Trojan Presents: Roots - 40 Roots & Culture Classics

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc, 40-track collection from the rich Trojan Records vaults features classic sides from the peak of Jamaica's roots reggae era, including such powerful and enduring gems as Lee "Scratch" Perry's eerily beautiful "Dreadlocks in the Moonlight," Culture's rampaging "Two Sevens Clash," Max Romeo's "War Ina Babylon," the Congos' haunting "Row Fisherman Row," Junior Byles' "Curly Locks," and the Heptones' "Sufferer's Time," among others, making it a wonderfully sequenced survey of the golden age of Jamaican pop music -- no country's pop music has ever been so ardently political as Jamaica's was in the 1970s.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc, 40-track collection from the rich Trojan Records vaults features classic sides from the peak of Jamaica's roots reggae era, including such powerful and enduring gems as Lee "Scratch" Perry's eerily beautiful "Dreadlocks in the Moonlight," Culture's rampaging "Two Sevens Clash," Max Romeo's "War Ina Babylon," the Congos' haunting "Row Fisherman Row," Junior Byles' "Curly Locks," and the Heptones' "Sufferer's Time," among others, making it a wonderfully sequenced survey of the golden age of Jamaican pop music -- no country's pop music has ever been so ardently political as Jamaica's was in the 1970s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2011
  • Label: Sanctuary Uk
  • UPC: 600753340738
  • Catalog Number: 5334073
  • Sales rank: 73,041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 None Shall Escape the Judgment - Johnny Clarke (3:16)
  2. 2 Fire Burning - Bob Andy (3:33)
  3. 3 Curly Locks - Junior Byles (2:56)
  4. 4 Humanity - Prince Lincoln & The Royal Rasses (3:21)
  5. 5 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Michael Rose (2:47)
  6. 6 I And I Survive (Slavery Days) - Burning Spear (3:52)
  7. 7 Mr. Cop - Gregory Isaacs (3:58)
  8. 8 Tenement Yard - Jacob Miller & Inner Circle Band (2:37)
  9. 9 Prophesy Must Fulfill - Justin Hinds & the Dominoes (3:07)
  10. 10 Dreadlocks In The Moonlight - Lee "Scratch" Perry (3:47)
  11. 11 Jah Bring Us Joy In The Morning - Bobby Melody (3:59)
  12. 12 Rockers Nuh Crackers - Glen Washington (2:36)
  13. 13 Black Wa-Da-Da (Invasion) - Burning Spear (5:34)
  14. 14 Two Sevens Clash - Culture (3:30)
  15. 15 Rainbow Country - Bob Marley & the Wailers (4:27)
  16. 16 War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo (4:52)
  17. 17 Wolf And Leopard - Dennis Brown (2:49)
  18. 18 Row Fisherman Row - The Congos (6:04)
  19. 19 His Majesty Is Coming - In Crowd (3:16)
  20. 20 Last War (Jah Jah Children Arise) - Zap Pow (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sufferer's Time - The Heptones (3:58)
  2. 2 The Wrong Things - The Congos (5:38)
  3. 3 Chase The Devil - Max Romeo (3:24)
  4. 4 Roots Train Number One - Junior Murvin (3:45)
  5. 5 Ballistic Affair - Leroy Smart (3:06)
  6. 6 Set The Captives Free - Gregory Isaacs (3:05)
  7. 7 Standing Firm - Jacob Miller & Inner Circle Band (4:08)
  8. 8 The Same Song - Israel Vibration (4:00)
  9. 9 Peace And Love In The Ghetto - Johnny Clarke (3:51)
  10. 10 Tribal War - George Nooks (3:52)
  11. 11 Sons Of Slaves - Son of Slaves (6:40)
  12. 12 Lift Up Your Conscience - Israel Vibration (4:03)
  13. 13 Think So - The Meditations (3:36)
  14. 14 Back A Yard - In Crowd (4:29)
  15. 15 Zion Gate - Culture (3:38)
  16. 16 I Love Marijuana - Linval Thompson (3:25)
  17. 17 Children Of Israel - Dennis Brown (3:09)
  18. 18 Lightning And Thunder - Bim Sherman (3:33)
  19. 19 Born Free - Michael Rose (3:33)
  20. 20 Bredda Gravilicious - The Wailing Souls (4:13)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Dennis Brown Composer, Producer
Johnny Clarke Composer
Junior Delgado Composer
Justin Hinds Composer
Inner Circle Producer
Bob Marley Composer
Max Romeo Composer
The Wailing Souls Producer
Cedric Myton Composer
B.B. Seaton Composer
Leroy Smart Composer
Zap Pow Producer
Junior Byles Composer
Linval Thompson Composer, Producer
Jacob Miller Composer
Tommy Cowan Producer
Roy S. Dayes Composer
Philip Fullwood Composer
Joel Gibson Composer, Producer
Ken Gordon Producer
Ossie Hibbert Producer
Joseph Hill Composer
Winston "Niney" Holness Composer, Producer
Gregory Isaacs Composer
Earl Johnson Composer
Junior Murvin Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Composer, Producer
Winston Rodney Composer
Michael Roper Composer
Michael Rose Composer
Errol Thompson Composer
Prince Lincoln Thompson Producer
Albert Walker Composer
Laurence Cane-Honeysett Creative Coordinator
Bim Sherman Producer
Bobby Melody Composer
Roydel Johnson Composer
Lincoln Thompson Composer
Michael DeKoningh Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Keith Anderson Composer, Producer
Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo Producer
Fil Callender Composer, Producer
Nkrumah "Jah" Thomas Composer
Edward "Bunny" Lee Producer
Ralph Walker Composer
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hookim Producer
Roger Lewis Composer
Vivian Jackson Composer
Michael Anthony Composer
Ralphus Gordon Composer
Nathaniel McCarthy Composer
Phillip Fullwood Composer
Fredrick Hibbert Composer
Hugh Hammond Composer
Cecil Spence Composer
Albert Craig Composer
Winston Matthews Composer
Earl Lowe Composer
Glenroy Washington Composer
Vincent Beckford Composer
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