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16 May 2022

Knowledge - Strive For The Highest

 
Recorded early 80's at Channel One
Mixed at Dynamic Sounds and Tuff Gong 
Overdubbed at Harry J's
 
 
Breaking Point
Strive For The Highest
Got To Be There
First Street Rock
 
Self Come First
Wheat And Thorns
Mind Over Matter
Revelation 

09 May 2022

The Sons Of Negus - Freedom Sounds

 
Lead by Ras Michael and produced by Pete Weston
 
 
Watch And Pray
Written Down There
Holy Mount Zion
 
I Shall Not Remove
Roll River Jordan Roll
Tenoryestiling
 

08 May 2022

Al Moodie - Peace Love & Message

 
 
 
Children Get Ready
Collie Weed
Another Man Arms
I And I
 
Public Enemy
Think It Over
Why Teach Us To Fight
300 Yrs "Or More" 

Jah Walton - Touch Her Where She Want It Most

 
Recorded at Channel One
Music played by The Revolutionaries
Arranged & produced by Phil Pratt 
 

Chalice - Stand Up!

 
Recorded at Dynamic Sounds, Music Mountain and Tuff Gong studios
 
 
Hit You Like A Bomb
Go Slow
Easy Street
Dangerous Disturbances
Never Knew Love
 
Stand Up
Point Dem Finger
Wicked Intention
Back Way Evil Forces
Shine On
 

07 May 2022

Delton Screechy Meets Humpry King - The Godfather & The Master

 
 
 
Delton Screechy:
 
Now And Forever
Don't Throw It All Away
Dance With You
Give Thanks And Praise
Evil Woman
Answer Mi Question
 
Humpry King:
 
Cat O Nine
Don't Mix Me Up
Band Minded People
Different Mind
She Loves Me
Rose Marie
 

Jah Woosh - Ital Movement

 
 
 
Don't Want To Lose You
Natty I
She Want To It
I'll Be There
Love Me
Freedom
 
War
Peace & Love
Ital Feel
No Jester
Don't Cry
Love My Reggae
 

Various Artists - Sky High & The Mau Mau Presents: Mau Mau Jungle


 
Recorded at Channel One, Leggo Studios and Penthouse Studios 

03 May 2022

I Roy - Double Mix

 
 
Hi Kingstonians, here's a fine I Roy seventies compilation for you & yours to enjoy.

Lately I am less motivated than I used to be to maintain Kingston Roots blog, because what are the odds that a blog like this still exists next year? With the introduction of Digital ID later this year it would not even be accessible for a non-compliant citizen like me. Apart from the huge amount of war fear-mongering these days priority is to prepare for uncertain times of crisis (like being able to make a living as a musician). 

In short collecting and sharing mp3 format rare reggae music makes less sense to me nowadays. Although I saw this coming fairly bright from afar, it's different when you're in the middle of it. Not saying that it is time to quit blogging by now and if so it would not be a big deal, but without a long-term perspective it makes me often think: "Why do I still do this?"  
   
 

23 April 2022

Sister Candy - Black Culture

 
Produced by Bunny Lee
Featuring the riddims Party Time, Boops, Solomon, Drifter and Boxing
 
 
Mama Man / Laser Beam
Upstairs
Devon
Candy And Kelly
 
Miss Chin
Connection Connection
Supreme Station
Black Culture
Pickpocket

Fatman Vrs Shaka In A Dub Conference (Dub Confrontation)

 
Engineered by Prince Jammy
Produced and arranged by Robert Fearon
Vocal parts of Barry Brown and Johnny Osbourne 

18 April 2022

Ken Parker - Here Comes Ken Parker

 
Originally released in 1974 and now expanded to 30 tracks, including his work for Treasure Isle and that of his labelmate Hopeton Lewis. Also Phyllis Dillon and U-Roy come along, which makes this entire CD a pretty comfortable experience to listen to, irie! 

16 April 2022

Various Artists - Herb Dust 18 Classic Roots Gems From The Vault Of Tamoki-Wambesi-Dove

 
 Including artists such as Lloyd Charmers, Earl Cunningham, Knowledge, The Royals, Ken Parker, Prince Far I, I Roy, Prince Hammer, Charlie Chaplin and more. Music played by The Forces Of Music. Some of the classic tunes feature overdubs and additional instrumentation (saxophone, trumpet & flute) and a lot of them are retitled.
 

Winston Wright - Grass Roots

 
A piano album, musicians are The Revolutionaries
Mixed at King Tubby's 

15 April 2022

Various Artists - Reggae All Star

 
Joe Gibbs LP 197x approx. 1978/79
 
 
Lloyd Parks - Ten To One
Morwells - The Conquering Lion
Kingstonians - Natty Boogie
Dennis Brown - Hooligan
 
Enos McLoud - Let Them Say
George Nooks - Give Love A Try
New Creations - Hallelujah
Woodrow Noble - In The Ghetto

12 April 2022

09 April 2022

Various Artists - Unity Is Strength + Vol. 2

  
Recorded at Channel One
Featuring The Morwells, Ranking Dread, Roots Radics, Doreen Schaffer
 
 
 
Recorded at Harry J's and King Tubby's
 
 
Barry Llewellyn - I Got The Handle
Bobby Floyd & Delroy Wilson - Need To Belong
Militant Barry & Delroy Wilson - I Can't Stand It
Ranking King - Trouble Maker
 
Naggo Morris - Love Your Brother
Lone Ranger - Africa Land
Bobby Floyd - Fall In Love
Winston McAnuff - Change Your Style
 

04 April 2022

Pliers Meet Junior Moore - Clash Of The 90's

 
Recorded and mixed at Dynamic Sounds
 
 
Pliers side:
 
Stephanie
Half The World Away
God Bless Pickeny
Ignorant Woman
Young Fresh And Green
 
Junior Moore side:
 
Mona Lisa
Forever Mine
In Love
Kill Me With Love
You Must Believe Me
 

31 March 2022

Various Artists - Reggae Revolution: Reggae's Greatest Hits

 
Recorded at Federal Records Studio
Arranged by Ken Lazarus and produced by Richard Khouri
 
 
Ken Lazarus - Too Experienced
Bob Andy - Games People Play
Gayletts - Son-Of-A-Preacherman
Eddie Lovette - Little Bluebird
Federalmen - Oh Happy Day
Eddie Lovette - Look At Me
Federalmen - Reggae Train
Painted Garden - Red Red Wine
 Ken Lazarus - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
 
Gayletts - I like Your World
Federalmen - Soul Serenade
Federalmen - Too Experienced
Federalmen - Scorcher
Judy Gaylett - I've Fallen In Love With A Married Man
Ken Lazarus - No More Heartaches
Federalmen - Skokian
  

27 March 2022

Various Artists - Enemy


 
One riddim album recorded at Mixing Lab and Black Scorpio
Musicians are Dalton, Danny and Noel Brownie

23 March 2022

Pliers - Heartical Don Man


 
Recorded at Dynamic Sounds
Musicians are Steely & Clevie 

21 March 2022

U.U. Maddo - Teenager In Love

  

UU (Hugh) Maddo / Madoo is the brother of Osbert (Papa) Madoo, who passed away in 2015; there is sometimes confusion about who's who with the Madoo's and Badoo's too in reggae music. This is a cheerful and melodious digital album recorded and mixed at Dynamic Sounds, enjoy!
 
 
Teenager In Love
Save The Last Dance
Any Day Now
My Baby Don't Go
Sad Music
 
Venus
Put Your Head On My Shoulder 
Let True Love Begin
Upon The Roof