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First review? Are you kidding!?

I can't believe I have the honor of writing the first review on an album this old and this awesome! Don't know any history about Linton but his music makes you chill. Street 66 is probably my favorite but there is not a bad song on this album. A must have for your island collection.

one of the greatest reggae albums I've ever heard

This has got to be one of my favorite reggae albums of all time. I had this recording in the early 80's and lost it to time. Thank God for ITunes, I've found it again. So soulfull, so Natty, What a beat !!! Great,great, great!!!


1981 Phillip Smart WNYU Living for the city ites green n gold We got to fight dem back! cee vee ny47


Born: August 24, 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

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

Although he has only released one album of new material in the last ten years, and virtually retired from the live stage after his 1985 tour, Linton Kwesi Johnson remains a towering figure in reggae music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in the Brixton section of London, Johnson invented dub poetry, a type of toasting descended from the DJ stylings of U-Roy and I-Roy. But whereas toasting tended to be hyperkinetic and given to fits of braggadocio, Johnson's poetry (which is what it was -- he...
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