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• CD debut of two of the finest roots albums of the late 70s

• Includes many tracks new to CD

• Features many of the biggest reggae hits of the roots era

By the later half of the 70s, when roots, DJ and dub dominated the Jamaican music landscape, few producers could equal the creative success of Joe Gibbs.

Assisted by the gifted sound engineer Errol Thompson, Gibbs issued many of the most popular and influential recordings of the period, performed by some of the island’s most celebrated artists.

During this time, he released two similarly branded vinyl collections, each comprising ten of the finest roots and DJ sounds from the period: ‘United Dreadlocks’, Volumes 1 and 2.

These hugely popular long-players provide the focus of this two CD collection, with their respective track listings bolstered by the cream of the producer’s output from 1976 to 1977.

Featuring numerous tracks new to CD, the compilation superbly demonstrates why Gibbs is sDll so highly regarded among fans of the reggae roots reggae sound.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

1 Set The Children Free – Gregory Isaacs
2 Children Of Israel – Dennis Brown
3 Wicked Have Fe Dressback – Earth & Stone
4 Devil’s Throne – Junior Delgado
5 TribulaKon – Joy White
6 Whip The Jah – Dennis Brown
7 Judgment Time – Junior Ross & The Spear
8 Rasta Man Say – Junior Ross & The Spear
9 Lovelight – Gregory Isaacs
10 Marcia – Freddie McKay
Bonus tracks
11 Babylon Too Rough – Gregory Isaacs
12 Jah Bring I Joy – Bobby Melody
13 Rockers Nu Crackers – Glen Washington
14 Things Not So Nice – Ronald & Karl
15 No Peace (Who Done It – Shorty The President
16 Band Your Belly – The Ethiopians
17 Jah Golden Pen – Silford Walker
18 Deck Of Cards – Prince Far I
19 Navel String – Dennis Walks
20 I’ll Never Be Lonely – Bobby Melody
21 Perilous Time – Leo Graham
22 Tribute To Michael Holding – Prince Far I

DISC TWO:
1 Close To Me – Ruddy Thomas
2 The Creator – George Nooks
3 Vineyard – Dennis Brown
4 Wise Bird – Cornel Campbell
5 Memories (By The Score) – Ruddy Thomas
6 Hooligan – Dennis Brown
7 Cool It Brothers – The Afriques
8 Set Up Yourself – Ferris Thomas
9 Heart and Soul – Junior Byles
10 My Man – Marcia Aitken Bonus tracks
11 Heavy Manners – Prince Far I
12 Boy A Love You – Marcia Aitken
13 Let’s Make A Baby – Ruddy Thomas
14 Tribal War – George Nooks
15 No Man’s Land – Cornel Campbell
16 Naay Pass His GCE – Shorty The President
17 Stop Picking On Me – Max Romeo
18 I’m SKll In Love With You Boy – Marcia Aitken
19 Three Piece Suit – Trinity
20 Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
21 Keep On Moving – The Mighty Diamonds
22 Two Sevens Clash – Culture

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DISC ONE:

1 Set The Children Free - Gregory Isaacs
2 Children Of Israel - Dennis Brown
3 Wicked Have Fe Dressback - Earth & Stone
4 Devil’s Throne - Junior Delgado
5 TribulaKon - Joy White
6 Whip The Jah - Dennis Brown
7 Judgment Time - Junior Ross & The Spear
8 Rasta Man Say - Junior Ross & The Spear
9 Lovelight - Gregory Isaacs
10 Marcia - Freddie McKay
Bonus tracks
11 Babylon Too Rough - Gregory Isaacs
12 Jah Bring I Joy - Bobby Melody
13 Rockers Nu Crackers - Glen Washington
14 Things Not So Nice - Ronald & Karl
15 No Peace (Who Done It - Shorty The President
16 Band Your Belly - The Ethiopians
17 Jah Golden Pen - Silford Walker
18 Deck Of Cards - Prince Far I
19 Navel String - Dennis Walks
20 I'll Never Be Lonely - Bobby Melody
21 Perilous Time - Leo Graham
22 Tribute To Michael Holding - Prince Far I

DISC TWO:
1 Close To Me - Ruddy Thomas
2 The Creator - George Nooks
3 Vineyard - Dennis Brown
4 Wise Bird - Cornel Campbell
5 Memories (By The Score) - Ruddy Thomas
6 Hooligan - Dennis Brown
7 Cool It Brothers - The Afriques
8 Set Up Yourself - Ferris Thomas
9 Heart and Soul - Junior Byles
10 My Man - Marcia Aitken Bonus tracks
11 Heavy Manners - Prince Far I
12 Boy A Love You - Marcia Aitken
13 Let's Make A Baby - Ruddy Thomas
14 Tribal War - George Nooks
15 No Man's Land - Cornel Campbell
16 Naay Pass His GCE - Shorty The President
17 Stop Picking On Me - Max Romeo
18 I’m SKll In Love With You Boy - Marcia Aitken
19 Three Piece Suit - Trinity
20 Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
21 Keep On Moving - The Mighty Diamonds
22 Two Sevens Clash - Culture

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