Friday, August 27, 2010

Korea in Dub & more: Playlist for August 27, 2010

This week's dub news (courtesy of Steve Barker's dub column in the September 2010 ish of Wire mag) introduces us to I & I Djangdan from Seoul. Thanks to the wonders of MySpace and YouTube, I've now heard an album's worth of I & I Djangdan and I can say: they rock!

And, have you noticed that dub music has taken over the world? And the world has taken over dub music?

Kharag Penpa, who sings on the song Rangzen, is a Tibetan musician. Rangzen is Tibetan for freedom/independence, and the song includes a chant of "Free Tibet."

Zap Pow: This Is Reggae Music - Last War: The Best Of Zap Pow '72-80 (Trojan 2007)
Butch Cassidy Sound System: Case On Point - Butches Brew (Fenetik Music 2004)
Thievery Corporation: Amerimacka (TC Remix) - Babylon Central (Eighteenth Street Lodge 2010)
Deadbeat: For Israel (Jaffa Revisited) - Wild Life Documentaries (~scape 2002)
Hey-O-Hansen: Fire Spirit - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Beat Down: Let Me Take You Out - Beatdown (Stomp 2010)


Max Pashm: Klezmernaki (DJ Delay Illuminated Mix) - Brass, Wires & Bass (Beaming Productions 2010)
Beam Up: Suuluup - Terra Sonica (Beaming Productions 2010)
Gaudi feat. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Tera Jana Kere Rang Lawe - Dub Qawwali (Six Degrees 2007)
Junior Byles: Heart & Soul: The Mighty Two: Joe Gibbs & Errol Thompson (Heartbeat 1992)
Gaudi feat. Kenny Knots: Strictly Goodness -
No Prisoners (Six Degrees 2010)
I & I Djangdan feat. Kharag Penpa: Rangzen from MySpace
Pat Kelly: How Long - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Jah Lloyd/Bingy Bunny & Bongo Herman: No Tribal War/Hark Of The Covenant - King Tubby: The Man & His Music (Vibrations Music 2010) Free Download
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires; Message From A Black Man - Trojan Motor City Reggae Box (Trojan 2006)
Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators: The Mighty Gates Of Goza - Trojan Dub Box Vol. 2 (Trojan 2002)
Junior Murvin: Roots Train Number One - Arkology (Island 1997)
Junior Murvin & The Upsetters: Roots Train Number Two - Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Lord Fly w/ Dan Williams Orchestra: Donkey City - Jamaica-Mento: 1951-1958 (Fremeaux & Associes 2010)
Lord Fly w/ Dan Williams Orchestra: Donkey City (Instrumental) - Jamaica-Mento: 1951-1958 (Fremeaux & Associes 2010)
Dubmatix feat Michael Rose: Easy Down - Renegade Rocker (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

So Canadian: Playlist for Aug. 20, 2010

U-Roy: Wake The Town - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Trip The Off: Clark Street - Street Music (Clark Street 2007)
Dave & Ansel Collins: Driving Instructor - Dave & Ansel Collins In Toronto (G Clef 1974) Thanks to You & Me On A Jamboree!
Deadbeat feat. Jah Cutta: Gimme A Little Slack - Journeyman's Annual (~scape 2007)
Deadbeat: Gimme A Little Dub - Journeyman's Annual (~scape 2007)
Bob & Wisdom: I Believe In Music - Jamaica To Toronto: Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic 2006)
Twilight Circus: Binghi - Binshaker Dub (M Records 1997)
Noel Ellis: Rocking Universally - Noel Ellis (Light In The Attic 2006)
Dubmatix: Subdub - Renegade Rocker (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
Mossman: Leggo Taxman - Mossman Vs. The World Bank (Dispensation 2008)
Twilight Circus feat. X-Facta: Welcome To The Garrison - Binghi Riddim (M Records 2008)
Lillian Allen: This Is A One Poem Town - Conditions Critical (Festival 1998)
Clifton Joseph with the Livestock Band: Chuckie Prophecy (Dub) - Oral Transmissions (Verse To Vinyl 1989)
Ranking: Chatty Chatty People - Summer Records Anthology 1974-1988 (Light In The Attic 2007)
Big Sugar: Leadbelly (Dub) - Dear M.F. EP (Hypnotic 1995)
Mere Mortals: Gunjah - Ethnic Dub Simmphony In Ten Parts (Map Music 1997)
John Forbes: War Zone - War Zone (Monica's 197?) Thanks to P.A. To Da Reggae
Martha & The Muffins: Echo Beach (Groove Corporation Elephant Dub Version) - Select Cuts From Echo Beach (Select Cuts 2002)
Watershell: Deep Field View - Far Away In Time Vol. 2 (Echo Beach 2001)
Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy: Dirty Funk - Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy (Light In The Attic 2004)
Twilight Circus feat. Michael Rose: Days Of Dub - African Dub (M Records 2005)
Earth, Roots & Water: Innocent Youths - Innocent Youths (Light In The Attic 2008)
Jackie Mittoo: Dry Wine - Wishbone (Light In The Attic 2006)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Windsor Reggae Festival: Playlist for August 13, 2010

Windsor's first reggae and reggaeton festival takes place Saturday Aug. 14 & Sunday Aug. 15 down at the riverfront downtown. Performers include dancehall king Frankie Paul, and rootsier fare from the likes of Jimmy Reid and Friendlyness & the Human Rights. Full schedule and more information at

Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band: Dog War Jump Up - Independence Jump Up Calypso (Charly 2006)
Jackie Mittoo: Grand Funk - Jamaica To Toronto: Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic 2006)
Red Earth Collective feat. Soothsayers Horns: We Better Dub - Red Earth Dub (Red Earth 2010)
Keith Leblanc: Einstein (Extended Mix) - Einstein 12" (Nettwerk 1989)
Winston Groovy: Please Don't Make Me Cry - Trojan Originals Box (Sanctuary 2003)
UB40: Please Don't Make Me Cry - Labour Of Love (A&M 1983)
Ott: Spannered In Pilton - Blumenkraft (Twisted 2003)
The Upsetters: Chim Cherie - Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds 2010)
The Dub Organizer: Chim Cherie - Chim Cherie 7" (Pressure Sounds/Disco Cork 2010)
Frankie Paul: Pass The Tusheng Peng - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Franco Proietti Morph-Tet: Freedub - Live! A Weekend At Centre St. Ambroise (Bongo Beat 2010)
Rhythm & Sound feat. Paul St. Hilaire: Free For All - See Mi Yah (Burial Mix 2005)
Revolutionaries: Kunta Kinte (DJ Kentaro Remix) - Kunta Kinte 12" (Pressure Sounds 2009)
Manasseh Meets The Equaliser: Skenga - Step Like Pepper (Select Cuts 2003)
Jimmy Reid: Are You Ready - Are You Ready (Londisc 1985)
Bad Brains: Leaving Babylon - Babylon Central (Eighteenth Street Lodge 2010)
Clash: Pressure Drop (Outtake) - D.O.A.: Demos, Outtakes & Alternates from Ceart-Bootlegs
Friendlyness & The Human Rights: I Want Her - One Thing (Ind. 2010)
Friendlyness & The Human Rights: I Want Her (Version) - One Thing (Ind. 2010)
Shabba Ranks: Dem Bow - Reggae Legends (Greensleeves 2010)
Peverelist: Better Ways Of Living - Better Ways Of Living 12" (Punch Drunk 2010)
Ramadanman: Fall Short - Fall Short/Work Them 12" (Swamp81 2010)
Fat Freddys Drop: Wild Wind - Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (The Drop 2009)

UB40 will be playing Caesars Windsor on Thursday October 7! Can't wait!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jump Independently - Playlist For Aug. 6, 2010

This week we celebrate Jamaican independence, declared on August 6, 1962. Here's Count Lasher:

Johnny Clarke: Peace & Love In The Ghetto - A Ruffer Version: At King Tubby's 1974-1978 (Trojan 2002)
Peter Tosh & The Wailers: One Foundation - Burnin' Deluxe Edition (Island 2004)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: One Love (People Get Ready) - One Love (Tuff Gong 2001)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Smile Jamaica - Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong 1992)
Hopeton Lewis: Jamaica National Anthem - Lay Your Hands On Me Jesus (Rockstone 2008)
Harry Belafonte: Island In The Sun - Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean (RCA Victor 1957)
Trinity: Jamaican Dollar - Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (Soul Jazz 2008)
Dub Syndicate feat. Yasus Afari: Jamaican Proverb - No Bed Of Roses (Lion & Roots 2004)
Baba Motta & His Orchestra: Jamaica Talk - Jamaica-Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux et Associés 2010)
Wareika Hill Sounds: Jamaica Is Reggae Land - Wareika Hill Sounds (Honest Jon's 2007)


Foxy Brown: Love Is Where You Find It - Love Is Where You Find It 7" (Dug Out/Pickout 2010)
Cha Cha & Ranking Joe: One Day You'll Know - One Day You'll Know 10" (Randy's 2010) from MySpace.
Digitaldubs feat. Ranking Joe: Fiya Bun Dem - Dig-Ital-Dubs # 1 (Muzamba 2010) from MySpace
Sir Coxsone Sound: So Much Dub To Give - The Evolution Of Dub Vol. 5: The Missing Link (Greensleeves 2010)
The Revolutionaries: Earthquake Dub - The Evolution Of Dub Vol. 5: The Missing Link (Greensleeves 2010)
Radikal Dub Kolektiv: Dubterranian - Radikal Dub Kolektiv (Nikt Nic Nie Wie 2008)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters: Dub Plate Pressure - Dub Plate Pressure 7" (Pressure Sounds 2010) Visit the Pressure Sounds website.
Wingless Angels feat. Keith Richards & Justin Hinds: Keyman - Wingless Angels (Polygram 1997)
Digital Mysticz: Pop Pop Epic - Return II Space (DMZ 2010)
Skream: Epic Last Song - Outside The Box (Tempa 2010)

Shella Record: Roots Jamaica - War Zone (Monica's 197?)*
Shella Record: Roots Jamaica Version - War Zone (Monica's 197?)*
Derrick Morgan: Forward March - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley: Welcome to Jamrock - Welcome to Jamrock (Universal 2005)

*Thanks to P.A. To Da Reggae for these very rare tracks.