To be fair, this compilation stretches the definition of reggae a little by including not only some ska and rocksteady, but also material from the Two Tone era. But if you can forgive that, the 60 tracks here do qualify as classics. Nor are these offcuts when it Oh Patricia - Various - Its Reggae 2 to songs; Transformation - David Gray - Draw The Line all absolute high quality.
It probably won't function quite as a primer of Jamaican music, but it could certainly form the basis of a collection, since there's ample gold in these nuggets, such as the original of "Police and Thieves" or the seminal "S90 Skank," the piece that effectively launched toasting and from there, rap.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae. Track Listing - Disc 1. Sun is Shining. Bob Marley. Pass the Dutchie. Musical Youth. Jimmy Cliff.
Desmond Dekker. Young, Gifted and Black. Double Barrel. Rudy, a Message to You. Robert Livingstone Thompson. Dandy Livingstone. Junior Murvin. Wonderful World, Beautiful People. Black Pearl. Horace Faith. Night Nurse. Gregory Isaacs. Cherry Gray Eye Woman - Junior Reid - Big Timer Baby.
Eric Donaldson. Moon Hop. Derrick Morgan. Born Free. Love of the Common People. Nicky Thomas. Big Youth. Prince Lincoln Thompson. Money In My Pocket. Dennis Brown. Big Seven. Judge Dread. Track Listing - Disc 2. Tease Me. Now That We've Found Love.
Third World. Dawn Penn. Baby, I Love Your Way. Big Mountain. Silly Games. Janet Kay. Hurt So Good. Phillip Mitchell. Susan Cadogan. Sweet Bitter Love. Van McCoy. Marcia Griffiths. Kris Kristofferson. John Holt. Ain't No Sunshine. Bill Withers. Horace Andy. Wet Dream. Max Romeo. Love Has Found Its Way. Ill Keep Movin - Jedd Hughes - Transcontinental I Own.
David Gates. Ken Boothe. Stop That Train. Angel of the Morning. Chip Taylor. Pat Kelly. Some Guys Have All the Luck. Jeff Fortgang. Derrick Harriott. Ewan MacColl. Prisoner of Love. Lee "Scratch" Perry. Dave Barker. Hot Bomb. Miss Jamaica.
Track Listing - Disc 3. One Step Beyond. Cecil Campbell. Prince Buster. Harry J All-Stars. I'm In the Mood For Ska.
Dont Go Away - Thompson Twins - A Product Of..., O Boi Vai Atrás - João Da Praia - O Boi Vai Atrás / Meu Cajueiro, We Fight Like Chikas - The Switch - General Nuisance, Ohne Dich - Nathalie Tineo - Licht Und Schatten