Saturday, March 31, 2012

"There's a big difference...: Playlist for March 23, 2012

"There's a big difference between a big piece of art with a little shit in the middle and a big piece of shit with a little art in the middle. One's a piece of art. The other's a piece of shit."  -- Lenny Bruce

The Black Seeds: Dust And Dirt -- Dust And Dirt (Easy Star 2012)
1-Stop-Experience: Peeping Tom -- Peeping Tom (Ind. 2011)
Blue Glaze Mento Band: Slide Mongoose -- We Will Wait (Bilmon 2011)
Dubmatix feat. Jay DouglasCelebrate My Love -- System Shakedown (Renegade Rocker 2010)
Dubmatix feat. Jay Douglas: Celebrate My Love (Victor Rice Dub) -- Clash of the Titans: System Shakedown Remixes (Collision 2011) 


Dub Iration Soundsystem feat. Dubmatix: Ghetto Life -- The Lost Books of Dub (Ind. 2012)
George Faith: Guide Line -- Produced And Directed By The Upsetter (Pressure Sounds 1998)
The Upsetters: Dub Line -- Produced And Directed By The Upsetter (Pressure Sounds 1998)
Kenny Knots: Love Light (Dubstep Remix by BunZerO) (Reggae Roast 2012)
Dennis Brown: Cassandra -- Live At The Turntable Club (VP/17 North Parade 2012)
Joshua Moses: Jah Time Has Come -- Joshua To Jashwha - 30 Years In The Wilderness (Bristol Archive 2012)
The Bleechers: What's Wrong With You -- High Plains Drifter: Lee Perry & the Upsetters Jamaican 45's 1968-73 (Pressure Sounds 2012)
The Heptones: No Bread On My Table -- Deep Roots Observer Style  (VP/17 North Parade 2012)
Page One & The Observers: Nuff Bread On Our Table  -- Deep Roots Observer Style  (VP/17 North Parade 2012)
Pole: Pirol -- Waldgeschichten 2 (Ind. 2012) 
Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras meet The Congos: Happy Song -- Icon Give Thank (RVNG Intl. 2012) 
The Congos: Education Of Brainwashing  -- Congo Ashanti (Congos 2003)
General Strike: Interplanetary Dub -- Danger In Paradise (Staubgold 2012)
Cutty Ranks: Stopper -- Fashion In Fine Style: Fashion Records Significant Hits Vol. 1 (Fashion/Believe Digital 2012)
Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell: Psychic Life -- Psychic Life (Cherry Red 2011)

Keith LeBlanc feat. Lenny Bruce: Comedy of Errors -- Stranger Than Fiction (Nettwerk 1989)

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

From the Irie land of Ireland... Playlist for March 16, 2012

The version of Dawn Penn's "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" that we played tonight was not actually the original (shown above) but rather a remake without the interpolation of U-Roy chanting "Wake the town and tell the people about a musical disc comin' your way."
Sorry, Desmond!  This mistake will be rectified, soon come.

SinĂ©ad O'Connor: Y Mas Gan -- Throw Down Your Arms ("That's why there's chocolate and vanilla" 2005)
Willie Cobbs: You Don't Love Me -- Blues: La grande anthologie (1925-1962) (Body & Soul 2003)
Dawn Penn: You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) -- Reggae Love Songs - 50 Jamaican Lovers Classics (Trojan 2008)
Prince Far I: Yes Yes Yes (12" Mix w/ Errol Holt) -- Silver & Gold 1973-1979 (Blood & Fire 2005)
Mungo's Hi Fi feat. Mr Williamz: Computer Age -- Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet 2011)
Sunshot Band: Dr. Bash -- Dial M For Murder In Dub Style (Pressure Sounds 2011)
Squattin Mobile Studio: Walter's Sugar Cubes -- Dub Dimensions (Ajnavision 2011)
Hey-O-Hansen: Please -- We So Horny (Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Sonya Spence: Where Is The Love -- Reggae Songbirds: 17 Great Tracks From The High Note Label (Heartbeat 2010)
Sly & Robbie: Dirty Flirty -- Blackwood Dub (Groove Attack 2012)
Citizen Sound: Come What May (feat. Treson) -- Citizen Sound (Renegade Media 2010)
Stiff Little Fingers: Johnny Was -- Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 1989)
Phoenecia: Two-Part Invention For Bodhran & Computer -- Demissions (DETUND 2011)
Barbie Gaye: My Boy Lollypop -- Jumping The Shuffle Blues: Jamaican Sound System Classics 1946-1960 (Fantastic Voyage 2011)
Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop -- Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Prince Fatty & The Mutant Hifi: Blondes Have More Guns -- Return of the Gringo (Original Soundtrack) (Mr. Bongo 2011)
International Observer: Popcorn (BDO Opium Den Remix) -- J. Star & Dr. Cat Present Dub Zealand (Green Queen 2011)
Laurel Aitken: Sweet Chariot -- Looking Back (The Jamaican Chart Toppers of 1958 & 1959 (Sunrise 2011)
Black Dub: Canaan -- Black Dub (Jive 2010)
The Congos: Education Of Brainwashing -- Congo Ashanti (Congos 2003)
Dave & Ansil Collins: Doing Your Thing -- Dave & Ansil Collins In Toronto (G Clef 1974)
Ri Ra: 25 O'clock -- Chainstore Massacre (On-U Sound 2002)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Love is all I bring" -- International Women's Day Special March 9, 2012

was the grandmother of Jamaican music, dialect poetry and comedy. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the 1940s, and performed extensively in the US in the 1950s during the "calypso" boom.
She returned to Jamaica to help create the little theatre movement, and delivered "Miss Lou's Views" on the radio from 1966 to 1982.
After moving from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale and settling in Toronto, Miss Lou said:

Dub Project feat. Shyama: Joy -- The Dub Project: A Twilight Production (M Records 2004)
Louise Bennett: Brown Girl In The Ring -- Children's Jamaican Songs & Games (Folkways 1957)
Millicent Todd: Fire In Your Wire -- Queen Patsy & Stranger Cole Fabulous Songs of  Miss Sonia Pottinger Vol. 1 (Rocka Shacka 2007)
Cooly G: Craze Refix -- Dub Organiser Vol. 1 (Dub Organizer 2010)
Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell: TIghtrope -- Psychic Life EP (Cherry Red 2011)
The Dice: Judy Nylon -- Pal Judy (On-U Sound 1982)
1 Stop Experience: Mentally Ska'd -- Peeping Tom (Ind. 2011)
Mwanamke Mwfrika: Black Woman -- African Woman Abroad (African Woman 1982)
New Age Steppers: Conquer -- Love Forever (On-U Sound 2012)
Rita Marley: Pied Piper (Rio 1966)
Judy Mowatt: I Shall Sing -- Reggae Songbirds: 17 Great Tracks From The High Note Label (Heartbeat 2010)
Marcia Griffiths: Hurting Inside -- Reggae Songbirds: 17 Great Tracks From The High Note Label (Heartbeat 2010)
Mungo's Hi-Fi feat. Soom T: Bad Bad Boy -- Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet 2011)
Louise Bennett: Me Want Me Daughter -- Jamaican Folk Songs (Folkways 1954)
Lillian Allen feat. Anta Allen: We Are The Future -- Freedom & Dance (Verse To Vinyl 1987)
Lillian Allen: Dis Ya Mumma Earth (Peace Poem) -- Conditions Critical (Verse To Vinyl 1987)
Ranking Ann: Feminine Gender -- Method To The Madness (Trojan 2005)
Hortense Ellis: Hell & Sorrow -- Keep The Pressure Down (Prestige Elite 2004)
Sonya Spence: Talk Love  -- Reggae Songbirds: 17 Great Tracks From The High Note Label (Heartbeat 2010)
Jessica: Ying Yang -- Reggae Playground (Putumayo 2006)
Ammoye & Rise Ashen: Haffi Win -- Haffi Win (Balanced Records 2010)
Althea & Donna: Uptown Top Ranking -- Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Est'elle & Joni Rewind: Uptown Top Ranking -- An England Story: The Culture of the MC in the UK 1984-2008 (Soul Jazz 2008)
Dub Colossus: Uptown Top Ranking -- Addis Through The Looking Glass (Real World 2011)
Black Chow: Wonderland -- Wonderland EP (Jahtari 2011)
Candy MacKenzie & The Upsetters: Long Enough -- The Return Of Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds 2011)
Bonjay: Creepin -- Broughtupsy (Mysteries Of Trade 2010)

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Louise Bennett and others explore the origins of Jamaican music in ring games and digging songs. Fascinating!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Time Is A Moment In Space: Playlist for March 2, 2012

Easy Star Allstars feat. Horace Andy: Airbag -- Radiodread (Easy Star 2006)
Easy Star Allstars: An Airbag Saved My Dub-- Radiodread (Easy Star 2006)
1-Stop Experience: Headless Chicken -- Peeping Tom (Ind. 2011)
Little Axe: Seeing Red -- If You Want Loyalty, Buy A Dog (On-U Sound 2011)
Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators: Golden Rule Dub -- Dub Will Change Your Mind (King Spinna 2011)
Blue Glaze Mento Band: Wheel & Turn Me -- We Will Wait (Bilmon 2011)
Dub Colossus feat. Tirudel Zenebe: Wehgene (Almamegretta Remix) (2012)
Gregory Isaacs: No Speech, No Language -- Love Is Overdue (Snapper 2011)
Sly & Robbie: Frenchman Code -- Blackwood Dub (Groove Attack 2012)
Lee Perry: What A Good Woodman -- Trojan Presents Ska (Trojan 2011)
Ken Boothe: Who Gets Your Love -- Phil Pratt Thing (Pressure Sounds 1999)
Sunshot Band: Who Gets Your Dub -- Dial M For Murder In Dub Style (Pressure Sounds 2011)
Citizen Sound feat Richard Underhill: Riddim Culture -- Citizen Sound (Renegade Media 2010)
Stereo MC's: City Lights (Dub) (Umberto Echo Remix) -- Dub The World (Echo Beach 2010)
Laurel Aitken: Sweet Chariot -- Looking Back: The Jamaican Chart Toppers of 1958 & 1959 (Sunrise 2011)
Solo Banton: Music Addict (Jahtari 2011)
Dub Trio: Drive By Dub (Live) -- Cool Out & Coexist (ROIR 2007)
Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen: Inadjiwowin - Unity of Culture -- One Nation (Balanced Records 2011)
Mungo's Hi-Fi feat. Soom T: Bad Bad Boy -- Forward Ever (Scotch Bonnet 2011)
Dean Fraser: Have Mercy -- Big Up (Island Jamaica Jazz 1997)
Unitone Hi-Fi: Daktari (Audio Safari) -- Wickedness Increased (Incoming! 1995)
Rhombus In Dub: Dem Only Know (Dem Only Dub Mix) -- JStar & Dr. Cat Present Dub Zealand (Green Queen 2011)
Lord Power: Chambolia -- Dip & Fall Back: Dr. Kinsley to Haile Selassie (Trojan 2006)
New Age Steppers: Revelation -- Love Forever (On-U Sound 2012)
Wayne Smith: Time Is A Moment In Space -- The Crowning Of Prince Jammy (Pressure Sounds 1999)
Dubmatix feat. Ammoye, Henrii & Kulcha Ites: Push -- Renegade Rocker (7Arts Entertainment 2008)

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