28 January 2011

The Mediterranean Ring Of Fire

Watch the middle east.

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae [Rhino]
"Collie Stuff" - Chosen Few - Darker Than Black [Blood And Fire]
"Buggy And Horse" - John Snowball
"Equal Rights" - Peter Tosh - Equal Rights [Columbia]
"Pound Get A Blow" - The Wailing Wailers - Honorary Citizen [Columbia]
"Dash It Pon Him" - Watty Burnett
"Young Bud" - The Ethiopians
"Pit Of Snakes" - Burning Spear - Raiders Of The Lost Dub [Island]

"Well Of Souls" - Wailing Souls - Raiders Of The Lost Dub [Island]
"Watch The Middle East" - Israel Vibration - Strength Of My Life [RAS]
"Don't Try To Rob I" - Lynval Thompson - Rid On Dreadlocks [Blood And Fire]
"Up Park Camp" - Winston Jarrett & the Righteous Flames - Survival Is The Game [Young Tree]
"Mas Charles" - Easton Clarke

"Tantual Youth" - Laurel & Hardy - What A Bargain [Upright]
"Why Can't We Live Together" - Tinga Stewart - Darker Than Black
"Baltimore" - the Tamlins - Darker Than Black

"Jamaica God Bless You" - Max Romeo
"Sea Of Love" - the Heptones - Sea Of Love [Heartbeat]
"Irie Festival" - Turnell McCormack & the Cordells
"Cottage In Negril" - Tyrone Taylor - Cottage In Negril [Lovetime]
"Reicarnate" - Ras Tesfa McDonald

"You'll Never Find" - John Holt &The Aggrovators - Trojan 12" Box Set
"I Trust You" - Delroy Wilson - Holy Ground: Alvin Ranglin's G. G. Records [Heartbeat]
"Love Don't Love Nobody" - Ken Boothe - Trojan Singles Box Set [Trojan]
"Walking Through Jerusalem" - The Corporation - Solid Gold From The Vaults [Trojan]
"My Best Girl" - the Paragons - Treasure Isle's Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]

26 January 2011

Bob Marley... Live Forever

Friday, February 4th, as part of our annual Bob Marley Celebration, we will be presenting Bob Marley... Live Forever, a one hour syndicated program that features interviews with Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard (a music journalist) present at Bob's last concert performance at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

That particular concert is the crescendo of the program, from Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980, which includes "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more, from the pinnacle of his career.

The show is produced by Joyride Media (Paul Chuffo and Joshua Jackson) and hosted by Punk icon Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers, WXRT's Eclectic Company) - the same team behind the popular Iggy & the Stooges Raw Power special and the Joe Strummer's London Calling radio series.

The rest of the program, as always, will present the mighty sound of the Wailers... not only the "classics", but rarities, as well.

This sound from the Little Island continues to reverberate around the globe. You don't have to be a big man to make things happen.

21 January 2011


"Science" is magic. Dark or Benevolent.

Obeah or Myal.

Fighting it out, for-I-ver.

"Listen To DJs" - Long Beach Dub All Stars - Wonders Of The World [Skunk]
"King Alpha In School" - Tappa Zukie - Escape From Hell [Trojan]
"Darkness" - Black Uhuru - Chill Out [Island]
"Writing On The Wall" - Ronnie Davis - African Museum [Heartbeat]
"Serious Thing" - Bunny Wailer - Liberation [Shanachie]
"Don't You Know" - Pioneers - 45 [Amalgamated]
"Steppin' Out In Babylon" - Marcia Griffiths - Steppin" [Shanachie]
"Oil In My Lamp" - Ska Kings - Roots Of Reggae: Ska [Rhino]
"Sidewalk Dub" - Tappa Zukie - Escape From Hell [Trojan]
"Walking Through Jerusalem" - The Corporation - Solid Gold From The Vaults [Trojan]
"Jokerman" - Bob Dylan - Infidels [Columbia]
"Fu Manchu" - Desmond Dekker - Rockin' Steady [Rhino]
"John Jones" - Rudy Mills - Tighten Up! 1 & 2 [Trojan]
"Freedom" - Krucial - From Babylon To Zion [Nasheed]
"Never Give Jah Up" - Sugar Minott - Hotter Than Fire [AO!]
"I-Spy" - Lynn Taitt & the Jets - Get On Up! [Joe Gibbs]
"Weather Umbrella" - Tappa Zukie - Escape From Hell [Trojan]
"Six And Seven Books Of Moses" - Toots And The Maytals - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Obeah Book" - The Ethiopians - Slave Call [Rohit]
"Duppy Conquerer" - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Burnin' [Island]
"Hell Driver" - Lone Ranger - Barnabas Collins [Wave]
"Mr. Brown" - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Revolution [Trojan]
"Mosman Skank" - Aswad - Countryman (soundtrack) [Mango]
"Dr. Ring Ding" - Skatalites - Intensified! Vol 2 [Trojan]
"Big Man" - Dr. Ring Ding - Dandimite! [MOON]
"Win Your Love" - George A. Penny - Tighten Up! 1 & 2 [Trojan]
"Collie Stuff" - The Chosen Few - Darker Than Blue [Blood And Fire]
"Word Girl" - Ranking Ann - 12" 45RPM [Virgin]

14 January 2011

Badness 'a Madness

Poverty and Gun Violence...

...welcome to Third World America.

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"Escape From Hell" - Tappa Zukie - Escape From Hell [Trojan]
"Badness A Madness" - U-Brown - 45 [Hit Sound]
"Badness A Madness" - Little Roy - 45 [Hit Bound]
"Rudies All Around" - Joe White - Rudies All Around [Trojan]
"Throw Away Your Gun" - Prince Far I - Beyond The Frontline [Caroline]
"Rough Out There" - Noiseshaper - Rough Out There [Echo Beach]
"Terminator Dub" - Dubmatix - Mp3 [Dubmatix]

"People Funny Boy" - Lee "Scratch" Perry - The Trojan Story Vol. II [Trojan]
"Jah Glory" - Itals - Calling Rastafari [Nighthawk]
"Harbour Shark" - Wailing Souls - Calling Rastafari [Nighthawk]
Pipe Matthews, vox
"Run Come" - the Tennors - Rock Steady Classics [Nighthawk]
"A Man Who Knows" - The Maytals - 45 [Studio One]
"Tables Gonna Turn" - the Clarendonians - Mojo Rock Steady [Heartbeat]
"Rock By Sir Dee's Scorcher" - Tommy McCook - MP3

"Lady Lady" - Tommy McCook - MP3
"The Whole Wide World Is A Ghetto" - Michigan & Smiley - Sugar Daddy [RAS]
"Give the Children a Helping Hand`" - Michigan & Smiley - Sugar Daddy [RAS]
"Dreadlocks In Moonlight" - Lee Perry - Arkology [Island]
"Wolves & Leopards" - Dennis Brown - Wolves & Leopards [Weed Beat]
"The Law" - Andy Capp - 20 Reggae Classics [Trojan]
"Live It Up" - the Natives - Trojan Rocksteady Box Set [Trojan]
"Afrique" - Sistah Mam - Afrique [DOM]

"Strong Will" - Midnite - For All [Sacred Sounds]
"Refoulement" - Demba Sacko - Refoulement [DOM]
"Crazy Baldheads" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Rastaman Vibration [Island]
"Refoulement Dub" - Demba Sacko

"More Time" - Linton Kwesi Johnson - More Time [LKJ]
"Moodorama" - Roland Alphonso - Solid Gold From The Vaults [Trojan]

08 January 2011

Zak Brings The Vibe

  1. "I'm Still In Love" - Marcia Aitken - Trojan Records Comp
  2. "Carry Go, Bring Come" - Justin Hindes and the Dominoes - Ska After Ska After Ska
  3. "Climbing Up the Walls" - Easy Star All-Stars - Radiodread
  4. "Carbine" - Black Uhuru - Red
  5. "Can't Stop Now" - Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
  6. "Walking On the Moon" - The Police - Regatta De Blanc
  7. "Can't Stand Losing You" - Steel Pulse - Reggatta Mondatta
  8. "Zungzunnazungzung" - Yellowman - Most Wanted
  9. "Afriki" - Alpha Blondy - Apartheid is Nazism
  10. "Ghost Town (Extended Version" - The Specials - Ghost Town EP
  11. "Higher Than The Sun" - Primal Scream - Screamadelica
  12. "Let Me Down Easy" - Derrick Harriott - Jonny Greenwood is the Controller
  13. "Miss Jamaica" - Jimmy Cliff - Anthology
  14. "Beautiful and Dangerous" - Desmond Dekker - Jonny Greenwood is the Controller
  15. "Bionic Rats" - Lee "Scratch" Perry - Scratch The Upsetter Again (Deluxe)
  16. "Blackheart Man" - Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man
  17. "Why Must I Cry" - Peter Tosh - Legalize It
  18. "This Life Makes Me Wonder" - Delroy Wilson - Sarge
  19. "Shall Be Free" - Toots and the Maytals - Rhythm Kings
  20. "Addis Ababa (By Request)" - Culture - One Stone
  21. "Clint Eastwood" - The Upsetters - Return of Django
  22. "Could You Be Loved" - Bob Marley And the Wailers - Legend