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


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


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


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


New Age Steppers – Action Battlefield
Statik / On-U Sound 1981


This is something special and different. Another On-U Sound product
from the Adrian Sherwood school. Singer Ari and her crew bring this
reggae like experimental dub sound with a lot of emotion and devotion.
You love it or you hate it, I absolutely belong to the first group.
What do you think..?

Ja mensen, dit is eens iets totaal anders. Nog zo’n On-U Sound produkt
van de Adrian Sherwood stal. Zangeres Ari en haar ploeg brengen deze
reggae gebaseerde experimentele dub sound met veel emotie en overgave.
Je vindt het geweldig of je vindt het niets, ik behoor absoluut tot de eerste van
de twee groepen. Wat denk jij ervan ..?

0tracks ;

01 – My whole world
02 – Observe life
03 – Got to get away
04 – My love
05 – Problems
06 – Nuclear zulu
07 – Guiding star


Singers & Players – War of Words
99 Records 1981



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


Big Youth – Dreadlocks Dread
Midnite Records 1978


Vorige week was ik te gast bij Raul en Bas van ‘Hot Mama Hot’,
een vynil programma bij Salto Radio Amsterdam. Altijd weer een
heerlijke ervaring met die jongens samen plaatjes te draaien. een
bonte mix van stijlen passeert de revue. Bas draaide wat oude reggae
klassiekers en ik realiseerde me weer wat een geluk ik heb gehad in de
jaren tachtig mijn collectie te mogen opbouwen. Thuis gekomen ben
ik volledig geïnspireerd m’n oude reggae uit de kast gaan halen. helemaal
in de mood geraakt ontdekte ik dat deze kraker op de Global Groove nog
nooit aan bod was gekomen. Hierbij maak ik dat dus even goed. Luister
naar Big Youth en de klassieker Dreadlocks Dread..

Last week I had the pleasure to appear as guest deejay at the studio with
Raul en Bas of ‘Hot mama Hot’ by Salto Radio Amsterdam. Always a huge
joy and fun experience to play vinyl with them guys. An eclectic mixture of
styles passes by every time. Bas was playing some reggae classic hits and I
realized again how lucky I have been to work on my reggae collection during
the eighties. Once I got home I was totally inspired and pulled some old records
from the cabinet. This is when I found out this classic Big Youth album never
found its way to the Global Groove yet. High time to make up and post it.
Download and listen to Big Youth’s classic Dreadlocks Dread..

tracks ;

01 – Train to rhodesia
02 – Dreadlocks dread
03 – Lightning flash
04 – Natty dread she wants
05 – Some like it dread
06 – Marcud garvey dread
07 – Big youth special
08 – Dread organ
09 – Blackman message
10 – Moving on
11 – You don’t care


Scientist – Scientific Dub


tracks ;

01 – Drum song dub
02 – Keep a good dub rubbing
03 – Taxi to baltimore dub
04 – Satta dread dub
05 – Every dub shall scrub
06 – Black a shade of dub
07 – Bad days dub
08 – East of scientist corner
09 – Just say dub… who
10 – Words of dub


Scientist meets the Space Invaders
Greensleeves 1981

Scientist, front

First, light up a spliff, then sit down and suck in
this slice of dubbing adventure. Okay, now light up
another spliff, turn up the volumes of your stereo,
kick aside your furniture and experience some of
the best pounding dub beats ever made on earth.
It was 1981, a flock of spaceships entered the
London atmosphere. Hopeton Brown, better
known as Scientist was luckily around with
the Roots Radics to save the day. Tony
McDermott made the snapshot at a
perfect moment and captured our
young hero in full action.
Sowell, Bingy Bunny,
Flabba, Style & Santa,
Sky Juice & Skully,
Steely & Winston,
Gladdie, they were all
there with Maxie, Banabas
& Crucial Bunny, Linvall Thompson
and Mickie ‘Roots’ Scott,
Dub away…


1 Beam down
2 Red shift
3 Time warp
4 Cloning process
5 Pulsar
6 Laser attack
7 Dematerialize
8 Fission
9 Supernova explosion
10 Quasar


King Tubby’s – King at the Control
Tad’s Records

King Tubby's, front

Tad's label

..wanna get some harddubbing roots..? smokin’ pumpin’
rubbadub by the hardest of dem all ? King Tubby’s
went to England and made his islandsound in the
cold for a change, obscure record with blanco
backsleeve, on Tad’s records, if you know
a year of release, can ya tell us too ?
..gimme some feedback if it hits ya..

about the tracklist, label claims 5 numbers on
each side but b-side only has three. I am only guessing
that the longer track #8 is in fact numbers 8,9 and 10.


1 King tubby’s special
2 Tad’s special
3 Winter dub
4 Raving dub
5 Dread dub
6 Eastwood dub
7 General saint dub
8 Ranimo dub
– Dub up dub
– Nkrumah dub


Dub Syndicate – Tunes from the Missing Channel
On-U Sound 1985

Dub Syndicate, front


This is an ode to the late and great Style Scott.
“Something nice is gonna happen to your ears..”, that’s the text
on one of the samples used by Adrian Sherwood, the producer
of this wonderful On-U Sound label. Drummer Style Scott, famous
for his work with Roots Radics, Bunny Wailer, Prince Far-I,
Israel Vibration, Dub Syndicate, and Gregory Isaacs among others
was found dead at his home on october 9th. May he rest in peace.
Early eighties he joined Adrian Sherwood to play on his On-U Sound
label and stayed for many years. This is an album on which we can
hear his incredible skills as a reggae drummer, one of the early
On-U Sound lp’s we used to play a whole lot back in the days.
Circumstances around his death are unknown at
present but gunshots or explosions were heard
from his house in Manchester Parish…
Beware, this is heavy dub music.


1 Ravi shankar pt.1
2 The show is coming
3 Must be dreaming
4 Over board
5 Forever more
6 Geoffrey boycott
7 Wellie
8 Jolly
9 Out and about


Various Re-posts
Classic Reggae Albums

Hear this ! In a much earlier stage, still in the beginning of the
old page back in 2008, I was asked to remove these here albums.
Greensleeves was re-releasing some of them and didn’t like me
to give them away. Now my buddy who owns a recordstore in
my hometown told me most of them are out of print at the time
being so I thought, “Good, let’s post them all again and see what
happens.” If you have a problem with either one, the way to protest
is using this disclaimer.
So happy reggae listeners, don’t miss out on these classic lp’s.
I love them piece by piece and want to share them with you all.

Augustus Pablo, front

Barrington Levy, front

Dr. Alimantado, front

Lee Perry, front

Linval Thompson, front

Scientist rids the world, front

Scientist, Pacman, front

Sister Nancy one two

Scientist, Maxie & Barnabas – 3 The Hard way,Silver Camel 1981

3 The Hard Way, front, cd size

Early eighties, dub music was hot. There was Prince Jammy, Mad Professor,
Scientist. Less known names but just as good, Maxie and Barnabas,
Crucial Bunny and Mikey Dread, all masters in dub.
At King Tubby’s Studio, produced by Al Campbell, we find this
champion with Scientist, Maxie and Barnabas. Have you ever
seen a cover with so much impact ? These three dub the hard way.


1 Barnabas – Prophecy in dub
2 Barnabas – Murder
3 Barnabas – Cool rock
4 Barnabas – Bionic skank
5 Maxie – Master piece
6 Maxie – Blood light
7 Maxie – Ganja syrup
8 Scientist – Cultured dub
9 Scientist – The winner
10 Scientist – Feed back dubstyle


The Upsetters – Return of the Super Ape, Lion of Judah 1978

Lee Perry and his Upsetters are back with the Return of
the Super Ape. This 30 year old LP still spins like it
used to do and I still enjoy it like before.
it brings back old memories.


1 Dyon – Anaswa
2 Return of the Super Ape
3 Tell me something good
4 Bird in hand
5 Crab yars
6 Jah Jah ah natty dread
7 Psyche & trim
8 The lion
9 Huzza a hana
10 High rankin Sammy