Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Dr Roots' Tribute to Lee 'Scratch' Perry

 

Dr. Roots Roots Cypher Show #643

Tribute to Lee 'Scratch' Perry

 

 

Fine salute to the brilliantly chaotic Upsetter, moving between his much celebrated productions and his very unique vocal offerings from across the years. The Upsetter of all upsetters! This is the most complete & rounded two hour tribute that I've heard yet.

 

Broadcasting direct outta Greensboro NC each weekend, radio host & selector Brian Greene aka Dr. Roots always comes with a refreshingly rootikal, conscious & widely varied program. Nuff upcoming & lesser known, underground artists rub shoulders with all the roots legends as the doctor literally leaves no stone unturned! I for one always love to listen up... Consciousness and wadada love, Selah

Check out his  mixcloud for more episodes 

 

Thanks & respect to the Doc every time... Word, sound and power!

 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Heartical Love & Respect Dubwise

 

Heartical Love Respect and DUB

Brand new/recent heavyweight rootsdub releases

Rootical and conscious vibrations 🔈🔉🔊

Interspersed as usual with a few upful & rightful vocal tracks.. Rhythm section step forward >>>

Friday Night Rewind on hearticalfm.com 8 Aug 2021

 

 

Continuous mix 2hrs 40

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Tracks from the new Horace Andy collaboration LP Broken Beats. The new Zion Train album - Star of Hope features unreleased Dubs & projects. Tuff Scout's Out On The Floor Dub is a great album with nods to legendary UK record shops & labels. Zenzile & the Irie Ites meet Trinity 2021 marks a final outing by the great deejay himself 🔥🔥🔥



The Rootsman & Inspirational Sounds represent Bradford, carrying the city's great dub tradition (dub mi crazy!) forward in a 21st century style. Their 2018 EP Up North has 6 tracks all named after legendary 20th century West Indian venues & landmarks in town & the old 'frontline', ie. the Palm Cove Club, Checkpoint community centre, the Sugar Cane Club, the Young Lions cafe, Green Lane & the Perseverance (aka Percy - the once infamous frontline pub). Three tracks included here. Perhaps a counteraction 2 will namecheck more hotspots like the Railway Club, Ebonies, Mayflower Club, MAPA, Lumb Lane, Bibi's and other memorable places?? Too many to mention in a single EP 😄 Give thanks for the trip down memory lane ites
Get Up North at bandcamp

Singer & producer Messian 'Dubroom' Dread comes with 2 superb EP discomixes, one brand new & one from the archives. Conscious vocals & bubbling dubs! Catch his live sessions each Tuesday at 6PM UK/19h. Dutch time on hearticalfm.com His website: dubroom.org hear & d/l his new releases at reverbnation.com/realdubroom Militant music with praises to jah jah...


I unashamedly pulled out a crop of tunes by name here - heartical - this is what we call selecting by song title 😆😆😆 who can feel must hear!

Big up all the hearticalfm crew...

thanks to all you promotors for sending us so many of these new releases 🙏

 

Monday, August 2, 2021

Jah Power & Jahfinity

 

Chase dem away with Jah power & jahfinity... have to respect the divinity and give praise to Jah through eternity Luciano

 Conscious roots music from the Virgin Islands & Miami. Selection 2000s-2020s

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Productions from Lustre Kings, I Grade, Zion High, African Roots Lab & Galaxy Soundstation (Miami)

Brand new riddim release from Zion High called Mash Down. The Jahfinity by Galaxy is a semi-acoustic roots rhythm track featuring cuts by JC Appoleon (Haiti), Kylus and an astounding lyrical performance by Luciano on Jah Earth. Great dub too. 


 New tracks by Akae Beka including a great combo with Chronixx. New album by Arkaingelle for I Grade records. Dubwise selection from the
Zion I Kings band. Tracks from Lloyd Brown's brilliant Rootical album for Zion High. Deejays like Pressure Busspipe, Kabaka Pyramid, Lutan Fyah, Ras Attitude & Prezident Brown...




 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Ijahman Bunny Wailer Vaughn Benjamin & I-Wayne: Back 2 Back Part 2

 

By special request...

Four outstanding artists go toe to toe for this roots & reality session. Brings together two legends from the golden era of Jamaican roots music with two deeply original artists from more recent times as Jah music keeping on moving forward...

 

Continuous mix: 2 hours

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Ijahman Levi emerged in 1976 with the Carry Jah Heavy Load & Jah Is No Secret singles, originally released on UK label Concrete Jungle before getting signed to Island in 1978 to international acclaim. Highly authentic & epic songs, deeply spiritual & personal self productions. Other true pioneers, Vaugh & Ron Benjamin & Midnite blazed onto the scene in the late 1990's with a completely new approach to roots reggae, both musical & lyrical. Vaughn reformed the group in 2015 as Akae Beka after Ron stepped back from touring. Vaughn must be one of reggae's most recorded album artists with literally countless albums of fresh songs (and there is more still to surface). Revered by many as a prophet & visionary its almost as though he was in a rush to get his messages out before his untimely passing at only 50 in 2020. He surely left us much to absorb & ponder over the coming years... I-Wayne made a massive impact when he hit the airwaves in 2004, especially in Jamaica where he continuous to perform to appreciative crowds. Songs like Life Seed, Living In Love & Lava Ground are deeply grounded nu-roots classics. Sadly he is under-recorded with only a handful of singles & 4 LPs & to his name, the last in 2012. Bunny Wailer was of course around right from the start, the mid-60's ska & R&B period, and remained active until only a few years ago - a stellar career stretching well over 50 years. Outspoken, controversial & somewhat reclusive Bunny was a true living legend in every sense.


Friday Night Rewind on hearticalfm July 2021


RSL & BT big up bredren 💚💛💗

Bless the hearticalfm crew

 


 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Rastafari Tradition - Deep Roots 1976-1983

 

 Earth's Rightful Ruler Emperor Haile Selassie I

Singers & players of instruments united deep in a rastafari culture... Roots selection from the late 70's & early 80s. Augustus Pablo leads off with the majestic Rastafari Tradition 


Continuous mix 2 hours

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Features a lot of lesser known artists alongside some underground roots classics. Borrows tracks from the Wiser Dread (Nighthawk 1981), Stages Of Life (All Tone), Unity Is Strength Vol. 2 (Park Heights 1982) & Wanted (Makasound 2004) compilations. Serious David Jahson & Phillip Fraser selection with the Fatman Ridim Section & Freedom Sounds. Excursions on the crucial Captivity/Take 5 riddim from 1979 (Thrillseekers) & Peace Man (Ta-Shi/Cornerstone Church of Music 1978). 12''s from Junior Delahaye (Wackies 1981) & Johnny Clarke (Blackbeard 1970s).





Friday Night Rewind show every week on hearticalfm.com


 



Monday, June 28, 2021

4 Roots Legends Back 2 Back - Bob Marley Ijahman Levi Alpha Blondy & Nasio

 

Bringing together four giants of reggae music

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS, IJAHMAN LEVI, ALPHA BLONDY & NASIO FONTAINE

Roots rock reggae by special request...

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hours 23 mins

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Give thanks to RSR for the requests. The input helps keep the fya burning man, bless. I'm considering doing a part 2...

 

Friday Night Rewind on hearticalfm.com

every week at 6PM UK time
 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Doctor Alimantado - Idrens Gather Round

 

Dread Doctor Alimantado & The Sons of Thunder all-star tribute showcase session

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hrs 14 mins

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Dr Alimantado aka Winston Thompson started out as a deejay on Coxsone's Downbeat Sound & Lord Tippertone before finally voicing sides for Lee Perry & Bunny Lee in 1971 with the nom de guerre Winston Prince. A long string of 45s followed as the Doctor. An astute businessman, he quickly took full ownership of his music, releasing on his own Ital Sounds & Vital Food labels from 1973 and Keyman Records later on. Two immensely successful LP compilations of these singles came out on Greensleeves in the late 70's; Best Dressed Chicken In Town & Sons Of Thunder that cemented his place as a premier deejay artist of the day

 

Alimantado voiced with several producers at various studios but most often with Lee Perry & Bunny Lee so this compilation frequently alternates between tunes from both with vocal versions from singers like Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell & David Isaacs. Version galore again! This rhythm selection features recordings from 1971 until 1976 when he voiced the amazing Born For A Purpose/Still Alive at Channel One. You will hear here that he was big into recyling, often revisiting the same riddim several times. The Love Is LP from 1982 basically contained new or unreleased versions of older, familiar rhythm tracks. The 1979 Kings Bread (& accompanying Kings Bread Dub) album on Ital was pure roots. An outstanding 70's artist...

 

In the 1980's Alimantado was drawn more to singing rather than chanting and focused on solo production with much less success though he had an excellent eye for album art which helped maintain his popularity. He put out a series of dub albums entitled In The Mix into the 1990's. That material is not included here  

 


Friday Night Rewind on hearticalfm.com June 2021


 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Its A Botanical Roots...

 

Mid-80's roots reggae classics

Selection of blazing roots & pre-digital dancehall from the years following Bob's passing when international reggae artists still enjoyed mainstream popularity. Luminaries like Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie, Peter Tosh, Barrington Levi, Junior Reid, Half Pint, Ini Kamoze, Aswad, Misty In Roots, Freddie Mcgregor & Sugar Minott lead the way.. 

A really exciting period in the annuls of reggae music

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Anyone remember Black Beat International?


I subscribed to this monthly magazine from my local newsagents as a youthman in the mid-80's - a vital link, keeping me in touch with what was happening stuck up there in rural Northumberland. It also came with superb full page posters & centrefolds to help cover my walls haha.. A glossy alternative to the weekly Black Echoes newpaper BBI likewise covered all forms of music of black origin and while not quite matching Echoes for depth of coverage, it was a pleasing, wonderfully presented publication that looked fab up there on the shop shelves back then in the golden era of printed media. Just seeing all these covers again brings it all back... So salute Black Beat International!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Freddie Mcgregor Dennis Brown & Horace Andy early 45s at Studio One

 

Spotlighting the emergence of three reggae superstars at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One

FREDDIE MCGREGOR DENNIS BROWN & 

HORACE ANDY

Charting the singers earliest singles 1965 to 1973 along with many interesting b-sides.



Continuous mix 2 hours

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 Freddie Mcgregor, known as Little Freddie, started out on harmonies with vocal group The Clarendonians from the age of 9 and also as half of the duo Fitzy & Freddie (both with Ernest Wilson) through the second half of the 60s. He went on to have his greatest successes later in the 1970s, notably with the Bobby Babylon & I Am Ready LPs. He continued to work with Dodd into the 1980s.

Another juvenile star Dennis Brown voiced No Man Is An Island back in 1969 at 12 years old. He stayed on at Brentford Road until 1972 and much of his work from that time was compiled into 2 Studio One LPs, No Man Is An Island & If I Follow My Heart.

Horace Andy got his breakthrough in 1970 aged 19, going on to have a string of hits with Dodd through the first half of the 70's most of which are spread over three LPs, including the essential Skylarking.


 Friday Night Rewind on hearticalfm.com 14 May 2021

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Kill Dem With Good Vibrations...

 

 


Kill dem with love inspiration, good good vibration, love in our nation...

Thanks & praise for living every day

Trust in the father along life's way

That good things will come our way and I'll be a strong man one day

For the good things you do will always live with you

The bad things you do will surely follow you... to the end I say now

Kill dem with it - love inspiration, good good vibration, love in our nation...

 

Show me love & I'll give you respect

End of the day you won't regret it

Still I pray to Jah every day that you make me a strong man I say

Freddie Mcgregor

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Positive selection from the dawn of the 1990s with some superb performances, particularly from Freddie Mcgregor, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Jack Radics & Barrington Levy. Rasta still deh bout... The upswing in street violence a yard at that time inspired a string of really strong 'reality' lyrics, planting the seeds that eventually led to the so called 'new roots revolution' in the years to follow. 


In the ghetto man & man have to function yeah

with a little or no education 

with no form of employment

and that's the cause of miscontent

But we nah kill rudeboy, we raise dem..

Cos' each & every one is a part of the problem 


The name of the game is survival

In a society that turns us all into criminals

I watch them grow and I watch them die

As some people laugh and I see some cry

Gregory Isaacs

 Featuring several Castro Brown productions (New Name Music) taken from the Super Star Line Up LP 1991 & Jack Radics' essential Radical album from 1992

Michael Prophet, Anthony Johnson, Ken Boothe, Gregory & Cornell Campbell all recreate their classics in a fresh style for the 90's. Find Yourself by soca star Baron rides a solid dancehall rhythm and is just amazing. Introducing rising star Garnett Silk...


Friday Night Rewind show on hearticalfm.com 

31 April 2021
 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Reggae Tribute To Jerry Garcia Tribute To Reggae

 

REGGAE TRIBUTE TO JERRY GARCIA

JERRY GARCIA TRIBUTE TO REGGAE

All star Grateful Dead reggae session

Grateful Dread jamming down Shakedown street... 

JA artists like Mykal Rose, The Wailing Souls, Toots Hibbert, Gregory Isaacs, The Congos, Ras Michael, Burning Spear & Stephen Marley along with US-based band Roots of Creation celebrate Jerry's music in a reggae style. Meantime the Jerry Garcia Band, the Dead & David Grisman play reggae songs in their own distinctive way with those great mind-bending solos. Deadhead party vibes  throughout... The music never stop


 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Friday Night Rewind Show on hearticalfm.com 23 April 2021