks and Praise. So Many Things. Peace and Love. Track Enes Bašić - Napraviću Lom - Disc 3.
The Moment of Truth. Jah Oh Jah. The Viceroys. Throw Down Your Arms. Neveer Get to Zion. Fight Against Corruption. Enter the Kingdom of Zion. Lead Us Jah Jah. Hard Headed Isrealites. Wicked a Go Feel It Now. Evil Doers. Jah Jah Fire.
Who Can't Hear Will Feel. Mash Down Babylon. Armagideon Time. Free up Rasta Al Campbell. Nyah Bingi Jimmy Riley. Press Along Natty Al Campbell. Going the Wrong Way Al Campbell. Got to Go Home Mike Brooks. Jah Love Michael Haynes. So Many Things Sugar Minott. Peace and Love Roy Cousins. The Moment of Truth Al Rivers Of Babylon - Various - Reggae Collection (Box Set). Fight Against Corruption Al Die 3 Tornados - Tornados A Gogo.
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