Archive for Dillinger

Dillinger – Slipe Pen Road Rock + Tell The Truth Version (1977)

Posted in Dillinger, Dub with tags , on July 18, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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YouTube: Slipe Pen Road Rock + Tell The Truth Version

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Dillinger – Freshly (1976)

Posted in Dillinger, DJ, Dub, Yabby You with tags , , , on May 2, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“For reasons He kept unto Himself, the Lord relayed a long list of dietary dos and don’ts to Moses and Aaron, thus instructing the children of Israel in a Kosher kitchen regiment. Rastafarians ingested these same rules found in Leviticus 11, which is where Dillinger turned for his sermon on living ‘Freshly’. ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by the word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Jah,’ the DJ begins, and after 40 days and nights in the wilderness, Natty Dread is hungry, but no mutton for him, no steak, just stepped grape. Out of the wilderness and down into Kingston, through the valley of death, the toaster walks reciting his dietary rules all the way. Overseen by Yabby You, and utilizing a stark version of his own ‘Jah Vengeance’ rhythm, this fierce dread masterpiece from 1974 gave Dillinger his first big hit, many more were to follow.”
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YouTube: Freshly

Dillinger – Natty Kung Fu (1975)

Posted in Coxsone Dodd, Dillinger, DJ with tags , , on November 2, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Dillinger was back, and was ‘introducing to you the modern techniques of self-defense called kung fu fighting.’ Of course, Bruce Lee had already set the stage by familiarizing Jamaicans with the sharp chops and slashing kicks of the art, while the success of Carl Douglas’s ‘Kung Fu Fighting’, which topped the American charts this same year, insured his compatriots would battle to equal his feat. For in 1974, everyone indeed was kung fu fighting, however Dillinger gives it a dread twist here, as Natty’s lightning kicks brings Babylon to its knees. The DJ’s punchy toast meanders off in some surprising directions, including a recitation of “roses are red, violets are blue..,” but he’s having so much fun, that his mood is infectious. It helps that producer Coxsone Dodd provided the DJ with a particularly perky rhythm, Roy Richards’ ‘Freedom Blues’, and its racing beats and surging riffs perfectly compliment Dillinger’s own energetic delivery. Although ‘Natty Kung Fu’ would not defeat the US charts, it did kick its way into Jamaican hearts and the British underground.”
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YouTube: Natty Kung Fu

Augustus Pablo – Original Rockers (1979)

Posted in Augustus Pablo, Channel One, Dillinger, DJ, Dub, King Tubby, Sly Dunbar with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

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“Original Rockers is a solid introduction to Augustus Pablo’s haunting melodica playing, and includes brief flashes of his dub inspiration as well on ‘Tubby’s Dub Song’ and “Rockers Dub.” As usual, the lineup is superb with Robbie Shakespeare, Aston and Carlton ‘Carlie’ Barrett, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith and Bobby Ellis, among others. Though much of the album is instrumental, Dillinger guests on ‘Brace a Boy’.”
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YouTube: Original Rockers
00:00 – 1 – Up Warrika Hill 03:42 – 2 – Cassava Piece 06:15 – 3 – Tubby´s Dub Song 09:33 – 4 – Jah Dreadn 12:37 – 5 – Brace A Boy 15:23 – 6 – Thunder Clap 17:54 – 7 – Park Lane Special 20:42 – 8 – New Style 23:18 – 9 – AP Special 26:09 – 10 – Tubby’s Dub Song (Dub Version 2) 29:47 – 11 – Augustus Pablo – Brace A Boy (Dub Version 2)