100 CDs provide you with the most exciting, most beautiful and most swinging recordings from this period. All-Star Swing groups with their most famous recordings. Mit Henry Allen, Roy Eldrige, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson, Buck Clayton, Django Reinhardt, Jack Teagarden, Rex Stewart, Chu Berry, Charlie Christian, Louis Armstrong u.a. 100-CD-Box with original recordings.
One of roots reggae's institutions, Culture has cut a broad swath through Jamaican music thanks to potent political lyrics and an organic roots reggae sensibility that eschews dancehall's rough ghetto patois and digitized music making in favor of sweet-sounding vocal harmonies and live music backing. On its 30th album, the long-running outfit is still led by Joseph Hill, whose raspy sing-song vocals and rastafari political convictions touch on such subjects as oppression ("No Segregation," "Sweet Freedom"), war ("World Peace"), ganja ("Bud A Bawl"), and salvation ("Holy Mount Zion" and "Walk In Jah Light"). Hills messages are nicely supported by solid, groove-driven backing from the Firehouse Crew (a great group of hired studio guns), noted Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, and members of Shaggy's backing band. Culture first made its impact felt in the mid-'70s, but this album proves that Hill and company still have much to say.