Friday, February 29, 2008

Roots Time

'Roots Time' an Argentine production, set in Jamaica. You can see it at the Sydney Latin American Film Festival next Friday 7 March at 9pm. Thanks to Firehouse for bringing this to my attention.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Playlist 21/02/08 - Silver & Gold

Lambs Bread Collie - Cedric Im Brooks & Light of Saba (Honest Jons 2LP)
Take 5 - Herman Marquis & Dave Madden (Kingston Connexion 12")
Mother Liza - Leroy Smart (Keep The Pressure Down CD, Black Solidarity)
Mr Ellis - Bobby Ellis (Keep The Pressure Down CD, Black Solidarity)
If Your Ready (Come Go With Me) - Vin Gordon (Blow Mr Hornsman CD, Trojan)
Johnny Get Worse - Prince Far I (Silver & Gold CD, Blood & Fire)
Send Me Over There - Jnr Ross & the Spear (I Can Hear the Children Singing 2CD, Blood & Fire)
History - Carlton Jackson (Black Art 7")
Give Praises - Max Romeo (Blood & Fire 7")
Feed A Nation - Big Youth (Congo Ashanti 7")
Travelling Man - Big Youth (Melbourne Meets Kingston CD, Elefant Traks)
War Zone - I-Roy (Deejay 7")
African Descendent - I-Roy (Rebel Music Vol.2 CD, Trojan)
It's A Pity - Tanya Stephen (VP 7")
Dr Doolittle - Tanya Stephens (Gold Chip 7")
Don't Play - Tanya Stephens (Rebelution CD, Hardwax)
Are You Ready - Natural Black (Fleximix 7")
Change - Fantan Mojah (Addis 7")
Revolution - Luciano (Goldmind 7"
Silver & Gold - Luciano (Gibbo 7")
Outta Road - Natty King (Gibbo 7")
Fire Pon A Dead Ass - Bush Man (Conscious Ragga Vol. 3 LP, Greensleeves)
I'm Going Home - Cocoa Tea (Volcano 7")
You're No Good - Michael Prophet (Righteous Are The Conqueror LP, Greensleeves)
Skanky Bone - King Tide (Scared New World CD, Vitamin)
Dub the People -The Versionaries (myspace)
Lambs Bread Collie Version - Cedric Im Brooks & Light of Saba (Honest Jons 2LP)

Versionaries album launch

Another Friday night option...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

One Drop Fridaze

A new weekly event that deserves your support. Apparently last week's opener was a pretty good one...

Feb 18 (message from Judgement)
"Yes Reggae Massive my night fell victim to Venue poli-tricks, so One drop has been moved to 19 Parramatta Rd Concord inside the Pine Inn Hotel.Dem Can't stop di Vibes"

Sorry Business

Lawless Street 8/02/08

Lots of Junior Kelly, but alas no interview

Entering the Dragon - The Soul Syndicate
In Their Own Way - Dennis Brown
Hold the Faith - Junior Kelly
Receive - Junior Kelly
Love So Nice - Junior Kelly
Freedom - Richie Spice & Chuck Fender
Word of Encouragement - Prezident Brown
Protect Your Neck - Taurus Riley
Below the Waist - Queen Ifrica
Babylon Blunder - Queen Ifrica
Infertility - Lady Saw
Search - Junior Kelly
Sinking Feeling - Junior Kelly
Rasta Should Be Deeper - Junior Kelly
Jah Jah's People - Junior Kelly
Marijuana - Richie Spice
King Land - Richie Spice
Pardon - Beenie Man
Phantom War - Lutan Fyah
Escape - Capleton
Nowhere to Run - Sandeno
Black I Am - Junior Kelly
Blaze - Junior Kelly
Licence - Morgan Heritage
Inner City War - Dynamo
In the Ghetto - Brigadier Jerry
The Way It Was - Ricky Grant

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Jnr Kelly

...and if all goes to plan there will be an interview with Jnr Kelly live to air on this week's Lawless Street

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sunday Dub Club 3 Feb

Sydney Park, St Peters from about 1pm to 7pm

Robojase at the decks for January's one

Lady Saw

Well probably too late to get out and see her in Oz now, but still thought I would post about this amazing performer. Got along to the show at the Becks Bar, Sounds from Jamdown, on 24 January. The line up was Firehouse (with some guest vocals from Gina Mitchell), Lady Saw, Bunny Ruggs and a dj set by Gaz Mayall. Lady Saw was one of the most engaging performers I have ever seen. She had charmed the audience before the end of her first track and kept everyone thoroughly entertained for the duration. She didn't tone it down either. The performance was witty, wild, personal and endearing. Just amazing how compelling one person and a mic can be. She came across as a powerful and unapologetic woman who made people feel great about themselves. The crowd really got it. If Tanya Stephens is half this good I'll be one very happy punter.

You can find more photos and opinions about Lady Saw over at Ozreggae and some from the Melbourne dates too. There is also an interview with her on Radio National's breakfast show. Her album 'Walk Out' is available in Australia through Hardwax. YouTube below is Marion inna ballady mode.

PS.Know this blog has been a bit sleepy lately, so if you want any track lists or audio for December and January's Lawless Streets check the radio section at Oz Reggae.Com
PPS. Professor is back in town - so will be more of him on air too.