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Various Artists / Studio One Roots: Vol. 3
Album:Studio One Roots: Vol. 3 Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:12/2007
Label:Soul Jazz Records 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-12-26 
Studio One Roots, Vol. 3
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/18/07
Roots of Nyahbinghi, social consciousness and Rasta Reggae from the 70’s. The liner notes are worth a read – about how the Nyahbinghi drum descended from the Jamaican outcasts who had preserved something of African drumming as a deliberate revolutionary act. The 70’s saw a lot of violence and social strife in Jamaica, and there’s a lot of diatribe in these songs. Many great stars, some relative unknowns – everything is good to great in my book. No FCCs.
1. **simple swingy midtempo skank, rootsy and spirited.
2. **very pretty singing and harmonies, positive message.
3. ***somewhat uptempo nyahbinghi and very spirited young vocalists. Nice.
4. ***dubby, with echo-y vocals back in the mix, menacing Babylon.
5. **very simple skank with a fair amount of dub, Dillinger’s distinctive toasting, more menacing Babylon.
6. **sweet bubble with fine vocals by one of the great Reggae trios.
7. **midtempo instrumental skank with prominent bass, guitar and horns.
8. ***cool upbeat bubble with rich soulful vocals.
9. **very simple and folksy sounding pot-smoking song with sweet sax.
10. ***rather dramatic intro, then slightly downtempo skank with prominent nyahbinghi drums and horns. Chanted vocals – this was a very influential number way back in the day.
11. **jaunty riddim, sweet harmonies.
12. **midtempo easy rocker with lots of keyboards, lots of harmonies and fyah bun dem lyrics.
13. ***deep nyahbinghi roots instrumental, big drums and horns. Killer muted cornet solo.
14. ***downbeat dub with classic toast.
15. **downtempo bubble with sweet vocals.
16. **midtempo pretty bubble with really lovely high harmonies.
17. ***midtempo skank, kids singing, make love not war lyrics..
18. ***downtempo nyahbinghi, pretty sax, and strange but sweet vocals.


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.freddie mckay (I'm) A Free Man
2.Jennifer Lara A Change Is Gonna Come
3.Alton And Zoot Oppression
4.Winston Flames In A Armagideon
5.Dillinger Babylon Fever
6.Gladiators Re Arrange
7.Vin Gordon Fullness
8.Larry Marshall Better Must Come
9.Cliff Stewart Burn Collie
10.Im And Count Ossie So Long Rastafari Calling
11.Nightingales, The What A Situation
12.Clifton Gibbs & The Selected Few Brimstone And Fire
13.Dub Specialist Musical Science
14.Prince Jazzbo Creation Skank
15.Errol Dunkley Way Down Low
16.Lloyd Forest Where It's At
17.Dynamic Four, The Let's Make Love
18.Judah Eskender Tafari Jah Light