Bob scores

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Kingston Sessions: Vintage Years, a 10-track compilation by Bob Marley released on January 12 by JA Records, has given the reggae icon his 59th entry on the Billboard Reggae Album chart.

The set opens at number five on the latest chart, with first-week sales of 168 copies. It includes songs Marley first cut during the 1960s, such as Mellow Mood, Mr Chatterbox, Soul Almighty, Nice Time, Hypocrites, and Thank You Lord.

Collie Buddz returns to number one with Good Life, his third studio effort, which was released in May 2017. The set moved 205 copies to bring its total figure to 5,225 copies.

The Tropical House Cruises to Kingston various artistes release holds firm at number two with 195 copies sold last week, down from 204 copies. Last week's number one, M arching Orders by The Green, is number four.

Nigerian reggae artiste Henricci's EP Sister Caro is at number threeur with 178 copies, while Damian Marley's Stony Hill sold 135 copies and drops to number six from four. Stony Hill has sold 17,039 copies since its release last July.

Former chart-topper Roots Party by Tribal Seeds is down to number seven, while Poetry in Motion by SOJA is down to number eight.

Slipping one place to number nine is Chronology by Grammy nominee Chronixx. It sold 71 copies to bring its tally to 6,328, while Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution rounds out the Top 10.

At number 11 is Havana Meets Kingston by Mista Savona, which takes a considerable drop from number five. The compilation, Folklore Riddim, rises from number 16 to 12.

The Episodes rhythm EP, produced by Yellow Moon Records, debuts at number 15 after selling 37 copies in its first week. It features songs like Ah Me Jah by Tarrus Riley, I Am Not a Lonely Girl by Rage, Green Card by Etana, Why Should I (I-Octane) and Revelation (Richie Spice).

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