This radio show has been doing the rounds recently and I thought I'd post it as it's well worth hearing. Supposedly from 1969, a radio show from Jamaica broadcast shortly after the death of Don Drummond.
This rhythm first appeared around July time but through unofficial channels only, sadly it hasn't had a proper release. It's a great rhythm with some superb cuts on it that really deserve to be heard. that's why we've done this mix.
Lutan Fyah - Never Once/Ginja - Damn Those People/Nature - Down With Corruption/Puddy Roots - Jah Soldier/ Step Out feat. Pia - No More Folly/Nah Switch - Love Life/Natty King - The Heat Is On/Teflon - Nuh Progress.
If/when these tunes get a proper release buy them. Beware of the MP3 sites that are selling these at the moment though - they're bootleggers.
This mix was distributed on CD at Notting Hill Carnival 2007. Limited to 500 copies that are all gone this is now presented online for those who missed out.
Featuring recently re-issued and long time unavailable tunes from the Greensleeves vaults.
Warm up from the Tighten Up Crew followed by Ras Digby on the decks.
The last Tighten Up at Catch in Shoreditch
Focusing mostly on early 1980's vocals a mix called Never Trouble Trouble.
Michael Palmer - Callie Man/Dub (Yah We Gone 7")
Robert French - Mr Babylon (Black Solidarity 7")
Tony Tuff - Never Trouble Trouble (Black Solidarity 7")
Anthony Johnson - Lost Love (Black Symbolic 12")
Roots Radics & Papa Toyan - Dub Plate Style (Black Symbolic 12")
Winston Hussey - Where Fat Lies Ants Follow (Leggo Sounds 7")
Don Carlos - Every Where I go (Youth Promotion 7")
Bobby Melody - Style & Fashion (Modernize Music 7")
Sister Nancy - Papa Dean (Techniques 7")
Triston Palma - Buy Out The Bar (Black Solidarity 7")
Ringo - Model With Me (Musical Ambassador 7")
Devon Irie - Walk With No Possie (Aces Music 7")
Little John - True Confession (Rusty International 12")
Nicodemus - Coke Seller (Mor Well Esq 12")
Lone Ranger - Can't Take The Storm/Stormy Dub (Black Skin 7")
Edi Fitzroy - Youthman Penitentiary (Musical Ambassador 7")
Roots Radics - Splishy Splashy Style (Musical Ambassador 7")
From Catch, Kingsland Road, Shorditch E2
Featuring guest selector Gladdy Wax.
From Catch, Kingsland Road, Shorditch E2
Featuring guest selector Gladdy Wax.
The Tighten Up Crew are joined by guest selector David Katz. MC's on the night - Champian, Professor Mark and (briefly) Clappers Priest.
Sound desk recording from Catch in Shoreditch.
Redman - Side A
A mix of Hugh "Redman" James productions from the late 80's and early 90's.
All taken from Redman International vinyl unless noted.
Redman Sleng Teng - Steelie, Cleevie & Danny (7")
Size - Red Dragon (7")
Circle Afirca - Louie Culture And Wayne Ranks ("7")
Wha Dem Fah - Carl Meeks (7")
No Trouble We - Tippa Lee & Rappa Robert (12")
Careless People - Tony Tuff (7")
Mr Music Man (7")
Youthman - Carl Meeks (Rough Mean & Irie LP)
Kolo Ko - Clement Irie ((Rough Mean & Irie LP)
Shuffle and Deal - Daddy Lilly ( 7")
Move Your Body - DaddyLizzard (7")
Wild Rider - Red Dragon (7")
Heaven In Your Eyes - Thriller U (7")
We A Di Best - Frankie Paul (7")
FP Calibra - Frankie Paul (12")
Old Bruk - Johnny P (7")
Blinking Something - Pinchers (Greensleeves 12")
Come On Home - Sugar Minott (7")
Version (Queen Of The Minstrals) - Steelie, Cleevie & Danny (7")
Redman - Side B
New Tactics - Admiral Tibett (12")
Border - Pinchers (7")
Make It Real - Chevelle Franklin (7")
Every Disappointment - Phillip Frazer (7")
My Native Woman - Gregory Issacs (7")
Careless Whisper - Thriller U (7")
Carry No Belly Fi Mi - Tippa Lee & Rappa Roberts (7")
Gal Winer - Red Dragon (12")
Bush To The Bone - Junior Demus (7")
My Lady - Courtney Melody (12")
Version - Steely, Cleevie & Danny (12")
Rougher Yet - Cultural Roots (7")
Hand Cart Man - Frankie Paul (7")
My Sound - Donovan Champion (7")
No Powder - Pinchers (7")
Screw Face - Admiral Tibett (12")
Old Friends - Sanchez (12")
Walking Machine - Daddy Lizzard (12")
Dangerous - Conroy Smith (7")
The finest Reggae from the early years of the 70's.
Passion Love - Melodians (Duke Reid GH - Duke Reid prod)
Lonely Woman - Horace Andy (UK Song Bird - Derrick Harriot prod)
Look What You done To Me - Ken Boothe (UK Pama Supreme - Lloyd Charmers prod)
Suzanne - Earl Brown (Aquarius - Herman Chin-Loy prod)
I Want Justice - B B Seaton (UK Big - Rupie Edwards prod)
Brown Baby - Derrick Harriot (UK Attack - Derrick Harriot prod)
Peace Begins Within - Nora Dean (UK Bullet - Norman Bucknor prod)
Weather Report/Version - Tennors (UK Explosion - Duke Reid prod)
Feel No Pain - Jackie Brown (Telegraph - Jackie Brown prod)
Your Neighbour Next Door AKA Count Your Blessings/Version 2 - Ken Parker (Blank - DC Anderson prod)
Hide And Seek - Prince Allah (UK Fab - E.Lloyd prod)
This Is Love - Gene Rondo (UK Magnet pre - Gene Rondo prod)
Our Rendezvous - Freddy McKay (UK Grape - Warrick Lyn prod)
Reap What You Sow - Peter Austin (Blank - M.Williams prod)
Slave - Derrick Harriot (UK Song Bird - Derrick Harriot prod)
Make Good - The Ethiopians (Sir JJ - Carl Johnson prod)
Love Without Feeling - Heptones (Jungle - Harry Mudie prod)
Jungle Feeling - Mudie's All Stars (Jungle - Harry mudie prod)
Love Is Gone - John Holt (Moodisc - Harry Mudie prod)
Theme From Gun Court/No Parole - The MBV's And Mudie All Stars (Moodisc - Harry Mudie prod)
Respect to Bob Brooks.
From Saturday 4 March when Dublin's mighty Worries Outernational Crew visited Tighten Up in London. Part One is the Tighten Up Crew warming up the session.
Worries Outernational @ Tighten Up, London 4 March 2007. Part 2.
Worries Outernational @ Tighten Up, London 4 March 2007. Part 3.
MC's Champian, King Rahtid, Dadi Digi, Clappers Priest, Mistah Brown etc...
Champion Bubbler - Dancehall at Channel One
A no thrills mix. All tunes were released on the Hitbound Label in the first half of the 80's.
Over Me - Barry Brown (7")
Pretty Me - Patrick Andy (7")
Possy Are You Ready - Half Pint (7")
Mr Irie - Welton Irie (7")
All The Girls Across The Ocean - Little John (7")
Christopher Columbus - Simple Simon (7")
Ready Me Ready - Michael Palmer (7")
You Wrong To Send Come Call Me - Yellow Man (12")
Work Us So Hard - Little John (7")
No Vacancy - Sugar Minott (7" - Niney Production)
Babylon - Sugar Minott (7")
Rude Boy - Sammy Dread (7")
My Woman - Barry Brown (7")
Roach Killer - Super Chick (7")
Get Me Mad - Purple Man (7")
Champion Bubbler - Gary Skeyers (7")
Give Me Your Love - Little John (10")
Watch Me - Jackie Statement (7")
Smiling - Patrick Andy (7")
Wade Brammer AKA Trinity was far more prolific as a DJ that he was as a producer. However is the late 70's his Flag Man imprint managed a small number of releases of real quality, not surprisingly the DJ sides tend to be of higher quality than the vocal efforts but all deserve to be heard.
Lose Respect - Barrington Levy & Trinity (Flag Man 12")
Vampire/Version - Trinity (Flag Man 7")
Gwaan And Left Me - Trinity (Jesus Dread - Blood And Fire CD)
Out Of Love - Michael Black - (Flag Man 7")
Cell Block 11/Version - Dillinger (Flag Man 7")
If You Need me Girl/Version - Michael Black (Flag Man 7")
Shoe Shine/Version - Jah Thomas (Flag Man 7")
DJ Jamboree - Trinity (Flag Man 7")
Another Tighten Up recording, this one is from May 2006 and features guest selectors Gladdy Wax and Clive Chin (Randys).
There are several people to be heard on the mic including, Champion as usual, Professor Mark, Clappers Priest and Bob Brooks (from http://www.reggaerevive.com).
A recording of a Tighten Up session from April 2006. Guests on the night were Icon C and Stuart Soulful alongside the usual selectors Tim P and Mistah Brown. Champion is on the mic plus a short stint from Ras Digby towards the end.
Some seriously rare Rocksteady and Roots on this session...
Following on from the last selection of King Jammy's productions here's Part 2.
Ram Up Every Corner - Tonto Irie (Jammy's 12")
Dog Bite - wailing Souls (Live & Love 12")
If The Rockers Don't Groove You - Home T (Jammy's 7")
Possy Run Come - Frankie Paul (Live & Love 12")
Original Bangga Rang - Nitty Gritty (Jammy's 12")
Stamina - Lecturer (Super Power 12")
The Game Never Colt - Max Romeo (Jammy's 12")
Don't Throw It All Away - Home T (Jammy's 7")
Greatest Girl Lover - Anthony Malvo & Daddy Lizzard (Jammy's 7")
Get Up Stand Up And rock - Shabba Ranks (Jammy's 7")
Tender Love - Anthony Red Rose (Live & Love 12")
To All The Girls - Frankie Paul (Jammy's 12")
Border Clash - Ninja Man (Jammy's 7")
Horse Stomach - Admiral Bailey (Super Power 12")
Crying Time - Cocoa Tea (Jammy's 7")
Country Gal - Horse Man (Jammy's 7")
Come On Girl - Frankie Paul (Live & Love 12")
Fever - Horace Andy (Jammy's 7")
Emmanuel Road - Echo Minott (Live & Love 12")
Just over 45 minutes of Dancehall sounds from the early 80's. The emphasis is on the DJ's but there are some great singers here as well. All selections are taken from original 12" singles.
Wayne Jarrett And Silver Fox - Saturday Night Jamboree (Greensleeves)
Johnny Osbourne - Let Him go (Vibes And Vibes)
Michael Palmer And Jim Brown - Ghetto Dance (Greensleeves)
Dennis Brown - If This World Was Mine (TAD)
U. Brown - Tu Shung Peng (TAD)
Jah Thomas And Ranking Toyan - Proud To be Black (Silver Camel)
Little John - Say What Your Saying (Silver Camel)
Elfigo Bacca - Dedicated To you (Silver camel)
Ringo - Joe Grine (Blank)
Bunny Lie Lie - Who Cork The Dance (JB)
Lee Van Cliff - Do The Thing (JB)
Sammy Dread - Running Around (Heart Beat)
Jerry O'Ranking - Running Around Dub (Heart Beat)
Little John And Billy Boyo - janet Sinclair (Greensleeves)
Dance Crasher revisits the late 80's once more with a selection of tunes from producer Phillip "Fatis" Burrell. Fatis is best known for his late 90's Concious tunes when he had the likes of Sizzla and Luciano firmly in his camp. These tunes predate that era and present some of the earlier productions of Fatis on his Vena, Exterminator (and later Xterminator) labels from the later half of the 80's and early 90's.
Super Cat - Sandokan (Exterminator)
Yellowman - Budget (Vena)
Frankie Paul & Sugar Minott - Dance can't Nice Without me (Exterminator)
Charlie Chaplin - Free Africa (Vena)
Sanchez - Zim Bam Zim (Vena)
Quench Aid - Sunshine Lady (Exterminator)
Tristan Palmer - Who's That Girl (Vena)
Charlie Chaplin & Rooster - Women Afi Mine Mi (Exterminator)
Ninja man - A So Me Stay (Exterminator)
Pinchers - Crucial Abroad (Exterminator)
Leroy Smart - My Favourite Lover (Exterminator)
Pinchers - Don't Do that (Xterminator)
Chakademus & Pliers - You Look good (Xterminator)
Macka B - Tongue And Nuh Gun (Xterminator)
Pinchers - Iron board (Exterminator)
Frankie Paul - Come Back To Me (Exterminator)
Sugar Mionott - She Gi Mi The Best (Exterminator)
Pinchers - Weapon (Exterminator)
Pliers - Your Love Is Amazing (Exterminator)
Ini Kamozi - Hot Stepper (Exterminator)
Parish Records was run by Edgar White between 1986 and 1991. This mix features a number of tunes released on the label in that period.
Starting and ending with tracks by the hugely underated Everton Chambers alongside more well known names such as King Everald and Tiger all tunes are taken from 7" except for Inexperience Lover which is from a 12". There are some trademark rhythms here such as Stalag and Sleng Teng, others are one offs but no weaker because of that.
Everton Chambers - Babylon You Wrong
Dilly Dally - Ramdance
Bengie - Petty Robber
Tiger - Roll A belly
Everton Chambers - Inexperienced Lover
King Everald - Gunshot
Tiger - Ready Fe De Don
Nardo Ranks - Mr Samo
Singing Melody - Aint That Loving You
Bingie General - Big Chat
Joe Manix, Mickey Parchment, Everton Chambers etc - We Are All In This Together
Everton Chambers - What A lick
A mix based on the DJ cuts issued on the KG Imperial label by Roy Rankin, Raymond Naptali and U Brown.
Noel Phillips - Youthman/Version [Jammy's 12"]
Roy Rankin and Raymond Naptali - Brixton Incident [KG Imperial 12"]
Late Night Blues Rhythm
Don Carlos - Nice Time (Late Night Blues) [Pirate 12"]
Roy Rankin and Raymond Naptali - Go Deh In A Late Night Blues/Late Night Session [KG Imperial 12"]
Nice Time Version [Pirate 12"]
Fally Ranking Rhythm
Johnny Osbourne - Fally Ranking [Greensleeves 12"]
Roy Rankin and U Brown - Babylon Policy/Peaceful Something [KG Imperial 12"]
Throw Me Corn Rhythm
Roy Rankin and Raymond Naptali - Disc Jockey In A '81 Style/Version [KG Imperial 12"]
African Daughter Rhythm
Roy Rankin and Raymond Naptali - African Daughter [KG Imperial 12"]
Shank Kai Shek Rhythm
Barry Brown - Ain't Gonna Turn Back [King Tubby Meets Barry Brown LP]
Roy Rankin and Raymond Naptali - New Cross Fire/Version [KG Imperial 12"]
A special thanks to the people on http://djgreedyg.proboards77.com especially Zebulun and Nice for help with this. If anyone can identify the original version of the rhythm used for African Daughter please let me know.
In 2001 Pressue Sounds released the acclaimed Firehouse Revolution, a compilation of King Tubby's digital productions from between 1885 and 1989. Despite the popularity of this compilation it has very much stood alone with no further retrospectives of Tubby's work in this period being released except for a handfull of 7" singles. There are easily enough decent Tubby's tunes for a follow up - here are some of them.
Wayne Smith - Miss Do It Sweet (Kingston 11)
Anthony Redrose - Worries Again (Firehouse)
Al Campbell - We Rule (Waterhouse)
Singing Melody - Tie Me (Firehouse)
Thriller U - Hackle Dem (Firehouse)
Phantom & Monkey Lotion - Nah Get Way/Version (Firehouse)
Wayne Palmer - Trash And Brok (Waterhouse)
Pad Anthony - Born Lover Man (Taurus)
Chris Wayne - Loving Time (Taurus)
Little John - No Teck No Set (Firehouse)
Gregory Peck - Doogle Berry (Taurus)
Anthony Redrose - Can't Knock We (Firehouse)
Cornell Campbell & The Jayes - Hell Ina De Yard (Firehouse)
Rocksteady to Roots - Carl Bryan meets Keith Hudson and Keith Hobson.
Go And Cry - Emotions (Carl Bryan prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
Golden Snake - Johnny Clarke (Keith Hobson prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
Golden Skank - Myrna Townsend Allstars (Keith Hobson prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
African Bread - Little Clive (K. Hobson prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
Smoke Without Fire - Keith Hudson (K. Hudson prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
Girl You Wrong - Heptones (K. Hobson prod. - Go And Cry rhythm)
Always - Al Brown (K. Hudson prod. - Always rhythm)
Erotic Touch Of Hot Skin - Dennis Alcapone (K. Hudson prod. - Always rhythm)
Show Me The Way - Termites (C. Bryan prod. - Show Me The Way rhythm)
Don't Start It Up - Keith Hudson (K. Hudson prod. - Show Me The Way rhythm)
Popular - Keith Hudson (K. Hudson prod. - Show Me The Way rhythm)
Shades Of Hudson - Dennis Alcapone (K. Hudson prod. - Night Curfew rhythm)
Night Curfew - Carl Bryan (C. Bryan prod. - Night Curfew rhythm)
Special thanks and respect to Tommy Rock-A-Shacka, Matt Dinsmore, Dave Home and Ekki.