Reggae box set curated by former Jamaican Prime Minister Celebrates the Best of Jamaican Music

The 4 CD box set Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music is a comprehensive collection of essential songs selected by Edward Seaga, the former Jamaican Prime Minister (1980-1989). The album will be available November 6th.

The deluxe set resembles a Hardcover book and features extensive liner notes and 100 of the Island’s most celebrated hits from Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Yellowman, Shaggy, Buju Banton, Sean Paul and many more.

The exclusive product will only be available at retail stores. As a former record company owner and producer, Mr. Seaga was a major pioneering force in the birth and development of the Jamaican music industry, especially the ska movement in the 1960s. This led to the tremendous interest in reggae during the ’70s.

Edward Seaga, who is the longest serving member of Jamaica’s Parliament and the only surviving member of the legislature that drafted Jamaica’s Constitution in 1962, handpicked 100 of the most significant songs to emerge from Jamaica to celebrate the island’s half-century turn of liberation. Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music encapsulates every era over last 50 years with double the hits from artists including Bob Marley and The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Lady Saw, Buju Banton, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Mavado and more.

To accompany the music, Seaga has written extensive liner notes and track-by-track notations in the box set’s 64-page booklet. The commemorative 6” x 12” songbook package also includes iconic photographs from Jamaica’s first fifty years, a preface from VP Records President Christopher Chin and a foreword from radio personality Dermot Hussey and reggae historian John Masouri.

Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music Track Listing:

Disc One
1. Easy Snapping (Original Version) – Theophilus Beckford
2. Dumplings – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
3. Manny Oh – Higgs & Wilson
4. Oh Carolina – The Folkes Brothers
5. They Got To Go – Prince Buster
6. Independent Jamaica – Lord Creator
7. Black Head Chinaman – Price Buster
8. Blazing Fire – Derrick Morgan
9. Wash Wash – Prince Buster
10. Sammy Dead – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
11. My Boy Lollipop – Millie Smalls
12. Carry Go Bring Come – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
13. Occupation – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
14. Little Did You Know – The Techniques
15. Dancing Mood – Delroy Wilson
16. Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
17. Take It Easy – Hopeton Lewis
18. Every Night – Chuck & Joe White
19. Rock Steady – Alton Ellis
20. Tougher Than Tough (Rudie In Court) – Derrick Morgan with
Desmond Dekker & The Aces
21. No More Heartaches – The Beltones
22. The Tide Is High – The Paragons
23. Trench Town Rock – Bob Marley & The Wailers
24. Israelites (a.k.a. Poor Me Israelites) – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
25. Sweet And Dandy – The Maytals
26. Everything Crash – The Ethiopians
27. Satta Massa Gana – The Abyssinians
28. Fire Corner – King Stitt
29. Java Dub – Impact All Stars
30. Hypocrite – The Heptones

Disc Two

31. Wear You To The Ball – U- Roy & The Paragons
32. Cherry Oh Baby – Eric Donaldson
33. 54-46 Was My Number (Stick It Up Mister) – Toots & The Maytals
34. Them A Fi Get A Beatin’ – Peter Tosh
35. Many Rivers To Cross – Jimmy Cliff
36. The Sun Shines For Me – Bob Andy
37. Marcus Garvey – Winston ‘Burning Spear’ Rodney
38. Fade Away – Junior Byles
39. Lady With The Star Light – Ken Boothe
40. Right Time – Mighty Diamonds
41. Police And Thieves – Junior Murvin
42. Ram Goat Liver – Pluto Shervington
43. We De People/ The Power And The Glory – Ernie Smith
44. Two Sevens Clash – Culture
45. It’s Alright – Bob Marley
46. Forward Ever – Jacob Miller
47. My Number One – Gregory Isaacs
48. Money In My Pocket – Dennis Brown
49. Kaya – Bob Marley
50. Rub-A-Dub Style – Michigan & Smiley
51. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
52. Land Of My Birth – Eric Donaldson
53. Silly Games – Janet Kay
54. Someone Loves You Honey – June ‘J.C.’ Lodge
55. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner – Black Uhuru
56. Arlene – General Echo

Disc Three

57. Over Me – Yellowman
58. One Two – Sister Nancy
59. Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth
60. I’m Getting Married In The Morning – Yellowman
61. Try Jah Love – Third World
62. Push Comes To Shove – Freddie McGregor
63. Love Has Found Its Way – Dennis Brown
64. Cottage In Negril – Tyrone Taylor
65. Every Time A Ear De Soun’ – Mutabaruka
66. Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
67. Under Me Sleng Teng – Wayne Smith
68. Greetings – Half Pint
69. No Way Better Than Yard – Admiral Bailey
70. Wild World – Maxi Priest
71. Cover Me – Tinga Stewart & Ninjaman
72. Wild Gilbert – Lovindeer
73. Pocomania Day – Lovindeer & Chalice
74. Good Thing Going – Sugar Minott
75. One Blood – Junior Reid
76. Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks & Krystal
77. Hello Africa – Garnett Silk
78. Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers

Disc Four

79. Putting Up A Resistance – Beres Hammond
80. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – Dawn Penn
81. Murderer – Buju Banton
82. Tour – Capleton
83. Lord Give Me Strength – Luciano
84. Untold Stories – Buju Banton
85. Fed Up – Rodney ‘ Bounty Killer’ Price
86. Sycamore Tree – Lady Saw
87. Black Woman & Child – Sizzla
88. Who Am I (Sim Simma) – Beenie Man
89. Down By The River – Morgan Heritage
90. Virtuous Woman – Warrior King
91. Gimme The Light – Sean Paul
92. Pon De River, Pon De Bank – Elephant Man
93. Welcome To Jamrock – Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley
94. She’s Royal – Tarrus Riley
95. True Reflections – Jah Cure
96. Roots – Etana
97. Boombastic – Shaggy
98. Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
99. On The Rock – Mavado
100. The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff

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