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.