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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
VP - #VPCD 0422 - Jun. 20, 2008
From the mid 70's to the early 80's no recording facility dominated like the Channel One recording studio on Maxfield Avenue. The state of the art equipment and amazing musicians known as The Revolutionaries were easily the most in demand on the island. Propelled by Sly Dunbar's amazing drum technique and Robbie Shakespeare's tight bass lines, this nucleus of musicians were responsible for the militant "Rockers" sound in vogue during the second half of the 1970's. read more...
Bonnie and Clyde reference
by ruffa on May 23 at 10:34
Jamaican backing band documetary??
by ruffa on May 23 at 10:31
The Gladiators ...underappreciated?
by gbougard on May 23 at 10:26
Eek A Mouse on Jail
by ruffa on May 23 at 10:09
Dub will change your mind
by 6anbatte on May 23 at 09:43
HOW DID TENOR SAW DIE?
by ruffa on May 23 at 09:29
who should hail as the king of reggae now?
by Siegi on May 23 at 08:42
by SDroots on May 23 at 07:42
Oku still rebelling against the system
by Hans on Mar 29 at 09:44
Mighty Diamonds Receive Ragga Muffins Festival Award Of Recognition, Long Beach, CA, Feb. 21
by Hans on Mar 03 at 18:14
The culture of reggae band Culture
by Hans on Feb 15 at 07:31
Righteous finger on reggae pulse
by Hans on Jan 20 at 11:06
Melodians keep rocksteady alive
by Hans on Jan 08 at 13:38