Saturday, July 16, 2011

Drawn & Quartered: Playlist for July 15, 2011

The CD cover is actually shiny black letters
on a matte black background.
I couldn't see it in the record store.
Neither, at first, could the clerk.
None more black!

Monty Alexander: King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown (Live) -- Harlem-Kingston Express Live (Motema 2011)
Hollie Cook feat. Horseman: Cry (Disco Mix) -- Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo 2011)
Count Alert w/ Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band: In The Park -- Trojan Calypso Box (Trojan 2002)
New Age Steppers: Izalize -- The New Age Steppers (On-U Sound 2011)
African Head Charge: Undulating -- Voodoo Of The Godsent (On-U Sound 2011)

Deadbeat: Drawn & Quartered (BLKRTZ 2011)
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter (The Vampire of Mumbai)
Fourth Quarter (Cala's House)
Plateau Quarter (Hope in Numbers)

The Silvertones: Rejoice Jah Jah Children -- Trojan Roots Box (Trojan 2002)
The Upsetters: Rejoicing Skank -- Dub Echoes (Soul Jazz 2009)
Jah Lion: Colombia Colly -- Colombia Colly (Island 1976) Thanks to Roots In Control!
Chief Checker: Ire Africa -- Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump (Strut 2008)
Toots & The Maytals feat. Bonnie Raitt: Premature -- Light Your Light (Concord Music 2007)
Dubxanne: Spirits In A Material World -- The Police In Dub (Echo Beach 2008)
Derek Allen: Spirits In The Material World -- DJA EP (Mad Decent 2011) Free download available here.


  1. Drawn & Quartered is great. I liked hearing the whole thing, which is beautiful.

    But I gotta tell you that every time you play a song from that new African Head Charge, within seconds my ears perk up, my eyes bug out, my brain stops everything else that I'm thinking about and I ask, "What IS that?" I am in love with this record. Voodoo Of The Godsent is the best thing I've heard in such a long time. I know it's only July, but... I don't see how anybody else is going to top that reaction! BEST ALBUM OF 2011.

    I'd better not say more...

    Does this make sense to you?

  2. I'm afraid it makes perfect sense to me. On Songs of Praise (1990) and In Pursuit of Shashamane Land (1993), African Head Charge were working toward something. It took 18 years to get there, but they don't call this album godsent for nothin'. This is On-U nirvana.