Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lynn Taitt (R.I.P.) tribute special – Thanks to Roots Rock Rebel podcast

Lynn Taitt (R.I.P.) tribute special – January 20th podcast


Roots Rock Rebel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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On January 20th, 2010, we received the sad news that legendary guitarist Lynn Taitt had passed away at his home just outside of Montreal. Lynn was a foundational artist in reggae music, often credited with creating many of the "bubbling" guitar styles that came to define rocksteady and reggae music. His guitar stylings can be found on many Jamaican classics,including recordings with the Skatalites, the Baba Brooks Band, and hisown band, Lynn Taitt and the Jets. He had been suffering from blood cancer for a few years, so his passing to a better place may come as a relief to some.

I'm happy that Lynn's own voice graced the airwaves on Roots Rock Rebelwhen we had him on for a very memorable interview during Black History Month in February 2007.
To pay tribute to Lynn Taitt on the show this week, we had the one and only Mossman come into the studio to select most of our playlist. Mossman was a good friend and collaborator of Lynn's, so in addition to dropping some beautiful tunes, we chatted a lot about his life. In addition, we had Lorraine Muller of the Kingpins and Les Hand claps come on the phone to talk about Lynn, as they had done a few projects together as well.
We hope you enjoy this week's podcast!
Until next week,Stay rude, stay rebel,RRR crew


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Playlist – January 20, 2010

Lynn Taitt and the Boys – Storm warning

Lynn Taitt and the Baba Brooks band – Magnificent ska

Lynn Taitt and Earnest Ranglin – Felicia

Stranger and Patsy – When I call your name

The Wailers – Nice time

Lloyd and Glen – Rudies give up

Austin Faithful – Cry no more for me

Bob Marley – Burning inside

The Jamaicans – Cool night

Alva Lewis – Revelation

The Inventors – Food of love

Lynn Taitt – Alfred Hitchcock

Delroy Wilson – I want to love you

Delroy Wilson – I was lonely

Scotty – Draw your brakes

Big Youth – Cool breeze

Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia

Derrick Harriott – Do I worry

Dawn Penn – Blue yes blue

Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty town)

John Holt – I'm going to wear you to the ball

The Gaylads – It's hard to confess

Romeo and the emotions – I don't want to let you go

Max Romeo – Put me in the mood

The Kingpins – Johnny Rocksteady

The Kingpins – Last train to Expo '67

Prince Buster Allstars – untitled

Lynn Taitt – Stepping up

Prince Buster – All my loving

The Ethiopians – Train to skaville

The Tenors – Cleopatra

John Holt and the Heptones – Let's build our dreams

The Wailers – Pound get a blow

Ken Boothe – Say you

Lynn Taitt and Tommy McCook – Spanish Eyes

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Friday, January 15, 2010

GO FEET! Radio #66 - We Need Love and Peace

We Need Love and Peace - 13 January 2010

1. Ruder Than You - Meet the Beat
2. Ruder Than You - Philly Stylee
3. Ruder Than You - Pussy Cat's Revenge
4. Apollo 10 - J.R.S.C
5. Derrick Morgan - Conquering Ruler
6. Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Says
7. Ziggy Marley with Willie Nelson - This Train
8. Ziggy Marley with Elizabeth Mitchell - Wings of an Eagle
9. Bob Marley (B is for Bob) - Small Axe
10. Sly and Robbie - The Dub of Gold
11. Richie Rude and the High notes - Down by the Water (Dub)
12. Count Machuki - More Scorcha
13. Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 - Peace
14. Johnny Osborne - We Need Love
15. Mayer Hawthorne and the County - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
16. Eli Paperboy Reed and the True Loves - The Satisfier
17. The Black Seeds - Year of the Pig [NZ]

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Friday, January 1, 2010

GO FEET! Radio #64 Cool Rasta feat. Joe Jurgensen of Jahcoustic

GO FEET! Radio #64 Cool Rasta feat. Joe Jurgensen of Jahcoustic - 30 Dec 2009

Although coming in at last place for 2009, this episode features some winning tunes from number one bands. I play part of an interview that Allen did with Joe Jurgensen of the band Jahcoustic.

You can download the full interview with Joe Jurgensen here: Full Interview Download Link.

Stay tuned in 2010 for a huge New Zealand Music package competition, a series of interviews with Brian Keyo of and new albums from New Zealand Ska and Reggae bands.

1. Horace Andy – It’s Gonna Be Dread
2. FC Apatride – War Party
3. Nico Royale – Forever
4. Snypa Levi – Come Away [NZ]
5. Raz Bin Sam – World Gone Mad
Interview by Allen with Joe Jurgensen
Bob Marley – Time will Tell / Rastaman Chant
Sublime – 54-46 Was My Number
Herbs – Dragons and Demons [NZ]
Jahcoustic – Jah Believe
6. Heptones – Cool Rasta
7. The Overtakers – Mr DJ
8. U-Roy meets King Tubby – Jump For Joy
9. The Aggrovators – A Nice Dub
10. Atshushi and the Moisties- Kingsland the Great
11. Lord Tanamo and Dr Ring Ding and the Senior All Stars – I Had a Dream
12. The Billy Sentris Ska Rocksteady – Cerita Bersamanya
13. The Skatalites – Ska Ska Ska

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