07 January 2012

The 2012 Ship Is Sailing

My favorite song of 2011 turned out to be one I hadn't heard, before. Jimmy Cliff stands strong. A rocksteady song of optimism is just what the doctor ordered.
Good, also, to hear that Casper Lomayesva continues the Word-Sound-Power from Hopi-land.

The bar has been raised for the New Year.

"Get On Up"
- the Creations - Get On Up! Joe Gibbs Rock Steady [Trojan]
"Crawling From The Roots" - Earlyworm - MP3 [Dubmatix]
"Ship Is Sailing" - Jimmy Cliff - Sacred Fire [Collective Sounds]
"My Roots" - 10 FT Ganja Plant - Shake Up The Place [ROIR]
"Keep On" - The Green - Ways & Means [Easy Star]
"Meme Si" - Sergeant Garcia - Una Y Otra Vez [Cumbancha]
"79 Rock" - the Revolutionaries - Babylon Central [ESL]

"Africa" - Salif Keita - 12" Single [Mango]
"Afrique" - Sistah Mam [DOM]
"Imidiwan Ma Tenam" - Tinariwen - Tassili [ANTI-]
"Janjaweed" - Taj Weekes - A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen [Jatta]
"Galdino" - Indigenous Resistance - MP3

"Monkey Man" - Toots & the Maytals - Mango Greats [Mango]
"Beautiful Woman" - Toots & the Maytals - Knock Out [Mango]
"Wash Wash" - Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits [Sequel]
"Life In Living Colors" - Prince Buster - 45RPM [Voice Of The People]
"Tear Up" - Skatalites - 45RPM [Studio One]

"Honor The People" - Casper Loma-Da-Wa - Honor The People [Third Mesa]
"Letter From The End Of The Twentieth Century" - Joy Harjo and Peotic Justice - Letter From The End Of The Twentieth Century [Silver Wave]
"King Without A Crown" - Matisyahu - CD sngle [Epic]
"It Hurts To Be Alone" - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - CD single [Daptone]
"Get My Bruce Lee On" - Illuminati Congo - All Eye See [Nyabanga]
"Triangle Version" - Skatalites - 45RPM [Deep Groove]

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