Category Archive: Roots

Nov 05

Lizzard – Satta I [1976]

Lizzard - Satta I

First reader submission from ‘Void’ who picks a classic entry and a tough, tough album. There is a lot of love for this album and it’s well overdue a re-release as it’s near impossible to find now. Void writes: This is about as rich and excellently designed as reggae album covers come. Released in 1976, …

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Nov 02

Gregory Isaacs – In Person (1974/1975)

Gregory Isaacs - In Person

A side by side comparison starring Gregory Isaacs! Released on GGs in 1974 (top picture), I loved this album cover of Gregory chilling in his car (Gregory is no stranger to posing in a car). Trojan records released the album in the UK a year later (1975) and chose to turn the original sleeve into …

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Oct 31

Prince Far I – Showcase in a Suitcase [1980]

Prince Far I - Showcase in a Suitcase

In the professional world of ‘reggae album cover design’, a complete lack of design skill and the total inability to spell does not mean you cannot succeed in your chosen field. The willingness to try counts for far more than any design qualification ever will. “Prince Far I Meet Veros Artis – In Ram Packed …

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Oct 28

The Wailing Souls – The Wailing Souls [1975]

The Wailing Souls - The Wailing Souls (1975)

This is the debut album from The Wailing Souls which was released on Studio One in 1975. I really like this cover. They all look like they have rushed to a local shop to borrow the outfits and then rushed to the local building site to pose on some construction equipment – no professional stylist …

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Oct 25

Leroy Smart – Let Everyman Survive [1979]

Leroy Smart - Let Everyman Survive

Leroy Smart dishing out the dollars to the neighbourhood with a jaunty stance. But wait a minute, what’s that – tie dyed jeans, or has a pen leaked in his pocket? Nope, the jeans look way too tight to allow a pen to be squeezed into the pocket, must be tie dyed. This album was …

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