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Jammys From The Roots (1977-1985)


Download links and information about Jammys From The Roots (1977-1985). This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Reggae genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 02:03:44 minutes.

Release date: 2010
Genre: Reggae
Tracks: 32
Duration: 02:03:44
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No. Title Length
1. Fally Ranking (Johnny Osbourne) 3:49
2. Tonight Is The Night To Unite (Black Uhuru) 3:06
3. Give The People What They Want (Sugar Minott) 3:45
4. Conscience Speaks (Black Crucial) 3:34
5. Jah Ovah (Johnny Osbourne) 4:09
6. Youth Man (Noel Phillips) 3:22
7. Please Officer (Earl Zero) 7:06
8. Pablo In Moonlight City (Augustus Pablo) 7:02
9. Love Tickes Like Magic (Junior Delgado) 2:44
10. Jah Will Be Burning (Hugh Mundell) 4:12
11. It A Go Dread (Barry Brown) 4:40
12. Time Is A Moment In Space (Wayne Smith) 3:13
13. Jah Gave Us This World (The Travellers) 2:33
14. Natty Dread At The Controls (U Black) 3:14
15. Name Of The Game (The Fantails) 2:52
16. What A Great Day (Lacksley Castell) 9:03
17. Mr. Marshall (Johnny Osbourne) 3:46
18. Life Hard A Yard (Natural Vibes) 3:24
19. Last Train To Africa (Prince Alla) 3:37
20. Collie George (Frankie Jones) 3:39
21. Willow Tree (Black Uhuru) 2:57
22. Jah Do Love Us (The Jays) 3:35
23. Higgler Move (Junior Reid) 3:35
24. Liberation (Junior Delgado) 3:41
25. One Big Ghetto (Half Pint) 3:12
26. Foreign Mind (Frankie Paul) 3:42
27. Africa We Want To Go (Dennis Brown) 3:09
28. Children Of Israel (Frankie Paul) 3:51
29. Boom-Shack-A-Lack (Junior Reid) 3:33
30. Mr. Landlord (Half Pint) 2:59
31. Do Good (Frankie Paul) 3:17
32. They Fight I (Dennis Brown) 3:23



Skilled producer and sound engineer Lloyd “Jammy” James had been involved in the Jamaican recording scene since the late ‘60s, when he headed up his own sound system and picked up work around Kingston building speaker systems and performing repairs for rival soundmen. He didn’t truly come into his own until the late ‘70s, when—after serving an apprenticeship with King Tubby—he established his own label, Jammy’s. The work he produced during this period for artists like Johnny Osbourne, Earl Zero, Lacksley Castell, and others changed the face of Jamaican music. Jammy’s spare, crisp production style swept aside the murky psychedelia of the roots era and replaced it with minimal, percussive rhythms that paved the way for dancehall in the mid-‘80s. Jammy’s from the Roots is an intelligently curated compilation that collects 32 of Jammy’s most vital productions from this era. It opens with "Fally Ranking"—Johnny Osbourne’s ferocious indictment of gang-related violence—and never lets up in intensity. Standouts include Noel Phillips’ relentless “Youth Man” and Dennis Brown’s “They Fight I.”