Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Equal Rights 2011 - The Bush Doctor Remembered...

Equal Rights 2011 - Peter Tosh Remembered... 2011's already weighing in heavier than last year with nuff variety, some strong releases and the emergence of upcoming artists like Joggo Seedorf  and Jesse Royal. Excursions pon the Message (Don Carleon), Strangers On My Shore (Tuff Nut), Trouble You A Trouble Me (Tuff Gong), Island Life (Chimney) and more cuts of the Jah Army (Ghetto Youths). Penthouse lead the tributes on Equal Rights and Igziabeher (Penthouse/Gedion). Exterminator have rebuilt the dubby, jazzed up Royalty riddim (aka Jah Is Love/As A Friend) where Sizzla & Turbulence re-voice 2004 tunes, while Jesse Royal lets rip in strictly conscious mode.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tight Ship - Roots Reggae 2011

Sailing A Tight Ship 2011.Collection of new releases outta Jamaica and beyond. Strictly Roots N Culture... Riddim like Ghetto Youths' Jah Army, Backstabbers (Oneness), Skateland Killer (Maximum Sound), Jaguar (Weedy G), Bush Doctor (Penthouse) and the essential Captain from Yard Vybz, the leading version of which marks a massive comeback for Wayne Marshall - a powerful reality tour-de-force... Captain Sinbad also makes a surprise return (and in fine form!) with Worldwide Rebellion. The 25th anniversary of the death of Peter Tosh is marked with tributes from Anthony B and Bushman. Micheal Rose & Capleton revisit the 1985 Black Uhuru anthem, Solidarity (Thriller). Turbulence shows he's still around, while Stephen Marley continues to shine.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Prions With Dub 2008

Prions With Dub 2008. Modern new roots mix-dubtape from 2008 inna futurist steppas stretchfoot reverb stylee... Rootsdub from Jamaica, Germany, France, Virgin Islands and the UK. Gussie P and Jah Shaka take lead, singer and deejay contribute.

Continuous mix. 178 minutes. Repost..
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Progressive Youth - The Best of Junior Reid 1978-88

Historic Junior Reid hits collection, covering all the major tunes from his late 70's breakthrough, early 80's dancehall hits and long spell with Black Uhuru until his break from the group in 1988.

CD One: Progressive Youth covers the One Blood singer's early career from classic roots recordings for Augustus Pablo, through work with vocal group VOICE OF PROGRESS, to dancehall at Youth Promotions and King Jammy's in 1983. The Waterhouse singer came with a distinctive vocal style that incorporates Michael Rose-style chanting with the vocal delivery of the dancehall deejays of the day (not unlike understudies Yami Bolo, Little John and Little kirk). Producers include: King Jammy, Roy Cousins, Augustus Pablo, Delroy Wright, Hugh Mundell and Sugar Minott. Riddims by Hi-Times, Rocker's All-Stars, Black Roots Players and Negus Roots. Versions by King Jammy and King Tubby - discomix style.

CD Two: Chanting For Uhuru begins with Reid's final few dancehall sides for Jammy's in 1983-84 before joining outernational reggae supergroup Black Uhuru on world tour. Reid stayed with Uhuru until leaving in 1988 to resume his solo career. Uhuru's best tunes from this time are here, including some wicked live versions. Interesting to note that most of their better songs were actually re-licks of old Reid numbers...

Continuously conscious mixtape! 159 minutes. Repost..
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