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01
Prince Alla Gold Diva
03 :08
02
The Seekers Jah Know You
03 :04
03
Tappa Zukie 1st Street Girl
03 :29
04
Horace Andy Easy Come Easy Go
03 :10
05
BA Wisdom Fret Not Yourself
03 :00
06
Errol Dunkley Midnight Cowboy
03 :06
07
Junior Ross Ruff Ruff Way Ahead
02 :59
08
Mighty Diamonds/Tullo T Morgan the Pirate
03 :05
09
Frankie Jones Living the Life You Love
03 :08
10
BA Wisdom Girl I Love You
03 :07
11
Cornell Campbell Calling You Girl
03 :17
12
Putto Black Dear God
03 :01
13 04 :00
14 03 :13
ARTIST
TITLE
Rootsman Connection
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
KSLP 014LP KSLP 014LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/10/2015

2015 repress; originally reissued in 2008. The mid-'70s in downtown Kingston was a heavy time both musically and politically. The climate defined the music; dread was everywhere. During this time, Tapper Zukie was establishing himself as star on the DJ roots circuit, and would become a favorite with the UK punk scene. He was also gaining recognition for his production talents, showcased on the 1978 compilation Roots Man Connection. This expanded reissue includes 15 fine cuts, with singers such as Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, and Prince Alla, as well as such lesser known singers as Ba Wisdom and Putto Black. Of course, no Tapper Zukie collection would be complete without the man himself dropping some lyrics, so there are a couple of cuts from him, too, including a sound-clash with Jah Mikey. Also includes tracks by The Seekers, Errol Dunkley, Junior Ross, The Mighty Diamonds/Tullo T, Frankie Jones, and The Vibes Tone.