Reggae's First Decade: 1970-71
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Continuing our reggae celebration of its first ten years, we delve into the first two years of the '70s, when Bob Marley and the Wailers cut what is thought of their greatest recordings with young producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. Fellow Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer released their solo seminal singles, and mighty DJ U-Roy released the first ever DJ LP 'Version Galore' and Dennis Alcapone followed with 'Forever Version.' This also marked the first time Jah and Rastafari first appeared on wax - the highly spiritual Abyssinians cut their first single, as well as The Wailing Souls performed dread harmonies and Junior Byles sang of a place called Africa. And saving the best for last, Augustus Pablo explored his far east sound with the landmark instrumental "Java."