RASTAFARI / DIDACTIC / ROOTS SPIRITUALS

Another arbitrary classification of my own on this page, while Rastafari speaks for itself, 'Roots Spirituals' are not regular Gospel, but Roots songs that contain religious affections, or just a spiritual dimension [that is they seem to be addressing more than just the mundane or temporal]. 'Didactic' is meant to represent all those records that contain practical and moral advice, of which there are plenty. There are many other classifications used elsewhere to categorize this music like, earth music,  heavy, or conscious sounds, etc.,.

Up until the 1980s many from the working class received a somewhat different academic education from those of a middle, or upper, class background, this was due in part to parental help and encouragement, as well as peer pressure, but mostly it  was to do with the system itself, so it was that many young men and women left school with an education that was of little use except to manage the simplest and most mundane of jobs, and their critical faculties left in a fairly un-troubled state. Some from that same underprivileged background who have, for whatever reason, 'broken the mold' and acquired an education, or enough of one, to realize the potential in an education, or the value of knowledge, to try to pass on their own educational benefits and intellectual reasoning's in the form of a  didactic song. While to others the wit and reasoning in these 'didactic' songs might sound trite or banal, the singer will know first hand that many of their listeners may not see it that way. 


JUSTIN HINDS A TRIBUTE

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MY STORY
BARNETT & JENNINGS AS PEACEMAKERS
REALLY FOR A REASON
JUNIOR HIBBERTS
BRAND NEW SECOND HAND
PETER TOSH
KINGMAN IS BACK
THE HOFNER BROTHERS
LOVE OF JAH JAH CHILDREN
MILLIONS
WALKING IN THE DARK
ELPIDO BURKE
AHUMA
THE PIONEERS
JACKET
JIMMY RILEY
UNKNOWN MALE VOCAL
GIVE THANKS
LEROY BROWN
DO-FE-DO
JOLLY BOYS
FOUR & TWENTY DREADLOCKS
EVANS JONES
GROOVING OUT OF LIFE
HOPETON LEWIS
DEATH A COME
LLOYD CHARMERS
DON'T HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
HOT ICE
ONLY JAH JAH KNOW
TE TRACK
MAN COME, MAN GO
SKIN FLESH AND BONES
OLD TIME DAY
MARVIN BROOKS
SHIP AHOY
LOVE CHILDREN
PARTY TIME
THE HEPTONES
LIFE IS ROUGH
SHOUT
LOVE IS THE KEY
BARRY & CARL
JAH KNOW IT IS TRUE
PROPHETS
THE ARK
TREVOR AND KEITH
WHEN JAH COME
DEVON IRONS
JAH BRING I JOY
BOBBY MELODY
CHINA GATE
GUARDIAN ANGEL
HEAVEN IS MY ROOF
RAS ALLAH & THE SPEAR
TRY TO BE HAPPY
CLARENDONIANS
PROBLEMS
HORACE ANDY
LAND OF OUR BIRTH
GEORGE WHYTE
THANKS AND PRAISE
JUNIOR AINSWORTH
JUST LIKE A LOG
THREE TOPS
MISTRY BABYLON
THE HEPTONES
DON'T LET LOVE PASS YOU BY
B. B. SEATON
GIVE ME POWER
THE MORWELLS
PROMISED LAND
PATRICK ALLEY
AUGUSTUS IN KINGSTON
AUGUSTUS PABLO
BIG BAD BOY
ALTON ELLIS
NONE A JAH JAH CHILDREN
RAS MICHAEL
PAINFUL SITUATION
D. D. DENNIS
JAH - JAH TRAIN
BARRINGTON SPENCE
POINTLESS KILLING
HELL & FIRE
AFRICAN HERBSMAN
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS
SHAME AND PRIDE
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS
HARRY HIPPIE
NEVILLE GRANT
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM
RUPIE EDWARDS
ONE TEACHER, ONE PREACHER
CALMAN SCOTT
TODAY
AL BROWN
MC KISSAKAALI
LAULAJA LANTTU
GET READY
BURNING SPEAR
OH WICKED MAN
MISTY IN ROOTS
SEE A MAN'S FACE
NEVILLE TATE
LONELY WOMAN
HORACE ANDY
GIRLS
HORTENSE ELLIS
VERSION (JAH JAH ROBE)
RISING SON
WIPE YOUR WEEPING EYES
JUSTIN HINDS & DOMINOES
A NEW NAME JAH GOT
RAS MICHAEL & THE SONS OF NEGUS
OUR COUNTRY NEEDS LOVE
FITZ MAJOR
SHOW US THE WAY
HELL & FIRE
I SAY SUPER-JAWS
OWEN GREY
MISS LABBA LABBA
THE TWINKLE BROTHERS
CASSAVUBU
COUNT OSSIE AFRO COMBO
A CHANCE TO GO
WAJUMBE
SATISFACTION
MICHAEL RUTHERFORD
MARK OF THE BEAST
FREDDIE MCGREGOR
LONG LONG ROAD
MILTON HAMILTON & THE CLASSICS
KEEP ON MOVING
LORD TANAMO
JUST FOR A DAY
PAT KELLY
THE TIME HAS COME
SLIM SMITH
SEARCHING FOR A HOME
LEONARD WILSON
YOUR NO GOOD
CORNEL CAMPBELL
MY BRETHERN
BIM SHERMAN
SHOW ME THE WAY
DELROY WILSON
GIVE ME FAITH
THE REGGAE BOYS
PROMISE LAND
THE ROYALS
I'VE GOT TO GO BACK HOME
BOB ANDY
STREET OF GOLD
THE HEPTONES
GOING IN CIRCLES
THE CHARMERS
I'VE MADE UP MY MIND
ENOS McLEOD
A TRUE
DENNIS BROWN & DHAIMA
STARS
LLOYD PARKS
PEOPLE LET LOVE SHINE
N. ELLIOT AND N. BAILEY
THE ROAD IS ROUGH
JIMMY LONDON
SUMMER TIME
DOMINO JOHNSON
GOD LOVES YOU SOUL SISTER
THE GAYLADS
ANTI CHRIST
VIVIAN JACKSON
& THE PROPHET
THE MAN I SHOULD BE
THE SLICKERS
HOME SWEET HOME
BONGO HERMAN CEDRIC BROOKS AND BONGO LES
LAND OF LOVE
SONS OF LIGHT
EVERYDAY TOMORROW
STRANGER COLE
EVERYDAY WONDERING
JOHNNY CLARKE
BE AWARE
MIGHTY DIAMONDS
SINNER MAN
THE WAILERS
KETCH VAMPIRE
DEVON IRONS
ROOTS NATTY
THE GLADIATORS
  CIVILIZATION
THE CLASSICS
I NEED A ROOF
MIGHTY DIAMONDS
PEOPLE GET READY
THE MINSTRELS
IF IT'S HELL BELOW
LAUREL AITKEN
THIS MAN
UPSETTERS
LONG LIVE ZION
G. L. B. (with) DJ SNOKE MAN DREAD LOCKS
WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING
UPRIGHT FOUNDATION
IN THE BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN
NEW RELIGION
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
ALTON ELLIS AND LUNA FUNK
WORDS OF MY MOUTH
THE GATHERERS
KEEP ON TRYING
BIM SHERMAN
LA FUD DEL-SKANK
F CHRISTIAN
SATTA ME NO BORN YAH
ABBYSINIANS
COME A LONG WAY
THE ROYALS
TAKE A RIDE
AL CAMPBELL
IN THE CHAPEL
ROMAN STEWART
MYSTERIOUS NATURE
AFRICAN BROS
LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS
WES BROOKS
THE WAY IT IS
THANK THE LORD
JIMMY LONDON
PEACE LOVE AND HARMONY
EARTH DISCIPLES
BOOK OF RULE
THE HEPTONES
ETHIOPIAN KINGDOM
RONALD DOWNER & COUNT OSSIE
THE EXILE SONG
SKIDDY AND DETRIOT
CONQUEROR
STRANGER AND GLADY
JAH WILL CUT YOU DOWN
EARTH AND STONE
PEACE & LOVE
AFRO ENCHANTERS
BE WISE MY BRETHREN
GEORGE ALLEN
INVITATION
JACKIE EDWARDS
O LORD
ERROL DUNKLEY
MARCUS GARVEY
BURNING SPEAR
PICK UP THE PIECES
THE ROYALS
WISDOM
BOB MARLEY
JAH JAH JAHOVAH
RONNIE DAVIS
SWEET AND HAPPY
DONOVAN DRUMMOND & CORDILS
VERSION 79
TRINITY
EVER FIRM
BIM SHERMAN
ALL OVER
ECCLE & NEVILE
FATHER FOR THE LIVING
GLENMORE BROWN
BORN FOR A PURPOSE
DR ALIMANTADO & THE REBELS
BLACK MAN TIME
I ROY
JUDGMENT DAY IS NEAR
SOUL REBELS
DON'T THINK ABOUT ME
HORACE ANDY & EARL FLUTE
WORLD WAR 111
UNKNOWN
HI SHAN
LLOYD CHARMERS
TELL THEM JAH SON
SONS OF JAH
I'M READY TO GO
MONTY MORRIS
MEDITATING OUR OWN WAY OF LIFE
GLENMORE BROWN




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MR. MONEY MAN
DANNY HENSWORTH
DUB MONEY
UPSETTERS
CALL OF THE DRUMS
JOHNNY AND THE ATTRACTIONS
UNBELIEVABLE SOUNDS
SCOTTY & HUCKS BROWN
YOU DON'T KNOW
BOB ANDY
BORDER SONG
BOB ANDY
THE BEATITUDE
THE UNIQUES
MY CONVERSATION
THE UNIQUES
EVERYWHERE I GO
JUSTIN HINDS AND THE DOMINOES
DRINK MILK
JUSTIN HINDS AND THE DOMINOES
BORN TO LOSE
LLOYD AND JOY
BACK TO AFRICA
ALTON ELLIS
BE TRUE
TONY GORDON
NAVAJO TRAIL
TONY GORDON
LIFE
BOB ANDY
LIFE --VERSION
BOB ANDY
HOW LONG
PAT KELLY
BARNABAS
PAT KELLY

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