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]

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