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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Khaki Suit
14th September, 2009 | 195 views

Damian Marley has bought a rather fetching new suit and he wants to let everyone know about it.

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Smith & Mighty – Move You Run
14th July, 2009 | 156 views

Low frequency oscillations are the order the day, send out bass warning.

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Junior Murvin – Memories
14th May, 2009 | 201 views

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Trippy Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry production during the same rich period where he produced The Heptones (see this blog post) and enhanced perfectly by the plaintive falsetto of Junior Murvin. A phat 12″ vinyl pressing that begs to be played loud on as big a system as one can muster, so as to get lost in the subtle nuances of Perry’s production techniques.

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Big Youth – Hit The Road Jack
11th May, 2009 | 81 views

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The song originally a hit for Ray Charles (written by Percy Mayfield) but reggae-fied by Big Youth, with his deejay delivery.

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Marianne Faithfull – Why D’Ya Do It
8th May, 2009 | 674 views

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Marianne Faithfull in full rant mode, dispensing obscenities on the theme of sexual jealously with a ‘new’ voice affected by years of substance abuse. Unsurprisingly, it caused some controversy at the time that included a ban in Australia and a walk out by female packers at the pressing plant; it certainly pulls no punches. However the spoken word/’rap’ lyrics complement the laidback bass and reggae rock stylings.

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Fozzie Bear - Shake The Foundations Vol.2

Like alot of musical genres that you may not be that familiar with, there’s so much music out there that, whilst you know that there must be tracks that you’ll probably like, you haven’t got the time to find ’em and buy all the other music you normally do! That’s why finding a mix like this is gold dust; an expert in the field offers up a set that cuts through all the BS and lays down something that you instantly understand. A superb selection that gets played regularly at Chukkle Towers; would love to get hold of some of these sevens especially all the Brickwall riddim ones.

The author of this mix now has it online as well, please click here.

01. Capleton – Intro (VP) 2002
02. VC – By His Deeds (Dig Dis) 2001
03. Buju Banton & Gregory Isaacs – Storm (Penthouse) 2002
04. Warrior King – Education (Penthouse) 2002
05. Storm Version (Penthouse) 2002
06. Luciano – You Can Have The World (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
07. Admiral Tibet – No Fear (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
08. Anthony B & Tafari – Rise Up (Al Ta Fa An) 2003
09. Singing Melody & Scotty – Watch This Sound (Digital B) 2002
10. Louie Culture – Reaction (Digital B) 2002
11. George Nooks – Two Roads (Digital B) 2002
12. Watch This Sound Version (Digital B) 2002
13. Bushman – Too Much Violence (Brickwall) 2002
14. Norris Man – Park Your Guns (Brickwall) 2002
15. Admiral Tibet – Peace & Love (Brickwall) 2002
16. Anthony B – God Above Everything (Brickwall) 2002
17. Morgan Heritage – What’s Going On (Brickwall) 2002
18. Beres Hammond – Hail His Name (Star Trail) 2002
19. Iyashanti – Communities Into Battlefield (Star Trail) 2002
20. Anthony B – Jah Love (Star Trail) 2002
21. Calliefields Version (Star Trail) 2002
22. Luciano – Blast Off Go Moon (Kennedy International) 2000
23. Baby Wayne – Sick Of Dem Treatment (Kennedy International) 2000
24. Admiral Tibet – Blame It On Yourself (Kennedy International) 2000
25. Half Pint – Political Friction (Feel The Beat)
26. Ward 21 – Reggae Pledge (Jammys) 2003
27. Shocking Blue – Artist War (Jammys) 2003
28. Morgan Heritage & Bounty Killer – Gunz In The Ghetto (71) 2000
29. Anthony B – Lock Your Guns (71) 2000
30. Ward 21 – Ganja Smoke (John John) 2001
31. Nelly Furtado – Turn Out The Light (Fi We) 2002
32. Spanner Banner – Life Goes On (Techniques) 1989


The Heptones – Party Time
10th June, 2008 | 230 views

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An ode to enjoying the present and not letting life pass you by:

We’ve got to live some life, before we’re old
We’ve got to live some life, before we’re cold
Time is short so hear me man
Let’s live the life the best we can
Time is short so hear me man
Remember here’s another day

With the Lee Perry production drenched in a dense cloud of ganja smoke, created in his Black Ark studio and the album it’s from, regarded as one of his finest efforts as a producer. I’ve got it on the subsequent compilation seen below, still worth procuring as it collates his efforts with different artists from around the same time. I find it an incredibly positive and uplifting song.

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Sly & Robbie – Jailbreak
19th May, 2008 | 130 views

Break out the hash cakes and indulge to this electronic dub reggae journey.

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