Label: Sound System / Vintage Vinyl
BLACK FRIDAY RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE
To the extent that American hip-hop owes a debt to Jamaican music, that debt is also owed to U Roy. This Limited-Edition vinyl release for Black Friday 2021 celebrates the long and ground-breaking career of the artist who single-handedly created the model for all succeeding reggae DJs, the legendary U Roy. Pressed on clear vinyl for a Limited 1200-piece edition (with liner notes by the noted reggae producer/historian Leroy Pierson), this compilation includes Roy’s collaborations with the leading vocalists of the day (including Johnnie Clarke, Lee Perry, The Heptones, Slim Smith and others), on his own, now-extremely rare JA-only 45 releases, from the collection on Sound System Records, Foundation Skank.