TLP 003: Leroy Smart and his album, Dread Hot In Africa

29 Oct

Today (July 17, 2011) on The Listening Party we party like the 1970s – the so called golden era of reggae music – a time of dynamic social consciousness and activism and also when we see reggae transition from singers, to deejays, to dub to rock in just a few short years.

THE PLAYLIST- 1970 Time Machine

John Holt – Ali Baba (1970) Ali Baba - Trojan: Mod Reggae Box Set (Limited Edtion)

The Wailers – Duppy Conquerer (1970) Duppy Conqueror - Original Cuts

Judy Mowatt – I Shall SIng (1970) I Shall Sing - Tighten Up, Vol. 4

U Roy – Wake The Town and Tell The People (1970) Wake the Town and Tell the People - 30 Massive Shots from Treasure Isle

Alton Ellis – Lord Deliver Us (1971) Lord Deliver Us - I'm Still In Love With You

Delroy Wilson – Better Must COme (1971) Better Must Come - The Very Best of Delroy Wilson

Horace Andy – Skylarking (1972) Skylarking - Best of Horace Andy, Vol. 1 & 2

Junior Byles – Come Da Da (1972) (Festival) Da Da - Beat Down Babylon (The Upsetter Years)

Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come (1973) The Harder They Come - The Harder They Come

Heptones – The Book of Rules (1973) Book of Rules - Rockers (Original Soundtrack)

Keith Hudson – Pick A Dub (1974)

The Maytals – Time Tough (1974) Time Tough - The Very Best of Toots & the Maytals

The Meditations – Babylon Trap Them (1975) Babylon Trap Them - Deeper Roots (The Best of the Meditations)

Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey (1975) Marcus Garvey - Marcus Garvey / Garvey's Ghost

Fred Locks – Black Star Liner (1976) Black Star Liner - Black Star Liner

Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard (1976) Tenement Yard - Rockers (Original Soundtrack)

Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland (1976) Dreamland - Reggae Lasting Love Songs

Gregory Isaacs – Slavemaster (1977) Slavemaster - Mr. Isaacs

The Congos – Children Crying (1977) Children Crying - Heart of the Congos

Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking (1977) Uptown Top Ranking - Uptown Top Ranking

Kiddus I – Graduation Unto Zion (1978) Graduation In Zion - Rockers (Original Soundtrack)

Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution (1978) Handsworth Revolution - Handsworth Revolution

Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style (1979) Rub-A-Dub Style - Rub-A-Dub Style

Sugar Minot – Oh Mr DC (1979) Oh Mr. D.C. - The Best of Studio One

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