Friday, July 30, 2010

Great Expectations - Playlist For July 30, 2010

The Jolly Boys' new album, due very soon, is a collection of mento versions of classic and contemporary pop songs called Great Expectations. They're touring Europe right now. Their website has lots of information, videos and song samples:

We Like Cats: Dubby Money Dubby - Proper Eats (Marriage 2010)
Trevor Levy: Nah Run From No Clash - Line Up 7" (Firehouse/Dub Store 2010)
Skull Vs. Ice: Operation Mind Control - Macro Dub Infection (Virgin 1995)
The Bug feat. Roger Robinson & Paul St. Hilaire: Living Dub - Pressure (Rephlex 2003)
Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin feat. Toots Hibbert: Pressure Drop - Rocksteady (Telarc 2004)
The Jolly Boys: Iron Bar from
Sugar Minott: Strange Things - Ghetto-ology & Dub (Easy Star 2000)
Johnny Osbourne: Purify Your Heart - Roots Techniques (Pressure Sounds 1999)
The Techniques: Purify - Techniques In Dub (Pressure Sounds 1997)
Bim Sherman: Purify Your Heart - The Need To Live (Century 2002)
Jackie Mittoo: Mother Funk - Wishbone (Light In The Attic 2006)
Naggo Morris & Trinity: Su Su Pon Rasta/Stop Su Su Pon The Dread - Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 5 (VP Records 2010)
Alkaline: 'Nuff Sugar - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
Harry Beckett: Like You Didn't Know - The Modern Sound Of Harry Beckett (On-U Sound 2008)
Dubmatix: Dub Phanatique - Champion Sound Clash (Soul Stepper 2004)
The Dub Organizer: Chim Cherie - Chim Cherie 7" (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Don Drummond: Latin Goes Ska - Memorial Album (Trojan 1969)
The Jolly Boys: Beautiful Garden - The Roots Of Reggae In Jamaica (Lyrichord 1977)
The Jolly Boys: Ripe Tomato - Sunshine 'n' Water (Rykodisc 1991)
The Jolly Boys: Rehab from
Fat Freddys Drop: The Nod (Live) - Live At Roundhouse London (The Drop 2010)
Fat Freddys Drop: Boondigga - Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (The Drop 2009)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good Thing Going: Playlist for July 23, 2010

Lincoln "Sugar" Minott, 1954-2010 R.I.P.

Michael Jackson's "We've Got A Good Thing Going" appeared on the album Ben (1972), the most soulful album ever made for a rat. Sugar Minott's version came out in 1981; it hit #4 in the British pop charts.

Sugar Minott: Good Thing Going - Heartbeat Reggae (Heartbeat 1988)
Sugar Minott: River Jordan - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Jackie Mittoo: Peanie Wallie - Now (Bamboo 1970)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Duppy Conqueror - Songs Of Freedom (Island 1992)
Harry Beckett feat. Junior Delgado: Ultimate Tribute - The Modern Sound Of Harry Beckett (On-U Sound 2008)
Alkaline: Strictly Got to **ill - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
African Brothers: Hold Tight - Randy's 50th Anniversary (1960-1971) (VP Records 2008)
African Brothers: Hold On Dub (a.k.a Dick Head) - African Brothers Meet King Tubby In Dub(Nature Sounds 2005)
Lyn Taitt & The Jets: Pressure & Slide - Hold Me Tight: Anthology 65-73 (Sanctuary 2005)
Sugar Minott: Oh Mr. D.C. - Best Of Studio One (Heartbeat 1987)
Sugar Minott: The People Got To Know - Ghetto-ology & Dub (Easy Star 2000)
Sugar Minott: The People Got To Dub - Ghetto-ology & Dub (Easy Star 2000)
Earth, Roots & Water w/ Jerry Brown: Sufferer - Summer Records Anthology 1974-1988 (Light In The Attic 2007)
Sugar Minott: Give The People What They Want - The Crowning Of Prince Jammy (Pressure Sounds 1999)
Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Heavenless - Studio One Scorcher (Soul Jazz 2002)
Sugar Minott: Inna Dancehall Style - DJ Andy Smith Presents The Trojan Document(Sanctuary 2008)
Sugar Minott: Conscious Lover - King Jammy's The Rhythm King: 18 Dancehall Classics(Maximum Pressure 2003)
Sugar Minott: International Herb - Wackies Sampler Vol. 2 (Wackies 2007)
Harry Beckett feat. Junior Delgado: The Storyteller - The Modern Sound Of Harry Beckett(On-U Sound 2008)
African Head Charge (feat. Harry Beckett?): Treatment For A Septic Horn - Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (On-U Sound 2005)
The Bug feat. Hitomi: Out Of Control - Run EP (2010)
The Bug feat. Hitomi: Control Dub - Run EP (2010)
Sugar Minott: Hang On Natty - Mojo Presents Studio One Selector (Mojo 2005)
Rhythm & Sound feat. Sugar Minott: Let Jah Love Come (Sweet Substance Remix) - See Mi Yah Remixes (Burial Mix 2006)
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Dub Quake - Volcanic Dub (M Records 2001)
Adrian Sherwood [feat. Harry Beckett]: Majestic 12 - Never Trust A Hippy (Real World 2003)

Harry Beckett 1935-2010 R.I.P.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sun Is Shining: Playlist for July 16, 2010

Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Lone Ranger: The Answer - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Sugar Minott: Steal Away Girl - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Black Uhuru: What Is Life - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Stephen Marley: Mind Control - Mojo Presents Sun Is Shining (Mojo 2007)
Sugar Minott: Take It Slow - Binghi Riddim (M Records 2008)
Dubmatix feat. Sugar Minott: In The Ghetto - Renegade Rocker (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
GCorp Meets The Mighty Tree feat. Messenger Douglas: Runnings - Dub Plates From The Elephant House Vol. 3 (Endulge 2007)
GCorp Meets The Mighty Tree: Runnings Dub - Dub Plates From The Elephant House Vol. 3 (Endulge 2007)
Dubkasm: There's A Love - Transform I (Sufferah's Choice 2009)
Dubkasm: There's A Dub - Transformed In Dub (Sufferah's Choice 2010)
Dubmatix feat. Ranking Joe: Tornado - Renegade Rocker (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix: Empirical Conqueror - Champion Sound Clash (Soul Stepper Sound 2004)
Black Seeds: Black Sunrise - Keep On Pushing (LOOP 2001)
Black Seeds: Black Swandri (Black Sunrise - 100 Plastic Knives Vs. The Video Kid Remix) - Pushed (LOOP 2003)
Hey-O-Hansen: Gan Jah - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Horace Andy & Alpha: Empress Lady - Two Phazed People (dontTouch 2009)
Lazy Robot: Dub from MySpace
Little Axe: Take A Stroll - Bought For A Dollar/Sold For A Dime (Real World 2010)
Gary Clail: Magic Penny - Emotional Hooligan (RCA 1991)
Rhythm & Sound feat. Sugar Minott: Let Jah Love Come - See Mi Yah (Burial Mix 2005)
Crispy Horns: Triumphant from MySpace

Friday, July 9, 2010

Catching Up to Last Week's Dub News

King Midas Sound - the latest venture from Kevin Martin a.k.a. The Bug. Next up: a collaboration with Adrian Sherwood?

Playlist for July 9, 2010:

Sammy Levi: Five Pound Box Of Dubs - Five Pound Box Of Dubs 7" (Gold Shop 2010)
The Offs: Cool Down - First Record (CD Presents 1984)
Audio Active & Laraaji: Think Cosmically - The Way Out Is The Way In (Gyroscope 1995)

High Tone: The Orientalist - Bass Temperature (Jarring Effects 2001)

2 Bad Card: Sergio Mendez Pt. 1 - Hustling Ability (On-U Sound 1995)

Techno Animal: Cyborg Dread - Axiom Dub: Mysteries Of Creation (Axiom 1996)

The Bug feat. Warrior Queen: Poison Dart - London Zoo (Ninja Tune 2008)

King Midas Sound: Earth A Kill Ya - Waiting For You (Hyperdub 2009)

Dubmatix: Fist Full Of Dub - Atomic Subsonic (7 Arts Entertainment 2006)

Clive de Carle Presents The New World Orchestra: Tea Time In Bengal - Youth In Dub: Orchestra Mystique (Dragonfly 2003)

Big Youth: Town Without Pity - Town Without Pity 7 " (Pressure Sounds 2010)

Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy: Cool It - Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy (Light In The Attic 2004)

Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Kik - Horsie (M Records 1999)

Dubkasm feat. Levi Roots: Respek I-Spek - Transform I (Sufferah's Choice 2009)

Dubkasm feat. Afrikan Simba: Touch I Heart - Transform I (Sufferah's Choice 2009)

Lloyd Parks: Mafia - Sounds & Pressure Vol. 4 (Pressure Sounds 1999)

Earth & Stone: Ring Craft - Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 5 (VP Records 2010)

Snuffy & Wallie: Dreader Mafia - Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 5 (VP Records 2010)

Dub Syndicate: Mafia - Classic Selection Vol. 2 (On-U Sound 1991)

Count Lasher's Seven: Breadfruit Season - Jamaica-Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux & Associés 2010)

Boysie Grant w/ The Reynolds Calypso Clippers: Noisy Spring - Jamaica-Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux & Associés 2010)

The Black Seeds: Take Your Chances - Solid Ground (Easy Star 2009)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Freedom! Reggae & Dub from Canada & the USA

Max Romeo: Birth Of Reggae Music - Wackies Sampler Vol. 3 (Wackies 2008)
Twilight Circus: Bassie Dub I - Dub From The Secret Vaults (ROIR 2004)
Systemwide: Eyupsultan (Twilight Circus Remix) - Impurely Replied: Systemwide Remixed (BSI 2003)

Eastern Dub Tactik: Set Your Soul On Fire - Babylon Is Ours: The USA In Dub (Select Cuts 2003)
Dub Narcotic Sound System feat. Lois: Ship To Shore (Boot Party Mix) - Ship To Shore/Rougher MaxiSingle (K 1996)
Jackie Mittoo: Wintergreen - Reggae Magic (Studio One 1972)
Once 11 Vs. The Pyramid: Monkey Bite - Once 11 Vs. The Pyramid (The Agriculture 2001)
Twilight Circus: Highway (Meat Beat Manifesto Remix) - Remixed: Abstract Beats (M Records 2004)
Tino Corp. feat. Jack Dangers: My Name Is Tino - Babylon Is Ours: The USA In Dub (Select Cuts 2003)
Adrian "Homer" Miller & Earth, Roots & Water: Mankind - Summer Records Anthology 1974-1988 (Light In The Attic 2007)
Jalal: Mankind - Mankind (OnU Sound 1993)
Roots Tonic: Instrument Of The Trinity - Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell (ROIR 2006)
Alkaline: Deliverance - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
Love Trio In Dub feat. U Roy: Lovers Rock (Deadbeat Knockout Remix) - Love Trio In Dub Featuring U Roy (Nublu 2006)
Thievery Corporation: A Warning (Dub) - Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi (4AD 1998)
Jackie Mittoo: Drum Song - Let's Put It All Together (United Artists 1975)
John Brown's Body: Give Yourself Over - Amplify (Easy Star 2008)
10 Ft. Ganja Plant: Blood Money - Bass Chalice (ROIR 2005)
Lillian Allen: We Are The Future - Freedom & Dance (Festival 1987)
Deadbeat: Heathrow Express - Take Me Back To London Town EP (Cynosure 2008)
Danny Michel: Straight To Hell - Shatter The Hotel (Mojo Brand 2009)