WATCH: Exclusive Clip From King Jammy’s 2CD/DVD Anthology (Out Next Week Jul 24)




OkayPlayer’s LargeUp Premieres The Throwback Clip From

King At The Controls DVD Documentary Included in His Anticipated

2 CD/DVD Reggae Anthology Roots, Reality & Sleng Teng

Out July 24 on 17 North Parade

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).

This week, LargeUp premieres a clip of the King At The Controls DVD which features footage from 1985 when he revolutionized Jamaica’s musical landscape with his groundbreaking hit “Under Me Sleng Teng” by Wayne Smith. It ultimately spawned the modern dancehall era with its innovative electronic production style shifting away from live instrumental rhythms.

King At The Controls is produced by Olivier Chastan and Johnny Wonder and set in King Jammy’s own Waterhouse community of Kingston, JA. The bonus DVD disc gives a glimpse of where it all started and the man behind the boards – paying respect to Jammy’s legacy and his commitment to reggae music.

Jammy’s indelible stamp on the genre is a tasty and importance slice of Jamaican musical history. The 2CD/DVD anthology Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng offer a solid sense of the icon’s innovative sound and production during multiple eras and showcases the young, unique talents who Jammy nurtured. It is authentic, authoritative and indispensable.

King Jammy U.S.Tour Dates:
Wed July 29 in Los Angeles, CA @ Dub Club
Thur July 30 in Humboldt, CA @ Reggae On The River


1. Bad Girl – Black Uhuru, Scorcher & Nicodemus
2. African Love/ Yogi Bear – Black Uhuru & Prince Hammer
3. Selassie On His White Horse – John Steele
4. Engineer Affair – Errol Scorcher
5. Zambia – Jammy’s & Tubby
6. Where You Gonna Run – The Fantels
7. Jah Created The World – Hortense Ellis
8. Love Tickles Like Magic – Junior Delgado
9. The Lord Is My shepherd – Dennis Brown
10. Skank At The Party – Mighty Rudo
11. Water Pumping – Johnny Osbourne
12. Boom Shack-A-Lack – Junior Reid
13. Sweet Dreams Are Made of This – Echo Minott
14. Money Man Skank – Half Pint
15. Children of The Ghetto – Cocoa Tea
16. Clarks Booty – Little John
17. Under Me Sleng Teng – Wayne Smith
18. It A Ring – Tonto Irie
19. Trouble Again – King Kong
20. Sweet Reggae Music – Nitty Gritty

1. Wear Yuh Size – Lt. Stitchie
2. Original Kuff – Chaka Demus
3. Rock Them One By One – Eccleton Jarrett
4. Nah Lef Ya – Josey Wales
5. Run Around Girl – Chuck Turner
6. I Know The Score – Frankie Paul
7. This Magic Moment – Leroy Gibbons
8. Punanny – Admiral Bailey
9. Duck Dance – Red Dragon
10. Get Up Stand Up And Rock – Shabba Ranks
11. Tumbling Down – Alton Ellis
12. If I Were A Carpenter – John Holt
13. Running From Reality – Admiral Tibet
14. Who She Love – Cocoa Tea, Home T & Shabba Ranks
15. Here I Am – Sanchez
16. Bandelero – Pinchers
17. Roots, Reality And Culture – Bounty Killer
18. Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders – Garnett Silk
19. Fir Bun A Weak Heart – Bushman
20. One Love – Sizzla

Disc 3
King At The Controls DVD Documentary