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Weighty, A-grade roots rockers from High Times. Both sides extended.

Classic roots, produced in JA by Stafford James (who ran the Mafia Tone Sound and a record shop here in Birmingham). Fully loaded with a Tubbys dub.

On King Tubby’s version of Declaration Of Rights.

Majestic, jazzy, mystical roots.

Bob Skeng at the mic — this is the original, early-eighties acoustic version.

A Freedom Sounds from 1978, with Scientist dishing out the dub.

Unreleased mixes of this early eighties heavyweight from the MSR label.

From 1981, the Headphone label.

Deep roots originally issued on an obscure Jah Lion UK twelve, credited to Desmond Craig. On the flip, the melodica-led instrumental Jack The Ripper should have had Augustus Pablo checking his pockets.

London calling, from 1981. Originally ‘Night Ravia’, on the JA label Coptic Lion.

Excellent 1980 roots originally out on Harvest; subsequently booted by Burning Vibrations. Willie is Arnold, the Skatalites’ trumpeter. With the Soul Syndicate.

Brilliant Sugar Minott production of the Yabby You song. Full-blown, busy, mazy, hard-rocking music. Great horns, tough dub. From 1981, originally on Black Roots; a Shaka favourite.

Rootical soundboy tune from Channel One.

Tough, late-80s UK steppers, with a Mad Professor dub.