Various Artists - Trojan: Original Roots Classics
Label Trojan Records
During the mid to late seventies Jamaican music was dominated by roots reggae – a style that focused upon the Rastafarian faith, political wrong-doings and cultural heritage. Although it had ran its course in Jamaica by the early eighties, elsewhere in the world, roots has remained one of the most popular sub-genres of reggae around. This compilation highlights 10 of the finest and most sought-after roots sides of the seventies, performed by many of its main protagonists. As with all releases in Trojan’s exciting new genre-themed series, the LP is pressed on high quality 180gm vinyl and, in true Tighten Up tradition, housed in an eye-catching sleeve.