27 February 2009

People Make The World Go 'Round

"S-90 Skank" - Big Youth - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]

"Enter The Kingdom Of Zion" - Anthony B. - The Biggest One Drop Anthems 2008 [Greensleeves]
"Jah Will" - Tarrus Riley - Challenges [VP]
"How Can I Be Ungrateful" - Fanton Mojah - Stronger [Greensleeves]
"Thank You Lord" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs Of
Freedom [Island]
"The Beatitudes" - the Uniques - Best Of... 67-69 [Trojan]
"Blessed Are The Meek" - Trinity - Shanty Town Determination[Blood and Fire]

"Street Life" - Richie Spice - Gideon Boot [VP]
"Doesn't Anybody" - Katchafire - Say What You're Thinking [Katchafire]
Maori Reggae!
"Barber Chair" - Tarrus Riley - Challenges [VP]
"Here I Come" - Dennis Brown - Open The Gate [Heartbeat]
Dillinger, toasting

a tribute to the Stylistics (Philadelphia)... except for Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, perhaps the most revered harmony group sound. Versions, Galore.

"You Are Everything" - Wayne Wade - Reggae Love & Hit Rockers [J&W Crew]
"Betcha By Golly Wow" - Cool Riddims & Sister Teedy - Pledge To My People [NYNO]
"Break Up To Make Up" - Leroy & Junior - More Hottest Hits From Treasure Isle [Heartbeat]
"Stop-Look-Listen" - Sandra Cross - This Is Sandra Cross [ARIWA]
"Peek-A-Boo" - Derrick Lara - Crucial Reggae Driven By Sly & Robbie [Mango]
"Brand New" - Boris Gardiner - MP3
"People Make The World Go 'Round" - Hortense Ellis - Alton & Hortense Ellis [Heartbeat]
"People Make The World Go 'Round" - Chosen Few - MP3
"Occupation" - the Skatalites - Ball Of Fire [Island]

"Stay With You" - Tarrus Riley - Parables [VP]
"Massi Massa" - the Tennors - Rock Steady Classics [Heartbeat]
"That's Life" - Delano Stewart - Musical Feast [Heartbeat]
"Facts Of Life" - Big Youth - Ride LIke Lightning [Trojan]

"You Never Know" - Corey Harris - Zion Crossroads [Telarc]
"This City" - Perfect - Born Dead With Life [Irievibrations]
"Is This Love?" - Bob Marley - Dubmatix remix [Dubmatix]

20 February 2009

!!!ROCK STEADY Revue!!! Playlist, 20 Feb 09

Rock Steady: "officially" spanning 1966-1969. the spawn of ska and soul and the scorching summer of '66... and better studio equipment.

STAX and Motown come to Jamdown Town.

Dancehall picks its bones to enhance their tone.

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"Pretty Looks Isn't All" - Heptones - Respect To Studio One
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, proprietor
"Ba Ba Boom" - the Jamaicans - Ba Ba Boom [Trojan]
Duke Reid
"Rock Steady" - Phyllis Dillon - Duke Reid Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
Duke Reid
"Love Me Forever" - Carlton & the Shoes - Respect To Studio One [Heartbeat]

"Easy Snappin'" - Theo Beckford - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Easy Snappin'" - Theo Beckford - Trojan Explosion [MOJO]
"Kingston Town" - Lord Creator - Trojan Originals [Trojan]
"I'm In A Dancing Mood" - Delroy Wilson - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Rock Steady" - Alton & the Flames - Respect... [Heartbeat]
"Girl You Rough" - Overtakers - Explosive Rock Steady [Heartbeat]
Joe Gibbs
"Some Kind Of Memphis" - Jackie Mitoo - Tribute To Jackie Mitoo [Heartbeat]
"Ghetto Organ" - Jackie Mitoo - Tribute To Jackie Mitoo [Heartbeat]

"Don't Be A Rude Boy" - the Rulers - Rudies All Around [Trojan]
"007" - Desmond Dekker - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"I Am The Upsetter" - Lee Perry - Explosive Rock Steady [Heartbeat]
"Upsetter Version" - Lee Perry - Explosive Rock Steady [Heartbeat]

"Long Time Now" - Ethiopians - Engine 54 [Jamaican Gold]
"John Jones" - Rudy Mills - Tighten Up! [Trojan]
"Do I Worry" - Derrick Harriott - Riding The Musical Chariot [HB]
"Tomorrow" - Ken Boothe - A Man And His Hits [Heartbeat]

"You Have Caught Me" - Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon [Trojan]
"Perfidia" - Phyllis Dillon - Duke Reid Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
"What Kind Of World" - the Cables - Respect To Studio One [Heartbeat]

"My Best Girl" - Paragons - Ba Ba Boom [Trojan]
"Long Story" - Rudy Mills - Riding The Musical Chariot [Heartbeat]
Derrick Harriott

"Queen Majesty" - The Techniques - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Gypsy Woman" - the Uniques - Best of... '67-'69 [Trojan]
"Guns Of Navarone" - Skatalites - Guns Of Navarone/Ride Your Donkey [Trojan]
"Peeping Tom" - Toots & the Maytals - King Kong Collection [Mango]
"ABC Rocksteady" - Gaylands - Musical Feast [Heartbeat]

13 February 2009

Friday 13th... it's only "unlucky" if you're "lucky"

"Double Barrel" - Dave & Ansel - Double Barrel [RAS]
"Turn Me Loose" - Meditations - Deeper Roots [Heartbeat]
"Say What You're Thinking" - Katchafire - Say What You're Thinking [Katchafire]
"Steppin' Out Of Babylon" - Marcia Griffiths - Steppin' [Shanachie]
"The Sun" - Burning Spear - Dry & Heavy [Mango]
"Creation Rebel"
- Burning Spear - Dry & Heavy [Mango]

"Tribal War" - George Nooks - MP3
"Tribulation" - Jah Lewis - All Gone Astray [Shanachie]
"Congo War" - Lord Brynner - Trojan Ska Box [Trojan]
"Downpressor Man" - Peter Tosh - Honorary Citizen [Columbia]
"Street Life" - Richie Spice - MP3
"Want Some Freedom"
- African Brothers - Want Some Freedom [Easy Star]
"Wake Up"
- Noiseshaper - Real To Reel [Quango]
Jahcoustix on the vocals

"Greg Rose" - Perfect - Born Dead With Life [Irievibrations]
"This City" - Perfect - Born Dead With Life [Irievibrations]
"Complicated Scene" - Kingstonians - Sufferer [ATTACK!]
"Easy Ride Reggae" - Kingstonians - Sufferer [ATTACK!]

"Mighty Long" - Judah Eskender - The Builder [Tan Yah]
"It's Alright" - Derrick Morgan - I Am The Ruler [Trojan]
"I'l Never Hurt You" - Delroy Wilson - MP3
"Still Water"
- Jerry Jones - Studio One Soul [Soul Jazz]
"Let It Grow" - Garnett Silk
"Commitment" - Buju Banton - Voice Of Jamaica [Mercury]

"Reincarnate" - Tesfa McDonald - MP3
"Love The Dread" - Mikey Dread - MP3

"Vanorapa" - Chiwoniso - Rebel Woman [Cumbancha]
"Mercy Seat" - Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe - For All [Sacred Sounds]
"Black Progress"
- Bob Marley & the Wailers - Complete Wailers 1967-1972 [JAD]
"Peace Conference In Western Kingston" - Trinity - Shanty Town Determination [Blood and Fire]
"Hop Ki Do" - Big Youth - Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]

06 February 2009

Nesta Robert Marley... born, 6 February 1945

a musical tribute to the King of Reggae. learn more of his history at www.reggaesupersite.com
the exhaustive work of Ras Rojah, Roger Steffens, and, read Catch A Fire, authored by Timothy White. there, not only will you find volumes of information and biography, but an in-depth study of the history of Jamaica and the precepts of Rastafari.

"Music Lesson"
- The Original Wailers - 12" Single [Tuff Gong]
"Dubbing Lecturer" - Dub Specialist - DUB [Heartbeat]
"Psalm Of Bob Marley" - Culture - Good Things [RAS]
"Bob" - Macka B - Hold On To Your Culture [RAS]
"One Drop" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island]
"One Dub" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island]

"Many Are Called"
- I-Three - 12" Single [Shanachie]
"Wrap Up A Draw" - Richie Spice - Biggest One Drop Anthems 2008 [Greensleeves]
"Talkin' Blues" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Talkin' Blues [Tuff Gong]
"Curly Locks" - Lee "Scratch" Perry - Roast Fish, Collieweed and Cornbread [Lion Of Judah]
"Is It Because I'm Black" - Senior Soul - Studio One Soul [Soul Jazz]
"Message From A Black Man" - Heptones - Studio One Souls [Soul Jazz]

- Bob Marley & Wailers - Kaya [Tuff Gong]
"Is This Love?" - Bob Marley/Dubmatix - MP3 [DUBMATIX]
"Living Drum" - Midnite/Youssoupha Sidibe - For All [Sacred Sounds]
"Together Dub" - Dub Specialist - DUB [Heartbeat]

"Work Song"
- Slackers - Better Late Than Never [MOON Ska]
"Who The Cap Fit" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island]
"Mix Up" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Confrontation [Island]
"Serious Thing" - Bunny Wailer - Liberation [Shanachie]
"Buffalo Soldier" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Confrontation [Island]
"Starring Dub" - Dub Specialist - DUB [HB]

- Bob Marley & Wailers - Survival [Island]
"That's Life" - Delano Stewart - Musical Feast [Heartbeat]
"Facts Of Life" - Big Youth - Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]
"Selassie Is The Chapel" - Bob Marley & Wailers - Complete Wailers [JAD]