yardie's reggae collection - rough guide to reggae


Steve Barrow & Peter Dalton'S Rough Guide To Reggae is the best choice if you are looking for a history of the Jamaican music throughout its albums, and the book itself can be considered as a classic. The list below contains what they consider essential sets or compilations. Please note that this list is taken from the second edition of the book (2001). The albums (in their CD format) collected in Yardie-Reggae are linked below. When only the name is shown, this means that Yardie has at least one CD from him / her.


- V/A "From the Grass Roots of Jamaica" THE BIRTH OF THE SOUND SYSTEMS
- Aitken, Laurel " The Pioneer of Jamaican Music"
- Count Ossie "A Rasta Reggae Legend"
- King Stitt "Dance Hall ’63"
- V/A "Sir Coxsone & Duke Reid in Concert at Forresters’ Hall" SKA AUTHENTIC
- Alphonso, Roland "Something Special: Ska Shots"
- Drummond, Don "Best of"
- Lord Creator "Don’t Stay Out Late"
- Maytals "Prince Buster Record Shack Presents the Original Golden Oldies Vol 3"
- Skatalites "Foundation Ska"
- Skatalites "Ska Authentic"
- Skatalites "Ska Authentic Volume 2"
- Skatalites "Ska Boo Da Ba"
- Skatalites & Friends "At Randy’s"
- V/A "Club Ska ’67"
- V/A "Club Ska ’67 Volume 2"
- V/A (Clement Dodd Productions) "Ska Bonanza: Studio One Years"
- V/A (Top Deck Productions) "Ska Down Jamaica Way"

- Ranglin, Ernest "Below the Bassline"
- Ranglin, Ernest "Sounds & Power"

- V/A "Catch This Beat" RUDE BOY MUSIC - Dekker, Desmond & the Aces "Action!" - Ellis, Alton "Cry Tough" - Tosh, Peter "The Toughest" GET READY, IT'S ROCKSTEADY - DUKE REID & COXSONE - Andy, Bob "Song Book" - Boothe, Ken "A Man & His Hits" - Heptones "On Top" - Kelly, Pat "Vintage Series" - Melodians "Swing & Dine" - Paragons "Golden Hits: The Great Treasure Isle Collection Vol 2" - Techniques "Rock Steady Classics" - Wilson, Delroy "Original Twelve: Best of" - V/A "Duke Reid’s Treasure Chest" - V/A "Mojo Rocksteady" CATCH THIS BEAT: THE NEW PRODUCERS - Smith, Slim "Early Days" - V/A (Joe Gibbs Productions) "Joe Gibbs: Amalgamated Label, Explosive Rocksteady 1967-73" EARLY REGGAE
- V/A "Monkey Business" - V/A "The Harder They Come: Soundtrack" THE BIG THREE IN THE REGGAE ERA - Brooks, Cedric "Im Flash Forward" - Burning Spear "Presenting" - Burning Spear "Rocking Time" - Ellis, Alton "Sunday Coming" - Holt, John "Like a Bolt: Classic Rocksteady & Reggae" - Marshall, Larry "Presenting" - Mittoo, Jackie "Keyboard King at Studio One" - Mittoo, Jackie "Tribute to…" - Wailing Souls "Wailing Souls" PROMOTIONS TO THE PREMIER - Leagueo Brown, Dennis "Best of…" - Campbell, Cornell "Minstrel: Classic Reggae 1972-77" - Ethiopians "Original Reggae Hit Sound" - Maytals "Bla Bla Bla" - V/A (Clancy Eccles Productions) "Clancy Eccles Presents his Reggae Revue" - V/A (Harry Mudie Productions)"Let Me Tell You Boy" NEW PRODUCERS ENTER THE ARENA - Hudson, Keith "Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood" - V/A (Keith Hudson Productions) "Studio Kinda Cloudy" - V/A (Rupie Edwards Productions) "Pure Gold" - V/A (Winston Riley Productions) "Roots Techniques" WAKE THE TOWN: HOW THE DJ CAME TO RULE THE NATION - Big Youth "Screaming Target" - Dennis Alcapone "My Voice is Insured for Half a Million Dollars" - U-Roy "Super Boss" REBEL MUSIC & RASTA CHANTS - Byles, Junior "Curly Locks: Best of… & the Upsetters 1970-76" - Byles, Junior & Friends "129 Beat Street: Ja-Man Special 1975-78" - Marley, Bob & the Wailers "African Herbsman" - V/A "Rebel Music" - V/A (Lee Perry Productions) "Upsetter Collection" - V/A (Winston Riley Productions) "Blood & Fire" ROOTS REGGAE
- V/A "Classic Reggae: Definitive Revival Reggae Mastercuts Vol 1" BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Marley, Bob & the Wailers "Legend" - Marley, Bob & the Wailers "Natural Mystic" - Marley, Bob & the Wailers "Songs of Freedom" - Wailer, Bunny "Blackheart Man" UK CONNECTION - Black Uhuru "Showcase" - Burning Spear "Marcus Garvey" - Burning Spear "Social Living" - Gladiators – "Trenchtown Mix Up" - Ruby, Jack "Presents the Black Foundation" (Jack Ruby Productions) - "Black Foundation in Dub"

- Brown, Dennis "Visions"
- Campbell, Cornell "I Shall Not Remove 1975-80"
- Clarke, Johnny "Don’t Trouble Trouble"
- Clarke, Johnny "Dreader Dread 1976-78"
- Congos "Heart of the Congos"
- Culture "Two Sevens Clash"
- Mighty Diamonds "When the Right Time Come/I Need a Roof"
- Miller, Jacob "Who Say Jah No Dread"
- Pablo, Augustus "El Rockers"
- Pablo, Augustus "Original Rockers"
- U Roy "Right Time Rockers"
- Walker, Sylford & Welton Irie "Lamb’s Bread International"
- Yabby You "Jesus Dread 1972-77"
- V/A (Augustus Pablo Productions) "Classic Rockers 2"
- V/A (Bunny Lee Productions) "If Deejay Was Your Trade"
- V/A (Lee Perry Productions) "Build the Ark"
- V/A (Lee Perry Productions) "Open the Gate"
- V/A (Winston Riley Productions) "Observation Station"


- Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari "Grounation"


- Abyssinians "Satta Massa Gana"
- Royals "Pick Up the Pieces"
- Wailing Souls "Wild Suspense"


- Big Youth "Everyday Skank: Best of"
- Doctor Alimantado "Best Dressed Chicken in Town"
- I Roy "Don’t Check Me with No Lightweight Stuff 1972-75"
- Prince Alla "Heaven is My Roof"


- Andy, Horace "Good Vibes"
- Andy, Horace "In the Light/In the Light Dub"
- Brown, Dennis "Open the Gate: Greatest Hits Vol 2"
- Brown, Dennis "Some Like it Hot: Greatest Hits Vol 1"
- Higgs, Joe "Life of Contradiction"
- Isaacs, Gregory "Soon Forward"
- Romeo, Max "Open the Iron Gate 1973-77"
- Wilson, Delroy "Sarge"


- Israel Vibration "Same Song"


- Fred Locks "Black Star Liner"
- Hinds, Justin & the Dominoes "Travel with Love"
- Little Roy (w. Ian Rock & the Heptones) "Tafari Earth Uprising"
- Moses, Pablo "Revolutionary Dream"

- Various Producers – "Rodigan’s Dub Classics: Serious Selections Vol 1, Mixed by King Tubby, Prince Jammy & Scientist" DUBWISE SHOWER - Dodd, Clement (Productions) "Dub Store Special" - Gibbs Joe & Errol Thompson (Productions) "African Dub Almighty Chapters 1-4" - Holness, Winston ‘Niney’ (Productions) "Dubbing with the Observer" - Hookim, Joseph ‘Joe Joe’ (Productions) "Vital Dub Strictly Rockers" - Hudson, Keith (Productions) "Pick a Dub" - Jackson, Vivian (Productions) "King Tubby’s Prophecy of Dub" - Lee, Bunny (Productions) "Dub Gone 2 Crazy: In Fine Style 1975-1979" - Lee, Bunny (Productions) "Dub Gone Crazy: Evolution of Dub at King Tubby’s 1975-1979" - Pablo, Augustus (Productions) "King Tubby’s Meets Rockers Uptown" - Perry, Lee (Productions) "Blackboard Jungle Dub" - Perry, Lee (Productions) "Super Ape" DUB EXPLOSION - Mudie, Harry (Productions) "Meets King Tubby’s in Dub Conference Vols 1-3" - Rodney, Winston (Productions) "Living Dub Vols 1 & 2" DUBBING INTO THE 1980S - Brown, Glen (Productions) "& King Tubby: Termination Dub 1973-79" - Thompson, Linval (Productions) "Scientist Encounters Pac Man" - Thompson, Linval (Productions) "Scientist Meets the Space Invaders" DANCEHALL
- V/A "Forward: a Selection of Greensleeves Top Singles 1977-8" ROOTS TRADITION, THE ROOTS RADICS & BARRINGTON LEVY - Isaacs, Gregory "Lonely Lover" - Levy, Barrington "Collection" DEEJAY DOMINANCE - Lone Ranger "M16" - V/A "A Deejay Explosion Inna Dance Hall Style" DANCE PON THE RIDDIM - McGregor, Freddie "Bobby Babylon" - Minott, Sugar "Live Loving" - Osbourne, Johnny "Truths & Rights" - V/A (Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd Productions) "Showcase Vol 1" HENRY "JUNJO" LAWES RULES THE DANCEHALL - Wailing Souls "Fire House Rock" PRINCE JAMMY - Half Pint "Monkey Man Skank" - V/A (Prince Jammy Productions) "Prince Jammy: A Man & His Music Vol 3, Hits Style" SUGAR MINOTT - Minott, Sugar "Black Roots" SLY & ROBBIE - Brown, Dennis "Brown Sugar" - Kamoze, Ini "Ini Kamoze" WORRIES IN THE DANCE: MORE PRODUCERS JOIN THE CROWD - McGregor, Freddie "Big Ship" - Mighty Diamonds "Changes" RAGGA
ONE RHYTHM ALBUMS - Kelly, Dave ‘Rude Boy’ (Productions) "Arabian Jam" - Kelly, Dave ‘Rude Boy’ (Productions) "Pepper Seed" KING JAMMY - Frazer, Dean "Big Bad Sax" - Gibbons, Leroy "Four Seasons Lover" - King Jammy (Productions) "Prince Jammy: A Man & His Music Vol 2, Computer Style" - Lieutenant Stitchie "Wear Yu Size" - Nitty Gritty "Trials & Crosses: Tribute to…"


- King Tubby (Productions) "Presents Soundclash Dubplate Style"


- V/A (Gussie Clarke Productions) "Hardcore Reggae"


- McGregor, Freddie "Now"
- Steely and Clevie (Productions) "Play Studio One Vintage"


- Cocoa Tea "Come Love Me"
- Griffiths, Marcia "Indomitable"
- Hammond, Beres "A Love Affair"
- Paul, Frankie "Sara"


- Banton, Buju "‘Til Shiloh"
- Bounty Killer "My Xperience"
- Capleton "Prophecy"
- Ninjaman "Bounty Hunter"
- Shabba Ranks "Golden Touch"

- Bushman "Total Commitment" - Garnett Silk "Gold" - General, Mikey "Spiritual Revolution" - Heritage, Morgan "Protect Us Jah" - Jahmali "El Shaddai" - Luciano "Where There is Life" - Rose, Michael "Sly & Robbie Present the Taxi Sessions" - Tony Rebel "If Jah" - V/A (Bobby Digital Productions) "Digital B Presents Kette Drum" - V/A (Sky High Productions) "Sky High & Mau Mau Present Marcus Garvey Chant" BOBO DREAD DEEJAYS, CHANTERS & SINGERS - Anthony B "Real Revolutionary" - Capleton "More Fire" - Sizzla "Black Woman & Child" - Sizzla "Bobo Ashanti" REGGAE IN BRITAIN
ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE, UK STYLE - Steel Pulse "Handsworth Revolution" - V/A "Don’t Call Us Immigrants" LOVERS ROCK - Barry Boom "Living Boom" - Davis, Janet Lee "Missing You" - Hunnigale, Peter "Reggae Max" - Kay, Janet "Ultimate Collection" - Mafia, Leroy "Finders Keepers" - V/A "Lovers Rock: Serious Selections Vols 1-3" - V/A (Fashion Productions) "Lovers Fashion Vols 1 & 2" FROM DEEJAYS TO RAGGA - Levy, General "Wickedness Increase" - Macka B "Sign of the Times" - Maxi Priest "Bonafide" - Top Cat "9 Lives of the Cat" - Top Cat "Cat O’ Nine Tales" - V/A (Saxon Productions) "Saxon Studio Presents Dance Hall Specials Vol 1" ROOTS REVIVAL - Banton, Starky "Powers Youth" - Brown, Leroy "Rhyme & Reason" REGGAE IN THE USA US REGGAE TAKES ROOT - Andy, Horace "Dance Hall Style" NY DANCEHALL & RAGGA - Red Fox "As a Matter of Fox" - Shinehead "Rough & Rugged" - Shinehead "Troddin’" - Washington, Glen "Brother to Brother" - Washington, Glen "Wandering Stranger

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