28 October 2011

Children Of The Night

This time of year (depending upon your hemisphere) has always had humans thinking of the harvest, and the darkness that comes, after. And, the things that inhabit that darkness.

Fictional, though they may be... you were either going to get pounded, strangled, or have your lungs ripped out... except for Dracula. Blood & Soul was his tribute.

Personally, it's the monsters in the human suits that vex me.

"S-90 Skank"
- Big Youth - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music [Mango]
"Dubbin' In From The Cold" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Tuff Gong]
"Open The Iron Gate" - Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate 1973-1977 [Blood and Fire]
"The System" - Michigan & Smiley - Sugar Daddy [RAS: 1983]
"Your Teeth In My Neck" - Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires [Greensleeves]

"Speak Of The Devil" - John Brown's Body - Amplify [Easy Star]
"All I Know" - Tribal Seeds - The Harvest [Tribal Seeds]
"Connection" - Cas Haley - Connection [Easy Star]
"Come In" - the Green w/ Jacob Hemphill of SOJA - the Green [Easy Star]
"Top Of The World" - Outlaw Nation - New Day [Outlaw Nation?Stoopid Records]

"Ghost Town" - the Specials - 12" single [Chrysalis]
"Duppy Conqueror" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Burnin' [Island]
"Barnabas Collins" - Lone Ranger - Barnabas Collins [Wave: 1979]
"Frankenstein" - King Horror - 45RPM [PAMA/]
"Mr. Brown" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Soul Revolution I & II [Trojan]
"Dracula" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Soul Revolution I & II [Trojan]

"Dracula (Vampire version)" - Peter Tosh - Honorary Citizen [Colombia]
"Bumbo Klaat" - Peter Tosh - Honorary Citizen [Colombia]
"Blacula" - the Crystalites - Trojan Suedehead [Trojan]
"Obeah Man" - Lone Ranger - Barnabas Collins [Wave]
"Obeah Book" - the Ethiopians - Slave Call [RIOR]
"Hard Man Fi Dead" - Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits [Sequel]
"Wolf Man" - Upsetters - 45RPM [Trojan]

"Baby Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed)" - Eddie Floyd - 45RPM [STAX: 1973]
"Loving Pauper" - Dobby Dobson - Duke Reid's Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
"It Will Be Alright" - the Ethiopians - Owner Fi De Yard [Heartbeat]

22 October 2011

Podcast, Murphy's Kids and Ballyhoo!

Murphy's Kids, Ballyhoo! LIVE In-studio

"Sounds And Pressure" - Prince Buster - 45RPM [Voice Of The People]
"Know your Rights" - the Clash - Combat Rock [Epic]
"Chase the Devil" - Max Romeo - War Inna Babylon [Mango]

...Murphy's Kids interview with John and Randy...
"Size it up" - Murphy's Kids - Anthemic Pandemic [Community]
"Dusty Trail" - Murphy's Kids - Anthemic Pandemic [Community]
"On Leaving" - Murphy's Kids - Anthemic Pandemic [Community]

"Great insohrackshan" - Linton Kwesi Johnson - Independant Intravenshan [Island]
"What's gone wrong" - Untouchables - Dance Party [MCA]
"Party Time" - Heptones - Party Time [Mango]

"It Hurts To Be alone" - Sharon Jones - 45RPM [Dap-Tone]
"See-I" - Reign Into Light - See-I [Fort Knox]
"Natty Champion" - Prince Far I - Sucker Punch [Trojan]
"Ramble" - Rico - Countryman [Mango]

"Keep On" - the Green - Ways And Means [Easy Star]
"Strongback" - 10 Ft Ganja Plant - Shake Up The Place [ROIR]
"Johnny Was" - Stiff LIttle Fingers - Inflammable Material [Restless]

"Ballyhoo! live-in studio"
"Dont be a rude boy" - The Rulers - Rudies All Around [Trojan]
"It Mek" - Desmond Dekker - This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Years [Trojan]
"Runnings" - Dub Specialist - DUB [Heartbeat]

19 October 2011

Coming Events, Friday (18 October)

We're still in the developmental stages, but there may be live music in the studio, this coming Friday, with John Charlet of Murphy's Kids and the band Ballyhoo! stopping by to promote their skills and date at the Southern, that same evening (Fri 18th).

14 October 2011


Occupy. Wherever.

Occupy Charlottesville, 9AM, tomorrow, Lee Park.

"S-90 Skank"
- Big Youth - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Fat Baby" - Agustus Pablo - 45RPM [Mafia]
"Shake Up The Place" - 10 Ft Ganja Plant - Shake Up The Place [ROIR]

"Butta Pan Kulcha" - Mutabaruka - Check It [RAS]
"Sit Dung Pon The Wall" - Mutabaruka - Check It [RAS]
"You A Pirate" - Ethiopians - 45RPM [Techniques]
"Watch The Hypocrites" - Twinkle Brothers - Free Africa [Caroline]
"Strength" - 10 Ft Ganja Plant - Shake Up The Place [ROIR]

"Beggar's Have No Choice" - Jack Sparrow - 45RPM [Studio 1]
"Things You Say You Love" - the Jamaicans - Duke Reid's Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
"Recession" - Prince Jazzbo - Shake Up The Place [ROIR]
"Declaration Of Rights" - Mighty Diamonds - The Roots Is There [Snanachie]
"Jugglin'" - Horace Andy - Living In The Flood [Melankolik]
"Nine Pound Steel" - the Heptones - Sea Of Love [Heartbeat]
"More Soul" - Cedrick "Im" Brooks & the Sound Dimension - Studio One Rockers [Soul Jazz]

"Jah Love" - the Green - Ways And Means [Easy Star]
"Connection" - Cas Haley - Connection [Easy Star]
"Dub Revolution" - See-I - See-I [Fort Knox]
"Top Of The World" - Outlaw Nation - New Day [Stoopid]
"Easy Now Star" - Easy Star All Stars - First Light [Easy Star]

"Good To Me" - Delroy Wilson - 45RPM [HIgh Note]
"Owner Fi De Yard" - The Ethiopians - Owner Fi De Yard [Heartbeat]
"We Can Talk It Over" - Zoot Simms - 45RPM [Coxsone]
"This Feeling" - Carlton & the Shoes - Love Me Foirever [Studio 1]
"Soul Food" - Lee Perry - 45RPM [PAMA]

"Open The Gate" - the Congos - Heart Of The Congos [Blood and Fire]
"Blood Dunza" - Johnny Clarke - 45RPM [Striker Lee]
"Harvest Time" - Don Carlos - Deeply Concerned [RAS]

11 October 2011

Farewell, Leonard Dillon

The Master Mixer Says Farewell to Leonard Dillon

"King TubbyMeets the Rockers Uptown" - Monty Alexander - Harlem - Kingston Express [Motema]
"Them Belly Full" - Bob Marley - Ambient Translation [Island Records]
"400 Years" - Bob Marley - Roots Rock Remixed [Tuff Gong]
"Exodus" - Bob Marley - Babylon By Bus [Tuff Gong]
"Guide and Protect" - Michael Prophet - Gunman [Greensleeves]
"Turn Dem Round" - Michael Prophet - Gunman [Greensleeves]
"One Step" - Leonard Dillon - On The Road Again [Heartbeat]
"Rub a LttleRub" - Leonard Dillon - On The Road Again [Heartbeat]
"Woman a Babylon" - Leonard Dillon - On The Road Again [Heartbeat]
"Survival" - Leonard Dillon - On The Road Again [Heartbeat]
"Dreamland" - Marcia Griffiths - Marcia Griffiths Naturally [Shanachie]
"Happy-Heart" - Etana - Songs for Reggae Lovers [Greensleevs]
"Tell Me now me" - Marcia Griffitths - Marcia Griffiths Naturally [Shanachie]
"Brandy" - Freddie Mc Gregor - Songs for Reggae Lovers [Greensleeves]
"I Don't Care" - Earl 16 - Songs of Bob Andy [Jove Music]
"You are the Sun" - Frankie Paul - Songs for Reggae Lovers [Greensleeves]
"Here comes the Hotstepper" - Ini Kamoze - Here comes the Hotstepper [Elektra Ent.]
"World A Music" - Ini Kamoze - Here comes the Hotstepper [Elektra Ent]
"Trouble You a trouble Me" - Ini Kamoze - Here comes the Hotstepper [Elektra Ent.]
"Never Give-up the Fight" - Bob Andy - Songs of Bob Andy [Jove Music]
"Wa Do Dem" - Eek A Mouse - Best of Eek A Mouse [Heartbeat]
"Love Affair" - Lone Ranger - The Best of Lone Ranger [VP]
"The Clock" - Lone Ranger - The Best of Lone Ranger [VP]
"Boom Him Up" - Michael Prophet - Gunman [Greensleeves]
"Gunman" - Michael Prophet - Gunman [Greensleeves]
"Done I Done" - Leonard Dillon - On The Road Again [Heartbeat]

01 October 2011

A Likkle Way Different: JA and New Orleans attached at the "Hip"

It's called "Red Beans And Rice And Peas".

Twins across the Gulf of Mexico. Caribbean countries.
Same legacy in chains. Same staple on the dinnerplate. Same Bad/Rough-rough weather.
It shows in the music, too. Amplified across the water. Reflected.
Ska and R&B and Soul and Rock Steady and Reggae and Funk.


"Just Cool"
- Skatalites - Jazz In Jamaica [Jet Set]
"Soul Sister" - Allen Toussaint - The Allen Toussaint Collection [Reprise]
"Put It On" - Wailers - Songs of Freedom [Island]
"Put It On" - Wailers - Burnin' [Island]
"Let's Have A Party" - Amos Milburn - Thinking And Drinking [United States Dist]
"Snake In The Grass" - Larry Marshall - 45RPM [Tuneico]
"No More Doggin'" - Roscoe Gordon - Sittin In With Harlem, Jade and Jax Vol. 5 [Time Records]
"Mary Ann" - Roaring Lion - Calypso - Best of Trinidad [Caribbean Music Group]
"Sick And Tired" - Fats Domino - 20 Greatest Rock & Roll Hits [EMI]
"Ewan & Jerry" - Oh Babe
"Carib-Beats" - Oh Babe
"Ken Boothe" - Oh Babe
"Delroy Wilson" - Oh Babe
"Return Of Django" - Upsetters - Tougher Than Tough: Story of Jamaican Music [Mango]
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs of Freedom
"Slave For Your Love" - Roosevelt Sykes - Roosevelt Sykes Sings The Blues [Ace]
"Muriel" - Alton & Eddie - Oldies But Goodies [Studio One]
"If I Don't Have You" - Gregory Isaacs - More Gregory [Mango]
"Sandy Gully" - Roland Alphonso - 45RPM [Treasure Isle]
"Cissy Strut" - The Meters - Very Best of the Meters [Rhino]
"Cissy Strut" - Butch Cassidy Sound System - Butch's Brew [Butch Cassidy Sound System]
"Hey Mama Here Comes The Preacher" - Eddie Bo and the Soul Finders - Hook & Sling [Funky Delicacies]
"Concrete Jungle" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs of Freedom [Island]
"Rain Rain" - Taj Weekes - A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen [Jatta]
"Give Thanks And Praise" - Cool Riddims And Sistah Teedy - Pledge To My People [NYNO]