Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Various - Real Authentic Reggae Volume 2: Compiled by David Rodigan (BBE)

Esteemed London based reggae selector David Rodigan returns to BBE with a second volume of his Authentic Reggae series, which features recent wonderful musical moments alongside dusty classics from the past. The cover art to the compilation depicts Marcus Garvey charting the movement of African Americans from the Americas to Africa, which is significant to the compilation due to Garvey’s Jamaican heritage, the country’s role in the slave trade and the island’s synonymity with reggae. Highlights on this heartening compilation include Johnny Clark’s haunting Do You Love Me, Macka B’s respectful Empress Divine and The Viceroys desolate Heart Made Of Stone. This is another excellent selection of raw and organic reggae from the masterful Rodgian.

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