Friday, October 7, 2011

Correction Train: Playlist for Oct. 7, 2011

Train of corrections follows the playlist...

Little Axe: Wake The Town -- The Wolf That House Built (Okeh 1994)
Big Sugar feat. Tim Chaisson: If I Were Heaven (Tonight) -- Revolution Per Minute (Bread & Water 2011)
Dubsalon: Twisted Dub -- Durban Chamber (iD.EOLOGY 2011) Free download available here!
Citizen Sound feat. Prince Blanco & Ammoye: Rebel Dub -- Citizen Sound (Renegade Media 2010)
Monty Alexander: Running Away -- Harlem-Kingston Express (Motema 2011)
Grace Jones: Hurricane Dub -- Hurricane Dub (PIAS 2011)
Augustus Pablo: Ammagiddeon Dub -- Message Music: Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions (Pressure Sounds 2011)
Sly & Robbie: Demolition City Dub -- David Rodigan's Dubwize Shower (Republic Of Music 2011)
King Midas Sound: Earth A Kill Ya -- Waiting For You (Hyperdub 2009)
Disrupt: True Creators -- Foundation Bit (Jahtari 2007)
Soom T & Disrupt: I Need Weed -- Ode To A Carrot (Jahtari 2011)
King Tubby: Mount Zion Dub -- Father Of Dub (Delta 2000)
Suns Of Arqa: On Hearing A Name Long Unspoken -- Stranger Music (Arka Sound 2011)

Jackie Mittoo: Peanie Wallie -- Now (Bamboo 1970) Thanks to Funkytown Soul!
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Mr. Brown -- The Complete Upsetter Singles 1970-1972 Plus Dubs (Cleopatra 2002)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Dracula (Mr. Brown Version) -- The Complete Upsetter Singles 1970-1972 Plus Dubs (Cleopatra 2002)
Carey Johnson: Correction Train (Money Disc 1972) Thanks to Sidewalk Doctor!
Selected Few: Selection Train (Money Disc 1972) Thanks to Roots from the Yard!

New Age Steppers: Fade Away -- New Age Steppers (On-U Sound 2011)
Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell: Dub Position -- Ghosts Outside (Domino 2011)
Paris Year feat Ghetto Priest: Land Of Kush -- Dubvisions (Hammerbass 2002)
See-I: Disturbancy (Face To Face) -- See-I (Fort Knox 2011)
Al Jawala: Another Dance Dub (Umberto Echo Remix) -- King Size Dub Chap. 15 (Echo Beach 2011)
Dry & Heavy: Tiger Claw Dub -- King Jammy Meets Dry & Heavy In The Jaws Of The Tiger (BSI Records 2001)
Kode9: Stung -- Box Of Dub 2: Dubstep & Future Dub (Soul Jazz 2008)

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OK Here's the real (?) deal with the Peanie Wallie (aka Peenie Wally) riddim:

The opening bars of the Wailers' "Mr. Brown" do indeed refer to "Peanie Wallie" but it's the Wailers' "Duppy Conqueror" that's actually ON the "Peanie Wallie" riddim. Check it out.
Here's Jackie Mittoo:

Here's the Wailers:

To make matters a little more complicated, the Wailers never acknowledged that they were borrowing Jackie's riddim, so confusion reigns to this day over who came first.
And then, to compound it all, there's a story floating around out there that "originally" this riddim was to be the basis of "Mr. Brown" but it ended up being used for "Duppy Conqueror" instead, which meant that it fell to the Wailers' keyboard player, the great Glen Adams, to come up with new music for "Mr. Brown."
Both songs deal with the supernatural: "Mr. Brown" tells of a coffin, "chauffeur-driven around" by crows; in "Duppy Conqueror," Marley claims that he can get the better of any ghost. The two songs seem to be inextricably linked, hence the confusion (?)
One further correction: the Selected Few's "Selection Train"was released before Carey Johnson's "Correction Train" and should have been played first in tonight's version excursion.
And, last but not least, on a personal note, the spoken word introduction to "Correction Train" is most familiar to me as it was sampled on Dub Syndicate's "No Dog Barks" from the killer album "Stoned Immaculate":

"This is your popular station, where the music comes first. And it's comin' on strong. Strong strong strong!"

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