Friday, May 28, 2010

Reggae Friday - King Tubby Meets Scientist - In A Midnight Rock Dub (1983)

King Tubby and Scientist made many inspiring dub albums together and this one is an exception. This one is all about getting hopped up on liquor and herb, then vibing out to the rhythms.

1. King Tubby - Ke-Ke Dub
2. Scientist - White Rum Dub
3. King Tubby - Collie Weed Dub
4. Scientist - White Wine Dub
5. King Tubby - Sensie Dub
6. Scientist - Red Wine Dub
7. King Tubby - Hi Grade Dub
8. Scientist - Champagne Dub
9. King Tubby - Ganja Dub
10. Scientist - Vodka Dub
11. King Tubby - Lambs Bread Dub
12. Scientist - Rum Cream Dub
13. King Tubby - Tombana Dub
14. Scientist - Martini Dub


Reggae Friday - King Tubby - Balmagie Jam Rock (2003)

A collection of songs from the King Tubby vault recorded from 1966 to 1979, this is a great compilation of King Tubby's roots reggae and dub.

1. The Roots Prophet And The Mix
2. Water House Road Block
3. Balmagie Jam Rock
4. From Channel 1 To King Tubby's Studio
5. Curfew In Tower Hill
6. Pen Wood Road Gang War
7. Valrie Crown The King
8. Saturday Dub Cut Only
9. Gully Bank Dub Session
10. Rewind And Mix
11. Dub Plate Rule
12. Dedicated To Lucky And Pug
13. Kt88 Of Power
14. Respect To Carl I Kelly
15. Dedicated To Ervin
16. Pigin Gang Merder In Tower Hill


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Witchdoctor - ...a s.w.a.t. healin' ritual (1998)

Dungeon Family member Witchdoctor dropped a gem backed by Organized Noize production. This is a widely slept on release but if you enjoy the Dungeon Family of the mid to late 90's (Outkast and Goodie Mob) then you will be in love with this.

1. 7th Floor/The Serengetti
2. Holiday/ 12 Scanner
3. A.T.L. The Great Big Lick
4. Island Koneelalee
5. Georgia Plains (Holy Grounds)
6. Remedy
7. Hurtin'
8. D.F.
9. Heaven Comin'
10. 4 In The Temple
11. Spells Witchdoctor
12. Smooth Shit
13. The Ancient Sahore
14. Dez Only 1
15. The Ritual
16. Lil' Mama's Gone


Friday, May 21, 2010

Reggae Friday - Scientist - World at War (1981)

One of the greatest dub artists ever, Scientist blends heavy bass and drum kick echos like no other.

1. Invasion of Iràq
2. Ethiopa Rock
3. Lam's Dub
4. Zimbabwe Dub
5. Dub Ovation
6. United Jam Dun
7. Jah Instruction
8. World at War
9. Iran Revolution
10. Monkey Spanner


Reggae Friday - Congo Ashantie Roy - Sign of the Star (1980)

I must say that this albums is best summed up by the album artwork, pleasantly awkward. This is a roots reggae album but it experiments with many different sounds.

1. Stay Red
2. Time Is Running Out
3. Big Shot
4. Running From Reality
5. Chant Niabinghi
6. Cloudy Day
7. Two Shall Be Together
8. Righteous Man
9. Man Of Word
10. Weeping And Wailing


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jay ARE - The 1960's Jazz Revolution Again (2009)

J. Rawls and John Robinson present Jay ARE, hip hop and jazz fusion. All of that jazz influence comes from producer J. Rawls (personal favorite) with John Robinson (aka Lil Sci) holding down the emcee portion. This isn't the best from either collaborator but is very solid nonetheless.

1. Lesson From Trane, A
2. It’s Jay Are
3. Know U – Jay Are & Invizible Handz
4. Type Sounds
5. She’s So Brilliant – Jay Are & Rashad
6. 1960’s Jazz Revolution Again, The
7. Music Is Forever
8. Relax Ur Mind – Jay Are & Tiffany Paige
9. Shooting Smack – Jay Are & K Banger
10. 1 Of The Greatest
11. Jazz Unconditional
12. Love Me Good – Jay Are & Dominique Larue
13. Lee Morgan Story, The
14. We Make The Rules – Jay Are & Rashad/Tiffany Paige


Donny Hathaway - Extension of a Man (1973)

Donny Hathaway's last album before his untimely death at age 33. Extension of a Man encompasses everything that made Donny Hathaway great. Soul, love and one of the most blessed voices to ever grace my ears.

1. I Love The Lord He Heard Me Cry (parts i and ii)
2. Someday Well All Be Free
3. Flying Easy
4. Valdex In The Country
5. I Love You More Than You Ever Know
6. Come Little Children
7. Love Love Love
8. The Slums
9. Magdalena
10. I Know Its You
11. Lord Help Me


Friday, May 14, 2010

Reggae Friday - Dennis Brown - Wolf & Leopards (1977)

Reggae legend Dennis Brown sings some of his greatest hits along with a couple guest spots from Delroy Wilson. This is one of Dennis Brown's best albums.

1. Wolf & Leopards
2. Emanuel
3. Here I Come
4. Whip Them Jah Jah
5. Created by the Father
6. Party Time
7. Rain from the Sky (Rollin' Down)
8. Boasting
9. Children of Israel
10. Latley Girl
11. By the Foot of the Mountain
12. (Brother) Stop the Fussing & Fighting
13. Breaking Down the Barriers


Reggae Friday - Linval Thompson - Six Babylon (1979)

This record is a young Linval Thompson singing about Jah and young girls, definitely some chill roots reggae.

1. Six Babylon
2. Don't Give Up
3. School Girl
4. Jah Jah Dreader Than Dread
5. Give Thanks and Praise
6. Mr. Bossman
7. Be Careful My Brother
8. Children Must Be Feed
9. Africa We Want To Go
10. No Confusion, No Tribal War


Thursday, May 13, 2010

J. Rawls & Middle Child - Rawls and Middle (2008)

Some soulful music from producer J. Rawls and RnB artist Middle Child. J. Rawls has never disappointed me once with his production and Middle Child is a blessing upon the ears.

1. Rawls & Middle (Intro)
2. Til the Sun Comes
3. Lovers On A Stroll
4. Useless
5. Can I Be Real
6. By Your Side (Intro)
7. By Your Side
8. Kick in the Door (feat. Wallabe)
9. Put Something In The Air
10. My Dreams
11. Thankful
12. Get It On (Get Ghost)
13. Don’t Lock My Drummer Up
14. I’ll Be Waiting (Sophie Redux)
15. Music Over Madness
16. My Dreams (Reprise)
17. Rawls & Middle (Outro)


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bonobo - Black Sands (2010)

Accomplished musician and producer, Bonobo has everything I enjoy about the instrumental/electronic genre. His albums have natural timing and convey a wonderfully constructed atmosphere. This is a must have for fans of the genre.

1. Prelude
2. Kiara
3. Kong
4. Eyesdown
5. El Toro
6. We Could Forever
7. 1009
8. All In Forms
9. The Keeper
10. Stay The Same
11. Animals
12. Black Sands

Link was taken down, I will reup later

emancipator - safe in the steep cliffs (2010)

This is an incredible release once again from emancipator. Following up his debut soon it will be cold enough with an album of extreme quality, safe in the steep cliffs picks up where his debut left off. If you enjoy instrumental hip hop then this is a must have release.

1. greenland
2. black lake
3. jet stream
4. kamakura
5 all through the night
6. old devil
7. nevergreen
8. ares
9. rattlesnakes
10. bury them bones
11. vines
12. hill sighed
13. siren
14. safe in the steep cliffs



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blacastan - Blac Sabbath (2010)

This album is rugged, gritty and grimy hip hop to the core. Everything about it is raw like a record from 1996. Once I gave this a earnest listen I was hooked, definitely one of my favorites from 2010.

1. Blac Sabbath Intro
2. Blac Magic
3. The Dice Life
4. 3010 feat. Esoteric and Celph Titled
5. Crate Diggaz feat. Colombeyond
6. Best That I Can feat. Mark Fury and Colombeyond
7. City To City
8. The Way It's Done feat. Bad Newz
9. Returnin' To Nam
10. Diamond
11. You Wouldn't Believe
12. The World feat. Colombeyond
13. Anything Less
14. Crac House
15. The Darc Krystal
16. How Can You Be So Sure
17. The Life Of A Tape
18. Life Is Not A Game feat. Colombeyond



Friday, May 7, 2010

Reggae Friday - Culture - Baldhead Bridge (1978)

One of the finest roots reggae groups to ever pic up the mic, Culture stands out from the large amount music made in this time period.

1. Them A Pyaka
2. How Can I Leave Jah
3. Baldhead Bridge
4. Behold I Come
5. Love Shines Brighter
6. Jah Love
7. Zion Gate
8. So Long Babylon A Fool I (And I)



Reggae Friday - Scholars Word - Tribal Roots (2004)

This is a local reggae band that I am posting at the request of a friend. Some nice rhythms and typical reggae lyrics.

1. Tribal Roots
2. Rasta inna Spin
3. Callin
4. Strong Body
5. Lord Is My Shepherd
6. Party
7. Funky Reggae
8. Thank You
9. Rock Me
10. Trixy
11. Gideon Boots
12. Can't Hold Me Down

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wu-Syndicate - Grimlenz Limited Edition (2010)

Limited edition version of the 2009 release by Wu affiliates Wu-Syndicate. This version comes with 7 more songs including a bonus hidden track. Only 100 copies of this were pressed up so it would be very difficult to find a hard copy of this. They have their own style of the gritty wu sound mixed mafiaso raps.

1. The Beginning / Intro
2. The Light’s Here
3. Grimlenz
4. Hell
5. Moneyvated
6. The Syndicate
7. Knockin Off
8. Merciless
9. Killa Beez Stung
10. Wanna Beez
11. Hands Out
12. Eye Candy (Ft. Jesse Taylor)
13. Laboratory
14. Talk Now (Ft. Shaka Amazulu The 7th)
15. Ocho
16. Muthafuckuz (Ft. Ray Lugar)
17. Only Heaven Knows (Ft. Jesse Taylor)
18. The End / Hands Out (Hidden Bonus Remix)


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