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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
Pressure Sounds - #PSCD 58 - Feb. 18, 2008
The Joe Higgs album ‘Life Of Contradiction’ is, without doubt, one of the most seminal reggae records of all time. Originally recorded for Chris Blackwell of Island records the rights of ‘Life Of Contradiction’ were then given to Joe Higgs who released the album in Jamaica and the U.K. in 1975. It was immediately obvious that this was a unique collection and coming from a different direction to the other reggae releases of the period. read more...
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Dub will change your mind
by Rootsman on May 22 at 23:52
Who sang this song?
by ras_gaks on May 22 at 23:04
Calling reggae experts plz help !!! Vinyl reggae where can I get a down load or cd version
by juedropuk on May 22 at 21:04
Reggae with handclaps?
by jahsteppa on May 22 at 15:33
The most underrated reggae artist (from the 70's)
by jahsteppa on May 22 at 15:32
who should hail as the king of reggae now?
by jahsteppa on May 22 at 15:21
List your Tune of the day
by jahsteppa on May 22 at 15:04
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