6-13-2014 S420109

Playlist for 6-13-2014 S420109

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). There may even be a few wire recordings in a back corner of the vault, but there’s a weird ventriloquist dummy back there that won’t shut up concerning things we both agreed not to talk about so I seldom venture that direction.  It’s 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 it with you.  With each show I’ll endeavor to list song titles though occasionally I may well be vexed to recall just what did come next. 

 

The Wailers – “Dancing Shoes”

 

Gary Clail – “The Emotional Hooligan”

 

Deadly Headley Bennett – ’35 Years From Alpha’

 

Freddie McGregor – “Soldier Inna Jah Army”

 

The Gladiators – “Jah Go Before Us”

 

Black Uhuru – “Abortion” live 

 

UB 40 – ”Don’t Break My Heart”

 

Ernest Wilson & Freddie McGregor – ”Just Once In My Life”

 

Aston ‘Family Man” Barrett – “Family Man Skank (Your Atitude)

 

Justin Hines & the Dominoes – “Tell Me Not of Other Lands”

 

Prince & the Seraphim – “Decent Citizen”

 

Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Trenchtown Rock” & “Kingston 12” instrumental riddim

 

The Dubiterian – “Trenchtown” underdub

 

Luciano – “Give Praise To Rastafari”

 

King Tubby – “Patient Dub”

 

Chuck Fenda – “Herbalist Farmer”

 

Alborosie – “Ganga Don”

 

Jacob Millers – “Tired Fe Lick Weed In A Bush” & dub

 

Peter Tosh & The Soulmates – “Rudy Medley”

 

Annette Brissett – “Na Na Na” pts. 1 & 2

 

Nadine Sutherland – “Starvation” & dub

 

Freddie Notes & The Rudies – “Montego Bay”

 

Alton Ellis – “Dance Crashers”

 

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – “Carry Go Bring Come”

 

The Wailers – “Simmer Down”

 

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – “Jamaican Ska”

 

Jimmy Cliff – “You Can Get It If You Really Want”

 

Millie Small – “My Boy Lollipop”

 


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