Friday, January 28, 2011

King Volts - Live at the Tumble Inn, Bradford 1987

King Volts - Live at the Tumble Inn 1987. The legendary Newcastle/Bradford reggae band onstage in Bradford. Brisk, dub-heavy live sound. Solid, irie festival vibes.
King Volts formed in 1982 in Fenham, Newcastle and were regulars on the Northeast gig circuit during the mid-80s. Anyone see them at the Riverside? The band moved to Bradford in 1986 where they quickly built up a local following while traveling to play at free festivals. Key members emigrated and, sadly, the band split in 1987. 
Volts reformed for a great reunion gig in 1988 at the 1in12 Club, Bradford, another memorable night.
Respect to Igger, Martin, Cess, Steve, John, Andy, Micky, Diccon, The Rootsman, Larry and everyone. King Volts are still fondly remembered. If any of you come on here, link up, leave a comment.... Paul.
 Taken from the original PA tape. 58 minutes. Shame I lost the old Newcastle Demo tape.
Thanks to Iain for ripping this, bless man...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bingie Trod-Maroon-Spiritual War-Kiana-Frontline

Beat the kette drum an mak dem run wey....
Three classic nyahbingi chants; Bingie Trod, Maroon & Spiritual War, that reflected rising levels of creativity leading into that last real period of Jamaican roots music par-excellence (2005-08, in my opinion). Artists like Jah Cure, Richie Spice and Fantan Mojah perform at their very best over these beautifully crafted rhythms. Truly sublime... Gyptian's breakthrough anthem Serious Times is here. 2 heavyweight roots riddims, Kiana & Frontline, also.
Bingie Trod 1 - Bascom X, Jah Cure, Elephant Man, Azolade, Ed Carabao, Bushman & Luciano. Bingie Trod 2 - Buju Banton, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, Sizzla, Zebra, Chrisinti & Norris Man (South Block). Maroon 1 - Jah Cure, Fantan Mojah, Jah Mason, LMJ, Ultimate Shines & Bongo Herman. Maroon 2 - Norris Man, Sizzla, Perfect, Richie Spice & Bongo Herman (Down Sound). Spiritual War - Gyptian, Chrisinti, Spanner Banner, Turbulence, Joshua, Anthony Cruz, Chuck Fender & Leroy Smart (Frenz). Kiana aka Creator - Capleton, Luciano, Bob Andy & Junior Kelly (Al.Ta.Fa.An). Frontline - Admiral Tibet, Turbulence, Natural Black & Chezidek (Addis).
 

Lovers Rock & Dancehall Hits from the Nineties

Retrospective: Lovers Rock and Dancehall Hits from the Nineties. Compilation of 90s favorites.

CD1: Big hits like Its Growing, Love of a Lifetime and Practice What You Preach. Irie cuts of Full Up and Stars.

CD2: Highlights include Tempted to Touch, My Love is Your Love, Down By The River... Excusions on Penthouse's Taxi and Swing Easy.

Continuous mix. Total 158 minutes.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Born in the Time - One-Drop Selections 2008

Born in the Time - One-Drop Selections 2008. Conscious one-drop nu-roots mixtape from mid-2008. Hoping for a better tomorrow... One of my favortites...sound so nice, jus' gotta blog it twice... lol. Riddim like Chaos (Jukeboxx), Outta Road (Cross the Water), Red Razor (Lustre Kings). The Taxi Gang nice it up on the Bad Treatment.


Continuous mix. 79 minutes.
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