Monday, June 30, 2014

Hold On / Undercover

A little walk through history of the stupendous output of early R'n'B shuffle, jazz, afro, bluebeat, ska and rocksteady that came outta from Jamaica from 1958 - 1969. A mixed bag selection wise, stuff I'm digging, some crucial rare business as well as some bonifide classics that defined reggae as we know it. The jazz side of things shows the class of musicians that formed the foundation of the Ska sound while the R&B and shuffle sounds borrowed heavily from the US mainland pop records and where given the Jamaican Rub. Wheeel up!

The Cyril X Diaz and His Orchestra - Tabu (1958)
The Wrigglers f/ Ernest Ranglin - Don't Touch Me Tomato (1958)
Denzil Laing and The Wrigglers - Bloodshot Eyes (1958)
Duke Reid's All Stars - Pink Lane Shuffle (1959)
Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snapping (1959)
Eric Grant Orchestra - Uncle Joe (1960)
Derrick Morgan - Fat Man (1960)
Don Drummond - Further East (1960)
Higgs and Wilson - Manny On (1960)
Roland Alphonso and Cecil Lloyd - Oceans 11 (1961)
The Jiving Juniors and Duke Reid - Lollipop Girl (1961)
The Folkes Brothers and Count Ossie Afro Combo - Oh Carolina (1961)
Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful (1961)
Clancy Eccles - Freedom (1961)
Lascelles Perkins, Clue J and His Blues Basters - Creation (1961)
The Jiving Junior, Hersan and His City Slickers - Hip Rub  (1961)
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy (1962)
Winston and Roy f/ Count Ossie and His Warrikas - Babylon Gone (1962)
Prince Buster - Creation (1963)
Justin Hinds and the Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come (1963)
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin' (1964)
Tommy McCook and The Skatalites - Jazz Walking (1964)
Prince Buster and The All Stars - Al Capone (1964)
The Skatalites - Exodus (1965)
Prince Buster - And I Love Her (1965)
Jackie Opel - You're Too Bad (1965)
Jackie Opel - Shelter In The Storm (1965)
Lord Creator - King & Queen Babylon (1965)
Don Drummond - Don De Lion (1965)
Lord Creator - Come Down '68 + (1965)
Treasure Isle All Stars - Alley Cat Ska (1965)
Skatalites - Man In The Street (1965)
Tommy McCook - My True Confession (1966)
Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul (1966)
Toots and the Maytals - Hold On (1966)
The Techniques - You Don't Care (1967)
Alton Ellis - Rocksteady (1967)
The Silvertones - Buddy Bum (1967)
The Melodians - You Have Caught Me  (1967)
Earl Lowe (Little Roy) - I Am Gonna Cool It (1967)
The Invaders - Sweet Soul Rocking (1968)
Winston Jarrett  - Ease Me Up Officer (1969)
Slim Smith and The Sensations - Born to Love You (1969)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

What may be my last post for a little bit (I'm expecting twins within the week, crazy I know), so please enjoy this one 'till I check back in. So here we have vintage sounding round-up of top roots and reggae tunes from the last bit. Some great tunes in here and a huuuuge list of comebacks on fresh 2014 relicks from the likes of Rod Taylor, Ranking Joe, Prince Alla, Third World, Brigadier Jerry, Cutty Ranks, Shabba, Peter Metro, Cornel Campbell, Puddy Roots, Echo Minott and Little John. Wicked new riddims from Mr Savona outta Australia, The Maxfeild Avenue is also a biggie, as well the wicked NZ produced Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim. New digital dub from Mungo's is dope, as is the fresh Curtis Lynch stuff, Dione Reid and Tuff Scout drop a fattie and lastly I had the run the wicked Kalbata and Mixmonster tunes again. Did someone say nappies?!

Rod Taylor - Mr Money Man (Mr Money Man Riddim)
Ranking Joe - Jah Children (Mr Money Man Riddim)
Little Roy - Disaster and Signs (Tuff Scout)
Prince Alla - Addis A Baba (A Living Riddim)
Sizzla - I'm Living (A Living Riddim)
Mista Savona - A Living Riddim (A Living Riddim)
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Never Give Up Jah
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Who Are You f/ Gappy Ranks
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Run Come f/ Alborosie
Mr Benn f/ Champian - Everytime (Stars Riddim)
Third World and Capleton - Good Hearted People
Jah Bouks - No Slave (No More Slaving Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Selling Stories (No More Slaving Riddim)
Capleton - To Much Man a Dead (No More Slaving Riddim)
Maikal X - Real Friend (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - Perform and Done (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Anthony B - Build Back The Vibes (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Louie Culture - Judgement Fi Babylon (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim) Reality Chant NZ Bo!
Hi Kee f/ Luciano and Brigadier Jerry- Babylon Your System Collapse (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim)
Deadly Hunta - Give Thanks (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Greatest Creation (Greatest Creation Riddim)
Shabba Ranks  - Big Time Greatest (Greatest Creation Riddim)
Cutty Ranks - I Don't Believe It (Necessary Mayhem)
Mr Williamz - Ganja Palace (Necessary Mayhem)
Mr Williamz - Miss Brown (Necessary Mayhem)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Peter Metro and Squiddly - Gunman Posse
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ YT - Serious Time
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Cornel Campbell - Jah Say Love
Dionne Reid - She Can't (Tuff Scout)
Dionne Reid - Dionne's Dub (Tuff Scout)
Solo Banton and Donovan Kingjay - Babylon Time (Babylon Time Riddim)
Deadly Hunta - Ghetto Youth In A Danger (Babylon Time Riddim)
Mungo's Hi Fi - Rules of the Dance
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Puddy Roots - Inna Skateland
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Echo Minott - Outta Road
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Little John - Prisoner in Love