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Rating: NNNNWhat might appear to be another shoddy budget-line collection of the same tired reggae toasting tunes is actually an.


Rating: NNNN

What might appear to be another shoddy budget-line collection of the same tired reggae toasting tunes is actually an astutely compiled sampling of some of the very best DJ joints from the 70s golden era. Along with classics like I Roy’s Black Man’s Time, Scotty’s Draw Your Brakes, Big Youth’s Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing and U Roy’s Wake The Town (popularly sampled on Dawn Penn’s You Don’t Love Me), the 15-track disc drawn from the Trojan archives includes the sceaming I’ve Got To Get Away by Dave Barker (of Dave and Ansel Collins fame), Charlie Ace’s extremely rare Creation Version and Jah Woosh’s under-appreciated I’m Alright, based on Horace Andy’s brilliant Don’t Think About Me. Classic Reggae: The DeeJays serves as an excellent primer for anyone retracing the roots of rap.

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