01 July 2011

Impressions vs Stylistics Soundclash in a JA Stylee

Independence Day. Well, that feeling is relative. Politricksters and Wall Street and greedy CEOs might feel that way... but, we've come a long way from the original concept.
But, for independent thinkers... have a pleasant Holiday.

Part of today's mix: a bloodless clash of rocksteady and reggae intrepretations of the most popular sounds to Jamaica... the Impressions (without whom, the Wailers would have been very different) and the Stylistics. Versions, Galore!

"Get On Up"
- the Creations - Get On Up [Trojan]
"Soul Shot" - Lynn Taitt & the Jets - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]
"Forward March" - Derrick Morgan - I Am The Ruler [Trojan]
"Hailing Up The Selector" - Zion Train - Original Sound of the Zion [Universal Egg]
"Reggae Pension" - Easy Star All Stars - First Light [Easy Star]
"Granting Us Dave" - Chris Leva - A Place Nobody Knows [Chris Leva]
"Healing Of The Nation" - Zion Train - Homegrown Fantasy [MESA/Blue Moon]
"Rougher Yet" - Techniques - 45 RPM [Coxsone]
"Crawling From The Roots" - Earlyworm - MP3 [Dubmatix]

"Queen Majesty" - Dennis Brown - Another Day In Paradise [Trojan]
"You Are Everything" - Wayne Wade - Reggae Love And Hit Rockers [J&W]
"Keep On Moving" - the Wailers - African Herbsman [Trojan]
"Stop Look Listen" - Sandra Cross - This Is Sandra Cross [ARIWA]
"Choice Of Colors" - the Heptones - Sea Of Love [Heartbeat]

"People Make The World Go Round" - the Chosen Few - Trojan Soulful Reggae Box Set [Trojan]
"I Do Love You" - Jackie Edwards - Solid Gold From The Vaults Vol 4 [Trojan]
"Betcha By Golly Wow" - Cool Riddims and Sistah Teedy - Pledge To My People [NYNO]
"I'm So Proud" - Joe White - Trojan Explosion [MOJO]
"Brand New" - Boris Gardiner - 45 RPM [Trojan]

"Break Up To Make Up" - Leroy & Junior - More Hottest Hits from Treasure Isle [Heartbeat]
"Gypsy Woman" - the Uniques - Best of The Uniuqes 67-69 [Trojan]
"One Love/People Get Ready" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - 12" Single Extended [Island]
"Devil's Triangle" - Skatalites - 12" Single [Deep Groove]

"Ska All Over The World" - Jimmy Cliff - The Real Jamaica: SKA [Epic/Legacy]
"Dumpling" - Stanley & the Turbynes - 45RPM [Dr. Komina]
"Triangle" - Lester Sterling & the Skatalites - 12" Single [Deep Groove]


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