Various Artists

The Trojan Reggae Brothers

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Spanning mid-'60s rocksteady through late-'70s lovers rock and roots, this three-disc box set from the seemingly endless Trojan vaults spotlights solo male Jamaican singers, many of them familiar names but not necessarily doing their most familiar songs, which is a plus here. Highlights include Jimmy London's "Suspicion," Junior Murvin's "Bad Weed" (with its distinctive Black Ark sound), and Ken Boothe's incredibly odd version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man." There is a companion box set from Trojan (Trojan Box Set: Reggae Sisters).

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