Socialist Reggae?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by phildwyer, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    This belongs here:
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Fucking right, was rumbling around for this one in my head last night after talking to fozzie, this was the one i was trying to remember. He (sherwood) put it in that mix thing a while back.
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  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    the answer to this one

    i prefer the freddie to the original

    from 2012 that Jeb Nichols tune - well done that man!
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  5. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!

    This one always takes me back
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i managed to get a copy on 7 - this is the bside, the a is an acoustic version of (do you really wanna know about) Hard Times (stylee!) -its quite interesting and closer to his other material
  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Not socialist, not reggae, but the angriest jamaican tune i can think off - banned off the radio by government too

  8. tikka84

    tikka84 Well-Known Member

    I know it's old, but great thread. I've been interested in this type of tune for years. This is the most conspicuous example I've found Always loved this one though
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    reminded me of this - BIM!

    just heard this on the radio, not exactly right but throwing it in the ring - new tune - one for the the budget:
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  10. tikka84

    tikka84 Well-Known Member

    I went through a spell of collecting tunes of this type with the aim of recording a 'socialist roots' mix, but there are so many tunes that didn't quite fit. Tunes that are more about the poor mans struggle

    Or condemning politicians

    Or being more about rasta revolution than a socialism

  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    nice picks - talking revolultion this one comes closer than most

    nice 5 track version excursion in this video
    I Man A Rasta: Freddie McGregor
    Meet 7 Million: Dub Specialist
    I Am A Revolutionist: Freddie McGregor
    I'm A Revolutionist: Freddie McGregor
    I'm A Revolutionist Dub: Freddie McGregor

    any more in your mix that never was tikka84 ?
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Dealing with some Alienation
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  13. teahead

    teahead always on the up-ramp R.I.P.

    Shit sometimes capitalism is about simply having someone snout up your business

    Socialism doesn't necessarily you have to have fuck all in your pockets...

    Although on the subject of lurve (sure it was mentioned somewhere)

  14. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Better mention Socialist Roots Hi-Fi

    Socialist Roots Hi-Fi was a prominent[1] Jamaican reggae sound system and record label owned by Tony Welch (aka Papa Roots) in the 1970s and early 1980s.[2] It was originally named King Attorney (and before that Soul Attorney).[2] The name changed in 1976 when Welch bought the set. Regular deejays included Ranking Trevor, U Brown, Jah Mikey and Nicodemus,[3][4] alongside the regular selector Danny Dreadlocks.[5] They received dub cuts from Bob Marley & The Wailers.[6] After 1981, the group was known as Papa Roots Hi-Fi.
    The sound system was strongly aligned with the Jamaican Peoples National Party and was instrumental in organizing local communities and attempting to promote peace at a time when Jamaica was racked by political violence. Socialist Roots record label released several records. The most successful was "Train to Zion", released in 1976, featuring U Brown and Linval Thompson. The peace song was one of the first 12" 45s issued in Jamaica.

    Record label:

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  15. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Nice one, love that spelling of Ansel on the disc.
  17. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    We're marching out the old towards the new century Armed with the new technology We're getting more and more productivity Some say things looking up for prosperity But if everyone is going to get a share this time Old mentality must get left behind We want the shorter working day Give we the shorter working week Longer holiday We need decent pay

    More time for leasure More time for pleasure More time for edification More time for recreation More time for contemplate More time for ruminate More time, we need more time A full time them abolish unemployment And revolutionize labour deployment A full time them banish over-time Make everybody get a work this time We need a higher quality of livity We need it now and for everybody

    We need the shorter working year Give we the shorter working life More time for the husband More time for the wife More time for the children More time for we friend them More time for meditate More time for create More time for living More time for life More time, we need more time
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  19. bamalama

    bamalama don't do that

    Just recently seen this thread...this fanzine/website has done some good stuff on socialist reggae
    just type socialist reggae into search,it's in German mostly though...
    The original article they did was a response to an attempt by "a - political skinheads" to set up a front called RAC in germany...reggae against communism.Seriously :facepalm:
  20. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    GREAT thread
    somewhere i've got the dub of that ... somewhere ...
  21. Bajie

    Bajie Registered User

    I made a website about that sound system years ago, probably the same one, it came down when I stopped paying for the hosting. I had a load of Socialist Roots sound system tapes that I meant to make as Mp3's and upload, but never got round it and now I can not find them..

    Brief clip of the sound system I did have on the website

    Edit to add..
    Just found this Socialist Roots Sound Tape MP3 lurking on my old external hard drive, not the best quality but worth a listen

    Mix I made some time ago with a socialist / social justice theme:

    Part 1 Tracklist
    Derrick Morgan - People's Decision
    I Roy - Union Call
    Love Joys - All I can say
    Johnny Clarke - Jah Jah Bless Joshua
    Linval Thompson - Blood Gonna Run
    Burning Spear - Social living
    Max Romeo - Revelation Time Hammer and Sickle
    Freddie Mcgregor - I am a revolutionist

    Part 2 Tracklist
    I Roy - Sufferers Psalm
    Johnny Clarke - Blood Dunza
    Horace Andy - Money Money
    Early B - Money Man
    Don Carlos - Declaration Of Rights
    Jennifer Lara - A Change Is Gonna Come
    U-Brown & Linval Thompson - Train To Zion
  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  23. Bajie

    Bajie Registered User

    Sorry about that, I just googled for somewhere to upload the files and that site came up first.

    Any ideas for a better website to use to upload the files?

    Or I could just leave Soulseek on for a few days and leave all the files in a folder, whoever wants them can PM me for my soulseek username.
  24. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    divshare is good for music i find (as it gives you a 'player')
    rapidshare is an old faithfull
    media fire does the trick too
    - for ease (no sign ups) i would go for wetransfer - email it to yourself and you get a download link as well sent to you in the email once its transfered. Dead easy and fast, no popups
  25. Bajie

    Bajie Registered User

  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    that worked, fast too
    looking forward to it!
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Many thanks for this Bajie.
  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The Ethiopians - Socialism Train
  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Have we had this? Great Micron comp btw:

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  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    lyrics reminds me a bit of this
    The Meditations - No Peace

    that could really do with a vinyl reissue...dont think its hit vinyl since 1978
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