24 September 2010

Reggae Aloha

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"For A Few Dollars More" - Upsetters - Trojan Instrumentals Box Set [Trojan]

"OK Fred" - U-Roy/Errol Dunkley - NOW [Tabou 1]
"In The Groove"
- Heptones - New And Old Sounds [EMI]
"Crisis" - Culture - Culture At Work [Shaachie]
"What Is Life?" - Black Uhuru - Anthem [Island]
"A Little Way Different" - Erroll Dunkley - OK Fred: The Best of Errol Dunkley [Sanctuary]
"A Little Way Different" - Xplosions - A Little Way Different [Sound Pollution]
"Liquidator" - Harry J All Stars - Trojan Instrumental Box [Trojan]

"Blood Of The Prophets" - Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate [Blood and Fire]
"Amerimacka" - Thievery Corporation - Babylon Central [ESL]
"Prophecy" - Justin Hinds & the Dominos - Jezebel [Island]
"Richest Man In Babylon" - Richest Man In Babylon - Richest Man In Babylon [ESL]
"I & I Survive" - Bad Brains - 12" Single [Bad Brains Records]
"In The Spirit" - Lloyd Bennett - Trojan Instrumental Box [Trojan]
"Tons Of Gold" - Val Bennett - Trojan Instrumental Box [Trojan]
...with the late, Great Mikey Dread

"Generation Time" - Iration - No Time For Rest [Iration]
"Hi Town Ting" - The Heartical Crew - Jah Music [THC]
"Fish & Poi" - Sean Na'auao - Fish & Poi [Mountain Apple]
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Facing The Future [Mountain Apple]
"Do It Twice" - Robi Kahakalau - Tribute To A Legend [Putumayo]
"Cookie Jar" - Iration - No Time For Rest [Iration]
"Napoleon Solo" - Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]

"Pretty Looks Isn't All" - Heptones - Respect To Studio One [Heartbeat]
"Gypsy Woman" - Slim Smith & the Uniques - The Best Of The Uniques 1967-1969 [Trojan]
"S.W.A.L.K." - Mikey Dread - Best Sellers [RYKO

18 September 2010

Uptown Top Ranking

Oh, It's ON.

Or, It's NOT.

These kind of crackpots in DC, I can get with.

"Listen To DJs" - Long Beach Dub All Stars - Wonders Of The World [Skunk]
"Love The Dread" - Mikey Dread - MP3

"Uptown Top Ranking" - Althea & Donna - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Poor Man" - Henry Turner, Jr & Flavor - Facing The Millenium [Hit City]
"Offshore Banking Business" - The Members - MP3
"Money Worries" - the Maytones - Rockers (soundtrack) [Mango]
"Money Worries" - Ernest Wilson - Treasure Isle 45
"30 Pieces Of Sliver" - Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits [Sequel]
"Reincarnate" - Ras Tesfa McDonald - MP3

"Good Thing Going" - Sugar Minott - Heartbeat Reggae [Heartbeat]
"Memories By The Score" - John Holt - Trojan Lovers Box Set [Trojan]
"I'm So Proud" - Joe White - Trojan Explosion [MOJO]
"Live It Up" - The Natives - Trojan Rocksteady Box Set [Trojan]
"Hold Me Baby, Pt. 2" - Basil Daley - Version Dread [Heartbeat]
"Train Is Coming" - Ken Boothe - Version Dread [Heartbeat]

"Rain, Rain" - Taj Weekes - A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen [Jatta]
"I Wish It Would Rain" - Techniques - Duke Reid's Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
"Rastafari Anthem" - Alborosie - Escape From Babylon To The Kingdom Of Zion [Greensleeves]
"Fade Away" - Junior Byles - Rockers [Mango]
"Fade Away" - New Age Steppers - New Age Steppers [On-U]
"Yalla Yalla (Norro's King Dub)" - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Yalla Yalla (CD single) [Mercury]

"Ramble" - Rico Rodrigues - Countryman (soundtrack) [Mango]

"Amerimacka" - Thievery Corporation - Babylon Central (soundtrack) [ESL]
"Original Landlord" - Casper - Original Landlord [Third Mesa Music]
"Promise Land" - Alborosie - Escape From Babylon To The Kingdom Of Zion
"Tomorrow" - Ken Boothe - A Man And His Hits [Studio One]
"Say You" - Colourbox - Colourbox [4AD]

"Keep That Light Shining On Me" - Slim Smith - The Greatest Hits Of Slim Smith [Foundation]
"Ain't Too Proud To Beg" - Slim Smith - The Greatest Hits Of Slim Smith [Foundation]
"Time Has Come" - Techniques - MP3

10 September 2010

A Highly Flammable Situation

Nothing Good comes from burning books. ANY books.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." _George Santayana

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"James Bond" - Roland Alphonso - The Skatalites: Musical Communion [Culture Press]

"Power In A Union" - Billy Bragg - Talking With The Taxman About Poetry [Elektra/Asylum]
"Solidarity" - Black Uhuru - Anthem [Island]
"Amerimacka" - Thievery Corporation - Babylon Central (Soundtrack) [ESL]
"Justice To The People" - the Upsetters - This Is Reggae Music : The Golden Era [Trojan]
"Come Together" - Freedom Singers - A Scorcha From Studio One [Studio One]
"Tribal War" - George Nooks - Scorchers From The Mighty Two [Joe Gibbs]
>"The Wicked" - The Reggae Boys - 45 [Treasure Isle]
"Threat to Creation" - New Age Steppers - Threat to Creation [On-U]

"As Salaam Alaikum" - MONSOON - MP3
"Ouelli el Darek" - Khaled - Sahra [Fontana Island]
(with the Wailers & I Three)
"Riot" - Wyclef Jean - Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant [Sony]
"Burnin' And Lootin'" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Burnin' [Island]
"Paper Planes" - M I. A. - Kala [Interscope]
"Earthwire Line" - New Age Steppers - Threat To Creation [On-U]

"Happiness" - Black Uhuru - Mango Greats [Mango]
"Mama Africa" - Chico Cesar - Chico Ccesar [Putumayo]
"Concrete Jungle" - Ceu - Ceu [Six Degrees]
"African Pressure" - Abassi All Stars - MP3 [Dubmatix]
"The Call" - Tommy T - The Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
"The Response" - Tommy T - The Prester John Sessions [Easy Star]
"Take Five" - Val Bennet & the Aggrovators - Reggae Legends III [Rohit]

"Just Me" - Carlton & The Shoes - Love Me Forever [Studio One]
"Give Me Your Love" - Robert French - 45 [Mr. Tipsy]
"That Girl" - Dave Barker & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel [RAS]
"Break Your Promise" - Barry Biggs - 45 [TAXI]
"Crying In The Chapel" - Elvis/the Wailers - mashup MP3

"Swinging Feast" - Roland Alphonso - Musical Feast [Heartbeat]
(with Aubrey Adams)

03 September 2010

Stealing In The Name Of The Lord

Hey... it's how you win elections.

"Coming From The Top" - Thievery Corporation - Babylon Central [ESL]

"Don't Fight Di Weed" - (Unknown)
"Leaving Babylon" - Bad Brains - Babylon Central [ESL]
"Papa Was A Rolling Stone" - the Pioneers - MP3
"Soul At Large" - Lloyd Charmers & the Hippy Boys - Psychedelic Reggae [Studio One]

"Stealing" - Max Romeo - War Inna Babylon [Island]
(there's a US soul song, "Stealing In The Name Of The Lord"... not the same song, written by Paul Kelley. Powerful, and prescient, nonetheless.
"Duppy Conquerer" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Mango]
"Vampire" - Black Uhuru - Sinsemilla [Mango]
"Dracula (Vampire version)" - Peter Tosh - Honorary Citizen [Columbia]
"Rebel With A Cause" - Govt Mule/Willi Williams - Mighty High [ATO]
"There's A Law" - Blue Riddim Band - Alive In Jamaica [Flying Fish]
"Thunder & Lightning" - Scientist - MP3

"79 Rock" - the Revolutionaries - Babylon Central [ESL]
"Blood Money" - 10Ft. Ganja Plant - Bass Chalice [ROIR]
"Download The Revolution" - Rocky Dawuni - Hymns For The Rebel Soul [Aquarian Records]
"Rain, Rain" - Taj Weekes - A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen [Jatta]

"Love Me Forever" - Carlton & the Shoes - Love Me Forever [Studio One]
"Hell Is For Heroes" - Big Youth - Ride Like Lightning [Trojan]"Upsetters Dream" - Tomorrow Generation - A Scorcha From Studio One [Studio One]

"This Feeling" - Carlton & the Shoes - Love Me Forever [Studio One]
"Mad, Mad" - Alton Ellis - When Rhythm Was King [Heartbeat]
"You'll Never Find" - John Holt/Aggrovators - Trojan 12" Box Set [Trojan]

"The Israelites" - Desmond Dekker - Tougher Than Tough [Island]