Friday, January 28, 2011

72 Different Nations Bow Before Jah Glory

Barry "Scratchy" Myers

Tonight we attune ourselves to the dubular opinions of Steve Barker, from Wire magazine and his own radio show, On The Wire. Both his regular column and his ten best albums of 2010 are featured. But most of Barker's top ten could've been played by Barry "Scratchy" Myers when he DJ'd for the Clash at the Motor City Roller Rink in March 1980. So Scratchy is our honourary DJ tonight.

Top 10:

Errol Brown: Top Ranking -- Treasure Isle Dub Vol. 2 (Treasure Isle 1970s)
The Flying Lizards: Ash & Diamond -- The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995)
King Tubby & The Aggrovators: Dawn Dub -- Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings 2010)
Winston Wright & The Upsetters: Bushdub Corntrash -- Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sound 2010)
Prince Jammy: Interboro Dub -- Strictly Dub (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Sound Iration: Holshe's Dub -- Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero 2010)
Sir Coxsone Sound: King Of The Dubb Rock -- The Evolution of Dub Vol. 5: The Missing Link (Greensleeves 2010)
Joe White: Fat Skank -- Foundation Dub (Trojan 2010)

Dub News:

Alborosie: Loudness Is My Drug -- Dub Clash (JDF 2010)
Lloyd Brevette With the Skatalites: Fugitive -- African Roots (Grover 2010)
Dennis Brown: Tribulation -- The Crown Prince of Reggae: Singles 1972-1985 (17 North Parade/VP 2010)
Niney The Observer Presents King Tubby: Tribulation Dub -- Bring The Dub Come (Heartbeat 2003)
Jackie Mittoo: Dubble Trouble -- The Money Makers (Ind., 1979)
Twilight Circus feat. Brother Culture: Foundation Rockers (Disciples Remix) -- Remixed: Dubwise (M Records 2004)
Bob Andy: Fire Burning -- The Definitive Collection Of Federal Records 1964-82 (17 North Parade/VP 2010)
Dub Syndicate: Fire Burning -- No Bed Of Roses (Lion & Roots 2004)
Downliners Sekt: From Under Spinning Lights -- We Make Hits, Not The Public (Disboot 2010)
Ekoplekz: Stalag Zero -- Distended Dub 7" (Punch Drunk 2010)
Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit: 128.5 -- 5 7 (Nonplace 2010)
Chet Singh: Dem Arrest -- Recessionary Revolutionaries (Ind., 2010)
The Bug feat. Killa P & Flowdan: Skeng (Autechre Remix) -- NinjaTune XX Vol. 2 (NinjaTune 2010)
Dadawah: Seventy Two Nations -- Scratchy Sounds compiled by DJ Barry "Scratchy" Myers (Trojan 2004)

Downliners Sekt outta Barcelona circa 2010:

Not to be confused with Downliners Sect outta Twickenham, London, England, circa 1966:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fit To Survive: Playlist for Jan. 21, 2011

Mad Professor mixing Frente Cumbiero inna live stylee!
Thanks for the link, Doug!

Beres Hammond: What One Dance Can Do - Trojan Creole Reggae Box (Trojan 2004)
Distance: Ill Kontent - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Scientist vs. Distance: Ill Kontent Dub - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
The Ethiopians: The Whip - Trojan Story Vol. 1 (Trojan 1980)
Frente Cumbiero Meets the Mad Professor: Chucusteady Dub - Frente Cumbiero Meets the Mad Professor (SalgaelSol 2010)
Jackie Mittoo: Bathurst Street Yank - Money Makers (1979) Thanks, Jaaaaaaah!
Peabody & Sherman: Drunk In The Morning - from MySpace
Stranger & Patsy: Tell It To Me - Put On Your Best Dress (Attack 1995)
Patsy & The Count Ossie Band: Pata Pata Rocksteady - Put On Your Best Dress (Attack 1995)
Culture: Work On Natty - Harder Than The Rest (Front Line 2000)
Errol Brown: Socialist Dub - Dub Over Dub: 27 Track Dub Extravaganza (Heartbeat 1996)
Twilight Circus feat. Flourgon: This World - Binghi Riddim (M Records 2008)
The Flying Lizards: Crab Claw - The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995)
Jiang Liang: Dub Revolution Inna China from YouTube. Check out their MySpace page!

Bim Sherman: Tribulation - Tribulation Down In Jamdown 1974 - 1979 (Pressure Sounds 2007)
Bim Sherman: Tribulation Dub - Rub A Dub (Century 1999)
Prince Far I: Frontline Speech - Health & Strength (Pressure Sounds 1998)
Prince Far I & The Arabs: Abderrahane - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (Pressure Sounds 1997)
Creation Rebel: Dub From Creation - Historic Moments Vol. 1 (On-U Sound 1994)
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers: Threat To Creation: Threat To Creation (Cherry Red/On-U Sound 1984)
Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman: Fit To Survive - War Of Words (On-U Sound 1981)
Dub Syndicate: Crucial Tony Tries To Rescue The Space Invaders (With Only 10p) - The Pounding System (Ambience In Dub) (On-U Sound 1982)
Bim Sherman: Use Your Head - The Need To Live (Century 2002)
Prince Far I/Creation Rebel/Bim Sherman: Frontline Version/Tribulation Dub - On-U Sound Crash/Slash & Mix (Beat JP/On U Sound 2005)
Fat Freddys Drop: Blackbird

Jiang Liang revolutionizing dub inna China:

Thanks for the link, James!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Walk With Me: Playlist for Jan. 15, 2010

Peabody & Sherman operate the WABAC Machine

The Uniques: This Feeling - Absolutely Rocksteady (Pressure Sounds 2010)
The Flying Lizards: Skin & Stone - The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995)
Chicken Lips: Boil In The Bag - Modern Wild Dub: Dread Meets Disco Punkrocker Downtown (Echo Beach 2004)
Roots Manuva: Dub Styles (Micachu's M.A.T.H.E.S. Remix) - Ninja Tune XX (Ninja Tune 2010)
King Burnett: I Man Free - Produced & Directed By The Upsetter (Pressure Sounds 1998)
The Upsetter: Free Man - Produced & Directed By The Upsetter (Pressure Sounds 1998)
Dub Gabriel feat. MC Zulu: Tactile Evasion - Restless Youth EP (Destroy All Concepts 2010)
Triodes feat. Jeff Coffin: Black Disciples - Chunked (Modica Music 2009)
Vadz: Molodaya - Soviet Dubs (Russian Techno 2010)
Bob Skeng: Jack The Ripper 7" (Archive Recordings 2010)
Junior Ross & the Spear: Judgment Time (Extended) - I Can Hear The Children Singing 1975-78 (Blood & Fire 2002)
The Slits: Reggae Gypsy - Trapped Animal (Narnack 2009)
Shackleton: Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Remix) 12" (Skull Disco 2007)
Prince Jazzbo: Story Come To Bump - Ital Corner (Clocktower 1976)
The Slits: In The Beginning There Was Rhythm (12" version) - Man Next Door 12" (Human Records 1980)
The Four Tops: Still Water (Love) - Mojo Presents Motown Nuggets (Mojo 2009)
Jerry Jones: Still Water - Studio One Soul (Soul Jazz 2001)
Peabody & Sherman: Still Waters Dub Style from MySpace
Winston Williams: Still Water Version - Rock-A-Shacka Vol. 7: Jamaica Underground (Universal 2003)
Peabody & Sherman Still Waters Non-U Remix from MySpace
Dub Funk Association: Dance A Yard - Sounds Of The Heavyweight (Tanty 1999)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Far Away In Time: Playlist For Jan. 7, 2011

Alberto D'Ascola a.k.a. Alborosie with Kingston Town circa 2007:

Alborosie: Kingston Town - Escape From Babylon To The Kingdom Of Zion (Greensleeves 2010)
RSD feat. Prince Jamo: After All - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Scientist vs. RSD: After All Dub (feat. Prince Jamo) - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
The Bug: Catch A Fire - Ninja Tune XX (Ninja Tune 2010)
The Flying Lizards: Flicker - The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995)
The Flying Lizards: Postscript - The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995)
Martha & the Muffins: Echo Beach (Grand Phabao Remix): Echo Beach 30th Anniversary Remixes (Echo Beach 2010)
Pale Rider: Gunshot - Lick Wood EP (Cassava Outernational 2010)
The Bureaucrats: Girl Of Your Dreams (1979) - from The Basement Rug. Thanks!
The Clash: Return To Brixton (Jeremy Healy Remix) (CBS 1990)
Sound Iration: Ruff Song - Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero 2010)
Mute Beat: Metro - No. 0 Virgin Dub (Respect 1996)
Triodes: Israelites - Chunked (Modica Music 2009)
Echo Ranks: Let His Name Be Praised 7" (Scoops 2010)
Vibronics: Let His Name Be Version (Scoops 2010)
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Everything Start From Scratch - The Mighty Upsetter (On-U Sound 2010)
King Tubby & the Aggrovators: True Believer Dub - Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings 2010)
Creation Rebel: Chatti Mouth/Threat To Creation - Psychotic Jonkanoo (On-U Sound 1998)
Jah Woosh: Woodpecker Sound - Dub Xperience: The Dread Operators (Cleopatra 1996)
Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers: Chemical Specialist - Threat To Creation (Cherry Red 1991)
Pupajim: International Farmer - Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 2 (Jahtari 2010)
Freddie McGregor: Roman Soldiers Of Babylon - Ska Box Anthology (Big Eye Music 2001)
The Milk: 54/46 Was My Number - Free Download
The Jamaican Woodpecker
"The prettiest bird I've ever seen" - Jah Woosh

Some of the Best of Our First Ten Years: Playlist For Dec. 31, 2010

Alkaline: Alkaline - ExtraLongLife (Universal 2000)
Dub Syndicate feat. Luciano: One In A Billion - Acres Of Space (Lion & Roots 2001)
Ott feat. Daz: Billy the Kid Strikes Back - Blumenkraft (Twisted 2003)
Damien Marley: Welcome to Jamrock - Welcome to Jamrock (Tuff Gong 2005)
Fat Freddys Drop: Roady - Based On A True Story (Quango 2005)
Manasseh Meets The Equalizer: Step Like Pepper - Step Like Pepper (Select Cuts 2003)
The Bug & Warrior Queen: Poison Dart - Steppas' Delight (Soul Jazz 2008)
Crazy Caribs: Bang Bang Lu Lu - Dancehall Dub (Ariwa 2004)
Groove Armada: Superstylin' - Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) (Jive Electro 2001)
Adrian Sherwood: Stepping Crowd - Becoming A Cliché/Dub Cliché (Real World 2006)
Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up: Island Girl Dub - Are You Experienced (Collision 2007)
The Black Seeds: Slingshot - Solid Ground (Easy Star 2009)
Deadbeat: Grounation (Berghain Drum Jack) - Roots & Wire (Wagon Repair 2008)
Ian King: Death & The Lady - Panic Grass & Fever Few (Fledg'ling 2009)
Twilight Circus feat. Mykal Rose: A Little Bit More - Binghi Riddim (M Records 2008)
Prince Fatty feat. Hollie Cook: Milk & Honey - Survival of The Fattest (Mr. Bongo 2007)
Roots Manuva: Witness Dub - Dub Come Save Me (Big Dada 2002)
Fat Freddys Drop: Pull The Catch - Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW (The Drop 2009)
Love Trio In Dub feat. U Roy: Flight In Dub (DJ Cil's Organic Mix) - Love Trio In Dub featuring U Roy (Nublu 2006)
Disrupt: Foundation Bit - Foundation Bit (Jahtari 2007)
Aggrolites: Reggae Hit L.A. - Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat 2007)
Ri Ra: 25 O'Clock - Chainstore Massacre (On-U Sound 2002)