Various Artists – Sound System Rockers: Kingston Town 1969-1975

Golden age of Bunny Lee-tinged rockers make perfect hot weather music

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The sounds that ushered in the dub and dancehall revolution had their roots in tracks like the ones compiled here. Lovers rock legends or ballad masters such as Gregory Isaacs, Johnny Clarke, Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown and the godfathers?Ken Booth and John Holt?were as responsible for putting Jamaica firmly on the map as any Wailers dub plate. The presence of ace musos like Sly and Robbie and Aston “Family Man” Barrett keep the groove sultry, and the songs are fantastic. Heavier moments from Leroy Smart and Barry Brown add to the girls, ganja and God brew. An addictive set.


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