Congrats Jamaica, you've had a great year. Usain Bolt brought home the double gold for a second straight Olympics, you celebrated 50 years of independence from Great Britain, and you've seen the addition of one of your most talented footballers, Donovan Ricketts, to our beloved Timbers.
As such, I thought it would be an aptly timed opportunity to record a mix in your honor. Sound System Top Ranking is the first of two mixes I recorded straight from 45s in one continuous set. It celebrates one of your greatest exports: music. And specifically, reggae and its many facetts. These are some of my favorite tracks from my personal collection. Enjoy.