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!

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