Saturday, June 26, 2010

Playlist For June 25, 2010

Johnny Clarke has still got the pipes. Check out this live version of "Enter Into His Gates With Praise" from last year, with the Mafia & Fluxy band including the great Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie on keyboards. The roots are alive:

Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Steely & Clevie Play Studio One Vintage (Heartbeat 1992)
UHT: Sex, Dub, Jazz'n'Roll (Brian May Dub) - DJ Delay Presents Brass, Wires & Bass (Beaming Productions 2010)
Jah Wobble: Kokiriko - Japanese Dub (30 Hertz 2010)
Hey-O-Hansen: Family - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Barmy Army: England 2 Yugoslavia 0 - The English Disease (On-U Sound 1990)
Little Axe: Can't Stop Walking Yet - Bought For A Dollar/Sold For A Dime (Real World 2010)
Dubmatix: Shaolin Warrior Dub - Dread & Gold (7Arts Entertainment 2008)
Horace Andy & Alpha: Empress Lady - Two Phazed People (dontTouch 2009)
Mossman & Bunny: Sun Shine Dub - Message In The Dub (Dispensation 2005)
Sound Iration: Holshe's Dub - Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero 2010)
Prince Fatty: Crazy About You - The Best Of Prince Fatty (Anvil 2005)
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill feat. The Ruts: West One (Shine On Me) - Riding Strange Horses (Echo Beach 2010)
Lazy Robot: Free Soul from MySpace
Johnny Clarke: Enter Into His Gates With Praise - Trojan Roots Box Set (Trojan 2003)
Black Seeds: Strugglers Dub - Solid Ground (Easy Star 2009)
Akabu: Warrior Queen - Warrior Queen (On-U Sound 1995)
Mighty Three Vs. Twilight C: Jericho Dub - Foundation Rockers (M Records 2003)
Early B: History Of Jamaica - Dancehall 2: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (Soul Jazz 2009)
The Gladiators: Live Wire - A History Of Jamaican Vocal Harmony (Munich Records 1996)
Lord Tanamo with Charlie Binger's Set: Pradieal Tief - Soundman Shots: The Caribou & Downbeat 78's Story (Complete Roots 2009)
The Hiltonaires: Shame & Scandal - Big Bamboo (Island Music 196X)
Fat Freddys Drop: Pull The Catch - Live At Roundhouse London [Recorded 2008] (The Drop 2010)
Derrick Laro & Trinity: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Hustle! Reggae Disco (Soul Jazz 2002)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Playlist For June 18, 2010

Thanks to the wonders of the world wide web, I've just learned that the riddim of Johnny Clarke's "Peace & Love In The Ghetto" is derived, inna reggae stylee, from "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" by The Philadelphia International Allstars, featuring Lou Rawls. Check it out:

Badawi: To Be Continued - Clowns & False Prophets (ROIR 2003)
Cedric "Im" Brooks & Light Of Saba: Sabayindah - Light Of Saba In Reggae (Total Sounds 1977)
Dubkasm: Babylon Ambush - Transform I (Sufferah's Choice 2009)
Dubkasm: Tá Gravando Agora - Transformed In Dub (Sufferah's Choice 2010)
Alkaline a.k.a. Big Sugar: Set Around - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
The Youngones: Maryann [Free Download]
The Citadels: When I Woke Up This Morning [Free Download]
Fats Comet & The Big Sound: Bop Bop - Bop Bop 12" (World 1985)
Prince Jammy: Throne Of Blood - Punky Reggae Party (Sanctuary 2002)
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill: Echo Beach (feat Martha & The Muffins) - Riding Strange Horses (Echo Beach 2010)
The Barmy Army: Blue Moon - Pay It All Back Vol. 3 (On-U Sound 1991)
Laurel Aitken: Sweet Chariot - Boogie In My Bones: The Early Years 1957-1960 (Cherry Red 2010)
Jah Wobble: Dragon & Phoenix - Chinese Dub (30 Hertz 2009)
Jah Wobble: Dragon & Phoenix Dub - Chinese Dub (30 Hertz 2009)
Jah Wobble: Cherry Blossom Of My Youth - Japanese Dub (30 Hertz 2010)
Earth, Roots & Water: Jah Les' Lament - Innocent Youths (Light In The Attic 2008)
Little Axe: Another Friend Gone - Bought For A Dollar/Sold For A Dime (Real World 2010)
Bim Sherman: Love Forever - Crucial Cuts Vol. 2 (Century 1990)
Bim Sherman: Love Forever Dub - Rub-A-Dub (Century 1999)
Bim Sherman & Jah Woosh: Love In The Ghetto - Tribulation: Down In Jamdown 1974-1979 (Pressure Sounds 2007)
Johnny Clarke: Peace & Love In The Ghetto - Trojan Rockers Box (Trojan 2006)
King Tubby's: Peace & Love In The Dub - Dub Gone Crazy (Blood & Fire 1994)
Ernest Ranglin: Archie - A Mod A Mod Ranglin (K&K 1967)
Peter Tosh: Rasta Shook Them Up - The Toughest (Heartbeat 1996)
Hey-O-Hansen: Jungle - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Jackie Mittoo: I Hear You Madagascar - Money Makers (Self-produced 1978?) Thanks to It Came From Canada
Ruts DC: Mirror Smashed - Animal Now (Virgin 1981)
Gaetano Fabri: Smart Gypsy (DJ Delay Rerub) - DJ Delay Presents Brass, Wires & Bass (Beaming Productions 2010)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Out Of And Into Africa: Playlist for June 11, 2010

This week Wake the Town celebrates dub and reggae from Africa and African expatriates.

We resisted the temptation to play Nina Hagen's "African Reggae," because we already played it on the German dub special:

Johnnie Osbourne: African Wake - From Jamaica To Toronto (Light In The Attic 2006)
Steel An' Skin: Afro Punk Reggae (Dub) - Reggae Is Here Once Again (Em Records 2008)
Rachid Taha: Rock El Casbah - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten [Soundtrack] (Legacy 2007)
Tony Allen: Road Close (Dance Dub) - Africa Funk (Harmless 1998)
Manjul feat. DJ Lion & Assetou Kanouté: Chant Niyabinghi - Jahtiguiya: Dub To Mali Vol. 2 (Humble Ark 2007)
Djigui: Ladilikan (Natty Bass Sound System Remix) - Frikyiwa Collection Vol. 1 (Six Degrees 2000)
Jessica: Ying Yang - Reggae Playground (Putumayo 2006)
Daby Touré & Skip McDonald: Past Time - Call My Name (Real World 2009)
Lucky Dube: We Love It - The Rough Guide To Lucky Dube (World Music Network 2001)
Dub Colossus: Shegye Shegitu (Blue Nile Mix) - In A Town Called Addis (Real World 2008)
Dubmatix: Black Nile Dub - Champion Sound Clash (Soul Stepper Sound 2004)
Abyssinians: Y Mas Gan - Trojan Roots Box Set (Sanctuary 2008)
Lord Lebby: Ethiopia - Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento (Trojan 2006)
King Bravo: Haile Selassie - Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento (Trojan 2006)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: War - Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong 1992)
Alpha Blondy: Journalists In Danger (Démocrature) - Elohim (Shanachie 2005)
Thievery Corp feat. Femi Kuti: Vampires - Radio Retaliation (Eighteenth Street 2008)
Soothsayers: Never Give Up - Tangled Roots (Red Earth 2009)
Red Earth Collective feat. Soothsayers Horns: Never Give Up (Manasseh Dub Remix) - Red Earth Dub (Red Earth 2010)
Sound Iration: C.T.U.F.B - Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero 2010)
African Head Charge: Fever Pitch (Raw Cut) - In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (On-U Sound 1993)
African Head Charge: All Of The Love - Akwaaba (Acid Jazz 1995)
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Electric Africa - Dub From The Secret Vaults (ROIR 2004)

The Dub Colossus a.k.a. Count Dubulah out of Transglobal Underground introduces his "Town Called Addis" project, a collaboration with several Ethiopian singers and players:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Playlist for June 4, 2010

AustroDub from the remarkable Hey-O-Hansen. Check out those Alps!

Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Steely & Clevie Play Studio One Vintage (Heartbeat 1992)
Disrupt: Chip On Fire - Jah Bit Invasion (Jahtari 2005) [Free Download]
Maccafat: Feelin' Dub (Unpublished Version) - from MySpace
Earth, Roots & Water: Lou Sent Me - Innocent Youths (Light In The Attic 2008)
Blundetto: Nautilus - Nautilus (Heavenly Sweetness 2010) [Free Download]
Blundetto: Nautilus Dub - Nautilus (Heavenly Sweetness 2010) [Free Download]
Boozoo Bajou: Take It Slow (Mousse T Remix) - Dust My Grains: The Remixes (!K7 2009)
Dubmatix: 20,000 Leagues Beneath The Dub - Renegade Rockers (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
Augustus Pablo: Java - The Mystic World Of Augustus Pablo: The Rockers Story (Shanachie 2008)
I Roy: Hospital Trolley - Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff (Blood & Fire 1997)
The Gaylads: Can't Hide The Feeling - Over The Rainbow's End: Best of The Gaylads 1968-71 (Trojan 1995)
New Age Steppers: My Love - Action Battlefield (On-U Sound 2000)
Dave & Ansel Collins: My Love - Dave & Ansel Collins In Toronto (G-Clef 1974)
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: 808 Dub Plate -
Dub Plate Selection (M Records 1998)
The Upsetters: Tipper Special - Essential King Tubby (Metro 2007)
Hey-O-Hansen: Zulu - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Gregory Isaacs: Settle Nuh - Gregory Isaacs Meets Roy Francis At The Mixing Lab (Mixing Lab 2010)
Gregory Isaacs: Settle Nuh Dub - Gregory Isaacs Meets Roy Francis At The Mixing Lab (Mixing Lab 2010)
Monkeymarc: What Can I Do? (DJ Delay Remix) - From MySpace
Alkaline a.k.a. Big Sugar: Maximum Judgment/Brown Bomber - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
Little Axe: Can't Sleep At Night - Bought For A Dollar, Sold For A Dime (Bowers & Wilkins 2008)
Jackie Mittoo: Wishbone - Wishbone (Light In The Attic 2006)
Trinity: Promise Is A Comfort To A Fool - Shanty Town Determination (Blood & Fire 2000)
The Clash: Bankrobber (Live Dec. 27, 1979) - White Men In Hammersmith Odeon (Bootleg) [Free Download]

The brand new Gregory Isaacs we played is produced by the great Roy Francis, of Chantells/Phase One fame, who's back in business at his Mixing Lab studio. He likes to keep it tidy: