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Black Man's Pride – Various

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"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.

Release details

Label: Soul Jazz Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 2017
Genre: Reggae


A1 Black Man'S Pride
A2 Child Of The Ghetto
A3 Created By The Father
A4 Roots Natty
B1 Got To Be Cool
B2 Rasta Is Calling
B3 Love And Understanding
B4 Woman Shadow
C1 Red In Babylon
C2 Love In Our Nation
C3 Equal Rights
C4 You Must Be Love
C5 Up Park No Mans Land
D1 What Can'T I
D2 Let'S Make It Up
D3 Children Listen To Wise Words
D4 Build Our Dreams
D5 Forgive Them