It’s that time of year again.
It’s time for the release of this summer’s agrarian riddims compilation, a farm tradition originally inspired by Grist’s mix-tape love letter to parks. For your listening pleasure, check out previous years’ mix-tapes: Volume one, Volume two and Side C. Special thanks to all the reggae musicians celebrating food and farming, and to Tom Payne and Kid Hops for inspiration.
Big beets and big smiles, t&j
Winston McAnuff – What Man Sow
Junior Delgado – Effort
Barry Biggs – Work All Day
Ras Muhamad feat. Naptali – Farmerman
Joseph Cotton – Plant the Vegetables
Count Lasher’s Calypso Quintet – Water the Garden
Bascom X – Farmer Man
Gregory Isaacs – Words of the Farmer
Reya Sunshine – Sista Farmer
Erico Morris – Beautiful Garden
Loyal Flames – Working
Jah Mike – Jack a the Farmer
Yardman and Foundation Crew – Farmer Man
Lopez Walker – Jah Jah New Garden
Boris Gardiner – Elizabethan Reggae, a reggae rendition of Elizabethan Serenade, with agrarian fly-over.
Jeremy finds this one especially… suiting. Teddy Brown – Rose Garden
And, not entirely appropriate for our latitude, but Trish really likes this one… Jah 9 – Avocado