Fatman Reddim Section meets Downtown Horns
at Channel No.1, Top Ranking Sounds 1979

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A reggae album we used to play a lot back in the days, Fatman
Reddim Section with Ian lewis and a bunch of other stars. We
find Sly and Robbie, Barnabas and Mikey Rastar, Touter, Sky Juice
Sticky and Skully and of course the famous Downtown Horns,
Dean, Madden and Fraser. Smooth instrumental reggae from
the old days. Get it and spread it..

Een reggae plaatje die we vroeger veel draaiden, Fatman Reddim
Section met Ian Lewis en een ploegje andere sterren. We vinden
Sly en Robbie, Barnabas en Mikey Rastar, Touter, Sky Juice, Sticky
en Skully en natuurlijk de grote drie, de Downtown Horns met
Dean, Madden en Fraser. Gesmeerde instumentale reggae
uit de oude doos. Haal binnen, luister en geef door..

tracks ;

01 – Black orphans
02 – 1190 rock
03 – Nyah-man solo (copticcosmic)
04 – Take it all

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Niney the Observer and Friends
“Bring the Couchie” 1974 – 1976
Trojan 1989

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Another album from Trojan’s Producer Series made at the
end of the eighties is this one. Niney the Observer and Friends.
Several cuts from between 1974 and 1976..

Nog zo’n uitgave in de Producer Serie van Trojan in de late
tachtiger jaren is deze. Niney the Observer and Friends.
Diverse nummers uit 1974 tot 1976..

tracks ;

01 – The Reggae Crusaders – Bring the couchie come
—–The Reggae Crusaders – Couchie dub
02 – The Observers – Water boiling
03 – The Observers – One train load of dub
04 – Te Sons of Selassie – I man a african
05 – Michael Rose – Clap the barber
06 – Observer Band – Run bald head dub
—–George Boswell – Jah fire
07 – Dennis Brown – Wolf and leopard
—–The Observers – No conscience
—–I Roy – Sister maggie breast
08 – Horace Andy materialist
—–The Observers – Poor man style
09 – Horace Andy – Psalm 68
—–The Observers – Dub 68

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Big Youth – progress
Negusa Nagast 1979

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tracks ;

01 – Hurting inside
02 – Green bay killing
03 – Suffering a the poor man cry
04 – truth and rights
05 – Progress
06 – Pope paul feel it
07 – American do deh
08 – Red dress lady
09 – The fulness these of
10 – Stepping out a babylon

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Tappa Zukie – Living in the Ghetto
Stars 1979

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One of the greatest reggae singers of the early eighties
was for me Tapper Zukie, or Tappa Zukie. This is a rare
album I recently found at the fair in RAI Amsterdam.
It is from 1979 on Stars and a Tappa Zukie Production.

Ja je ziet het al, dit is een van de betere plaatjes van
reggae held Tappa, of Tapper Zukie. Uit 1979 en een
van zijn betere. ‘Oh Lord’ staat ook op de bekendere
Tapper Roots, verder zijn er geen overeenkomstige
nummers. Een Tappa Zukie Productie..

01 – Oh lord
02 – Dub them zukie
03 – Clean up the ghetto
04 – The chick
05 – Living in the ghetto
06 – First street girl
07 – Simpleton badness
08 – Don’t get crazy
09 – Freedom street
10 – Different fashion

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Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Isaacs
Cash and Carry Records 1982

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From 1982 we’ve got a Gregory Isaacs we don’t see very often.
Back vocals by the Heptones, recorded in Channel One Studio and
mixed by Ossie Hibbert. The backing Band was the Revolutionaries.
“Gregory isaacs The Coolest Entertainer on Earth no one can dispute
that Guidance Mr. Isaacs Jah Leggo” ( liner notes )
A few minor skips at the end..

Uit 1982 hebben we deze Gregory Isaacs elpee die we niet zeer vaak
zien. De Heptones doen de achtergrond vokalen, hij is opgenomen
in Channel One Studio en gemixed door Ossie Hibbert. De Band was
the Revolutionaries. ” Gregory isaacs The Coolest Entertainer on Earth
no one can dispute that Guidance Mr. Isaacs Jah Leggo”
( liner notes ) ..paar kleine skips tegen het eind..

tracks ;

01 – Sacrifice
02 – Storm
03 – Story book children
04 – Hand cuff
05 – Slave master
06 – Get ready
07 – Set the capture free
08 – The winner
09 – Smile

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Johnny Osbourne – Truths and Rights
Studio One 1979

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On Studio One we find this classic Johnny Osbourne album.
Truthd and Rights just contains killers and no fillers. Considered
to be one of the best Studio One albums ever by many.
Get it quickly and enjoy listening..

Op Studio One vinden we deze klassieker van Johnny Osbourne.
Truths and Rights staat bol van de lekkere liedjes. Door velen
ervaren als een van de beste Studio One albums ooit.
Pak hem snel en luister met veel plezier..

tracks ;

01 – Truths and rights
02 – Children are crying
03 – Can’t buy love
04 – Jah promise
05 – Na skin up
06 – We need love
07 – Eternal peace
08 – Sing jah stylee
09 – Love jah so
10 – Let me in

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Lone Ranger – Rosemarie
Black Joy 1981

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What a splendid album is the one we have today, not only is the
Lone Ranger one of the finest toasters ever, he is backed by maybe
the best reggae group ever. Roots Radics with Style Scott and Flabba
Holt were unsurpassed in their days. This is pure gold if you are a
reggae lover like myself. Do not miss it..

Wat een geweldige plaat is deze die we vandaag hebben. Niet alleen
is the Lone Ranger een van de beste toasters ooit, hij wordt hier ook
nog eens begeleid door misschien wel de bestre band ooit. Roots Radics
met Style Scott an Flabba Holt waren onovertroffen in hun dagen. Dit is
puur goud voor reggae liefhebbers als ik, niet missen dus deze..

tracks ;

01 – Rosemarie
02 – The storm
03 – Fussing & fighting
04 – Reggae dance
05 – Natty dread a de foreigna
06 – Dance hall style
07 – Collie dub
08 – Escape convict
09 – Fe mi woman a de bes’
10 – Judge not

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Singers & Players – War of Words
99 Records 1981

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Early eighties we were completely captured by the sound
created by Adrian Sherwood and his On-U sound. The LP
we have here is on 99 Records however but related to On-U.
A bunch of Jamaican artists working in England. 99 Records
was New York Based but if I’m correct the recordings were
made in the UK. Anyway, wonderful music, enjoy listening.
Incredible amd impressive Style Scott drumming..

In de vroege jaren tachtig waren we volledig gegrepen door
de sound van Adrian Sherwood en zijn On-U Sound label. Deze
plaat hoort daar eigenlijk ook bij maar kwam uit op 99 Records,
een New York zuster label. Een zwik getalenteerde Jamaicanen
die in Engeland actief waren werkte samen met Mr. Sherwood
aan deze indrukwekkende serie platen, luister en huiver.
Zwaar indrukwekkende drum capriolen van Style Scott..

tracks ;

01 – Devious woman
02 – Quanté jubila
03 – Sit and wonder
04 – Fit to survive
05 – Reaching the bad man
06 – World of dispensation
07 – 91 vibration

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Toots & the Maytals – Funky Kingston
Island 1976

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This is Frederick Nathaniel hibbert, better known as Toots
Hibbert from Toots & the Maytals. The elpee we’ve got today
has been released in many forms. Island originally came with
it in 1973. My copy concerns the 1976 re-release. It has the
same tracks as the original one. Some other versions contain
more songs. As the title suggests the reggae is slightly funky,
typical ’73 sound from the caribbean island when a lot of soul
was made . Always loved Funky Kingston, get it and spread it..

Dit is Frederick Nathaniel hibbert, beter bekend als Toots
Hibbert van Toots & the Maytals. De plaat die we vandaag
hebben is in veel verschillende uitgaven verschenen. Island
kwam er eerst mee in 1973. Mijn kopie is een heruitgave uit
1976. Hij bevat dezelfde nummers als de eerste. Sommige
versies hebben meer liedjes. Zoals reeds in de titel gesug-
gereerd bevat de elpee een iets funkiër soort reggae.
Typisch ’73 geluid van het caribbisch eiland waar in die
periode veel soul werd gemaakt. Funky Kingston is een
hit die altijd goed blijft, pak hem en pass hem..

tracks ;

01 – Sit right down
02 – Pomp and pride
03 – Louie louie
04 – I can’t believe
05 – Redemption song
06 – Daddy
07 – Funky kingston
08 – It was written down

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Sufferer’s Choice – Various Artists
Attack / Trojan 1988

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Zestien maal wordt op deze schijf de lijdensweg van diverse
Jamaicanen tentoon gespreid. De plaat maakte eind jaren
tachtig deel uit van de Producers serie die door Trojan werd
uitgebracht. Ik heb reeds eerder delen geplaatst waaronder
Joe Gibbs and Friends en Clement Coxsone Dodd. Zoek ze met
gebruik van onze zoekbalk links. Indrukwekkende verzameling
songs allemaal. Mis ook deze beter niet, luister snel..

Sixteen times we hear songs about suffering on this record which
was part of the late eighties Producers Series brought by Trojan.
I have posted some of them in an earlier stage among which
Joe Gibbs and Friends and Clement Coxsone Dodd. Find them
using our search-bar at your left hand side. Impressive collection
of songs all together, a must have for every reggae lover..

tracks ;

01 – The Kingstonians – Sufferer
02 – The Ethiopians – Condition bad a yard
03 – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Trenchtown rock
04 – Bongo herman and bunny – Know far I
05 – Lloyd Jones – Rome
06 – Billy Dice – Take warning
07 – U-Roy – Way down in south
08 – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Redder than red
09 – Cornell Campbell – Jah jah me no born yah
10 – Alton Ellis – Deliver us to africa
11 – The Abbyssinians – Yim mas gan
12 – The Now Generation Band – Crank shaft version
13 – Johnny Osbourne – Niah man
14 – The versatiles – Warricka hill
15 – Dennis Brown – The song my mother used to sing
16 – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Nice time

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Gregory Isaacs – More Gregory
Island 1981

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tracks ;

01 – Confirm reservation
02 – Front door
03 – Pemanent lover
04 – Hush darling
05 – My only lover
06 – If I don’t have you
07 – Substitute
08 – Poor millionaire
09 – The fugitive
10 – Once ago

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Reggae Monster Originals
Volume 6, Various Artists

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Misschien was het je al opgevallen. De laatste weken zit ik weer
helemaal tot over m’n oren in de reggae. Alle oude platen komen
uit de kast en zo kwam ik op het idee voor deze zesde volume van
de Monster originals serie. Lekker een beetje van alles en nog wat.
Voor de liefhebbers, pak’em en draai’em snel..

The past few weeks I am completely captured by reggae again.
Pulling out all the old records and playing them all over again.
This is how I got to the idea to make another Reggae Monster
originals, it is the sixth volume in the series. It contains a bit
of everything. For the lovers, get it and spread it..

tracks ;

01 – Doctor Alimantado – She wreng ep
02 – Sugar Minott – Walking through the ghetto
03 – Lui Lepke – Stepmother
04 – Junior Byles – Curley locks
05 – Big Youth – Woolf in sheep clothing
06 – George Dekker – Time hard
07 – Johnny Osbourne – Can’t buy love
08 – Jah Lion – Colombia Colly
09 – Eek-a-Mouse – Live at aces international
10 – Cornel Campbell – You’re my lady
11 – Yellowman & Fathead – Pon wee line
12 – Welton Irie – Obeah man
13 – Tapper Zukie – Leggo violence
14 – The Rass-Es – Nobody here but me
15 – Peter Metro – Get on down
16 – Massive Dread – Bubble her in a ja
17 – Lui Lepki – Penitentiary
18 – Barrington Levy – If you give to me
19 – Derrick Lara – You have changed
20 – Gregory Isaacs – Sweeter the victorie

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Johnnie Ringo – Eyewitness
M.C. Productions 1982

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I bought it in 1982 and played it a whole lot at party’s in those
days. Today I pulled it from the shelf again, it would still do a
good job. Nice strong beat and groove, listen..

Ik kocht deze plaat in 1982, vandaag kwam hij weer eens uit
de kast. In m’n jonge deejay jaren grijs gedraaid op feestjes.
Ook vandaag de dag zou hij het nog goed doen, luister..

tracks ;

01 – Cocaine
02 – Video
03 – Bounty hunter
04 – Eyewitness
05 – Bendown plaza
06 – Cleanliness
07 – Come back ringo
08 – Gypsy girl

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Rebel Music – An Anthology of
Reggae Music, Various Artists
Trojan 1979

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Deze dubbel elpee is er een die ik vanaf de eerste dag heb gekoesterd.
Het was een van de eerste reggae plaatjes in m’n collectie en het is gek
dat ik hem nog niet eerder geplaatst heb. Ook uit 1979, net als de plaat
van gisteren. Reggae was denk ik de eerste tropische muziekstijl die na
pop om de hoek kwam kijken. Op Trojan en zeer de moeite
van begin tot eind..

From the first day I had it, this was one of my favourite collectors.
Been playing it so many I can dream the songs. Funny I never got to
post it yet. It is from 1979, just like yesterday’s post. Probably one
of the first reggae albums in my collection, on trojan and
worth every second you’re gonna spend on it..

tracks LP 1 ;

01 – Bob Andy – You don’t know (produced by K. Anderson 1970)
02 – Derrick Harriott – The loser (produced by Derrick Harriott 1969)
03 – Freddy McKay – High school dance (produced by Coxsone Dodd 1971)
04 – Val Bennett – The russians are coming (produced by Bunny Lee 1968)
05 – Keith & Tex – Tonight (produced by Derrick Harriott 1969)
06 – U Roy – Ain’t that loving you (produced by Duke Reis 1971)
07 – Peter Tosh – Them a fe get a beatin’ (produced by Joe Gibbs 1971)
08 – Leroy Smart – God helps the man (produced by Bunny Lee 1971)
09 – The Heptones – Hypocrite (produced by Joe Gibbs 1972)
10 – Big Youth – S.90 Skank (produced by Keith Hudson 1972)
11 – Little Roy – Hard Fighter (produced by L. Daly 1972)
12 – Glen Brown – 2 wedden skank (produced by Glen Brown 1972)
13 – K.C. White – Anywhere but nowhere (produced by A. Clarke 1973)
14 – Junior Byles – Beat down babylon (produced by Lee Perry 1972)

tracks LP 2 ;

01 – Dennis Brown – Concentration (produced by Derrick Harriott 1972)
02 – Big Youth – Screaming target (produced by A. Clarke 1973)
03 – Lloyd Parkes – Slaving (produced by Lloyd Parkes 1974)
04 – Horace Andy – You are my angel (produced by Bunny Lee 1974)
05 – Keith Hudson – Melody maker (produced by Keith Hudson 1973)
06 – Dennis Brown – Money in my pocket (produced by Joe Gibbs 1972)
07 – Peter Tosh – maga dog (produced by Joe Gibbs 1971)
08 – Dennis Brown – Cheater (produced by Randys 1973)
09 – I Roy – Blackman time (produced by A. Clarke 1973)
10 – Horace Andy & Earl Flute – Satan side (produced by Keith Hudson 1974)
11 – Big Youth – Give praises (produced by Manley Buchanan 1975)
12 – Gregory Isaacs – Rock away (produced by Niney/L. Campbell 1976)
13 – Michael Dyke – Saturday night special (produced by E. Smith 1976)
14 – The Heptones – Cool Rasta (produced by Harry Johnson 1976)

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