"Grass roots Jamaican music that speaks for the natty locks culture. Instrumental sounds put together by producer Winston
Edwards with handpicked musicians: Chi-na and Lloyd Willis (guitars), Robbie (bass), Benbow (drums), Glen Adams (keyboards),
Tommy McCook (saxes and flute), Bobby Ellis (trumpet), Don Drummond Jnr. (trombone).
The real interest though is focused on the engineering by the ubiquitous King Tubby on side one, and by boss producer Lee Perry
on side two, at his Black Art studio. The honours are about equal and the music gripping, if you`re willing to take it for what
it is. Each side has one absolute boss track. Blood Of Africa and People From The Grass Roots are both irresistible rockers
dominated by heavy bass and bass drum, and featuring brass predominantly. Both sides are immaculately mixed in the innovative
style of the sound master King Tubby with echo cutting in and cutting out, exaggerating and distorting the sound of the drums,
cymbals, and rhythm guitar at key points.
Melodies matter very little here and there`s no singing but Tommy McCook in particular blows some nice phrases. The emphasis of
course is on rhythm. But these rhythms are something else. Clouds bursting, thunder, lightning.
You got to play this loud, leave the treble right up, and switch the bass up and down at leisure."