Various artists album review
Roots! Rockers! Reggae!
Four CD Box Set
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3/4||Backing : 3/4||Production : 3||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 3|
This 4 CD box gathers all styles of reggae music from the seventies up to the first half of the nineties. Whether it is roots reggae music, lovers rock, pop-oriented reggae or dancehall, it's all part of this varied compilation set. Some of the finest hit tunes delivered by well known artists from Jamaica and the U.K. are included here, but besides that lesser known songs and artists are represented as well. Amongst the tracks are some much sought after tunes like The Slickers' Johnny Too Bad, In Crowd's Back A Yard, Fil Callendar's Island Music and Sophia George's It Burn Mi Belly. Furthermore you'll also find some updated versions of songs done by the original artists themselves like e.g. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes' If It Is Fire You Want and The Pioneers' Long Shot Kick De Bucket. Not every tune is a winner and the sound quality is not all it could be on some tracks, but there's enough to enjoy which makes this a nice compilation box set after all.
Teacher & Mr. T.