Monday, August 29, 2016

History of Jamaican Music - SKA DAYS 1959-66 - Tilos Radio Hungary

A History of Jamaican Music broadcast on  
with host Brixton Rat.
 The roots of Jamaican music and reggae are explored in a series of 2hr shows. Pure vinyl selection from vintage revival enthusiast Brixton Rat's extensive rarities collection. Episode 1 gets things started in 1959 wth a whole heap a R&B, mento and revival sides from Coxsone Dodd. Subsequent shows chart developments into the the ska era with, among others, nuff Studio One, Treasure Isle and Prince Buster productions and some interesting information and commentary on musical developments of the times. The show is ongoing with more to follow so watch this space....

All thanks go to Mike for bringing us this great show...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Delroy Melody Mixtape - Rooftop Salutes

Rooftop salutes Delroy Melody Mixtape
 Rooftop Sound from Portsmouth UK come with a rocking tribute to this crucial but little known singer from St. Elizebeth, Jamaica. Has strong Sugar Minott vibes. Good balance of roots, lovers and dancehall starting with songs from his brilliant Dread Must Be Fed LP (around 1979?? featuring rhythms from Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics). Tracks from various producers through the 80s to the present including some wicked specials.

Roots killer Ease Up the Pressure on a deadly cut of the Unchained backed by Studio One musicians.

Maximum respect to the Rooftop posse & Selector Dave. 
Pure niceness....