11 June 2010

As mankind finds further ways to diminish itself and it's environment, Praises for the simplicity of soccer/football to find a way for people from all corners of the globe to cooperate, even if only for two weeks.

Not so very long ago, the idea of the World Cup in apartheid South Africa would have been a pipe dream.

In a long-ago interview with Ansel Cridland of the Meditations, we agreed that openness to the common joys of food, music and football were things that demystified all cultures.

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae/Rock Steady [Rhino]
"Vanity" - John Brown's Body - All Time [I-Town]
"Playing With Fire" - Govt Mule/Michael Franti - MIghty High [ATO]
"World Crisis" - Heptones - Pressure! [RAS]
"Beware" - the Overtakers - Rudies All Round [Heartbeat]
"That's Life" - Delano Stewart - Musical Feast [Heartbeat]
"Facts Of Life" - Big Youth - Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]

"My House Is The Red Earth" - Joy Harjo & Poetic Justice - Letter Fropm The End Of The Twentieth Century [SilverWave]
"Waking Dreamer Dub" - The Fire This Time - Dancing On John Wayne's Head [Extreme]
"Chase The Devil" - Max Romeo - Arkology [Island]
"Owner Fe De Yard" - Leonard Dillon - Owner Fe De Yard [Heartbeat]
"City Of The Weak Heart/Dub" - Earl Zero - Life Is A Circle [Pressure Sounds]

"Midiwa Bol (I Love Football)" - Wes Madiko - Wes [Saint George]
"Africa" - Dub All Sense - MP3
"Put It On" - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Tuff Gong]
"Bongo Man" - Jimmy Cliff - Ultimate Collection [Hip-O]
"Ramble" - Rico Rodrigues - Countryman [Island]

Techniques/Heptones Soundclash: the so-called "rivals" square off in a contest of sweet melody:

"Pretty Looks Isn't All" - Heptones - New & Old Sounds [EMI]
"Gypsy Woman" - Techniques - Best of... [Heartbeat]
"Time Has Come" - Techniques - Trojan Originals [Trojan]
"Equal Rights" - Heptones - Sweet Talking [Heartbeat]
"In The Groove" - Heptones - New & Old Sounds [EMI]
"You're My Everything" - Techniques - Motor City Reggae [Trojan]
"I Shall Be Released" - Heptones - Party Time [Mango]

"Rastafari Anthem" - Alborosie - MP3

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