Friday, November 26, 2010

Lutan Fyah Live Rehearsal with the One Drop Band

Wicked footage of Lutan Fyah blazing it up again. In rehearsal with the One Drop Band. Everything tight. Nuff respect to the Fyah for the perseverance. The man chat crucial from long time...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rising Son - Peace Man/Jah Suckie - Peace Inna Jamdung 7''

Rising Son - Peace Man/Jah Suckie - Peace Inna Jamdung. Set of four pre-releases. Rising Son (sometimes known as Rising Sun) meets Lester Johnson on the Ta Shi label. Pure roots and culture from 1976. Peace man, peace man, peace man, mi seh peace youth man... Counteraction from deejay Jah Suckie with Peace Inna Jamdung. Dread version. All-time classic... One of the 1st pre-release I ever owned on vinyl. Also from Rising Son, Every Man Must Have A Home & Jah Jah Robe on the New Flower imprint complete with versions. Hard to find...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Phil Pratt All Stars - Showcase Super 1969-76

 Phil Pratt All Star Showcase
The best of Sunshot. Comprehensive selection of killers on the legendary Sunshot and Channan Jah labels. Draws on the influential producer's output during the early reggae era, the transition from melodious rocksteady to the more militant roots music. With the Sunshot Band (the future Revolutionaries) and Bobby Kalphat providing cutting edge rhythm tracks, Pratt was able to call on the leading vocalists and deejays of the day but, like close contemporaries Lee Perry, Glen Brown, Sidney Crooks, Bunny Lee and Niney, wasn't afraid to experiment and give opportunity to lesser known artists. His sound is notable for enduring vocal quality over choppy, solid roots riddim. Of interest here is the emergence of  of the 'flying cymbals' drum sound. Good balance of singers, deejays and version. Great riddim like Strange Things, What About the Half, Black Magic Woman, Envious, Talk About Love, Artibella, Heart is Gone, Going the Wrong Way, etc...

 Continuous mix. Total 280 minutes.
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