26 December 2008

Boxing Day Edition

...and someone blabbed the Arsenal result to me, anyway! a pox on you!

Mikey Dread "Knock, Knock" Best Sellers (RYKO)
Jacob Miller "Twelve Days Of Christmas" Natty Xmas (RAS)
Dub Specialist "Starring Dub" DUB (Heartbeat)

Garnett Silk "Let It Flow" Toe To Toe (Jetstar)
Heptones "Party Time" (Mango)
Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe "Strong Will" For All (Sacred Sounds)

Buju Banton "Chuck It So" Til Shiloh (Island)
Busy Signal "People So Evil" Loaded (VP)
Richie Spice "Wrap Up A Draw" Gideon Boot (VP)
Rudy Mills "John Jones" Tighten Up! Vols 1 & 2 (Trojan)

Bob Marley and the Wailers "Forever Loving Jah" Uprising (Island)
Peter Tosh "Creation" Honorary Citizen (Columbia)
THC (from Hawaii) "Hi Town Ting" Jah Music (THC)
Gov't Mule/Willi Williams "Rebel With A Cause" Mighty High (ATO)
Michael Franti/Spearhead "Hey World" All Rebel Rockers (ANTI)
Dub Specialist "Queen Of The Dub" DUB (Heartbeat)

Dub Specialist "Banana Walk" DUB

Mikey Dread "Positive Reality" Best Sellers
Delroy Wilson "I'll Never Hurt You" Channel One Story Vol 2 (VP)
Bim Sherman "Love Forever" Tribulation (Pressure Sounds)
Carlton & the Shoes "Better Days" A Live Injection (Trojan)
Bad Manners "That'll Do Nicely" Global Ska (MOON)

Beres Hammond "No Disturb Sign" 12" (Elektra)
Pato Banton "Life Is A Miracle" (Surfdog)
Dillinger "Leggo Violence" Rebel Music (MOJO)

next week, 2008 in the rearview.

24 December 2008

Greetings... and Seasonings, Part II

Merry Christmas.

Joyeux Nöel.

Feliz Navidad.

Merii Kurisumasu.

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia.

Fröhliche Weihnachten.

however you say it, wherever you are, whatever your religion... Peace, Perfect Peace, is the Reason for the Season.

19 December 2008

Greetings... and "Seasonings"

this, the last show before Christmas, is devoted to all of the downpressed.
consider those less fortunate in this crisis time.

Bob Marley & The Wailers "Coming In From The Cold" Uprising (Island)
Dub Specialist "Runnings" DUB (Heartbeat)

the RAS Posse: Freddie McGregor, Peter Broggs, Don Carlos, J. C. Lodge, Michigan & Smiley, (and the inimitable) Eek-A-Mouse "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" A Reggae Christmas (RAS)
Delroy Denton/Lee Perry "Give Thanks" A Live Injection (Sanctuary/Trojan)
Slim Smith "A Place In The Sun" Motor City Reggae (Trojan)
Burning Spear "Rocking Time" (Studio One/Forward Records vinyl)
Silvertones "Bling Bling Christmas" Christmas Greetings From Studio One (Heartbeat)
Mikey Dread "Operator's Choice" African Anthem (Dread At The Controls)

Toots & The Maytals "Light Your Light" (Fantasy)
Richie Spice "The Plane Land" Gideon Boot (VP)
Barrington Levy/Trinity "I Saw My Mommy Kiss A Dreadlocks/Sinsemilla Man" A Yard Style Christmas (EKO)

Fanton Mojah "How Can I Be Ungrateful" Stronger (Greensleeves)
Bob Marley/Wailers "Johnny Was" Rastaman Vibration (Island)
Luciano "Trod On" Biggest One Drop Anthems 2008 (Greensleeves)
Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe "Selassie Bring It On" For All (Sacred Sounds)
Alton Ellis "Thank Jah It's Christmas" Christmas Greetings From Studio One
Kiddus I "Love Child" Natty & Nice (Rhino)

Granville Williams Orchestra "Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town" Natty & Nice

Sleng Teng Extravaganza:
Wayne Smith "Under Mi Sleng Teng" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Tenor Saw "Pumpkin Belly" Hey Punk! Get Riddim! (Victory)
Johnny Osbourne "Buddy Bye" Sleng Teng Extravaganza (VP)

Scottie "Draw Your Brakes" The Harder They Come Soundtrack (Mango)
Clint Eastwood/General Saint "Stop That Train" (Greensleeves)
Dub Specialist "Starring Dub" DUB (HB)

Delroy Wilson "Oh Holy Night" A Blue Mountain Christmas (Blue Mountain)
Yellowman "Morning Ride" One In A Million (Shanachie)
John Brown's Body "Give Yourself Over" Amplify (Easy Star)
Jacob Miller "Twelve Days Of Ismas" Natty Christmas (RAS)
Bob Marley & the Wailers "Jah Live" Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong/ Island)

12 December 2008

playlist 12 December... Season of the Upsetter

Big Youth "S-90 Skank" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Mikey Dread "Operator's Choice" African Anthem (DATC vinyl)
Lee Perry/Sandra Robinson "Merry Christmas, Happy New Year" Natty And Nice (Rhino)
Carlton & the Shoes "Better Days" A Live Injection (Sanctuary/Trojan)
Maytones/I-Roy "Money Worries" Best of the Maytones (Heartbeat)
Untouchables "Tighten Up" A Live Injection
Bill Laswell "Clean Escape" ...Meets Roots Tonic (ROIR)

Prince Buster "Al Capone" Tougher Than Tough
...for the errant Governor of Illinois
Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe "Selassie Bring It On" For All (Sacred Sounds)
Upsetters "Drum Rock" Dub Massive Vol. 1 (Trojan)
Scientist "Scientist/Stalog 17(sp)" Dub Massive

...another Train set:
Junior Murvin "Roots Train" Police And Thieves (Island)
Ethiopians "Train To Skaville" Engine 54 (Jamaican Gold)
Toots & the Maytals "Freedom Train" Toots In Memphis (Mango)
Ethiopians "Train To Skaville" (version) Engine 54

all i want for Christmas:
African Brothers "Want Some Freedom" (Easy Star)
Richie Spice "Wrap Up A Draw" Gideon Boot (VP)
Jacob Miller "All I Want For Ismas" Natty Christmas (RAS)
Yellowman "Morning Ride" First Family Of Reggae (Shanachie)
Overtakers "Girl You Rough" Explosive Rock Steady (Heartbeat)
Etana/Amborosie "Blessing" The Strong One (VP)
Jimmy Riley "A Woman's Got To Have it"(Bobby Womack) A Live Injection

Rico Rodrigues "Sea Cruise" Dawning Of A New Era (MOJO)
Equators "Baby Come Back" Dawning Of A New Era

Midnite/Sidibe "Strong Will" For All
John Brown's Body/Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite) "Speak Of The Devil" Amplify (Easy Star)
Busy Signal "People So Evil" Loaded (VP)
Noiseshaper "Bushmaster" Real To Real (Quango)
Jacob Miller "All Night 'Til Daylight" Dread, Dread (Liberty)
Upsetters "Liquidator" Tougher Than Tough

05 December 2008

Goldfinger gives you a train set for Xmas.

Given the militaristic/jihad trends, wishing for World Peace is more than a "stretch".
all i can give is Roots, Culture... and a "train" set.

"Keep Your Seat," adviseth Leonard Dillon.

Hopeton Lewis "Sounds And Pressure" Roots of Reggae/Rock Steady (Rhino)
Dubmatix "Dub In Me Hand" Renegade Rockers (Dubmatix)
Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe "Selassie Bring It On" For All (Sacred Sound Records)
Bob Marley/Wailers "Work" Uprising (Island)
Lucky Dube "Crazy World" Retrospective (RYKO)
Ethiopians "Come On Now" Rock Steady Box (Trojan)
Soul Vendors "Things A Come Up To Bump" Version Dread (Heartbeat)

Richie Spice "Wrap Up A Draw" Gideon Boot (VP)
John Brown's Body "Push Some Air" Amplify (Easy Star)
Michael Franti "Nobody Right, Nobody Wrong" All Rebel Rockers (ANTI)
Busy Signal "People So Evil" Loaded (VP)
Noiseshaper "Me Done" Real To Reel (Echo Beach)

A Train Set:
Ethiopians "Engine 54" (Jamaican Gold)
Ken Boothe "Train Is Coming" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Bob Marley/Wailers "Zion Train" Uprising (Island)
Don Carlos "Zion Train" Just A Passing Glance (RAS)
Culture "This Train" Reggae Train (Heartbeat)

Big Youth "Hit The Road Jack" Ride Like Lightning (Trojan)
Basil Daley "Hold Me" When Rhythm Was King (HB)
Dennis Brown "Cassandra" Best of... The Niney Years (Heartbeat)
Gaylads "It's Hard To Confess" Musical Feast (Heartbeat)
Yellowman "If You Should Lose Me, You Lose A Good Thing" King Yellowman (RAS)

Linton Kwesi Johnson "Seasons Of The Heart" More Time (LKJ)
Kingstonians "Singer Man" Sufferer (ATTACK!)
Midnite/Sidibe "Still" For All
Slim Smith "Time Has Come" This Is Reggae: The Golden Years (Trojan)