Roots Reggae - For The Vinyl Junkie

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Roots reggae is a subgenre of reggae that concerns itself with the life of the ghetto sufferer.[1] Lyrical themes include poverty, social issues, resistance to government oppression, repatriation, and Rastafari. The heyday of roots reggae is usually considered the latter half of the 1970s, with singers such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, and Lincoln Thompson teaming up with producers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bunny Lee, Joseph Hoo Kim and Coxsone Dodd. The experimental pioneering of such producers within often-restricted technological parameters gave birth to dub, and is seen by some music historians as one of the earliest (albeit analogue) contributions to modern dance music production techniques. Roots reggae, having its origins in the Jamaican landscape, also made its way into the United States with the mass migration of Jamaicans to New York. This took place with the reforms made to American immigration laws in the early 1960's. Along with localized traditions and food, reggae music was inevitably brought as well, contributing to the New York City soundscape

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Artist: World & Reggae
Video title: Roots Reggae - For The Vinyl Junkie
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