Various Artists – Don’t Call Us Immigrants (2000)

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“The fact the informative liner notes are written by Pressure Sounds label founder and modern dub avatar Adrian Sherwood is a sure sign of the historical importance attached to this compilation. The music on Don’t Call Us Immigrants marks the emergence of the original wave of U.K. reggae bands, many of them the children of the original post-WWII immigrant wave from Jamaica to the U.K. It features the first-ever recordings by Steel Pulse and Aswad, chronicles the emergence of Dennis Bovell as a producer and major creative force with Matumbi and others, and spotlights U.K. scene mainstays like Misty in Roots, Black Slate, and Reggae Regular. …”
allmusic

YouTube: Don’t Call Us Immigrants – Tabby Cat Kelly, Where is Jah? – The Regulars, Black Slate – Sticksman, Steel Pulse – Nyah Love, Aswad – It’s Not Our Wish, Misty In Roots – Six One Penny, Lion Youth – Rat A Cut Bottle, AFRICAN BROTHERS – ‘Gimme Gimme African Love’ + Dub Version – 7″ 1976

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