Studio One ’70s roots music collected in new Soul Jazz compilation

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Featuring Freddie McGregor, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, The Viceroys, and more.

Soul Jazz is releasing a new compilation, titled Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One, on 2xLP this May.

The compilation aims to shine a light on Studio One’s roots music output during the 1970s.

In doing so, Fire Over Babylon brings together tracks by The Gladiators, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, The Viceroys, Trevor Clarke, Wailing Souls, The Silvertones and more.

It follows Soul Jazz’ release of Trees Speak’s new album, PostHuman, this May.

Pre-order Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One here in advance of its 28th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Freddie McGregor – I Am a Revolutionist
2. The Silvertones – Burning In My Soul
3. Wailing Souls – Without You
4. Devon Russell – Jah Jah Fire
5. Trevor Clarke – Sufferation
6. The Gladiators – Sonia
7. Judah Eskender Tafari – Always Trying
8. The Viceroys – Ya Ho
9. Im and Count Ossie – Give Me Back Me Language And Me Culture
10. The Gladiators – Serious Thing
11. The Prospectors – Glory For I
12. Wailing Souls – Things and Time
13. Pablove Black – Inner Peace
14. The Gladiators – Peace
15. Horace Andy – Mr. Jolly Man
16. Wailing Souls – Rock But Don’t Fall
17. Albert Griffiths and The Gladiators – Righteous Man
18. The Viceroys – So Many Problems

Photo by: Thomas Euler