Playlist for 8-3-2012

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 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 are evil monkeys back there 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 – “Soul Shakedown Party”

Burning Spear – “As It Is”

Peter Tosh – 

Majek Fashek – “Fire”

Lovindeer – “One Day Christian”

Wingless Angels – “Key Man”

Prince Malachi – “Watch Over We”

The Soul Syndicate – “Zimbabwe

Toots & the Maytals – “Pressure Drop”

Easy Star All Stars featuring Dr. Israel – “Brain Damage”

The Agrovators – “Do You Dub”

Tommy McCook – “The Music Supply Room’

Tommy McCook – “Gigantic Dub”

Dennis Brown – “Peace and Understanding”

The Dub Syndicate – “Sizzle Bud

Long Beach Dub All Stars – “Astro Dub”

The Pioneers – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”

Hell and Fire featuring Trinity – “Crying in the Ghetto”

Ras Sam Brown – “Bridge’s Theme”

Gondwanna – “Reggae Is Coming”

Bob Marley – “Zimbabwe” 


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