mercredi 23 février 2011

MURRAY MAN - PARIS Péniche Alternat 03 02 2011

Big time with Murray man inna Paris, singing crying shame and others murder tune !
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JOHNNY CLARKE - Creation rebel + straight to the spear's head (1975 Justice)

I just cannot be wrong with Johnny Clarke covering Burning spear's studio 1 classic "creation rebel"...Produced by Bunny Lee on his Justice label in 1975 i like it even more than the original...It got a taste of half a flying cymbal and you will note the B side version is "straight to the spear's head" Boooooooooooooo!


dimanche 20 février 2011


I fell on that amazing studio 1 family picture and i tought that it would be nice to share it with you! A real who's who...Try to find toots hibbert, zap pow, jennifer lara, roy richards, hortense ellis, dawn penn, cornel cambell, theophilos beckford, vonnie mcgowan, mad lads, c.dodd, jr dodd, nina souls, bunny, hortense ellis, lascells perkins, dudley sibbley, winston jarrett, cables, larry marshal, keeble, gaylads, righteous flames, king stitt, viceroys, jah jerry, skatelites...

jeudi 17 février 2011

THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS - 2010 11 28 @ VAUREAL Le forum

New video ! this one is fresh from the Mighty diamonds's last tour, backed by the french handcart band..."Party time" "Poor Marcus" " Rise up" & "Natty" on top, with an interview focused over their begining years...15 minutes with Tabby, Bunny & Judge! Roots & culture from JA...

samedi 12 février 2011

ECHO MINOTT - My fat Millie ( Watty)

"Solomon" riddim...huge bassline...Echo Minott...rub a dub style, probably recorded in 1982/83 and produced by Prince Jammy...What else ? RUN THE TRACK !



mardi 1 février 2011

BLACK CINDERELLA RIDDIM (1972/1973 Fe me time)

Big riddim ! "Black Cinderella" is one of the biggest success of Errol Dunkley. Just check the riddim to understand why...Later, Eric Donaldson, prince Pampidoo or the soul syndicate themself would be covering the tune or using the riddim, but that one was first issued on the Jimmy Radway's "fe me time". This label always offer good quality stuff, original riddims recorded with the best musicians at the best studios. Only a few singles were actually pressed by radway but he obtained a lot of hits with them. I have made this special mix with first the original version from mr Dunkley, then the DJ cut from Big Youth, one of his very early tune (maybe the first?), then "Cinderella in black" the melodica cut featuring a young Augustus Pablo, I roy's version that talk of one of the biggest plague that was over Jamaica "illeteracy", and then the instrumental version itself.
I've been reduced the whole set to ten minutes for not overdosing of it...I know that Vin Gordon did a tune for Jimmy Radway (zion youth) so i really wonder if he does the excellent trombone riff... Whatever it is, this "Black Cinderella" riddim is crucial ! And don't forget that if you enjoy it, just do like me and BUY it !

ERROL DUNKLEY: Black Cinderella
BIG YOUTH: Best of Big Youth
AUGUSTUS PABLO: Cinderella in black
I ROY: Sound education