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by Jah Roots

Jah Roots were joined by legendary reggae guitarist, “The British Hendrix” himself, Junior Marvin – who served as lead guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers from ’77-’80.
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joy
2:43 $0.99
2. Wanting You
4:15 $0.99
3. Ganja Weed
3:33 $0.99
4. Spliff and My Lady
4:04 $0.99
5. Home
2:51 $0.99
6. I Know
3:21 $0.99
7. Only Wanna Be With You
5:26 $0.99
8. Burn Them Out
3:39 $0.99
9. Truth
4:06 $0.99
10. Society
3:07 $0.99
11. Legalize
3:46 $0.99
12. Spliff & My Lady Remix
5:06 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
JAH ROOTS: American-grown Reggae’s Arrival

Jah Roots has quickly gained a hard-earned reputation as one of America’s most talented, homegrown, reggae bands. Lead singer, Ras Josh, perfectly employs his soulful, fervent, vocals as an instrument for delivering cerebral, thought provoking, lyrical content. Lyrics in which themes of love, oppression and spirituality are often explored. His voice possesses sonic features that can best be described as undeniably roots reggae, and yet, also uniquely his own.
The roots reggae element of the Jah Roots sound is generously supplemented by the Dancehall styling of rapper, I-Ron, who’s expertly crafted flow flawlessly infuses Jah Roots live performances with an infectious, joyously frantic energy.
Once one finds themselves in the audience of a Jah Roots performance, the tightness of the band becomes immediately apparent, as does the fact that each and every member of Jah Roots is a highly capable, experienced and accomplished musician.
The moment Jah Roots launches into the first song of the night, there is no room for confusion concerning their sincerity; these six guys from Springfield, Missouri, are not merely a reggae band out having fun on the road, but, rather, a collective of highly talented performers dedicating their lives’ work to echoing Jah’s message down from the stage, and out to the masses.
The undeniable quality inherent in Jah Roots music must be the reason their 2007 release "Crucial" wound up, rather unexpectedly, on the tiny island nation of Guam’s list of “Top Ten Reggae Albums of 2007!!"
In the past two years, Jah Roots has taken the stage at The Wakarusa Musical Festival, SXSW, Schwagstocks 32 & 33, Tulsa Reggae Fest, Dayton Reggae Fest and The High Times Reggae Fest, and was recently voted by the public to play Summer Camp Music Festival, in Chilicothe, Illinois !!.
In addition to these festivals, Jah Roots has recently played dates with the Marley children, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Prezident Brown, Michael Franti, George Clinton, and many, many more.
Through little more than word of mouth, Jah Roots, repeatedly packs every venue they play. The band’s success serves as an irrefutable testament to the power generated when authentic music is performed live, by passionate, purpose-driven artists.
Recently, Jah Roots, recorded their upcoming album, entitled “JOY,” (Release date: 4/18) at Lion & Fox Studios, in Washington, D.C. The Lion & Fox Studios are known internationally as America’s preeminent reggae recording studio. The recording of "JOY" proved to be Jah Roots’ first exposure to creating new music in such a high caliber facility, and the benefits of this opportunity are clearly evidenced in every resulting track comprising "JOY."
Once in the studio, Jah Roots, were joined by legendary reggae guitarist, “The British Hendrix” himself, Junior Marvin – who served as lead guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers from ’77-’80. He contributed lead guitar on “Spliff & My Lady” and “Ganja Weed.” His skilled efforts serve not only to decorate the two tracks on which he plays, but by virtue of his inclusion, Junior Marvin imbues the entire album with a timelessness and brilliance that any true Bob Marley fan will recognize.
As the release date for “JOY” looms ever closer, Jah Roots music is poised, ready to vault into a higher level of society’s collective consciousness, and as the music grows and touches more and more people, we, as a world, will be the ones “JOY”-fully reaping the benefits.



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Joy Headlee

This album rocks! These guys sing, play, and write from the heart and the message that this album exudes is one of a coming revolution. I really do believe! Jah mon! RastafarI <3!

Susan Wilcock

Awesome CD - just as I knew it would be! JAH Roots are the only 'white' reggae band I have found worth listening too. I already have their previous CD, Crucial. Both CD's are tremendous. I have been playing this album in my car ever since I got it. JAH Rastafari, Selassie I

Joel C.

Great CD guys and appreciate all the free stuff you share!!!

arun tuddle

play it with the top down
This band just keeps getting better with every album. They are true to their message and live they get you movin' to the tunes. Can't wait to see them live again.


Springfield Missouri's most highest band !
If you like reggae these cats are the real deal.Joy, Wanting You, Spliff & My Lady,I Know, & Legalize It are all fresh rasta style reggae. check out their album CRUCIAL as well !


Great album, a must have !
THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM AND ANYONE WHO LIKES REGGAE SHOULD BUY THIS ALBUM. Definitely a great band and i would recommend this album to anyone! The positive feeling and roots of this album will lift anyones soul!


This album is a must!! EVERY song is awesome and guarantee to put you in a good mood. Mos Def check out their other album too!!!!!

Susan Wilcock

a 'Joy' to hear
Oh man what an awesome CD. Just as I knew it would be. I have played it non-stop in my car ever since I got it. And then I'll have to put Crucial back in the CD player! Big up JAH Roots.
JAH Rastafari, Selassie I


Jah Roots Joy
I love the music. Their lyrics have such a powerful meaning and yet they are so relaxing to listen to. I saw them live and recomend everyone see them.


j'aime beaucoup, il faut venir avec ça en France, ça ferait un carton!!!
i love your music
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