Friday, March 18, 2011

Cockney Translator, RIP - Playlist for March 18, 2011

Smiley Culture

Mute Beat: Mixed Up -- No. 0 Virgin Dub (Respect 1996)
Val Bennett: The Russians Are Coming (Take 5) -- Trojan Instrumentals Box Set (Trojan 1999)
Guido: Korg Back -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Jah Woosh: Chalice Blaze -- Santic & Friends (Pressure Sounds 1995)
Smiley Culture: Cockney Translation (Fashion 1984)
The Uniques: The Beatitude (Version 2) -- Absolutely Rocksteady (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Angela Prince: No Bother With No Fuss -- Studio One Women (Soul Jazz 2005)
Rhythm & Sound feat. The Chosen Brothers: Mash Down Babylon -- With The Artists (Basic Channel 2003)
Vanya O: O Jah Come Now -- Scoops Singles Of The Month (Scoops 2010)
Vibronics: O Jah Come Now Dub -- Scoops Singles Of The Month (Scoops 2010)
Bjorn Torske: Versjon Wolfenstein -- (Smalltown Supersound 2010)
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System: Bassie Dub II -- Dub From The Secret Vaults (ROIR 2004)
Peabody & Sherman: Ayayaya (Chancha Via Circuito Remix) -- All Your Bass Are Belong To Us (Super Bro 2011)
Mad Professor vs. Scientist: Boo Boo Dub -- At The Dub Table (Ariwa 2002)
Digital Mysticz: Walkin' With Jah (Soul Jazz 2006)
Lexxus: Cook -- Steely & Clevie: Digital Revolution (VP Records 2011)
Twinkle Brothers: Dub From The Mountain -- Dub With Strings (Twinkle 1992)
The Thrillers: I'm Restless -- Safe Travel: The Rare Side Of Rocksteady With Phil Pratt & Friends 1966-68 (Pressure Sounds 2005)
Prince Francis: African Skank -- Studio One Roots 2 (Soul Jazz 2005)
Mafia & Fluxy: Every Knee Shall Bow Dub -- Dub Anthems (Black Arrow 2010)
Five Alarm Funk: The Night Time Is The Right Time -- Voodoo Hairdo (Ind. 2008)
Bonjay: Shotta -- Broughtupsy (Mysteries Of Trade 2010)
Mute Beat: Dub No. 5 -- No. 0 Virgin Dub (Respect 1996)
Guido Vs Scientist: Korg Back Dub -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonic 2010)
Izard & Undivided Roots feat. Jah Woosh: Got To Come Back (Dub Syndicate Records 1980)
Smiley Culture: Police Officer (Fashion 1984)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dub News etc. March 11, 2011

"Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers
Is it on the Bam Bam riddim?
Decide for yourself!

Dry & Heavy: Dawn Is Breaking -- Full Contact (BSI 2000)
Cougars: I Wish It Would Rain -- Jamaica To Toronto: Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic 2006)
Dubmatix feat. Jay Douglas: Celebrate My Love -- System Shakedown (Renegade Rocker 2010)
Toots & The Maytals: Bam Bam -- Trojan Calypso Box (Trojan 2002)
Pliers: Bam Bam (Taxi 1993) Thanks, HQ Music!
Pliers: Murder She Wrote (Sunset)
Chaka Demus & Pliers: Murder She Wrote -- Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (Soul Jazz 2008)
Beverley Road All Stars: Murder She Wrote (Beverley Road 2011)
Jahdan Blakkamoore: Rewind -- Babylon Nightmare (Lustre Kings Productions 2011)
Henry & Louis feat. Pacey: Everyman Different (Mungo's Hi-Fi Remix) (Scotch Bonnet 2011)
Unitone Hi-Fi feat. Coco Solid: Amateur -- Invaderism (Round Trip Mars 2010) Free download from Bandcamp!
Tony Roach: Big Bout Yah/Version (Rythem Track 2011)
James K. Smith: Riding West (Life Music 2011)
Josey Wales: Yu Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me -- Reggae Legends (Greensleeves 2011)
Zap Pow: River -- Voodooism (Pressure Sounds 1996)
Zap Pow: River Stone -- Voodooism (Pressure Sounds 1996)
Jay 5ive & Kromestar: Bass 96 (Bass'n'Love 2011)
Old Apparatus: Old Apparatus (Excerpt) (Deep Medi Muzik 2011) Dip into 17 minutes of Old Apparatus at Soundcloud.
Rhythm & Sound feat. Cornell Campbell: King In My Empire -- Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists (Asphodel 2003)
Freddie McGregor: Bobby Babylon -- Respect To Studio One: 33 Dancehall, Reggae & Ska Hits (Heartbeat 1994)
Miriam Makeba: Naughty Little Flea -- Miriam Makeba (RCA 1960)

Friday, March 4, 2011

"so don't come with no pling, ying, jing/ ding something/calling it poetry"

- Lillian Allen, "One Poem Town" from Women Do This Every Day (Toronto: Women's Press, 1993)


Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) -- Steely & Clevie Play Studio One Vintage (Heartbeat 1992)
Soom T with Disrupt: I Need Weed -- Ode To A Carrot (Jahtari 2011)
Sister Nancy: Only Woman DJ With Degree -- Dancehall: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture (Soul Jazz 2008)
Rhythm & Sound feat. Jennifer Lara: Queen In My Empire -- Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists (Basic Channel 2003)
Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop -- Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Slits: Ping Pong Affair -- Cut (Deluxe Edition) (Island 2009)
Selecter: On My Radio -- The 2Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (Chrysalis 1993)
Up Bustle & Out: Everyday (Butch Cassidy Sound System Remix) -- City Breakers: 18 Frames Per Second (Collision 2006)
Sinead O'Connor: War -- Throw Down Your Arms ("That's Why There's Chocolate & Vanilla" 2005)
Ammoye & Rise Ashen: New Recipe -- Haffi Win (Balanced Records 2010)
Ms. Dynamite: Fall In Love Again -- Dub Selector 3 (Quango 2006)
Marcia Griffiths: Feel Like Jumping -- Club Rock-Steady '68 (WIRL 196?)
Rita Marley & The Soulettes: A Deh Pon Dem-- Do The Push Push: Rocksteady With Studio One (Rock A Shacka Vol. 11)
The Gaylettes feat. Judy Mowatt: Silent River (Runs Deep) -- The Definitive Collection of Federal Records 1964-1982 (VP/17 North Parade 2010)
Sussan Deyhim: Bashad -- Out Of Faze (Venus Rising 2001)
Nora Dean: The Valet -- Trojan Calypso Box (Trojan 2002)
Louise Bennett: Scandal -- Dip & Fall Back: Dr. Kinsey To Haile Selassie Classic Jamaican Mento (Trojan 2006)
Louise Bennett: Cudelia Brown -- Jamaican Folk Songs (Folkways 1954)
Transdub Massiv feat. Tami & Rootz Underground: Mi Nuh Waa Dat -- Negril To Kingston City (Nocturne 2005)
Nina Hagen: African Reggae (CBS 1980)
The Bug feat. Warrior Queen: Insane -- London Zoo (Ninja Tune 2008)
Lillian Allen: One Poem Town -- Conditions Critical (Verse to Vinyl 1987/Festival 1998)
Lillian Allen: Woman Of Many Hands -- Freedom & Dance (Festival 1998)
Susan Cadogan: Hurts So Good -- Sipple Out Deh: The Black Ark Years Jamaican 7"s (Trojan 2010)
Althea & Donna: Uptown Top Ranking -- Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Shella Record: Roots Jamaica -- War Zone (Monica's 197?) Thanks again to P.A. to Da Reggae for this incredible & rare track.
RSD feat. Likkle Mai: Prophecy from Likkle Mai's MySpace page.
Millicent Todd: Pata Pata Rocksteady -- Put On Your Best Dress (Attack 1995)

The Selecter performing "On My Radio" on British TV. The visuals are fuzzy; the sound's slightly weird, but the Two Tone energy & attitude are perfect:

I saw the Selecter at Bookie's in Detroit in 1980something. They were great!