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Good classic reggae rhythms

Dig this album good tunes!

Big Youth at his best

Originally entitled “Dread Locks Dread,” this album was released in 1975. This album is a classic. The deejay style is the forerunner of rap in the USA. If you are interested in classic reggae from the golden age (beyond Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and the other usuals), this is a great choice.


Born: April 19, 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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Big Youth Special, Big Youth
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  • $10.89
  • Genres: Reggae, Music
  • Released: Apr 04, 2012

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