Various Artists / Surf Roots
Album: Surf Roots   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2006
Label:Resin Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-31 Pull Date: 2007-03-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 11 Jan 28 Jan 14 Jan 7
Airplays: 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 29, 2016: Happy Hour
Beautiful Lunatic
4. Nov 24, 2008: Happy Hour
Beautiful Lunatic
2. Sep 06, 2010: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Beautiful Lunatic
5. May 26, 2008: Happy Hour - Coverin' for PACC
3. Jul 02, 2009: Happy Hour
Beautiful Lunatic
6. May 15, 2008: Happy Hour
Beautiful Lunatic

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-01-01
[coll]: Surf Roots (Resin Music)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/24/06
Surf Reggae, mostly from So-Cal. Huge variety of styles – some are really nice (if sometimes a bit on the pop side), some make me wonder if surfer’s brains aren’t a bit waterlogged. I suspect that there are people who enjoy sweet pop and “college radio” stuff that will like the stuff I found nigh-unlistenable, so judge for yourself.
No FCCs detected. Track 15 is best, 1 and 2 are very good.
1. 3:43 ***a bit downtempo, laid back bubble with a bit of swing, Ziggy’s distinctive vocals.
2. 4:12 ***big electric guitars, then very uptempo skank. Nice combo,.
3. 3:03 *folky, breathy vocals and skank unplugged acoustic vibe. Sounds like a banjo – that’s one nice touch.
4. 3:42 **birdsong (?) intro. Cute, happy hip hoppish uptempo skank. Not a bad sound, actually – very nice bass and good beat.
5. 3:39 *uptempo pop-rock skank – can’t really pin down what I’d call this. Lots of electric guitar.
6. 3:36 solo piano, downbeat pop vibe. Folky vocals, strings…
7. 3:37 bangs and sirens, then uptempo hard rock guitar, pop vocals. rather oddly mutates into uptempo skank of sorts.
8. 5:01 acoustic guitar strumming and picking, solo pretty vocals love song… Downtempo bubble actually shows up, but it’s all too pretty…
9. 3:36 *long intro, sort of a midtempo calypso groove with crowd noises and various vocals. a bit on the pop side, but a nice beat.
10. 2:43 **uptempo high energy guitars, uptempo skank with pop vocals – I think they’re tongue in cheek. Nice moments.
11. 4:36 **uptempo dubby bubble/skank. Decent vocals and lyrics, solid music.
12. 3:30 *Motown-ish horn intro, uptempo bubble with modern R&B backing vocals, pop reggae and dancehall lead vocals.
13. 2:37 **midtempo skank, bit of Spanglish vocals.
14. 4:32 long folk-pop intro, downtempo skank with sweet pop love song vocals.
15. 5:46 ****midtempo bubble with uptempo overlaid syncopation, dubby and understated – really nice.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ziggy Marley True To Myself
2. Common Sense A Little Bit Closer
3. Trevor Hall Beautiful Lunatic
4. Opm Rollin
5. B Foundation, The Be Alright
6. Slackstring Sunday Jen
7. P-Nuckle Black Bag Operation
8. Sashamon Necta
9. Mr. Anonymous Feat. Dave Wakeling And Michael Rose Good Vibe
10. Ballyhoo! Radio
11. Tomorrows Bad Seeds Vices
12. Chapter 11 Long Time
13. Horizen Mas Despacio
14. Diego Roots Good Times
15. Groundation Feat. Don Carlos & Cedric Myton Don's Dub