U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the earliest 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to branching out Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American genre in its infancy: rapping. U-Roy’s style and charisma are always on display, and – as with all of his classic records – the groove rules all. Presented for Record Store Day 2017 on black vinyl with a poster of the glorious, ganja-drenched cover art, it’s the perfect chance to revisit one of the more underrated voices in Jamaican musical history.

SIDE A: 01 Runaway Girl  02 Chalice In The Palace 03 I Can't Love Another  04 Dread Locks Dread  05 The Great Psalms  
SIDE B: 01 Natty Don't Fear  02 African Message  03 Silver Bird  04 Listen To The Teacher  05 Trench Town Rock

U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the earliest 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to branching out Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American genre in its infancy: rapping. U-Roy’s style and charisma are always on display, and – as with all of his classic records – the groove rules all. Presented for Record Store Day 2017 on black vinyl with a poster of the glorious, ganja-drenched cover art, it’s the perfect chance to revisit one of the more underrated voices in Jamaican musical history.

SIDE A: 01 Runaway Girl  02 Chalice In The Palace 03 I Can't Love Another  04 Dread Locks Dread  05 The Great Psalms  
SIDE B: 01 Natty Don't Fear  02 African Message  03 Silver Bird  04 Listen To The Teacher  05 Trench Town Rock

664425409017
Dread In A Babylon

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Format: LP
Label: Get On Down
Rel. Date: 04/22/2017
UPC: 664425409017

Dread In A Babylon
Artist: U-Roy
Format: LP
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U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the earliest 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition to branching out Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American genre in its infancy: rapping. U-Roy’s style and charisma are always on display, and – as with all of his classic records – the groove rules all. Presented for Record Store Day 2017 on black vinyl with a poster of the glorious, ganja-drenched cover art, it’s the perfect chance to revisit one of the more underrated voices in Jamaican musical history.

SIDE A: 01 Runaway Girl  02 Chalice In The Palace 03 I Can't Love Another  04 Dread Locks Dread  05 The Great Psalms  
SIDE B: 01 Natty Don't Fear  02 African Message  03 Silver Bird  04 Listen To The Teacher  05 Trench Town Rock