Memorable Reggae Classics

Various Artists

Reggae Gold (Hip-O Records/Universal Music, 2005)

The songs on this 2 CD set will take you back to the Golden Age of
reggae in the 1970s. Most of the biggest names are included here (except
, who has his own Gold collection).

Reggae Gold
is full of
memorable songs like the now classic “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker and other
well known reggae hits such as “Pressure Drop” by Toots & the Maytals and
‘s “The Harder They Come.” The focus of the compilation is what is known as roots reggae, skipping
dancehall and other latter trends. The track listing will give an idea of the
scope of the project:

Disc 1
1. Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2. Viet Nam –

3. You Can Get It If You Really Want – Desmond Dekker
4. Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
5. The Harder They Come –

6. Country Road – Toots & The Maytals
7. Carry Go Bring Come – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
8. Country Boy – The Heptones
9. King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown – Augustus Pablo
10. War Ina Babylon – Max Romeo & The Upsetters
11. Man In The Hills –

Burning Spear

12. One Step Forward – Max Romeo & The Upsetters
13. Police And Thieves – Junior Murvin
14. Cokane in My Brain – Dillinger
15. Sufferer’s Time – The Heptones
16. Roast Fish and Corn Bread – Lee Perry
Disc 2
1. Bionic Dread – Dillinger
2. Dreadlocks in Moonlight – Lee Perry
3. To Be A Lover (Have Mercy) – George Faith
4. Now That We Found Love – Third World
5. Social Living [Extended Mix] –

Burning Spear

6. Chill Out [US 12″ Mix] – Black Uhuru
7. The World Is Troubled – Dennis Brown
8. Mondays [US 12″ Mix] – Black Uhuru
9. The Bed’s Too Big Without You [US 12″ Mix] – Sheila Hylton
10. Sexual Healing – Jimmy Riley
11. Spiritual Healing – Toots Hibbert
12. Love Has Found It’s Way – Dennis Brown
13. Pass The Kouchie – The Mighty Diamonds
14. Night Nurse – Gregory Isaacs

Whether you are new to
reggae music or you want to relive your memories from the 1970s, this
double CD is a worthwhile addition to your CD collection.


Reggae Gold

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.