Friday, February 25, 2011

Message Of Old: Playlist for Feb. 25, 2011

Go Feet 1980!

Karl Bryan: 2K Strut -- Studio One Roots Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz 2005)
King Tubby & the Aggrovators: Dawn Dub -- Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings 2010)
Dub Gabriel: Set The Lazer To Destroy The Sun -- Restless Youth EP (Destroy All Concepts 2010)
Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section: Massacre -- Heavyweight Dub/Killer Dub (Blood & Fire 1998)
Lester Sterling: Afrikaan Beat -- Studio One Scorcher (Soul Jazz 2002)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals: African Dub -- African Dub All-Mighty Chapter One & Two (Crazy Joe 2006)
Hey-O-Hansen: Rumble Version -- Sonn Und Mond: Rare & Unreleased Austro-Dub Tracks 1995-2009 (Pingipung 2009)
Dubmatix: Kingdom Dub -- System Shakedown (Renegade Rocker 2010)
Alerth Bedasse & Chin's Calypso Sextet: Guzoo Doctor -- Take Me To Jamaica (Pressure Sounds 2006)
Pluto Shervington: Ramgoat Liver -- The Definitive Collection of Federal Records 1964-82 (17 North Parade/VP 2010)
The Beat: Rough Rider -- I Just Can't Stop It (Go Feet 1980)
Stranger & Patsy: Down At The Train Line -- Queen Patsy & Stranger Cole: Fabulous Songs of Miss Sonia Pottinger Vol. 1 (Rock A Shacka 2007)
Yellowman: Zungguzungguguzungguzeng (Horsepower Productions Dub Version) (Greensleeves 2011)
Mad Professor Meets Marcelinho Da Lua: Cristiania 71 -- In A Dubwise Style (Deckdisc Brasil 2004)
Jackie Mittoo: Dubble Trouble -- Money Makers (Ind. 1978)
The Thrillers: I'm Restless -- Safe Travel: The Rare Side Of Rock Steady (Pressure Sounds 2005)
Kode9 & the Spaceape: Abeng -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Scientist vs. Kode9 & the Spaceape: Abeng Dub -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Joe Higgs & Ken Boothe: Message Of Old -- Studio One Roots Vol. 2 (Soul Jazz 2005)
Errol Brown: Dub In Peace -- Dub Over Dub: 27-Track Dub Extravaganza (Heartbeat 1996)
The Gladiators: Mix Up -- The Front Line Box Set (Virgin 2004)
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Depth Charge -- Dub Voyage (M Records 2000)
Small Axe People: Bubble -- Skank To Skank (Ind. 2010)
Hubert Porter w/ the Tower Islanders: Bargie -- Jamaica-Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux & Associés 2010)
Lord Flea & His Calypsonians: Magic Composer -- Swingin' Calypsos (Capitol 2009)
The Melodians: Swing & Dine -- Trojan Rocksteady Box (Trojan 2002)
Disrupt: Echobombing -- The Bass Has Left The Building (Jahtari 2009)
King Stitt: I For I -- Sound System International Dub (Pressure Sounds 2009)
Ragga Twins: Illegal Gunshot -- Ragga Twins Step Out (Soul Jazz 2008)
Pecker a.k.a. Jah Pelikaho: Dub Jam Rock -- 21st Century Dub (ROIR 1991)

One of these days, we'll have a proper version excursion on Afrikaan Beat, including the jazz/pop original by Bert Kaempfert:

Friday, February 18, 2011

It Began In Africa: Playlist for Feb. 18, 2011

Restless Mashaits: Africa -- Kingston Sessions 1992-2002 (Addis Record 2002)
Hugh Mundell: Africa Must Be Free By 1983 -- Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Greensleeves 1986)
Johnny Clarke: African People -- Dreader Dread: 1976-1979 (Blood & Fire 1998)
Akabu: Africans United -- Warrior Queen (On-U Sound 1995)
Lucky Dube: House Of Exile -- Rough Guide To Lucky Dube (World Music Network 2001)
Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood: African Land -- Reggae Archive (On-U Sound 1994)
Bob Skeng: African Children (Archive 2010)
Jackie Mittoo: I Hear You Madagascar -- Money Makers (Ind. 1978)
Singers & Players feat. Congo Ashanti Roy: African Blood -- Golden Greats Vol. 1 (On-U Sound 1989)
Lord Lebby: Ethiopia -- Dip & Fall Back: Dr. Kinsley To Haile Selassie: Classic Jamaican Mento (Trojan 2006)
Congos: Children Crying - Heart Of The Congos (Blood & Fire 1996)
Jessica: Ying Yang -- Reggae Playground (Putumayo 2006)
Dub Colossus: Black Rose (Sidestepper Remix) -- Return To Addis (Real World 2009)
Noel Ellis: To Hail Salassie [sic] -- Noel Ellis (Light In The Attic 2006)
King Bravo: Haile Selassie -- Dip & Fall Back: Dr. Kinsley To Haile Selassie: Classic Jamaican Mento (Trojan 2006)
Steel An' Skin: Afro Punk Reggae Dub -- Reggae Is Here Once Again (Em Records 2008)
Tommy T: Tribute To The King -- Prester John Sessions (Easy Star 2009)
Rent Boys Inc.: Prester John -- Squeal For Joy EP (Ind. 1983)
Revolutionaries: Kunte Kinte Version One -- Drum Sound: The Revolutionaries At Channel One 1974-1980 (Pressure Sounds 2007)
Revolutionaries: Kunte Kinte (DJ Kentaro Remix) -- Tuff Cuts: DJ Kentaro's Crucial Mix (Pressure Sounds/Beatrec 2008)
Crazy Caribs: Kunte In The Dancehall -- Dancehall Dub (RAS 2004)
Johnny Clarke: Roots Natty -- Dreader Dread: 1976-1979 (Blood & Fire 1998)
Alpha Blondy & The Wailers: Travailler C'est Trop Dur -- Jerusalem (Shanachie 1990)
African Head Charge: Yes I -- Akwaaba (Acid Jazz 1995)
Tony Allen: Moyege (Mark Ernestus Disco Dub) (Honest Jon's 2007)
Restless Mashaits: Africa Dub -- Kingston Sessions 1992-2002 (Addis Record 2002)

The original Congos - Cedric Myton, Ashanti Roy & Watty "King" Burnett - perform Children Crying at the Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, Netherlands in 2009.
They are some righteous Rastafarian elders. Ethio-pi-yup-yup-ya!

Listen to the show here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Reach Out Internationally! Playlist for Feb. 11, 2011

ROIR has been putting out music - at first only on cassette - for over 30 years. Thank God they invented the CD! And ROIR really have reached out internationally over all those years. So on tonight's show, as it turns out, we played tracks from 3 ROIR records - one by Canada's own Twilight Circus, one by Dr. Israel outta Brooklyn, and one by Alpha & Omega, the great British roots reggae duo.

And one of my prized possessions is a cassette tape from 1980 called 21st Century Dub by Japanese percussionist Pecker and an assortment of reggae's greatest musicians, assembled for Mr. Pecker by his friend Bob Marley. It still plays in the 21st century (I think). Go, ROIR, go!

For an extremely limited time, you can send your beloved a ROIR mixtape for Valentine's Day. 10 tracks of reggae, postpunk, Bad Brains... Check it out.


Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Big Youth Intro/One Drop -- Dub From The Secret Vaults (ROIR 2004)
Gregory Isaacs: Dealing -- Basic Replay (Basic Replay 2007)
Dubmatix: Skankin' & Rockin' -- Atomic Subsonic (7Arts Entertainment 2006)
Sluggy Ranks: Nah Bow Down -- Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions Presents Roots Combination (Guidance 2001)
Mad Professor Meets Marcelinho Da Lua: Refazenda -- In A Dubwise Style (Deckdisc Brasil 2004)
Twinkle Brothers: Independent Dub -- Dub With Strings (Twinkle 1992) Thanks, Roots In Control!
Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International: Dread Inna Babylon -- Patterns Of War (ROIR 2005)
Love Grocer: Middle Platt Skank -- Rocking With The Love Grocer (Dubhead 2001)

DUB NEWS for Feb. 2011

Culture: Iron Shapenth Iron - More Culture (Joe Gibbs 1981)
Alpha & Omega: Who Is The Ruler - Sound System Dub (ROIR 1995)
Soom T & Disrupt: Saved By A Ganja Leaf -- Ode To A Carrot (Jahtari 2011)
Dubmatix: System Breakdown -- System Shakedown (7Arts Entertainment 2010)
Small Axe People: Kilamanjaro -- Skank To Skank (Small Axe People 2010)
Tayo & Acid Rockers feat. Pupajim: Vampayaa (RSD Remix) -- Vampayaa 12" Scotch Bonnet 2010)
Yellowman: Zungguzungguguzungguzeng -- Reggae Box (Hip-O 2001)
Yellowman: Zungguzungguguzungguzeng (Horsepower Productions Remix) (Greensleeves 2011)
Pablo Gad: Hard Times -- Don't Call Us Immigrants (Pressure Sounds 2000)

Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling: Bangarang -- Deep Ska (Proper Records 1999)
Monty Morris: Put On Your Best Dress -- Put On Your Best Dress: Sonia Pottinger's Rocksteady (Attack 1990)
Ragga Twins: Shine Eye -- Ragga Twins Step Out (Soul Jazz 2008)
Papa Michigan & General Smiley: One Love Jam Down -- Reggae Box (Hip-O 2001)

Ragga Twins raggafy Black Uhuru's Shine Eye Gal:

Thanks for dubbing with us.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bob! Playlist for Feb. 4, 2011

Glen Adams 1945-2010 R.I.P.

Glen Adams played keyboards for the Hippy Boys & the Upsetters, including all the Bob Marley & the Wailers' Lee Perry sessions. But before that, he was a singer, and after that, he was a producer.

Here he is playing with the Slackers a few years back, performing a version of an old Lee Perry tune, Live Injection:

Stay tuned for a more fulsome tribute very soon on Wake the Town.

Tonight, we honour Bob Marley, whose birthday falls on February 6 every year. It's our 10th annual Marley birthday tribute!

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Trenchtown Rock -- Live! At The Lyceum (Island 1975)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Dracula (Mr. Brown Version) -- The Complete Upsetter Singles 1970-72 Plus Dubs (Cleopatra 2002)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Mr. Brown -- Rasta Revolution (Trojan 1974)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: So Jah Seh -- Natty Dread (Tuff Gong 2001)
Johnny Clarke: Time Will Tell -- Kaya (Island 1978)
Prince Jammy & The Aggrovators: Drums Of Africa -- Dub Gone 2 Crazy (Blood & Fire 1996)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Babylon System -- Survival (Island 1979)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: African Herbsman -- African Herbsman (Trojan 2006)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Africa Unite -- Survival (Island 1979)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Exodus -- Exodus Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong 2001)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Concrete Jungle (Original Unreleased Jamaican Version) -- Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong 2001)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Sun Is Shining -- African Herbsman (Trojan 2006)
Joe Higgs & The Wailers: Sun Is Shining -- Blackman Know Yourself (Shanachie 1990)
Johnny Nash: Comma Comma -- I Can See Clearly Now (Epic 1972)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Caution -- Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong 1999)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: War -- Rastaman Vibration (Island 1976)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Johnny Was -- Rastaman Vibration (Island 1976)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Punky Reggae Party-- Exodus Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong 2001)
Edric Connor: One Solja Man -- Songs From Jamaica (Saland 2008)
Lord Flea: Wheel & Tun Me -- Take Me To Jamaica: The Story Of Jamaican Mento w/ Stanley Motta, Ivan Chin & Ken Khouri 1951-58 (Pressure Sounds 2006)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Walk The Proud Land -- Talkin' Blues (Tuff Gong 1991)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Rebels Hop -- Rasta Revolution (Trojan 1974)
Count Lasher & His Calypsonians: Calypso Cha Cha -- Soundman Shots: The Caribou & Downbeat 78's Story (Complete Roots 2009)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Rockin' Steady (Alternate) -- Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967-1972 (JAD 1999)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Zimbabwe -- Survival (Island 1979)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Rastaman Chant -- Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong 2001)