Saturday 29 June 2024

Rebel Music (1979)



I got this reggae compilation when it was released in 1979. It was then, and remains, the best double album compilation introduction to the richness, and sweetness, of Jamaician reggae. It was compiled by David Headley from the Trojan back catalogue. Some of these tracks have haunted me for decades, and there is not a clunker on the album. Listen to Little Roy's Hard Fighter and Bob Andy's You don't Know to learn what reggae, in its hey-day, could achieve. Even today I can sing along with almost every track on this album. The cover art remains gloriously, colourfully, out there.