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Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?

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Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 04:44AM
I was listening to Winston Jarrett, who i never would have heard about if I hadn't been lucky enough to see him at the only snwmf I've been able to attend. I realized that i have hit a drought of discovering artists that are new to me. There must be other great singers that I've never heard of.

I'm hoping some of you can give me suggestions on some 70s roots singers to check out. I seem to have checked out most well known singers, the type of singers in every "top 100 reggae singers of all time" list I can find. (You know, Burning Spear, Toots, Jacob Miller, etc) I'm hoping to get into some of the others that aren't as well known.  I guess I'm looking for artists who aren't popular enough to be in most cd/record stores, but do have albums on either cd or itunes.

My favorite albums tend to be from the late 70s and early 80s. Do you have any suggestions? 

I don't post often, but have come to realize that the people who post here have a lot of reggae knowledge. I would love it if you could list the first couple of singers that pop into your mind. Thanks for any names you can give me!
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 12:48PM
here is my off-the-top list..

wailing souls - firehouse rock
wailing souls - inch pinchers
mighty diamonds - right time now
mighty diamonds - anything from the frontline series(google)
linval thompson - marijuana
linval thompson - look how me sexy
linval thompson - baby father
the meditations - deeper roots
the itals - brutal out deh
Gladiators - Proverbial Reggae

...

so many more.. but this is my early morning, brain still warming up, contribution..
AJ
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 04:44PM
Jason............Here's a few of my favorites that always found their way to my turntable or cassette player in the early to mid 1980's.
The Mighty Diamonds......"The Roots Is There" Shanachie label....1982
The Gladiators....."Sweet So Till"....FrontLine Records and Virgin Record labels.....1979
Carlton Livingston....."100 Weight Of Collie Weed"....Greensleeves Record label......1984
Michael Palmer....."Pull It Up Now".......Greensleeves Record label.......1985
Tony Tuff......"Come Fe Mash It".......Volcano label out of Jamaica.......1983
Frankie Jones......."Them Nice"......Harry J Records label out of Jamaica........1985
Maybe some of these artists are not what might be considered "roots" singers......but still mighty fine singers from that time period.

Forgot to mention two great compilations of 70's roots/dub music from Lee "Scratch" Perry................
"Open The Gate".....on the Trojan label.....released 1989
"Arkology"......on the Island label.....released 1997
IMHO.....these two are must haves.......winking smiley

Okay.....one more............
"Trojan "Roots" Box Set"......Trojan label........released 1999
50 tracks on 3 cd's..........I brought this one down to Jamaica a few times and I was lucky to leave the island with it! I did bring an extra copy down to Jamaica once to leave with a friend....had to get him off my back about it.Everybody loved this one.

Also "The Lost Album ~ Right Time Rockers" ..... U Roy signing/djing over Channel One/Mighty Diamonds ......SoundSytem label out of St. Louis,Mo. Recorded in the 70's and released 1998.
Another one I had to bring an extra copy to leave in JA.
Cheers



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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 07:57PM
TE TRACK - Lets Get Started

Earl 16 - Anything on Tamoki Wambesi
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 08:57PM
Prince Alla

Naggo Morris

Fred Locks
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 09:42PM
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leroy smart
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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 09:43PM
Bob Marley?
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 09:44PM
oops, made a point for 80s singers, sorry, my bad. killer artists still...

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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 09:46PM
big youth
yabby you
devon russell
larry marshall

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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 10:27PM
I suggest you listen to Sanjay's show each Friday and write down artists you like
3 to 6 pm California time. Music that you will never hear. This earthquake shattering sounds will destroy your speakers. Tune in @
[kzfr.org] worldwide or 90.1 FM within the 100 mile radius of Downtown Chico, CA

there's lot's of great singers that are not on mainstream lists
a few I include:
wayne wade
Judah eskender tafari
barry brown
carlton Livingston
carlton& the shoes
devon irons
edi Fitzroy
earth n stone
errol Dunkley
Michael palmer
Michael prophet
phillip frazer
prince Lincoln& the royal rasses
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 10:41PM
Hugh Mundell
Prince Far-I
Jacob Miller
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 17, 2016 11:45PM
At the Protoje show last night they mixed in some Hugh Mundell covers.

Not sure if Hugh Mundell counts as "under the radar", but you should definitely check him out!

Other suggestions:

Cornell Cambell
Johnny Clarke
Michael Prophet
Ronnie Davis
Barry Brown
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 18, 2016 05:06AM
Thank you all so much, that is an awesome list. So much fun learning about artists that I haven't heard of before. I appreciate you all taking the time to give me all these ideas. I will definitely look into them all... now I'm off to check out some of these ideas and do some shopping.
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 18, 2016 02:35PM
Twinkle Brothers
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 18, 2016 02:42PM
re: earth and stone

their pressure sounds album, 'kool roots' gets nuff play..

i remember buying this cd from natty rebel roots mail order outta salt lake city, circa 1997/1998..



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Ras_Adam
I suggest you listen to Sanjay's show each Friday and write down artists you like
3 to 6 pm California time. Music that you will never hear. This earthquake shattering sounds will destroy your speakers. Tune in @
[kzfr.org] worldwide or 90.1 FM within the 100 mile radius of Downtown Chico, CA

there's lot's of great singers that are not on mainstream lists
a few I include:
wayne wade
Judah eskender tafari
barry brown
carlton Livingston
carlton& the shoes
devon irons
edi Fitzroy
earth n stone
errol Dunkley
Michael palmer
Michael prophet
phillip frazer
prince Lincoln& the royal rasses
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 19, 2016 11:20PM
No one said Keith Hudson yet.
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 22, 2016 08:08PM
How about some Barry Brown?
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
March 23, 2016 05:24AM
Singers List

Freddie Mckay
Leroy Brown
Little Roy
Audley Rollins
Winston Reedy
Carlton Livingston
Jackie Edwards
Owen Grey
Michael Prophet
Earl 16
Reggae George
Ken Bob
Earl Blackwood
Mikey Spice
Frankie Jones
Tony Tuff
Devon Russell
Prince Alla
Willie Williams
Pat Kelly
Nicky Thomas
Jah Mel
Lacksley Castell
jimmy Riley
Mikey Spice
Desi Roots
Keith Poppin
Admiral Tibet
Barbara Jones
Errol Dunkley
Carlton Manning
Bernard Collins
Noel Brown
Rudy Mills
David Isaacs
Winston Francis
Ken Parker
Pat Kelly
Dobby Dobson
Ronnie Davis
Leonard Dillon

But I say... Some Never Even Plant yet want to Reap,
If you run, be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm on my own
Now I'm left alone..
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
April 02, 2016 05:20PM
Junior "Jux" Delgado - Taste of the Young Heart LP (among others)

CRUCIAL!
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
April 06, 2016 07:29PM
VICEROYS!
Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
April 08, 2016 07:57PM
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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
April 08, 2016 08:15PM
Giving thanks to AJ for posting song name, artist , year and record publisher

Proper APA citation brethren!!

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Re: Can you suggest some 70s roots singers?
April 08, 2016 10:16PM
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Giving thanks to AJ for posting song name, artist , year and record publisher

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