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Harlem-Kingston Express - Monty Alexander
Track Listing
  1. Strawberry Hill
  2. High Heel Sneakers
  3. King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown
  4. Eleuthera
  5. Sweet Georgia Brown
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  1. Strawberry Hill
  2. High Heel Sneakers
  3. King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown
  4. Eleuthera
  5. Sweet Georgia Brown
  6. Freddie Freeloader
  7. The Heathen
  8. Compassion
  9. Running Away
  10. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
  11. No Woman No Cry
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Some may be surprised to know that reggae music actually has deep roots in jazz. Ska, reggae's stylistic precursor, came into being as a fusion of Jamaican mento, calypso, and American R&B, but some of its earliest and best players were Kingston jazz musicians, and early ska tunes were very often characterized by swinging rhythms and walking basslines. Ska eventually slowed down and its rhythms shifted, resulting first in the short-lived "rocksteady" style before it slowed further and became reggae, which dominated the ...

Harlem-Kingston Express 2011, Motéma Music

UPC: 181212000672

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