25 December 2009

Peace, Perfect Peace

And, whatever your religious persuasion... a safe and serene Holiday, recalling the Reason For The Season.

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
{RAS} - RAS Posse - A Reggae Christmas
"Santa Claus In Ska-in To Town" {Rhino} - Granville Williams Orchestra - Natty & Nice

"Deck The Halls" {RAS} - Jacob Miller - Natty Christmas
"...Dub" - Ray-I - Natty Christmas
"Materialist" {Trojan} - Horace Andy - Trojan 12" Box
"Silent Night" {(Self)} - Elevated Sound - Our Christmas

"Bling Bling Christmas" {Heartbeat} - The Silvertones - Christmas At Studio One
"Love Child" {Rhino} - Kiddus-I - Natty & Nice
"Book Of Rules" {Hip-O/Island} - the Heptones - The Reggae Box
"The Call" {Easy Star} - Tommy T - The Prester John Sessions
"Real Christmas Rock" {Heartbeat} - Tennessee Brown & The Silvertones - Reggae Christmas From Studio One
"Created By The Father" {Heartbeat} - Dennis Brown - When Rhythm Was King

"Christmas In Jamaica" {Heartbeat} - Brent Dowe - Reggae Christmas At Studio One
>"My Day" {Greensleeves} - Bushman - Most Wanted
"As-Salaam Alaikum" {MP3} - Monsoon
"The Beatitude" {Trojan} - The Uniques - Best Of...1967-1969
"Earthquake" {Sequel} - Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits

"O, Holy Night" {Blue Mountain} - Delroy Wilson - Blue Mountain Christmas
"Twelve Days Of Christmas" {RAS} - Peter Broggs - A Reggae Christmas
"I Saw My Mommy Kiss A Dreadlocks" {EKO} - Barrington Levy - Yard Style Christmas
"Gee Whiz It's Coming" {Rhino} - Frankie Paul - Natty & Nice
"Go Tell It" - Elevated Sound - Our Christmas
"Be Thankful" {ATTACK!} - Bunny Clark - Shocks Of Mighty

"Crying In The Chapel" {MP3} - Elvis/Wailers Mashup
"Time Has Come" {Trojan} - Slim Smith - This Is Reggae Music
"Peace, Perfect Peace" {Mango} - Toots & The Maytals - Mango Greats

24 December 2009

White "I"s-mas

Last Friday, the heavens dropped two feet of snow on Charlottesville. Maybe ice, tomorrow.

Jah willing, I'll be on the air as usual at 2PM (eastern/USA) for a special Holiday edition of Reggae Vibrations, barring any automotive calamity. When the gift-giving and the frenzy's all done, tune in... or the podcast will be up, as usual.

I'll also be doing the noon rock show, for Something Completely Different.

To all that listen in or reference this site... make the Season Irie. Do something good for someone less fortunate.

04 December 2009

For the Scrooges of Wall Street... Some Marley's Ghost.

I'm sure plenty of people are jaded about Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", in its literary and film versions... but, in cruel times like these, the message still cuts to the quick: the self-absorbed "Priviledged", focused only on the dope of personal gain, trod their paths on the sacrifice of others. If you wanted to push the thematic envelope a little further, "Tiny Tim" is a perfect allegory for Health Care.

That speculation aside... the part about The Guilty's visitation by ghosts, overnight, is appealingly just.

Jacob... or Bob Marley... think about it, CEOs.

"Ramble" - Rico Rodrigues - Countryman [Mango]
"Three O'Clock Road Block" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Countryman
"Wake Up And Live" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival [Island]
"Crazy World" - Lucky Dube - Retrospective [RYKO]
"Wicked Man" - Ben Harper - Reggae Sampler [Virgin]
"The Call" - Tommy T - the Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
"African Roots" - King Tubby - Dub From The Roots [Moll-Selekta]

"I'm Worried" - Culture - Culture At Work [Shanachie]
"Living The Life Of A Gun" - Tarrus Riley - Contagious [VP]
"Poor Man" - Henry Turner & Flavor - Facing The Millenium [Hit City]
"King Son" - the African Brothers - Want Some Freedom [Easy Star]
"Oil In My Lamp" - The Ska Kings - Roots Of Reggae: Ska [Rhino]
"Lead Us Dub" - African Bros. - Want Some Freedom [Easy Star]

"Grow Your Natty" - Bushman - Most Wanted [Greensleeves]
"Industrial Spy" - Mikey Dread - Best Sellers [RYKO]
  • "Jah Is Mighty" - Leonard Dillon/David Gould - Feast Of The Passover [Adonai]

  • "Machete Strike" - Ten Foot Ganja Plant - Bush Rock [I-Town]

    "East-West Express" - Tommy T - the Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
    "Love Is A Radiation" - The Black Seeds - Solid Ground [Easy Star]
    "Jah Love" - Bad Brains - Build A Nation [Oscill-O-Scope]
    "Oromo Dub" - Tommy T - the Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]

    "I Am The Upsetter Version" - Lynn Taitt & the Jets - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]

    "All I Want For Christmas" - Jacob MIller - Natty Christmas [RAS]
    "This World Makes Me Wonder" - Delroy Wilson - Once Upon A Time [Heartbeat]
    "Silent River Runs Deep" - Judy Mowatt - Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae [Moll-Selekta]
    "Talking Love" - the Paragons - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]
    "Winsome" - Half Pint - Half Pint Classics [Hightone]
    "Winsome Version" - Half Pint - Half Pint Classics In Dub [Hightone]
    "HIgh Tide Or Low Tide" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch A Fire [Island]
    "Moving Away" - Ken Boothe - A Man And His Hits [Studio One]

    01 December 2009

    DJ Dave Battles The Evil Of Black Friday

    "Get Ready to Ride the Lion to Zion" - Culture - Two Sevens Clash
    "Train to Zion" - Linval Thompson and U Brown
    "Can't Enter Zion with your Big Checkbook" - Niney the Observer - Headshot
    "Careless Ethiopians" - Toots and the Maytals
    "Conscious Man" - Dr. Alimantado - Kings Bread

    "Sodom and Gomorrow" - The Congos - Heart of the Congos
    "Pirate Days" - Culture - Two Sevens Clash
    "Sufferer's Heights" - The Heptones
    "Marcus Children Suffer" - Burning Spear - Social Living
    "400 Years" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    "Place Called Africa" - Junior Byles
    "Soul Rebel" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    "Love Again" - Jackie Mittoo

    "Got to be a Soldier" - 10 Ft. Ganga Plant - Bush Rock
    "Slipping into Darkness" - Carl Bradney - Darker than Blue
    "This Life Makes Me Wonder" - Delroy Wilson
    "Lucky Man" - Courtney John - Made in Jamaica
    "Popcorn Reggae" - Soul Agent and the Soul Defenders

    "Know Fari" - Bongo Herman and Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont - Tighten Up vol. 5 and 6
    "Baby Why" - The Cables - Best of Studio One
    "Kingly Character" - Garnett Silk
    "Double Barrel" - Dave and Ansel Collins
    "Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker" - Scientist and the Roots Radic Band

    "Time" - Corey Harris, Ranking Joe and the Easy Star All-Stars - Dub Side of the Moon
    "Lovely Rita" - Bunny Rugs and U-Roy and the Easy Star All Stars - Easy Star Lonely Hearts Dub Band
    "No Surprises" - The Meditations - Radiodread
    "Storm Warning" - Lynn Taitt and the Jets - Hold Me Tight
    "Smokey Places" - Lynn Taitt and the Jets - Hold Me Tight

    "Iron Sharpen Iron" - Culture - Harder than the Rest
    "To be a Lover" - George Faith
    "Roots Train Number One" - Junior Murvin