Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Various Artists - Uptown Top Ranking (2 Discs)
It has been far too long since Daddy posted any roots reggae and for that I do apologize. My days and nights are made more bearable with the great music from Jamaica. This, aside from some Hank Williams Sr., is the only religious music I have ever been able to stomach in all my years. If the Rastafarians hadn't bet on the wrong horse (the scandalous Selassie) they would have one of the more appealing belief systems I have ever run across. Their devotion, love of the natural world and music is well worthy of our praise. Some of the best of reggae legends are in their finest form on these discs - The Melodians dreamy and relevant 'Rivers Of Babylon' with my favorite line 'So let the words of our mouths/and the meditation of our hearts/be acceptable in thy sight' - truly poetic. Also in top form are Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, The Ethiopians, Ken Boothe and a whole who's who of reggaes best and brightest.
links in comments bruddah