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Old 06-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm on a few of them now but the mix would be most welcome of course!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:02 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My half of the roots mix is on the way so expect a compilation up today!
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:09 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Alright, here's the first mixtape. One song from each of our 10 picks (the link's that lovely colourful title below in case you're wondering)...

Essential Roots Reggae

1. Prince Far I - When Jah Ready To Go
2. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Curfew
3. Peter Tosh - Burial
4. Abyssinians - Forward Unto Zion
5. Burning Spear - The Invasion
6. U-Roy - Dreadlocks Dread
7. Aswad - Back To Africa
8. Third World - Human Marketplace
9. Steel Pulse - Prediction
10. Black Uhuru - Vampire
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:40 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thankyaverymuch. That Aswad album is the absolute tits. Could i have found a rival to the candle i hold for Toots Hibbert?
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:54 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thankyaverymuch. That Aswad album is the absolute tits. Could i have found a rival to the candle i hold for Toots Hibbert?
It really is a lost gem. I remember getting the track' Back To Africa' on a Reggae sampler about 10 years ago and just loving it and was surprised that it was Aswad as they went poppy for sure. Toots has got a great voice but I find their music almost too upbeat sometimes.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:57 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Toots has got a great voice but I find their music almost too upbeat sometimes.
It's probably some of the most upbeat stuff i've heard which is the appeal. If i'm down rest assured Funky Kingston will put a smile back on my face.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I want this version:


Edit: I forgot I CAN get hold of this
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:00 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Ahh yes nothing like a bitta bootsy

^^^Also I'm very much feeling the U-Roy on the mixtape, its that kinda catchy stuff like the "shoobe shoobe doo..." that gets me every time. cheers!
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:13 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Some classic lover's rock here with a soulful twist. Growing up, Hugh Beresford Hammond was very much exposed to American soul and jazz music such as Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and, to be blank, it shows here. This album's the classic example of lover's rockers citing influences from American music, particularly Chicago and Philly soul.

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The Beresford Hammond cut is wicked awesome. Jimmy Riley was another reggae singer who was profoundly influenced by the Stax/Atlantic sound and I'm going to feature his song Tell the Youths the Truth on my 100 Songs from the Golden Era of Reggae thread. Riley did a cover of Marvin G*ye's Sexual Healing in the early Eighties which blew me away. I'll post it on the 100 Songs thread if I can upload it to YouTube.

The brilliant soul singer, guitarist and producer Curtis Mayfield had a big impact in Jamaica because of the spiritual liberation themes of his songs like People Get Ready, Amen, Movin' On Up, Keep on Pushing, Meeting Over Yonder and We're a Winner. Mayfield's music embraced many of the same social issues embraced by the Rastafarian musicians in Jamaica and Bob Marley even rewrote People Get Ready and merged it with his own One Love song.
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I'll admit I'm not a huge fan of a lot of reggae soul. It can get a bit too syrupy for my tastes sometimes. There are some absolute greats out there though, so it's not worth writing off (same with any genre really).

Your 100 songs thread is pretty awesome as well - keep it going eh.
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