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Jeff Chang's 10 roots CD essentials (no comps!)

Bob Marley Catch a Fire (Deluxe Edition) (Island)

Big Youth Dreadlocks Dread (Frontline)

The Congos Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire)

Prince Lincoln Humanity (Orange Street)

Keith Hudson Pick a Dub (Blood and Fire)

Prince Far I and the Arabs Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (Pressure Sounds)

Buju Banton Til Shiloh (Loose Cannon)

Anthony B So Many Things (VP)

Capleton More Fire (VP)

Sizzla Praise Ye Jah (VP)

Spliff Skankin' 's top 10 plus one

Burning Spear Marcus Garvey (Island)

Aswad A New Chapter of Dub (CBS)

Mighty Diamonds Right Time (Channel One)

Congos Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire)

Bob Marley Natty Dread (Island)

Israel Vibration Israel Dub (Ras)

Twinkle Brothers Countryman (Frontline)

Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution (Island)

Gregory Issacs Night Nurse (Island)

Max Romeo War inna Babylon (Blood and Fire)

Judy Mowatt Black Woman (Shanachie)

Spliff Skankin' hosts The Reggae Express, Tuesdays, 10 p.m.-midnight, KPFA, 94.1 FM.

Doug Wendt's carrying-case top 10

Afrikan Dubland Dubh Daiye (Soptek)

The Bud Wrestlers "Frustrated," produced by Ismael (cismael@pacbell.net)

Jimmy Foot The Instrumentals (Bongo Boy)

Mabrak The Roots Man (Mabrak Genetic Music)

Midnight Dread prerelease Deep World Dub (Midnight Dread)

Mossman Mossman Vs. the World Bank (Dispensation)

Niney the Observer Microphone Attack: 1974-1978 (Blood and Fire)

Carlton Pride and Zion What You Need (Ruff Stuff/Big Daddy)

The Shakers The Best of the Shakers Volume 1 – From the Vaults of Koloa Dub Lab (KDL)

The Skatalites and King Tubby The Legendary Skatalites in Dub (Motion)

Peter Tosh I Am That I Am (Jad Anansi)

U Roy Now (Tabou1)

Various artists All I Have Is Love – A Tribute to Studio One (Easy Star)

Various artists Island Warriors (Hobo on the Hill)

Doug Wendt hosts Native Son Rising Mondays-Tuesdays, noon, KECG, 88.1 FM (El Cerrito) and 97.7 FM (Berkeley). Go to www.midnightdread.com for a gold mine of roots reggae, including one-of-a-kind mix tapes and his Deep World Dub series