Jamaican 50th Independence Musical Countdown!

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  1. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    so does derrick morgan's 'forward march', a big hit for him in '62:

     
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  2. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    2009

    In JA the depressing and deadly turf war based on Gaza (Portmore) v Gully (Cassava Piece) was the latest drama, in part fuelled by Vybz Kartel and Movado irresponsibly talking the whole thing up to a sometimes fatal level. The combination of certain dancehall acts taking cashing in on feuding, sex and violence to new levels, along with a poor year for roots releases gave many a reason to worry for the state of JA music, and so we’ll stick with some excellent EU productions for this year, some live, some digital:

    The big stand out for me came from Switzerland – wonderful back-to-the-hills reflective meditation vibes on this one:
    Jah Bast & The Shades Jah Irror


    Repping the sound of Southall
    Ackboo – Bangladesh Dub


    Another strong UK cut
    King General – Broke Again


    Thanks to Ringo for drawing my attention to this one
    Battle Of Adwa - Barry Issac


    …and finally, throwing in a French production for good measure
    Don Carlos & Million Stylez - World Crisis
     
  4. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    2009 was also the year Wycliffe ' Steely' Johnson died (of Steely and Cleevie).

    In a tribute to him Boops riddim 2009 was released featuring a massive version by Romain Virgo.

     
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  5. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Nice tune ska, never heard this one before :cool:


     
  6. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Tune, will be digging this out to put in my bag when I play out tomorrow night. :)
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    glad you like that one - one of the mixes im posting next week is very much in this vein (and includes this cut)...

    they also put out this in 2009


    and theres about 4 new releases this year from them (not as good as these imo, but still worth checking)
    http://www.bloodandfire.co.uk/db/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40448&start=0

    Their crew was at Jah Observer at carnival last year - selecting and singing!
     
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  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    posted that without checking - thats just another instrumental cut - there is a completely different tune, but i'll have to check the name when i get home...ive got the feeling its not on youtube
     
  9. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    This is top class, nice one. Can't beat the 'Boops'. I just recently discovered Romain V via 'Can't Sleep' - love his voice. Didn't he get his start via some JA reality music show? Anyone got any other recommendations of his stuff?
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    :cool:
    .



    Set List:
    "Wanna Go Home"
    "Love Doctor"
    "Taking You Home"


    "Dark Skin Girl"
    "Altons Medley"
    "Watch Over Me"
    "Murderer"
     
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  11. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    Thanks ska - will have a listen. So is the Beres ''Feels good" the original riddim which is then re-used by Romain V and others? I first came across it via Antony Cruz "Block di Road" and IIRC there are others still...General Degree "Jah will Provide", any more for any more?!
     
  12. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    Unrelated to the previous post, but how fantastic is this Peter Tosh voiced early Wailers tune? Righteous defiance wrapped up in Biblical knowledge, a winning combination!
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    looks like includes:
    01 Beres Hammond - I Feel Good
    02 General Degree - Jah Will Provide
    03 Anthony Cruz - Dem Block De Road
    04 Lukie D - Save Me
    05 Romain Virgo - Mi Caan Sleep
    06 I Feel Good Riddim - Version

    right on time for 2009 :cool:

    mix has Romain Virgo - Mi Caan Sleep
    Anthony Cruz - Dem Block Di Road
    Lukie D - Save Me
    General Degree - Jah Will Provide
    and as Beres is missing off there



    ...agree, Romains voice is magic - his cut is the one on this i think
     
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Going back to that Swiss production, the first ever cut from them was this, and says 2008 on the label (but 2009 on the video, not that it really matters)
     
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  15. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    Yes, something bit different to what I normally listen to but must say I am liking that Ras Ico/Shades one, bit of a mystic feel to it.
     
  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Jah Irror is the one for me, but i like what theyre doing a lot - here's a playlist with extracts from their new 2012 cuts if you're interested http://www.divshare.com/download/17687117-96a
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Just remembered Tarrus Riley, not my favourite singer, but his She's Royal tune was enormous, and a very sweet sentiment, and a welcome antidote to some of the messages out there... 5 miilion youtube views :eek: ....I think it came out in 2007, but to tie it in with 2009 I read that: Tarrus is the holder of Jamaica's CVM TV's 15th Anniversary Award, held in February 2009, for the ‘Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years’ for the hit, "She’s Royal".
     
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    2010

    As the quality of new releases from JA continues to falter somewhat, one option is to look back, and credit to Alborosie for his tradition-revival approach to trying to bring back the sounds of classic King Tubby with his album Dub Clash – building up a studio based on vintage kit as would have featured in Tubby’s studio, and laying down some instrumentals with top musicians – the overall effect a success I think…this my favourite off the set
    Alborosie Dub Clash - Marcus Dub


    In a modern JA roots style there was the odd nice riddim…here’s one from Lutan Fyah…
    Lutan Fyah - Broke Loose Again


    Certainly by now it was re-presses/revives that are selling the best in the UK, but there’s also more and more new material from France doing it for me, such as this sweet set of vocals from French label Irie Ites
    Take a lick riddim Irie Ites Records

    or sticking with France but in a different mood is this future-thinking, foundation-shaker in an Iration Steppers style
    I-Tist & Dub Machinist – Flatron

    The other side of this is great too, and that’s coming up on a mix I’ve just done called Joyfull Noise – will post that in a few days time.
     
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  19. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Found it on Ebay yesterday, postman delivered it 5 minutes ago, on my turntable now :D:cool:
     
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  20. scalyboy

    scalyboy Left them to time

    Oh yes that is a good 'un. It is a nice sentiment, along the lines of how Bobo women are regarded/addressed as Queens. I'm pleased to be able to finally put a name to it, as hitherto I only knew it as a Foundation dubplate, "I ain't afraid of no guy..." Ta!

    I see there's more:
     
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  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Mention for Curtis Lynch's Necessary Mayhem label. First one came out earlier but was pressed on another side in 2010.

    Mr Williamz smashes it with an awesome update of Police In Helicopter. I love playing this one out, straight after the original

    Mr Williamz - "Babylon In Helicopter"









    Pinchers comes again with an old favourite

    Pinchers - "Bandelero"

     
  22. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Reality SoulJahs - "Jah Pon Mi Mind" ~ Nice update of Bunny Wailer's immortal Rise & Shine rhythm

     
  23. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Sister Aisha comes with the tune of the year for me, best thing I've heard in years. Still a massive play on my system, all time top ten business

    Do You Know - Sister Aisha

     
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  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Power play on the UK sound system scene from the Dutch King Shiloh camp

    Afrikan Simba - "Poverty"



     
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  25. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Some fear the UK Dub scene is stagnating with the rise of UK producers with little Jamaican sound system heritage, churning out 4 to the floor steppers by numbers, but in amongst the flood of self produced good roots music still prevails.

    Jacin - "Hard Like Stone"

     
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  26. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    That Tarrus Riley song is one of my faves - worth checking his album Parables for anyone looking to hear more of him. I reckon that's his best album although there are more recent ones.

    Also for more Mr Williamz check out the free "We Run England" mix tape.

    For me the biggest riddim this year was "One Day" and its a perfect example of new Island Pop sound that was dominating Dancehall. Whilst this shift isn't to everyone's tastes the cut from Khago was still a fave of mine.

     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    2011

    We come near to the end of the countdown, and although a few nice tunes coming out of JA sadly still not very much doing it for me – I’m sure a temporary blip (fingers crossed). A couple of big tunes here from the UK then, this first one out of Mad Professor’s Ariwa studio, and a real pleasure to again hear uplifting lyrics being sung by the falsetto tones of Cedric Myton – squint and this could be a Black Ark cut – what’s not to like:

    The Congos Strength To Strength


    And Bush Chemist Chazbo has been coming with some big tunes around these times – theres another killer of his from 2012 featured in my forthcoming Joyfull Noise mix – but here’s this 2011 one with Empress Shema called Warrior Spirit.

    Chazbo Meets Empress Shema – Warrior Spirit


    …and one more Chazbo - Chazbo meets Makiko - Kizuna + Dub

    …just how I like it :)
     
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  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    <moved>
     
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  29. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Big fan of Chazbo, been buying most of his stuff since the Bush Chemists days.

    Didn't buy that much from JA last year but this one drops large

    Rebel - Tarrus Riley

     
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    <moved>
     
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