Wednesday, May 21, 2014

African Roots w/ Undercover

A little selection of African inspired roots, or roughly! Pt1 / Pt2

Winston and Roy f/ Count Ossie and His Warrikas - Babylon Gone (1962)
Prince Buster - Soul Of Africa (1963)
Nora Dean - Ay Ay Ay (1970)
Tommy McCook - Jah I (1970)
Ethiopians - The Selah (1971)
Im and Count Ossie - Right On Rasta (1972)
Cyclones and Count Ossie - Meditation (1973)
Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation - Lumba (1973)
Bob Marley - African Herbsman (1973)
Abyssinians - Y Mas Gan (1973)
Zoot Simms - African Challenge (1974)
Cedric Im Brooks - Sabasi (1974)
Jackie Edwards - Wadada (1975)
The Abyssinians - Satta Massa Gana (1975)
The Mighty Diamonds - Eyes On Africa (1976)
Tommy McCook - Roots Of Africa (1976)
Earl Sixteen - Going To Africa (1976)
The Rebels - Rhodesia (1976)
African Brothers and King Tubby - Issachar Dub (1977)
Augustus Pablo - Addis-A-Baba (1977)
Augustus Pablo - East Africa (1977)
Cedric Im Brooks  - Give Rasta Glory (1977)
The Silvertones - African Dub (1977)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Angolian Chant (1978)
Ras Micheal - Numbered Days (1978)
Sammy Dread and Scientist - African Girl and African Daughter (1978)
Carol Kalphat and Clint Eastwood - African Land (1978)
Dillinger - Addis Ababba Ethiopia (1978)
Sylvan White - Africans Unite (1978)
Jah Ruby and The Black Disciples - Free Rhodesia (1978)
Cedric Im Brooks - African Medley (1978)
Rod Taylor - Ethiopian King (1979)
The Heptones - An African Child (1979)
Don Carlos - Sweet Africa (1979)
Lone Ranger - Step It Inna Africa (197X)
Earl Sixteen and Mikey Dread - African Tribesman (1980)
Dub Specialist - Lagos (1980)
Dub Specialist - Cairo (1980)
Rod Taylor - Africa (198X)
Michael Prophet - Ethiopia (1982)
Freddie McGregor and Lone Ranger - Africa Here I Come (1982)
Wayne Jarrett - Holy Mount Zion (1982)
Wayne Jarrett - Moses (1983)
Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free (By 1983)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Swell Headed Riddim w/ Twice Nice and Undercover

Big Big Ups to long-time follower Twice Nice for this fine Swell Headed riddim rundown! Upon hearing the latest Kabaka tune, Twice emailed me some big tunes pon the riddim resulting in said post! We start with the ital Burning Spear original, followed by the Pablove Black instrumental classic, both from Coxsone Dodd at Studio One. A trend we will no doubt notice. The Revolutionaries picked up the riddim in 1976 and laid down a typically heavy militant roots version at Channel One while Deejays U Roy and Prince Far saw a good thing going and jumped on to voice. Rod Taylor and Black Solidarity blazed a steppers classic while Freddie McGregor recorded some prime 80s rub-a-dub on the Spiderman label. Come 1996 and the Dancehall era and we have Everton Blender flying the roots flag high and gives us nuff vibes. European crew Reggae On Top takes it inna millenium roots digital steppers territory with a big soundsystem dub to follow. And 42 years later we have the leading lights of Jamaican reggae Chronixx and Kabaka bring it back inna Channel One style. Bless. Riddim!

Burning Spear - Swell Headed - Studio One (1972)
Pablove Black - Push Pull - Studio One (1972)
The Revolutionaries - Swell Headed - Channel One (1976)
The Mighty Diamonds - Swell Headed Dubplate - Channel One (1976)
U Roy - Swell Head Skank - Channel One (1976)
Rod Taylor - The Lord Is My Light - Black Solidarity (1979)
Pablove Black - Dread Head - Studio One (1979)
Prince Far I - Give I Strength - Cry Tuff (1981)
Freddy McGregor - Never Get Away - Spiderman (1982)
Ernest Ranglin - Black Disciples - Island (1996)
Everton Blender - Live Up - How Yu fi Sey Dat (1996)
Barry Issac - Swell Headed - Reggae On Top (2000)
Reggae On Top All Stars - Swell Headed Dub - Reggae On Top (2000)
Chronixx - World Under Seige aka Di Youth Dem Freestyle - Roots Tribulation (2013)
Kabaka Pyramid and Equikoxx - Champion Sound - Channel One (2014)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Pictured L-R The New Jamaica Reggae Movement - Chronixx, Shaydi, Teflon, Protoje, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa, Dre Island and Jesse Royal.

It's been a while since i dropped some bangers! We start with a swag from Jamaica's brightest - Chronixx, Kabaka and Protoje strutting their stuff including the Chronixx's great new EP - The Dread and the Terrible and the maaad combination of Kabaka and Equinoxx ruling over some serious Channel One riddims. Riddimwise we have the Islababad, Rise Up, African Children, Gunman, Ba! Ba! Boom, Heaven Bless and Empty Bottle riddims. We wrap things up with a little dancehall biz from the one and only Busy Signal with some hip hop/dancehall bangers. Boom!

Raging Fyah - Sunshine
Chronixx - Rastaman Wheel Out
Chronixx - Iyah Walk
Chronixx - Capture Land
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (Dub)
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Gappy Ranks f/ Morgan Heritage - False Promises
Jahdan Blakkamoore f/ Kabaka Pyramid - For the Children
Foresta f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Protoje - Quiet Thoughts
Kabaka Pyramid x Equikoxx x Channel One - Champion Sound
Kabaka Pyramid x Equikoxx x Channel One - Lively First
Mickey General - Jah Can Read Your Thoughts
Burro Banton f/ Cornel Campbell - Pressure
Sizzla - R#dical
Buju Banton - Suffer So
Exco Levi - Blood Tears
Mr. Williamz - Both Of Us
Buju Banton - Dem Lucky
Mr G and Vershon - Sound Ago Dead
Screechy Dan and Johnny Osbourne - My Sound Stands Alone
Agent Sasco - Mix Up
Randy Valentine f/ Lionheart - Sound The Alarm
Stephen Marley f/ Capleton - Rockstone
Capleton - Sell Out
Jamie Irie - We Run De Town
Busy Signal - Gyal Yuh Good
Busy Signal - Things Like Those
Busy Signal - Real Talk