Prince Buster – She Was a Rough Rider
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Good morning, not so many posts lately as you have
certainly noticed. I’m very busy on another project which
is consuming all my time momentarily. No worries, the GG
is still here. No plans to stop, just doing other things for
a while. Meantime listen to the great Prince Buster ..

Goeiemorgen, erg weinig posts de laatste tijd zoals je vast
al zult hebben gemerkt. Ik ben erg druk met een ander project
dat all m’n tijd opslokt momenteel. Geen zorgen, de GG is
hier nog steeds. Geen plannen om te stoppen, gewoon
even iets anders aan het hoofd. Luister ondertussen
naar de geweldige Prince Buster ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

Original Golden Oldies
Fabulous Greatest Hits 1968

01 – Rough rider
02 – Dreams to remember
03 – Scorcher
04 – Hypocrites
05 – Walk with love
06 – Taxation
07 – Bye bye baby
08 – Tenderness
09 – Wine or grind
10 – Can’t keep on running
11 – Closer together
12 – Going to the river

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Pablo Moses – Pave the Way
Mango / Island Records 1981

When I saw HTD‘s posts on Pablo Moses last month,
it took me back to 1981 when I bought my first album
with him. It was a long time ago since I played ‘Pave
the Way’. Listening now while recording it all comes
back. Over 40 years later it still sounds quite fresh ..

Toen ik vorige maand HTD‘s posts zag met Pablo Moses
ging ik terug naar 1981 toen ik m’n eerste album met hem
kocht. Het was lang geleden dat ik ernaar luisterde. Nu,
luisterend tijdens het opnemen, komt het allemaal weer
terug. Meer dan 40 jaar later klinkt het nog steeds fris ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

01 – Proverbs extractions
02 – It’s a trick
03 – Pave the way
04 – Dig on
05 – Africa is for me
06 – A step before hell
07 – Last straw
08 – I see it every day
09 – Sister

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Prince Buster Record Shack Presents
The Original Golden Oldies vol. 1
Prince Buster Record Shack PB 9

Good morning, you may have noticed low activity, time
has been limited the past few weeks. Let’s say it is holiday
season and other things had priority. Let’s see ..

This is an old prince Buster album on which no info was
available easily. The sleeve and label only speak of ten songs
while in fact the record counts twelve. Luckily nowadays we
have the tools to find the correct titles. This elpee contains
the song ‘Madness’ where the Brittish group took its name
from. Further we find only golden oldies as the title already
suggests. Lovely ska songs you can’t afford to miss ..

Goeiemorgen, het was je vast al opgevallen dat er de laatste
weken niet zo veel activiteit is, zomervakantie tijd zullen we
maar zeggen, andere dingen kregen voorrang ..

Vandaag hebben we deze plaat met Prince Buster waarover
niet direct veel te vinden was. De hoes en het label spreken
slechts over tien nummers terwijl de plaat er toch echt twaalf
telt. Gelukkig beschikken we tegenwoordig over de middelen
de correcte titels te vinden. Dit album bevat de song ‘Madness’
waar de Engelse groep z’n naam aan ontleende. Verder vinden
we alleen golden oldies zoals de titel al doet vermoeden ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

Fabulous Greatest Hits 1968
Tagrijn Reünie, De Hits Van Vroeger 2013

01 – Black head chine man
02 – They got to come
03 – Time longer than rope
04 – Tongue will tell
05 – Madness
06 – Praise without raise
07 – Wash wash
08 – Enjoy yourself
09 – Believe kill and cure
10 – Danny dame & lorraine
11 – Over & over
12 – Creation

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Reggie Stepper
Kim-Bo-King
King Dragon 1990

De tijd gaat soms zo snel, deze plaat is alweer 32 jaar, maar
voelt aan als van gisteren. Reggie Stepper met Kim-Bo-King,
een ragga killer die ik toen zoveel heb gedraaid, ineens vond
ik hem vanmorgen terug. Nu dus eindelijk ook bij jullie ..

Time can pass so fast sometimes, this record is 32 years of
age already, but feels like from yesterday. Reggie Stepper
and Kim-Bo-King, a ragga killer I used to listen to a whole lot
in those days. This morning it came back to me,
and now to you folks ..

Bio
Discogs

01 – Whinin skill
02 – Kim-bo-king
03 – Gal a whey you do
04 – I love you gal pickney
05 – Stuppe, dtuppe
06 – Nice and lovely
07 – Girl you got it
08 – Bad till you fool
09 – Pilot
10 – Follow me

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Gregory Isaacs – Cool Ruler
Virgin records / Frontline 1978

Although this album didn’t bring him the international
breakthrough he had hoped for, ‘Cool Ruler’ became a
Gregory Isaacs classic later and is considered one of his
very best. The king of lover’s rock made some unforget-
table records of which we already had several. Gregory
died far too young, aged 59, of lung cancer. If we look
at Gregory’s life, the unfortunate cocaine abuse, I tend
to focus on his early successes. He truly
was one of the best.

Alhoewel deze plaat hem niet de gehoopte internationale
doorbraak bracht, werd ‘Cool Ruler’ later een klassieker
en wordt beschouwd als een van zijn beste albums. De
koning van de lover’s rock maakte een aantal onvergetelijke
platen waarvan we er al diverse hadden. Gregory stierf veel
te jong, op 59 jarige leeftijd. Als we naar zijn leven kijken,
het spijtige coke gebruik, focus ik het liefst op zijn vroege
successen. Hij was absoluut éen van de grootsten ..

Wikipedia
Cool Ruler
Discogs

In Person 1974
Night Nurse 1982
The Lonely Lover 1980
Mr. Isaacs 1982
More Gregory 1981
Best of Gregory Isaacs vol. 2 1981
All I Have is Love 1976
The Early Years 1981
The Best of Gregory Isaacs 1977
Soon Forward 1979
Rockers 1979

01 – Native woman
02 – John public
03 – Party in the slum
04 – Uncle joe
05 – Word of the farmer
06 – One more time
07 – Let’s dance
08 – Don’t pity me
09 – Created by the father
10 – Raving tonight

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Mutabaruka – Check It !
Alligator Records 1983

Early eighties the reggae/dub poetry movement took place.
We saw Poet and the Roots, which was Linton Kwesi Johnson,
Michael Smith, Benjamin Zephaniah, Oku Onoura and also
Mutabaruka. This is his 1983 album we played a lot almost
40 years ago, time flies. The lyrics are still relevant today.
Protest songs about war, rape, discrimination and a rotten
system can easily be listened to in the present time.

In de vroege jaren tachtig was er een beweging gaande die
we reggae/dub poëzie noemen. Jongens als Poet and the Roots,
(Linton Kwesi Johnson) Michael Smith, Benjamin Zephaniah,
Oku Onoura, maar ook Mutabaruka deden hun ding. Dit is
zijn plaat uit 1983, veel gedraaid bijna 40 jaar geleden.
De tijd vliegt. Deze teksten die oorlog, verkrachting,
discriminatie en het verrotte systeem belichten,
kunnen ook vandaag nog worden beluisterd.

Wikipedia
Discogs
All Music, biography

Poet and the Roots, Dread Beat an’ Blood 1978
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Forces of Victory 1979

01 – Intro, Check it
02 – De system
03 – Every time a ear the soun’
04 – Witeman country
05 – Whey mi belang ?
06 – Say
07 – Angola invasion
08 – Hard time loving
09 – Butta pan kulcha
10 – Sit dung pon de wall, Naw give up

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Lee van Cleef – Reggae Sunsplash
Revolutionary Sounds 1982

One of the hottest voices in reggae music belongs to Lee
van Cleef, who took his name from the famous movie actor.
We only find his two albums from 1982, the singles ‘Wiser
than Solomon’ and ‘Different Fashion’ were already on my
Reggae Monster Originals comps. I’m glad to bring the
Reggae Sunsplash elpee today. My copy only had a
white sleeve, took the covers from the web ..

Sinds begin jaren tachtig was ik al gek van de singles, ‘Wiser
than Solomon’ an ‘Different Fashion’ welke je op twee van
de Reggar Monster Originals compilations kunt vinden. Op
elpee heeft Lee van Cleef slechts twee albums uitgebracht.
Zijn stem is een van de mooiste in het veld. Blij vandaag de
tweede te brengen, mijn plaat had alleen een witte hoes,
ik heb de andere voor je van het web gehaald, luister ..

Discogs

Rock it to Me Twice 1982
Reggae Monster originals, part 2
Reggae Monster Originals, part 4

01 – Reggae sunsplash
02 – Don’t tax me fi dat
03 – Dead in ina bed
04 – Gonna love her tonight
05 – Country john
06 – Different fashion
07 – Dread at the controls
08 – Spot and beat the banker
09 – Shirley
10 – Whole heap a girls

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Freddy McGregor – I am Ready
Studio One 1982

Freddy mcGregor’s ‘Big Ship’ is currently No. 10 in our list
of most downloaded albums. It is a huge hit and always was.
Today one of his records from the same year, 1982. Listen ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

Big Ship 1982

01 – I am ready
02 – I won’t cry
03 – Africa here I come
04 – Too late
05 – Sweet child
06 – Stop the world
07 – Ghetto child
08 – You’ve turned away
09 – Bredda labba labba
10 – My guiding star

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Hugh Mundell – Jah Fire
with Lacksley Castell
Live and Love 1980

This short album with only eight songs is credited to Hugh
Mundell while it should in fact be on the name of both Hugh
Mundell and Lacksley Castell. Also see previous post ..

Dit korte album met slechts acht nummers wordt toegeschreven
aan Hugh Mundell terwijl het feitelijk een plaat is met Zowel
Hugh Mundell als Lacksley Castell. Zie ook de vorige post ..

Discogs

01 – Lacksley Castell – Be my princess lady
02 – Hugh Mundell – Jah fire
03 – Hugh Mundell – Walk with jah
04 – Hugh Mundell – King of israel
05 – Lackskey Castell – Million miles
06 – Lacksley Castell & Hugh Mundell – My woman can
07 – Lacksley Castell – You over there
08 – Lacksley Castell – Black sheep

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Lacksley Castell – Princess Lady
Negus Roots 1983

His album ‘Morning glory’ is on number 15 in our download
list, 15 of over 3000 posts is a huge score. Today we have his
second and last solo album ‘Princess Lady’. He made one other
record with Hugh Mundell called ‘Jah Fire’, we’ll have that one
soon. Both singers died an untimely death, way too young.
Lacksley Castell died after being sick, age 24. Hugh Mundell was
shot during an assault while sitting in his car with his wife and
Junior Reid in the backseat. Reid survived the assault. Mundell
was only 21 years old. Both singers and close friends died late
1983, Mundell in October and Castell in November, both
singers had a promising career ahead, what a loss ..

Zijn album ‘Morning Glory’ staat op nummer 15 in onze download
lijst. Nummer 15 van meer dan 3000 posts is een geweldige score.
Vandaag hebben we zijn tweede en laatste solo album genaamd
‘Princess Lady’. Hij maakte nog één andere plaat samen met Hugh
Mundell genaamd ‘Jah Fire’, die hebben we voor later deze week gepland.
Beide zangers stierven zeer vroegtijdig, veel en veel te jong. Lacksley
Castell na een ziekbed, 24 jaar oud. Hugh Mundell werd tijdens een
overval dood geschoten terwijl hij in z’n auto zat met zijn vrouw en
Junior Reid op de achterbank. Reid overleefde de overval. Mundell
was slechts 21 jaar oud. Beide zangers en goede vrienden stierven
eind 1983, Mundell in Oktober en Castell in November, beiden
hadden een veel belovende carrière voor de boeg,
een groot verlies ..

Lacksley Castell, Wikipedia
Lacksley Castell, Discogs

Hugh Mundell, Wikipedia
Hugh Mundell, Discogs

Lacklsey Castell, Morning Glory 1982
Hugh Mundell, Africa Must Be Free By 1983 1978
Hugh Mundell, Blackman’s Foundation 1983
Augustus Pablo, East of the River Nile 1978

01 – Genie in a jar
02 – Johnny brown
03 – Guiding light
04 – Unkind to myself
05 – Old dusty clothes
06 – Untrue love
07 – Wicked man
08 – This girl & me
09 – Black sheep
10 – Princess lady

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Dillinger – Dillinger
Surprise 1977

It was Lee Perry’s idea to use the stage name Dillinger
after gangster John Dillinger. His real name is Lester Randal
Bullock. Dillinger made a nice pile of records, but never
really had a major breakthrough. Only his ‘Cocaine in My Brain’
became a number one hit and only in the Netherlands. It was
released in 1976. The album we have today is from 1977 ..

Wikipedia
Discogs

with the Upsetters 1985
D.J.’s, various artists 1985

01 – African world wide
02 – Truth and rights
03 – Don’t take another man’s life
04 – Trial and crosses
05 – Jah love
06 – Mind your own business

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The Rasses – Experience
Ballistic Records 1979

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Meet Lincoln Thompson.
“He began his recording career as a harmony singer along with
Cedric Myton of The Congos in 1967, in a band called The Tartans,
who then split up in 1969. In 1971 he was taken on by Coxsone Dodd
and recorded three songs with him at Studio One called “Daughters of
Zion”, “True Experience” and “Live Up to Your..” (read more ..) This is their
second album from 1979, very friendly reggae with this feel
good band. On Ballistic Records ..

Discogs

01 – Nobody her but me
02 – Blessed are the meek
03 – Slave driver
—- You gotta have love (Jah love)
04 – Babylon is falling
05 – True experience
06 – For once in my life
07 – Walk in jah light
08 – Jungle fever
09 – Thanksgiving

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Sly and Robbie
60’s, 70’s into the 80’s = Taxi
Island Records / Taxi 1981



One of the world’s most famous and greatest bassplayers
has died. Robert Warren Dale, or just Robbie Shakepeare
left us after being ill sometime from kidney problems.
Robbie was one half of rhythm twins Sly & Robbie and
was only 68 years old. They played with half of the
Jamaican reggae artists and people like Mick Jagger,
Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Grace Jones
and many many others. When Black Uhuru and King
Sunny Adé came to Amsterdam, for a double gig in
the Jaap Eden Hal, in june 1984, I had the honour
of meeting Sly & Robbie. My good friend Gerard Kamer
who had a radio show called ‘Demo’ interviewed them
at the Sonesta Hotel afterwards. I still have the picture.
we were 26 years old and clearly had a few smokes. 😉
I never forget the things Robbie said about Peter Tosh
that evening. Let’s say they weren’t the best of friends.
Listen to this 1981 Taxi album on which Sly & Robbie
do the main vocal parts, quite exceptional. I had to
place the skips manual so better listen to the whole
record in one session.
RIP Robbie ..

Één van ‘s werelds meest bekende en beste bassisten
heeft ons verlaten. Robert Warren Dale, of gewoon
Robbie Shakespeare overleed aan nier problemen
na daar al een tijdje mee te hebben gestoeid. Hij was
slechts 68 jaar oud. Robbie Shakespeare was de helft
van het beroemde ‘ritme duo’ Sly & Robbie. Zij speelden
met zo’n beetje de helft van alle Jamaicaanse artiesten
en met mensen als Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jackson
Browne, Joe Cocker, Grace Jones en vele vele anderen.
Toen Black Uhuru en King Sunny Adé in de Jaap Eden
Hal in Amsterdam speelden in een dubbel concert in
juni 1984, heb ik de eer gehad hen te ontmoeten. Mijn
goede vriend Gerard Kamer, die toen zijn radio show
‘Demo’ had interviewde hen in het Sonesta Hotel
achteraf. Ik heb de foto van toen bewaard. We waren
26 jaar oud en hadden duidelijk wat gerookt. 😉 Ik zal
nooit vergeten wat Robbie toen vertelde over Peter
Tosh, laat ik zeggen dat ze geen beste vrienden waren.
Luister naar dit Taxi album uit 1981, Sly & Robbie doen
zelf, vrij uitzonderlijk, de meeste vokalen. Ik moest
de ‘skips’ handmatig plaatsen dus luister
liefst in één keer af.
RIP Robbie ..

Jaap Eden Hal concerts
Discogs
Robbie Shakespeare, Wikipedia

All Posts with Sly & Robbie

01 – You don’t care
02 – Bum ball
03 – Only sixteen
04 – You have caught me
05 – Rain from the sky
06 – When I fall in love
07 – Conquer me
08 – Swing easy
09 – Soul serenade
10 – Who done it
11 – Stampede
12 – I should have known better
13 – Watermelon man
14 – El pussy cat ska

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