Various Artists

Roots Masters, Vol. 1: The Foundation

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A generous 20-song collection of veteran Jamaican roots singers, this sets stays bright and bubbling from start to finish, and if the rhythm starts to wane after a while, the various vocal approaches keep things from truly bogging down. Highlights include Gregory Isaacs' "Mi No Know," Sugar Minott's "Jah Make Me Feel So Good," Bob Andy's "There Is a God," "Rise Up" by the Mighty Diamonds, and Johnny Clarke's striking, dub-inflected "Jah Bless the Man."

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