Various artists album review
Roots Of Reggae Vol. 3
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 4|
Part three in the series "Roots Of Reggae" on the Music Club label brings another 20 classic recordings from the heydays of ska, rocksteady and early reggae. This varied selection - drawn from the vaults of Trojan Records - includes some fine contributions from great Jamaican artists like Bob Marley & The Wailers, Alton Ellis, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Perry, The Maytals and Augustus Pablo, whose efforts throughout their musical career not only had a serious impact in Jamaica but also far beyond.
Best tracks include the three early Bob Marley & The Wailers cuts, The Ethiopians' immortal The Whip and Alton Ellis' Rock Steady. This nice compilation set collects some fine moments from Jamaica's musical history and can be a welcome supplement to one's reggae collection.
Teacher & Mr. T.