Monday, April 15, 2013

Although Forty Years Have Passed These Reggae Recordings Stood the Test of Time

As published in the Jamaica Observer the following Reggae Recordings have stood the test of time 40 years after release.

The Wailers 'Catch A Fire' and one of the seminal albums in Pop music.

Beat Down Babylon the debut album from singer Junior Byles, produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and released in Britain by Trojan Records, Contains the ominous title track.

Book of Rules produced by Harry 'Harry J' Johnson, this song is arguable the Heptones' finest moment and features Barry Llewellyn on lead vocals.

All I Have Is Love by Gregory Isaacs and produced by Phil Pratt paved the way for Gregory Isaacs success.  Gregory before it's release was not then known as, The Cool Ruler.

Funky Kingston by Toots and The Maytals also title track for an album which proved reggae was an international brand.

Everyday Wondering (Skanga) produced by Rupie Edwards, recorded by Johnny Clarke who was fresh out high school Jamaica College and became a minor hit in Britain.

Silver Words (Ken Boothe) and Westbound Train (Dennis Brown) both produced by Winston 'Niney' Holness and featured the Soul Syndicate band when they were on top of their game.

Source: Jamaica Observer