29 January 2010


After the celebrities have gone, the struggle for survival goes on in Haiti. Now is not the time to forget, once the cameras focus elsewhere, on the next attention-grabbing catastrophe. Giving aid to those in need is what humans do. One day, that person in need may be you.

The Caribbean is a volatile region... socially, politically, geologically. Port-au-Prince. Montserrat in 1995. Martinique in 1906. The den of iniquity, Port Royal, in 1692... when the sea swallowed "the Most Evil Place In The World".

Evil or benign... plate tectonics is indiscriminate.

We are our "brother's" keepers, when all is lost.

"Magnificent Seven" - the Clash - Sandinista! [Epic]
"S-90 Skank" - Big Youth - Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]
"Dub Creation" - Burning Spear - Living Dub Vol 3 [Heartbeat]

"Two Sevens Clash" - Culture - Two Sevens Clash [Joe Gibbs] (vinyl)
"Riot" - Wyclef Jean - Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant w/ Serge Tankian & Sizzla
"Elements" - Black Uhuru - Anthem [Island] (vinyl)
"Hard Times" - Duane Stephenson - Joyful Noise [I Grade]
"Freedom Transmission" - Mossman - Mossman VS. the World Bank [Dispensation]

"Eve Of Destruction" - Luciano - Reggae Pulse 5 [Trojan]
"Judgement In Measurement" - MIdnite I-Grade - Joyful Noise [I Grade]
"Joker Smoker" - Ziggi - MP3
"Rumors" - Gregory Isaacs - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Pirate's Anthem" - Cocoa Tea - MP3
w/ Home T & Shabba Ranks
"Conquering Lion" - Yabby You - One Love, One Heart [Shanachie]
"Lightning Flash, Weak Heart Drop" - Big Youth - Beyond The Front Line [Caroline]
"Smart Dub" - Burning Spear - Living Dub Vol 3 [Heartbeat]

"International Year Of The Child" - Ras Michael - Rally Round [Shanachie]
"Once We Were Slaves" - "Sleepy" Cole/David Gould - Feast Of The Passover [Tzadik]
"Ganja Farmer" - Marlon Asher - MP3
"I Sight" - Tarrus Riley - Contagious [VP]
"Thunder And Lightning Dub" - Scientist - MP3
"Ramble" - Rico - Countryman [Mango]

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" - Alton & Hortense Ellis - Alton & Hortense Ellis [Heartbeat]
"Shirley" - Larry Marshall - I Admire You [Heartbeat]
"Homely Girl" - Jackie Robinson - Trojan Originals Box Set [Trojan]
"Long Story" - Rudy Mills - Riding The Musical Chariot [Heartbeat]
"Long Story" - Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]

"The Call" - The Prester John Sessions - Tommy T [Easy Star]
"Time Has Come" - Slim Smith - This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Era [Trojan]


Anonymous said...

Wicked Big Youth at Reggae Brittania....caught the dread DJ at his best! photo by Pogus Ceser


ReggaeVibrations_WTJU said...

It's criminal that we can't access BBC's iPlayer in the US... the Reggae Brittania series is righteous.

Big Youth... is crucial. I can't count how many times I've used "S-90 Skank" to begin the program.