Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Slow Wine Lovers Rock

Smooth lovers rock selection from January 2009.

Irie excursions on the Chi Chi Bud, Nylon, Guardian Angel, Doctor's Darling/Night Nurse, To Love Somebody, No Goodbyes and more... Some great tunes from Roger Robin, Alaine, Marcia Griffiths, Richie Spice & Tarrus Riley.

Continuous mix: total 158 minutes. Repost...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Early Roots Reggae 1968-72

 One of my old roots reggae/rocksteady mixes reloaded... Big up Reggaesoullover...

 Early Roots Reggae 1968-72. Collection of reality songs from the late ska era, through rocksteady, to the beginnings of reggae. Led by the likes of Count Ossie, Don Drummond, Joe Higgs and Alton Ellis (and many rasta musicians) and finding a home at Brentford Road - Studio One, influences from the Kingston Rasta communities like Back a Wall, Caribbean political awakenings and social awareness was increasingly reflected in the music. The strident optimism of independence time ska soon turned to despondance and lyrics began to focus more on everyday living conditions, while the music became more home-grown, less relient on US influences and looked again to Africa for inspiration. Themes like poverty, inequality and justice were increasingly finding public expression in the music, laying the foundations of the 70s roots era to follow.

Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Best of Hubert Lee Mix 1972-85

 The Very Best of Hubert Lee Siamrootsical vinyl rips mix.
I bought a large number of Hubert Lee records as part of several reggae job lots a few years ago and soon noticed that they had real quality and charm. I'd previously never heard of this singer, initially confusing him with Hubert Porter of mento fame. Hubert Lee was best known in the 1970s with some excellent tunes, first with Prince Tony, Randys, Bob Mack & Chin's and later with Coxsone Dodd at Studio 1. His vocal style has deep soul and country influences and he sounds at times like a Jamaican Buddy Holly. Good mix of covers and original tracks here with a smattering of reality songs. Perhaps his most enduring hit was Pressure & Slide (Mr DC) though other classics like High School Dance, Hey Little Girl & Pen In Hand are perhaps even better. Covers like Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue,  the Mamas & Papas' Dedicated to the One I Love, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline, Folk Brothers' Oh Carolina Al Green's God Is Standing By and plenty more... Cameos from Jah Woosh, Dennis Alcapone, Jim Brown (Jim Nastic), The Mighty Hombres, Rhuben Alexander & Lester Stirling and two killer collaborations with the Clarendonians.


Continuous mix. 82 minutes.
Thanks to Mikey for most of the Studio 1 & Bongo Man rips. 
Keep the revival foundation selection playing inna Hungary lion. Nuff respect.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mento LP: The Falconaires - Falcondip Souvenir Album 1960

The Falconaires - Falcondip Souvenir Album.
 RCA Records from about 1960. 

This excellent mento record was a surprise aquisition along with a large joblot of reggae 12s. Despite the packaging which promotes only the hotel - the sleeve doesn't show the band or even mention their name (that's on the label at least) - this is quality rural mento music.
14 tracks of mainly traditional folk songs together with some original compositions. Includes classics like Penny Reel, Calabash, Hill & Gully Rider, John Tom...

This relatively small (53 rooms) Ocho Rios hotel opened in 1958 but was re-named in the mid-60s as the Island Inn.

''Many of the releases from mento's golden-age were targeted to tourists. This continued into the 1960s, with most (but not all) mento LP releases having strong tie-ins with the hotel where the band performed. Not only did the jackets celebrate the hotel (often to a greater degree than the band), but judging by the large number of surviving autographed LPs from this decade, the LP was sold at the hotel as well. This practice continues as today's mento bands performing at hotels typically have a CDR for sale.
These hotel LPs span the rural, jazz and folk styles''.

''A very good middle period hotel LP.  
Rural lineup, albeit with an electric rhythm guitar, including some real good banjo playing, ukulele banjo and fine vocals with more and one lead singer and some high pitched wordless throat singing and mouth trumpet that accents a few songs''.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Look A Solution

Reality 2008 - Look A Solution.Staying with he reposts of older mixes... One-drop roots mix from 2008. Must find a better way... Nu-roots artists sing out. Some ruff Jukeboxx productions. Nuff version.

CD One: Riddim like: Nylon (Jukeboxx), Zion Way (VIS), The Solution (Big League), Journey (Danger Zone), Oscillator (Jukeboxx), Paradise (357), Rub A Dub (No Doubt). Capleton rip up a storm on People Want Change. Culture and Anthony B revisit the Two Sevens Clash.

Cd Two: Riddim: Do Good (Tads), Drop It (No Doubt), Old Pirate - Redemption Song (Annex), Alarm Clock (Lustre Kings), Every Tongue Shall Tell (King Judah). I-Wayne sing Free The People over both Promised Land & Satta. Classic 90s D. Brown on Clive Hunt's Rope In and Techniques' Just Friends. Concludes with Garnett Silk's evergreen Love Is The Answer (extended mix) on the Unchained.

Continuous mix.158 minutes. Repost

Thursday, March 3, 2016

King David Style - Timeless Reggae Show meets Kaleidoscope Hi-Fi 11 March

Kaleidoscope Hi-Fi
are pleased to present...


Outta the Steel City selector & GLAMRADIO UK radio host
King David
brings the timeless reggae vibes to Bradford
spinning nuff upfront irie reggae & dancehall vinyl selection from across the years in him own style

MARCH 11th  9-LATE
Venue Details
New Beehive Inn

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Roots I Cally - Live Session on Kaleidoscope Hi-Fi Jan 2016

Paul Rootsical sets on KALEIDOSCOPE HI-FI from the WINTERTIME MASSIVE dance @ the New Beehive, Bradford January 2016. Holding the vybz before and after special guest headliners for the night INSPIRATIONAL SOUNDS & the DUBLAB CREW (Peter, Dan-I, Bo General & Richie Ranks). The night was a real success with great crowds and nuff irie vibrations... Respect due to the Dublab family every time - Bradford Dub Defenders for time! 

Typical SiamRootsical riddim-based set from across the decades with plenty fresh selections. Excursions on the FADE AWAY, NO 1 STATION, REGGAEVILLE, TENEMENT YARD,  

Special thanks go out to RICHIE RANKS.. a real pleasure to play with u spar.
Lyrically strong. BlessUp.

Ruffer Selections 2008 - Dancehall Bashment & Reggae Hits

Ruffer Selections... 
Reggae, one-drop, bashment and ragga dancehall mixtape from January 2008. The tempo never let off.... Includes the Dancehall Queen remix and Natty King & Tappa Zukie's Revolution Refix '08.

CD1: Includes excursions on the Shoot Out (John John), Taxi (Gargamel), Baltimore (Don Carleon), Answer (Ghetto Youths), Statement (JukeBoxx), Gangsta Rock (Birchill), Lucky 7 & Chinkuzi (South Rakkas). Features Morgan Heritage hit Brooklyn Jamaica and Busy Signal's breakthrough Born and Grow.

CD2: Tempo nah cease... it just increase.... Riddim like: Church Heathen (Big Yard), Three Blind Mice (Gargamel), Airwaves (Firelinks), Sleng Teng (Power Stone), 85 (Mad House), The Mission (Baby G), Cuss Cuss (Massive B & Ranking Joe), Bam Bam/Murder She Wrote '05 (Taxi), Bad Dog (Black Shadow) and the crucial Come Around/Last War megamix (Massive B).

Continuous mix. 157 minutes total. Repost...
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