28 July 2008


Pumpstation Entertainment announces "An Evening Of Elegance", a semi-formal celebration of the 46th year of Jamaica's independence at Zanzibar On The Waterfront, 700 Water Street SW, Washington, DC... featuring reggae/rocksteady giant John Holt (of the Paragons: "Stick By Me", "Ali Baba", "The Tide Is HIgh") and ska stalwart Winston "Merritone" Blake on Saturday, August 2nd.

for more information, log on to www.pumpstn.com.

...also, upcoming...

August 12: Beres Hammond @ The Norva, Norfolk VA

August 13: Eek-A-Mouse @ Canal Club, Richmond VA

August 16th: John Brown's Body @Jewish Mother, Norfolk (Nov 11th @Canal Club, Richmond)

25 July 2008

20 June 2008... in celebration of "Juneteenth"

A musical appreciation of "Juneteenth", the nation's official abolition of Slavery in Galveston, Texas 1865.

Mutabaruka (IRIE FM broadcast, approx. 1990) "Shine, Sunshine"
Burning Spear "Slavery Days" Reggae Greats (Mango)
Freddie McGregor "We Got Love" Zion Chant (Heartbeat)
Steel Pulse "The Real Terrorist" Rage & Fury (MESA)
Ernest Wilson "Why Oh Why?" (& version) When Riddim Was King (HB)

Special AKA "Free Nelson Mandela" 12" (Chrysalis)
Roy Paci/Aretuska "Curi Curi" Putumayo World Party
Morgan Heritage "Be Sure" Mission In Progress (VP)
Tag Weekes "Hollow Display" Diedem (Spectra)
the Wailers "One Drop/Dub" Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong/Island)
Yellowman "Lost Mi Love" King Yellowman (Greensleeves)

Groundation "Mighty Soul" Pon the Bridge (Young Tree)
Osibisa "Sunshine Day" Putumayo World Party
Wes "Midwa Bol (We Love Football)" Walanga (Saint George)
Thievery Corporation "Richest Man In Babylon" (ESL)
Derrick Morgan "You Never Miss Your Water" I Am The Ruler (Trojan)
Ska Kings "Oil In My Lamp" Roots Of Reggae/Ska (Rhino)
Sister Breeze "Aid Travel With A Bomb" Heartbeat Reggae
Daddy Rings "Be Not Dismayed" The Most High (Rooftop)
Hopeton Lewis "Take It Easy" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Robert Palmer/Lee Perry "River Stone" From The Heart Of The Congo (RUNN/Netherlands)

July 4, 2008... Independence, Forward!

A Public Service Announcement... with drum&bass:

Ken Boothe
"Freedom Street" King Kong Compilation (Mango)

...special dedication to the Bush administration:
Specials "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)" More Specials (Chrysalis)

African Brothers "Want Some Freedom" (Easy Star)
Soul Syndicate "Guns Of Navaronne" Friends And Family (Epiphany)
Alpha Blondy "Apartheid Is Nazism" (Shanachie)
Brenda Fassie "Black President" Queen Of African Pop (Narada)
Prince Buster "Wash, Wash" Fabulous Greatest Hits (Sequel)
Andy Capp "The Law" 20 Reggae Classics (Trojan)
Johnny Clarke "Declaration Of Rights" Beyond The Frontline (Caroline)
the Wailers "Crazy Baldheads" Survival (Island)
Specials "Do Nothing" More Specials (Chrysalis)
Morgan Heritage "Cross Wi Borda" Mission In Progress (VP)
Toots & The Maytals "Peeping Tom" King Kong Compilation
Wycelf/Tankian/Sizzla "Riot" Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant (Sony)
M.I.A. "Paper Planes" Kala (XL)
Clash "Straight To Hell" Combat Rock (Epic)
Derrick Morgan "I Am The Ruler" (Trojan)
U-Roy "Chalice In The Palace" Original DJ (Caroline)
Sly & Robbie "Herb" Dub Massive Chapter 1 (Trojan)
Taj Weekes "Hollow Display" Diedem (Spectra)
Gregory Isaacs "My Number One" Reggae Box (Mango)
Flo & Eddie "Sitting In The Park" Friends & Family
los Malarians "El Tren" Latin Ska Vol 1(MOON)
Prince Buster "Hard Man Fi Dead" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Slim Smith "Time Has Come" Trojan Originals Box Set

23 July 2008

Playlist 18 July 2008

(warning! huge backlog of playlists coming)

Goldfinger invites Ras Rizla (Gaya) for the second hour; soon come to be new DJ in the rotation.

Morgan Heritage "Nothing To Smile About" Mission In Progress (VP)
Dubmatix/ Ranking Joe "Give Thanks & Praises" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)
Toots & the Maytals "Time Tough" Funky Kingston (Mango)
Culture "Crisis" Culture At Work (Shanachie)
Mikey Dread "Love The Dread" Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Bob/Wailers "Roots" Rebel Music (Tuff Gong)
Culture "Iron Sharp" Culture In Dub (HB)
Slickers "Johnny Too Bad" Harder They Come (Mango)
Richie Spice "Gideon Boot" (VP)
Marcia Aitken/Trinity "Still In Love/3 Piece Suit" Trojan 12" Box (Trojan)
Bim Sherman "Golden Locks" Tribulation (Pressure Sounds)
Taj Weekes "Hollow Display" Diedem (Spectra)
Tarrus Riley "Better This Way" Parables (VP)

Rizla Set:

Ministry Of Dub "Bless Them Father" Ark Angel
Buju Banton "Negus Negast" (HMG)
Glenn Washington "One Of These Days" Reggae Gold 2000 (VP)
Gentleman "Dem Gone" Universal Message (VP)
Morgan Heritage "Never Go Under" ...Family and Friends Vol 1 (HMG)
Bushman "Fire Pon a Dedas" Higher Ground (Greensleeves)
Sizzla "Made Of" Freedom Cry (Freedom City)

Skatalites "Exodus/King Solomon/Eastern Standard Time"
Foundation Ska (HB)
John Brown's Body "Vanity" All Time (I-Town)
Psalms "Joy In The Morning" Up Front (RAS)
Dubmatix/L. Thompson "Peace & Love" Renegade Rocker
Corey Harris "Keep Your Culture" Zion Crossroads (Telarc)
Slim Smith "Time Has Come" Trojan Originals