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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Alternate Roots

Over at, the Droid follows up his great 90s dancehall mix with a more rootsy offering. Mainly XTerminator and Digital B stuff from around the same time with plenty of vintage Sizzla (yeah, you remember back when he used to release good stuff).
Note the following fascinating fact in Droid’s liner notes: “The Sax solo [...]

Jah Warrior på P3

If you, like me, happen to speak swedish you should check out last weeks edition of the national radio channel P3’s show Frispel for some serious UK roots. They’re giving us a full one-hour special on Jah Warrior, including an interview with Steve Mosco, plenty of tunes and “Lutan Fyah” pronounced with a heavy accent. [...]

Barrington Levy in Dub

Calling them “The Lost Mixes From King Tubby’s Studio” kinda makes it sound like David Katz is the reggae version of Indiana Jones, but I don’t think I’ll be able to resist picking up Auralux’ latest anyway. They’ve recovered a bunch of dub versions of late seventies, early eighties Barrington Levy tracks that supposedly were [...]


Some stuff that’s on high rotation in the iPod at the moment:

Early B “Sunday Dish”
Addies vs Saxon in Bermuda ‘94. Man, what a killing. I’m starting to understand those rabid Addies fans after listening to this one.
King Tubby’s dub of Dawn Penn’s “No, No, No”.
Junior Gong w/ Bounty Killer “Khaki Suit”. Another [...]


Reggae Party Time!

More Jammy

I just noticed that BBC’s digital station 1Xtra has a great interview with King Jammy available on their site right now. Radio man Robbo Ranx visits the studio in Waterhouse and goes over the King’s entire history. From fixing electronics with King Tubby to the trouble with voicing Tenor Saw and how Bounty Killer’s career [...]