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Reggae Oldies 50s 60s 70s on the turntable with Alphanso Castro

30 May 2017 Blogroll


Reggae Oldies 50s 60s 70s on the turntable with Alphanso Castro.The history of Jamaica’s music is a fascinating one, and seldom has a nation’s pop music been so celebratory, political, and concerned with civil rights, all rolled into an upside-down one-drop rhythm that is as recognizable as it is pervasive. Part mento, part African drums, part American jazz, soul, and R&B, part a Marcus Garvey-derived treatise on human rights and repatriation, Jamaica’s reggae is pop music with clear revolutionary goals, intent on dancing in the face of Babylon while forthrightly chanting it down. This four-disc box set from Trojan covers “the golden years” of reggae (1960 to 1975),


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