Wednesday, October 19, 2011

False Alarm - a 2011 Roots & Culture Mix

Roots time again at BMC's Reggae Blog. Modern roots that is, 2011 stylee. For this one I picked the more roots sounding riddims over the sweet & mellow ones you hear so often these days. That last category will be subject of a new mix following soon I hope, this one has a more rootsier sound to it so might (!) please those not interested in the soft side of modern reggae more. Some JA productions, some EU, variety of artists and mixed in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, sound samples here and there, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. The whole excursion is closed with a special message by Junie Ranks saying:


Too true. Wait for the final track in the mix.


False Alarm - a 2011 Roots & Culture Mix

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Sensimillionaire Riddim (House Of Riddim)
Ras Zacharri - Free Up Time
Jah Mason - Mr Government
Zareb - More Youth
Mark Wonder - Blaze It Up
House Of Riddim - Sensimillionaire Riddim Version
02 Protoje ft. Don Corleon - Our Time Now (Don Corleon)
03 Jah Army Riddim (Ghetto Youths International)
Stephen Marley, Damian Marley & Buju Banton - Jah Army *
Ward 21 - Take A Wif
Tarrus Riley - Eye Water
Pressure - It Haffi Guh Suh
Jah Cure - Look Pon Two Ways
Buju Banton - Don't Worry
04 Gorilla Riddim (Necessary Mayhem) *
Tarrus Riley - La La Warriors
Macka B - Our Music
05 Skateland Killer Riddim (Maximum Sound) *
Alborosie - Jahnoy
Luciano - By Jah Will
Tarrus Riley - Rebel
Captain Sinbad - World Wide Rebellion
Skateland Killer Version
06 Royalty Riddim (Xterminator)
Turbulence - Jah Is Love
Jesse Royal - Hatred Is The Obsolete Route
07 Bomboflow Riddim (Upsetta Records)
Admiral Tibet - Give A Little
Collie Buddz - Too Watchy
08 Chino - Seal The Link (Leaving) (Di Genius / VP) *
09 Sunset Boulevard Riddim (NCF)
Turbulence - Pray
Ikaya - Retribution
Mikey General - Innocent Blood
Jah Vinci - Love You
Sunrise Boulevard Riddim Version
10 Captain Riddim (Yard Vybz )
Wayne Marshall - Captain
Pressure – Heathen
Tarrus Riley - Soul Grabber
Jah Cure - Feel It
Sizzla - Murder Star
11 Ghetto State Riddim (Maximum Sound) *
Assassin, Bounty Killer & Half Pint - Ghetto State Of Mind
Sizzla - Ghetto Youths Rise
Bounty Killer - Ghetto State Of Mind (cont)
Ghetto State Version
12 Hold U Medz Riddim (In The Streetz) *
Fantan Mojah - Jah Bless I
Perfect - Everyone
Chuck Fenda - Soon
Lutan Fyah - Burn This A Fire
Sizzla - Cant Stop We
Turbulence - Unforgivable
13 Courtney John ft. Sly & Robbie - Run To You (Taxi)
14 Fuss & Fight Riddim (John John)
Tarrus Riley - Peer Pressure
Louie Culture - No Watch Man
Alborosie - Worlds Inna Trouble
Pressure - Let Me Love You
Sizzla - Got It Going
15 Ray Darwin - False Alarm + Version (Joe Fraser) *
16 Alive Riddim (Dynasty)
Lutan Fyah - Break I Down
Bobby Hustle - On The Run
Jah Sun - Tear Drops
Alive Riddim Version
17 Junie Ranks - Bring Back Di Love (Inna Di Dancehall) (JRanks)

* Has been released on vinyl! Mostly 7", 12" in case of Skateland Killer.

Listen here (click play):

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Have A Good Time - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - summer edition

Not one for my usual 'Roots & Culture' followers: IT's DANCEHALL TIME AGAIN at BMC's REGGAE BLOG! As last year also in 2011 there's a whole lot of dancehall coming out of which just a small portion is actually worthwhile in my opinion, so I decided to join together a bunch of riddims and tunes in that category of 2011 that I rate for various reasons. Sometimes the ruff energy in some riddims, sometimes the happy summer vibe, sometimes the lyrical feud between artists (and please keep it lyrical only people!) and mostly the overall danceable vibe in tunes. As I'm not a fully up-to-date, 'only-the-latest-counts' dancehall selector this mix has tracks from all over the year, probably heard many times in the tons of other mixes coming out almost daily. So why bothering making it and, for you, downloading it then? Well easy:

1) First and foremost for my own pleasure, hearing 80 minutes of dancehall that I know I rate.
2) For those that do like some dancehall, but can't be bothered looking through all those riddims and tunes coming out to hear what they like and are happy when someones else makes a selection over the year so far.
3) For those annoyed by those mixes with loud sirens, horns and samples every minute or less; very few soundeffects here, I try to let the actual music make the mix.

There's more good dancehall out there, so possibly later in the year a follow up might follow. No promises though, we'll see. For now, Have A Good Time, it's DANCEHALL time!

No full-tune downloads here, mixtape promo-style this!

Have A Good Time - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - summer edition

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Pepper riddim (Di Genius / Big Ship)
Shabba Ranks - None A Dem
Mavado - Pepper
Agent Sasco - Nothing At All
02 Vybz Kartel - Have A Good Time (Fresh Ear)
03 Barbwire riddim (Q45)
Mr. Vegas - Certain Law
Bugle - One Life
Assassin - Profile Pic
Sizzla & Ninja Kid - Gal Dem
04 Star A Star riddim (TJ)
Mr Lexx - Clean
Assassin - Dem Fear We
05 Beenie Man vs Fantan Mojah vs Sizzla
Beenie Man - Nuh Talk Too Long
Fantan Mojah - Rasta Inna Turban
Sizzla - Diss Rasta
06 Gaza World riddim (TJ)
Vybz Kartel - Real Badman
Sheba - Money
Vybz kartel - Life
07 Voodoo riddim (Baby G)
Mavado - Voodoo
Sizzla - Run Dem
08 Bad Acid riddim (Di Genius / Big Ship)
Busy Signal - We Nah Dweet
Di Genius - Nuh Beg Friend
Mavado - Lost Dem
Agent Sasco - We Dem A Watch
Busy Signal - Real Star Gyal
09 Summer Time riddim (Adidjahiem)
Vybz Kartel - Summer Time
Popcaan - Ravin
10 Sex On Di Beach riddim (Seanizzle)
Beenie man - Sex On Di Beach
Tarrus Riley - Come Ova
I Octane - Come Close
11 Summer Scheme riddim (Don Corleon)
ZJ Liquid - Summer Scheme
Sean Paul - Give Me The Loving
Wayne Marshall - It's Party Time
Vybz Kartel - My Baby U
12 Party Shot riddim (Mini-E5)
Tony Matterhorn - Fluffy Summer
Bugle - My Aim
13 Drink & Party riddim (Boardhouse)
Busy Signal - Swag Tun Up
Mr. Vegas - A Better Place
Agent Sasco - Drink & Merry
Kiprich - Line Inna Road
Cecile - Hold Me Tight
14 Beenie Man - Inna Di Gogo Club (357 Records)
15 Summer Fling riddim (Chimney)
Tarrus Riley - Summer Fling
Stein - Shell Dung The Party
Mavado - Final Destination
16 Lea Anna - Sway (Adde)
17 White Liver riddim (Cashflow)
Beenie Man - Gimmi Likkle
Vybz Kartel - Horny And Proud
18 Mr Vegas - Black & Proud (MVmusic) &
Busy Signal - Grab A Gyal (Blaqk Sheep)
19 Contra riddim (CR203)
Vybz Kartel - Sex & The City
Mavado - Do Road
Capleton - Choose Your Friend
Assassin - Tun Up
20 Spazzle riddim (Big Yard / Scikron)

Chase Cross - Yes I Am
Mavado - Tumping
21 Jericho riddim (Don Corleon)
Vybz Kartel - Mi Don't Know
Kymani Marley - War
22 Mavado - Delilah (2hard / Di Genius)

For those looking to buy music, some of these can be found for sale at iTunes. On vinyl sadly none of these is available as far as I know.

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Next time it's roots & culture again at BMC's Reggae Blog.


Monday, August 15, 2011

BMC on Twitter

Just joined Twitter the other day:

Look for: BMCsReggaeBlog as username

Looking forward to sharing some comments every now and then, getting in touch with new people in the reggae scene and / or promoting my reggae related works like mixes and reviews.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

BMC's TARRUS RILEY Discography

In my opinion, as said before, Tarrus Riley is among the best, if not the best, singers in the reggae business these days. Great voice, great flow, lyrically interesting, great live show, very friendly and open to his fans and a whole heap of wicked releases. As a vinyl buyer (yep, also in 2011 there's still people buying modern reggae on vinyl!) I always keep an eye out for new releases by the man. This and a question on a message boards about his output on vinyl made me look at the number of 45s I already own of Tarrus and made me wonder how many more there might be out there. This lead to me closer examining his entire catalogue to this day, what resulted in a long list of released tunes on singles, CD's and compilations, mp3's or collaborations on other artists' albums. So in the end this became probably the closest to a complete discography of Tarrus Riley's work online, compiled by yours truly, BMC.

As a vinyl man, I have divided the output in singles available on 45s and tunes available as mp3's or on CD's. The list is most likely not complete yet and this is where I'd love to get help from all Tarrus' fans worldwide. If you know of a tune or tunes not in this list yet, drop me a comment or mail me at and I will add it to the list to eventually end up with a complete output of Tarrus Riley's music!

The list below is the current situation on august 15th 2011. I hope to keep it up to date for time to come. If you wanna use the work I put into collecting all this data, please give credit where credit is due!

BMC's TARRUS RILEY discography - sorted on format, date and title

Vinyl 7"
Tarrus Riley & Jimmy Riley - Life Is No Bed of Roses (Heavy Beat - 1995) [credited to Taurus]
Tarrus Riley - Chop It Off (Love Promotions - 199x) [credited to Tarrus]
Tarrus Riley - Now A Days (Love Promotions - Night Nurse riddim - 2000) [credited to Tarrus]
Tarrus Riley - Babylon Running Loose (Love Promotion - 2004(?))
Tarrus Riley & Jimmy Riley - Stronger (Taxi - Bam Bam riddim - 2005) [b/w Bounty Killer & Bunny Ruggs - Down In The Ghetto]
Tarrus Riley - Whispers (Pot Of Gold - Shine riddim - 2006)
Tarrus Riley - Beware b/w Stay With You (Cannon - 2006)
Tarrus Riley - Back Biter (Don Corleon - Far Away riddim - 2007)
Tarrus Riley - Far Away (Don Corleon - Love Potion riddim - 2007)
Tarrus Riley - Life Precious Gift (Joe Frasier - Chi Chi Bud riddim - 2007)
Tarrus Riley - Protect Your Neck (Fat Eyes - Midnight Hour riddim - 2007)
Tarrus Riley - She Is Royal b/w Parables (Cannon - 2007)
Tarrus Riley & Dwayne Stephenson - Doesn't Hurt To Care (Reflection - Babylon riddim - 2007)
Tarrus Riley - Guessing Game (Road Dog - Binghi riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Jah Help Our Souls (Maximum Sound - The Session riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Larger Than Life (Ya Man Music - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Marcus Teaching (Cannon - Jah Live riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - One Two Order b/w Something Strong (Deadly Dragon Sound / VP - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Pick Up The Pieces b/w Lowe Mi Business [aka Ease Off] (Cannon - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Start A New (Juke Boxx - Nylon riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Stop Watching (Fat Eyes - General Penitentiary riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley & Bugle - Nothing Change aka Love Reigns (Sons of Spoon / Tad's - Chemistry riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley & Chalice - Good To Be There (Cannon - 2008)
Tarrus Riley & Jimmy Riley - Pull Up Selector (Taxi - Tune In riddim - 2008)
Tarrus Riley - Cold Kisses (Don Corleon - 2009)
Tarrus Riley - Getty Getty No Want Ee (Don Corleon - Changes - 2009)
Tarrus Riley - Young Heart Reminiscing (Peckings - 2009)
Tarrus Riley & Aidonia - Di Trees (Tad's - Go Go Club riddim - 2009) [b/w Gaza Kim & Lisa Hype - Bills]
Tarrus Riley & Alaine - Forever More (Don Corleon - 2009)
Tarrus Riley - Children A Pree Wi (Juke Boxx - Boops riddim - 2010) [b/w Assassin - Boopsie]
Tarrus Riley - Jah Nah Sleep (Don Corleon - Dread riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Living The Life Of A Gun (VP - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Mi Homeland (Juke Boxx - Stagalag riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Nobody Knows (Don Corleon - Feeling riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Poverty Nuh Inna Fashion (Maximum Sound - Rebellion riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Spen Shell Fly (John John - Zion Gate riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Wildfire (Don Corleon - Major riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley & Michigan - Dangerous Diseases (VP - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Groovy Little Thing (Rockers Island JPN / Koyashi - 2011) [b/w Stevie Face - Full Attention]
Tarrus Riley - Front Door (VP - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Shaka Zulu Pickney (Sound Quake - Nyabinghi riddim - 2011) [b/w Anonymous & Bay-C - Fire We Are Burn]
Tarrus Riley - Stress Silent Murder (Stars - Natty Dread A Weh She Want riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Warriors (La La) (Necessary Mayhem - Gorilla riddim - 2011) [b/w Franz Job - What's It Gonna Be]

Vinyl 12"
Tarrus Riley & Jimmy Riley - Life Is No Bed Of Roses (Charm - 1999) [credited to Taurus]
Tarrus Riley - Now A Days (Love Promotions - Night Nurse riddim - 2000) [credited to just Tarrus] [b/w Anthony B - Waan Back]
Tarrus Riley - Rebel c/w Captain Sinbad - World Wide Rebellion (Maximum Sound - Skateland Killer riddim - 2011) [b/w Dean Fraser - Skateland Sax]

Tarrus Riley - Challenges (Ya Man Music - 2004)
1. Larger Than Life
2. Jah Will
3. It's Better This Way
4. All Is Vanity
5. Who Can Stand It
6. Don't Give Up
7. I'll Be Your Friend
8. The Other Half
9. Take Me Higher
10. Ego
11. Rasta At The Control
12. Barber Chair
13. Love Created I (Bonus - 2008 VP release)
14. Save The Children (Bonus - 2008 VP release)

Tarrus Riley - Parables (VP - 2006)
1. System Set
2. Haunt You
3. Beware
4. Micro Chip
5. One Two Order
6. Stay With You
7. She's Royal
8. Something Strong
9. Lion Paw
10. Parables
11. Africa Awaits
12. Pick Up The Pieces
13. Let Love Live (ft. Duane Stephenson)
14. Family (ft. Della Manley)
15. My Baby (Cyan Sleep)
16. She's Royal (De Royal Vibes Mix) [Japanese edition bonus track]
17. Lion Paw (Live)
[Japanese edition bonus track]

Tarrus Riley - Contagious (VP - 2009)
1. Living The Life Of A Glin
2. I Sight
3. Love's Contagious
4. Human Nature
5. Soul Mate
6. Superman
7. Young Heart
8. Start A New
9. S-craving
10. Why So Much Wickedness?
11. Let Peace Reign (ft. Etana, Duane Stephenson)
12. Don't Judge
13. King Selassie H.I.M.
14. Stop Watch
15. Herbs Promotion (ft. Demarco & Vybz Kartel)
16. Good Girl Gone Bad (ft. Konshens)
17. Mankind
18. It Will Come

Tracks from one riddim albums, collaborations, mp3's and / or compilations (no vinyl release):
Tarrus Riley & Duane Stephenson - Exhale (VP - 2007)
Tarrus Riley & Queen Ifrica - Stay With You (Flames (?) - 2007)
Tarrus Riley & Sizzla - Who's Gonna Save Us (? - 2008)
Tarrus Riley & Demarco - Over And Over (StarKutt - 2009)
Tarrus Riley, Barbee, Lady G, Duane Stephenson & Macka Diamond - Paradise Redemption (? - 2009)
Tarrus Riley - Get Power From Pain (Cash Flow - Give Thanks riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Intimate Reservation (Rose Gold Ent - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - My Mother (Cannon - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Soldier Of Love [remix] (Bulby - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Talk Is Cheap (Russian / Head Concussion - Bomb Drop riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Who's Responsible (2 Hard Music - City Life riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley & Agent Sasco - Why You Do Me So (DJ Frass - My Life riddim - 2010)
Tarrus Riley & Dub Incorporation - No Doubt (Diversite - 2010)
Tarrus Riley - Armageddon Time (Romeich - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Away From Me (Bombrush - Spitfire riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Bless Me (Don Corleon - Broken Hearts riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Come Ova (Seanizzle - Sex On Di Beach riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Eye Water (Ghetto Youths International - Jah Army riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Good Thing Going (21st-Hapilos - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Karma (ZJ Chrome / CR203 - Cardiac Strings riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Love Scars (Bombrush Records - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Natural (Dutty Rock Music - Blaze Fia riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Never Leave I (Chimney - Island Vibes riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Peer Pressure (John John - Fuss & Fight riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Slow Down (Romeich - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Soul Grabber (Yard Vybz - Captain riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley - Summer Fling (Chimney - Summer Fling Riddim - 2011)
Tarrus Riley & Prince Koloni - Nature (? - 2011)
Tarrus Riley & Shaggy - Just Another Girl (Ranch Entertainment - 2011)
Tarrus Riley & Sleepy Hallowtips - Mad Scientist (Bombrush - 2011)
Tarrus Riley & Sophia Squire - Nature Calling [remix] (? - 2011)
Tarrus Riley & Third World - That's All We Have (VP - 2011)

DVD (not live stage shows with other artists):
Tarrus Riley - Words N' Melody (limited tour edition) (Cannon - 2010)

Looking for more info on:
Tarrus - Chop It Off (Love Promotions 7'') -- What year did this come out?

Any additions? Let me know and I'll add 'm (do check by the original title though, a track like Wildfire is sometimes also referred to as Protect The People or so, but its official title is Wildire and that's the title in the list).

Big up the man's work, great artist in the business. Let's hope for many more big tunes to come!

If you missed it in the past, don't forget to check out my mix showcasing Tarrus' work that can be found a bit further down on this blog. Search for Tarrus to get there fast, it's a wicked 80 minute journey!!!



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jump For Joy - BMC presents Singers & Deejays - (early) roots style

Been a long time since I made a true foundation-styled mix, so really wanted to do one again. Had an idea of combining a whole bunch of (early) roots tunes with their deejay cuts by a variety of singers, groups and deejays. This is the result, well-known tunes with lesser known deejay cuts, well known deejay cuts with lesser known vocal efforts and I guess everything in between. Main selection criterium was: good music. Setlist would probably look different tomorrow, but this is what I came up with this time. Big music, in late 60s to mid 70s style (although some deejay cuts might be recorded somewhat later), enjoy the riding of the riddims!

Comments welcome.

Tracks in order of appearance with in brackets the sourcenumber referring to the album-list below the tracklist or, in case of 45s, referring to the label.

1a) Marcia Griffiths - Working To The Top (1)
1b) Count Machuki - Dr. Sappa Too (1)
2a) Lloyd Charmers - What Can I Do (XYZ)
2b) U Roy - Officially (XYZ)
3a) The Maytones - Black And White (2)
3b) Cat Campbell - President In School (3)
4a) Jimmy London - A Little Love (Impact)
4b) Dr. Alimantado - Mary Lou (Impact)
4c) Peter Tosh - A Little Melodica (Impact)
4d) Impact Allstars - A Little Version (Impact)
5a) Eric Donaldson - Lonely Nights (2)
5b) U Roy - On Top Of The Peak (3)
6a) Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites - The World Needs Loving (4)
6b) King Stitt - Jump for Joy (5)
7a) Carl Dawkins - Get Together (Techniques)
7b) Carl Dawkins & Tony - Get Together (Techniques)
7c) Version (Techniques)
8a) Keith Hudson - Rudy Hot Stuff (Mafia)
8b) I Roy - Hot Stuff (Mafia)
9a) Claudius Linton - Crying Time (Outa National Music)
9b) Prince Heron - Crying In Babylon (Outa National Music)
9c) Soul Syndicate - Crying Dub (Outa National Music)
10a) Burning Spear - Door Peeper (6)
10b) Prince Jazzbo - Imperial I (7)
11a) The Abyssinians - Declaration of Rights (8)
11b) Sir Harry - Musical Rights (Clinch)
12a) Errol Gordon - Reggae Music (9)
12b) Jah Woosh - Reggae Music (9)
12c) Errol Gordon - Reggae Music Version (9)
13a) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trenchtown Rock (Trax On Wax 10")
13b) U Roy with Bob Marley & The Wailers - Kingston 12 Shuffle (Trax On Wax 10")
13c) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Grooving KGN 12 (Trax On Wax 10")
14a) Ken Boothe - Black Gold & Green (Soul Beat)
14b) I Roy - Red Gold & Green (Soul Beat)
15a) Gregory Isaacs - Thief A Man (10)
15b) Dr. Alimantado - Gimme Mi Gun (11)
16a) Eric Donaldson - Love Of The Common People (12)
16b) Dennis Alcapone - Alcapone Guns Don't Argue (13)
17a) Junior Byles - Curly Locks (Clocktower)
17b) Johnny Lover - Ital Locks (Clocktower)
17c) Vital Drums (Clocktower)
18a) Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry (14)
18b) Scotty - I Worry (15)
19a) Horace Andy - Don't Think About Me (I Am Alright) (Mafia)
19b) Big Youth - Can You Keep A Secret (Mafia)
19c) Chuckles - Melody Maker Version 2 (Mafia)
20a) Heptones - Love Without Feeling (Moodisc)
20b) Big Joe & Mudie's All Stars - Lick Them Face (Moodisc)
20c) Mudie's All Stars - Dub Them Face (Moodisc)
21a) Larry Marshall - Mean Girl (16)
21b) Prince Far I - Natty Farmyard (17)
22a) Gregory Isaacs - Loving Pauper (Jahara)
22b) I Roy - Pauper And The King (Jahara)
23a) Dennis Brown - Baby Don't Do It (18)
23b) Lone Ranger - Monkey Sue (18)

Sources other than 45s (track 'm down and buy when possible, worth it!!!):
(1) Homemade Studio One CD-R compilation
(2) From GG's Reggae Hit Stable Volumes 1 & 2 (Jamaican Gold)
(3) From Chapter To Version 1970 - 1974 (Jamaican Gold)
(4) Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites - Nyah Reggae Rock (Jamaican Gold)
(5) King Stitt - Reggae Fire Beat (Jamaican Gold)
(6) Burning Spear - Creation Rebel (Heartbeat)
(7) Prince Jazzbo - Choice Of Version (Studio One)
(8) Studio One Story (Soul Jazz)
(9) CD-R with 45 on Regal and Jah Woosh's track from his Religious Dread LP
(10) Gregory Isaacs - The Prime Of Gregory Isaacs (Music Club)
(11) Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town (Keyman)
(12) Eric Donaldson - Love Of The Common People (Jamaican Gold)
(13) Dennis Alcapone - Guns Don't Argue (Jamaican Gold)
(14) Derrick Harriott & The Revolutionaries - Reggae Chart Busters Seventies Style (Crystal)
(15) Scotty - Draw Your Breaks (Crystal)
(16) Larry Marshall - Presenting ... (Studio One)
(17) Studio One DJ's (Soul Jazz)
(18) From Matador's Arena Vol. 3 1971 - 1979 (Jamaican Gold)

Click play to listen:

If you've enjoyed the effort, do let me know, that's the beauty of sharing this lovely music in this way!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Jamaica - A 2010 Roots & Culture Mix

With 2011 almost two months on its way, the roots & culture releases from 2010 were still waiting to get the BMC treatment to end up with at least one modern roots mix of the year. Due to various reasons (no bad things!) I rarely have time left lately to start mixing and / or check tunes, so I'm behind my schedule of previous years. Ah so it go, and so it will probably stay, but the music still nice, whether you hear it in 2010 or 2011, right? So, here's a selection of roots & culture tunes from JA and other parts of the world inna JA style (rootsy, mainly JA vocalists, JA tradition). Mix called Sweet Jamaica and includes no less than three tunes with that title from the past year. Spring is in the air, what is reflected in the start of this mix: happy feel good stylee! The mix has a Bunny Lee segment for the old-style lovers too; both Maximum Sound and John John updated 70s Bunny Lee riddims with new vocals from a variety of artists. Check it out. For the vinyl collectors, some of these did see release on vinyl (yes, the format is still alive and kicking!), those that did have a ' * ' behind the title of the riddim. Nuff said, mix in the usual BMC style (no full tunes, added sound effects etc.), get it while you can!

Drop a comment if you enjoyed the mix. It takes time and effort to make it, so some sort of 'thank you' is appreciated when you do take and rate it.
Sweet Jamaica - A 2010 Roots & Culture Mix - JA style
01) Mr. Vegas Featuring Shaggy & Josey Wales - Sweet Jamaica (Clifford Ray) *
Go Fi Her Riddim - Penthouse
02) Romain Virgo - Wha Dis Pon Me
03) Daville - Man Like Me You Want
04) Lutan Fyah - Woman A Stress Me
05) LUST - Go Fi Her
9 To 5 Riddim - Breadback
06) Lutan Fyah - Jamaican Girl
07) Warrior King - Experience Teaches Wisdom
08) Lukie D - Share Him
Everlasting Riddim - Pow Pow
09) Natural Black - Just Be There
10) Bescenta - Health Strength
11) Gentleman - Everlasting Love
12) Luciano - Memories (Super 100 - Hit Riddim)
13) Spragga Benz - Shotta Culture (Boomtunes)
The 'Bunny Lee' segment
Dunza 2010 riddim - Maximum Sound *
14) Yami Bolo - Ethnic Cleansing
15) Dean Fraser - Dunza Sax
16) Sizzla - African Liberation
17) Lutan Fyah - Sanctify Yourself
18) Aggrovators - Dunza 2010
Zion Gate riddim - John John *
19) Alborosie - Rudie Don't Fear
20) Sanchez - Mad Love For You
21) Sizzla - Music In My Soul
22) Tarrus Riley - Sweet Jamaica a.k.a. Spen Shell Fly
Rebellion 2010 - Maximum Sound *
23) Johnny Clarke & Fantan Mojah - Rebel With A Cause
24) Chezidek & U-Roy - Teach Dem
25) Tarrus Riley - Poverty Nuh Inna Fashion
26) Busy Signal & Million Stylez - As Mi Forward (Necessary Mayhem - Jam 1 riddim) *
Shoulder Move riddim - Lenky
27) Buju Banton - Hard Times
28) Buju Banton - Not Goin Crazy
Songs aka Jah Jah Give Us Life Riddim - Joe Fraser
29) Glen Washington - Good Old Day
30) George Nooks - It's Crazy
31) Big Youth - Traffic Jam
32) Lloyd Brown - Live The Life You Love
33) Turbulence ft. Kananga - Don't Let Them Fool You (Rogland - No Hypocrite riddim)
Major riddim - Don Corleon
34) Tarrus Riley - Wildfire
35) Ce'Cile - Take My Heart
36) Lutan Fyah - Come Over
37) Jah Cure - Respect
Water Pumping riddim - John John
38) Genteleman - Good Old Days
39) Sanchez - Trust In Me
Party Time riddim - Irie Ites *
40) Natty King & Spectacular - Sweet Jamaica
41) Glen Washington - Jah Love Holding Firm
Good Ova Evil Riddim - Sankofa
42) Jah Cure - Don't Let Them Cry
43) Sizzla - Herb
Boops riddim - Juke Boxx *
44) Busy Signal - Government Gone Luuuu
45) Busy Signal - Dat Mi Love
46) Assassin - Nowadays Boopsie
47) Tarrus Riley - Children A Pree We
48) Timeka Marshall - Sweet Vibes
City Life riddim - 2 Hard Music
49) Denyque - Supergirl
50) Queen Ifrica - Times L:ike These
You Don't Need Me riddim - Joe Fraser
51) Courtney John - Love Is
52) Glen Washington - Match Made In Heaven
53) Fantan Mojah - The Majesty Don't Please (Weedy G - Jaguar riddim) *
54) Pressure - Shield and Guide (Xterminator)
* released on 45s
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