The Boot Box: Best of 2005 Awards

Midnite's Let LiveThe-veritable-definition-of-dread Award: Let Live by Midnite (I Grade)

The-veritable-definition-of-tunefulness Award: Hope & Doubt by Taj Weekes & Adowa

Dub-a-dub-dub Award: The Rough Guide to Dub

Toots-y-toots-toots Award: Pressure Drop: The Definitive Collection by Toots and the Maytals (Trojan Records)

Creativity-gone-all-complex-and-strange Award: Bass Jihad by Dub Gabriel (Azra Records)

Creativity-gone-all-simple-and-direct Award: Mi An Mi Guitar by Clinton Fearon (Boogie Brown)

Crucial-reggae-from-outside-Jamaica-by-various-artists Award: Crucial Reggae from Outside Jamaica, Vol. 2 (Skank Records)

Crucial-reggae-from-pretty-close-to-Jamaica-by-various-artists Award: Bambu Station Presents Talkin Roots II (Mt. Nebo Records)

Crucial-reggae-from-inside-Jamaica-by-various-artists Award: Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Auralux Recordings)

This-is-important-and-serious-stuff-so-pay-attention Award: Self Reliance by Paul Elliott (Stronger Production)

This-is-old-but-unheralded-stuff-so-pay-attention Award: Messenger Man by Willi Williams (Blood and Fire)

Majek Fashek Little Patience cover Cmon-hurry-up-lets-get-this-new-happenin-music-out-quick-quick Award: Little Patience by Majek Fashek (Coral Music)

Calm-cool-and-collected-classic-roots Award: Color Barrier by Leroy Brown (Makasound)

What-to-play-when-your-partner-complains-about-all-that-reggae-but-still-wants-rhythm Award: Tou Manbre by Lataye (Dadisound Productions)

What-to-play-when-you-or-your-partner-simply-want-sheer-vocal-beauty Award: Traditional Songs from Georgia by Ensemble Kereoni (ARC)

 



About Ted Boothroyd :

Ted has enjoyed music all his increasingly lengthy life. He has gone through various favorite artists along the way, from his mommy crooning lullabies at crib side to his dad singing folk songs on car trips to The Everly Brothers to Ian and Sylvia to The Dave Brubeck Quartet to The Lovin’ Spoonful to The Kinks to The Miracles to Ravi Shankar to Tchaikovsky to Pentangle to Miriam Makeba to The Red Army Chorus and Band to Captain Beefheart to Gilbert and Sullivan to The McGarrigle Sisters to The Clash to Louis Jordan to The Flying Bulger Klezmer Band to Manu Chao. He has trouble choosing favorites when it comes to reggae - that fixation has been too longstanding and too complete. Ted started writing about music late in 2002 with a book review in The Beat, continuing with book and album reviews until the magazine's untimely passing. His association with Jahworks.org dates back to 2003, and he has hosted a couple of radio shows featuring reggae and "world music". Ted also sculpts in plaster and wood. | View all posts by Ted Boothroyd

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Ted has enjoyed music all his increasingly lengthy life. He has gone through various favorite artists along the way, from his mommy crooning lullabies at crib side to his dad singing folk songs on car trips to The Everly Brothers to Ian and Sylvia to The Dave Brubeck Quartet to The Lovin’ Spoonful to The Kinks to The Miracles to Ravi Shankar to Tchaikovsky to Pentangle to Miriam Makeba to The Red Army Chorus and Band to Captain Beefheart to Gilbert and Sullivan to The McGarrigle Sisters to The Clash to Louis Jordan to The Flying Bulger Klezmer Band to Manu Chao. He has trouble choosing favorites when it comes to reggae - that fixation has been too longstanding and too complete.

Ted started writing about music late in 2002 with a book review in The Beat, continuing with book and album reviews until the magazine's untimely passing. His association with Jahworks.org dates back to 2003, and he has hosted a couple of radio shows featuring reggae and "world music". Ted also sculpts in plaster and wood.

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