Thursday, July 31, 2014

Augustus Pablo all-Stars - Rockers International University Mix

The classic Japanese cassette mixtape, Rockers International University Mix... Pablo has always had a MASSIVE following there amongst JA-PAN SOUNDMEN & reggae fans. This career perspective spans the 1970's and 80's where singers like Jacob Miller, Hugh Mundell, Yami Bolo, Icho Candy, Ricky Grant, Horace Andy and Junior Delgado put in some of their greatest performances. Blend of hits and hard-to-find classics. Nuff King Tubby dubs & deejay cuts, discomix fashion. Soome mighty riddim like the El Rockers, King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown, Answer, Black Gun aka Keep On Knocking, Drum Song, Run Revolution A Come, False Rasta aka Hungry Town Skank and Away With Your Fussing & Fighting. They just keep on coming through the door....  Junior Delgado's crucial Raggamuffin Year and Yami Bolo's cut of Door Peep Shall Not Enter are exceptional as are Horace Andy's Youths Of Today and Earl Sixteen's Changing World. Can't Keep A Good Man Down by The Immortals is one of my favorite ever roots tunes
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's - Part 1

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's. Ripped from our collection of 7 and 12''s. Lovers rock hits and rarities in an extended 12'' discomix style.

Part one. Selections from the 70's into the early 80's. Features hits from Rudy Thomas (Key To The World on Hawkeye), Jean Adebambo, The Mighty Diamonds, Cool-Notes and T.T. Ross (Last Date & Piece Of My Heart). Hard to find classics from Delroy Melody (Yvonne), The SUS Band, T. T. Scott (Lovers Game - a real diamond), Donna Rhoden and Marlene Webber. Dobby Dobson covers Why Do Fools Fall In Love, interesting for an unnamed deejay appearance (sounds like Ranking Joe, anyone have any ideas??). That one's on the circle label. Superb 12'' cut of Winston Reedy's Daughter Of Zion. Two irie cuts on Gregory Isaacs My Only Lover riddim from 1981 by Ken Boothe and Cornell Campbell (Rockstone).
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's - Part 2

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's. More from our collection of 7 and 12'' vinyl rips. Lovers rock hits and rarities in a discomix style.

Part 2. Some well known classics from Dennis Brown, Tyrone Taylor and Trevor Hartley alongside a lot of harder to find tunes mainly from the late 70's into the early 80's. Featuring some slightly more obscure artists like Eugene Paul, Dudley Campbell, Bristol's Dan Ratchet and instrumentalist Tony Washington. The stunning duet When I Call Your Name is taken from Carlene Davis' excellent debut LP (1979??). Winsome & Nerious Joseph also team up for Rock With Me (Fine Style 1988). George Larnyoh & The Love Children's superb interpretation of Blue Moon dates from the early 70's.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's - Part 3

Lovers Rock Gems from the 70's & 80's. More from our collection of 7 and 12'' vinyl rips. Lovers rock hits and rarities in a discomix style.

Part 3 is drawn mainly from the 1980's with some massive hits for Sugar Minott, Janet Kay, Peter Hunningale, John McLean, The Cool Notes, Matumbi, Gregory Isaacs & Maxi Priest. Irie selection on Fine Style/Fashion records from Michael Gordon. Trevor Hartley's memorable cover of Leroy Smart's Pride & Ambition (on Fu Manchu) exudes pure class while the Mighty Diamonds' Last Dance is a blues dance classic. Cynthia Schoss teams up with deejay U-Brown for Sad Movies.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.