So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips of the artist’s best works.… Read More
Tag Archive for ‘roots reggae’
Rootfire’s “Rare Record Showcase” is a bi-monthly series dedicated to sharing top-quality Jamaican and Jamaican-inspired records of the past, that have heretofore unjustly existed under the radar of all but the most deep-diving music lovers.
I discovered this record late, about 15 years into my reggae obsession.… Read More
Last June I listened to this 2001 album from the German band SEEED for 3 hours straight while driving home from Bonnaroo. I am happy to present ‘New Dubby Conquerors’ from SEEED as our #ThrowbackThursday album of the week.
I discovered Reggae Regular’s 1984 album Ghetto Rock at Deep Groove in Richmond, VA.
Ghetto Rock features everything that I enjoy about UK reggae- vocal harmonies, the occasional synth stab, and a deep riddim section. With the exception of Marco Benevento’s, Between the Needles and Nightfall I have… Read More