Saturday, January 23, 2010

Original Jamaica Ska Sound 1963-67

The authentic 60's Jamaican ska sound. Jump up revivals, party dance jives, revised traditionals and singerman boasts. Nice, nice time... put on your dancing shoes! Featuring: Justin Hinds & The Dominos, Roland Alphonso, The Wailers, The Maytals, Eric Morris, Derrick morgan, The Skatalites, Stranger Cole & The Techniques, Delroy Wilson, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lacselles Perkins, The Gaylads, Tony & Dennis, Don Drummond, Baba Brooks, Stranger & Ken, Lord Creator, Patsy Todd, Basil Gabbidon, Owen Grey, Leon Silvera, Roy Panton & The Drumbago Orchestra. King Stitt is the MC for the night.
Continuous mix. Running time: 78 minutes.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Cool Down The Pace - Lovers Rock Classics

 
Cool Down The Pace - Lovers Rock Classics. 25 track collection of laid back lovers grooves from across the years from both UK and JA producers.


Continuous mix. Running time: 79 minutes.
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Early Roots Reggae 1968-72


 One of my old roots reggae/rocksteady mixes reloaded... Big up Reggaesoullover...

 Early Roots Reggae 1968-72. Collection of reality songs from the late ska era, through rocksteady, to the beginnings of reggae. Led by the likes of Count Ossie, Don Drummond, Joe Higgs and Alton Ellis (and many rasta musicians) and finding a home at Brentford Road - Studio One, influences from the Kingston Rasta communities like Back a Wall, Caribbean political awakenings and social awareness was increasingly reflected in the music. The strident optimism of independence time ska soon turned to despondance and lyrics began to focus more on everyday living conditions, while the music became more home-grown, less relient on US influences and looked again to Africa for inspiration. Themes like poverty, inequality and justice were increasingly finding public expression in the music, laying the foundations of the 70s roots era to follow.


Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes.
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