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joe-higgs.jpgAs the vintage newspaper clipping above infers, those interested in early roots reggae most definitely need this 1975 album in their collection; it’s just a seminal and essential listen.

Reissued in March by the folks at Pressure Sounds, Joe Higgs’ Life of Contradiction had, until now, been out-of-print stateside for years. In its stead an import version had been available with an alternate tracklisting, including several additional tracks. The Pressure Sounds reissue reverts to Higgs original vision (with the CD version adding the bonus tracks “Let Us Do Something” and “Freedom Journey”) bringing the somewhat, albeit subjectively, unknown artist to an entirely new set of ears. Cleaned up with remastered sound, the disc comes with hefty liner notes notes and photos.

Note: Interestingly, I just recently learned that many of the tracks recorded for Life of Contradiction were fully formed in the early 1960s – shelved away for years until this project came about.

Download:
MP3: Joe Higgs :: Got To Make A Way
MP3: Joe Higgs :: Let Us Do Something
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Amazon: Joe Higgs – Life of Contradiction

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Joe Higgs :: There Is A Reward For Me (Video)

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3 Responses to “Joe Higgs :: Life of Contradiction (2008 Reissue)”

  1. I noticed that you deleted your post concerning your Jackson, MS trip. I live in Jackson and have never been to the Malaco records, nor have I even heard of it! Well i’m glad you have opened my eyes to something just outside my door. I hope you enjoyed Jackson, I don’t particularly.

  2. @ Matt – not deleted, just further down the page: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2008/06/11/garage-rock-tales-jackson-ms/

  3. I picked this up a few weeks ago… so good. It will get heavy play during the summer months.

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