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80s Roots - Negus Roots spotlight pt 1

80s Roots - Negus Roots spotlight pt 1

Playing tracks by

Don Carlos, Lacksley Castell, Papa Tullo, Earl Bingiman, Gussie P and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global roots reggae chart, 7th in the global vinyl only chart and 18th in the global reggae chart.

Sticking with 80s Roots this week, with a special spotlight on the Palmer brothers’ Negus Roots label. Hailing from Waterhouse ghetto in Kingston, they recorded area artists like Don Carlos, Lacksley Castell, Junior Reid, Horace Martin and Papa Tullo. The label actually started after they’d moved to England in the early 80s but focused near-exclusively on Waterhouse artists & productions. Some legendary LPs and 12s came out on the label between 81 and 85, many of them now hard to find, but many of them also repressed on various formats. There were also a handful of later releases including a Killer Dub LP with Gussie P (Sip a Cup) at the controls mixing some of the original 80s material.



Real nice session! Nice to hear some vocal cuts to some of the riddims on firehouse dub vol 1 (sip a cup meets negus roots). Big up Heala!

Little Elvis

Another great selection. Learned a lot with this one.


Don Carlos - Live in harmony (Discomix)
Lacksley Castell - Jah is watching you
Papa Tullo - Sweet Reggae music / version
Don Carlos - Gimme gimme your love (Discomix)
Papa Tullo - Gimme more love
Earl Bingiman - Health and sorrow (Discomix) / Dub
Don Carlos - Music crave
Papa Tullo - Mr Government man
Lacksley Castell - Government man (Discomix)
Gussie P - Land Of Dub
Lacksley Castell - Righteous stand
Pappa Tullo - Righteous rock (Discomix)
Don Carlos - I love Jah Jah / Dub
Don Carlos - White squal
Papa Tullo - Poor man skank
Gussie P - Dub Ah Bite
Horace Martin - Positive vibe
Gussie P - Positiveness With Dub
Lacksley Castell - Johnny Brown
Horace Martin - Repatriation
Horace Martin - We want work
Gussie P - Employed By Dub