Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Beres Hammond Culture Selection

Beres Hammond in full conscious mode
cultural, spiritual, inspirational
All our favourite uplifting Beres reality songs in one place
 mid-80's to present. Whole heap a wicked combinations
SERIOUS its not a joke thing...




Rewind Show on rastfm.com 12/07/2019



Productions from Penthouse, Tappa, Star Trail, Xterminator, Rads, Fat Eyes, Pot Of Gold, Jammys, Willie Lindo, Morgan Heritage and Beres' own Harmony House.

Continuous mix. 2 hours


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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wild Flower UK Roots Releases 1974-79

Wild Flower Roots
Rewind Show on rastfm.com 05/07/2019
Collection of Richard & Paul Khouri's roots releases UK comprising singles & album tracks from the label's fountation in 1974 to 1979. Mostly roots and culture selection mix up with some topical & humourous songs. 




Part One features a number of long-standing names in the business from back in the days when Treasure Isle, Federal & Studio One were predominant. Man like Ernie Smith, Alton Ellis, The Paragons, Ken Boothe, Pluto Shervington, Tinga Stewart, Lloyd Charmers, Bob Andy, Derrick Harriott & Lord Laro. Artists like these forged the label's identity. Many of the recordings mark these artist's response to the growing popularity of roots music. Productions from Derrick Harriott, Dobby Dobson, Karl Pitterson, Donkey, Ernie Smith & the brilliant Lloyd Charmers, as well as the Khouri brothers. Big Youth deh yah.

The Lord Laro singles Budget Debate/Foreign Press are classic pieces of social commentary over calypso rhythm tracks. His tribute to Count Ossie is also outstanding. Laxton Ford's Love Is The Song is a real gem as is Ernie Smith's 'As We Fight One Another Fi Di Power & Di Glory Jah Kingdom Goes To Waste'




 Part Two sees the emergence on Wild Flower of a new crop of artists and producers and is far heavier with a more classic roots sound. Aside from the aforementioned, producers like Gussie Clarke, Niney, Keith Hudson & Lee Perry (Black Ark era) come to the fore. Some crucial sides from the Meditations, Mighty Diamonds, Ralph Haughton, Earl 16, David Isaacs & Junior Murvin. Deejay sides by Dillinger, Ranking Trevor, Prince Jazzbo & Big Youth. Two amazing tracks from the 1974 Lloyd Charmers LP Peace & Love by Dadawah (Ras Michael). Denroy Morgan & The Black Eagles song Ethiopia was produced by Dadawah.




The attractive cover is from the Opal LP Wildflower Roots
which I picked up incredibly in a 'junk shop' at Front St, Corbridge in rural Nothumberland back in the early 80s for £1... TREASURE FOUND!

Continuous mix. Total 238 minutes.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Jamaican Folk Roots - Mento to Ska

Jamaican Folk Roots - Mento to Ska
1950s & 60s
Calypso & Jamaica Quadrille
with nuff social commentary. Early rasta music.
Rewind Show on rastfm.com 17 May 2019




The soul essence of Jamaican popular music hasn't changed that much over time!

I added a rare 7'' of mine by Ronnie Benjamin (Vaugn Benjamin's father) from the 70s at the end

Continuous mix. 2 hours





Monday, June 24, 2019

The Wailers & Friends - R&B Soul & Gospel at Studio One


The Wailers & Associates
R&B, Gospel & Soul at Studio One
Rewind Show on rastfm.com 21/06/2019
Selection of Wailers and other related sides recorded mainly from 1964 to 1966. Features both covers of popular US hits and original compositions, all but a very few produced by Coxsone Dodd.





Tracks from the original Wailing Wailers - Bob Marley, Bunny Livingstone, Peter Tosh & Junior Braithwaite (until he left the group in 1964) - and collaborations between Bunny & Peter from when Bob also gone a foriegn and various solo efforts. Rita Anderson & The Soulettes and Marcia Griffiths tracks from Studio One with and without various members of the Wailers, including some duets with crooner Tony Gregory. Also included here are tunes by the late, great Jackie Opel with the Wailers doing backing vocals. One contemporary Judy Mowatt & The Gaylettes soul tune is featured to round things off though this is on Merritone and not a Coxsone Dodd production.

Wailers' gospel recordings on Tabernacle Records marked yet another side of their work with CS Dodd. Rare sides like Satan & the mento style Why Stay So Far From God as The Trying Brothers, a collaboration with Nora Dean & The Soul Sisters as the Soul Harmonisers and a Bob & The Spiritual Sisters song Let The Lord Be Seen In Me are all sublime.

Rita Marley really stands out here for the quality of her performances and her choice of material - an obvious great talent in her own right. 

No ska, reggae here. Strictly R&B, Soul, Gospel and Doo Wop selections.






Additional tracks for the Rastfm session :
The City Slickers - Ocean's 11
The Soul Brothers - Here Comes The Mink
Cannon Ball & The Soul Vendors - You Are My Everything 
Sugar Belly - Mother's Eyes
Sugar Belly - Danny Boy
Bro. Boothe - I Am Willing To Wait (Tabernacle)
Joy White - Nothing But Love (Tabernacle) 
Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats - Jerk Pork

Continuous mix. Total 102 minutes - new download link -
 Thanks again to Mikey in Budapest for many of these great Coxsone rips. 
Blessed love.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Coxsone Rock Steady 1967-68

COXSONE ROCK STEADY SPECIAL
Rewind Show on rastfm.com 14th June 2019
 Many of the greatest and most versioned rhythm tracks ever were composed in the creative cauldron of late-60's Jamaica and a high percentage of them came out of the famous studio at Brentford Road. While real heavy musical improvisations were just getting started, the tempo slowdown from ska to rocksteady was already providing more creative space for musicians and singers alike setting the stage for reggae. Jumpy, melodic and easy on the mind, its long been my favorite style of foundation music.





Nuff rare and hard to find 7s & 12s on the Coxsone, Studio One, Supreme, Island & Scotty labels. Some of these tracks were re-issued in the 70s & 80s on LP or in discomix format with updated mixing that gives out a whole different vibe. You will spot it 🤩😜


Continuous mix. 2 hours

 Thanks again to the BRIXTON RAT for many of the rarest songs here that he ripped from pre. Blessed love iyah 🙏🙏🙏


Monday, June 10, 2019

Reggae and Afrobeat

Rewind Show on Rastfm 7 June 2019
Something a little way different...







Continuous mix. 2 hours.



 

Monday, June 3, 2019

MIGHTY UPSETTER BLACK ARK SELECTION

UPSETTER NIGHT ON RASTFM 31 May 2019
 Puppa Sleng Teng & Paul Rootsical play back to back - unity clash style
All-star 1970s Black Ark selection from the archives. vocal & dubwise, hit tunes & obscurities. Magical madness from Lee 'Scratch' Perry, a true genius...

Part 1 focuses mostly on the early-mid seventies




Part 2 mid-late 70s - seriously deep organic roots music.




Continuous mix. Total 6 hours!


Remember... the REWIND SHOW is live each Friday 6-8pm UK, followed directly by the OLDIES BUT GOODIES SHOW from 7pm France time
It's the FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE on rastfm.com 
Come join in!


 


Thursday, May 16, 2019

SIAMROOTSICAL SEND OUT THANKS


SENDING OUT THANKS & RASPECT
TO EACH AND EVERY ONE...
THIS MONTH MARKS THE 
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BLOG
MAY 2009 - 2019

Yes ites, at that time I had a backlog of mixtapes I'd done over the previous years and, after visiting other reggae blogs, I decided to publish my stuff to see wha 'appen.
I fully expected it to be taken down but was pleased to see several featured reggae artists effectively endorse the project by sharing it on social media.

Siamrootsical was thus one of the trailblazers of this kind of mix sharing in a reggae blog format. Remember, those were the days of Last FM when free streaming was far more limited (and frustrating) over the legal web than it is today since the advent of mass-participation web radio.

Extremely humble beginnings with visitor numbers at 10-20 a day & the occasional kind comments. Interest grew steadily over time though & we've now had over 900K visitors and nuff positive interactions plus a whole heap a collaborations. So I just wanna thank you all for the blessings guidance & oneness on this journey
Big word up to the TWITTER MASSIVES
also the MIXCLOUD REGGAE COMMUNITY


Sending out a special livication to a few key idren here from over the years (Jah know its only a partial list - apologies)...

ALL THE RASTFM FAMILY
KING DAVID
RAS XTR3ME
JARRETTMC
RAS MIDAS
ENTERTAINMENT WORKS
REGGAESOULLOVER
BEN
LUKE E ROOTS
SELECTOR SHIKYDRAKS
PUPPA SLENG TENG
ROCKING ROCCO
MIDNIGHT RAVER
BRIXTON RAT
DUBIT
LINK UP RE-CORDZ
OTIS GAYLE
SPACEPORT7
DJ HERBAL T
JETHRO LION
KING VOLTS
ROOTS OUTERNATIONAL
RAS DAN-I
THE ROOTSMAN
SELECTA DANG
SCRATCHYLUS & EMPRESS REGGAE
DIGITAL B RECORDS
TONY D CLUTCHEYE
BOOMRUSH PROMOTIONS
BLACK ROOTS
DAWNA LEE
REGGAE DISCOGRAPHY
DEN FABRIZI
ENIGMA
RDX PROMO
UNIVERAL MELODY RECORDS
IN-EX RECORDS
ZINE
TOM 
REGGAEWERX PR
AFRICA OYE
@BLACKMUSICFESTIVAL
STATION FM
KING MAS
LUTAN FYAH
BUSHMAN
ANTHONY B
P ZED
HIKALIBA
DUBTONIC KRU
RAGING FYA
DJ IRIELION
ROOTS1 SOUND SYSTEM
SUNFLOWER STUDIO
and many others...

GIVE THANKS ITES
-EVER BLESS-



Monday, May 13, 2019

Admiral Tibet & Friends Break Down Barriers

Admiral Tibet & Friends Break Down Barriers
Rewind Show on Rastfm.com 10 May 2019
All-star Admiral Tibet tribute
Kenneth Allen aka the original 'MR REALITY' is joined by a host of deejays and singers mid-80s - present
CONSCIOUS REGGAE MUSIC


Continuous mix. 2 hours

Productions from JAMMYS, WINSTON RILEY, REDMAN INTERNATIONAL, BOBBY DIGITAL, BUNNY GEMINI, LUV MESSENGER, AFRICAN STAR, CROWN STAR, KINGS INTERNATIONAL, XTERMINATOR, CALIBUD, 71 RECORDS, LINK UP RE-CORDZ/PEER PRESSURE & SPRAGGA ROOTS

Excursions on the THINGS & TIME, THREE BLIND MICE, SERIOUS TIME, DEATH IN THE ARENA, NEW TACTICS, TERRORIST, LECTURER, ASHAM, ZION, ROCKFORT ROCK, HEATHEN, BRAINWASH, WAR, OVER THE YEARS, SHINE & CRISS, THE WHIP, HELP THE NEEDY, JUST FRIENDS, FULL UP, MAD MAD

Sunday, May 5, 2019

SOUND BOY BURIAL RAGGAMUFFIN STYLE

Straight to a sound boy chest
RAGGAMUFFIN STYLE
Rewind Show on rastfm
Its a sound bwoy killing... and burial
no apology!



NO TROUBLE WE! 
 Digital dancehall selection. Late-80s into the 90s
Rewind back to 1987 & the excitement of that time!
Musical murder


CONTINUOUS MIX. 2 HOURS
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Jammys, Tubbys, Techniques, Power House, Music Master, Witty, Redman International, Oneness, Gussie P, Top Rank...

Some murderous riddim like the Afi Fly Out, No Trouble We, Level The Vibes, Mad Mad, Hi Fashion, Heavenless, Fresh, Can't Conquer I, Wise Man, Mind U Dis, Hot Wax, Punnany & the mighty, the one & only Jammys Kuff


Paul Rootsical deh yah pon rastfm.com
EVERY FRIDAY 6-8PM UK time
Let all likkle jumpon soundboy selector remember that!!! 
CHO!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sleng Teng & Paul Rootsical Penthouse Salute

RASTFM UNITY CLASH 19 April 2019
Puppa Sleng Teng & Paul Rootsical salute Donovan Germain & Penthouse Records

Rocking reggae dancehall session
with plenty conscious vibes
Sleng Teng and I decided to come together for this tribute to one of the greatest producers and record labels
 Back 2 back, riddim 2 riddim





Selections here date mainly from between 1989 and 1999 though we take in a good few recent releases later on.
Passing though all the musical styles of the time... Nuff trademark Penthouse reggae-dancehall though hardcore dancehall/ragga to 90's new roots.

Penthouse regulars Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Tony Rebel, Wayne Wonder, Twiggy, Cutty Ranks, Mad Cobra & Terry Ganzie are joined by a whole heap a well-known singers and deejays

RIDDIM: EXCURSIONS ON THE...
(PART 1) WARRIORS DON'T CRY, SWING EASY, COLLEGE ROCK, REALLY TOGETHER, SIX MONTH BREAK, SEXY GIRLS, LOVE IS THE POWER, LOVING WAS A CRIME, FAR EAST, BRING IT TO ME, BUBBLE, SWEETEST GIRL, PON MI NOZZLE, CHAMPION, DICKIE (ACTION), BATTY RIDER, SOUL REBEL, MUD UP, CHASE VAMPIRE...

(PART 2) THINGS & TIME, LOVE & HATE, M 16, FREEDOM BLUES, LAND OF LOVE, GENERAL PENITENTIARY, THREE BLIND MICE, MOVIE STAR, ROPE IN, THINGS A COME UP TO BUMP, TEMPO, NANNY GOAT, CANNABIS VIBES, I FEEL GOOD, NO TROUBLE WE, MISS WIRE WAIST...




Continuous mix - 2 X 3 HOUR SETS
-download-
(660MB) 
 

Nuff respect to heartical bredren Sleng Teng
Its been wicked... 
Remember to check his weekly Oldies But Goodies show
on WWW.RASTFM.COM every Friday 9pm France time

Sunday, March 24, 2019

STINGRAY CULTURE SELECTION

STINGRAY RECORDS SPECIAL
Roots selections from 1994 up to now..
Rewind Show on rastfm.com 23rd March 2019



Champions of Yard-style music in England, STINGRAY RECORDS LONDON has been keeping UK reggae moving forward ever since the McLeod brothers founded the label in 1994. Their West London studio continues to record some of the biggest names in reggae music from Jamaica, the UK & further afield. 
For a full bio & info visit their website http://stingrayrecordslondon.com/about

Over 50 tracks here by an impressive array of artists. Strictly culture selections here - we don't venture into the extensive Stingray lovers rock catalogue at all this time: perhaps another show...


Tuff riddim like the I Love King Selassie I, Free Up The Vibes, Rope In, Jah Love, Boops, Hypocrites, Craven Dog, Wolves & Leopards, Cuss Cuss, Peace & Love, Caution, the brutal Bloody City, Tamarind Juice, rootical updates of the Zion Pathway & None A Jah Jah Children plus the amazing Coxsone Dodd inspired Vampire.

This was my last session before I take a short break from broadcasting. We gotta move house this month so I need to focus all of my attention on that for a while (its a pain in the butt though its kind of exciting sametime). Looking forward to getting a new studio together and moving forward. Thanks as ever to all listeners and friends... Siamroots-ites, rastfm family, mixcloud reggae massive, twitter crew...BLESSUP

Coninuous mix. 2hrs
-DOWNLOAD-






Monday, March 18, 2019

Lovers Rock & Dancehall Hits from the Nineties

Revisiting the mixtape
Lovers Rock and Dancehall from the 90's
Compilation of MASSIVE reggae hits.
Rewind Show on Rastfm.com 8th March 2019





Riddim track ike Its Growing, Love of a Lifetime, Practice What You Preach, Full Up, Stars, Penthouse's Taxi and Swing Easy.




Continuous mix. 158 minutes.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

ROUGH AND RUGGED



ROUGH AND RUGGED
Revisiting the reggae/dancehall mixtape from 2008.
Tuff reggae riddim with blazing dancehall
Keeping it conscious...
Essential Buju & Beenie Man





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).



CD2: Tempo nah cease... it just increase.... Riddim like: 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 (Massive B).



Continuous mix. 157 minutes total. Repost...
-download cd1-
-download cd2- (new link)