Sunday, April 24, 2011

Take 5 Riddim w/ Undercover (1961)

In 1959 The Dave Brubeck Quartet released their swingin' jazz album 'Time Out' and on it is one of my favourite songs of all-time - Take 5. Come 1968 Val Bennett with Bunny Lee take the controls and turn out a stomping ska tune "Russians are Coming". The versions continue inna reggae, roots and dub style through the 70's and 80's, sampling that distinctive sax lick and driving 5/4 bass-line. Enjoy.

***Inna Jazz Style***

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5 (1959)

Carmen McRae and Dave Brubeck - Take 5 (1984)

Quincy Jones - Take Five (1983)

***Inna Reggae Style***

Val Bennett - Russians Are Coming (1968)

Al Campbell - Bad Boy

Augustus Pablo & King Tubby - The Big Rip Off

Barrington Levy - Captivity

Barry Brown - Two House Apartment

Barry Brown - Natty Roots Man

Bobby Kalphat - Cunter Punch

Bobby Kalphat - Cunter Dub

Dillinger - Jah Love

Don Carlos - Mr. Big Man

Eric Bubble - Younger Generation

Jah Devon - To Take It All

Jah Devon - 5 Of Them

King Tubby - Take Five

Little Pepe - Junto Al Lion

Lone Ranger - Step It Inna Africa

Sugar Minott - Have You Ever Found A Love

Tommy McCook & The Agrovators - Jah Love Rockers Dub

Tony Tuff - Round The World

U Brown - Blow Mr Hornsman

Version - Take Five Riddim

Welton Irie - Mr Hornsman

Willie Williams - Jah Righteous Reign

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Roots Riddim Rundown w/ Undercover

With dancehall riddims being dime a dozen it's getting harder nowadays to find some solid roots riddims. They are out there though, just need to wade through the shit! Christopher Martin starts 'tings off inna lovers style with a big tune on the Love Stories Riddm. Shining Light Riddim sees an old Studio One foundation tune get the treatment from Lorenzo, Pinchers and Barrington Turner, I can run this riddim all night! Speaking of relicks, Fuss & Fight gets another go as does Delroy Wilson's Run Run with Jah Jah Give Us Life. Lyfe Turn has some of the better vocals on it from Gyptian, New Kids, Mitch, Collie and Sean Paul, while Matther McAnuff comes good on the Time Riddim. We finish with two biggies, The Gorilla Riddim and Hold You Medz Riddim with Sizzla setting us right - Can't Stop We! Air Horn!

***Love Stories Riddim***

Christopher Martin - Follow Me

Bugle - Life Nuh Easy

***Dem Talking Riddim***

Chezidek - Cyaan Cut Me Ganja

Norris Man - Inna Time Like This

***The Shining Light Riddim***

Lorenzo - Wake Dem Up

Pinchers - She Don't Mind

Barrington Turner - Jah Will Help Us

***Fuss & Fight Riddim***

Alborosie - Worlds Inna Trouble

Louie Culture - No Watch Man

***Jah Jah Give Us Life Riddim***

Ray Darwin - New York Minute

Tinga Stewart - Run Run Run

Big Youth - Traffic Jam

***Sudden Change Riddim***

Lutan Fyah- The Uniform

Pressure - Love & No Pain

***Lyfe Turn Riddim***

Mitch & Nitty Kutchie - Look In My Eyes

Collie Buddz & Sean Paul - On My Way Back Home

Gyptian & New Kidz - The Reason Why I Smile

***Time Riddim***

Chuck Fendah - She Deh Deh

Matthew McAnuff - Health & Strenghth

Luciano - The Wicked

***Gorilla Riddim***

Ziggi, Omar Perry and Tippa Irie - Jah Alone

Macka B - Our Music

Tarrus Riley - Lala Warriors

***Hold U Medz Riddim***

Sizzla - Cant Stop We

Military Man - No Money

Lutan Fyah - Burn This a Fire

Dancehall Riddim Rundown w/ Undercover

A rundown of some killer dancehall riddims that have dropped in the last month or two. Some BIG tunes amongst this lot with Delly Ranx starting 'tings off on two huge riddims - Island Breeze and Sweet Corn. And just when I was tiring of Gappy, here he drops two bombs, giving Delly a run for his money on those riddims. Good ol' Bam Bam is big with Mr Vegas running the show on this one, Ninety is a little old now but still smashing dancefloors is Kenyattas tune Clarks. Weedy G's new riddim Hyper Slam is pretty much just that, a fast no holds barred digital dancehall riddim. Ska Riddim which dropped earlier in the year gets a few new vocals recorded at none other than the Jammys studio, Milk's tune is a r&b dancefloor banger. Getting all bashy on it is the Troucble Sum, Taxi Stand and Cushion Riddims with big tunes from Sizzla, Zamunda and Harry Toddler while we finish on one of my favourites at the moment the Massacre riddim with Bounty Killer and Konshens taking it away. BIG TUNES!

***Island Breeze Riddim***

Delly Ranx - Buss a Blank

Delly Ranx and Froggy Maddsquad - Hey Ohh

Gappy Ranks - Not Selling My Soul

***Sweet Corn Riddim***

Gappy Ranks - Knowledge

Delly Ranx and Froggy Maddsquad - Smokin' Highgrade

Da'ville - Sex On My Mind

***Bam Bam The Sequal Riddim***

Mr Vegas - Black and Proud

Gyptian - Yea Yea

Mr Lexx - Cyaan Stop You

***Ninety Riddim***

Problem Child - Real Bad Boy

Kenyatta - Clarks

***Hyper Slam Riddim***

Burro Banton - No Fake Friend

Deadly Hunta - Real Revolutionary

***Ska Riddim***

Milk - Like A Lollipop

Camar f/ Kiprich - Talk Dem A Talk

Keida - Dancefloor (Care Not)

***Trouble Sum Riddim***

Sizzla - How U Hot So

Vybz Kartel - Wine Up Yu Body

Spice - Bad Mind

***Taxi Stand Riddim***

I-Octane - Belt Miss A Loop

Zamunda - Talk & Stutter

Demarco - Dat Mi Say

***Cushion Riddim***

Harry Toddler - Draw Mi Table

Wasp - Your Love

***Massacre Riddim***

Bounty Killer - Jah A Di Greatest

Konshens - Eye Blood Up

I-Octane - Send A Prayer

Friday, April 15, 2011

U-Roy - 30 Massive Shots From Treasure Isle

01 - Wake The Town And Tell The People 02 - This Sound Rule The Nation 03 - Chicka Bow Wow Wow 04 - Ride On Nero 05 - Happy Go Lucky Girl 06 - The Tide Is High 07 - Version Galore 08 - Have A Ball On The Beach 09 - Musical Lesson 10 - Flashing My Whip 11 - Soul Of The City 12 - Work Your Show 13 - Tom Drunk 14 - Drive Her Home 15 - Give Thanks To The King 16 - Hear The News 17 - It Feels Good 18 - On The Go 19 - Get On The Train 20 - You're Out Of This World 21 - Big Boy 22 - Do Your Thing 23 - Love Is All I Bring 24 - Musical Confession 25 - Forward Forever 26 - Musical Education 27 - Sounds Kinda Shocking 28 - Never Make You Blue 29 - No War 30 - Musical Question Puull Up!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

From France To Jamaica (2011)

This looks dope. Some big tunes from the Euro crew giving the Jamaicans a run for their money! Boom

01 Million Stylez - Move From On Yah 03:51
02 YT - Inna Jamaica 03:51
03 Jah Mason - Jah Cause The Light (Remix) 04:06
04 Mr. Lexx - Big Machine 03:31
05 Voicemail - Laptop 02:53
06 Pressure - Fire Burn 04:27
07 Konshens - I've Got To Go 03:08
08 Peetah Morgan - Hustlin 03:18
09 Kenyon ft. Tairo - Garde Espoir 03:56
10 Spectacular - Burn Di Politicians 04:23
11 Michael Rose - Downpressor 03:29

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Haile Salassie Karate w/ Undercover

Kia Ora, I have finally found some time to upload this bunch of tunes that I've been listening to of late. A heap of dubby soul reggae remixes from the likes of Ticklah, Nu-Mark, Katalyst J Rocc and The Nextmen. Keeping it real on the hip hop tip is fresh ish from Pharoahe Monch, E-Bubble and Common. Some soul and funk from Asa, Lanie Lane, some bits of the dope hip-shaker comp, Raphael Saadiq who's new album is again off the hook and dripping with vintage soul. Blend Mishkin somehow find him/themselves with three tracks on here ranging from jazzy hip-hop, rub-a-dub to bangin' dancehall, a truely diverse artist with a regular drop of tunes. Speaking of reggae we have a Skarra Mucci meets Ken Boothe meets Soulforce banger, new digi beats from Pupa Jim and The Dirty Dubsters drop a nice horn heavy bubbler with Chantelle Ernandez and Whandah. We finally wrap it up with some latin and afro beats that I have digging. Enjoy :0)

Jahdan Blakkamoore - All Comes Back To One (Ticklah Deep Soul remix)

Nas & Damian Jr Gong Marley - Nah Mean (DJ Nu-Mark Remix)

Blundetto - Mustang (J Rocc version)

Diaspora f/ Bob Andy - Running For Cover (Zion Train Dub remix)

Blend Mishkin - Seasons

Gregory Isaacs - night nurse (karim's blue mountain dub re-edit)

Katalyst - Day Into Night (feat. Stephanie McKay)

Hollie Cook - That Very Night

Raphael Saadiq - Radio

Lanie Lane - Like Me Meaner

Asa - Why can't we

Blend Mishkin f/ Elephant Phinix

Onra - Send Me Your Love

Common - Follow Me

Blitz The Ambassador - Dear Africa f Les Nubians

Pharoahe Monch - Haile Salassie Karate f/ Mr. Porter

e-dubble - Be A King

The Milk f/ Random Impulse - Danger V2 [The Milk vs. The Nextmen Remix]

Blend Mishkin f/ BNC - Disco Vampire (Mr Benn remix)

Dirty Dubsters f/ Whandah and Chantelle Ernandez

Skarra Mucci f/ Ken Boothe - When We Kill aka Duppy

Pupajim - Mr Bossman

Bosco Delrey - Mas Pan (DJ Day Remix)

MOP MOP - Hot Pot (Ezequiel Lodeiro "Latinozo" dub)

Nickodemus - Conmigo (Es E remix)

Communicators - The road

Johnny Watson - I say, I love you

Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rare Funk Liberation Vol. 1

This was one of the first funk albums I brought for my collection almost 12 years ago now. Little did I realise how much of a fan of Lee Fields and the Soul Fire/Truth and Soul crew I was to become.

01-Pearl Dowell - good things
02-Communicators - the road
03-The Blenders LTD - you got it all, ain't no more
04-The Soul Chargers - soul charge pt. 1 & 2
05-Lee Fields & The Devil's Personal Band - the bull is coming
06-Union - strike
07-Little Eva - the wind
08-Tommy Dark - wobble legs (instr.)
09-Lee harris - i'm gonna get your thing (get you)
10-Larry and the Zodiacs - screwdriver
11-Busey's Soulblenders - soul power (pt. 2)
12-Michael Jay - the electric twist
13-Duralcha - ghet-to funk
14-Apollis Show Band - peace is still with us
15-Yesterday Today & Tomorrow - d minor vamp
16-Joyce Williams - the first thing i do in the morning
17-London Fog & The Continentals - easy mover
18-Kim Tomange - not by bread alone

Sunday, April 3, 2011

R&B Hipshakers Vol 2: Scratch That Itch (2011)

01. Marsanova - Hank Marr
02. Buggy Ride - Rudy Ray Moore
03. Jail Bird - El Pauling & Royal Abbit
04. Burnt Toast And Black Coffee - Mike Pedicin
05. You Have My Blessings - Mary Johnson
06. The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist - Freddy King
07. Whiz-A-Shoo-Pepi-Dada - Amos Milburn
08. What's Your Name - Hank Ballard & His Midnighters
09. Puddentane - Lula Reed
10. I Say, I Love You - Johnny Watson
11. Coralee - Titus Turner
12. Run Baby - Carol Ford
13. Hear Me Now - Billy Lamont
14. What Is This I See - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
15. Scratch That Itch - Elliott Shavers & His Blazers
16. Steam Roller - Mickey Baker
17. Monkey Tonight - Eddie Kirk
18. Fun Fun - Lloyd Nolan
19. Our Kind Of Love - Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels
20. Shout Bamalama - Otis Redding