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U-Roy – Dread In A Babylon album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Feb 21st, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Front cover.
    Source: https://www.southrecordshop.com South Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover.

    Epic in use for Dread in a Babylon by U-Roy. Released by Virgin Records in 1975, this album was a success in England, and laid the foundation for the international popularity of the Jamaican artist born as Ewart Beckford. Hailed as “The Originator”, U-Roy “was the prime innovator of toasting over versions of popular songs, remixed by dub music pioneers such as King Tubby. This vocal style was a major influence on early rap (Disco / Electro / Break Beat) and the later American hip-hop movement.” [Discogs] The “Godfather of Rap” died this week in Kingston at the age of 78.

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    Detail.
    Source: https://www.southrecordshop.com South Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    Front cover of TR International’s release, Jamaica, 1975.
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    Front cover of TR International’s release, Jamaica, 1975.

    Back cover of TR International’s release, Jamaica, 1975.
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    Back cover of TR International’s release, Jamaica, 1975.

    Back cover of a 2017 repressing by Get On Down.
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    Back cover of a 2017 repressing by Get On Down.

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