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Roots reggae is a subgenre of reggae that concerns itself with the life of the ghetto sufferer, and the rural poor. Lyrical themes include poverty, social issues, resistance to government oppression, repatriation, and Rastafari.

The heyday of roots reggae is usually considered the latter half of the 1970s – with singers such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Max Romeo, Horace Andy and Lincoln Thompson, and groups like Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, and Culture – teaming up with producers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bunny Lee, Joseph Hoo Kim and Coxsone Dodd. The experimental pioneering of such producers within often-restricted technological parameters gave birth to dub, and is ...
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COLD NITE IN SHANTYTOWN - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2011
Jack Wyles This is a reggae flavored song. The atmosphere it creates is that of a poor, Shantytown at night. It could be in South Africa, or it could be in in Jamaica. It's cold, and something could go wrong at any moment. It's a lonely and unfriendly feeling. Perfect background for TV or movie scene. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548307 1:35 Slow 72   
15sec (Intro) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548311 0:15 Slow 72   
Variation A (Melodica 25 Sec.) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548312 0:26 Slow 72   
Variation B (No Melodica 25 Sec.) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548313 0:26 Slow 72   


MY ONLY LOVER IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Slow but heavy grooving reggae beat with majestic brass licks, rich live-drums and energizing bass. Sounds like roadmovies. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582399 1:39 Med Slow 92   


BE ALRIGHT IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive and motivating summer Reggae track with rich live-drums, deep bassline to feelgood and joyful keyboards and guitars. Mediates the maximum of caribbean atmosphere. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582374 1:41 Fast 150   


ISLAND WOMAN IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Very danceable rocksteady Reggae song with 'Pulp fiction' feeling. Heavy grooving bass- and livedrum combination with distinctive organ and guitar melodies. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582388 1:44 Medium 120   


SUN IS SHINING IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed and cool grooving Reggae song with extremely eased bass, straight drums and distinctive lead sounds. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582421 2:02 Med Fast 130   


KINGSTON TOWN IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Determined, proceeding Reggae groove with forcefull live-drums, pumping keyboards and emotional guitars. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582391 1:58 Slow 75   


SAVE THE CHILDREN IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Sunny easygoing Reggae song with live-drums, playful guitar, organ and energizing keyboards. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582413 2:05 Med Slow 99   


LONELY DAYS IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Passionated dreamy Reggae song with night time caribbean feeling. Moody brass carried by partly playful guitar and vigorous live-drums. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582393 2:23 Med Slow 80   


KEEP ON MOVING IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed pulsing but energizing Reggae song with rich live-drums, rocking guitar, spherical melodica play and distinctive telephone samples. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582390 2:28 Med Fast 140   


JAMAICA MOON IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Atmospheric, slow-paced Reggae song with distinctive brass and guitar parts, hypnotic bassline and evocative effects. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582389 2:21 Medium 128   


PEOPLE ARE CRYING IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Bright dreamy Reggae song. The hybrid and straight drums are accompanied by exhilarated keyboard und guitar playing. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582406 2:22 Med Slow 90   


LOVE STORY IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Dreamy but lively Reggae song with energizing live-drums and atmospheric keyboard and guitar pad sounds. Arcane and mysterious mood. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582394 2:18 Med Fast 134   


NUMBER ONE IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Meditative but hopefull solemnizing Reggae song with majestic brass, classical bassline and powerfull drums. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582402 2:32 Medium 119   


ON THE RADIO IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Calm Reggae song with mysterious flair, rumbling but melodic bass and typical live-drums and guitars. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582403 2:36 Medium 120   


MINIMALISTIC CRAWL IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Tribute to the famous computer Reggae style of the late 80ties. Pure digital rocking beat with heavy synthbass and some twinkling synthpads. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582044 2:53 Med Slow 87   


SECRET OF DE HERB IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Minimalistc but heavy. This Reggae song is cycling through the musical universe. One lonely cowboy plays the melodica in the moon light. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582057 3:02 Med Slow 94   


RUMORS IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Sunny easygoing reggae groove with staggering live-drums, playful guitar and energizing keyboards. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582411 2:34 Med Slow 80   


COOL OPERATOR IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive and motivating summer Reggae track with rich live-drums, deep bassline to feelgood and joyful keyboards and guitars. Mediates the maximum of caribbean atmosphere. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582380 3:30 Med Fast 134   


SOUL OF REGGAE IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Easy Reggae song with punchy live-drums, playful bass, dreamy guitars and keyboards. Got a slight jazzy touch, fits to emotional scenes in movies. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582417 3:03 Med Slow 88   


TOWER OF WISDOM IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Reggae jam. Relaxed groove with mysterious touch, clean organ, mellow guitar and percussion breaked by dramatic drumrolls. Good for atmospheric moments in commercials or documentaries. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582062 3:04 Med Fast 148   


HI BOB STEPPA IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Light hearted Reggae song with rocking guitar and bassline. When the sun goes down, is this, what you hear on reggae festivals. Good for urban movie or commercial. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582041 3:33 Med Fast 140   


MAYDAY IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Chilled and smooth Reggae jam. Atmospheric guitar, dry bass and mellow organ driven constantly by a hard hitted snare. Perfect for a lazy day on the beach. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582043 3:16 Med Slow 93   


STRONGMINDED PEOPLE IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Self confident Reggae song. Time to come down and chill. Smooth rimshots, a layed back organ and a relaxed bass are resulting in pure comfortableness. Fits to atmospheric pictures and impressive landscapes. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582059 3:17 Med Fast 148   


FIT AND STRONG IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Uplifting shuffled Reggae beat, highsnare with many rolls and a sportive bass/bassdrum combo. Animate to move the body. Good for commercials and lifestyle documentaries. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582037 2:43 Med Fast 148   


UNDERDOG IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Tough rocking midtempo Reggae song with minimalistic fat bass and strong snare. Creates positive energy and sunglass vibration. Good background music for cool and self-confident moves. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582064 3:44 Med Slow 80   


ROOTS ROCK IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive slow-paced Reggae song with distinctive brass and guitar parts, groovy bassline and evocative effects. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582410 3:17 Medium 120   


CHANTERS IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Straight groove with escalating chord changes and multiple echo effects. Step aside when the rasta driver pass. Good for driving. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582032 3:18 Med Slow 80   


COOL ROCK IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Classic Reggae song, powered by a groovy bassline, good mood synthy and guitar. A smile is always a good thing. Good for carribian commercials. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582033 3:36 Med Slow 80   


MR DON RIDDIM IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Original Dancehall style of the 90ties. This cheery bassline makes everybody move without any doubts. Classic ragga drums and happy synths makes this song perfect. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582045 2:59 Med Slow 97   


NEW MOON IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Deep Reggae song with a typical bass and dubby elements floating around in circles. Authentic recorded instruments for the original dub/roots feeling. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582046 3:28 Slow 75   


REBEL MENTALITY IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Wide and pure sings the guitar in this Reggae song. Cool sunglass bassline and tough snare to make your head nod. Good for commercials, image films or documentaries. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582048 3:49 Slow 76   


BUDDY DUM IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Easy Reggae song with uplifting shuffle feeling. Nice Melodies and funky guitar riffs make you feel like you are on a live festival in summer. Fits all kind of sunny scenarios. Good for commercials. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582031 3:33 Med Slow 86   


HASTY DRIVER IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Driving positive Reggae song. Time for some good vibes, ready to skank, the clavi is freaking out already. Lively beat with positive attitude and festival feeling. Fits all kind of sunny moods, good for funny video clips. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582040 3:03 Medium 109   


SERIOUS MATTER IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Easy rocking riddim with sound design of early digital Reggae. Extra low synthbass, straight forward drums and irie keyboard/guitar gadgetry. Nice for any late afternoon beach scenario. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582058 2:58 Med Slow 92   


SUNNY DAY IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive and relaxed Reggae song. A melodious subbass and joyfull chords invite to dance and celebrate. A good vibration comes out of your speakers and there is nothing to worry about. Good for commercials and image films with sunny atmosphere. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582060 3:04 Med Slow 96   


ANCIENT TIME IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Here comes the dubby conquerer Reggae song. Heavy and deep groove with vocal dubs,, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582030 4:00 Med Fast 134   


NO DEFEAT IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds This bouncing piece of Reggae was made to chase the bad weather away. Clean organ and funky guitar riffs breaked by skillfull rototom rolls. Sounds like summer, sun and beach. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582047 3:27 Med Slow 85   


TAKE ME HOME IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Earthy, calm reggae with dreamy slow tempo, playful bass, guitar und epiano pads and myterious effect sounds. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582424 4:05 Medium 110   


KING SALOMON IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed and calm Reggae song. Atmospheric pads and synth melodies riding on a heavy bassline. Fits big city and science-fiction scenarios. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582042 3:47 Med Slow 85   


FATHER ROCK IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Cool and funky Reggae groove with hip-hop styled bassdrum and heavy synthbass. Feeling of a carribian city life. Palm trees, nice cars and well dressed people. Good background music for movies or commercials, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582036 3:19 Med Slow 92   


HARD LABOUR IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Meditative Reggae with funky drums, wah wah guitar and profound vocal piece. Take your timeout, lay back and let it flow. Good for scenes with impressive landscape or wide view. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582038 3:37 Med Fast 144   


ROOTS IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds A positive Roots Reggae song. Static bassline, deep rhythm, soulful guitar patterns and gentle synths create a hypnotic, floating vibration. Good for background or on hold music. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582056 3:38 Med Slow 80   


WATERING THE DESERT IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Meditative, relaxed Reggae with deep bassline and incisive lead guitar. Good background music for artistic films. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582065 4:01 Med Fast 146   


TRAVEL TO ZION IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive Reggae song with groovy but mellow organ with steppas beat. Very good for lovers, who like to dance romantic but not boring. Perfect for commercials. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582063 4:09 Med Fast 140   


DUBBALLA IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Joyfull, a majestic riddim with hypnotic bassline and lively percussions. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582035 3:25 Medium 120   


PRESSURE DROP IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Summery relaxed Reggae song with atmospheric lead sounds, joyful woodwinds, pumping organ and playful guitar. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582408 3:48 Med Slow 92   


A 16 TONS LOAD IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Original Roots Reggae steppas vibe with deep drums and a hypnotic bassline. Nice for festival, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582029 4:05 Med Fast 134   


DAILY STRUGGLE IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Deep groove with bouncy clavinet and soulful dubbed vocal. Good for shortmovies or documentaries. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582034 3:57 Med Fast 146   

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