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Four of the finest roots albums ever to see issue. Includes tracks new to CD. Performed and produced by one of British music's greatest talents. By the mid-1970s, having made his name as one of Britain's most gifted and versatile musical talents with leading UK reggae outfit Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell sought to expand his horizons further by creating new material away from the confines of the group. Arguably his most impressive works from this time were four albums released under the nom-de-plume of the 4th Street Orchestra. Released between 1976 and 1978, each set comprised a mixture of high-quality roots and dub, with their sound so authentic, reggae connoisseurs were convinced the music had to be of Jamaican origin. Today, these seminal - and now hugely collectable - LPs are widely regarded by music fans to be among the finest British produced reggae music ever to see issue during the roots era. Now, at long last, they are brought together for this essential set, with a further eight Dennis Bovell-produced bonus tracks from the period making this 2CD even more compelling.
Four of the finest roots albums ever to see issue. Includes tracks new to CD. Performed and produced by one of British music's greatest talents. By the mid-1970s, having made his name as one of Britain's most gifted and versatile musical talents with leading UK reggae outfit Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell sought to expand his horizons further by creating new material away from the confines of the group. Arguably his most impressive works from this time were four albums released under the nom-de-plume of the 4th Street Orchestra. Released between 1976 and 1978, each set comprised a mixture of high-quality roots and dub, with their sound so authentic, reggae connoisseurs were convinced the music had to be of Jamaican origin. Today, these seminal - and now hugely collectable - LPs are widely regarded by music fans to be among the finest British produced reggae music ever to see issue during the roots era. Now, at long last, they are brought together for this essential set, with a further eight Dennis Bovell-produced bonus tracks from the period making this 2CD even more compelling.
5013929283046

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 10/27/2023
UPC: 5013929283046

4th Street Orchestra Collection (Uk)
Artist: Dennis Bovell
Format: CD
New: Available $29.99
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DISC: 1

1. Ah Who Seh
2. Za-Ion
3. Jah Chase Dem
4. Half Way To Za-Ion
5. Run Dem Out
6. Out-A-Order
7. Sing-A-Man
8. Go Deh
9. Rite Dem
10. Raw Kut
11. Back-Weh-Babylon
12. Wells Street Skank aka Entebee
13. None Ah Jah Children
14. Skatter Skatter
15. Uganda Crisis aka Tribute To Idi Amin
16. Ah Fi We Dis
17. Sure Shot
18. Younger Generation
19. Bounty Hunter (Sign Off)
20. North Parade aka Theme From A Summer Place
21. Run Rasta, Run
22. Run Rasta, Run (Version)
23. Come With Me - Dennis Bovell as Dennis Curtis
24. Come With Me Version - Dennis Bovell as Dennis Curtis
25. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell as Dennis Matumbi
26. Eye Water aka Raindrops Version - Dennis Bovell as Dennis Matumbi
27. Higher Ranking
28. One Life To Live
29. Still In Dub
30. Scientific
31. Higking Ranher
32. Hosaso (One Life To Live instrumental)
33. Rainy (Organ)
34. Hurting Me (Give It Up)
35. Take Five aka Kunta Klap
36. Oh Lawd (My Sweet Lord instrumental)
37. Exodus
38. The Grunwick Affair
39. Rowing Down The River aka Row Row Row
40. Take Your Pick
41. Blue Moon
42. Front Line
43. Don't Boost Dem Up
44. Forever Missing You
45. New Kent Road
46. Blood A Go Run
47. Run Dem aka Blood A Go Run

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Four of the finest roots albums ever to see issue. Includes tracks new to CD. Performed and produced by one of British music's greatest talents. By the mid-1970s, having made his name as one of Britain's most gifted and versatile musical talents with leading UK reggae outfit Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell sought to expand his horizons further by creating new material away from the confines of the group. Arguably his most impressive works from this time were four albums released under the nom-de-plume of the 4th Street Orchestra. Released between 1976 and 1978, each set comprised a mixture of high-quality roots and dub, with their sound so authentic, reggae connoisseurs were convinced the music had to be of Jamaican origin. Today, these seminal - and now hugely collectable - LPs are widely regarded by music fans to be among the finest British produced reggae music ever to see issue during the roots era. Now, at long last, they are brought together for this essential set, with a further eight Dennis Bovell-produced bonus tracks from the period making this 2CD even more compelling.
        
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