Exile One – Face au Public
Disques Debs 1975

Hij stond al geruime tijd in de wacht, deze plaat met Exile One.
In de 70’s opgericht met leden uit Dominica door Gordon Hender-
son. Ze spelen een mix aan stijlen, variërend van compas, cadence,
zouk, reggae, calypso en de zogenoemde cadence-lypso. De groep
huiste in Guadeloupe. Ze speelden over de hele wereld, van de USA
tot Africa en europa. Henri Debs mixte er achteraf geluiden onder
met publiek waardoor de indruk wordt gewekt dat het live is.
De geoefende luisteraar echter trapt daar natuurlijk niet in ..

It has been waiting to get posted for quite some time but today
it finally reaches you. Exile One was founded early seventies with
members from the ilsle of Dominica by Gordon Henderson. They
played a mixture of styles like compas, cadence, zouk, reggae,
calypso and invented the so called cadence-lypso. The group
was based in Guadeloupe. They performed worldwide in the
USA, Africa and Europe. Henri Debs mixed in sounds of public
afterwards and so creates the impression it was live. A well
trained listener like yourself does not buy it of course ..

Les Vikings de Guadeloupe, Boum Vacances wth Gordon Henderson, 1968
Wikipedia
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Gader deye
02 – Jumbolo
03 – Ilyne
04 – Hit me with music
05 – Aki-yaka
06 – Bouquette roi des betes
07 – Dansez on reggay
08 – Massa

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This is Reggae Music vol. 2 – Various Artists
Island Records Inc. 1975

From 1976 I worked in our town’s famous youth center ‘De Tagrijn’.
Ever since I worked there this record was playing on a daily basis.
I don’t know how many times I must have heard it and nowadays it
still brings up loads of nice memories. Tracks like ‘Scotty and
Lorna, Skank in Bed’, but also the opening song, ‘Time so Hard’
by George Dekker, wonderful stuff that takes me back in time.
It stood at the beginning of my reggae education more or less.
A Chris Blackwell, Island Records product.
I still cherish it today ..

Vanaf 1976 werkte ik in Hilversum’s bekende jongeren centrum ‘de Tagrijn’.
Deze plaat werd er zo’n beetje elke dag gedraaid, ik weet niet hoe vaak
ik ‘m gehoord moet hebben. Tot op de dag van vandaag brengt hij talloze
herrinneringen bij me naar boven. Tracks als ‘Scotty & Lorna, Skank in Bed’
maar ook de openings song ‘Time so Hard’ van George Dekker, geweldig spul,
het neemt me nog altijd mee terug in de tijd. Ik denk dat deze plaat zo’n
beetje aan de basis stond van m’n reggae opleiding zogezegd. Een Chris
Blackwell, Island Records product, ik koester hem nog altijd ..

Tagrijn Reünie

tracks ;

01 – George Dekker – Time so hard
02 – Peacemakers – Run come sharp
03 – Scotty & Lorna Bennett – Skank in bed
04 – Rudie Mowatt – Love you baby
05 – Third World – Freedom song
06 – The Heptones – Country boy
07 – Arthur Louis – Knockin’ on heaven’s door
08 – Augustus Pablo – King tubby meets the rockers uptown
09 – Desi Young – I don’t know why I love you
10 – Burning Spear – Marcus garvey

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The Heptones – On Top
Studio One 1968

Quite frankly, there is absolutely no necessity for an introduction
of the Heptones to you, as I presume you already know all about
the boys and their musical activities.
To date, they are considered by thousands, to be the hottest ex-
ponents of Jamaica’s current musical trend – the Rock Steady.
Proof of this may be had from a listen to this magnificent new
LP, recently recorded by the singers.
This exciting album, is bejewelled with many “lava-hot” renditions,
all polished up quite nicely by the singers. This is the Heptones’
second LP, and take it as I give it – it is tougher than their former;
for whether it be for relaxed listening, or for putting a life into a
party, you’re all set to have a righteous good time.
Like I’m saying folks, this LP is a “must stuff”; for it’s gonna put flips
in your tips for decades. The singers say that they have it all planned;
and for what I know, they can’t miss. This “nifty” little package of
sounds, happen to be no ordinary package at all. It’s thunderous,
‘tame-wild’ and soul-filled. It gives a real mean wailop, and when
it gets to you, knocks you flat on your backs. You’ll look up, however,
and you’ll see, guess who you’ll see? The Heptones,
folks – way up there – “On Top”. (Jackie Estrick, liner notes)

Party Time 1976
gregory Isaacs wth The Heptones 1982
Rebel Music 1979
Best of Studio One 1983
Wikipedia
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Equal rights
02 – Pure sorrow
03 – Heptones gonna fight
04 – I hold the handle
05 – My baby is gone
06 – Soul power
07 – Take me darling
08 – We are in the mood
09 – Sea of love
10 – pretty looks isn’t all
11 – Party time
12 – I love you

Bonus tracks ;

13 – A change is gonna come
14 – When you are down
15 – Oil in my lamp
16 – Party time (cleaner version)

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Channel One . Well Charge – Various Artists
Rough Trade 1980

During the period of early 70’s, from 1973, Channel One began to
create a sound that made them for the next few years the most
popular record label in Jamaica. With every song coming out of
Channel One becoming a hit with groups such as The Mighty Dia-
monds, Pat Kelly, Junior Byles, Earth and Stone, The Revolutiona-
ries, and Jays and more. The Channel One mix and Sound became
so famous that other producers tried to capture it. The resident
session men known as The Revolutionaries such as Sly and Robbie,
Willie Lindo, Rad Bryan and Ansell Collins made the main line-up
with added musicians such as Chinna and lloyd Parks and the horn
section made up of Tommy McCook, Hedley Bennett and Vin
Gordon. Special thanks to Austin Palmer who
selected these tunes. (liner notes)

tracks ;

01 – Jays – Queen majesty
02 – Pat kelly – My girl
03 – Johnny Osbourne – Kiss somebody
04 – Hugh Griffiths – This feeling of love
05 – Leroy Smart – Meaning of life
06 – Creole – Moving away
07 – Jays – Pretty looks
08 – The Tamlins – Hard to confess
09 – Bold One – Dry up your tears
10 – The Revolutionaries – I.R.A.
11 – Johnny Osbourne – Quashi
12 – Creole – Beware of your enemies
13 – The Overnight Players – Shaka the great
14 – The Mighty Diamonds – Right time
15 – Junior Byles – Fade away
16 – Bold One – Long about now
17 – Earl Sixteen – The world has just begun
18 – The Revolutionaries – Leftist
19 – Creole – Skylarking
20 – The Mighty Diamonds – Jailhouse
21 – Hell and Fire – Pointless killing
22 – Earth and Stone – That’s the way you feel

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The New Age Steppers – Self Titled
Virgin, Statik, On-U Sound 1981

Let’s do some more phat back dub reggae related 80’s stuff
from Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label. This is the first
album with the New Age Steppers. It opens with the 1975,
Junior Byles hit ‘Fade Away’ in a complete different outfit.
Sherwoods incredible and freaky effects take us on a journey
beyond the imaginable, I simply love it. I am quite sure I had
posted this album in 2014 but somehow it disappeared on us.
Early On-U Sound work from 1981, not to be missed ..

Laten we nog eens zo’n dikke dub reggae gerelateerde 80er
jaren plaat doen van Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound label.
Dit is de eerste New Age Steppers. Hij opent met de 1975
klassieker ‘Fade Away’ van Junior Byles in een compleet
nieuw jasje. Sherwood’s ongelooflijk woeste dub effecten
nemen ons mee op een reis voorbij het voorstelbare, ik
ben er simpelweg dol op. Vrij zeker weet ik dat deze plaat
al in 2014 gepost was, hij bleek echter verdwenen. Vroeg
On-U Sound werk dat niet gemist mag worden ..

Creation Rebel & new Age Steppers – Threat to Creation 1981
Singers & Players – Revenge of the Underdog 1982
Creation Rebel – Psychotic Jonkanoo 1981
Wild Paarty Sounds 1981
Creation Rebel – Action Battlefield 1981
New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers 1982
Singers & Players – War of Words 1981
African Head Charge – Drastic Season 1983
African Head Charge – Environmental Studies 1982
Dub Syndicate – Tunes from the Missing Channel 1985
lee Perry & Dub Syndicate – Time Boom X De Devil Dead 1987
The Mothmen – Pay Attention ! 1981
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Fade away
02 – Radial drill
03 – State assembly
04 – Crazy dreams and high ideals
05 – Abderhamane’s demise
06 – Animal space
07 – Love forever
08 – Private armies

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The Meditations – Greatest Hits
Shanachie Records 1984

From 1984 we’ve got this greatest hits album with the Meditations.
Top range of participating artists like Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt, Robbie
Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Mickey Boo, Winston Wright, Willie Lindo,
Ansel Collins, Sticky, Scully, Dean Fraser and many others. Recorded
at Federal Recording Studio, Channel One, Harry J. and Black Ark.
Engineers, Sylvan Morris, Maxie, George Raymond and Lee Perry.

tracks ;

01 – Fly your natty dread
02 – Tricked
03 – Rasta shall conquer
04 – Woman is like a shadow
05 – Standing on the corner
06 – Wake up
07 – Running from jamaica
08 – A wey me do
09 – Turn me loose
10 – Ram jam session

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Fat Man Ridim Section – Bald Head Justice
Top Ranking Sounds 1978

Early eighties, with a couple of friends, we really got stuck in reggae
music. An album that was permanently on the side of the turntable
was this dub version of Jacob Miller’s ‘Wanted’. Bald Head Justice
with the Fat Man Ridim Section of Ian Lewis and his buddies with
Sly and Robbie. I was totally hooked on this one. It is not complex
but somehow has a special touch, nice guitars horns and keys.
A dub lover’s treat you don’t wanna miss out on. I must
have played it thousands of times ..

In de vroege jaren tachtig ben ik met een aantal vrienden echt
even blijven steken in de reggae. Een plaat die niet van de draai-
tafel week was deze dub versie van Jacob Miller’s lp ‘Wanted’.
Bald Head Justice met de Fat Man Ridim Section van Ian Lewis
en zijn companen en met Sly en Robbie. Ik was compleet ver-
slingerd aan dit album. Hij is niet ingewikkeld maar heeft op
de een of andere manier iets bijzonders. Een dub
liefhebber’s droom plaat die je niet wil missen ..

” ..Jah will never give the power to
a bald head man, to judge a rasta man .. ”

Jacob Miller – Wanted 1978
Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard 1975
Wagon of Dub 1982
.. meets Downtown Horns 1979
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – Straight to cuddley’s chest
02 – Wareira hill rock
03 – The “black” spy
04 – Joshua “A” loaf
05 – “Copper” bullet
06 – S.M.G. skank
07 – Laughing babylon
08 – Pass the pipe
09 – Badness never pay

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Jah Woosh – Dreadlocks Affair
Trojan Recordings Ltd. 1976

Jah Woosh, real name Neville Beckford, is 23 years old, a
virgo, and one of the most exciting ‘toasters’ to emerge
from Jamaica in 1976. In may, during his visit to England
he had three records in the reggae top ten at the same
time. We feel this must be some kind of a record!
On this album, his first major solo album to be released in
England, he is backed by the Mighty Clouds and on several
of the titles his vocals are assisted by other Jamaican
artists.
On Albert Classau he is joined by Shelton Wallis and on
Falling in Love, Veronica Adams accompanies him. He
is also joined by Levi Williams on Don’t Do That and
Hubert Lee on In Deh.
All titles are written and produced by himself and
recorded at King Tubby’s and Channel One studio.
A fine debut album from Jah Woosh which should
really establish him as one of the front-line
skankers from Jamaica. (liner notes)

tracks ;

01 – Omega dollar
02 – Midnight version
03 – Albert classau
04 – Shimi skank
05 – Riding melody
06 – Falling in love
07 – Dreadlocks affair
08 – Natty ball head
09 – Don’t do that
10 – Rocking blues
11 – Black freedom
12 – In deh

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Linval Thompson – Look How Me Sexy
Greensleeves 1982

Thompson was raised in Kingston, Jamaica, but spent time
with his mother in Queens, New York, and his recording ca-
reer began around the age of 20 with the self-released “No
Other Woman,” recorded in Brooklyn, New York. Returning to
Jamaica in the mid 1970s he recorded with Phil Pratt, only
to return to New York to study engineering. Returning again
to Jamaica, he worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry at his Black
Ark studio, recording “Kung Fu Man”, and recorded with Bunny
Lee, which resulted in his debut album, Don’t Cut Off Your
Dreadlocks, in 1976.
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Linvall
Discogs Discography

tracks ;

01 – Are you ready
02 – You’re young
03 – Look how me sexy
04 – Call me
05 – Sure of the one you love
06 – Baby mother
07 – I spy
08 – Things couldn’t be the same
09 – Holding on to my girlfriend
10 – Lick up the chalice

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 7
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Associates
Chicken Scratch Again

Ending this Lee Perry theme week with a freshly made compilation.
It opens with his at Studio One recorded ‘Chicken Scratch’ of which
he got his nick name Scratch. Just a bunch of personal favorites, not
at all covering his immense discography. A whole week, although I
posted several albums on one day, can’t cover the complete works
of this man who truly changed Jamaica’s musical history. A wizard,
an inspiration for many artists in the past, present and future.

We eindigen deze Lee Perry thema week met een voor de gelegen-
heid gemaakte compilatie. Hij opent met zijn bij Studio One gemaakte
‘Chicken Scratch’ waaraan hij zijn naam Scratch ontleende. Slechts een
zwik persoonlijke favorieten die absoluut zijn immense discografie niet
dekken. Een hele week, ofschoon ik soms meerdere albums per dag heb
gepost, kan onmogelijk een degelijke representatie worden genoemd van
het werk van deze man die de Jamaicaanse muziek geschiedenis voor altijd
veranderde. Een tovenaar, een inspiratie bron voor vele artiesten in het
verleden, heden en toekomst.

tracks ;

01 – Lee Perry – Chicken scratch
02 – The Upsetters – Bury the razor
03 – The Upsetters – Not guilty
04 – The Diamonds – Upsetters – Talk about it – Yam a-ky
05 – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & the Upsetters – Dub revolution, pt. 1
06 – Charlie Ace & Lee Perry – Cow thief skank
07 – Junior Byles – Curly locks
08 – Lee Perry & the Full Experience – Disco devil
09 – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – White belly rat
10 – Horace Smart – Upsetters – Ruffer ruff, Ruffer dub
11 – Lee Perry – Station underground news
12 – Junior Dread – A wat dat
13 – Bunny Clarke – Be thankful
14 – The Upsetters – One punch
15 – Augustus Pablo – Vibrate onn
16 – Leo Graham – My little sandra
17 – Mystic Eyes – Forward with love
18 – Winston Prince – Place called africa (version 3)

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Lee Perry Theme Week, day 6
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Dub Syndicate
Time Boom X De Devil Dead
On-U Sound Records / EMI 1987

Taking a step forward to the late eighties period in London
with On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood we’ve got this
Time Boom X De Devil Dead. Quite a different feeling from
the old Black Ark sound. Still, typical Perry madness ..

We springen een eind voorwaarts in de geschiedenis met deze
Time Boom X De Devil Deaduit zijn latere jaren 80 Londen pe-
riode met de On-U Sound producer Adrian Sherwood. Tamelijk
ander geluid dan de vroegere Black Ark tijd maar
nog altijd de typische Perry gekte ..

tracks ;

01 – S.D.I.
02 – Blinkers
03 – Jungle
04 – De devil dead
05 – Music + science lovers
—–Kiss the champion
06 – Allergic to lies
07 – Time conquer

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