Archive for September, 2016

Rupie Dan – My Black Race (& Dub) (1982)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“”Top 80s jah shaka selection. Heavy heavy tune. For those that overstand. Riddim similar or same as Al Campbell – Down The Drain. B side is a killer dub version. Produced by Rupie Dan and Tony Addis at Addis Ababa studios, Shakas regular studio at them times for years. Shaka used to tear down the dance with this tune!! Original press blank label pre-release Flag 12″. This one is seriously rare and sought after by all serious collectors and soundman. …”
YouTube: My Black Race (& Dub)

Prince Buster

Posted in Blue Beat Records, Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster with tags , , on September 12, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Lester Sterling, the celebrated saxophonist trained at Kingston’s famous Alpha Boys School and member of the legendary Skatalites, didn’t realize Jamaican music pioneer Prince Buster was so multitalented when he first met him. None of the big producers in the 1950s and Sixties, after all, were also musicians, singers or performers. … From biking around Kingston delivering records by hand to becoming one of the foundational giants in Jamaican music, Cecil ‘Prince Buster’ Campbell, who died on Thursday, left an enormous legacy as the King of Ska. The musician’s telltale bounce and clap of Jamaican ska is unmistakably as unique as its creator. …”
Rolling Stone – Prince Buster: Jamaica’s True Voice of the People (Video)
Guardian (Video)
YouTube: Madness, Enjoy Yourself, One Step Beyond, Rough Rider, Al Capone, Ten Commandments, Lion Of Judah, 30 Pieces Of Silver, Wings Of A Dove, They Got To Come, They Got To Go, Hard Man Fe Dead, Black Head Chiniman, Whine And Grine (Behind Bars), Why Am I Treated So Bad (Dub), Sata A Miss Gana (Dub), Swing Low (Dub), Etc.

Horace Andy – In the Light/In the Light Dub (1995)

Posted in Dub, Horace Andy, Studio One with tags , , on September 8, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Regarded as one of reggae’s most distinctive voices, vocalist Horace Andy had wild success early on with his career-defining single ‘Skylarking’ as well as a host of other hits. As far as full-length statements are concerned, Andy’s 1977 album In the Light may be his strongest. The album’s ten tracks found Andy’s quivering vocals floating in a dreamlike tension above tightly wound rocksteady rhythms, looming darkly on pensive tracks like ‘Problems’ (a tune that revisits the burning bassline from one of Andy’s earlier hits, ‘Mr. Bassie’), exploding on fun jaunts like ‘Do You Love My Music,’ and lingering meditatively on the lighthearted anthem of self-awareness and cultural pride that is the title track. Understated synthesizers and a simmering rock & roll-minded production denote the evolution roots reggae was undergoing year to year by the late ’70s, showing up on the especially swaggering ‘Collie Herb. … Skillfully remastered and even stronger with both originals and dubs occupying the same space, In the Light/In the Light Dub is a triumph of roots reggae and a necessary chapter for anyone even remotely enthusiastic about Jamaican music and culture, especially at this critical point of reggae’s evolution in the late ’70s.”
“Now re-released some 18 years after their initial pressing on the late Everton DaSilva’s Hungry Town label and having been unavilable for well over a decade, these two albums are truly forgotten classics of the reggae music. At the time they were recorded, Horace was 27 years old and had just relocated to New York, where DaSilva was also based. Undoubtedly he was at the peak of his career, having debuted for producer Phil Pratt in 1966 before exploding onto the scene with a string of unforgettable tunes for the likes of Studio One, Derrick Harriot, Leonard ‘Santic’ Chin, Keith Hudson and of course Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee among others. Despite residing in America Horace was still freelancing and recording at Channel One in Kingston on a regular basis, and these sessions feature some of Jamaica’s finest musicians in the shape of Augustus Pablo, Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace and Former Heptone Leroy Sibbles. The overall sound is rich and dense, the crunching rhythms enhanced by magnificent sprays of horns and occasionaly (as on the opening ‘Do You Love My Music) biting lead guitar. …”
Blood and Fire
YouTube: In The Light + Dub, Prince Jammy – Government Dub, Government Land + Dub, Rome, Do You Love My Music

King Tubby’s – Soundclash Dubplate Style LP

Posted in King Tubby with tags on September 5, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“… After the studio-producer Professor went to the USA to study electronics and computer Peego and Fatman followed and a man named Phantom, who built riddims at Channel One before. The sound they created is – especially from today’s point of view – a completely new dimension of reggae and dub: it’s 100% bone-dry digital music (due to the sound of the machines used for production) but it’s also a pure, hypnotical and new form of dub, a paradox really. It took a while for me to like that special sound, but then the tracks are made to play them loud at sound systems and when I heard ‘SOUNDCLASH DUBPLATE STYLE’, THE classic digital King Tubby-LP, loud it got to me. The bass is extremely powerful and kicking while the drums gain a completely new quality, simply because they all of a sudden were not shuffling anymore but set straight to a beat grid. …”
its coming out of your speaker
YouTube: King Tubbys Presents Soundclash Dubplate Style, King Tubbys – Lick Shot Dub, King Tubby’s – Kill-A-Pan