TAKE US HOME - BOSTON ROOTS REGGAE FROM 1979 TO 1988 by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU105470
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitleTAKE US HOME - BOSTON ROOTS REGGAE FROM 1979 TO 1988
LabelCULTURES OF SOUL
Catalog #COS024 LP
Genre
ReleaseW 09 - 2019
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode8 20250 00241 4
Benelux exclusive, Import
€ 29,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. I Tones - Love is A Pleasure
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/1.mp3
  2. Danny Tucker - Take Us Home
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/2.mp3
  3. Danny Tucker - Changes
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/3.mp3
  4. Danny Tucker - Our Father's Land
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/4.mp3
  5. Zion Initation - Think About It
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/5.mp3
  6. Zion Initation - Jah Light
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/6.mp3
  7. Zion Initation - Conquering Lion
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/7.mp3
  8. Zion Initation - Burning Fire
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/8.mp3
  9. Zion Initation - Got to Love Jah Jah
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/9.mp3
  10. Healin' of the Nations - Without Your Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/10.mp3
  11. Healin' of the Nations - Nations, Unite (Peace Across The Land)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/11.mp3
  12. Healin' of the Nations - Love Is The Answer
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/12.mp3
  13. Lambsbread - Country Girl
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/13.mp3
  14. Lambsbread - Two Minute Warning
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/14.mp3
  15. Lambsbread - International Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/15.mp3
  16. Errol Strength - Errol's Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/16.mp3
  17. Errol Strength - Oh What A Saturday Night
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/cos024_lp_take_us_home_-_boston_roots_reggae_from_1979_to_1988/17.mp3

Description

Compilation of reggae music by artists active in 1979 - 1988 in Boston, US

In the 1970s reggae music burst forth from its birthplace of Jamaica and took over the world. Who would have ever thought that one of the first outposts it captured on its way to global domination would be an unlikely city known mostly for its Brahmin heritage and blue‐collar brawlers as well as for violent racial polarization? Boston, Massachusetts was the first region in the US to really “get” reggae, adopting it as early as 1973 when the city’s huge student population turned the low‐budget Jamaican B‐flick The Harder They Come into a midnight cult classic. The city would gain a reputation as a key market for any international reggae act trying to gain a foothold in America. But besides being early enthusiasts and advocates for the music, Bostonians would also become bountiful producers of reggae as well, with a network of clubs, singers and musicians coalescing to form an organic Boston roots scene: A scene that would yield acts as varied as Zion Initation (a solid, spiritually‐inclined Rasta band), to the I Tones (an ambitious, multiracial group that set a new standard for pop success), and even reaching across New England to embrace the Vermont‐based Lambsbread (a latter‐day reggae reincarnation of the legendary African‐American proto‐punk trio Death, later made famous by 2013’s revivalist documentary (A Band Called Death).

Boston‐based music journalists/historians Noah Schaffer and Uchenna Ikonne have teamed up with Cultures of Soul to compile an overview of some of the most crucial cuts to emerge from Boston during the height of the reggae boom in the 1980s. Formatted on CD or 2LP set both configurations come with a 28‐page book documenting the rich history of this music scene with in‐depth analyses and photos of the reggae artists involved.

Almost all of this music is reissued for the very first time, including rare gems such as Danny Tucker’s “Our Father’s Land,” Zion Initation’s “Think About It,” I Tones’ “Love is a Pleasure” and Lambsbread’s “Two Minute Warning” are sure to delight both roots connoisseurs and newcomers to the genre, and open up a time tunnel to a little‐known golden age of American reggae, and an even less‐known scene that facilitated the expansion of the music into an international phenomenon. Coming out on March 1st you can pre-order now!