Friday, April 24, 2015

Late Night Blues - SiamRootsical 7'' & 12'' Vinyl Selections

Late Night Blues - SiamRootsical 7'' & 12'' Vinyl Selections. Another bonafide selection of rips from my collection and some captured back when we used to trade in reggae records. This ya one brings together some great sides from the late 70s into the early 80s and has a definite rub-a-dub flava. Who remember the days of the basement blues? A cellarfull of bass bins, selector, operator and mcs bunched up in the corner, special brew at a pound, the crowd moving while smoke fill the place like a London fog! There was an exhilarating; revolutionary vibe going down in the UK back then - fi real! David Jahson's Raving is a good reflection of the vybz of the time. Some rarities here like the undated, uncredited Ganja War on the Spiderman label (Musicism Alll-Stars?) which has a Black Ark feel to it. TT Scott's Children Of Zion on Cloud and Lion Youth's Chant Inna Dance on Virgo. The Memory Of Justice Band (Cayman Islands) hit Me And My Crew takes a look at forced slum redevelopment. Two good sides from deejay Mikey Jarrett including the brilliant Reggae Music alongside Tony Jackson. This World Love and Hate captures Leroy Smart at his very best.

 Mainly JA & UK productions alongside the sound of Wackies & Clive Hunt outta the US. Features a BIG excursion on the Don Carlos classic Late Night Blues with crucial versions by Cornell Campbell, Ranking Dread and Junior Reid. Both cuts of Icho Candy's signature tune Captain Selassie are here - the Joe Gibbs original on the Shank-I-Shek & the tuffer, essential lick on the Heavenless (Jwyanza). The 7th Extension Band also get on the Shank-I-Shek for the roots-dancehall killer Hard Times. The Revulutionaries come with an interesting track from the Came, Saw, Conquered LP blending 2 riddim - the Heavenless & Sitting And Watching together. Sugar Minott all-time classic Rough Ole Life rides the M16. Lloyd Jones' relick of his Studio 1 hit Rome from Clive Hunt's Ruff & Tuff Showcase LP is a real 80s gem. The B-side of the Gregory Isaacs Night nurse 10'' is a very dubby remix of Material Man. Meanwhile Yellowman calls for Mr. Isaacs' release from GP (coke charges) on the Storm.... Gregory heng on...




Continuous mix. 94 minutes.

16 comments:

  1. sitting & watching for the next one & man you never disappoint

    jah bless

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  2. yes my friend, this is what I would like if you can of the discomix collections

    1986 cd2
    1987 cd2
    1988 cd2
    1989 cd1
    1991 cd1

    I will wait for the other years after 91 LOL

    jah bless

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  3. A blues in Brixton after a Twelve Tribes show at the Academy - Mr McGregor, bright blue suit...great memories - thanks again

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  4. thanks again.. i'll get these upped asap ;)

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  5. once again you deliver the best, thank you a quick question for you..
    is there only 1 disc to these years 86-87-88 ?

    bless

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  6. yes my friend I have a request, don't know how old you are but have you got anything along these or maybe you remember them ?
    daughter of zion=bagga
    black a kill black=g.isaacs
    three Babylon=aswad
    back to Africa=aswad
    I need a roof=m.diamonds
    get ready=gladiators
    satta I=lizard

    I think you may know the kind I'd like pure roots music I know that the reggae scene has gone thru changes ...ska-roots-ragga-dancehall-slackness to name a few but for me real reggae is of 2 kinds roots & lovers rock just my personal preference so any one else out there reading this will have there own thoughts but these are just mine so my friend if you have anything along these lines I would be eternally grateful

    jah bless

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    1. i love all them tunes, got them all! grew up on the roots too but have enjoyed most dancehall trends through the years. i think dancehall style & lovers are most representative of jamaican music culture as it all harks back to the foundation, treasure isle, etc. roots reggae, like old ska, took musical expression to a new high though. i like keeping up to date cos its a real buzz when exciting new conscious artists emerge, keeping the vibes alive.

      i'll repost some roots mix 4u soon.
      1988 year2year's upped now and its a real goodun... gussie clarke selections! 1986-88 are one cd only as greensleeves had a reduced output at that time. watch out for 1989... BIG UP STARR

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  7. I hear what you are saying I too love to hear new artists coming up it's what keeps the music alive...now if you get chance can you re up these
    rootsical vibrations late 70's 1-4
    burnin hot 1-2

    jah bless

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  8. my friend, I know I have been asking for quite a few tunes of late but I really would like this one if you have

    vibration to creation I would love the full versions if you can the mix tape you did is permanently playing in my car I love the tunes man so if you can I would be eternally grateful

    jah bless

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  9. pleased ur enjoying it. made that one in thailand last winter. my personal fave tune from it is world go round by king mas. love that one to the bone. i can email you a few tunes from it if you like. i don't post full tunes/lps on here tho. email me which ones u need. ;)

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    1. rootical vibrations 1-4 is reVITALized, lol... thanks to you and folks on twitter for encouraging me to pull my finger out and re-up stuff - been meaning to for ages.. New one-drop mix 2015 selections about to drop also ;)

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  10. man I am finding it hard to believe your generosity you are defiantly from the old school I take my hat off to you spa

    jah guide & protect

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  11. just love your enthusiasm LOL

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  12. ye my friend wicked tunes you are putting up have all the yr 2 yr series finished now ? my mates all love the vibration to creation mix whenever they get into my car the volume is set to max LOL good job it's when I'm on the motor way or neighbours would go mad keep the vibes flowing & music alive

    jah bless

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Your thoughts and ideas are welcome... Higha vibrations.