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African Roots Import

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Audio CD, Import, September 23, 1996
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African Roots collects the majority of Lloyd Brevette's hits from the late '70s. Not only was he a member of the influential Skatalites, but Brevette was one of ska's major songwriters, and a number of artists -- including Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling and Tommy McCook -- made his songs into hits with the assistence of producers like Duke Reid and King Tubby. There hasn't been a compilation that chronicled all of his hit songs in this fashion, and African Roots, featuring all of his best-known and most popular songs, makes a strong case for his talents. ~ Leo Stanley, Rovi

1. Stream In The Meadow
2. Rock Bottom
3. Candle Light
4. Candle Light Dub
5. Fugitive
6. Fugitive Dub
7. Jumbo Malt
8. Seven Seal
9. African Roots
10. Herb Challis
11. Just Cool (Cornerstone)
12. Japan Special
13. Space Light
14. Rock With Me Baby

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Ernie B's Reggae
  • ASIN: B000007XOJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #862,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 1998
Format: Audio CD
One might expect very little of the Skatalites after their mid-60s heyday besides recaps of past glories. But this "reunion" album recorded in 1974-75 in Jamaica and reissued here by Moon Ska Records, is a fine work on its own merits. One reason for this is the use of original compositions, not remakes of "guns of Navarone", etc. (The only exception to the rule is their sublime, beautiful updating of "Candle Light", a doo-wop tune from the 1940s.) Another reason is King Tubby, who added dubs of two tunes and dubbed the title track in monumental style. The result is an album that serves as a musical crossroads of Jamaica in the mid-70s: roots reggae performed with a jazz/ska lyricism and inflection. Moon Ska adds some buoyant tracks from the original 60s group - these are worth it for Don Drummond's trumpet solos alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benny Sahuaro on July 18, 2013
Format: Audio CD
AFRICAN ROOTS - Lloyd Brevette with Skatalites

1 Stream In The Meadow 4:07
2 Rock Bottom 5:23
3 Candle Light 5:26
4 Candle Light Dub 3:54
5 Fugitive 3:02
6 Fugitive Dub 3:20
7 Jumbo Malt 2:39
8 Seven Seal 3:06
9 African Roots 3:14
10 Herb Challis 3:03
11 Just Cool (Corner Stone) 2:25
12 Japan Special 2:59
13 Space Light 3:12
14 Rock With Me Baby 2:54
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RichArtze on August 8, 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I LOVE this album. Sounds awesome and the variations on some of the songs like King Tubby's version of Fugitive Dub.... WOW. Brings me back to my THPS days.
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