From the Streets of Kingston

From the Streets of Kingston

Reggae was born in Trench Town, an impoverished suburb of Kingston, in the late 1960s, evolving from two earlier forms of Jamaican music: the uptempo ska style, and a slower and more soulful music called rock steady. Reggae’s deeper, offbeat groove spawned subgenres like dancehall and raggamuffin – but not before the rhythmic, bassy sounds of Jamrock reggae became recognised the world over.

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What will I be listening to?

Your box will include three albums from our current collection of six albums:

Kaya
Bob Marley & The Wailers

Wah Gwaan?!
Shaggy

Best of Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff

Legalize It
Peter Tosh

Burning Spear
Marcus Garvey

Nightclubbing
Grace Jones

What's in the box?

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Exclusive Art Cards

Partnering with the EMI Archive Trust, we will send you two beautiful art cards, depicting moments from music history.

Hand-picked Albums

All our albums are rated 4-5* by fans around the world. Our expert music curators add the human curation to ensure we bring you awesome collections

Sleeve notes

In collaboration with Universal Music’s uDiscover team we have produced beautiful sleeve notes for each collection, offering stories into some of music’s most fascinating movements, artists and albums.

About this collection

Introducing From the Streets of Kingston

Reggae was born in Trench Town, an impoverished suburb of Kingston, in the late 1960s, evolving rhythmic, bassy sounds of Jamrock reggae became recognised the world over. This collection includes legends that define the genre, including Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Shaggy.
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Curator

Daryl Easlea

Daryl is a writer, DJ and A&R consultant whose words have appeared in Record Collector, Mojo, Prog, the Guardian and Uncut. His books include Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco and Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel. He is the co-editor and contributor to The Supreme Record Company: The Story of Decca Records 1929-2019.

What people are saying about VinylBox

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