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Early 80s Roots: Some call it miracle

Early 80s Roots: Some call it miracle

Playing tracks by

Viceroys, Norman Soloman, Barrington Levy, Wayne Jarrett, Sammy Dread / Papa Tullo and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global roots reggae chart, 4th in the global vinyl only chart and 12th in the global reggae chart.

Back to JA for this week’s mix, with a focus on early 80s heavy Roots sound- if you’re into this sound, check the previous early 80s Roots mixes from a few years back… a few repeats, but worth it. Kicking off with a heavy Viceroys cut ‘Miracle’, followed by personal fav outta Jammy’s: Joy bells ringing. A few cuts from a Tuff Gong/56 Hope rd comp including a killer B Levy, a wicked Wayne Jarrett take on ‘long dreadlocks’ and the enigmatic ‘Born Politician’ by Barry Brown… intriguing as most artists stayed well clear of any kind of politics lyrics (for good reason! simple personal safety). Interestingly, production is credited to Tony Welch... notorious PNP ‘community leader’ for Jungle and owner of the equally notorious Socialist Roots sound (previously King Attorney), close friend of the Gong and instrumental in the 78 Peace treaty... alongside Bucky Marshall (PNP), and Claudie Massop (JLP) the Tivoli Gardens Don. Also featured heavily are Strong like Sampson 12s and Rod Taylor cuts.

Comments

Red Iyah
Red Iyah

Skankin sweet Heala ! Big respect! Give thanks👏🏽

Larrson Arrows

Right on point.

Heala
Heala

THanks for checking the mix

bopsky
bopsky

Another favorite selection!
Had to check out Rod Taylor - sounds a bit like the late but 4ever great Barry Brown - see they were in the same group, way back.... Thanks!
The last killer tune, Promised Land has the quality stamp of Strong Like Sampson all over! Big up!

Heala
Heala

Big up Bobpsky... never new Barry B and Rod Taylor were in the same band!! Thanks for the knowledge

Benoit Cardon

Constantly posting quality mixes, thanks Mr. Heala 🔥🔥🔥

Heala
Heala

Big up Ben, thanks for checking it!

Heala
Heala

Thanks Robin, and big up as always for your show

Heala
Heala

Viceroys - Miracle
Norman Soloman - Joy Bells Ringing
Barrington Levy - Can’t you See
Wayne Jarrett - Long dread locks
Sammy Dread / Papa Tullo - I'm a dreadlocks
Rod Taylor - I'll be gone
Linval Thompson - Mr Boss man (Discomix)
Barnabas - Stop pushing me around
Barry brown - born politician
Michael Prophet - Cassandra (Discomix)
Eek A Mouse - Born traveller
Rod Taylor - Where is your love mankind
Rod Taylor - Jah Jah is calling (Discomix)
Barry Brown - Spot light
Rod Taylor & Ranking King - Moving out ever / Spot light version
Rod Taylor - Promised land