Playlist for 6-29-2012

The music heard on Dread of Night comes from a myriad of sources – a lot of vinyl (45s, LPs, dub plates, one offs, previews, promos & specials), cassettes (still a popular medium in JA), CDs, MP3s & reel-to-reel recordings. There are a few wire recordings in a back corner of the vault, but the air’s bad back there so I seldom venture that deep.  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 be vexed to recall just what did come next. 

Peter Tosh – “Buk-In-Hamm Palace”

Black Disciples – “Death Before Dishonor” & “Black Foundations”

Toots & the Maytals – “54-46”

Sugar Minott – “Oppressors” 

Big Youth – “Cool Breeze” aka “Stop That Man”

Scotty – “Draw Your Brakes”

Keith & Tex – “Stop That Train”

Ike Bennett & the Crystalites – “Stop The Train”

UB40 – “Red Red Wine”

Buju Banton – “Bogel Dance”

Soul Vendors – “Death in the Arena”

Burning Spear – “Marcus Garvey” & “The Ghost”

Peter Tosh – “400 Years”

Burning Spear – “Slavery Days”

Maxie Priest & Shaggy – “That Girl”

Roland Alphonzo – “Sand Gully”

Ras Sam Brown – “Lion of Judah” & “Rock to Rhythm”

Horace Andy – “In the Light” & the dub

Prince Far I – “Survival”

Roots Radics Band – “Son of Darth Vader”

Bob Marley & the Wailers – “High Tide or Low”

The Bassies – “River of Jordan”

Niney the Observer – “Blood & Fire” & “Observation Station”

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