Roots, Reality & Sleng Teng – King Jammy (RA)
Release Date: July 24, 2015
Catalog #s CD: VPCD5011
Catalog # Vinyl: VPRL5011
On July 24, 2015, VP Records’ vintage imprint 17 North Parade will release a brand new 2CD/DVD reggae anthology from King Jammy, one of Jamaica’s most influential producers of all time.
Entitled Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng, the comprehensive collection chronicles Lloyd “King Jammy” James’ productions throughout the various styles and eras of reggae. From his live analogue recordings to the birth of the digital reggae to modern day reggae/dancehall, Jammy has played a pivotal role in every step along the way.
This timeless 2-disc set shows his range and diversity as a producer over almost a 40-year span. The double-disc deluxe package features extensive liner notes written by reggae historian John Masouri as well as a bonus DVD documentary King At The Controls (originally released in 2006). Available on Double CD/DVD or Vinyl and Digital Download.
Bonus DVD is a 2006 documentary titled “King At The Controls” produced by Johnny Wonder and Olivier Chastan, which includes an in depth interview with King Jammy and vintage live footage.