Various - Studio One Roots: 20th Anniversary Edition


  • £29.99

Will be in stock after

Studio One Roots set the standard for Soul Jazz Records’ long-standing series of Studio One collections and features many of the classic artists from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s mighty roster of reggae, including Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, and Devon Russell, alongside some of the defining crack session groups of Jamaican reggae history, including The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment, and more. 

This release features many rare and classic tracks that have been unavailable for decades. Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’ ‘Blackish White’, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, nyabinghi drummer Count Ossie and the Cyclones’ genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams’ awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites seminal Rastafari anthem ‘Addis Ababa’ and many, many more. 

This is the new 20th Anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ landmark Studio One releases is now available as a special one-off blue double vinyl pressing. The album has been fully digitally remastered, analogue cut and packaged complete with original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of Bass CultureWhen Reggae Was King), fantastic images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves. 


  1. The Cyclones with Count Ossie - Meditation 
  2. Cornell Campbell with The Brentford Rockers - Natty Don’t Go 
  3. Freddie McGregor with The Sound Dimension - Africa Here I Come 
  4. Bunnie & Skitter - Lumumbo 
  5. Willie Williams with The All Stars - Addis Ababa 
  6. L Crosdale with Drum Bago & The Rebel Group - Set Me Free 
  7. Leroy Wallace with The New Establishment - Far Beyond 
  8. Lennie Hibbert - More Creation 
  9. Alton Ellis with The Sound Dimension - Blackish White 
  10. Winston Jarrett with The Sound Dimension - Fear Not 
  11. Devon ‘Soul’ Russell - Drum Song 
  12. The Gaylads - Africa 
  13. Black Brothers with The New Establishment - School Children 
  14. Linton Cooper with The Brentford Disco Set - You’ll Get Your Pay 
  15. Sound Dimension - Congo Rock 
  16. Zoot Simms - African Challenge 


  • Limited edition one-off pressing 
  • Includes full-colour inner-sleeves with extensive liner notes 
  • Contains download coupon 




browse collections: 
Reggae collection 


view all new releases... 



We Also Recommend