Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music

Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music


There are lots of collections like this out there that attempt to chronicle the fascinating story of Jamaica's pop music, but what sets this four-disc, 100-track box apart is that the selections here, and much of the text and song notations (the discs come packaged as part of a book), were made by Edward Seaga. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica was a man who was as…  See more details below


There are lots of collections like this out there that attempt to chronicle the fascinating story of Jamaica's pop music, but what sets this four-disc, 100-track box apart is that the selections here, and much of the text and song notations (the discs come packaged as part of a book), were made by Edward Seaga. The former Prime Minister of Jamaica was a man who was as much interested in the cultural history of Jamaica as he was in its politics, and he was there when the skewed, defiant, joyous, and infectious rhythms of reggae swept Jamaica into the 20th century. He understood, even as a politician, that music was the island's greatest commercial commodity and export, even if the songs themselves were often harshly critical of the Jamaican government, and authority in general. Seaga's selections cover all the key bases, from ska through rocksteady to reggae and dancehall, and his comments and notes show he knows what he's talking about. He was there. He was Prime Minister. He also loved music and could see and hear the creative musical revolution going on in Jamaica everywhere he went. In the end, politics aside, he was a complete fan, and a bit of a historian. That shows here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Vp Records


Disc 1

  1. Easy Snapping  - Theophilus Beckford
  2. Dumplins  -  Dragonaires
  3. Manny Oh  -  Higgs & Wilson
  4. Oh Carolina  -  Folkes Brothers
  5. They Got To Go  - Prince Buster
  6. Independent Jamaica  -  Creator
  7. Black Head Chinaman  - Prince Buster
  8. Blazing Fire  - Derrick Morgan
  9. Wash Wash  - Prince Buster
  10. Sammy Dead  - Eric "Monty" Morris
  11. My Boy Lollipop  - Millie Small
  12. Carry Go Bring Come  -  Justin Hinds & the Dominoes
  13. Occupation  -  Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  14. Little Did You Know  -  Techniques
  15. Dancing Mood  - Delroy Wilson
  16. Rough and Tough  - Stranger Cole
  17. Take It Easy  - Hopeton Lewis
  18. Every Night  -  Joe White & Chuck
  19. Rock Steady  - Alton Ellis
  20. Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court)  -  Aces
  21. No More Heartaches  -  Beltones
  22. The Tide is High  -  Paragons
  23. Trench Town Rock  -  Bob Marley & the Wailers
  24. Israelites (Aka Poor Me Israelites)  -  Aces
  25. Sweet and Dandy  -  Maytals
  26. Everything Crash  -  Ethiopians
  27. Satta Massa Gana  -  Abyssinians
  28. Fire Corner  - King Stitt
  29. Java Dub  -  Impact All-Stars
  30. Hypocrite  -  Heptones

Disc 2

  1. Wear You To the Ball  -  Paragons
  2. Cherry Oh Baby  - Eric Donaldson
  3. 54-46 Was My Number (Stick It Up Mister)  -  Toots & the Maytals
  4. Them a Fi Get a Beatin'  - Peter Tosh
  5. Many Rivers To Cross  - Jimmy Cliff
  6. The Sun Shines For Me  - Bob Andy
  7. Marcus Garvey  - Burning Spear
  8. Fade Away  - Junior Byles
  9. Lady With the Star Light  - Ken Boothe
  10. Right Time  -  Mighty Diamonds
  11. Police and Thieves  - Junior Murvin
  12. Ram Goat Liver  - Pluto Shervington
  13. We De People/The Power and the Glory  - Ernie Smith
  14. Two Sevens Clash  -  Culture
  15. It's Alright  -  Bob Marley & the Wailers
  16. Forward Ever  - Jacob Miller
  17. My Number One  - Gregory Isaacs
  18. Money In My Pocket  - Dennis Brown
  19. Kaya  -  Bob Marley & the Wailers
  20. Rub-a-Dub Style  -  Michigan & Smiley
  21. Uptown Top Ranking  -  Althea & Donna
  22. Land of My Birth  - Eric Donaldson
  23. Silly Games  - Janet Kay
  24. Someone Loves You Honey  - J.C. Lodge
  25. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner  -  Black Uhuru
  26. Arlene  - General Echo

Disc 3

  1. Over Me  -  Yellowman
  2. One Two  - Sister Nancy
  3. Pass the Dutchie  -  Musical Youth
  4. I'm Getting Married In the Morning  -  Yellowman
  5. Try Jah Love  -  Third World
  6. Push Comes To Shove  - Freddie McGregor
  7. Love Has Found Its Way  - Dennis Brown
  8. Cottage tn Negril  - Tyrone Taylor
  9. Every Time a Ear De Soun'  -  Mutabaruka
  10. Electric Boogie  - Marcia Griffiths
  11. Under Me Sleng Teng  - Wayne Smith
  12. Greetings  - Half Pint
  13. No Way No Better Than Yard  - Admiral Bailey
  14. Wild World  - Maxi Priest
  15. Cover Me  -  Stewart
  16. Wild Gilbert  -  Lovindeer
  17. Pocomania Day  -  Lovindeer
  18. Good Thing Going  - Sugar Minott
  19. One Blood  - Junior Reid
  20. Twice My Age  -  Krystal
  21. Hello Africa  - Garnett Silk
  22. Murder She Wrote  - Chaka Demus

Disc 4

  1. Putting Up Resistance  - Beres Hammond
  2. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)  - Dawn Penn
  3. Murderer  - Buju Banton
  4. Tour  -  Capleton
  5. Lord Give Me Strength  -  Luciano
  6. Untold Stories  - Buju Banton
  7. Fed Up  - Bounty Killer
  8. Sycamore Tree  - Lady Saw
  9. Black Woman and Child  -  Sizzla
  10. Who Am I (Sim Simma)  - Beenie Man
  11. Down By the River  -  Morgan Heritage
  12. Virtuous Woman  - Warrior King
  13. Gimme the Light  - Sean Paul
  14. Pon De River Pon De Bank  - Elephant Man
  15. Welcome To Jamrock  - Damian "Junior Gong" Marley
  16. She's Royal  - Tarrus Riley
  17. True Reflections  - Jah Cure
  18. Roots  -  Etana
  19. Boombastic
  20. Lioness On the Rise  - Queen Ifrica
  21. I'm On the Rock  -  Mavado
  22. The Harder They Come  - Jimmy Cliff

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dennis Brown   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer,Producer
Alton Ellis   Composer
Joe Higgs   Composer
Justin Hinds   Composer
John Holt   Composer
Inner Circle   Producer
Bob Marley   Composer,Producer
Mutabaruka   Producer
Byron Lee   Composer,Producer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Earl Robinson   Composer
Peter Collins   Producer
Don Drummond   Composer
Joe Gibbs   Composer,Producer
Marlin Greene   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Leroy Sibbles   Composer
Lloyd Lovindeer   Composer,Producer
Clancy Eccles   Composer,Producer
Denroy Morgan   Composer
Junior Reid   Producer
Eric Donaldson   Composer
Prince Jammy   Producer
Derrick Morgan   Composer
Dennis Bovell   Producer
Beres Hammond   Composer
Garnett Silk   Composer
Clifton Bailey   Composer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Patrick Barrett   Composer
Theophilus Beckford   Composer
Errol Crusher Bennett   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Producer
Stuart Brown   Composer,Producer
Philip "Fatis" Burrell   Composer,Producer
Prince Buster   Producer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke   Producer
Noel Davey   Composer
Roy S. Dayes   Composer
Lloyd Dennis   Producer
Leonard Dillon   Composer
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Sly Dunbar   Composer,Producer
Lloyd Ferguson   Composer
Althea Forrest   Composer
Winston Foster   Composer
Dean Fraser   Producer
Donovan Germain   Composer,Producer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Joseph Hill   Composer
Eddie Hinton   Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness   Composer
Gregory Isaacs   Composer
Lloyd James   Composer
Jerks   Producer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Producer
Junior Murvin   Composer
Ini Kamoze   Composer
Leslie Kong   Producer
Morris Levy   Composer
Ian Lewis   Composer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Robert Livingston   Composer,Producer
Barry Llewellyn   Composer
Robert Lyn   Composer
Stephen Marley   Composer
Melody McCully   Composer
Freddie McGregor   Composer,Producer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Earl Morgan   Composer
Nakhamyah Morgan   Composer
Peter Morgan   Composer
Mark Myrie   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Composer,Producer
George Phang   Producer
Sonia Pottinger   Producer
Alvin Ranglin   Producer
Donna Reid   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Winston Rodney   Composer
Michael Rose   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer,Producer
Fitzroy Simpson   Composer
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Composer
Ernie Smith   Producer
Steven Stanley   Composer,Producer
Tyrone Taylor   Composer,Producer
Errol Thompson   Composer,Producer
Handel Tucker   Composer,Producer
Ray Whitley   Composer
Ian Williams   Producer
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Producer
Dawn Penn   Composer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Moses Davis   Composer
Henry "Junjo" Lawes   Producer
Delroy Reid   Composer
Lynford Manning   Producer
Winston Riley   Composer,Producer
Doc Bagby   Composer
John Masouri   Foreword
Roy Black   Track Annotations
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer
Hopeton Lewis   Composer
Chris Scott   Mastering
Clive Chin   Composer,Producer
Shaun "Sting Int'l" Pizzonia   Producer
Harry Johnson   Composer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon   Producer
Paul Shields   Mastering
Yvonne Brown   Composer
Dermott Hussey   Foreword
Pluto Shervington   Composer
Orville Burrell   Composer
Desmond Dacres   Composer
Neville Livingston   Composer
Jepher McClymont   Composer
Lindon Roberts   Composer
Harris Seaton   Composer
Vincent "Randy" Chin   Producer
Don Devaney   Composer
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Anthony Fairclough   Composer
John Folkes   Composer
Rodney Price   Composer
Jeremy Harding   Composer,Producer
Joe White   Composer
Edward Seaga   Producer,Executive Producer,Introduction,Text
Trevor James   Composer
Richard "Bello" Bell   Producer
Troy Rami   Composer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Morgan   Composer
Carlton Manning   Composer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Michael Johnson   Producer
Everton Bonner   Composer
Winston Wallace   Composer,Producer
Robbie Lyn   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Producer
Craig Parks   Composer
Richard Khouri   Producer
Bob Andy   Composer
D.A. Forbes   Producer
Irving Nahan   Composer
Troyton Rami   Producer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Paul Khouri   Producer
Edward "Bunny" Lee   Producer
Donovan "Don Corleon" Bennett   Composer,Producer
Brian Atkinson   Composer
Daddy Lion Chandell   Track Annotations
Ralph Walker   Composer
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hookim   Producer
Duane Stephenson   Composer
Donald Clive Davidson   Mastering,Track Annotations
Superintendent Gladstone Wright   Composer
Sonita Walker   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Mojo Morgan   Composer
Roger Lewis   Composer
Lawrence Lindo   Producer
David Sinclair   Composer
Frederick J. Perren   Composer
Euwart Beckford   Composer
Joseph Bogdanovich   Producer
Trevor "Baby G" James   Producer
Lowell Dunbar   Composer
"Deadly" Headley Bennett   Composer
Glenroy Browne   Composer
Phillip Fullwood   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Shauna McKenzie   Composer
John Lawrence Myatt   Composer
Sean Henriques   Composer
Wilburn T. Cole   Composer
Collin Edwards   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer
Arthur "Duke" Reid   Producer
Omar Riley   Composer
Clement Dodd   Composer,Producer
Ventrice Morgan   Composer
Glenroy A. Smith   Composer
Johnnie B. Roberts   Composer
Tappa Zukie   Producer
Dave Kelly   Composer,Producer
Joseph Hoo-Kim   Composer
Winston Delano Riley   Composer
Kenrick Randolph Patrick   Composer
James E. Chambers   Composer
Diana Bovell   Composer
Floyd King   Composer
Andrew Prenderast   Producer
Alphonso J. Mizell   Composer
Allan R. Hope   Composer
Migel O. Collins   Composer
Mathias Galliot   Art Direction
Mark A. Dyer   Composer
Keble F. Drummond   Composer
Joseph A. Sterling   Composer
Ian F. Smith   Composer
Eric Lloyd Morris   Composer
Dorian Bonny   Art Direction
Donald O. Shaw   Composer
David C. Brooks   Composer
Chuck White   Composer
Cecil Eustace Campbell   Composer
Willie C. Cobbs   Composer
Oscar B. O'Hare   Composer
Oniel Norman H. Bryan   Composer

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