Agree with you on that Horace Andy and African Roots Act 1 lp. African Roots Act 1 is possibly the best in that series - but I'll tell ya, African Roots Act 5 - despite having more of a modern sound, is darn good imo. Some pretty nice stuff on Act 5... Act 2 is good also.
Bob, May I also suggest Audley Rollen's 'Roll Model' lp - not sure if it's been reissued, but there's some boom-shots on that one.
Inna Various Artists stylee - try and check for a lp called 'Great Jah Jah Jezzreel Showcase.
One Wackies I don't understand - especially when it comes to purchasing popularity is the Maxine Miller Showcase lp - ok, so it's got some strong riddims but her vocals block the fun for me. Solution = I try and drop the needle right when the 'dubs' start rolling. Must say though - 'One Love' and 'Wake Up and Live' by Maxine have great lyrics, but her voice