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We got the call up from VP Records to put together a selection of our favourite Barrington Levy tunes. Expertly selected and mixed by Reggae Roast boss Jim Moodie, this laid back mix is perfect for a lazy Sunday or chill out sesh. Bazzers got so many top tunes... Enjoy!
London-based Reggae Roast honors the one and only Barrington Levy in the run-up to his birthday on April 30th with this essential mix.
Reggae icon Barrington Levy’s career traces to the earliest years of VP Records. Three of the company’s first singles on its Roots From The Yard imprint in 1979 were “Revelation,” “Collie Weed,” and “A Yah Me Deh,” the latter being VP’s first release from producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes. VP manufactured and distributed Levy’s Shaolin Temple on the Jah Guidance imprint in 1979 (one of four LPs to drop that year from the young star), followed by Robin Hood in 1980, and Prison Oval Rock in 1984. As popular as Levy was in the 1980s, he stepped up his game at the end of the decade and into the 1990s with his covers of Bob Andy’s “Too Experienced” and “My Time.”
VP released his first definitive greatest hits anthology, Too Experienced, in 1998 and then Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music (2013) and Teach The Youth (2009). Greensleeves titles also include English Man (1979), The Barrington Levy Collection (1990), and Barrington Levy’s DJ Counteraction (1995).
1. Murderer - Reggae Roast Dubplate
2. Murderer Dub
3. Murderer (Feat Gyptian)
4. Wife And Sweetheart Dem a Friend (Disco Mix Feat Ranking Trevor)
5 Looking for my Love
6 Real Rock
7 Quick Divorce
8 Mine Yah Mouth
9 Dub Bible
10 Under Mi Sensi
11 Praise His Name
12 Black Roses
13 Mr Money Man
14 Na Broke Na Fight
15 Collie Weed
16 Come On Little Girl Come On
17 Here I Come
18 Murderer (Dubstep Remix Reggae Roast Special)
19 Here I Come (Nu Tone Remix)
20 Under Mi Sensi (X Project Remix)
21 Murder (Jungle Remix)
Mix by Jim Moodie Ranking | Photo by Peter Verwimp | Artwork by Adam Prescott