Saturday, September 17, 2011

#9: Ken Boothe - Black, Gold & Green (1972)

Technically Rocksteady, proto-regggae or whatever you want to call it, and not an obvious choice even as the best Ken Boothe album as most would probably nominate his Everything I Own, which is also terrific. This was one of the first reggae/rocksteady albums I ever bought, as much a soul record as anything that falls under the reggae heading. I've always felt Boothe had the best, most soulful voice in reggae, something like Jamaica's Al Green. I love every song on this record. When people talk of the uplifting, positive vibrations of reggae music, this is the kind of stuff they mean.

Link to Black, Gold & Green

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