Thursday, November 16, 2017

Slim Smith - Living A Life 7'' 1978

Slim Smith solo record from 1978
Living A Life / Version
Slim sadly died in tragic circumstances after suffering prolonged mental illness. This track is directly about that affliction. ''...someone please help me'' ''How can I go on living this life?''... Incredible song! Rhythm track from around 1978 with earlier vocals.




Friday, November 10, 2017

RastFM Family - Upful Music Heartical Vibes

 RastFM Family Promo Mix 2017
Upful music, heartical vibes
RastFM international DJ community
RastFM is all about oneness... 13 resident selectors contribute to bring you this conscious, rootical reggae mixtape, each in their own style and fashion. Modern new roots, steppers, classic roots, revival, dubwize, dancehall..
KETCH THE VIBES


tune in 24/7

10 mins sets by each selector (in order of appearance with regular showtime schedules)

Shikydraks - Live & Give Sessions
Los gatos, California, US.Wednesdays 5am GMT (9pm PT)
DJ NiceUp - Deeply Rooted Sound
Woodland, US.11pm GMT (3pm PT)
 Sister Ahmes - Roots Travel
Paris, France. Mondays 7pm GMT (11am PT)
Selekta Zied - Tunisian Reggae Connection
Tunis.Thursdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
Rockin Rocco - Spiritual Vibrations
London region UK.Thursdays 10pm GMT (2pm PT)
 Selectress Magadushka - Strictly Conscious Vibes
Poland.Wednesdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
 Dub Libertad - Positive Station
Brittany, France. Sundays 5pm GMT (9am PT)
Selector Seb - Catch the Beat
Paris, France. (Seb's taking a break right now) - bigup bredda..
Selector Waynazz - Paint the Town Dread
Newcastle, UK. Mondays 9pm GMT (1pm PT)
Papa Sleng Teng - Oldies But Goodies
Quimper, France. Fridays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
DJ sLee - Live
 California, US. Sundays 3am GMT (9pm PT)
Paul Rootsical - #LoveReggaeMusic Show
 Bradford, UK. Saturdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
Patrick & Tafari Show
Texas, US. Sundays 7pm GMT (11am PT)

Project compiled and mixed down by Paul Rootsical November 2017
-download the mix here-

 
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tribute to Duke Reid CS Dodd & Peckings

 Tribute to the legendary Duke Reid CS Dodd & Peckings
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 21 04/11/2017



Almost 3hrs of Peckings productions & original classics from Treasure Isle & Studio One. Longstanding family conections that go back to the 1950s allow Peckings to release many original foundation riddims voiced by contemporary artists. 
OLD SCHOOL-NEW BLOOD 
Full roster of UK artists from across the years while nuff Jamaican singers pass through. Styles vary from dancehall to lovers rock and outright big people vibes.
Peckings' roots selections have been put on ice for a later session...

Classic rhythm track selection like the HOT MILK, BAD TREATMENT, SOUL REBEL, PEACE & LOVE, FAT BEEF, 54-46, LOVE IS NOT A GAMBLE, BURNING DESIRE, LIVE & LEARN, BLACKBIRDS SINGING, PARTY TIME, ROCKSTEADY, ALWAYS TOGETHER, HOLD ON, DON'T STAY AWAY, LUCKY MAN, LONELY STREET, BREAK UP TO MAKE UP, MY GIRL, QUEEN MAJESTY, THOSE GUYS, RANGLIN ON BOND STREET, INEZ and the Skatalites' NIMROD.
 

Features exerpts from the Reshma B interview with Chris & Duke Peckings. 
Thanks and respect to the 'reggae gal around town' BIGUP...
Continuous mix. 174 mins. 99 tracks.

Tune n to the #LoveReggaeMusic Show each Saturday from 8pm UK time.
Good conscious reggae music 24/7
Tunes that make you move...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 1


Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume One (1976-84)



Revisiting one of my old mixes from 2007. Some excellent roots and roots-dancehall classics back2back, many in the extended 12'' discomix format. Vocals, deejay cuts & dubs. Productions from Junjo Lawes, Niney, Prince Jammy, Sly & Robbie, Jah Shaka and several others. Remix of the Tuff Gong's Roots Rock Reggae Dub and Shaka's earth-shattering dub version of Johnny Clarke's Babylon.

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 20
28/10/2017


Continuous mix. Total 186 minutes. Repost..
I've added some vinyl rips to rar file by Dennis Brown, Nigger Kojak, Jah Thomas, the Tamlins, Carlton Livingstone, The Extension & the Memory of Justice Band.

 https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/
Thanks and respect to rootsman Ben 
& ReggaeSoulLover ..bless

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 2


Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume 2 (1978-84)
Don Carlos & Idren



RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 19
21/10/2017 
 More classic roots and roots-dancehall hit tunes and rarities in a 12'' discomix style with deejay cuts and dub versions. Roots Radics predominant with nuff Junjo Lawes, Sly & Robbie and Prince Jammy productions amongst others. The start of the 1980s was an exceptionally good, creative period for reggae music. The move towards a more dancehall-friendly (and less militant) sound began late in the 70s and borrowed heavily from the traditions and rhythms of rocksteady of over a decade earlier.
Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost..


-download cd1-
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I've added a few 12'' rips to the rar files by Lion Youth, the Mighty Diamonds, Jah Thomas  & Gregory Isaacs from 1981-82.

https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jah Ova Evil Movement

Jah Ova Evil Movement
The roots revival in full effect... 
Roots, culture & reality.



RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode #18 - 14/10/2017
Remembering talented artist Alti George Nunes III - J.O.E. aka Lil' Joe.

Continuous mix. 2.5 hours.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

On The Frontline - Late-80s Digital Dancehall Reality Mix

 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #17
On The Frontline 
Late-80s Digital Dancehall Mix
Reality selection. 



Productions from, among others, Jammys, Firehouse, Music Works, Techniques, Ruddys, Dennis Star, Redman, Rockers International, Red Eye, Skengdon, Incredible music, Shocking Vibes, Music Master, Taurus, TSOJ, Witty & Fashion.


2 part continuous mix. Total 3hrs

One of the greatest concerts i've been to was Augustus Pablo & Junior Delgado in Leeds during the Raggamuffin Year tour in 1988. Young rising stars Little Kirk & White Mice gave surprise performances. Pablo was inspirational... Productions from both Pablo & Jux here.

#LoveReggaeMusic Show Saturdays 8pm UK time
www.rastfm.com
TUNE IN...
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Universal Melody - Fred Locks & IDavid - Bow To HIM 2017




Heartical new release from  
UNIVERAL MELODY RECORDS
FRED LOCKS - BOW TO HIM
 This lovely vocal track features the legendary FRED LOCKS with backing vocals by ISHA BEL on a blazing IDAVID riddim. Final mix by the mighty RUSS DISCIPLE at Backyard Studios UK
IDAVID - POWER OF THE KING
The B-side features a dark thundering instrumental in a meditation style by IDAVID, perfect for building a vibe in big sound system sessions. Final mix by the great DOUGIE CONSCIOUS at Conscious Sounds Studios, London
Produced by IDavid
Executive producer Rockin Rocco

To get a 12'' vinyl copy contact Rocco on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/universalmelodyrecords/

MORE thanks to DUB LIBERTAD

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Attack UK 12''s 1979-81

Attack 12'' Releases 1979-81 
Roots - Lovers Rock - Dancehall
Attack Records, a subsiduary of Trojan, switched from 7'' to 12'' format 1979 - early-1981. Mix of roots, lovers rock and plenty of the emerging roots-dancehall style of the day. Producer like LINVAL THOMPSON, FATMAN, DENNIS BOVELL, CHANNEL ONE, NOEL BAILEY & BARRINGTON LEVY. Vocal and dub versions with deejay vibes from Trinity, Jah Thomas and 2 uncredited MCs (anyone have any ideas?). Two superb extended sides from Sowell Roots. Ashanti Waugh combines elements of Bobby Babylon and D Brown's Yagga Yagga on Babylon Wrong. Dave Richards' Colour of the Rainbow is another highlight. 


Continuous mix. 237 mins.

Episode 15 of the #LoveReggaeMusic Show
23/09/2017 
Tune in each Saturday night at 8pm UK time.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dub Judah Dub Jockey Showcase

RastFM #LoveReggaeMuic Show #14
DUB JUDAH - DUB JOCKEY SHOWCASE
Bringing together Dub Judah productions & collaborations from 1989 to the present. Strictly conscious roots and steppers. Higher vibrations Dubtech style.
Includes sound system classics like BABYLON IS A TRAP, BETTER TO BE GOOD and the uplifting and spiritual JAH SHAKA ROCK. Vocals and dub versions.



 Multi-instrumentalist and producer Dub Judah has long been a favorite of mine for his spiritual approach to the music and the depth of his lyrics. He self-releases on his Dub Jockey label while collaborating with the likes of Alpha & Omega, Black Roots, Gussie P and Dubkasm. He's also been bassie with the Twinkle Brothers since 1990, adding another dimension to their live shows.

Continuous mix. 157 mins.

www.rastfm.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ruffneck Volcano Selection by Papa Sleng Teng

Ruffneck Volcano Selection by 
Selector Papa Sleng Teng
Oldies But Goodies #39 on RastFM

Sleng Teng come with a ruff n tuff Junjo showcase for show 39. Volcano singers mix it with some serious deejay action while the Scientist dub versions fall like rain over killa Roots Radics rhythm track. Selector ST flings down many lesser known but vital tunes including some of Junjo's later releases into the mid-90s. 
3 hour show. LAVA!


Man like Barrington Levy, Ken Boothe, Al Campbell, Johnny Osbourne, Barry Brown, Eek A Mouse, Burro Banton, Yellowman, Sinbad, Jah Mikes, Clint Eastwood,Toyan, Billy Boyo, Leroy Smart, Don Carlos, Junior Delgado, Cocoa Tea, Frankie Paul, Cultural Roots, Michigan & Smiley, Charlie Chaplin, Josie Wales, Early B, Ninja Man and many, many more...

Big respect to Papa Sleng Teng... MASSIVE vibes again!

www.rastfm.com

Sunday, September 3, 2017

COXSONE RHYTHM SHOWER 1 #LoveReggaeMusic #13


RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode 13 02/09/17
COXSONE RHYTHM SHOWER Pt. 1


60+ tracks, version galore.
Cuts from the late 1960s into the 2000s. Nuff deejay action & live sound system recordings. Cousin Marshall is the son of Alton Ellis. I cut out the airhorns lol...

Riddim like the TING A LING, I SHALL BE RELEASED, JUST A GUY/VANITY, WITHOUT LOVE, FEELING SOUL, CALL ON YOU, MR BASSIE, REAL ROCK, THIS OLD MAN, SMILE, BALLISTIC AFFAIR, HI FASHION, SHANK I SHEK & GET IN THE GROOVE, EASY TAKE IT EASY...


Continuous mix. 2hrs.
 Thanks again to the Brixton Rat...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blend Dem RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic 12


RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode 12 
August 12 2017
BLEND DEM

Conscious selections from across the years - 70s 80s 90s 00s - and a crop of brand new releases all go into di blenda... Righteous Chant is an irie new Don Carlos & Christos DC combination. New track by Capital Letters, Judgement Day and the highly original Message Music by new UK outfit Royal Sounds. The new King Mas tune Big Banking on Silly Walks' Onward is stupendous...

Riiddim like WAR, CUSS CUSS, ONWARD, BOTANICAL ROOTS, SENSI ADDICT...




Feat. EVERTON BLENDER, BUSHMAN, FREDDIE MCGREGOR, BOB MARLEY & WAILERS, BURNING SPEAR, GROUNDATION, YOHA & DRAGON TRIBE, DON CARLOS, CHRISTOS DC, KING MAS, CULTURE, TONY REBEL, ALBOROSIE, BLACK UHURU, SLY & ROBBIE, JUNIOR NATURAL, JUNIOR KELLY, CAPLETON, ADMIRAL TIBET, IBA MAHR, JESSE ROYAL, KEZNAMDI, CHRONIXX, EXCO LEVI, KELISSA, JAHMEIL, KABAKA PYRAMID, DENNIS BROWN, MUTABARUKA, INI KAMOZE, MELODY MAKERS, JAH9, SHUGA, RUSS DISCIPLE, BARRY BROWN, NATTALI RIZE, ROYAL SOUNDS, KRISTINE ALICIA, PHIL WATKIS, PERFECT, HORACE FERGURSON, U ROY, PROTOJE, TENOR SAW, KING KONG, BURRO BANTON, CHEZIDEK, RAS MIDAS, BUJU BANTON, TANYA STEPHENS, JAH BOUKS, ADDIS PABLO and CAPITAL LETTERS

Lock in to the #LoveReggaeMusic Show live each Saturday 8PM UK time on RASTFM.COM

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Negus Roots Special Part 2 - Fire House

Negus Roots Special Part 2 + Fire House Selections



The second half of the NEGUS ROOTS story. The Palmer brothers, Michael & Robert 'Flako' originate from Waterhouse but founded Negus Roots in 1980 after a move to the UK. They put out a long series of crucial 12'' and several LPs until the outfit shut down at the end of 1985. Negus Roots came back to life in 2005 when Flako Palmer voiced Neville Brown & Earl 16 for the Kilamanjaro 12''. A dubwize collaboration with Gussie P followed in 2007 - Firehouse Dub.

Begins with early 80s sides from Don Carlos, Lacksley Catell & Junior Reid and some earlier FIRE HOUSE roots 7s before moving on to rub-a-dub & lovers selections and then outright pre-digital dancehall vbes. Nuff dub version. Horace Martin and Neville Brown became the label's biggest stars once Don Carlos & Junior Reid had moved on and Lacksley Castell died. Neville Brown's Haul & Pull Up was a major and memorable hit into the mid-80s. Horace Martin is a highly talented but somehow much underrated singer well represented here. Deejays Johnny Ringo, General Stout & Papa Tullo deh ya. The mix winds down with a few laid back rootsy tunes at the end.

Live broadcast on RastFM.com 05/08/2017


This mix includes several great sides by EDDIE (EDI) FITZROY who passed away this March. He was a roots legend who kept the conscious flame burning through the 1990s in particular. So tribute to the man here... his music will long live on....

Continuous mix. 2hrs 33.
 Negus Roots Part One link
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/negus-roots-special-part-1.html



Friday, July 28, 2017

Deep Roots Show with Brixton Rat

Tuff early roots reggae vinyl mix from a recent show on Tilos Radio Hungary by host Mikey aka Brixton Rat. Mostly early-mid 70s selections with nuff rarities and plenty Coxsone Dodd productions alongside Lee Perry, Niney.... VITAL


Tracklist

Darker Shade of Black / Jackie Mittoo & Soul Vendors (Dodd)
Rejoice Jah Jah Children / Silvertones                        (Perry)
Rasta don’t stop no-one / Stingers                               (Dodd)
Red in a Babylon / Hugh Black                                   (Dodd)
Time to Sow / Count Lasher                                       (Dodd)
Clean up Jamaica / Colin McGregor                           (Dodd)
The Prophet / Ethiopians                                             (Dodd)
You Wrong / Eric & Sugar                                          (Dodd)
Gates of Zion / George Dudley                                    (Dodd)
God I God I Say / Keith Wilson                                   (Dodd)
Know Far I / Ethiopians                                            (Harriott)
Step one Up / Principles                                              (Dodd)
Stand up for your rights / Eric Donaldson                    (Perry)
So Many Problems / Viceroys                                      (Dodd)
Wise Shepard / Prince Jazzbo                                      (Briscoe)
Jah Jah Way / Jackie Bernard                                        (Dodd)
Philistines on the Land / Junior Murvin                        (Perry)
Run Come / Burning Spear                                           (Dodd)
Brother David / Yvette & Levi                                      (Dodd)
Rasta No Born / Jackie Brown                                   (Dragon)
Hey You / Hi Teens                                                       (Dodd)
Jericho Rock / Soul Vendors                                         (Dodd)
Free Man / Ethiopians                                                (Chappy)
Freedom Train / Gladiators                                        (Duchess)
Count Ossie Special / Ossie & Warrikas                     (Mudie)
Zion Land / Maytones                                                 (GGs)
Burning & Looting / Bob Marley                              (Island)
Take a ride / Al Campbell                                             (Dodd)
There must be a fight / Dennis Brown                          (Dodd)
Conscious Dreadlocks / Horace Andy                        (Dodd)
People Quarreling / Alton Ellis                                  (Dodd)
Selection Train / Selected Four                                   (Dodd)
Locus / Leonard Dillon                                                (Dodd)
So Long Rasta call you / Ossie & Warrikas               (Dodd)
Wine of Violence / Freddie McGregor                       (Dodd)
Glory for I / Prospectors                                              (Dodd)
Babylon a fall / King Burnett                                      (Perry)
Economical Heatwave / Robinson                               (Dodd)
Sufferation / Trevor Clarke                                          (Dodd) 
Cutting Razor / Versatiles                                           (Perry)
Maga Down / Viceroys                                                (Dodd)
Madness / Maytones                                                    (GGs) 
Gathering / Invasion                                                    (UK)       

Blessings Mikey! One love...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

World A Reggae Music 6 - Good Vibes 2017


World A Reggae Music vol. 6 - Good Vibes
Part 6 of the global reggae series. New conscious reggae music from around the world, including Thailand, together with some older classics.
Makes up the 2nd half of the live #LoveReggaeMusic Show broadcast on rastfm.com 22/07/17.



Continuous mix. 97 mins.
-download-
Special thanks to BOOMRUSH PROMOTIONS

Vol. 1-5 links
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-brotherhood.htmlhttp://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-jah-works.html
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-revolution-pacifique.htmlhttp://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-peace-unity.html
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/world-reggae-music-5-root-stem-2017.html

Sunday, July 23, 2017

World A Reggae Music 5 - Root & Stem 2017

World A Reggae Music vol. 5 - Root & Stem
I put out 4 volumes by this title between 2009 & 2011 highlighting the growing internationalisation of reggae music as a protest medium and reflection of alternative culture globally. We continue the series 6 years on same way with a fresh set of songs from all 6 continents by artists old and new. Broadcast as a live #LoveReggaeMusic Show podcast on rastfm.com 22/07/17.



Continuous mix. 89 mins.
Special thanks to BOOMRUSH PROMOTIONS and BASSPLATE RECORDS.

Vol. 1-4 links
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-brotherhood.htmlhttp://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-jah-works.html
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-revolution-pacifique.htmlhttp://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/world-reggae-music-peace-unity.html