Saturday, July 27, 2019

#561 :: Tribute To Pat Kelly (24 July 2019)

The great Pat Kelly has passed away (1949 – 16 July 2019). 
Here's Nate's tribute to one of Jamaica's finest voices.

1 The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield - Minstrel and Queen
2 The Techniques with Pat Kelly - Queen Majesty (aka Minstrel and Queen)
3 Bitty Mclean - Make It With You
4 Dennis Alcapone - Majesty in Bed (AKA the Harder They Come)
5 U-Roy - Chalice In The Palace
6 Bongo Herman & Bingy Bunny - Feel Nice
7 Clint Eastwood - Long Run Short Ketch & Version
8 The Uniques with Cornell Campbell - Queen Majesty (Discomix)
9 Pat Kelly talks about how he made one of Jamaica's greatest songs
10 Pat Kelly - Talk About Love
11 Pat Kelly - How Long Will It Take
12 Pat Kelly - I Wish It Would Rain
13 Pat Kelly - The Dark End Of The Street
14 Los Aggrotones feat. Pat Kelly - Are You For Real

Thursday, July 18, 2019

#560 :: Windy City Sound System 19 :: Early 60's (17 July 2019)

In the early days of the Jamaican recording industry, the bands and artists primarily tried to emulate the rhythm & blues music released in the US during the 1950s. This led to a slew of fantastic R&B, jump blues, doo-wop, and ballads that were released in the early ‘60s; and even when ska, rocksteady, and reggae came to dominate the island, some artists even put out some soul sides. For this month’s edition of the show, we’ve put together a mix of these types of tunes. We’re only scratching the surface here, so expect more episodes like this in the future! 

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Work Your Soul 
Laurel Aitken - Bongo Jerk 
Sir Dee’s Group - President Kennedy 
Owen Grey - Dolly Baby 
The Wailers - Teenager In Love 
Jackie Edwards - Do You Want Me Again 
The Maytals - It’s No Use 
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy 
Lester Sterling & The City Slickers - Whalebone 
Owen Gray - Mash It, Pts. 1 & 2 
Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Silky 
The Blues Blasters - Little Vilma 
Theophilus Beckford - Now You Are Dead 
Jimmy James - My Request 
The Federal Singers - Funny Thing To Say 
The Downbeats - Midnight Love 
Alton Ellis & Eddy Parkins - My Heaven 
Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - Thank You 
The Paragons - If I Were You 
Roland Alphonso & The Originals Orchestra - Hip Hug Her 
The Maytals - The Preacher

Thursday, July 11, 2019

#559 :: Dub Mi Rockers (10 July 2019)

An all dub episode.

1 Milton Henry & The Breadwinners - Salvation  Dub Salvation
2 Charles Bradley featuring The Inversions - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
3 The Inversions featuring Charles Bradley - Whatcha Doing (To Me)
4 Black Market - Rudie Can't Fail
5 The Black Seeds - Everybody Knows (Deep Fried Dub Remix)
6 Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor - Dub Those Crazy Baldheads
7 Pacey ft. Dr. Ring Ding - Joy and Pleasure & Dub 
8 Prince Fatty Ft. Big Youth & George Dekker - Get Ready & Dub
9 Vin Gordon - Shucumooku

10 Rusty Zinn - Spellbound by Dub
11 Jim the Boss - Dub in HiFi - Rockers (feat. David Hillyard)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

#557 :: Winter Warm Up

From Australia to Belgium, Korea, Jamaica and everywhere in between, here's a musical mix of ska, reggae, dub and funk to warm the coldest feet this winter. 

Track list
Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Beans and Rice
Lee Scratch Perry - Cool Rockers
The Jet Scene - Jet 747 (Version 4)
Rusty Zinn - Rock Me (It's so Easy)
U Roy - Sound Of The Wise
Third World - Cool Meditation
Masons Arms - Früher war alles besser
Sir Harry & Ansel Collins - Bigger Boss
The Ska Jazz Unit - Be Nice
James Brown - Cold Sweat (parts 1 & 2)
Eugene Grey - Giant Steps
The Classics - Got To Be Cool
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Long Long Winter & Dub
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra with Helena Casella - Morning Girl
Roy Ellis feat. Transilvanians - Ice Cream From the Milky Way