02 January 2009

goodbye, 2008: Wake Up And Live

not a "Best Of"... but, All of the Best.

"S-90 Skank"
Big Youth Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]
"Wake Up And Live" Bob Marley & the Wailers Survival [Island]
"Smile" Silvertones When Rhythm Was King [Heartbeat]
"Sunshine Day" Osibisa World Party [Putumayo]
"Why Oh Why" Ernest Wilson When Rhythm Was King [Heartbeat]
"Why Oh Why version" Ernest Wilson Version Dread [Heartbeat]

"Paper Planes" M.I.A. Kala [XL]
daughter of a Tamil Tiger sings from experience.
"Rock And A Hard Place" Pinchers Renegade Rocker [Dubmatix]
"I Am Not Afraid" Etana The Strong One [VP]
"Rock With Me" Peter Tosh Honorary Citizen [Columbia]
"Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas and Noiseshaper Rough Out There [Echo Beach)]
"Natty Kung Fu" Dillinger When Rhythm Was King [Heartbeat]

"Riot" Wyclef Jean Carnival Vol II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant [Columbia]
"Push Some Air" John Brown's Body Amplify [Easy Star]
"Propaganda War" Taj Weekes Deidem [Spectra]
"Nothing To Smile About" Morgan Heritage Mission In Progress [VP]
"See The Light" Toots and the Maytals Light Your Light [Fantasy]
"Gideon Boot" Richie Spice Gideon Boot [VP]

"Starring Dub" Dub Specialist Dub Specialist DUB [Heartbeat]

"The Message" Prince Buster The Message [Prince Buster]
original vinyl from Prince Buster's Soul Shack.
"Sound System" Michael Franti and Spearhead All Rebel Rockers [ANTI]
"Ease Off" Tarrus Riley Challenges [VP]
"Blazing Fire" Derrick Morgan I Am The Ruler [Trojan]
...dissed by Prince Buster as a "Blackhead Chinee"
"Banana Walk" Dub Specialist Dub Specialist DUB [Heartbeat]

religion and war... one feeds the other in the Holy Land:
"The Israelites" Desmond Dekker King Kong Collection [Mango]
"Rock El Casbah" Rachid Taha Rebel Music [MOJO]
"Selassie Bring It On" Midnite with Youssoupha Sidibe For All [Sacred Sounds]
"Precious Memories" Justin Hinds and the Dominos Jezebel

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