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Tapper Zukie's Man from Bozrah (1978) album still stands up today many years after its initial release, as only great music seems to do. Tapper was one of the few Jamaican artists in the late 1970s that crossed over with the emerging punk/new wave audience. Punk poet Patti Smith had practiced her poetry over the rhythms from Tapper Zukie's Man Ah Warrior album before reworking them as songs with her band. Acknowledging this influence, she brought Tapper on stage with her at the Hammersmith Odeon, October 23, 1976 and introduced Tapper to a whole new audience -- an audience that accepted reggae as a music that also dealt with struggle and oppression. The great cover shot shows Tapper standing at the back gates of the school yard in Trench Town, which was opposite his own yard, so sit back and hear what was happening back then that made this such a time-defining album. CD version includes two bonus tracks.