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Monday, July 14, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Virgin Front Line presents ROOTS: 37 Classic Roots Cuts 2014.

Hello y'all,

I just received this in the mail today.

Firstly it's a 2CD set & if you shop online you'll be able to pick it up for the ridiculous price of GBP5.00 (approx. NZ$10.00).

Covers the years 1975-79 & features several 7" mixes (not sure if these differ much if any from the LP mixes though) & three Twinkle Bros 12" mixes.

DISC 1.

1. Big Youth - House Of Dread Locks (3.15) - LP "Dreadlocks Dread" 1975

2. U Roy - Chalice In The Palace (3.28) - from 7" VS-138. 1975

3. Johnny Clarke - Crazy Bald Head (3.38) - from 7" VS-159. 1976

4. Mighty Diamonds - Country Living (3.34) - from 7" VS-168. 1976

5. Gladiators - Mix Up (2.58) -  from 7" V-2062 1976

6. I Roy - Tribute To Marcus Garvey (4.06) -  from 7" V-2075 - *still in mono 1976

7. U Brown - Natty Dread A Take Over (3.55) - LP. 1978

8. Tapper Zukie - Rastaman Skank (4.01) - from 7"  FL-109 - * Weather Man riddim 1978

9. Althea & Donna - If You Don't Love Jah (2.55) - LP. 1978

10. Ranking Trevor - Natty The Root Man (3.18) - LP. 1978

11. Gregory Isaacs - Created By The Father (2.29) - LP. 1978

12. Prince Far I - Daughters Of Zion (3.42) - LP. 1978

13. U Roy - Jah Son Of Africa (7.36) - from LP "Jah Son Of Africa" . 1978

14. Twinkle Brothers - Keep On Trying 12" Mix (8.17) - FL-11912. 1978

15. I Roy - Exodus (4.42) - from LP "Ten Commandments". 1978

16. Mighty Diamonds - Bodyguard (3.30) - LP. 1979

17. Gladiators - Back Yard Meditation (3.37) - LP. 1979

18. Twinkle Brothers & Sir Lee - Free Africa 12" Mix (9.24) - FL-12312. 1979


DISC 2.

1. Johnny Clarke - Satta A Massa Gana (3.39) - LP. 1975

2. I Roy - Satta (A Massa Gana) (3.49) - LP. 1975

3. Gladiators - Pocket Money (3.12) - from 7" VS-193. 1977

4. U Roy - Evil Doers (3.47) - from 7" VS-193. 1977

5. Mighty Diamonds - Jah Will Work It Out (3.45) from 7" VS-208. 1978

6. Tapper Zukie - M.P.L.A (3.07) - LP. 1978

7. Prince Far I - Blackman Land (3.28) - LP. 1978

8. Ranking Trevor - Masculine Gender (3.20) - LP. 1978

9. Culture - Stop The Fussing & Fighting (4.46) - LP. 1978

10. Abyssinians - This Land Is For Everyone (3.51) - LP. 1978

11. U Roy & Brent Dowe - Babylon River (5.01) - from LP "Jah Son Of Africa". 1978

12. Gladiators - Struggle (3.24) - 7" FL-118. 1979

13. I Roy - Set The Captives Free (3.37) - LP. 1979

14. Twinkle Brothers - Jahoviah 12" Mix (10.03) - FLS-12123. 1979

15. Gregory Isaacs - Universal Tribulation (3.47) - LP. 1979

16. Gladiators - Let Jah Be Praised (4.09) - LP. 1979

17. Culture - International Herb (3.18) - 7" FL-125. 1979

18. I Roy - Hill & Gully (4.34) 7" FLS-124. 1979

19. Twinkle Brothers - Jah Kingdom Come (3.20) 7" FLS-127. 1979


Sound quality is perfect, all from master tapes.
Compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett.
At this budget price this collection is well worth buying for the 3x Twinkle 12"s alone!

cheers
j j
15/7/2014

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