The music heard on Dread of Night comes from a myriad of sources – a lot of vinyl (45s, LPs, dub plates, one offs, test pressings, previews, promos & specials), cassettes (still a popular medium in JA), CDs, MP3s DATs (a disappointing medium that is dissolving faster than any analog-based medium I’ve ever used) & vintage reel-to-reel analog recordings (always threatening to instantly become a pile of rust dust). What you hear is the sum total of a half century of collecting Jamaican music. Much of this music isn’t readily available elsewhere. Some of it is quite rare & obscure.
It’s my distinct pleasure to share with you. With each show I’ll endeavor to list song titles though occasionally I may well be vexed to suss out just what did come next.
I, of course, make no claim to ownership of any pre-recorded materials.
Dillard Hartford & Dillard – “Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown”
African Herbsman underdub
One Drop rehearsal
The Wailers & the Upsetters – African Herbman
The Wailers (Junior Braithwaite, Cherry Smith, Beverly Kelso, Peter MacIntosh, Bunny Livingston & Bob Marley) – ” Teenager in Love
The Wailers – “Mr. Chatterbox”
The Wailing Wailers (Peter, Bunny & Bob) – “Diamond Girl” & “Playboy”
The Wailing Rudeboys & the Skatalites – “Hooligan”
The Wailers & the Soul Brothers – “One Love”
The Upsetters – “Put It On” – rhythm track
The Wailers & the Upsetters – “Put It On”, “Fussin’ and Fightin'”, “Duppy Conqueror” & “Kaya”
Bill Lazwell & Bob Marley – “Waiting in Vain”
The Wailers & The Upsetters – “Mr. Brown” & “Soul Rebel”
Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Jamming” live, “Rebel Music (3 O’clock Road Block)”, “Zion Train” 12″ 45,
“Pass It On”, “Rastaman Chant”, “Time Will Tell”,
“Get Up Stand Up” (live alternative take) & “I Shot the Sheriff” (live alternative take)