27 February 2010

Cool Runnings

Twenty-two years ago, the Jamaican Bobsled team demonstrated their pluck, determination and spirit at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Pantomimed in the Disney film, Cool Runnings (a sad swan song for comedian/actor John Candy), it was still a feat to be reckoned with: a tropical island nation, daring to field a team to represent them in an improbable winter event. But, nothing is achieved without outrageous effort in outrageous circumstances, is there?

Bunny Wailer's song of the same name is a longtime favorite... from when he ruled a very different "dancehall".

"Cool Runnings" - Bunny Wailer - Rock & Groove [Solomonic]
"Black Star Dub/Roots Man Dub" - G.G. All Stars - Roots Man Dub [Heartbeat]

"Mr. Funny" - Prince Jazzbo - Mr. Funny [Pressure Sounds]
"Can't Buy Love" - Johhny Osbourne - Truths And Rights [Studio One]
"Peace And Love" - Lynval Thompson - Rebel Rocker [DUBmatix]
"As-Saalam Alaikum" - Monsoon - MP3
"Next Year Jerusalem" - David Gould - Feast Of The Passover [Adonai]
"Two Face" - Ticklah - Ticklah Vs Axelrod [Easy Star]

"Pick the Beam" - Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies [Blood and Fire]
"The Call" - Tommy T - The Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
"GolanTo Galilee" - Groundation - Here I Am [Groundation]
(Mixed at DCs Lion & Fox Studio)
"Nah Skin Up" - Johnny Osbourne - Truths And Rights [Heartbeat]
"Hold Me Baby Pt. II" - Basil Daley - Version Dread [Heartbeat]

"Human Nature" - Tarrus Riley - Contagious [VP]
"Joker Smoker" - Ziggi - MP3
"Soul Captives" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Trenchtown Rock [Trojan]

"False Witness" - Kingstonians - ATTACK 45
"Black Power" - Prince Buster - Prince Buster 45
"Freedom Street" - Ken Boothe - Rocksteady: the Roots of Reggae [Moll-Selekta]
"Once Upon A Time" - Delroy Wilson - Best of: Once Upon A Time [Heartbeat]
"Free Dub" - Prince Jazzbo - Mr. Funny [Pressure Sounds]

"Hong Kong Flu" - the Ethiopians - MP3
"Pain In My Belly" - Toots & the Maytals - MP3
"Ramble" - Rico - Countryman Soundtrack [Mango]

"Lifers" - Tommy T/Eugene Hutz - The Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
"Sin & Shame" - Prince Jazzbo - Mr. Funny [Pressure Sounds]
"Blood A Go Run Down King Street" - Yabby You - Deliver Me... [Blood and Fire]
"We Need Love" - Johnny Osbourne - Truths And Rights [Heartbeat]
("I'll Be Around"_Spinners)
"Why Oh Why Version" - Ernest Wilson/Sound Dimension - Version Dread [Heartbeat]
"Rude Boy Prayer" - Alton. Peter & Zoot - Studio One 45

12 February 2010

One Love for Valentine's Day

Greetings from Mid-Atlantic USA... the Neo-Arctic.
A disaster area, last week... breaking the ice, today. With Love Power.

"Listen To DJs" - Long Beach Dub All Stars - Wonders Of The World [Skunk]
"Love In Zimba" - Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies [Blood and Fire]
"Zion Gate" - Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies

"Pirate's Anthem" - Cocoa Tea
"To Much Gun A Bust" - 10 FT Ganja Plant - Bush Rock [I-Town]
"Strong For Them" - Soldiers Of Jah Army - Get Wiser [Innerloop]
"Ganja Farmer" - Marlon Asher
"Freedom Street" - Ken Boothe - The King Kong Collection [Mango]
"Set Me Free" - 10FT Ganja Plant

"Soul Rebel" - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Revolution I & II [Trojan]
"Natty Rebel" - U-Roy - Original DJ [Caroline]
"Conquering Lion" - Corey Harris - Blu.Black [Telarc]
"Follow Marcus Garvey" - Burning Spear - Hail H.I.M. [Heartbeat]
"Standing Firm" - Jacob MIller - ...Meets The Fatman Riddim Section [EKO]
"Take Five" - Val Bennett & The Aggrovators - Reggae Legends III [Rohit]
"Head Shrinker" - 10 FT Ganja Plant

"Peace In A Time Of War" - SOJA - Peace In A Time Of War
"Everyone Could Lose" - Groundation - Here I Am [Groundation]
"Black Candle" - Lee PerryLeo Graham - A Live Injection [Trojan]
"Cool & Collect" - 10 FT Ganja Plant

"Undying Love" - Ernest Wilson - When Rhythm Was King [Heartbeat]
"Woman's Gotta Have It" - Jimmy Riley - A Live Injection [Trojan]
(Bobby Womack)

"A Love I Can Feel" - John Holt - Best Of Studio One [Heartbeat]
"A Version I Can Feel With Love" - Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators - Trojan Dub Box Set
"If You Should Lose Me" - Yellowman - King Yellowman [Columbia]

"Queen Majesty" - The Techniques - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
(Curtis Mayfield)
"Chalice In The Palace" - U-Roy - Original DJ
"Can I Change My Mind" - Alton Ellis - The Best Of Studio One
(Tyrone Davis, originator)
"Don't Look Back" - Keith & Tex - Riding The Musical Chariot [Heartbeat]
"Jah Promise" - Johnny Osbourne - Best Of Studio One