Reggae Around The World 1998
Bob Marley and Jamaican Reggae have influenced popular music around the world.
These songs will have you "jamming" the night away.
Putumayo does it again with an incredible collection of tunes from reggae artists around the world. South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, France, Ghana, USA, and of course Jamaica are all represented in this collaborative album. My personal favorite was Peter Rowan, the former guitarist and vocalist for bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, doing his Americanized rendition of the Bob Marley classic "No Woman No Cry" backed by bluegrass legends like Mark O'Connor and Jerry Douglas. The low point of the album was jazz/reggae fusion guitarist Ernest Ranglin's instrumental "Stop That Train" where a few notes are less than stellar. Still, the concept of an instrumental approach to reggae is an interesting one and lends further credence to the notion that reggae is a state of mind. The attached booklet gives you a good introduction to the artists and the songs to help broaden your horizons on this musical genre. Highly recommended.
1. We Love It - Lucky Dube
2. Drangkinbala - Blekbala Mujik
3. Salao De Beleza - Zeca Baleiro
4. Salib Faudi - Rasha
5. Wadjou - Askia Modibo
6. Promised Land - Majek Fashek
7. Stop That Train - Ernest Ranglin
8. Roots Ragga - Kreyol Syndikat
9. In Ghana - Rocky Dawuni
10. Jordan Rivers - Burning Spear
11. No Woman, No Cry - Peter Rowan
This is one of the many Putumayos records I have in mind to upload, so please help keep seeding after you downloaded.