Jamaica: Reggae Homeland (Putumayo World Music)
Reggae compilations are all the rage these days, and this Putumayo collection brings the works of reggae greats to life with these 11 tracks. Infectious, joyous, uplifting – that is reggae at its best.
Culture’s ‘Why am I a Rastaman,’ Black Uhuru’s ‘Sponji Reggae’ and Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Give the people what they want’ all bring back memories from the golden years of roots reggae.
A hefty 20 page booklet includes photos and information on each artist. Putumayo has done it again! They also have other excellent compilations of international reggae, such as ‘Reggae Around The World,’ ‘Latin Reggae’ and ‘African Reggae.’