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

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