SONG FOR SUNDAY: One Hour Of Roots Reggae Songs

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Since we missed Song for Sunday last week, here’s over an hour of roots reggae songs.

As we’re inching ever closer to the end of Jamaica Month, we’re giving you a treat for this week’s Song for Sunday. A generous YouTube user called Felix Godin uploaded a compilation of fine roots reggae tunes a few years ago with artists such as Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy and Dennis Brown making the cut. Due to the spiritual themes and ethereal soundscapes of roots reggae, the transition to dub was natural and its elements are still felt today albeit on a smaller scale.

Stream them all below and peep the tracklist after the jump.

Tracklist

Gregory Isaacs – Babylon Too Rough – 00:00
Sylford Walker – Burn Babylon – 03:00
Dennis Brown – Revolution – 06:20
John Holt – Police in Helicopter – 10:40
Barrington Levy – Black Roses – 14:18
Don Carlos – Mr Sun – 17:18
Culture – Why am I a Rastaman – 21:20
Sylford Walker – Chant down Babylon – 25:37
Don Carlos – Oh girl – 29:04
Hollie Cook – Milk and Honey – 32:46
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse – 36:25
Sylford Walker – Jah Golden Pen – 40:25
Don Carlos – Young Girl – 43:45
John Holt – Ghetto Queen – 47:19
Tetrack – Only Jah Jah knows – 50:30
Linval Thompson – Jah Jah man – 53:39
Dennis Brown – Bubbling fountain – 56:45
Don Carlos – Chant Down – 1:01:24
Barrington Levy – Hypocrites – 1:04:58
Dennis Brown – Natural Mystic – 1:09:58
Linval Thompson – I Spy – 1:13:47
Lizzard – Milk and Honey – 1:17:08

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