Playlist for 8-24-2012

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 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”

Everton Blender – “Love Jah” live

The Dub Syndicate – “Lion King”

Roland Alphonso – “Jah Shakey aka Jack Steady”

Ras Sam Brown – “Bad Attitude”

Lorna Asher – “The Champion”

Marcia Griffiths – “Tonight”

Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast in Bed”

The Wingless Angels – “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)”

Deadly Headley Bennett  – 35 Years from Alpha
w/Rico Rodriguez & Style Scott

Primal Scream  – “Kowalski” Adrian Sherwood dub

Burning Spear – “Marcus Garvey”

Big Youth – “Mosiah Garvey”

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