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)

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