Reggae Bloodlines - Various Artists on LP + Download
After being signed by Island Records in 1978 from Ian and Roger Lewis of the Inner Circle band, the Reggae Bloodlines LP was swiftly scheduled for release, yet for reasons lost in the mists of time, it never saw issue.
Comprising a selection of hits and previously unreleased tracks from the siblings' Top Ranking label, the album features some of the biggest names of the '70s, notably Augustus Pablo, Jacob Miller & the Inner Circle, Ras Michael, Trinity and of course, Althea & Donna, who perform their original cut of their chart-topper, "Uptown Top Ranking."
Now, after a wait of some 36 years, the masters for this lost classic have finally been discovered hidden deep in the Island vaults, with their rescue resulting in its long overdue release outside of Jamaica. Reggae fans around the globe are finally given the opportunity to own a vinyl copy of one of the most elusive and sought-after LPs of the Roots era.
Reggae Bloodlines Track Listing:
1. Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
2. Jerusalem - Devon Irons
3. 80,000 Careless Ethiopians - Jacob Miller & The Inner Circle
4. Hit Song - Roman Stewart
5. None A Jah Jah Children - Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus
6. Rockers Jamboree - Shorty The President
7. Forward Ever - Jacob Miller
8. It Was Love - Brent Dowe
9. Spanking From Ranking (aka Real Ranking) – Trinity
10. Shake Down - Augustus Pablo