Friday, November 24, 2006

Playlist 23/11/06

You Send Me – Jackie Opal (Gaz’s Top Ska Tunes CD, Trojan)
You’re Too Bad – Jackie Opal (Studio One Rude Boy CD, Soul Jazz)
Don’t Want To Be No Rude Boy – Horace Andy (Attack 10”)
Gunshot – Anthony Johnson (The Lion Roars CD, Roots)
Gunmen – Michael Prophet (Biggest Dancehall Anthem 79-82 CD, Greensleeves)
How The West Was Won – Toyan (Biggest Dancehall Anthem 79-82 CD, Greensleeves)
Too Much Badness – Dickie Ranking (The Lion Roars CD, Roots)
Tribute to Moa Ambessa – Jah Thomas & Barrington Levy (Greensleeves 12” / CD-R)
One Sufferation – Junior Reed (Jah Guidance 12”)
Zambia Dub – Jah Walton (Dub It To The Top CD, Blood and Fire)
Love In The Dance – Jim Brown (Studio One Rude Boy CD, Soul Jazz)
Dancehall Vibes – Jim Brown (Channel One: King Tubby Connection CD, Motion)
Oh Lord – Tappa Zukie (Tapper Roots CD, Virgin)
Don’t Fight It – Wailing Souls (Studio One Rude Boy CD, Soul Jazz)
Peace Theme – Dub Specialist (Studio One Rude Boy CD, Soul Jazz)
Things And Time – Wailing Souls (Well Charge 7”)
Who Fa Sa A The Best – Wailing Souls (Rockers Forever 7”)
Babylon World – Lacksley Castell (Rockers 7”)
I’ve Got To Go – Carl Brown (High Note 7”)
Facts Of Live – The Royals (Pressure Sounds 10”)
Dash Pon Him – Watty Burnett (Well Charge 7”)
African Bread – Little Clive (The Hudson Affair CD, Trojan)
Murderer – Johnny Osbourne (Studio One Rude Boy CD, Soul Jazz)
Noah’s Ark – Eek A Mouse (Greensleeves 12” / CD-R)
Tek Wey – Eek A Mouse (Blacka Dread 7”)
Time A Get Red – Kenny Knotts (Hydroponics 10”)
Got To Be Free – Lloyd Brown (Pick Out 7”)
Visions of Dreams – The Resurrectors (Healing CD, Future Classic)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Go Deh Sparkle Girl

Friend of mine, from Urban Turban, doing a fire dance to a dancehall style number. Urban Turban got a front page in The Glebe this week. Yeah!I shot this back in September. Its a litttle dark for my camera (and the quality has dropped markedly when putting it through Youtube), but still you get the idea and its pretty damn good! Thought it might get ya in the mood for Dancehall Reggae Bounce #21

Playlist 16/11/06

Ska Baby - Bobby Ellis (Wizdom 1971-75 CD, Ascension)
Upsetter Version - Dennis Alcapone (Rebel Music CD, Trojan)
Heart of The Dragon - The Upsetters (King Fu Meets the Dragon CD, Justice League)
Fists of Fury - Lee Perry (Words of My Mouth CD, Trojan)
Trinity of Life - The Twin Roots (Excaliburman CD, Seven Leaves)
Facts of Life - Petter 'Roots' Lewis (Tribute 7")
Experience - Delroy Butler (Return of Wax CD, Justice League)
Such is Life - Lord Creator (Larks From the Ark CD, Nectar)
Big Pussy Sally - Lord Creator (Island 7")

Monday, November 13, 2006


Sabotage launched his single "Black Footsteps" at Fire House meet Rastafari Rhythms at the Marquee last Saturday night. Be sure to pick up a copy! Great gig (as always) with plenty of character and mixed vibes from Rastafari Rhythms. Fire House will be doing a dance in Melbourne with Rastafari Rhythms on 2 December. Get along if you are in the area.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Playlist 09/11/06

River Bank - Deadly Headly Bennett & the Revolutionaries (Earthquake Dub CD, Hot Pot)
Luke Lane Shuffle - Rico & the Blues Blasters (Blue Beat 7" / CD-R)
Easy Snapping - Theo Beckford (Studio One Story CD, Soul Jazz)
We Shall Overcome - Laurel Aitken (Dice 7" /CD-R)
They Got Got Come - Prince Buster (Dice 7" / CD-R
Ling Ting Tong - Prince Buster (Blue Beat 7"/CD-R)
What Makes Honey - Duke Reid Group (Shuffling on Bond Street CD, Trojan)
I'm In A Rocking Mood - Austin Faithful (Red Bumb Ball CD, Pressure Sounds)
Dancing Mood - Dleroy Wilson (Studio One Story CD, Soul Jazz)
Loving Mood - Alton Ellis (Bunny Lee Rocksteady Years CD, Moll-Selekta)
Mellow Mood - The Wailers (Wail 'N Soul 'M selecta CD,Universal)
Step Softly - Bobby Ellis & the Desmond Miles Seven (Rebel Music CD, Trojan)
Anna Marina - Laurel Aitken y Skarialynes (Liquidator 7")
Monster - Dave Barker & the Granadians (Reggae Cideral 7")
Wa Do Dem - Eek A Mouse / (King) Answer King (Blacka Dread 7")
Lots of Signs - Tenor Saw (Youthman Promotions 7")
Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs (African Museum 7")
Take A Ride Version (Studio One Dub CD, Soul Jazz)
When I Fall In Love - Ken Boothe (Striker Lee 7")
Drifter - Dennis Walks (Moodisc 7")
My Conversation - The Uniques (Bunny Lee Rocksteady Years CD, Moll-Selekta)
My Argument - Vin Gordon & the Revolutionaries (Fighting Dub CD, Hot Pot)
Some A Thief/ Thief Dub - Congos (Congos 10")
Starlights / One Star Dub - Web Cam Hi-Fi with Earl 16 (Club Club Sound 10")
Satta Massagana Version - I-Roy (The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story 4CD, Jet Star)
Dub Symphony - Bush Chemist (Lush Records 10")

Rock A Shacka
Blue Juice
The Prince
Pirates Choice; Fire On The Wire; Algoriddim; DJ Greedy G's Journey Through Black Music

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Astronomy Class - Exit Strategy Launch

Friday 10 November 2006
Roll Call Tour Sydney Astro Launch
with Astronomy Class & The Tongue & DJ Diaz
Other Acts: Firehouse Crew
Venue: Hermann's Bar, Sydney Uni
Price: $15 + BF presale

"Astronomy Class fire up the stormclouds and set sail on their first ever tour in support of their debut album 'Exit Strategy'. This is the big Sydney launch of their album and nothing less than a soldout rollercoaster of a carnival will do justice to the enormity of this record."

This album is a gem, and one of my favourite purchases of the last year.You can find more info, comments and views over at Oz Reggae.Com

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Playlist 02/11/06

Black Panta - The Upsetters (Blackboard Jungle CD, Auralax)
[Black Africa] - Fe Me Time All Stars (Dubwise Shower /Fe Me Dub CD, Esoldun
Music On My Mind - Wayne Smith (Star Light 12" / CD-R) *Download
One Love Version - Sound Dimension (Studio One 7")
Bus Dem Shut (Pyaka) - The Wailers (Wail 'N Soul 'M Single Selector CD, Universal)
Party Time - The Heptones (Studio One 7")
Joy In The Morning - The Gaylads (Stay A Little Bit Longer CD, Westside)
Love In The Afternoon - Don Drummond (Top Deck 7")
A Shot In the Dark - Roland Alphonso (Top Deck 7")
Alley Shuffle - Prince Buster All Stars (Prince Buster 7"/ CD-R)
President Kenedy - Roland Alphonso (Studio One Ska CD, Soul Jazz)
Somebody's Baby - Pat Kelly (Island 7")
How Long - Lloyd Charmers & the Hippy Boys (Psychadelic Reggae CD, Trybute)
I Don't Want To Go - Pat Kelly (Sunshot 7")
The Half - Dennis Brown (Sunshot 7")
Joshua's Words - Johnny Clarke (Jackpot 7")
Jah Jah Dub - Dillinger (Trojan 10")
Camp Road Skanking - I-Roy (Microphone Attack CD, Blood & Fire)
Take A Dip - Dillinger (Mr Isaacs CD, Blood & Fire)
Take A Dub - Ossie All Stars (Leggo Dub CD, Hot Pot)
Sacrifice - Gregory Isaacs (Mr Isaacs CD, Blood & Fire)
Health Warning - Prince Far I (Health & Strength CD, Pressure Sounds)
Doberman Skank - Ossie All Stars (Leggo Dub CD, Hot Pot)
Diverse Doctrine - Ras Ibuna (Pressure Sounds 7")
Hotter the Battle - Conscious Minds (Soul Beat 7")
Keep the Pressure Down - Errol Dunkley (Keep the Pressure Down CD, Black Solidarity)
Judgement On the Land - Vivian Jackson & the Prophets (Jesus Dread CD, Blood & Fire)
Deliver Me From My Enemies - Vivian Jackson & the Prophets (Jesus Dread CD, Blood & Fire)
Wey Dem A Go Do - Tonny Tuff (Ashanties 12" / CD-R)
Black Cinderella - Errol Dunkley feat Stretch (Black Scorpio 7")

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Skatalites at the Basement

From an absolutely fantastic gig in April of this year at the Basement in Sydney. If you were there I hope this brings back some fond memories. If you missed it, I guess this is a little tease. Enjoy the vibes. If you ever get a chance to see the Skatalites, then you definately shouldn't pass it up. Selections here are Real Rock, Rockfort Rock (incomplete) and Confucius (also just a sample).