U-Roy

Natty Rebel [Black History Month]

£20.99
  • U–Roy - Natty Rebel [Black History Month]
15th October 2021 / LP / UMC
     

U-Roy

Natty Rebel [Black History Month]

£20.99

Released: 15th October 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 15th October 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called toasting, which in addition to bringing Jamaican music into a new era, was also heavily influential on an American vocal style also in its infancy: rapping. A very welcome reissue of the vocalist's 1976 full-length (and fourth) album, Natty Rebel, which has been out of print for more than 30 years.

Produced by Tony Robinson (known for his work with Big Youth, Lloyd Parks, the Gladiators and many more), the album's 11 cuts range from bouncier and sometimes even disco-tinged grooves Have Mercy, Go There Natty and the album lead-off, Babylon Burning to the classic roots stepping that drew fans to the legendary Jamaican vocalist over his long career including So Jay Jah Say and Natty Kung Fu.

At its core, this is a deep journey into the heart of rasta living, spoken by one of Jamaica s most underrated dub and roots legends, and it s one of the strongest full-lengths in his expansive catalog. Whether you are experiencing U-Roy for the first time, or replacing your decades-old original LP, diving into this reissue of Natty Rebel is one hell of a way to spend an afternoon.

Format /LP
Released /15th October 2021
Catalogue / 3579326
Barcode / 0602435793269
Artist / U-Roy
Label /UMC
Genre / Reggae & Dub
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