Friday, November 25, 2011

Give Thanks To Be Part: Playlist for Nov. 25, 2011

(Trojan 1981)
Welcome to our Thanksgiving "Give Thanks & Praises" special.
You don't need no ticket, just thank the Lord!

Donovan Carlos: Be Thankful -- Randy's 17 North Parade: Clive Chin Productions (Pressure Sounds 1997)
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Give Thanx -- The Return Of Pipecock Jackson (Black Star Liner 1980)
The African Brothers: Give Thanks & Praises -- Mysterious Nature (Discograph 2004)
Bim Sherman: Thanks & Praises -- Haunting Ground (RDL Records 1986)
Devon Russell: Thanks & Praise (Studio 1) Found in the online treasure trove mistakenly labeled "Complete Studio 1 Recordings!!!" It's vast, but not complete!!!
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Thank You Lord -- Songs Of Freedom (Tuff Gong 1999)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Thank You Lord (Alternate) (Trojan 1981)
Dubblestandart feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry: Give Thanks & Praises (Megaton 3) -- Return From Planet Dub (Collision 2009)
Phillip Fullwood: Thanks & Praises -- Spear Burning: Burning Spear Productions 1975-1979 (Pressure Sounds 2001)
Dubmatix Meets Howie Smart: Give Thanks & Praise -- Hard Road (7Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix feat. Ranking Joe: Give Thanks & Praise -- Renegade Rocker (7Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix feat. Ranking Joe: Give Thanks & Praise (Citizen Sound Remix) -- Citizen Sound (Renegade Media 2010)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Give Thanks & Praise -- Confrontation (Island 1983)
The Impressions: People Get Ready -- People Get Ready (Kent 1984)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: One Love/People Get Ready -- Birth Of A Legend (Calla 1977)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: One Love/People Get Ready (12" version) (Island 1997)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: One Love/People Get Ready Dub -- The Secret Blackwell Dubs (online bootleg) Thanks to Life In Monochrome for this mysterious item.
Horace Andy: Thank You Lord -- Feel Good All Over: Anthology 1970-1976 (Trojan 2002)
Bunny Clarke: Be Thankful (For What You've Got) -- Sipple Out Deh: The Black Ark Years Jamaican 7"s (Trojan 2010)
Jackie Mittoo: Be Thankful -- Now (Bamboo 1970) Thanks to Funkytown Soul!
Kodama (Echo) From Dub Station: Give Thanks (Radio Edit) -- 1982/2002 (Victor JP 2002)
Normaa: Give Thanks To Be Part (Jahtari 2006)
Junior Byles: The Thanks We Get -- Beat Down Babylon: The Upsetter Years (Trojan 1998)
Bass Clef: Thank You For Starting Fires -- A Smile Is A Curve That Straightens Most Things (Blank Tapes 2006)
Junior Ainsworth: Thanks & Praise -- The Upsetters with Lee Perry & Friends: Build The Ark (Trojan 1990)
Bad Brains: Give Thanks & Praises -- Build A Nation (Megaforce 2007)
One Blood: Be Thankful For What You Got -- Hustle! Reggae Disco (Soul Jazz 2002)

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All 7:55 of One Blood's beautiful version of Be Thankful:

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Got fe bruck rockstone": Playlist for Nov. 18, 2011

Rhygin Records really delivers the "revival sounds of now" by producing roots reggae of startling originality in 21st century California.

Karyl Walker of the Jamaica Observer tells, with 'expert timing," the story of Ivanhoe 'Rhygin' Martin, the bandit/folk hero whose gunslinging career inspired the story of "Ivan" from the movie The Harder They Come.
Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra: Ghost Planet (Live on Later With Jools Holland)
Big Sugar: Counterfeit Wings (Are Some Jive) -- Revolution Per Minute (Bread & Water 2011)
Bonjay: Frawdulent -- Broughtupsy (Mysteries of Trade 2010)
Noiseshaper: Dunk (Adrian Sherwood Remix) -- King Size Dub Chapter 15 (Echo Beach 2011)
Tack>>Head: Funky President -- Sharehead (Not yet released! -- due out 2012 on Echo Beach)
Black Roots: Pin In The Ocean (Bristol Archive Download 2011)
Pad Anthony: Bargain For -- King Jammy: A Man & His Music, Vol. 2: Computer Style (RAS Records 1992)
Pablove Black: Mr. Music -- The Legendary Studio One Records (Soul Jazz 2011)
Grace Jones: Sunset Dub -- Hurricane Dub (PIAS 2011)
Augustus Pablo: Please Sunrise -- This Is Augustus Pablo (17 North Parade 2011)
Augustus Pablo: Guiding Red -- This Is Augustus Pablo (17 North Parade 2011)
Sandollar Sound: The Way -- Rhygin Showcase (Rhygin 2011)
Generation Rockers: Coast To Coast -- Rhygin Showcase (Rhygin 2011)
Peter Tosh: Jah Man Inna Jamdung -- Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia 2011)
King Midas Sound: Tears (Kiki Hitomi revoice) -- Without You (Hyperdub 2011)
Prince Fatty & the Mutant Hi-Fi: Black Powder -- Return Of The Gringo (Original Soundtrack) (Mr. Bongo 2011)
Dubmatix: Wobble Weeble (G Corp Remix) -- Clash of the Titans: System Shakedown Remixes (Collision Cause of Chapter 13 2011)
Dub Vulture Meets The Scientist: Rocket Snarl -- Snarl! (Ind. 2011)
Lord Fly with Dan Williams & His Orchestra: Medley: Linstead Market/Hold 'im Joe/Dog War A Matches Lane/Mandeville Rd. -- Take Me To Jamaica (Pressure Sounds 2006)
Harry Belafonte: Go Down Emmanuel Road -- Jump Up Calypso (RCA Victor 1961) Thanks to Thanx God for the digital download. Thanks to my Mum and Dad for growing me up on the music of Harry Belafonte!
Count Owen: Emmanuel Road -- Come Let's Skalipso (Kentone 1960s) Thanks to Ska & Ska-JaZz!
T.O.K.: Galang Gal -- Diwali Riddim (Greensleeves 2002)
Roots Manuva: Bust It -- 4everevolution (Big Dada 2011)
Pinch & Shackleton: Monks On The Rum -- Pinch & Shackleton (Honest Jon's 2011)

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Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra on Jools Holland's show:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

"This is the story of the drum" -- Playlist for Nov. 11, 2011

The Mighty Two: War -- No Bones For The Dogs: Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-79 (Pressure Sounds 2002)
Tack>>Head: Exodus (Dubvisionist Dub Mix) (Echo Beach/Irie Ites 2011)
King Tubby: 100% of Dub -- 100% of Dub (Select Cuts 2005)
Lyn Taitt & Baba Brooks Band: Dog War Jump Up -- Independence Jump Up Calypso (Charly 2006)
Dub Trinity: Alexandria (Dubmatix Remix) -- Alexandria (And Other Cautionary Tales) (Ind. 2011)
Big Sugar: Little Bit A All Right -- Revolution Per Minute (Bread & Water 2011)

Jackie Mittoo: Drum Song -- The Keyboard King At Studio One (Universal Sound 2000)
Devon Russell: Drum Song -- Studio One Roots (Soul Jazz 2001)
Wayne Jarrett: Holy Mount Zion -- Wackies Sampler Vol. 2 (Wackies 2005)
Krystoff: Holy Mount -- Drum Song Source Codes EP (Jahtari 2005) Free downloads here, and see below for more information on this project.
Willie Lindo & The Charmers Band: Drum Song -- Trojan 35th Anniversary Box (Trojan 2003)
Prince Jammy & Jackie Mittoo: Drum Song Dub -- Trojan Foundation Dub (Trojan 2002)
Augustus Pablo: Ammagideon Dub -- Message Music: Augustus Pablo's Digital Productions 1986-1994 (Pressure Sounds 2011)
Disrupt: Jah Red Gold And Green -- Drum Song Source Codes EP (Jahtari 2005) Free downloads here, and see below for more information on this project.
Jackie Mittoo: Drum Song -- Let's Put It All Together (United Artists 1975)

Ghetto Priest: Ghetto Life -- The Lion Of Judah Hath Prevailed (2011)
Little Axe: Early In The Morning -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (On-U Sound 2011)
New Age Steppers: Conquer -- Rare & Unreleased: 17 Exclusive Tracks (On-U Sound Download 2009)
African Head Charge: Good Things -- Off The Beaten Track (On-U Sound 2011)
Creation Rebel feat. Jah Woosh: Give Me Power -- Starship Africa (On-U Sound 2011)
Creation Rebel: Original Power -- Starship Africa (On-U Sound 2011)
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Like The Way You Should (Digital Mystikz Remix) -- Nu Sound & Version (On-U Sound 2011)
Deadbeat: First Quarter (Scuba Remix) (BLKRTZ 2011)
Bally Sagoo feat. Asha Boslie: Chura Liya -- Bollywood Flashback (Columbia 1994)
The Mighty Two: War Is Over -- No Bones For The Dogs: Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-79 (Pressure Sounds 2002)

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From, more info on DRUM SONG SOURCE CODES EP:

Our second Jahtari-EP comes as an experimental kind of ‘One-Riddim-Sampler’.
Riddims present the core of the musical sytem of Reggae and are in most cases
not much more than a particular bassline-loop that forms the basis for 
countless versions. See it as something like an Open Source Code for music - 
while in many cases the true origin of a riddim is lost in history the 
versions, mutations and transformations of it highly contributed to the 
continual evolution of Reggae. The goal is always to add something new to the
riddim. That started off with ‘Dub versions’ (no voice, structuring by sound 
and effects) or ‘DJ versions’ (somebody toasting over a riddim) decades ago.
The idea of our EP was then to extend this spirit way over the closed system
of Reggae and Dub. I chose the ‘DRUM SONG’-riddim, an old piece by the STUDIO 
ONE backing band ‘Sound Dimension’ and one of the most versioned riddims 
ever, sent the MIDI-data of it to several musician friends from VERY 
different fields and asked them for a version. Since everybody started out 
with exactly the same fistful of MIDI-notes it’s highly interesting to hear 
to what spheres the riddim finally took off. From Digital Roots Reggae 
(disrupt, krystoff) over the variations of Electronica (lingam cutter, 
noisebeyondsilence, parmon) up to the bitcrushed 8bit-aesthetic of 
ovr thrustr the principle is truly transcending. So be prepared for 
something entirely different!
Also for download HERE is, of course, the Source Code of the riddim. Exactly
the same thing every artist got as a start for their track. Feel free to 
experiment around with that! If you’re interested in working with us on a 
riddim for a Jahtari release - or you’d like us to work on one of your 
riddims - please write! There’s a huge difference between riddim-versioning 
and remixing, so keep that in mind. But suggestions, ideas and any kind of 
feedback are always highly welcome!
For more infos on the riddim sytsem in general check our THEORY and REGGAE 
HISTORY sections or the highly recommended articles on that topic on 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pledge Now! -- Playlist for Nov. 4, 2011

Adrian Sherwood: Monkey See Monkey Dub -- Becoming A Cliché (Real World 2006)
Dub Syndicate: No Dog Barks -- Stoned Immaculate (On-U Sound 1991)
Sir Coxsone Sound: Capitol Radio -- Evolution Of Dub Vol. 5: The Missing Link (Greensleeves 2010)
Clandestine feat. Ned Sublette: Radio Rhythm Dub -- New York Noise 2 (Soul Jazz 2006)
The Clash feat. Mikey Dread: Radio One -- Lost Treasures This online-only compilation is available for download from the excellent punk blog Mondo De Muebles.
Singers & Players feat. Mikey Dread: Autobiography -- Disco Plates Collection Vol. 2 (On-U Sound 1998)
Joe Higgs: Mother Radio -- Family (Shanachie 1988) Thanks to Roots Station!
The Selector: On My Radio -- 2Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (Chrysalis 1993)
Tackhead: Stealing -- Friendly As A Hand Grenade (TVT Records 1989)
The Slits: FM -- Cut (Deluxe Edition) (Island 2009)
Lee "Scratch" Perry: International Broadcaster (Moody Boyz Remix) -- Nu Sound & Version (On-U Sound 2011)

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