Friday, July 29, 2011

Freedom Day: Playlist for July 29, 2011

"We're gonna walk we're gonna walk
Walk walk walk
Down Freedom Street"

Emancipation Day, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834, is being celebrated in Windsor this weekend. The celebration of Emancipation Day, a long-standing local tradition that lapsed in the wake of the Detroit riots, was revived in 2008, as you can read in the Windsor Star article from which the above photo was borrowed.

Joe Higgs & Karl Masters: Journey to Freedom -- Sounds & Pressure, Vol. 6 (Pressure Sounds 2008)
Burning Spear: Slavery Days -- Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost (Island 1976)
Ghetto Priest: The Slave's Lament (live) -- I Murder Hate (Recorded live in Stirling UK March 14, 2009) Thanks to Exile On Moan Street!
Gregory Isaacs: Slave Market -- Soon Forward (Virgin 1979) Thanks to Rootstyle Reggae Roots!
Junior Delgado: Sons of Slaves -- Lee "Scratch" Perry & Friends: Open The Gate (Trojan 1989)
Earth, Roots, & Water: Liberation -- Innocent Youths (Light In The Attic 2008 1977)
Earth & Stone: Free Black Man -- Kool Roots (Pressure Sounds 1996)
Roy Richards: Freedom Blues -- Roy Richards (Studio One 1960s?)
Gregory Isaacs: Slavemaster -- Mr. Isaacs (Blood & Fire 2001)
Gregory Isaacs, feat. Dillinger: Take A Dip -- Mr. Isaacs (Blood & Fire 2001)
Augustus Pablo: Slave Master's Execution -- Jah Inspiration (Recall 2001)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Slave Driver (live, 1973) -- Talkin' Blues (Tuff Gong 1991)
Culture: Too Long In Slavery -- The Front Line Box Set (Virgin 2001)
Skin, Flesh, & Bones Meets The Revolutionaries: Slavery Dub -- Fighting Dub 1975-79 (Hot Pot Records 2006)
Derrick Harriott: Slave (12" version) -- Riding The Roots Chariot: Derrick Harriot (Pressure Sounds 1998)
Toots & The Maytals: Redemption Song -- Pressure Drop: The Best Of Toots & The Maytals (Trojan 1997)
Mossman & Bunny: Freedom Version -- Message In The Dub (Dispensation Records 1999)
Willi Williams: Slave -- Messenger Man (Blood & Fire 2005)
Willi Williams: Slave Dub -- Messenger Man (Blood & Fire 2005)
Ken Boothe: Freedom Day -- Blood Brothers (Trojan 1978) Thanks to Filé Reggae Downloads!
Gregory Isaacs: Set The Captives Free -- Mr. Isaacs (Blood & Fire 2001)
Glen Brown: No More Slavery -- Check The Winner 1970-74 (Greensleeves 1989) Thanks to P.A. To Da Reggae!
Ishan People: I Shall Be Released -- Roots (GRT 1976)
Ken Boothe: Freedom Street -- Rock Steady: The Roots Of Reggae (Moll-Seleckta 2009)
Ghetto Priest: Strange Cargo -- Vulture Culture (On-U Sound 2003)
Youssou N'Dour: Redemption Song -- Dakar/Kingston (Emarcy 2011)
Playing For Change: Redemption Song -- Songs Around The World, Vol. 2 (Hear Music 2011)

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