Sunday, December 31, 2017

Siamrootsical Roots Vocal Selection #LoveReggaeMusic 28

MULTI-ERA ROOTS VOCAL SELECTION
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 28 30/11/17
Chill and see the year out with some classic vocal sides & dub versions
Excursions on the GANG WAR, BLACK ROSES, FULL UP, NATTY HIT SONG, JAH LIVE, UNCHAINED & SLAVING riddims
Wishing you all a heartical new year!



Continuous mix. 3hrs
 2017 was a great year for this blog. From very humble  beginnings in 2009, visitor numbers have continued to  accelerate, now surpassing 600K all time hits. 
 I'd like to give thanks to all regular Siamrootsical-ites, the  Twitter reggae fraternity, the record labels & artists  who regularly submit music and to all our friends here in  the UK and around the world. Its been a journey... It really has been a pleasure  sharing this passion for the music with y'all. Ever bless... 
 Special thanks go out to the RASTFM FAMILY, man like  SHIKYDRAKS, SLENG TENG, ROCKIN ROCCO and BRIXTON RAT in particular. Its been wonderful collaborating and  socialising with all the crew - roll on 2018 - 
>>> onwards, upwards >>> 

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 Livications and a BIG THANK YOU to RAS MIDAS and NAN  LEWIS of EntertainmentWorks 
 -Blessed love-
http://www.entertainment-works.biz/

Sunday, December 24, 2017

City Runnings - UK Roots Reggae 70s & 80s

 City Runnings - UK Roots Reggae mix
1970s & 80s
 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode 27 - 23/12/2017

 
Continuous mix. 3 hours.

https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/

Monday, December 18, 2017

Boomrush Promotions Spotlight 2017

Boomrush Promotions Special
The sound of reggae in Europe now
Eclectic reggae & dancehall mix 2017 
 Highlighting the works of Boomrush Records & Boomrush Promotions in recognition of their hard work supporting independent labels and artists in Europe through direct promotion and the Global Reggae Charts. Features a crop of new releases from small labels right across Europe & the UK. Europe-based and Jamaican artists. Something different. Highlights include tracks from the Yoha & Dragon Tribe LP The Sound Of My Soul, Spruddy One, Keishera and the new Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System album Super Ape Returns to Conquer.


 

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode 26 - 16/12/2017
Each saturday night 8pm UK time
Check out the amazing Princess Culture from here in the UK
What a talent and she's only 12!

Continous mix 3hrs

One to bookmark...
www.globalreggaecharts.com

Special thanks to Felix Rühling of Boomrush
for sending all these tunes & forworking so hard to get the message out
EVER BLESS

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Killer Prince Jammy Selection 1976-85 by Papa Sleng Teng

Papa Sleng Teng presents...
Jammys 1976-85
RastFM Oldies But Goodies Show #48

Essential pre-digital Prince Jammy mix
More Cruciality from RastFM's mixmaster general...
Rootical 3hr show. Vocal, dub, deejay style..
Check it out..



Oldies but Goodies Show every Friday 9pm-12 (France)
Hosted by Sleng Teng 



Respect every time.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Reggae ❤️ - Classic Reggae Love Songs on RastFM

Reggae ❤️ - Classic Reggae Love Songs on RastFM... By Special Request

More than just a lovers rock set, this is a collection of reggae classics from over the years. Revival, roots & dancehall as well as outright lovers.




2 part continuous mix. Total 3hrs 18mins
-DOWNLOAD-

Special request to the man ReggaeSoul Lover & his empress in Birmingham.
Congratulations on your recent big anniversary. Blessed love, salutations to you both. 

RastFM #loveReggaeMusic Show episode 25 09/11/2017

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Going Back to My Roots Session on Rastfm

Paul Rootsical meets Brixton Rat
for an old school roots session on Rastfm
Classic 70s and early 80s selection.
Two old bredren look back...
Two shows back to back - one level vibe






 BIG TINGS A GWAN
SATURDAY NIGHTS ON RASTFM

Brixton Rat's Bike No License Show 18:00 GMT

#LoveReggaeMusic show with Paul Rootsical 20:00 GMT
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Aswad Live At Marcus Garvey Centre Nottingham 1984

Aswad at the height of their powers
Live at the Marcus Garvey Centre
20/02/1984 BBC soundboard recording.
I had a C90 recording of this in mono for years.


Wicked Set

01 INTRO
02 NOT SATISFIED
03 LOVE FIRE
04 NOT GUILTY
05 INNA YOUR RIGHTS
06 YOUR RECIPE
07 ROOTS ROCKIN'
08 CHASING FOR THE BREEZE
09 DRUM AND BASS
10 AFRICAN CHILDREN

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Showers of Blessing 2017

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 23 
Showers of Blessing
25 November 2017
 Uplifting nu-roots selections from the 1990s





Riddim like the Lala Bella, Rope In, Every Tongue Shall Tell, Mount Jeruselem, Right Time, Love and Hate, Gunshot, Praise Ye Jah, Never Get Weary, Real Rock, African Beat and the Bob Marley classic Crazy Baldhead.
 
Continuous mix. Total 158 mins.

Tune in live
#LoveReggaeMusic Show on RastFM
Saturdays 8-11pm UK time

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Black Roots - Sugar Minott's Youth Promotion


Black Roots - Sugar Minott's Youth Promotion
Productions & releases from 1979 to around 1988



Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott set up both his labels, BLACK ROOTS and YOUTH PROMOTION, in 1979 following his success as a recording artist at Studio One, joe Gibbs, Channel One and elsewhere in order to better control his own music and to support talented youths from his local Maxfield Park area of Kingston. After a promising start YP output ceased by 1980 due to the singer's exploding popularity and fame leading to a couple of remarkable years absent from Jamaica, recording in and touring the UK and around the world.  On his return home late in 1982 Sugar picked up where he'd left off with a vengeance, putting much time and energy into the project for the rest of the decade and then in the 1990s and beyond.

Lincoln nurtured many budding talents, notably Captain Sinbad, Triston Palmer, Junior Reid, Little John, Yami Bolo, Trevor Hartley, Colourman & Tenor Saw. Many veterans and established stars also passed through to ketch a likkle a di Sugar vibes. The popular YOUTHMAN PROMOTION SOUND SYSTEM  was central to the operation, lending the youths space and the gear to pracrice and a platform to perform and make their names in public. For an in-depth and very interesting recollection of YP check the Dance Crasher link below...

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #22 18/11/2017
Split into 2 parts.

Part 1 starts with the roots, moving further into the dancehall as we go on.

Excursions on riddim like the FAR EAST, HARD TIME PRESSUE, HEPTONES GONNA FIGHT, STALAG, FUNNY FEELING, SWELL HEADED, STRANGE THINGS, INFORMER, QUEEN MAJESTY, TAKE 5 and the YP take on the TEMPO & SLENG TENG.



Continuous mix. Total 3 hours.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Slim Smith - Living A Life 7'' 1978

Slim Smith solo record from 1978
Living A Life / Version
Slim sadly died in tragic circumstances after suffering prolonged mental illness. This track is directly about that affliction. ''...someone please help me'' ''How can I go on living this life?''... Incredible song! Rhythm track from around 1978 with earlier vocals.




Friday, November 10, 2017

RastFM Family - Upful Music Heartical Vibes

 RastFM Family Promo Mix 2017
Upful music, heartical vibes
RastFM international DJ community
RastFM is all about oneness... 13 resident selectors contribute to bring you this conscious, rootical reggae mixtape, each in their own style and fashion. Modern new roots, steppers, classic roots, revival, dubwize, dancehall..
KETCH THE VIBES


tune in 24/7

10 mins sets by each selector (in order of appearance with regular showtime schedules)

Shikydraks - Live & Give Sessions
Los gatos, California, US.Wednesdays 5am GMT (9pm PT)
DJ NiceUp - Deeply Rooted Sound
Woodland, US.11pm GMT (3pm PT)
 Sister Ahmes - Roots Travel
Paris, France. Mondays 7pm GMT (11am PT)
Selekta Zied - Tunisian Reggae Connection
Tunis.Thursdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
Rockin Rocco - Spiritual Vibrations
London region UK.Thursdays 10pm GMT (2pm PT)
 Selectress Magadushka - Strictly Conscious Vibes
Poland.Wednesdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
 Dub Libertad - Positive Station
Brittany, France. Sundays 5pm GMT (9am PT)
Selector Seb - Catch the Beat
Paris, France. (Seb's taking a break right now) - bigup bredda..
Selector Waynazz - Paint the Town Dread
Newcastle, UK. Mondays 9pm GMT (1pm PT)
Papa Sleng Teng - Oldies But Goodies
Quimper, France. Fridays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
DJ sLee - Live
 California, US. Sundays 3am GMT (9pm PT)
Paul Rootsical - #LoveReggaeMusic Show
 Bradford, UK. Saturdays 8pm GMT (noon PT)
Patrick & Tafari Show
Texas, US. Sundays 7pm GMT (11am PT)

Project compiled and mixed down by Paul Rootsical November 2017
-download the mix here-

 
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tribute to Duke Reid CS Dodd & Peckings

 Tribute to the legendary Duke Reid CS Dodd & Peckings
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 21 04/11/2017



Almost 3hrs of Peckings productions & original classics from Treasure Isle & Studio One. Longstanding family conections that go back to the 1950s allow Peckings to release many original foundation riddims voiced by contemporary artists. 
OLD SCHOOL-NEW BLOOD 
Full roster of UK artists from across the years while nuff Jamaican singers pass through. Styles vary from dancehall to lovers rock and outright big people vibes.
Peckings' roots selections have been put on ice for a later session...

Classic rhythm track selection like the HOT MILK, BAD TREATMENT, SOUL REBEL, PEACE & LOVE, FAT BEEF, 54-46, LOVE IS NOT A GAMBLE, BURNING DESIRE, LIVE & LEARN, BLACKBIRDS SINGING, PARTY TIME, ROCKSTEADY, ALWAYS TOGETHER, HOLD ON, DON'T STAY AWAY, LUCKY MAN, LONELY STREET, BREAK UP TO MAKE UP, MY GIRL, QUEEN MAJESTY, THOSE GUYS, RANGLIN ON BOND STREET, INEZ and the Skatalites' NIMROD.
 

Features exerpts from the Reshma B interview with Chris & Duke Peckings. 
Thanks and respect to the 'reggae gal around town' BIGUP...
Continuous mix. 174 mins. 99 tracks.

Tune n to the #LoveReggaeMusic Show each Saturday from 8pm UK time.
Good conscious reggae music 24/7
Tunes that make you move...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 1


Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume One (1976-84)



Revisiting one of my old mixes from 2007. Some excellent roots and roots-dancehall classics back2back, many in the extended 12'' discomix format. Vocals, deejay cuts & dubs. Productions from Junjo Lawes, Niney, Prince Jammy, Sly & Robbie, Jah Shaka and several others. Remix of the Tuff Gong's Roots Rock Reggae Dub and Shaka's earth-shattering dub version of Johnny Clarke's Babylon.

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 20
28/10/2017


Continuous mix. Total 186 minutes. Repost..
I've added some vinyl rips to rar file by Dennis Brown, Nigger Kojak, Jah Thomas, the Tamlins, Carlton Livingstone, The Extension & the Memory of Justice Band.

 https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/
Thanks and respect to rootsman Ben 
& ReggaeSoulLover ..bless

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 2


Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume 2 (1978-84)
Don Carlos & Idren



RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 19
21/10/2017 
 More classic roots and roots-dancehall hit tunes and rarities in a 12'' discomix style with deejay cuts and dub versions. Roots Radics predominant with nuff Junjo Lawes, Sly & Robbie and Prince Jammy productions amongst others. The start of the 1980s was an exceptionally good, creative period for reggae music. The move towards a more dancehall-friendly (and less militant) sound began late in the 70s and borrowed heavily from the traditions and rhythms of rocksteady of over a decade earlier.
Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost..


-download cd1-
-download cd2-

I've added a few 12'' rips to the rar files by Lion Youth, the Mighty Diamonds, Jah Thomas  & Gregory Isaacs from 1981-82.

https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Jah Ova Evil Movement

Jah Ova Evil Movement
The roots revival in full effect... 
Roots, culture & reality.



RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show episode #18 - 14/10/2017
Remembering talented artist Alti George Nunes III - J.O.E. aka Lil' Joe.

Continuous mix. 2.5 hours.

https://www.mixcloud.com/rastfm/

Sunday, October 8, 2017

On The Frontline - Late-80s Digital Dancehall Reality Mix

 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #17
On The Frontline 
Late-80s Digital Dancehall Mix
Reality selection. 



Productions from, among others, Jammys, Firehouse, Music Works, Techniques, Ruddys, Dennis Star, Redman, Rockers International, Red Eye, Skengdon, Incredible music, Shocking Vibes, Music Master, Taurus, TSOJ, Witty & Fashion.


2 part continuous mix. Total 3hrs

One of the greatest concerts i've been to was Augustus Pablo & Junior Delgado in Leeds during the Raggamuffin Year tour in 1988. Young rising stars Little Kirk & White Mice gave surprise performances. Pablo was inspirational... Productions from both Pablo & Jux here.

#LoveReggaeMusic Show Saturdays 8pm UK time
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TUNE IN...
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