Sunday, August 11, 2013

Slim Smith w/ Undercover

Where do you start? Well he was first ever great Jamaican rocksteady 'singer'. With silky smooth vocals he had sublime a solo career heralding in the 'soul and rocksteady sound' with numerous hits for Coxonne @Studio One after being the lead vocalist in The Techniques @Duke Reid until '65 and latterly The Uniques @Bunny Lee and @TheObserver up til his tragic and troubled death in '73. His tunes just have that golden era sound, with heavy leaning towards the early Motown sound especially The Impressions which they covered numerous versions. Still sampled today, big rocksteady relicks with a Slim sample, never fail to thrill. Everyone needs some @SlimSmith in their life. Pure Soul.

The Techniques - No One
The Techniques - I Specialize In Good Girls
The Techniques - Day 0 (The Banana Boat Song)
The Techniques - Travelling Man
The Techniques - You Don't Care
The Techniques - My Girl
The Techniques - Love Is Not A Gamble
The Techniques - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Techniques - I Wish It Would Rain
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Slim Smith - 3 X 7 = 21
Slim Smith - Love And Devotion
Slim Smith - Ain't 2 Proud To Beg
Slim Smith - Build My World Around You
Slim Smith - Never Let Go
Slim Smith - Everybody Needs Love
Slim Smith - My Conversation
Slim Smith - Let Me Go Girl
Slim Smith - Just A Dream
Slim Smith - Will You Still Love Me
Slim Smith - I'm Lost (I Found That I Lost)
Slim Smith - Rougher Yet
Slim Smith - Born to Love
Slim Smith - Born To Dub
Slim Smith - Keep That Light
Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
Slim Smith - Sunny Side Of The Sea
Slim Smith - Out of Love
Slim Smith - The Beatitude (Blessed Are The Meek)
Slim Smith - Sitting In The Park
The Uniques - Little Girl
The Uniques - The Journey
The Uniques - A Yun (You Always Hurt Me) (a.k.a. Hey You)
The Uniques - Out Of Love (I'm The One That Love Forgot)
The Uniques - Watch This Sound (For What It's Worth)
The Uniques - Trying To Find A Home
The Uniques - Gypsy Woman
The Uniques - People Get Ready

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Sorry a bit late on this one, not too late I hope for the heads! Again full of foundation singers and riddim relicks! Noteable mentions include the Dub Club release on Stones Throw, all the foundation dons come again! Jah 9 has a new bubbler, reminicent of Eek a Mouse on this one! Riddim wise we have the Love Bumper, Dancing Machine, Sellassie I Way and the big Inna Rub a Dub and Rough Road riddims. Come again!

Little Roy - Small Fish (Pick Up The Pieces Riddim)
Dub Club f/ Prince Jazzbo - Black Shadow (Foundation Come Again)
Dub Club f/ Danny Dread - Every Herbs Man Is a Star (Foundation Come Again)
Michael Fabulous - When You Smile (Should Have Known Betta Riddim)
Richie Stephens f/ Richie Campbell - True believer in love
Richie Stephens f/ Daddy U Roy - Real reggae music
Errol Dunkley f/ Jr Dunks - Give Love A Try (Love Bumper Riddim)
Gappy Ranks f/ Christopher Ellis - Work Hard (Love Bumper Riddim)
Konshens - Jah Jah Love
Echo Minott - Icons (Dancing Machine Riddim)
Jah9 - Steamers A Bubble
Pinchers - Wish You Were Mine (Tenament Riddim)
Yellow Man f/ Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla and More - Champion
Buju Banton - Stop (Lock Off Di Dance)
Capleton - Sell Out
Joey Bada$$ f/ Collie Buddz - My Yout
Kabaka Pyramid and Masicka f/ J.O.E and Bobby Blackbird - Choppinz
Kymani Marley f/ Fyakin - Life of a Gangsta
Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid - Fly Di Gate (Sellassie I Way Riddim)
Chronixx - Prayer (Sellassie I Way Riddim)
Jahdan Blakkamoore - Queen of the Forest
Mykal Rose - Rude Bwoy (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Chronixx - Alpha And Omega (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Money Cry (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Chronixx - Good Over Evil (Rough Road Riddim)
Dre Island - What Is Mine Is Mine (Rough Road Riddim)
Bitty Maclean - Walk Away From Love (6Blocc Remix)