28 November 2008

Giving Thanks on Black Friday

Big Youth "S-90 Skank" The Story Of Jamaican Music (Mango)
Eek-A-Mouse "Bad Friday" Assassinator (RAS)
John Brown's Body "Give Yourself Over" Amplify (Easy Star)
Desmond Dekker "Rudy Got Soul" This Is Reggae: The Golden Years (Trojan)
Burning Spear "Creation Rebel" (Heartbeat)
Burning Spear "Dub Creation" Living Dub Vol. 3 (Heartbeat)

the Specials "Ghost Town" 12" (Chrysalis)
Neville Tate "See A Man's Face" 129 Beat St. (Blood and Fire)
Etana "I Am Not Afraid" The Strong One (VP)
Beres Hammond "Giving Thanks" In Control (Elektra)
Bill Laswell "Concrete Sunrise" ...meets Roots Tonic (ROIR)

Michael Franti/Spearhead "Hey World" All Rebel Rockers (ANTI-)
Miriam Makeba "Pata Pata 2000" Homeland (Putumayo)
Burning Spear "Walk" Putumayo World Party
Thievery Corporation "From Creation" Richest Man In Babylon (ESL)
(for Tom)
Joy Harjo/Poetic Justice "My House Is The Red Earth" Letters from the End of The Twentieth Century (Silver Wave)
the Fire This Time "Waking Dreamer Dub" Dancing On John Wayne's Head (Extreme)

Byron Lee & Dragonnaires "Elizabethan Reggae" The Trojan Story
Desmond Dekker "007" The Trojan Story

Freddie McGregor "Africa Here I Come" The Real Authentic Sound of Studio One (RAS)
Michael Rose/Dubmatix "Easy Down" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)
Buju Banton "Destiny" Best Of... (Island/Hip-O)
(...for Akeela)
Taj Weekes "MPLA" Hope & Doubt (Jatta)
Tapper Zukie "MPLA" MOJO Presents Rebel Music (MOJO)

Toots & The Maytals "Beautiful Woman" Knockout! (Island)
Ken Boothe "Crying Over You" The Trojan Story
Derrick Harriott "Do I Worry?" Rock Steady Box (Trojan)
Mikey Dread "S.W.A.L.K." Best Sellers (Rykodisk)

21 November 2008

playlist 21Nov 08_You Never Miss Your Water...

...until your well runs dry.

the unemployed and underprivileged know this. it's High Time some CEOs did, as well.

Joe Higgs "Black Man Know Yourself" (Shanachie)
(the original theme for the show, circa 1979)
Mikey Dread "Two Track Dub" Dub Catalogue (Dread At The Controls LP)

Desmond Dekker "It Mek" This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Era (Trojan)
Lee "Scratch" Perry "Put Some Water In" Roast Fish Collie Weed & Cornbread (Lion Of Judah LP... from Randy's Record Shop)
Misty In Roots "Food Clothes And Shelter" Jah Sees, Jah Knows (SMD)
Etana "Roots" The Strong One (VP... the new home of Randy's)
Lucky Dube "Abathakathi" Retrospective (Rydodisk)
Sierra Leone All Stars "Living Like A Refugee" (ANTI-)
Busy Signal "People So Evil" (VP)
Mikey Dread "Front Room Dub" Dub Catalogue

Jacob Miller "Please Mr. Officer" Mixed Up Moods And Attitudes (Top Ranking)
Bob Marley/Wailers "Who The Cap Fit" Rastaman Vibrations (Island)
Prince Blanco/Dubmatix "Pressurize Me" (Dubmatix MP3)
Freddie McGregor "I Was Born A Winner" Jamaican Classics 2 (VP)
John Browns Body "Give Yourself Over" Amplify (Easy Star)
Mikey Dread "Control Tower Dub" Dub Catalogue

Dillinger "Jamaican Collie" Real Authentic Sounds From Studio One (RAS)
Mighty Diamonds "Pass The Koutchie" Best of (Times Square)
the Ethiopians "Naw Give Up" Real Authentic Sounds...

Luciano "Never Give Up My Pride" Messenger (Island)
the Wailers "One Dub" Songs Of Freedom (Island)

Rico (Rodrigues) "Ramble" Countryman (Island)

Gondwana "Dulce Amor" Second Coming (RAS)
el Juri "Una Ola" (MP3)
Osibisa "Sunshine Day" Putumayo World Party

Derrick Morgan "You Never Miss Your Water" I Am The Ruler (Trojan)
Lord Creator "Man To Man" The Real Jamaica (SONY... originally produced by Curtis Mayfield)
Uniques (w/Slim Smith) "Speak No Evil" Best of... (Trojan)
Bunny Clarke "Be Thankful" Shocks Of Mighty (Attack!)

Give Thanks, y'all.

14 November 2008

The Master Mixer's No-Show Show... playlist 14 Nov

the last two letters in "Goldfinger" are ER: meaning, Emergency Response.

arriving a half-hour late, i had to banish the substitute playing Pharoah Sanders "Gas Music From Jupiter" to the tiki bar from whence he came.

the remainder of the show:

Michael Franti/Gov't Mule "Play With Fire" Mighty High (ATO)
Lucky Dube "Baxoleleni" Retrospective (Rykodisc)
John Brown's Body "Give Yourself Over" Amplify (Easy Star)
John Brown's Body "All Time" (I-Town)

Mikey Dread "Love The Dread"
the Ethiopians "Owner Fe De Yard" (Heartbeat)
Hopeton Lewis "Boom Shaka Laka" Treasure Isle Showtime (Heartbeat)
Tommy McCook "Real Cool" By Special Request (Heartbeat)

The Termites "Love Up, Kiss Up" By Special Request
Taj Weekes "Hollow Display" Deidem (Spectra)
(...appearing live at Richmond's (VA) Landmark Theater next Thursday, 20th)

Etana/Alborosie "Blessing" The Strong One (VP)
Heptones "Party Time" Best Of Studio One (HB)
Melodians "Sweet Sensation" Rivers Of Babylon (Trojan)

Dubmatix "Happy Dub" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)

Afrikan Dreamland "The Leaders" (Soptek)
Baba Brooks "River Bank" Guns Of Navaronne/Ride Your Donkey (Trojan)

Slim Smith/Uniques "Time Has Come" This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Years

(in the pod-o-matic sidebar, check out the interview with the late Joseph Hill of Culture, recorded
in the summer of 1993. in days to come, others with Sister Carol and Ansel Cridland of the Meditations, and others that reveal themselves)

08 November 2008

Barack Culture Shock

4 November 2008, America finally roused to it's wake-up call. it took this man, Obama, to make it happen.

"Barack" means "blessing" in Swahili.
"Uhuru", "freedom".

i think everybody deserves some of that... especially those that strive for it.

Friday's playlist:

Hopeton Lewis "Sounds And Pressure" Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady (Rhino)

Black Uhuru "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" The Reggae Box (Mango)
Toots & the Maytals "See The Light" Light your Light (Fantasy)
Uniques "Build My World Around You" Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady
Jimmy Cliff "You Can Get It If You Really Want" The Harder They Come (Mango)
The Fire This Time "Waking Dreamer Dub" Dancing On John Wayne's Head (Extreme)

Etana "I Am Not Afraid" The Strong One (VP)
Richie Spice "Gideon Boot" (VP)
/the Slickers "Johnny Too Bad" The Harder They Come

(...hmmm... "Sarah Too Bad", too.)

John Holt "Ali Baba" Treasure Isle Showtime (Heartbeat)
Israel Vibration "The Same Song" Skelly Vibes (RAS)
Burning Spear "Columbus" Hail H. I. M. (Heartbeat)
Michigan & Smiley "One Love Jamdown" Best of Studio One (Heartbeat)
Dubconscious "American Dream" Realization (Dubconscious)

John Browns Body "Push Some Air" Amplify (Easy Star)
Morgan Heritage "Mission In Progress" (VP)
Bob Marley/Wailers "So Much Things To Say" Exodus (Island LP)
John Browns Body "Amplify/Give Yourself Over"

Alton Ellis "Can I Change My Mind" Best of Studio One (HB)
w/Gaylads "Joy In The Morning" Sunday Coming (HB)
"Wide World" Alton & Hortense Ellis (HB)
Ken Boothe "Just Another Girl" Best of Studio One (HB)
Dr. Ring-Ding "What A Day" Dandimite! (MOON Ska)

Dave & Ansel "Impossible Mission" Double Barrel (RAS)

Bob Marley "One Love/People Get Ready" Exodus (Island)

...get ready to stand up and make a difference.

one of the reason's why i'm "Goldfinger"

of course, 1/4 of my heritage being the Bond family doesn't hurt. there's also Mr. Goldfinger's roadside bar in Montego Bay to acknowledge.

fascinating article, in today's New York Times.

Cheers, Ian Fleming.

new playlist to come.

02 November 2008

Previously... 3 October 2008

Lucky Dube "Khulueka" Captured Live (Shanachie)
Joe Higgs "Upside Down" Family
Taj Weekes "Orphan's Cry" Deidem (Spectra)
Tarrus Riley "Ease Off" Challenges (VP)
Ini Kamoze "Them Ting Deh" Ini Kamoze (Mango)

Richie Spice "World Crisis" Gideon Boot (VP)
Toot And The Maytals "Time Tough" Funky Kingston (Island)
Etana "I Am Not Afraid" The Strong One (VP)
Michael Rose "Easy Down" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)
The Clash/Mikey Dread "Justice Tonight/Kick It Over" (Black Market Clash (Epic)

Michael Franti "Hey World" All Rebel Rockers (ANTI)
The Ark Band "Boom Shot" Na Give Up (The Ark Band)
Corey Harris "Know Your Culture" Zion Crossroads
Taj Weekes "Propaganda War" Deidem (Spectra)
Willie Williams/Govt Mule "Rebel With A Cause" Mighty High
Dubmatix "Happy Dub" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)

Toots "Pain In My Heart" Light Your Light
Dennis Brown "Love Has Found It's Way" (A&M)
Mikey Dread "S.W.A.L.K." Best Sellers (RYKO)
Taj Weekes "Hollow Display" Deidem (Spectra)
Just Dale "Until You Come Back To Me" Roots Daughters (RAS)

The Upsetters "Justice To The People" This Is Reggae:The Golden Era
Ethiopians "Free Man" Original Reggae Hit Sound (Trojan)
The Wailers "One Drop" Survival (Island)

Previously... 19 September 2008

Long Beach Dub All Stars "Listen To DJs" Wonders Of The World
Love Trio/U-Roy "Rock The Riddim" Love Trio In Dub (Nublu)
Michael Franti/Spearhead "Life In The City" All Rebel Rockers (ANTI)
Jacob Miller/Inner Circle "Silver And Gold" Jacob Miller Meets the Fat Man Riddim Section (EKO)
Pinchers/Dubmatix "Rock And A Hard Place" Renegade Rockers (Dubmatix)
Maytones/I-Roy "Money Worries" Their Greatest Hits (Heartbeat)

Taj Weekes "Louisiana" Deidem (Spectra)
Ethiopians "Everything Crash" This Is Reggae: The Golden Era (Trojan)
The Clash "Pressure Drop" Black Market Clash-12" (Epic)
Bob Marley/Wailers "The Real Situation" Uprising (Island)
Fun Boy Three "The Lunatics" MP3
Fat Man Riddim Section "Straight To Cuddley's Chest" (EKO)

Morgan Heritage "Electioneering" Radiodread (Easy Star)
Bad Brains "Roll On" Build A Nation (Oscill-O-Scope)
Heptones "Pretty Looks Isn't All" Respect To Studio One (Heartbeat)
Guano Boys "Sinking Ship" (unreleased)

Tarrus Riley "Ease Off" Challenges (VP)
Norma Frasier "First Cut Is The Deepest" Studio One Soul (Soul Jazz)
Gaylettes (Judy Mowatt) "I Like Your World" Guns Of Navarrone/Ride Your Donkey (Trojan)
Slim Smith/Uniques "Gypsy Woman" Best Of The Uniques 67-69 (Heartbeat)
Etana/Alborosie "Blessing" The Strong One (VP)

Willie Williams "No One Can Stop Us Now" Studio One Soul
Richie Spice "Gideon Boot" (VP)
Toots And The Maytals "Peace Perfect Peace" Reggae Greats (Mango)

Previously... 12 September 2008

Hopeton Lewis "Sounds And Pressure" Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady (Rhino)
Bob Marley/Wailers "Wake Up And Live" Survival (Island)
Prince Far I "Bedward The Flying Preacher" Sound Of The Beat (The Beat)
Ben Harper "You Can't Blame The Youth" CD single
Peter Tosh "Bumbo Klaat" Honorary Citizen (Columbia)
Sly & Robbie "On The Drop Of One" Dub Revolutionaries (Sanctuary)

Mighty Diamonds "The Right Time" The Sound Of The Beat (The Beat)
Etana "I Am Not Afraid" The Strong One (VP)
Tarrus Riley "Ease Off" Challenges (VP)
Heptones "Equal Rights" Sweet Talking (Heartbeat)
Desmond Dekker "Fu Manchu" Rockin' Steady (Rhino)
Dubmatix "Soulful Dread Dub" Renegade Rocker (Dubmatix)
w/Pinchers "Rock And A Hard Place" Renegade Rocker
Alton Ellis "Everything Crash" This Is Reggae: The Golden Era (Trojan)
Lucky Dube "Affirmative Action" Trinity (TABU)
Rico "Ramble" Countryman (Mango)
El Juri "Una Ola" MP3
Pacha Massive "All Good" MP3
Marya Vega/Ticklah "Si Hecho Palante" Latin Reggae (Putumayo)

Osibisa "Sunshine Day" World Party (Putumayo)
Tarrus Riley "Better This Way" Challenges (VP)
Dennis Brown "If I Follow My Heart" Foul Play (Atlantic)