Various artists album review
Roots 'N' Culture ~ 21 Mighty Reggae Cuts
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 5|
After the music of Bob Marley & The Wailers also reached notable success by a rock-oriented audience in the mid-seventies certain U.K.-based labels attempted to follow the policy of Chris Blackwell's Island Records, the label that signed "third world's" first superstar. Richard Branson's Virgin Records was the other progressive rock record company that started to invest in Jamaican music. They licensed material from some of the main producers in that specific period - "Joe Joe" Hookim, Bunny "Striker" Lee and Prince Tony Robinson - and released it on their subsidiary label "Frontline". Thus excellent music from artists like the Mighty Diamonds, Peter Tosh, Johnny Clarke, Gregory Isaacs, U Roy and the Gladiators was brought to a wide audience in the second half of the seventies.|
Now the "Music Collection" label has gathered some of the best "roots 'n' culture" tunes and put it on this essential compilation set. One glance at the tracklisting of this twenty-one track collection should prove enough of a reminder for those who forgot just how much groundbreaking reggae music was released on Virgin's "Frontline" label.
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