23 August 2009

Jamaica World Championship Gold/Happy Birthday, Hawaii!

As stated in Friday's New York Times:

"Jamaica's Usain Bolt, set a new world record in the 200 meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday.

Melaine Walker, the reigning Olympic champion in the 400 meter hurdles from Jamaica, added the world championship by winning in 52.42 seconds, the second-fastest time in history."

The legacy continues.

On This Date, in 1959 (Friday, August 21st), Hawaii joined the Union as the 50th state. Still, "Hawaiian lands should be in Hawaiian hands". The rest of the country could learn much from the Aloha Spirit.

Read To Steal A Kingdom to find out why this is a bittersweet anniversary.

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae [Rhino]

"Bush Rock" - Ten Foot Ganja Plant - Bush Rock [I-Town]
"Every Man Ought To Know" - Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate [Blood And Fire]
"The Gold" - John Brown's Body - Re-Amplify [Easy Star]
"Joggin'" - Freddie McGregor - Tougher Tha Tough [Mango]
"Stay With You" - Tarrus Riley - Parables [VP]
"Cool & Collect" - Ten Foot Ganja Plant

"I Shot The Sheriff (Live)" - Bob Marley & theWailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island]
"Peace In A Time Of War" - Soldiers Of Jah Army - Peace In A Time Of War [SOJA]
"Fu Manchu" - Desmond Dekker - Rockin' Steady [Rhino]
"Just Can't Win" - Versatiles
"Dry & Heavy" - Burning Spear - Dry & Heavy [Mango]
"Natty Dread Kung Fu" - Dub Funk Association - Roots Of Dub Funk [Tanty]

"Is This Love? (remix)" - Bob marley/DUBMATIX - MP3
"It's Alright" - Aggrolites - IV [Hellcat]
"Tomorrow" - Ken Boothe - A Man And His Hits [Studio One]
"Let Me Down Easy" - Derrick Harriott - MP3

"Ramblin'" - Jazz Jamaica - Skaravan [Hannibal]
"Nubia" - Jazz Jamaica - Skaravan

"Men Who Ride Mountains" - Israel Wamakawiwo' ole - Island Roots [Quiet Storm]
"Fish & Poi" - Sean Na'auao - Fish & Poi [Fat Katz]
"Sovereign Land" - Iz/Hawaiian Style Band

"Coming In From The Cold (12")" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs Of Freedom
"Waiting In Vain" - Terence Simien - Tribute Sessions [AIM]
"Crying In The Chapel" - Elvis/Wailers - mashup MP3

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hey! The Elvis/Wailers mashup is utterly inspired! I absolutely adore it. We have a really good independent radio station, WYEP, here in Pittsburgh
which I'm a longtime member of, and I'm going to see if I can get someone there to listen to this and play it! (If that's OK)