"Black Man's Pride" is the name of the new, sensational Studio One compilation with reggae songs that stand for an upright, political attitude. There are Horace Andy, The Gladiators, Sugar Minott, The Heptones, Freddie McGregor, Cedric Brooks and others
Many of the songs published here originate from a phase at the beginning of the 70s, when ska developed into rocksteady. Besides the question of justice, which is firmly anchored in the heart of the Rastafari faith, the pride of the blacks is the connecting motive of the songs' content. And where better to find that than in the recordings under the direction of Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd, who founded Studio One, the first black record company in Jamaica?
Alton Ellis perfectly sums up the theme of black identity in the title track "Black Man's Pride". Ellis' birthplace is the Trench Town Ghetto of Kingston, where the Wailers, Ken Boothe and many other Studio One artists come from. There are 18 songs from this musical empire here, both classical hits and extremely rare releases.