Saturday, May 8, 2010

Playlist for May 7, 2010

By request, and only two weeks late!

The backing track is the Warning riddim.

We’re big fans of the Warning riddim here, having played, in the recent past, the original version by Desmond Young, the dub by the Fe Me Time All Stars (“Black Rights”), I Roy’s take, called “Double Warning” and Jah Wobble’s remix thereof from the Select Cuts from Blood and Fire series. All were produced by the mighty Jimmy Radway, not one of the most prolific, but one of the very best reggae producers of the glorious 1970s.

We fulfilled the request with Version 2 of "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing", which Mick Hucknall picked for his Blood & Fire personal anthology. If you want to hear Big Youth’s Version 1 instead, here it is, alongside Desmond Young’s original.

Tuner rides alone, reining in three CD players, two computers and a microphone:

Da Step Corner: The Last Drop – Step4i Part 6 (Original Dub Gathering 2010) [free download]
Salmonella Dub: Seeds – Heal Me (EMI/Virgin NZ 2007)
Little Axe: Too Late – Slow Fuse (Wired Recordings 1996)
Little Axe: Too Late [Dub] – Fusion (Slow Fuse Disc 2) (Wired Recordings 1996)
Little Axe: 2 Late [Bernard Fowler Vocal] – Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime (Bowers and Wilkins Music Club 2008)
Big Youth: Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing (Version 2) – Run It Red (Blood and Fire 2005)*
Dubmatix: Renegade Rocker Dub – Dread & Gold (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix: Burning Fire Dub –
Renegade Rocker (7Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix: Empirical Conqueror –
Champion Sound Clash (Soul Stepper Sound 2004)
New Age Steppers: Observe Life – Action Battlefield (On-U Sound 2000)
Black Uhuru: Botanical Roots – The Complete Anthem Sessions (Hip-O Select 2006)
Disrupt: Forward On Jah – Jah Bit Invasion (Jahtari 2005) [free download]
Horace Andy & Alpha: Storm – Two Phazed People (dontTouch 2009)
Gary Clail: One Flesh & Blood – Keep The Faith (Epic 1995)
Restless Mashaits: Africa – Kingston Sessions 1992-2002 (Addis Record 2002)
Restless Mashaits: Africa Dub – Kingston Sessions 1992-2002 (Addis Record 2002)
Martha & The Muffins: Echo Beach (Gabriel Le Mar Remix) – Select Cuts From Echo Beach (Echo Beach 2002)
Lazy Robot: Free Soul (from MySpace)

*Real World Records will be releasing a new edition of Little Axe’s Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime on June 6, 2010.

Thanks to Son of Exile on Moan Street for the link to the digital version of this very rare 2008 release that we played on the show.

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