|01. Six One Penny β Misty
02. Rat A Cut Bottle β Lion Youth
03. Sticksman β Black Slate
04. Don't Call Us Immigrants β Tabby Cat Kelly
05. Where Is Jah? β Reggae Regular
06. Skip Away β Trevor Hartley
07. Gimme African Love β African Brothers
08. The Man In Me-- Matumbi
09. Hard Times β Pablo Gad
10. Nyah Love β Steel Pulse
11. It's Not Our Wish β Aswad
12. Run Rasta Run β African Stone
The Development of a distinctive 'homegrown' British roots reggae scene began in the early 70s and was developed throughout that decade and on into the 80s and 90s.
Groups such as Black Slate, Matumbi, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Reggae Regular, were all key players and managed to break down many of the prejudices that true roots music could only be made in Jamaica.
Through hard work no small amount of talent and sheer persistance these pioneers managed to carve a name for their homegrown music.
Dennis Bovel was probably the most important producer of UK reggae in the 70s as well as playing bass in Matumbi, he produced much of the early UK's reggae output.
This is the first time that a project that has put the early UK reggae scene in the spotlight has been undertaken.
To put the whole album together and put the music into it's context Adrian Sherwood and Dennis Bovel (who first worked together in the 70s) have pulled together interviews with the key players and put a coherent overview of the whole period into an exhaustive and witty set of sleevenotes.