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    • Ras Ranger – Ten To One
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    • – Who You Gonna Run To
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    Thorpido & SaluteUnto JahRoom In The Sky

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    Winston ReedyJah Is Standing ByRoom In The Sky

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    • Winston Reedy – Jah Is Standing By Pt 2
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    Joseph Cotton & M FestaCherry GardenRoom In The Sky

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    Joseph CottonMy Big Woman / Bazz Whit / Maad TingRoom In The Sky

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    • Salute – Maad Ting
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    David Jahson & SaluteMind Your OwnRoom In The Sky

    Second release on new roots label R.I.T.S. with David Jahson on vocals and instrumental on the flip.

    • – Mind Your Own
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