lundi 10 septembre 2012

lundi 6 août 2012

LORD CREATOR - INDEPENDANT JAMAICA (1962 ISLAND)

06 AUGUST 1962 / 06 AUGUST 2012
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDANCE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMAICA !!!!!!!!!


jeudi 2 août 2012

BLACK UHURU @ PARIS Zenith 1989

ANOTHER CONCERT FRESHLY TRANSFERED OUT OF TAPE .
BLACK UHURU 1989 IN PARIS REGGAE FESTIVAL.
DON CARLOS DUCKIE SIMPSON & GARTH DENNIS...

BONGO HERMAN & STICKY - God step (1972 Pantomine)

GLEN BROWN & SUZANNE PRESCOD - Let me in your heart (1972 Pantomine)

FOR THOSE WHO DOUBT ABOUT IT, JUST LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONG TO UNDERSTAND WHY GLEN BROWN IS A GENIUS PRODUCER / ORIGINAL RIDDIM MAKER / MUSICIAN / SINGER !

lundi 23 juillet 2012

U ROY @ PARIS Palais de la mutualite - 1989

AUGUSTUS PABLO @ PARIS La Mutualité 1987


AUGUSTUS PABLO
LIVE IN PARIS Palais de la mutualité 1987

01 ROCKERS ROCK
02 FROZEN DUB
03 KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS UPTOWN
04 EAST OF THE RIVER NILE
05 JAVA

jeudi 19 juillet 2012

HORACE ANDY - Keep it coming + version (1992 Moods international records)

1992'S CUT FROM HORACE ANDY FOR THE LEGENDARY PRODUCER HARRY MUDIE.
ORIGINAL RIDDIM IS DENNIS WALKS "HEART DON'T LEAP"
MIX IS VERY WELL CRAFTED. KEEP IT COMING SLEEPY !!!

mardi 17 juillet 2012

BIG YOUTH + DENNIS BROWN & THE HEPTONES Streets in Africa + version 1973 Negusa Nagast



 THIS ONE IS BASED ON WAR "THE WORLD IS A GHETTO" TUNE. HERE'S THE ORIGINAL VERSION FROM 1973 ON BIG YOUTH'S OWN NEGUSA NAGAST LABEL !HE WILL RE-RECORD HIS VOICE FOR ANOTHER VERSION ON THE EXCELLENT "CHANTING DREAD INNA FINE STYLE" LP¨IN 1982.

mercredi 11 juillet 2012

PRINCE JAZZBO - Crime don't pay (1973 Bongoman)

STUDIO 1 CUT OF BIG YOUTH 1972 HUGE HIT "S90 SKANK" !
CRIME DON T PAY BROTHERS,  PRINCE JAZZBO SAY SO !

BRUCE RUFFIN + THE BEVERLEY'S ALLSTARS - Free the people

BRUCE RUFFIN EX TECHNIQUES SINGER HERE WITH A GREAT ROCKSTEADY TUNE
ON LESLIE KONG'S BEVERLEY LABEL. FREE THE PEOPLE !

vendredi 29 juin 2012

JOE TEX & U BLACK + JOE GIBBS & THE PROFESSIONALS - Batman & Robin + Bat rock (1981 Belmont)

DJ COMBINATION ON THE "LOVE ME GIRL" RIDDIM,
A STUDIO 1 TUNE FROM 1968 SUNG ORIGINALY BY LEROY SIBBLES & ROCKY ELLIS.
JOE TEX & U BLACK MADE A COUPLE OF TRACKS FOR JOE GIBBS...
HERE THEY ARE AS BATMAN & ROBIN...
WHAT A PROGRAM INNA RUB A DUB STYLEEE !!!

RANFORD ROACH - Dub her tonight + version (1978 Channel one)

GREAT RECUT FROM THE MELODIANS "I get along without you"
A TUFF STEPPER WITH A HUGE VERSION !
DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE FROM RANFORD ROACH...

mercredi 27 juin 2012

THE MAYTALS + THE BEVERLEYS ALLSTARS - Teacher teacher + version (1971 Beverley's)

A GREAT TUNE FROM THE MAYTALS FULL OF MENTO INFLUENCE
DONE WHEN THEY WERE WORKING WITH LESLIE KONG
DURING THE GOLDEN DAYSOF EARLY REGGAE !

mardi 26 juin 2012

WINSTON MCANUFF & BAZBAZ ORCHESTRA - Devil may roar live @ Paris 2012


LAST CLIP FROM WINSTON MC ANUFF & BAZBAZ ORCHESTRA
@ PARIS "Music to rock the nation" FESTIVAL 2012
"DEVIL MAY ROAR" FROM THE 2004 LP "A DROP"
DON'T REALLY KNOW WHY BUT THE MELODICA ALWAYS REMINDS ME
OAKLEY BUMPS "GET A LICK" ON THE STUDIO 1 LABEL !
WHATEVER IT'S A GREAT TUNE !!!

dimanche 24 juin 2012

DUKE REID & DUTCHESS - Religious service on Bond street (1966 Treasure isle)

IT'S ALL IN THE TITLE...
A SUNDAY MORNING ON 1966 IN A KINGSTONIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
BLESS FROM THE DUKE & LUCILLE REID !!!

jeudi 21 juin 2012

BRONCO KNOWLEDGE & NOISE ZION BAND - PARIS Glazart 14 06 2012

4 BIG TUNES LIVE WITH BRONCO KNOWLEDGE
INCLUDING "SENTRY" HE WROTE AND RECORDED WITH KNOWLEDGE IN 1978 !
FAMOUS TRENCHTOWN SOUNDS !!!

mercredi 20 juin 2012

PRINCE BUSTER & THE ALL STARS - Here comes the bride (1965 Prince Buster)


THIS BALLAD IS A TRUE LEGENDARY TUNE,
A CLASSIC IN CECIL "PRINCE BUSTER" CAMPBELL REPERTOIRE.
WHENEVER I'LL GET MARRIED ONE DAY I'D PLAYING THAT ONE !!!
...

vendredi 15 juin 2012

OWEN GRAY - Cry me a river (1975 Clocktower repress

THIS ONE IS A RECUT FROM JACKIE OPEL TUNE (Aka YOU GOTTA CRY)
AND NOT THE JULIE LONDON STANDARD (WICH IS GREAT TOO)
I GUESS THIS ONE WAS VERY FAMOUS IN THE RADIO DAYS IN JAMAICA
AS IT SEEMS TO BE DEEP DOWN IN THE JAMAICAN MUSICAL CULTURE.
OWEN GRAY CUT THIS VERSION IN A TYPICAL BUNNY LEE STYLE FROM 1975.
I WISH I COULD HEAR JOHNNY CLARKE MAKING HIS OWN  ! 

jeudi 14 juin 2012

WINSTON MCANUFF & BAZBAZ ORCHESTRA - Sentenced @ Paris 2012

2ND EXTRACT FROM THE WINSTON MCANUFF & BAZBAZ ORCHESTRA GIG
"SENTENCED" IS A GREAT ORIGINAL TUNE  AND A PERFECT MIX OF WORK BETWEEN THE TWO ARTISTS.
ENJOY !



mercredi 13 juin 2012

WINSTON MCANUFF & BAZBAZ ORCHESTRA - Unchained @ Paris 2012

Big cover from Bob Andy's famous studio 1 hit !
Originaly recorded by Winston  McAnuff in the late 70's on top ranking label,
here is the 2012 rendition if this ageless classic from the ever young Electric dread.
He's backed here by the great (small) Bazbaz orchestra
Bazbaz : organ / rhodes / melodica
Christiane Prince : drums
Jerome "Santana" Perez : guitar
Thierry Negro : bass)
Thanks to the staff  (Ela & co) of "Music to rock the nation" festival for making things becoming easier

dimanche 10 juin 2012

GROUNDATION @ CERGY L'OBSERVATOIRE 09 05 2012

 "Merry go round" and "Upon the bridge" from their "Building an ark" tour in France !
Enjoy it !

samedi 9 juin 2012

PRINCE PAMPADOO - Dread bandwagon + Life in Jamaica (1978 Vivian Jackson)

One of the governor general early tune over the "death in the arena" riddim.
Nice to hear Pompidoo before he became the "rockstone voice" !

mercredi 6 juin 2012

RUPIE EDWARDS + R.E ALL STARS - Irie feeling (Aka "Skanga") + feeling high (1974 Cactus)

WICKED INSTRUMENTAL TUNE FROM TOP PRODUCER RUPIE EDWARDS,
IRIE FEELING IS A MASSIVE DUB WITH A GREAT MIX!
IT WAS A HUGE ROOTS HIT BACK IN THE DAYS !
JACOB MILLER & INNER CIRCLE MADE THEIR OWN VERSION SOON AFTER...

lundi 28 mai 2012

ALTON ELLIS - Deliver us (1971 Gas UK press)

LOVE THAT EARLY 70'S REGGAE SOUNDS !
PRODUCED BY LLOYD "THE MATADOR" DALEY,
"DELIVER US" PROVIDES GREAT MUSIC AND VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS.

samedi 26 mai 2012

AL CAMPBELL - Till i kiss you (Exclusive)

ORIGINAL TUNE FROM THE EVERLY BROTHERS COVERED BY AL CAMPBELL INNA RUB A DUB STYLE !!!
NOTES THAT ONE IS A KIND OF REMAKE FROM NANA MCLEAN'S STUDIO 1 VERSION IN 1968 ... 

dimanche 13 mai 2012

THE FAITH BROTHERS - I'm saved now (1966 Tabernacle)

Another christian tune from 1966 produced by C.D Dodd A.k.a Coxsone.

 Studio 1 inna sunday style !

mardi 8 mai 2012

SCOTTY + BONGO HERMAN - Skank in bed + African breakfast (1972 Harry J)

DJ CUT TO LORNA BENNETT HUGE HIT "BREAKFAST IN BED"
BONGO HERMAN RULES THE FLIP WITH HIS REPEATER.
ANOTHER EXCELLENT WORK FROM GEOFFREY CHUNG !!!

lundi 7 mai 2012

THE MAYTALS - My darling (1965 Gaydisc)

AN OLD MAYTALS TUNE PRODUCED BY LINFORD POTTINGER FOR GAYDISC
VERY SMOOTH AND RELAXING ONE ! ENJOY...

KEN BOOTHE - Without love (1985 Kingdom records)

Recut from his own studio one tune from 1972 ! This one comes from "Reggae stars explosion vol.1" issued on Kingdom records in 1985.
Produced by Ranking Joe, that was backed by the Roots radics at channel 1 studio and mixed at easy street studio in London.
Others artists on the LP are Leroy Sibble, Rod Taylor, Anthony Johnson, Earl 16, Frankie Paul, Thriller & George Wright !

dimanche 6 mai 2012

samedi 5 mai 2012

LLOYD PARKS + DENNIS ALCAPONE - Stars + stars version (1972 Impact)

THIS IS THE REGGAE CUT TO CORNEL CAMPBELL & THE ETERNALS'S "STARS" HIT !
VERSION IS DONE BY ANOTHER STUDIO 1 STAR, MR DENNIS ALCAPONE HIMSELF !
LOVE THAT  RAW AND ROOTS RANDY CHIN EARLY 70'S SOUND !

THE WAILING SOULS - Walk walk walk (1971 Banana uk press)

CRUCIAL STUDIO ONE PRODUCTION STRAIGHT FROM TRENCHTOWN !!!

vendredi 4 mai 2012

BIG YOUTH - Can you keep a secret (1973 Mafia)

AN EARLY BIG YOUTH TUNE FROM 1973 !
RIDDIM COMES FROM KEITH HUDSON'S "I'M ALLRIGHT"
I THINK THE MUSICIANS INCLUDES CARLTON & ASTON "FAMILY MAN" BARRETT
ON DRUM & BASS, AS WELL AS EARL "CHINNA" SMITH ON GUITAR.
VERY HYPNOTIC RIDDIM, IT ALWAYS REMINDS ME THE MOOD OF WAR'S "FOUR CORNERED ROOM"

JACKIE MITTOO - Touching you (1970 Festival 71)

"TOUCHING YOU" FROM KEYBOARD KING JACKIE MITTOO.
I DON'T REALLY KNOW IF THIS ONE IS RELATIVE TO ANOTHER TUNE OR NOT...
RELEASED IT FESTIVAL 71, THIS ONE OF MANY LABELS THAT OWE TO COXSONE DODD.
FORGET THE CRACKS THIS ONE IS 100% STUDIO 1 !!!

KENNETH POWER (Aka KEN PARKER & CAREYJOHNSON) - I and i a go whip them (1972 Joe Gib pre)

ANOTHER TUNE RELATIVE TO THE JAMAICAN ELECTIONS OF 1972 !
STILL UNDER THE MONIKER OF KENNETH POWER,
KEN PARKER IS SINGING WHILE CAREY JOHNSON GOT THE TOAST PART.
WHIP THEM WITH THE ROD OF CORRECTION JOSHUA !!!

jeudi 3 mai 2012

R.I.P LLOYD BREVETT (1931/2012)

Another huge loss for jamaican music...

JOHN HOLT - Tonight (Justice records)

BUNNY FLIP ( Aka WINSTON SCOTLAND) - Skanky dog (1972 Pressure beat)

DJ cut to Peter Tosh's "Maga dog" !


PETER TOSH & THE WAILERS - Can't you see (1966 Supreme blank)


ORIGINAL VERSION FROM THE WAILERS !!!
ANOTHER GREAT STUDIO ONE TUNE PRODUCED BY C.S DODD AKA COXSONE !

HORACE ANDY & HOMEGROWN BAND - Ain't no sunshine @ CREIL La grange a mus...

SMALL SNIPPET OF HORACE'S RENDITION OF BILL WITHER'S CLASSIC "AIN'T NO SUNSHINE"
ORIGINALY SUNG  ON "YOU ARE MY ANGEL" LP FROM 1973,
THIS WAS DONE ON HIS 2012 TOUR BACKED BY FRENCH HOMEGROWN BAND.
A HORNY VERSION WITH STEPPA'S WICKED CHORUS ON SAX
FOLLOWED BY HENRY "MATIC HORNS" TENYUE ON T BONE PLAYING "THE GODFATHER" ;-)
AS USUAL MR ANDY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB !!!

mercredi 2 mai 2012

LARRY MARSHALL - It makes me feel (1971 Supreme)

Prince Alla "40 days & 40 nights" 2012 teaser in Kingston

SMALL TEASER FROM PRINCE ALLA & ORANGE STREET "40 days and 40 nights"
THAT SOON WILL BE ISSUED ON THE ROCKING TIME LABEL.
HOPE IT 'LL GIVE YOU A SWEET TASTE OF IT !!!

PORTIA MARGON + THE WIZARD - No no no + rythm (1983 Yes)

THE INTERNS - Butter mouth + version (1974 Techniques)

THE HAMLINS - Sentimental reasons (1968 Studio one)

ALTON ELLIS - Black on black (All tone)

BURNING SPEAR - Institution + natural (1977 Spear)

THE JAYS & RANKING TREVOR - Truly (1977 Discomix)