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The purpose of this website is to bring you a comprehensive and searchable database of Jamaican Roots Reggae Albums from 1970 to 1985. This site is a completely free source of information for all reggae lovers and collectors [More...]
We are pleased to announce the results of the Roots Archives Awards 2008 :
- Best Vocal Reissue : Johnny Osbourne - Truths And Rights
- Best Vocal Compilation : Culture And The Deejays At Joe Gibbs
- Best Dub/Instrumental Album : The Roots Radics Meets King Tubbys
- Best V.A. Compilation : The Mystic World Of Augustus Pablo
- Best Record Company : Pressure Sounds
LATEST ALBUM RELEASES
Heartbeat - #CDHB 7840 - Aug. 4, 2008
Originally released in 1979, Johnny Osbourne's Truths and Rights LP helped usher in the 1980s dancehall sound. It solidified Johnny Osbourne's popularity, and he would go on to become one of the most prolific of the dancehall reggae singers. Recorded in Jamaica and produced by Clement Dodd, Johnny was presented with a plethora of classic Studio One rhythms from the vaults on which to record. read more...
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