April 25, 2009
African Roots showcases the songwriting ability of the legendary Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett. This LP was released in 1975 and saw the reformation of The Skatalites who had not played together for over 10 years at the time of its recording. The sessions took place at Aquarius, Federal, and Treasure Isle studios with the mixing taking place at King Tubby’s. The resulting output is simply phenomenal. Heavy instrumental roots riddims persist throughout laced with killer percussion elements and the sweet melodies that only the Skatalites horn section can deliver. Enough with the chatter, it’s time to spin this platter.