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A definitive early-period album from this reggae toaster. A must for every reggae lover. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

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Youth on Top

Prime Big Youth , mixing the familiar cultural chanting style with a handful of surprisingly melodic ballad style cuts notably "I Love the Way You Love " and "The Day I Laid My eyes On You" and finished off with the powerful" Keep Your Dread" and the soaring homage to the Father "I Light and I Salvation". A must for any Big Youth fan.


Born: 19 April 1949 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A man with a message, Big Youth arrived on the music scene in the wake of U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone, and I-Roy, but quickly established his own style, threatening to eclipse them all. The consummate cultural toaster, the DJ ruled the dancehalls across the '70s, and although his career flagged in the next decade, he returned with a vengeance in the '90s, and continues to have an impact on both his own nation and beyond. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 19, 1949, Manley Augustus Buchanan had his moniker...
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