Various artists album review
Roots Of Reggae Vol. 2
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 4|
Part two in the series "Roots Of Reggae" is a fine compilation set of golden oldies, some of them still in demand today. This album captures the sounds that put Jamaica on the musical map. Ska, rocksteady, early reggae and roots reggae - the main dominating genres from the sixties to early eighties - are represented on this compilation thus reflecting that there's no one reggae, which is probably the charm of Jamaican music as there's always something to suit someone's taste.|
Songs like The Ethiopians' anthem Train To Skaville, Desmond Dekker's everlasting rude boy story and huge hit 007 (Shanty Town), Big Youth's wild version of Ray Charles' Hit The Road Jack, Niney's apocalyptical Blood And Fire and the late great saxofonist Roland Alphonso's Phoenix City are perfect examples of the broad spectrum of Jamaican sounds that provided many music lovers a good time for more than three decades !
Teacher & Mr. T.