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++ Studio One Roots Part Two ++
June 14, 2018 11:26 PM PDT
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Part Two of my Studio One Roots Mix moving from the 1970s into the early 1990s. Tracklist:
Dreamland / Dennis Brown - Take it Easy / Lloyd Forrest - Where its At / The Officials - Ten Years Ago / Wailing Souls - Stick Together / Cornell Campbell - Natty Don't Go / Karl Bryan & Count Ossie - Black Up / Cedric Brooks - Ethiopia / Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace - Far Beyond / Dudley Sibley - Love in Our Nation / Freddy McKay -- Free Man / New Establishment - People Skanking / Gladiators - Bongo Red / Lloyd Jones - Get Up and Try / George Phillip - One One / Prince Lincoln - Live Up To Your Name / Viceroys - Slogan on the Wall / Liberation Group - Namibia / Linton Cooper - You'll Get Your Pay / Magnificent 7 - Jack Johnson / Cedric Brooks - Power to the People / Im & Count Ossie - Right On Rasta / Gladiators - Roots Natty Roots / Lone Ranger - Natty Chalwa / DJ Dawn - Peace Truce Thing / Freddie McGregor - I Shall Be Released / Briggy - Every Man Mi Bredrin / Johnny Osbourne - Forgive Them / Silvertones - Make a Joyful Noise / Dolly Man - Trigger Happy / K Vibes - Frenemies / Eddie Constantine - Tenement Yard / Al Campbell - Take a Ride / Johnny Osbourne - Take a Ride / Willie Williams - Armageddion Time / Jah Mike - Humble Yourself.

++ Studio One Roots Part 1 ++
May 30, 2018 02:01 AM PDT
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From the very start, Coxsone Dodd allowed the more spiritual side of his musicians to speak in the studio on select tracks. As Rasta consciousness became more and more prevalent, Dodd managed to keep his finger on the pulse, releasing a wide variety of roots and conscious Tunes. This is part one of a two part mix examining some of my favorites. Track List: Skatalites – Exodus / Skatalites – Last Call / Skatalites – Addis Ababa / Gaylads – Africa / Bonny & Skitter – Lumumba / Hamlins – People Get Ready / Carlton & Shoes – Happy Land / The Melodians – Let’s Join Together / Denise Darlington – War No Right / Heptones – Equal Rights (12” discomix version) / Jah Jesco – Warning / Big Joe – Get Out Bald Head / King Stitt – Be A Man / Keith Wilson – God I Say / Bob Andy – Unchained / Alton Ellis – African Descendants / Abyssinians – Declaration Of Rights / The Heptones – Message From a Black Man / Sir Harry – Sound #1 / Lloyd Williams – Is It Because I’m Black / Zoot Simms – African Challenge / Im & Dave – Black Is Black / African Challenge Dub / Burning Spear – Rocking Time / Burning Spear – Door Peeper / Burning Spear – Joe Frazier / New Establishment – Joe Grazer / Rheuban Alexander – Happy Valley / Burning Spear – Foggy Road / Pablove Black – High Locks / Burning Spear – Swell Headed / Gladiators – Tribulation / Freddy McKay – Drunken Sailor / Horace Andy – See A Mans Face / Wildman Johnson – Face Version / Horace Andy – Something on My Mind / Peter Broggs – Sing a New Song Unto Jah / Bobby Kalphat – Addis Wa Wa / Cedric Brooks – Satta / Jah Scotchie – Man of Creation / Tony Tuff – Cool Down / Trevor Beltone – Life / Lennox Brown – Born to Be Winner / Larry Marshall – Run Babylon

++ Harmony In Motion ++
April 27, 2018 06:21 PM PDT
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For the past couple months I have found myself oddly obsessed with a certain sound. Basically what I used to consider "Country Man" tunes circa 1971-1973 (although I added a bunch of exceptions) heavy in harmony (both group and solo) and touching on sufferation and heartbreak. Soo...this mix covers a grouping of those type of tunes selected in a way that I thought created a consistent "conversation" within the music. Apologies to Earth & Stone because I used their image for this mix, but none of their tunes as their wonderful music did not quite fit the parameters. TRACK LIST: The Rulers – Let My People Go (JJ) / King Alpha and the Saints – March To Zion (Blank) / Invaders – Story of Love (Sir Collins) / The Immortals – You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down (Mellotone) / Invaders – You Touch My Soul (Sir Collins) / Black Brothers – School Children (Studio One) / Roslyn Sweat & Paragons – Black Bird Singing (Duke) / Tony Brevett – Over Hills and Valleys (Blank) / Tidals – What a Great Day (Pressure Sounds) / Noel Cample – Sufferation (Studio One) / The Flames – Solid as a Rock (Ryththm Force) / Eric Morris & Shocking Heights – Love I (Sure Shot) / Winston Heywood – I’ll Never Fall in Love (La-Fud-Del) / Fud Christian & the Shoemakers – Never Fall In Love Chapter 6 (La-Fud-Del) / Selectors – Pleading For Your Love (Swing Bird) / Bill Gentles – Darling Its You (Queen) / Tempo & The Jet Sets – Sweetest Thing To Me (Globe) / Peter Tosh – Secondhand (Justice League) / David Anthony – Make Haste (Son John) / Trevor Belltone – Life (Coxsone) / Judy & Bolivar – Man A Skankar (Dart) / Little Sport – Aint No Love (Sporty’s) / Milton McLean – Brimstone (Vision) / The Pebbles – Black Soul (Black Soul) / Lloyd Forrest – Where Its At (Bongo Man) / Wailing Souls – Stick Together (Studio One) / The Abbysinians – Love Comes and Goes (Arab) / Peacemakers – Hear Me Calling (Work Shop 12) / Alan Wallace – Melona (Wallace) / The Mighty Revelation – Smoking Race (Wag Intl) / The Strugglers – Light My Fire (First Time Around) / Johnny Osbourne – Sun Rise (Summer) / Dynamic Four – Let’s Make Love (Faze Four)

++ Springtime Glammity ++
March 08, 2018 07:04 PM PST
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Winter is lifting and Springtime is showing signs of life! Over the past months I have received a number of great reissues and new productions from Japan and abroad and I wanted to drop some of these alongside some recent favorite tunes. This mix goes the gambit from Ska to Digital and as always is mixed live and direct with sweet vinyl! Tracklist: Skatalites – Willow Weep (Studio One Blank) / Tommy McCook & Supersonics – Persian Ska (Push Music – Treasure Isle) / The Gladiators – Lie Low (Push Musi – Trojan) / The Paragons – I Wanna Be With You (Push Music – Treasure Isle) / Eric Monty Morris – Tears in My Eyes (Push Music – Dutchess) / Rpy Shirley – The Prophet (Fire) / Johnny Osbourne – The Power & Glory (Techniques) / Tropicos – Alone Not Alone (Freedom Hill Records) / Tommy 115 All Stars – Rock Steady (115 Records) / The Frightnrs – Dispute (Daptone) / Babylon Panic – Guns of Brixton / Kenzo Special – Apache (Reality Bites) / Reckless Breed – Tranquility (Pisces) / Monty Alexander – Soulful Strut (Telarc) / Sound Dimension – Soulful Strut (Studio One Blank) / Young Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut (Federal) / Yasushi Ide – Brian’s Organ (Grand Gallery) / ?? – Aint To Proud to Beg (Blank)/ Junior Soul – Conversation (Top Hat) / Tempo & Jet Sets – Sweetest Thing To Me (Globe) / Dennis Brown & Heptones – Satisfaction Feeling (D’Augular’s) / Black Traps – No Love (Mutt & Jeff) / Tidals - What a Great Day – (Pressure Sounds) / Joe White – Mumbling & Grumbling (D.W. May’s) / The Cordells – Don’t Take My Love Away (Dotties) / Glen Brown – Sunshine Shower (Dwyer) / Glen Brown – Dirty Harry ( Pantomime) / Glen Brown – Wedden Skank (Pantomime) / Roman Stewart – Cassanova Dub (Hungry town) / Dave Richardson – Soul And Satisfaction Dub (Big 7) / Roland Burrell – Sensi (Yah Wee Gone) / Junior Wisely – Taxi Girl (Faithful African Tribe) / Jolly Stewart – Angie (Target-TRS) / Hya Nya – Some Girls Wicked and Wild (Hya Nya) / Danny Coxsone – One Girl Gone (Gem Star – TRS) / Eek A Mouse – Glammity (Top Ranking Sound)

+ Delroy, Cornell, Alton & Friends Valentines Day Special +
February 08, 2018 09:39 PM PST
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+ Delroy, Cornell, Alton & Friends Valentines Day Special +

This one dedicated to all the Lovers on Valentines Day! Relying primarily on 70s cuts, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis and Cornell Campbell (plus friends!) sing about love and loss in a way guaranteed to melt the heart! As always, this one mixed live and direct from the turntables !!!! Track List: Dave Barker - Dont Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Blank) / Cornell Campbell - Magic Spell (Jackpot) / Delroy Wilson - Just Because Of You (Bongo Man) / Delroy Wilson - Baby Don't You Do It (Pratt/Pressure Sounds) / Delroy Wilson - I'm Trying (Warrika) / Delroy Wilson - How Can I (Micron) / Delroy Wilson - To Be A Lover (Blank) / Delroy wilson - Its a Shame (Well Charged) / Alton Ellis - Its a Shame (Splash) / Alton Ellis - I Dig You Baby (Well Charged) / Alton Ellis - Since I Fell For You (Blank) / Alton Ellis - What Does It Take (Duke Reid) / Cornell Campbell - My Confession (Panther) / Cornell Campbell - The Sun (Jackpot blank) / Carlton & Shoes - You and Me (Trinity) / Delroy Wilson - Don't Be Untrue (Attack) / Delroy Wilson - In The Mood (Jackpot) / Alton Ellis - Slip Away (Clintones) / Alton Ellis - See My Future (Bo So-Bea) / Al Campbell - When Spring is Around (Sunshot) / Delroy Wilson - Love Me Forever (Bunny Lee) / Delroy Wilson - Any Heart Can Be Broken (Jackpot) / Alton Ellis - Breaking Up (Soul Beat) / Termites - Breaking Up (Push Music / Treasure Isle) / Alton Ellis - Hurting Me (Studio One 12") / Alton & Flames - La La Means I Love You (Supersonics) / Alton Ellis - You Make Me Happy (All Tone) / Peter Tosh - A Little Love vers 3 (Impact) / Jimmy London - A Little Love (Impact) / Delroy Wilson - Doing My Thing (Jackpot) / Cornell Campbell - Devil In Bed (Jackpot) / Lennox Brown - Trial of Babylon (Jackpot) / Delroy Wilson - Never Get Away (Jackpot) / Dennis Brown - Rock With Me Baby (Observer) / Alton Ellis - I'm Hoping (Moodisc) / Alton Ellis - Medley (Chart Sounds) / Ken Booth - Aint No Sunshine (Splash) / Errol Dunkley - Running Child (Pressure Disc) / Delroy Wilson - Wont You Come Home (Studio One)

Message From Tokyo
January 11, 2018 08:18 PM PST
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Apologies to all for my long absence! I have moved to Tokyo and have not had my turntables all set up. Big Thanks to Chii Irie for letting me use his set-up to record this one! Unfortunately, the first half of this mix was damaged and could not be uploaded, but rather than admit I wasted the day, I am just going to post up this short mix (the second half!) Hope you all enjoy and stay tuned as my shit will be set up soon and ready to go!

Tracklist: Heptones - Our Day Will Come (Prince Buster) / King Alpha - Marching to Zion (Blank) / Barry Heptone - Law Of The Land (Morwell Esq) / Prince Allah - Born A Fighter (Makosa) / Jerry Johnson - Zion Rock (City Line) / Rico - Take Five (Island 12") / Reggae Clinic 65 - Take Five (EMI), Val Bennett - The Russians are Coming (Lee) / Prince Lincoln - Humanity (Clocktower) / Ray Darwin - Nothing Can'Touch My 45 (Love Tank) / Terror Fabulous - Have You Ever Seen a 45 Dubplate / Chronixx - Spanish Town (Chronixx) / Sound Dimension - Joe Frazier (Blank) / Singing Melody - Dubplate to a Sound (Roof) / Hammer Mouth - Selassie (Young Scorpio) / Mison B (Club Cactus)

++ Life In A Summer Nuh Easy ++
July 03, 2017 03:39 PM PDT
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This one is all about the heat -- A Whole heap of nice tunes moving from roots into obscure Digital! Mixed Live and Direct with 2 turntables and a mixer!!

Track List: Pablo Roots - Reggae Mr. Operator (Stepping) / Anthony Chambers - Free Man (Corner Stone) / Junir Reid - Sufferation (Hard Rock 12") / C. Hylton - Keep Trying (Black Success) / Peter Metro & Dickie Ranking - Rock So Good (Rhythm Ruler) / Eek a Mouse - Sensimilla (Thompson) / Junior Reid - Turn The Radio One (Hard Rock 12") / Al Mighty Dread - Mr. Deejay (Street People) / Ringo - Life In Jail (Musical Ambassador) / Gregory Issacs - Wailing Rudy (African Museum 12") / Burro banton - Ready (Dennis Star) / Karta Ranking - ? (Dennis Star) / Papa San Grandfather ( Kingston 11) / Dignitary Stylish - Pon The Attack (Thunder Bolt) / Junior Frost - Lyrics Degree (Dignitary) / Freddie Star - Sound Get Bury (Sure Spin 12") / Junior Rider - Tunder Rap (Acetate Dub Plate) / Gregory Isaacs - Only You (Sunset) / Tinga Stewart - Float a Come (Calabash) / Super Black - Hit and Run Driver (Pre) / Junia Kirkland - World History (Zebulon) / Junior Reid - Jehovia Children (Sunset) / Rubber T - Nuh Do Me So (Tero) / Little Blackie - New York Everybody Wah Go (Zion Gate) / Black Shines - Fraid a Prison (Gin) / Berris Bassa - Jah Give me Power (Sure Spin) / Steve Austin - Liquor in the Party (New Image) / Jah - Keep The Sabbath Holy (African Museum) / Teddy Brown - Immigration (Young and Fresh) / Al Campbell - Jah Blessings (Reggae Explorer) / Unknown White Label 7"

++ Springtime Chills ++
May 11, 2017 10:03 AM PDT
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++ SPRINGTIME CHILLS!++ Its been a cold Spring, no sun, not much fun! So this ya mix designed to bring some warmth! Track List

Unknown 7" / Delroy Wilson - Baby Don't You Do It (Sunshot) / Phyllis Dillon - Nice Time (Cool Spoon) / Bob Marley & Wailers - Nice Time (Tuff Gong Blank) / Bob Marley & Wailers - Hurting Inside (Tuff Gong Blank) / Rita Marley - Play Play Play (Tuff Gong Blank) / Roman Stewart - Never Too Young To Learn (Pantomine Blank) / Pau & Peluka - Make Your Move (Bullwackie) / Wild Bunch - Hi Spirit (Clintones) / Al Bell - Babylon a Cannibal (Micron) / Al Bell - Baby Lue (Micron) / Joe Higgs - Wages of Crime (Micron) / The Actions - Holy Mount Zion (Demon) / Mr, Brown - Babylon Gates (Express 10") / Junior Byles & Jah T - Informer Men (Justice League) / Bunny & Ricky - Freedom Fighters (Upsetters) / Unknown Imbidimts blank) / High Supreme - Reggae Espanol (Serious Gold) / Frankie Paul - Children of Israel (10" Acetate Dubplate) / Horace Andy - Fight Fight (Channel One 10") / Al Campbell - Soldiers in Jah Army (10" Acetate dubplate) / Unknown - Selection Exclusive / Johnny Clarke - Every Knee Shall Bow (Zion Rock ) / Freddy McKay - Junking Sailor (Original 10") / Dennis Brown - Revolution (acetate dubplate) / Diggory Kenrick 10" / Alton Ellis - I'm Hoping (Moodisc) / Delroy Wilson blank / Money Money (Ranking Joe) / Pinchers - Cut Them Down (Blacker Dread) / Sandeeno - Nowhere To Run (Blacker Dread) / Clive Colour Hylton - Babylon Keep On Knocking (Blacker Dread) / Eek a Mouse - Tek Wey (Blacker Dread)

++ LOVE is FUNNY SOMETIMES ++
March 18, 2017 01:31 PM PDT
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Mix Called Love is Funny Sometimes...

This one is a rather random mixture of some serious obscurities ranging from ska acetates to sweet rocksteady to country man roots all the way up to some hard-hitting 80s digital. As Always this ya mix is live and direct - 2 turntables and vinyl!

Andy and Joey - You Wondering Now (Acetate) / Charly Organaire - Ska Bo (Acetate) / Ken Boothe - Come Running Back (Studio One) / Castle Sisters - Solid as a Rock (Studio One) / Derrick & Patsy - Turn Me Loose (Prince Buster VOP) / George Dekkar - Run Them (BL Pre) / Belltones - No More Heartaches (blank) / Gaylads - Aren't You The Guy (Links Pre) / Owen Gray - Am Satisfy (Sir Collins) / Larry & Alvin - Your Cheating Heart (Coxsone pre) / John Holt - Wooden Heart / Gaylads - Looking For a Girl (Links Pre) / Vin Gordon - Soul Trombone (Coxsone Pre) / Ken Boothe - The Girl I Left Behind (Studio One) / Collins Band - Sweet Music ( Sir Collins) / Little WILLIE FRANCIS - JUST LIKE ME / BLACK BROTHERS - LOVE IS FUNNY (STUDIO ONE) / Trevor Belltone - Life (Coxsone) / Ken Boothe - From The Day I Know Myself (Sun Shot) / Larry Marshall - Susopicion (Studio One) / Bill & Dickey - Darling its You (Queen) / Milton McLean - Brimstone (Vision) / Fredrick Dookie - Black People (Sing & Swing) / Peacemakers - Hear Me Calling (Work Shop 12) / Mighty Revelation - Smoking Race (Wag Intl) / David Anthony - Make Haste (Sonjohn) / Delroy Wilson - any Heart Can Be Broken (Jackpot) / Delroy Wilson - Go Away Little Girl (Sounds United) / Delroy Wilson - Don't Be Untrue (Attack) / Joy White _Feding Time (Success) / Eli Reynolds - Car Man (Mr. Car Man) / Johnny Lover - Don't Rocky My Boat (Tuff Gong) / Dennis Brown - Life Goes In Circles (Starapple) / Wayne Jarrett - Anyone Who Have a Heart (South East) / Leroy Smart - Faith (Andinet) / Jr. Byles - Long Way Dub (Clocktower) / Silford Walker - Eternal Day (South East) / Deadly Headly - Drums of the Arab (Cry Tuff) / Dennis Alcapone - Ital Girl (Justice) / Itals - In a Dis Ya Time (Hopewell Survivors) / Barry Brown - Jah Loves Everyone (YEs) / Dick Palmar - In The Dance (Dick) / Pat Mar - she Ready for the World (Nura) / Justin Hinds - Marcus Tradtion (Fort) / Super Toney & Robert Levy - Mi Lonely (Top 10) / Scooby - No Mash Up Dance (Digitech) / Geritol - No Stocky Shop (Upsetter Jr.) / Johnny Clarke - Jah Bless The Man (Charm)

++ Two Fists To 2016 Head! ++
December 30, 2016 12:49 PM PST
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2016 was beyond shitty...Too many people lost. Too much insanity in the world. So, as a final goodbye to a historically shit year, we give you a bunch of sweet rocksteady and early reggae! Enjoy!

Track List -- Rulers - Let My People Go (JJ Reissue) / Termites - We Gonna Make It (Merritone) / Desmond Dekkar - Fu Manchu (Beverly's Reissue) / Prince Buster - All My Loving (Fab) / Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes (Derricks Pre) / Mr Foundation - Timo Oh (Studio One Pre) / Stephen Chang - Always Together (Sunshine Reissue) / Hortense Ellis - Somebody Help Me (Fab) / Eric Morris - Play It Cool (Gay Feet) / Hamlins - Why You want To Walk This Way (Dutchess/Push Music) / Jimmy Riley - You Should Have Known (Studio One) / Gaylads - Fall In Love (Links Pre) / Entertainers - ? (Coxsone Pre) / Hopeton Lewis & Winston Frazer - Finders Keepers (Merritone Pre) / Hopeton Lewis - Skinny Leg Girl (Merritone Pre) / Desmond Dekkar - Sabotage (Pyramid) / Gaylads - Mama Look Pon (Links pre) / Dermot Lynch - Cool It (Gay Feet) / Entertainers - Great 68 (Coxsone Pre) / Glen Adams - Cool Down (Harry J Pre) / Ethiopians - Linger You Linger (Studio One pre) / Pat Kelly - Little Boy Bllue (Lees Pre) / Termites - Miss Stella (Olympic) / Ken Parker - I Cant Hide (Treasure Isle Pre) / Dennis & Lizzy - Ba Ba Ri Ba (Duke Reid) / Termites - Show Me The Way (Olympic) / Phyllis Dillon - Love Was All I Have (Treasure Isle) / Unknown Studio 17 Blank / Winston Turner - Appolo 13 Explosion (Pisces) / Family Man - Unknown Godfather Blank

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