Out Of Many 50 Years Of Reggae Music

VP Records

To mark the momentous occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, record labels have been scouring their vaults to compile celebratory items. VP Records introductory 3-CD box set gives a cursory exploration of the evolution of the music, and weighs in heavier on the dancehall side of things.

Disc 1

  1. Independent Jamaica – Lord Creator (1962)
  2. Blow Roland Blow – Joanne Gordon/ Roland Alphonso (1963)
  3. Malcolm X – The Skatalites (1964)
  4. Mouth A Massy – Alton Ellis (1965)
  5. Take It Easy – Hopeton Lewis (1966)
  6. Ba Ba Boom – The Jamaicans (1967)
  7. Such Is Life – Lord Creator (1968)
  8. Love The Reggay – Gaylads (1969)
  9. Love Of The Common People – Nicky Thomas (1970)
  10. Cherry Oh Baby – Eric Donaldson (1971)
  11. Java – Augustus Pablo (1972)
  12. Westbound Train – Dennis Brown (1973)
  13. Everything I Own – Ken Boothe (1974)
  14. Fade Away – Junior Byles (1975)
  15. I'm Still In Love With You – Marcia Aiken (1976)
  16. Two Sevens Clash – Culture (1977)
  17. Smoking My Ganja – Capital Letters (1978)
  18. We Got Love – Freddie McGregor (1979)
  19. Ice Cream Love – Johnny Osbourne (1980)

Disc 2

  1. Wah-Do-Dem – Eek-A- Mouse (1981)
  2. Fattie Boom Boom – Ranking Dread (1982)
  3. Zungguzungguzunggezeng – Yellowman (1983)
  4. Here I Come – Barrington Levy (1984)
  5. Under Me Sleng Teng – Wayne Smith (1985)
  6. Hello Darling – Tippa Irie (1986)
  7. Rumours – Gregory Isaacs (1987)
  8. Telephone Love – JC Lodge (1988)
  9. Twice My Age – Krystal & Shabba Ranks (1989)
  10. Mr. Loverman – Shabba Ranks & Deborah Glasgow (1990)
  11. The Going Is Rough – Home T, Cocoa Tea & Cutty Ranks (1991)
  12. Gal Wine – Chaka Demus & Pliers (1992)
  13. The Return – Father & Son – Ninjaman & Ninja Ford (1993)
  14. Under mi Sensi (94 Spliff) – Barrington Levy (1994)
  15. Can't Stop A Man – Beres Hammond (1995)
  16. Give Me The Reason – Lady Saw (1996)

Disc 3

  1. Who Am I – Beenie Man (1997)
  2. Heads High – Mr. Vegas (1998)
  3. Can You Play Some More – Beres Hammond & Buju Banton (1999)
  4. Down By The River – Morgan Heritage (2000)
  5. Give It To Her – Tanto Metro & Devonte (2001)
  6. Just One Of Those Days – Sizzla (2002)
  7. Get Busy – Sean Paul (2003)
  8. Pon De River Pon De Bank – Elephant Man (2004)
  9. Living In Love – I Wayne (2005)
  10. These Streets – Tanya Stephens (2006)
  11. Weh Dem A Do – Mavado (2007)
  12. Roots – Etana (2008)
  13. I Feel Good – Beres Hammond (2009)
  14. Hold You – Gyptian (2010)
  15. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng (Horsepower Prod Remix) - Yellowman (2011)
  16. Independent Jamaica – Peetah Morgan & Hollie Cook (2012)