Rockers CD (2002)

Artist: Soundtrack

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Product Overview


Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60565438
UPC 731458615927
UPC 14 00731458615927
Format CD
Release Date 7/30/2002
Author Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 586159
Lable Name Island (Label)
Released 07/30/2002
Original Release 1980
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458615927
Album Notes and Credits
Music is integral to this seminal Jamaican film, as it follows the exploits of drummer Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, who plays himself, and featuring a myriad of other denizens of the music industry in lead roles and bit parts. The movie itself was awash in music, which pours out of clubs, studios, record shops, and radios. The soundtrack features only some of the songs included in the film, but what a collection of cuts it is. Bunny Wailer's anthemic title track, Inner Circle's infectious "We a Rockers," Jacob Miller's masterpiece "Tenement Yard," Peter Tosh's threatening "Stepping Razor," Junior Byles' equally forceful "Fade Away" -- classic songs one and all. Gorgeous harmonies are delivered up by the Maytones, Justin Hines & the Dominoes, and the Heptones on some of their greatest songs. Jamaica's smoothest singer, Gregory Isaacs, performs a sublime "Slavemaster," Junior Murvin's sweet tones simmer across "Police and Thieves," and Kiddus I delivers up an extraordinary cultural toast. One of the most arresting scenes in the film belonged to Burning Spear's Winston Rodney, performing a powerful a cappella "Jah No Dead." It is just as potent on record, and segues exquisitely into Third World's loving cover of "Satta Amasagana." From rockers to grounations, Rockers had it all, and the soundtrack remains one of the most diverse yet coherent albums of the roots age. ~ Jo-Ann Greene
Disc 1
1 We 'A' Rockers
2 Money Worries
3 Police And Thieves
4 Book Of Rules
5 Stepping Razor
6 Tenement Yard
7 Fade Away
8 Rockers
9 Slave Master
10 Dread Lion
11 Graduation In Zion
12 Jah No Dead
13 Satta Massagana
14 Natty Take Over
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