Editors’ Notes While the forceful, take-no-prisoners protest songs of Bob Marley and the longing, romantic pleas of Gregory Isaac seek truth through different means, these ear-catching roots-reggae classics all speak to the day-to-day personal and social issues of the African diaspora. Politics, pleasure, and spirituality mingle throughout this decades-spanning survey of songs that celebrate stripped-down aggression and mind-clearing hedonism in equal measure. Follow the evolution of roots music into the present day through the lens of modern torchbearers like Chronixx, whose reggae yields sharp pop hooks with conscious lyrics.

SONG
ALBUM
54-46 Was My Number
3:24
 
Police & Thieves
4:04
 
Get Up, Stand Up
3:20
 
War Ina Babylon (Single Edit)
4:49
 
Two Sevens Clash
3:28
 
Legalize It
4:39
 
Night Nurse
4:09
 
The Same Song
3:59
 
Skylarking
2:46
 
Marcus Garvey
3:27
 
Dream Land
2:45
 
Wolf & Leopards
2:46
 
Uptown Top Ranking
3:49
 
Sinsemilla
5:11
 
Better Must Come
2:43
 
One Love / People Get Ready (Exodus 40 Mix)
2:58
 
Fade Away
3:01
 
The Harder They Come (Single Version)
3:09
 
Jah Jah Give Us Life to Live
3:30
 
Handsworth Revolution
5:20
 
Stepping Razor
5:47
 
Good Thing Going
3:40
 
Police In Helicopter
3:39
 
Pass the Kutchie
3:35
 
Revolution, Pt. 1
5:05
 
Hail H.I.M (2002 Remastered Version)
4:15
 
One Draw
4:25
 
Jacqueline
3:07
 
Don't Cut off Your Dreadlocks
3:20
 
Roots and Culture
6:08
 
Burning
3:01
 
Hills and Valleys
4:33
 
Who Knows (feat. Chronixx)
3:28
 
Solid As a Rock
3:34
 
Earth a Run Red
3:47
 
Jah Jah City
3:22
 
It's Me Again Jah
4:02
 
Your House
3:41
 
3:51
 
Fire House Rock
4:15
 
Rich Man Poor Man
3:44
 
Cool and Calm
4:25
 
Chase The Devil
3:26
 
Many Changes In Life
2:57
 
Rock Away
3:53
 
World-a-Reggae
3:50
 
Big Ship
3:17
 
I'm Not Ashamed
3:59
 
6:17
 
Cool Down The Pace
5:17
 
Joker Smoker (12" Mix)
7:11
 
Them Never Love Poor Marcus
3:27
 
Time Tough
4:23
 
Book of Rules
3:00
 
1865 (96º In the Shade)
4:28
 
African Children
3:40
 
Kingly Character
3:30
 
One Step Forward (Single Edit)
3:35
 
7:49
 
Brimstone & Fire
5:45
 
The International Herb (2001 Remastered)
3:20
 
Far East
2:58
 
Sound System
3:24
 
I Need a Roof
3:02
 
Money in My Pocket
2:32
 
Declaration of Rights
3:26
 
On the Other Side
3:41
 
Tenament Yard (feat. Inner Circle)
2:34
 
Johnny B Goode (2002 - Remaster)
4:04
 
Sponji Reggae
4:28
 
Rivers of Babylon
3:25
 
Sleepin' Lion
4:35
 
Roots, Rock, Reggae
3:37
 
Spanish Town Rockin'
3:24
 
Good Life
4:04
 
When Jah Arise (feat. Lutan Fyah)
4:08
 
Herbalist
3:11
 
Hail King Selassie (feat. Luciano)
3:48
 
Raggamuffin
3:31
 
Africa Must Be Free By 1983
2:28
 
I Love Marijuana
3:17
 
Cool Breeze
3:23
 
Reggae Got Soul
3:08
 
Reggae Fever
3:25
 
Zion Gate
3:37
 
Jah Blessing (feat. Luciano)
3:48
 
Life We Live
3:30
 
Sudden Flight (feat. Jesse Royal & Sevana)
3:40
 
Capture Land
4:11
 
Dem Gone
4:01
 
Ark of Covenant
3:46
 
Cool Out Son
3:20
 
You Are My Angel
2:51
 
Fever
2:52
 
3:34
 
Ain't No Sunshine
2:17
 
Blood and Fire
3:08
 
Conquering Lion
3:21
 
Mellow Mood
3:51
 

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