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60s 70s Soulful Jamaican Rocksteady, Soul, Early Reggae
December 6, 2012, 5:09 pm
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60s 70s Soulful Jamaican Rocksteady, Soul, Early Reggae mix by miked

Roy+Shirley    Alton Ellis

This is a mix of all 45s, some originals (most in shoddy condition) and but mainly re-issues.  Musically, I would say the theme is Soul influenced Rocksteady and Reggae, but there are some straight up good ol’ reggae tunes as well.  My intent wasn’t to put together a Jamaican soul mix, rather  I just gathered some core soulful tunes I knew I wanted in the mix and built around that vibe. Good tunes for a slow skank on a Sunday!

I also somewhat intentionally built the mix around lyrical content as well.  Trying to touch on a few major hot topics found in Jamaican music…love, spirituality, social consciousness, marijuana, and good vibes; in that basic order.   Musically I feel like this is the kind of mix I could listen to on a Sunday morning or afternoon with my kids, however, lyrically there are a couple shady ones in their.  Of course, this is a another major part of the genre so I’m happy to have it in there.  The main tracks I’m talking about are; the first track whose sexual innuendo, if you can even call it that, is comically outlandish; there’s a Wailers track condemning women as “the root of all evil”, and there’s the marijuana track that you may not want your 8 year old singing along to…  Therefore, I even have put up a “clean” version which eliminates the first track and the marijuana track haha.  The full version of course is recommended.

At any rate, if you enjoy the mix, please spread the word about the word and this site.  Much love to everyone and thanks for listening and reading.

このミックスは全部7″で、オリジナル版もあるけど、ほとんど再発です。このミックスはだいたいSoulに影響されたRocksteady&Early Reggae.  気持ちよく踊ってください〜〜!

Tracklist:

Max Romeo – Hole Under!
The Maytones – As Long As You Love Me
The Wailers – Soon Come
Ebony Sisters & Mudies All Stars – Let Me Tell You Boy
Slim Smith – You Will Believe??
Roberta Sweed – Something Burning
Noel Bailey – Lonely Girl
Alton Ellis – You Are Mine
Pat Kelly – How Long
Alton Ellis – You Are Mine
Lloyd Clarke – Love You The Most
Keith Poppin – Time Slipping Away
Alton Ellis – Big Bad Boy
The Starlites – Dip Them Jah Jah
Bob Marley – Adam And Eve
The Melodians – Come Ethiopians Come
Junior Byles – King Of Babylon
Roy Shirley – Prophecy Fulfilling
Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
Roy Shirley – Flying Reggay
Pat Kelley – Try To Remember
Lloyd Clarke – Summer Time
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mellow Mood
Bob Marley – Wisdom

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Dub Smokin
August 9, 2011, 2:08 am
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Tribute to ROOTS TANK and Dub Smokin

日本語版下へ

Dub Smokin was a great monthly event I used to play at while living in Tokyo.  The event got started before I came along, but I was later asked to become a regular dj for the evening.  The event was held every 4th Saturday at one of my all-time favorite reggae spots that was in Shibuya – Roots Tank.  To our dismay, Roots Tank was closed a couple years back and that eventually brought an end to this event as well.  The place was a relatively low-pro gem of Jamaican gettaway.  Great atmosphere on the 4th floor, LOUD system till morning, cheap drinks, usually no entrance fee, and an overall “anything goes” mentality made the place home to many a lawless night of fun.

I really wanted to get a few mixes from the regulars of the event, especially the organizer and dear friend Nametake, but for various reasons no one has pulled through thus far.  I was lucky enough, however, to get a super solid mix coming from Tetsu-san, who joined the event the last few times before Roots Tank closed; though his record collection outshines all of those whose names are on the flier ; )

We usually all played 2 45min to an hour sets.  I intended to make two mixes for this tribute, but have so far had only time for this one.  This mix represents what I might play towards the latter half of the morning, when peoples heads and feet have gotten a bit heavier.  The mix I still haven’t made yet would be more upbeat, perhaps with some  funk thrown in etc… So don’t get the impression that the evening was always this heavy.  This mix is basically heavy after heavy.  The beats are heavy and the lyrics are heavy.  Heavy on Rasta/Black liberation (to Zion).  I LOVE every track on here.

(Side note:  One of my American friends that I sent this mix to in the past once said “love the mix, but what the hell is that “nigger” track??”   Yes, there is a dub version of the song called “Every Nigger is a Star”.  Yes, there are songs about being black and black liberation.  Yes, I am as white as they come.  I make no claims to understand what it is like to be black and in no way consider myself to be an “honorary brother” of any kind.  I am also, obviously, not a Rastafarian.  All I can say is that this music, musically/lyrically/production-wise, moves my soul.  I only aim to share music that I love and that moves me, in hopes that it does the same to you.  I would be a greatly saddened if I ever offended anyone in the process.)

Tetsu’s mix is an excellent mix of 80s Roots original 12″s.  As I’ve mentioned before on two other posts from Testu (see: Wackie’s Origingal 45s Vol. I & Vol. II), the man has an insane record collection…a handful of some of his treasures would definitely be worth more than most of my entire collection.  In this mix you can enjoy the reggae 12″ single style of the original version followed by either the “DJ” version (where a “dj” mc’s over a dub of the original track) or a “dub version” of the original.  Dub, in case you may not know, was the product of the producer taking out most or all of the vocal tracks, messing with the all the other tracks and adding delay etc…to create a bugged out instrumental version of the original track.  The “DJ” style basically grew out of actual mcs at soundsystem parties mc-ing live over these dubs.  This was a hit at the dance parties and was then recorded in the studio.  To see some original dub production in action check out one of the masters at work HERE.

Dub Smokin Mix – miked

Bush Weed / Pauline / Uhuru 7″
Lambs Bread Collie / Light of Saba / Honest Jon’s 12″ single
Step It Out Of Babylon / Palmers Brothers / Hawkeye 7″
(Version B side) Exiting / Roots Radicks
Full Warning / I Roy / Fe-Me-Time 7″
Higher Field Marshall / The Wailers Band / PK 10″
My Guiding Star / The Heptones / Impact 7″
Jah Is My Guiding Star / Tappa Zukie / Stars 7″
Things Felt Right / Oj / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Let’s Go To Zion / Winston Francis / Studio One 12″
Set Me Free / Dill Smith / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Conquering Lion / Yabby You / 12″LP
Yabby Youth / Big Youth & Yabby You / Vivian Jackson 7″
Judge I Oh Lord / Tappa Zukie / Ivanhoe 10″
Freedom, Justice & Equality / Stranger Cole / Half Moon Records (PK9) 12″LP
Higher Field Marshall (Version) / The Wailers Band / PK 10″
Revolution / Leroy Sibbles / Wackie’s 12″ single
This World / Leroy Sibbles / Wackie’s 12″ single
Live And Love / Wayne Jarrett / Wackie’s 10″
Satan Side / Keith Hudson & Chuckles / Duke 7″
Peter & Judas / Earl Flute & Horace Andy / Mafia 7″
Every Dub Is A Star / Harry J’s Studio / Jamaican Recordings
Black Is Our Color (Version) / Wayne Wade / Vivian Jackson 7″
Black Is Our Color / Wayne Wade / Vivian Jackson 7″

80s Roots 12″ Original Press SIngles – Tetsu

1.THE LOVE OF MUSIC/JOHNNY OSBOURNE
2.HELP THEM PLEASE/MICHAEL PROPHET
3.NICE TIME(LATE NIGHT BLUES)/DON CARLOS
4.NOW I KNOW/ANTHONY JOHNSON
5.DREADLOCKS MAN/BARRINGTON LEVY
6.YOUTH MAN/NOEL PHILLIPS
7.ROAST FISH&CORNBREAD/DENNIS WALKS
8.THERE MUST BE ANGEL/LINVAL THOMPSON
9.CASSANDRA/MICHAEL PROPHET
10.FIVE MAN ARMY/DILLINGER,TRINITY,WAYNE WADE,AL
CAMPBELL,JUNIOR TAMLIN
~SEND ANOTHER MOSES/DILLINGER

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日本語版

今回のミックスはRoots TankとDub Smokinの思い出ミックス〜〜

閉店する前に渋谷にあったRoots Tankは本当に最高に楽しいレゲーバーでした。音がでかくって、マスター達がスーパーいい人達、朝までやっていて、なんでもありな感じでいつでもアットホームな気分でした。閉店したら、言葉にならないぐらい残念でした。Dub SmokinはNametake-sanがproduceした月一回イベントでした。イベントが始まってから半年から一年後に私がregular djとして誘われて、一年間ちかくdjやりました。本当に本当に楽しいイベントでした! 音楽のテーマがちょっとHeavyな感じ、dj達が皆楽しいKiller selectionを持ってきてくれたし。。。そうして、よく来てくれたあたたかいお客さんもいっぱいいたので。。。本当にいい思い出になりました! 皆にありがとう!

今回、Dub SmokinのDJ達にみんなにミックスを頼んだだけど、それぞれみんなが忙しくって、なかなかミックスを作る時間がないので、今回は私とTetsu-sanのミックスしかないけど。。。未来にもしかしたらCAPTAIN Nametake-sanのミックスが出来上がるかもしらないので、その時にまたアップします〜〜

私からのミックスは本当に重い感じで、夜遅い時間にかけるようなミックスで。。。Heavy Heavy Sounds… でも、Dub Smokinはいつもこんなに重いイベントではなかった全然。逆にだいたいいつもかなり盛り上がっていた。もしCaptain Nameのミックスが届いたら、その時に僕のDub Smokin “元気 version”のミックスを作りますので〜〜〜〜〜〜〜

そうして、Tetsu-sanのミックスは80s Roots Original 12” mix です! 最高! Tetsu-sanはRoots Tank閉店の少し前にDub Smokin regular djとして参加してくれたけど、Record collector的にキングでした。Tetsu-sanはよくテーマがあるセットを持ってきてくれて、こういう風に勉強になるミックスばっかりでした。過去にoursoundtracksにアップしたのOriginal Wackies Vol. I and Vol. IIもそうでした。是非きいてみてください!!

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Mochi’s 45s
April 10, 2011, 2:43 pm
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Rocksteady & Ska Orig. 45s by Mochi!

Here are a couple new gems from a good friend and Tokyo record collector Mochi. We had the pleasure of playing many a night together at Simokita’s DRUM SONG.  Mochi is another guy who always brings a huge box of all original 7″s to the table. Each record costing anywhere from 30 to a couple hundred $$$ Dont know how these guys do it, but I’m sure glad they can. Have a listen and you’ll see why.

Mochi brings us two mixes from his treasure chest of nothing but original Jamaican vinyl. Some delicious old rocksteady and some upbeat ska oldies. Some classics and some rarities!  Download, leave a comment, tell a friend, and Enjoy!

THANK YOU MOCHI!!

下北沢のドラマソングでよく一緒に回したdjと友だちもっちから2つのJamaican Oldies mixを作ってくれました!  相変わらず、この2つのミックスはオリジナル版のみの7”で出来上がっています〜〜〜最高です! 聞いたことがない曲ばっかり$$ とにかくこのミックスは本当に気持ちがいい、晴れた休みの日におすすめです!

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Rocksteady Mix (click here)

The Jamaicans / Baba Boom

Earnest Wilson / Story Of The Children

The Hamlins / Sentimental Reason

Keith & Tex / What Kind Of Fool

Bobby Winston Francis / Venus

Jackie Mittoo / Summer Time

Kingston Pete Busters All Stars / Little Boy Blue

Pat Kelly & The Uniques / Little Boy Blue

Bob & Marcia / Always Together

Austin Faithful / Eternal Love

Anthony Ellis / I Am The Ruler

Alton Ellis / Try To Reach My Goal

Larry Marshall / Broken Heart

Stranger Cole / Over Again

Winston Sumel / Peace Of Mind

Prince Buster All-Stars / Soul Pressure

Karl Bryan / A House Is Not A Home

Ska Mix (click here)

Granville Williams Orch / More / GWO

Carlos Malcom & His Afro Jamaican Rhythms / Papa Luigi / UP BEAT

Lord Brynner / Teach Me Ska / ISLAND

Cherry Pies (Charmers) / Show Me The Way / WILD BELLS

Lord Tanamo / Mother’s Love / SEP

Shenley Duffs / I Am Rich / ROLAND & POWIE

Byron Lee And the Drogonaires / Dumprins / ATLANTIC

Carlos Malcom & His Afro Jamaican Rhythms / Ghost Riders In The Sky / UP BEAT

Roland Alphanso / Rollie Pollie / SUPREME

Roland Alphanso / Nimble Foot / SKA-BEAT

Jackie Opel / I Am What I Am / RIO

The Checkmates / Invisible Ska / SKA-BEAT

Prince Buster / Linger On / VOP

Buster All Stars / The Tickler / BLUE BEAT

The Skatalites / Black Sunday / ND

Roland Alphanso & The Soul Bros / Something Special / COXSON

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Afro
October 15, 2010, 3:08 pm
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AfroNight in Tokyo @ Drum Song 下北沢


So now that I’ve moved out of Tokyo I’d like to put up a few entries to say “thanks for the many good memories” to a few Tokyo spots, fellow djs, and people who came out to show their love for the music over the years.

This entry in particular is a shout out to everyone who made our tri-monthly event called AfroNight such an enjoyable little night.  The spot was an ALL reggae bar in Shimokitazawa called Drum Song.

最近まで東京に三年間すみました。その間色んな人にお世話になりました。色んな人のおかげで色んなチャンスや経験やいい思いができました。DJ的にあるの場所と人に「ありがとう」と言いたいので。。。

今回のエントリは下北沢のDrum Songで行ったイベント「AfroNight」の皆さんへ送りたいです〜

まず、Drum Songのカオルさんにはものすごく感謝しています〜〜 このAfroNightが始まったのに年前からここで月一回ぐらいレゲーを回させました、、簡単な話と言うと、カオルさんのおかげで、僕の東京のDJ人生ができました。 そうして、バリバリレゲーのみの所なのに、たまにこのレゲーじゃないイベントを許してくれたのはありがたいです! めっちゃ楽しかったです!

The owner, and dear friend, was open enough to warm up to the idea of an OCCASIONAL non-reggae night when the idea was put to him by fellow Drum Song frequenteuer, Nozomi.  I think Nozomi was about 19 or 20 when I first met her and was just starting to buy some records, so MUCH props to her for putting together this night – and later this mix.  The theme of AfroNight was simply “black music” (that’s actually what the section is called at music stores here) other than reggae, mainly soul, funk etc…   These nights were always SO MUCH fun because they were only every 3 months or so, so we got lots of people to come out in force.  For me, it was just so much fun to play something other than reggae music.  I love me some reggae, but I never intended to be an all reggae dj, but that’s somehow how things worked themselves out while I was in Tokyo.  Anyways, thanks to everyone for this night, especially you Nozomi-chan! Thanks for inviting me to play!  Thank You Kaoru at Drum Song, Thank You AfroNight crew, and Thank You Tetsu!

このイベントはのぞみちゃんという最高にいい子のイベントでした。 初めて会った時ちょうどレコードを買う始めた所でしたかな、まだdjとかやったことがなくって、なので、このイベントを始まったのは本当にえらいと思います〜 そうして、ありがたい! AfroNightはレゲー以外のブラックmusicイベントでした;ほとんどsoul,funk,disco,R&B.  このイベントまで、東京でレゲーを回すチャンスしかなかったので、とってもとっても楽しかった! 誘ってくれてありがとう!!

Below are 3 mixes of music typical of the event from myslef, Nozomi, and Tetsu who was our special guest dj for our last event~

下にAfroNightのミックス3つあります。私のとのぞみちゃんのと、special guestTetsuさんのです。 (AfroNightに他のレグラーdjがいましたが、ミックスを手に入れなかったので。。この3つしかない)


AfroNight Mix 1 by me – miked

AfroNight Mix – miked (double click to stream/right click and save as)

This mix is all vinyl of mainly reissues except for a couple originals thrown in at towards the end.  A lot of the stuff can be found out about if you fish around the following labels, which I highly recommend you do, Truth & Soul, Now Again/Soul Cal, Daptone, and Numero Group. All of these labels have dug up some rare and amazing gems for reissue.  There are also a few tracks that were actually recorded relatively recently…over the past few years there have been some incredible releases in the revival soul/funk scene.  As to which songs are reissues and which are actually new recordings…I’ll leave that to you to figure out.

The mix takes you through some banging funk and gritty soul for a while and finishes up with some west coasty 70s goodness.  Great for a sunny day off.   – – There’s a fair amount of artist repetition going on in here, but the mix was just for fun and there were too many 7″s  where I just simply couldn’t decide between side A or B .

このミックスはほとんど再発のレコードです、最後のほうにちょっとオリジナル版も入ってますけど。。 この曲に興味があればこのレブルおすすめです.Truth & Soul, Now Again/Soul Cal, Daptone, and Numero Group. 全部本当に素晴らしい再発版を出しています.

Tracklisting

The Detroit Sex Machines – The Stretch – Now Again

GP Reverbi -Sequence – 36 Funky 45s

Sharon Jones – 100 Days, 100 Nights – Daptone

Inell young – What Do You See In Her – Jazzman

Eddie & Ernie – Bullets Don’t Have Eyes – Ever Soul

Bob & Gene – You Gave Me Love – Mo Do

Eddie & Ernie – You Make My Life A Sunny Day – Ever Soul

Bob & Gene – I Can Be Cool – Mo Do

Bob & Gene – Your Name – Mo Do

Funky Music Machine – Gotta Clean Up The World – Black Top

Timothy McNealy – Funky Movement No. 2 – Truth & Soul

Black Velvet – An Earth Quakes Coming –  Truth & Soul

Binky Griptite and the Mellomatics – Mellomatic Mood – Daptone

Pieces Of Piece – Pass It On pt 1&2 – Twinight

Kashmere Stage Band – Super Strut – Now Again

Luther Davis Group – You Can Be A Star – Soul Cal

Kashmere Stage Band – Ain’t No Sunshine – Now Again

Ramp – Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Blue Thumb

Timmy McNealy – What’s Going On – Truth & Soul

Luther Davis Group – To Be Free – Soul Cal

Herbie Hancock – forget which song! – CBS

Sammy Gordon and the Hip Huggers – Making Love – Polydor 7″

AfroNight Mix 2 by Nozomi

It took me a while, but I finally convinced Nozomi to come over to my place and record this mix.  She always claimed to be too much of a beginner, but since the event was coming to end and I was moving back to Nagano – she came through.  Hope to hang out soon again Nozomi-chan!

のぞみちゃんは最初ちょっと自信なくって、ミックスを作るのはやってくれなさそうだったけど、やっと、家に来てくれた一発でとってもいいミックスを作ってくれました。そうして、やっとアップしています〜 ありがとうのぞみちゃん!

A great party mix that kept everyone dancing and wanting to drink more!

ダンス、ダンス、ダンス!

AfroNight Nozomi Mix (double click to stream/right click and save as)

The Mighty Tom Cats – Soul Makossa

Copa Salvo – la negra tomasa

Banda Black Rio – Miss Sherry

Experience Unlimited – Hey You

Clarence Reid – Along Came A Woman

Clyde King – Direct Me

Black Ivory – I Keep Asking You Questions

Sly & The Family Stone – Fun

Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Patti Austin – The Genie

Bumblebee Unlimited – I Got A Big Bee

Salsoul Orchestra – Run Away

Thelma Houston –  Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

Kool & THe Gang – In the Hear

The 3 Pieces – I Need You Girl

Curtis Mayfield – Miss Black America

Kokomo – Let Me Have It All

AfroNight Mix 3 by Tetsu

An Oursoundtracks favorite with his selections of all original Wackie’s vinyl, Tetsu-san also came through on our last event as a special guest.  He played two sets that night, the first kept the Jamaican vibe of our location while still maintaining the soul for the event.  The second was definitely more AfroNight-ish, but unfortunately I only have the first..which is a great set of tunes though..but still more reggae than what one might expect at AfroNight.

Oursoundtracks 人気あるTetsuさんがAfroNightの最後にspecial guest dj やってくれました。 Drum Songのレゲー雰囲気をまもりながら、jamaican soulでAfroNightにばっちりでした!

AfroNight Mix Tetsu (double click to stream/right click and save as)

Alton Ellis – Let’s Stay Together

Lloyd Tyrell – Let’s Get It On

Honey Boy – The Tracks Of My Tears

Ken Boothe – It’s The Way That Nature Planned It

Lloyd Walks – Feelings

Wayne Wade – Lady

Shelia Hylton – Don’t Ask My Neighbors

Marcia Aikens – When I Need You

Junior Tucker – Some Guys Have All The Luck

Horace Andy – Rock Me Baby

John Holt – Yester Day

Annette Clarke – Just One Look

Winsome – Am I  The Same Girl

Freddie McGregor – Why Can’t We Be Friends




Wackie’s Originals Vol. II
August 12, 2010, 2:36 pm
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Wackies Originals Vol. II  – by Tetsu

Let me first apologize for being completely MIA for a while.  I moved out of Tokyo and back to the mountains…have been working night and day on starting a new business, and just had a kid last month…  I have lots of mixes waiting to be put up, I hope I’ll be able to get around to them all soon enough.

最近忙しくって全然サイトをいじる時間全くなくってすみません〜〜〜〜〜! 東京から長野へ戻って、自分の学校を開いて、そうして子供できました。ミック スを沢山たまっているので、ガンガンアップしたいですけど。。。頑張ります!

Today’s mix I’ve really been looking forward to sharing.  Vol 1 of Wackie’s Originals was one of the most highly downloaded mixes here at Oursoundtracks.  I explained most of my thoughts on the Wackies studio and Tetsu-san in the entry for Vol. 1 so go check that again!

今日のミックスをアップするのは本当にたのしみにしていました!  Wackie’s Originals Vol. 1 はこのサイトの歴史のなかで Best 3に入る!、downloadの回数的に。Wackie’s Originals Vol. 1にWackie’sやTetsu-sanに関して言いたいことをほとんど言い切りましたので、よかったらそちらへもう一回見いて下さい!  この下にチョコット書きますけど。。。

A quick word on Wackie’s

I’ll just say again that works from the Wackies studio remain some of my favorite reggae music.  If you like what you hear and want to pick up up one album to make your record/cd collection all the cooler and get better acquainted with Lloyd Barnes and his productions I’d recommend Horace Andy’s “DanceHall Style” – don’t let the title fool you – it is NOT “dancehall” as we now loath it – I mean KNOW it. ; )

もしWackie’sちょっと興味を持っているけど、CDなどなんにも持ってなくって買おうと思っている方がいらしゃったら、Horace Andy’s “DanceHall Styleがおすすめです〜!Lloyd Barnesのstudio sound + Horace Andy = 最高!

(Clive Chin from Randy’s Records & Tetsu)

A quick word on Tetsu-san

As I said in the last entry, Tetsu is a man with an amazing record collection that he’s been seriously working on for over 20 years.    I always enjoyed looking through his box of all original goods every evening we played together.  A good friend and Dj I’ll miss now being away from Tokyo.  I hope this isn’t the last mix we have from him.

前も言ったけれども、本当にTetsu-sanのレコードバッグいつもいっつも楽しみにしています!!! 一緒に回す度に楽しいし勉強にもなる! まだまだTestsu-sanのミックス欲しいです!

CLICK HERE FOR TETSU’S WACKIE’S ORIGINALS Vol. II

1)LOVE / JUNIOR DELAHAYE
2)STRANGER / LOVE JOYS
3)CHILD OF SLAVE / CHOSEN BROTHERS
4)BREAK DOWN THE WALLS / ABBASHANTIE
5)COME ON AND ROCK ME / MILL HENRY AND CLIVE FIELDMARSHALL
6)LOVE IS A FUNNY THING / ICHO CANDY&SUGAR MINOTT
7)ALL I NEED JAH / JUNIOR DELAHAYE
8)LET ME ROCK YOU / LOVE JOYS
9)STAR TRACK / ROLAND ALPHONSO
10)I DON’T WANNA BE LEFT OUTSIDE / HORACE ANDY
11)IN THE GHETTO / SUGAR MINOTT
12)ZION LAND / FOURTH GENERATION BAND
13)AFRICAN PEOPLE / TAMPI AND THE AFFINITY
14)FOREVER&EVER / LLOYD BARNES



miked
February 25, 2010, 3:20 pm
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2 Old Mixes from me – miked

for sunny days off


this mix was in prep for playing at a small event we put on in Nagano a few years ago to see how the tracks went together. luckily it turned out ok enough to keep. old reggae and Jamaican funk. goes from toasted “DJ” style tracks through funk, rocksteady reggae; with a few James Brown tracks thrown in in honor of since he had just passed at the time. i haven’t gotten around to putting the playlist together yet, maybe i will someday, or if asked. this is all vinyl except for the JB tracks. please download/stream and enjoy.

Jamaican Funk & Reggae (mix by miked)

for stoney days off


this set was recorded while i was living in Oakland. at that time i had recently decided to start buying some reggae, mainly re-pressed 7″s. this was my first ever reggae mix;playing nearly every7″ I had at the time. this set is all 7″s and is mainly heady roots-reggae and some dub. as with the Funk mix above, i can’t mix reggae and don’t have any effects so this is basically just playing one song one after the other with a concentrated effort to make that transition as painless as possible. this set is dedicated to sitting in Golden Gate Park eating avocado/cheese subs from Yellow Submarine with R. Rosen…homesick

Roots Reggae 7″s (mix by miked)



moorieman
February 25, 2010, 1:03 pm
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**reposting some old mixes for organization sake**

2 From Moorieman


for those old school Jamaican days…

a sweet mix from the man beihind the Studio One myspace page, the Moorieman. a great danceable mix of rocksteady and early-reggae. Thanks again Moorie!!

Moorie’s No Dancehall mix


music for heavy nodding and swaying

and yet another FANTASTIC mix coming out of the moorie vaults! this a strictly heavy roots dub showdown…heavy and delicious!! RECOMMENDED!!

moorie meets the dubmasters

into-rock fort- Horsemouth
dubites green&gold – King Tubby
version 78 style – Glen Brown & King Tubby
dub mlpa – Tappa Zukie
africa love dub – Revolutionaries
mitchville rock – Glen Brown
wicked can’t run this dub – Glen Brown & King Tubby
symbolic dub – King Tubby Meets Roots Radics
shaka the great part 2 – The Overnight Players
scratch the dub organizer – Lee Perry
oragan satta – The Observers
upbeat version – Impact Allstars
star trek – The Vulcans
congoman chant – The Congos
river – Lee Perry Meets Zap Pow
REWIND!




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