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Chapter 124: Chase The Devil

Reggae, reggae pop & folk

On “Ark Of The Covenant,” the Congos float weightlessly against producer Lee “Scratch” Perry’s lightning cloud of echoes - it’s a vibe at once holy and influenced by some very earthbound flora. Many of these golden-era reggae tracks are torn between chasing angels and devils, visions of promised lands and modern prophets dueling with the easy temptations of wine and women. That subtle tension keeps these songs, slow and restrained as they are, ceaselessly compelling.
1. Max Romeo & The Upsetters

Chase the Devil

2. Augustus Pablo

The Big Rip Off

3. Barrington Levy

Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)

4. Burning Spear

Marcus Garvey

5. UB40

Red, Red Wine

6. Bunny Wailer

Dream Land

7. The Abyssinians

Satta Massagana

8. The Congos

Ark of the Covenant

9. Amanaz

Khala My Friend

10. Bob Marley & The Wailers

No Woman, No Cry (Live)