Bunny Wailer – Rock ‘n’ Groove
Solomonic Productions 1981

I think this must be my favourite Bunny Wailer album.
With the Roots Radics, Errol Flabba Holt, Style Scott,
Bingi Bunny and Steely but also guest starring Sly and
Robbie, K.Sterling, Dwight Pinckney and the horns by
Headly Bennett, Dean Fraser and R.Robinson. Six
very strong songs by master Bunny Wailer and
one written by Curtis Mayfield, ‘Another Dance’.
Recorded at Harry J. and Channel One studio’s.

01 – Rock and groove
02 – Another dance
03 – Dance rock
04 – Cool runnings
05- Roots man skanking
06 – Jammins
07 – Ballroom floor


Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man
Island 1976

“Bunny Went to Dreamland”

Along his close friends Peter Tosh and Robert Nestor ‘Bob’ Marley,
Neville O’Riley Livingstone, Bunny Wailer, was the third member
of the original Wailers. Yesterday Bunny Wailer died in his native
Jamaica, age 73. He was the last surviving member of the legendary
group. To honor this man who was an important figure in Reggae
and Jamaican music, today we listen to his first solo album. Blackheart
Man was recorded in 1976. Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer would fre-
quently sing each other’s background vocals on their solo albums.
Neville Livingstone loved the Jamaican countryside. he had been
frequently hospitalised since suffering a stroke in 2020.
R.I.P. Bunny. (thank you Sylvester)

Neville O’Riley Livingstone alias Bunny Wailer was één van de oprichters
van de originele Wailers samen met Peter Tosh en Bob Marley. Ze waren
vrienden sinds ze jong waren. Gisteren overleed hij op Jamaica, 73 jaar oud.
Hij was de laatste levende van het legendarische trio en een belangrijke
figuur in de Reggae en de Jamaicaanse muziek in het algemeen. Vandaag
eren we Bunny door naar zijn eerste solo album te luisteren. Blackheart
Man werd opgenomen in 1976. Peter Tosh en Bunny Wailer zongen samen
de achtergrond vokalen op beider solo platen. Neville Livingstone hield
enorm van het ‘country’ leven. Hij lag na de beroerte, die hij in 2020 had,
regelmatig in het ziekenhuis.
R.I.P. Bunny.

.. Sings the Wailers 1980
Tribute 1981
Rockers 1979

01 – Blackheart Man
02 – Fighting against convictions
03 – The oppressed song
04 – Fig tree
05 – Dreamland
06 – Rasta man
07 – Reincarnated soul
08 – Armagideon
09 – Bide-up
10 – This train


U-Roy – Version of Wisdom
Virgin Records 1990

Last week, february 17, the world has lost another great artist.
Various blogs have posted his records, check Holland Tunnel Dive
for instance. I choose for this 1990 compilation on Virgin Records.
It contains some of the most delightful of his songs. Many of these
were written by U-Roy and Duke Reid. Songs #’s 1,4,6,7,14,15 and 16
by John Holt. Let’s honour Ewart Beckford alias U-Roy forever ..
(thank you Sylvester)

De afgelopen week, op 17 februari, verloor de wereld een van zijn
meest geweldige reggae artiesten. Diverse blogs postten zijn platen.
Ga bijvoorbeeld eens naar Holland Tunnel Dive om er enkele te vinden.
Ik koos voor deze compilatie op cd, uit 1990, van Virgin Records. Hij bevat
een zwik van zijn heerlijkste songs. Veel werden geschreven door U-Roy
en Duke Reid. De #’s 1,4,6,7,14,15 en 16 door John Holt. Laten we Ewart
Beckford alias U-Roy voor altijd eren door zijn muziek te draaien ..

Attack 1974
natty Rebel 1976
Dread in a Babylon 1981
Sufferer’s Choice 1988

01 – Your ace from outer space
02 – Rule the nation
03 – Honey come forward
04 – Version galore
05 – Things you love
06 – Wear you to the ball
07 – On the beach
08 – Rock away
09 – True confession
10 – Everybody bawling
11 – Wake the town
12 – Words of wisdom
13 – Treasure isle skank
14 – The same song
15 – Tide is high
16 – Hot pop
17 – Tom drunk
18 – Drive her home
19 – Merry go round
20 – What is catty ?


D.J.’s – Various Artists
Island 1985

The nice summer weather of the last few days made me
wake up today with reggae on my mind. It resulted in the
ripping of this1985 compilation of d.j. songs brought to us
by Island. Just for the fun of it, listen ..

Al dagen genieten we van het zachte lente weer en dat
zorgde ervoor dat ik vanmorgen ontwaakte met reggae
in m’n hoofd. Een compilatie met d.j. tracks die Island in
1985 uitbracht stond toevallig vooraan op de stapel.
Ik kon hem niet weerstaan, luister ..

01 – U-Roy – Runaway girl
02 – Lone Ranger – Barnabas collins
03 – Papa Michigan & General Smiley – One love jamdown
04 – Scotty – Draw your brakes
05 – Yellowman – Soldier take over
06 – Papa Levi – Mi god mi king
—- Eek a Mouse – Wa do dem
07 – Dillinger – C.B. 200
08 – General Echo – Drunken master
09 – Billy Boyo – Wicked she wicked


Charlie Chaplin – Que Dem
Power House / Sonic Sounds 1984

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Richard Patrick Bennettt, better known as Charlie Chaplin
was called after the famous actor since he was young. Many
Jamaican deejays were called after film stars and such in a
later stage. Charlie became popular for his focus on cultural
matters. He worked with Yellowman, Josey Wales, Sly &
Robbie, Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes, Roots Radics and others.
This album is from 1984 according to Discogs
but from 1985 according to Wikipedia ..

Richard Patrick Bennett, beter bekend onder de naam Charlie
Chaplin werd al zo genoemd sinds zijn jeugd. Vele Jamaicaanse
deejays werden naar filmsterren e.d. genoemd in een later
stadium. Charlie werd zeer populair door zijn focus op
culturele kwesties. Hij werkte o.a. met Yellowman, Josey
Wales, Sly & Robbie, Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes en Roots Radics.
Deze plaat is volgend Discogs uit 1984 en volgens
Wikipedia uit 1985 ..


01 – Dj a dance
02 – Exploiting
03 – Now a days
04 – Pretty gal
05 – Coco deala brown
06 – Unfair
07 – Diet rock
08 – Que dem
09 – Food man rock


Jimmy Riley – Rydim Driven
Taxi Productions / Island Records 1981

Among the numerous Sly and Robbie productions we
find this 1981 album with singer Jimmy Riley. Been
playing it a whole lot of times in those days. Only just
took it from the shelf after so many years. Still great
to hear, typical Taxi sound with the rhythm twins.
Also starring; Rad Bryan, Mikey Chung, Sky Juice,
Robert Lyn, Ossie Hibbert, Ansel Collins, Tamlins,
Dean Frazer, Clive Hunt, Chico & Nambo. Don’t
you just love that frontsleeve .. ? It’s been
hidden in the GG’s header for many years.

01 – Love and devotion
02 – My woman’s love
03 – I wish it would rain
04 – Everybody needs somebody to love
05 – You’ll lose a precious love
06 – Give me your love
07 – I’m gonna make you love me
08 – I try
09 – Delicious
10 – The choking kind


Brigadier Jerry – Live at the Controls
at Jack Ruby Sound, featuring
Dennis Brown, Sammy Dread & Michael Prophet
Dance Hall Stylee Records 1983

From 1983 we’ve got this ultimate deejay toaster’s reggae
album with Brigadier Jerry live at the controls. The record
gives no information what so ever. Label and sleeve both
show the same few words, front- and backside. It sounds
so nice and pure as if you are there at Jack Ruby Sound
yourself. Even some mess up’s are left on the record.
Treasured it since it came out in 1983 ..

01 – Side one
02 – Side two


Prince Far I – “Under Heavy Manners”
Joe Gibbs Records 1980

As many of you may know, we had us a bunch of records
on the marvelous On-U Sound label with amongst others
the mighty, ‘Voice of Thunder’, Prince Far I. Unfortunately
On-U Sound’s label manager summoned me to remove all
of their records. Fortunately however we still have some of
the Prince’s original records like this one on Joe Gibbs Records.
From 1977 and beautifully produced by Joe Gibbs, this is ‘Under
Heavy Manners’. I’d say get it and spread it like you’re used to ..
(we’ve got the 1980 re-issue)

Zoals velen van jullie waarschijnlijk weten hadden we ooit
behoorlijk wat platen op het geweldige On-U Sound label
met onder andere, de ‘Voice of Thunder’, Prince Far I. Helaas
sommeerde On-U Sound’s label manager me al hun platen
van de Global Groove te verwijderen. Gelukkig hebben we
van de Prins ook nog enkele originele elpees zoals deze op
Joe Gibbs Records. Uit 1977 en prachtig geproduceerd door
Joe Gibbs, is dit ‘Under Heavy Manners’. Ik zou zeggen,
Down, deel en luister wederom naar Prince far I ..
(wij hebben hier de 1980 her-uitgave)

Reggae Monster Originals part 3

01 – Rain a fall
02 – Big fight
03 – You I love and not another
04 – Young generation
05 – Shine eye gal
06 – Boz rock
07 – Show me mine enemy
08 – Shadow
09 – Deck of cards
10 – Heavy manners


Nathan Skyers – Dem A Fight I
Ayo Music / Rough Trade 1983

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In 1983 this little 6 track album came to attention. Nathan
Skyers was unknown to us but made a strong impression
with this record. Read the backsleeve details for more
relevant info. Enjoy listening to Nathan Skyers ..


01 – Leave bad company
02 – Dem a fight I
03 – Pay more attention (to the younger generation)
04 – Dance the disco reggae
05 – I don’t know why
06 – My lover (has gone away)


Triston Palmer meets Jah Thomas In Disco Style
Entertainment, Majestic Reggae 1996

From the very first time I listened to this album I was amused
by the lyrics, ‘Entertainment is a form of enjoyment’. Happy
times with Triston Palmer and Jah Thomas.
I’d say “..enjoy this entertainment ..”


01 – That;s all I want
02 – Two in a family
03 – For health and strength
04 – Jah jah guidance
05 – Times so hard
06 – Seek and find
07 – Entertainment
08 – Friday night jamboree
09 – Runaround woman
10 – Tribute to the reggae king
11 – Got to praise jah jah
12 – Red eye
13 – Reggae taking over
14 – Feeding the 5000
15 – Give me a chance
16 – Please mr. officer
17 – Heartbreaker
18 – Get a girl tonight
19 – Woman woman
20 – Jealous man


The Rolands – Johnny Dollar
Masai 1982

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Short but catchy is this seven track record with the
Rolands. Lead vocals by Roland “Johnny Dollar” Burrel.
Check the great line-up clicking on the backsleeve.
A 1982 rarity you don’t want to miss out on ..


01 – Black race
02 – Johnny dollar
03 – Nobody cares
04 – Stormy night
05 – Suzette
06 – Strongest love
07 – Come home


Bunny Wailer sings The Wailers
Island 1980

With Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Neville O’Riley Livingstone,
or Bunny Wailer was the third original Wailer. Bunnie made
some memorable albums over the years. This is the second
of his records here at the Global Groove. Some others will
follow. With Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Earl ‘Chinna’
Smith, K. Sterling, W. Wright, Headly Bennett, Dean Fraser,
Nambo and Sticky. All vocals, Bunny Wailer ..


01 – Dancing shoes
02 – Mellow mood
03 – Dreamland
04 – Keep on movin’
05 – Hypocrite
06 – I’m the toughest
07 – Rule this land
08 – Burial
09 – I stand predominate
10 – Walk the proud land


Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease me
Mango Records 1993

From 1993 we’ve got this dancehall disc with the
magnificent Chaka Demus & Pliers. They scored big
time with a couple of tracks such as Bam Bam and
Murder She Wrote. It was made under the leading
hands of Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Productions Inc.
Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare also play
drum and bass on this nice disc,
enjoy listening ..

Uit 1993 komt deze dancehall disc met de talentvolle
Chaka Demus & Pliers. Zij scoorden big time in de jaren
en hadden een paar stevige hits met o.a. Bam Bam en
Murder She Wrote. De cd werd gemaakt onde de bezie-
lende leiding van Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Productions Inc.
Sly Dunbar en Robbie Shakespeare deden tevens de
drum en baspartijen op deze fine plaat.
luister met plezier ..

Alles met Sly & Robbie

01 – Tease me
02 – She don’t let nobody
03 – Nuh betta nuh deh
04 – Bam bam
05 – Friday evening
06 – Let’s make it tonight
07 – One nation under a groove
08 – Tracy
09 – Sunshine day
10 – Murder she wrote
11 – Roadrunner
12 – I wanna be your man
13 – Twist and shout
14 – Gal wine