Silver Spring-based reggae label RAS Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary without much internal fanfare. Instead, a double CD, Reggae Roots: The RAS Records Story, was recently released by Minneapolis-based Orchard Lane Music. “It was Orchard Lane who approached me about putting out Reggae Roots,” recalls RAS founder Gary Himmelfarb, who produces such RAS acts as Israel Vibration under the moniker Doctor Dread. “I was very flattered. It would be vain of me to put it out myself.” With partner David Pansegrouw, Himmelfarb founded RAS as a distributor in 1980; the label’s inaugural release was Peter Broggs’ 1982 Rastafari Liveth. Broggs’ title track fittingly opens Reggae Roots—a comprehensive collection of the label’s finest moments handpicked by Himmelfarb. Also included are Inner Circle (who perform the Cops theme song), Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration, and 18 other purveyors of the “Real Authentic Sound” of Jamaica.