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Final Friday Session
July 15, 2012 01:32 PM PDT
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As a result of much-needed streamlining of the programming schedule at WTJU, after 33 years of broadcasting at 2PM, we're moving to Saturdays at noon.
It's a bittersweet thing: we've kicked off the weekend for so long, it's part of eveyone's DNA. But... we're team players, too.

Nothing with change: still the same mix of deep-cut ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and appropriate world rhythms... just a different day.

 

    1.    "S-90 Skank" - Big Youth/Augustus Pablo/Keith Hudson - Tougher Than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music [Mango]
    2.    "Tighten Up" - the Upsetters - Tighten Up Vol 1 & 2 [Trojan]
    3.    "Turn Me Loose" - the Meditations - Deeper Roots [Heartbeat]
    4.    "Revelation Time" - Dr. Mooch - Safari [Mwandi Creations]
    5.    "Rise & Shine" - Peter Broggs - Rise & Shine [RAS]
    6.    "Soul Limbo" - Byron Lee & the Dragonnaires - Tighten Up Vol 1 & 2 [Trojan]
    7.    "I'm Still In Love With You" - Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You [Heartbeat]
    8.    "Ghetto Gone Uptown" - Archives - Archives [ESL]
    9.    "Reggae Pension" - Easy Star All Stars - First Light [Easy Star]
    10.    "I Man Bitter" - Pluto Shervington - Reggae Classics [DCC]
    11.    "My Number One" - Gregory Isaacs - ...Ultimate Collection [Hip-O]
    12.    "Dub A De Number One" - Gregory Isaacs - Dub A De Number One [Heartbeat]
    13.    "Downpresser Man" - Peter Tosh - Equal Rights [Columbia]
    14.    "Triangle" - Skatalites
    15.    "Tar Hani" - Bombino - Agadez
    16.    "Is This Correct?" - Archives - Archives [ESL]
    17.    "This Is Soul!" - Pioneers with Lynn Taitt
    18.    "Traditions" - Hammond Eggs - ...Beat Of 1976
    19.    "We've Got Love" - Freddie McGregor - Zion Chant [Heartbeat]
    20.    "Why Can't We Live Together?" - Archives - Archives [ESL]
    21.    "One Drop" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival [Tuff Gong]
    22.    "Never Give Up My Pride" - Luciano - Messenger
    23.    "Your House" - Steel Pulse - True Democracy [Rhino]
    24.    "S.W.A.L.K." - Mikey Dread - Best Sellers [Rykodisc]

Nuff Tappa Zukie
June 06, 2012 03:04 AM PDT

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots Of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"Rock Steady" - Alton Ellis - Sounds And Pressure [Rhino]
"Silver Words" - Ken Boothe - Reggae Classics [DCC]
"Pretty Looks Isn't All" - Heptones - Respect To Studio One [Heartbeat]
"Natty Champion" - Prince Far I - Sucker Punch [Trojan]
"Throne Of Justice" - Ethiopians - Derrick Harriott: Riding The Musical Chariot [Heartbeat]
"Stealing" - Max Romeo - War Inna Babylon [Mango]
"79 Rock" - the Revolutionaries - Babylon Central [ESL]
"The Bend" - the Black Seeds - Dust And Dirt [Easy Star]
"Survive" - Garrison Hawk - Survive [MOD]
"Ways & Means" - the Green - Ways & Means [Easy Star]
"Flaximus" - Brownout - Oozy [Nat Geo Music]
"MPLA" - Tappa Zukie - From The Archives [RAS]
"Sata Mass Gona" - Tappa Zukie - Deep Roots [RAS]
"By The Sweat Of Your Brow" - Heptones - World Crisis [RAS]
"Morgan The Pirate" - Mighty Diamonds - 12" [STARS]
"Chalis To Chalis" - Tappa Zukie - From The Archives [RAS]
"Freedom Dub" - the Upsetters - Trojan Dub Box Set [Trojan]
"Black Rose" - Culture - Trod On [Heartbeat]
"Herbsman Hustling" - Sugar Minott - Herbsman Hustling [Heartbeat]
"Red Eyes" - Israel Vibration - Skelly Vibes [RAS]
"24 Hours A Day" - Hugh Mundell - 45RPM [Jah Guidance]
"Black Ash" - Sly & the Revolutionaries - Trojan Dub Box Set [Trojan]
"Sitting In The Park" - Hortense Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You [Heartbeat]
"Time Has Come" - Slim Smith - This Is Reggae Music: The Golden Era [Trojan]

Graduation In Zion
May 19, 2012 11:52 AM PDT

"Get On Up" - The Creations - Get On Up: Joe Gibbs Rocksteady 1967-68 [Trojan]
"Z-90" - Trinity - Shanty Town Determination [Blood and Fire]
"Want Some Freedom" - African Brothers - Want Some Freedom [Easy Star]
"Graduation In Zion" - Kiddus I - Rocking Rebel [MVD Audio]

"Pippy Pip" - The Black Seeds - Dust And Dirt [Easy Star]
"Open My Eyes" - Soldiers Of Jah Army - Get Wiser [SOJA]
"Wide Open" - The Black Seeds - Dust And Dirt [Easy Star]
"Dub Investigator" - King Tubby & Friends - Dub Like Dirt [Blood and Fire]


"Sleepwalk" - Guano Boys - Guano Happens [Rippin Records]
"'Tis A Shame" - Dub Nation - Rising Force For Change [Epiphany]
"The Sufferer" - the Aggrolites - IV [Hellcat]
"Country Roads" - Toots & the Maytals - Reggae Greats [Mango]
"I Won't Lie" - Brownout - Oozy [Nat Geo Music]
"Beat Them In Dub" - King Tubby & Friends - Dub Like Dirt [Blood and Fire]


"Dis Poem Burns Babylon" - Mutabaruka/DJ Spooky - Creation Rebel
"Every Man Ought To Know" - Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate [Blood and Fire]
"Food Clothes And Shelter" - Misty In Roots - Jah Sees... Jah Knows [Recall]
"Dreadlocks In Moonlight" - Lee Perry - Countryman [Mango]
"Jolly Joseph" - Jacob Miller - MIxed Up Moods [Top Ranking International]
"Starring Dub" - Dub Specialist - DUB [Heartbeat]
"Ramble" - Rico - Countryman [Mango]


"Left With A Broken Heart" - Paragons - Trojan Lovers Box Set [Trojan]
"Girl You Cold" - Hopeton & Lewis - 45RPM [Studio One]
"Kingston Town" - Lord Creator - Trojan Originals Box Set [Trojan]
"Silly Wasn't I?" - Sharon Forrester - Trojan Lovers Box Set [Trojan]
"Love Don't Love Nobody" - Ken Boothe - Trojan Singles Box Set [Trojan]
"Tommy's Rock Steady" - Tommny McCook - Greatest Jamaican Beat: Rock Steady [Treasure Isle]
"Triangle Version" - Skatalites/Lester Sterling - 12" 45RPM [Deep Groove]

24 Hours A Day
May 13, 2012 04:19 PM PDT

"Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino]
"Jah Music" - Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking [Virgin]
"Dust And Dirt" - Black Seeds - Dust And Dirt [Easy Star]
"Dawn Is Breaking" - Dry & Heavy - Full Contact [BSI Records]
"Top Ranking" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival [Island/Tuff Gong]
"The West" - Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking [Virgin]
"Dance Pon Your Corner" - Brent Dowe - 45RPM [Sky Note]


"I Won't Lie" - Brownout - Oozy [Nat Geo Music]
"The Bend" - Black Seeds - Dirt & Dust [Easy Star]
"Survive" - Garrison Hawk - Survive [MOD]
"Love Is Overdue" - Gregory Isaacs - ...Ulitmate Collection [Hip-O]
"24 Hours A Day" - Hugh Mundell - 45RPM [Jah Guidance]


"My Boy Lollipop" - Millie Small - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Israelites" - Desmond Dekker - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"First Cut Is The Deepest" - Norma Fraser - Studio One Soul [Soul Jazz]
"Queen Majesty" - the Techniques - Tougher Than Tough [Mango]
"Can I Change My Mind" - Alton Ellis - Best of Studio One [Hearbeat]
"Hold Me Tight" - Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]
"Time Is Tight" - Sound Dimension - Studio One Soul [Soul Jazz]


"No One Can Stop Us Now" - Willie Williams - Studio One Soul [Soul Jazz]
"Catfish John" - Toots Hibbert - Fire On The Mountain [Pow Wow]
"Montego Bay" - Freddie Notes & the Rudies - Trojan Originals Box Set [Trojan]
"Napoleon Solo" - Lynn Taitt & the Jets - Hold Me Tight [Trojan]

Run For Cover!
May 06, 2012 08:00 AM PDT

My contribution to the 2012 WTJU Folk Marathon Fund-Raiser, this Friday (4th): two hours of international hits versioned JA-style... and concluding with those hits that Jamaica exported to the World.

Included in the podcast: all of the pitching for pledges. When is it not a good time to represent the best radio there is, and spread the word?

Brass In The Place
April 18, 2012 05:38 PM PDT
Warts and all... I'm uploading this excellent afternoon of live music. Raya Brass Band is ROOTS.
The People's Court?
March 31, 2012 07:39 AM PDT
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Bye-bye, Health Care initiative.

 

"Z-90" - Trinity - Shanty Town Determination [Blood and Fire]
"Natural Mystic" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Countryman (soundtrack) [Island]
"Worth His Weight In Gold" - Steel Pulse - True Democracy [Rhino]
"Try That Way" - Midnite - Kings Bell [Andrew Bassie Records]
"I've Got Soul" - Carlton & the Shoes - Creation Rockers [Trojan]
"Single Player" - Super Hi-Fi - 45RPM [Electric Cowbell]
"Copper Bullet" - Fatman Riddim Section - Heavyweight Dub/Killer Dub [Blood and Fire]


"People's Court" - Mutabaruka - Blakk Wi Blak...k...k [Shanachie]
"The Law" - Andy Capp
"Vanity" - John Brown's Body - All Time [I-Town]
"Wailin' For Justice" - Robert Marcey & Aston "Familyman" Barrett - Wailin' For Justice [Dread-I]
"Equal Rights" - Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
"Get My Bruce Lee On" - Illuminati Congo - All Eye See [Nyah Banga Records]
"Natty Dread Kung Fu" - Dub Funk Association - Roots Of Dub Funk [Tanty]


"Tide Is Green" - Floating Action
"Traveling Man" - Techniques - Reggaemania [Milan]
"Pretty Looks Isn't All" - Heptones - New And Old Sounds [EMI]
"You Never Miss Your Water" - Derrick Morgan & Patsy - I Am The Ruler [Trojan]
"Waste My Time" - Boss 501 - In The Groove [Boss 501]
"Do The Reload" - Rico Rodriguez - JAMA
"Crawling From The Roots" - Earlyworm

 
"Fullness" - Positive Collective - MP3
"We Will Begin" - Super Hi-Fi - 45RPM [Electric Cowbell]
"Rasta Alchemist" - Positive Collective
"Ship Is Sailing" - Jimmy Cliff - Sacred Fire
"Slow, Slow Ska" - the Zodiacs - 45RPM [Four Kings]
"Armagideon Time" - the Clash - Clash OnN Broadway [Epic]
"Triangle Version" - Skatalites

African Tightrope
March 25, 2012 03:59 PM PDT
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(I'm back. I was never "gone" from the broadcast... but, it's been "interesting") It's the hot-hot season in Africa... tension and violence is bubbling up. But, the music tells a different story. "Sounds And Pressure" - Hopeton Lewis - Roots OF Reggae: Rock Steady [Rhino] "Hawks Theme" - Aston "Familyman" Barrett - Macca Dub [Clocktower] "Africa Unite" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival [Tuff Gong] "Barra" - Manjul - Jahtiguiya [Discograph] "Africans Unite" - Baaba Mal/Luciano - Nomad Soul [Island] "Mike-O-Lete" - Aston "Familyman" Barrett - Macca Dub [Clocktower] "Imdiwan Ma Tenam" - Tinarwen - Tassili [Anti-] "Monounion Fate" - Dreadlam Fallou "Ngoma Ngairire" - Robson Band & the Black Eagles - Jit (soundtrack) [Earthworks] "Strong Will" - Midnite Band with Youssoupha Sidibe - For All [Sacred Sounds] "Mituna" - Eric Kototanjah - Mituna [DOM] "Simmer Down" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - One Love From Studio One [Heartbeat] "That's The Way You Like It" - the Overtakers - 45RPM [Amalgamated] "Tighten Up" - the Untouchables - Trojan Explosion [MOJO] "Bongo Red" - the Gladiators - Gladiators Studio One Singles [Heartbeat] "Forward Up" - Brent Dowe - The Reggae Train [Heartbeat] "Holy Ground" - Maytones - Holy Ground: Alvn Ranglin's GG Records [Heartbeat] "Bradsta Dub" - Aston "Familyman" Barrett - Macca Dub [Clocktower] "Legalize Collie Herb/Legal Dub" - Black Slate - Rasta Festival [Alligator] "Every Man Ought To Know" - Max Romeo - Open The Iron Gate [Blood and Fire] "Deliver Me From My Enemies" - Yabby You - Babylon (soundtrack) [Chrysalis] "The Village" - Gregory Isaacs - Reggae Legends III [Rohit] "Addis Ababba" - Culture - One Stone [Sanctuary] "Stardust" - Rico Rodriguez - Reggae Jazz Attack [Charly] "Come With Me" - Sonia Spence - Reggae Songbirds [Heartbeat]
A tribute to Bob... and Lover's Rock Hearts for Valentine's Day
February 11, 2012 07:04 AM PST
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"Get On Up" - the Creations - Get On UP! [Trojan]
"Marley Mix-Up" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - 12" 45 [Tuff Gong]
"Fling It Gimme" - Gladiators - Studio One Singles [Heartbeat]
"Nice Time" - the Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island/Tuff Gong]
"Fire Coal Version" - Sound Dimension - Version Dread [Heartbeat]

"Size It Up" - Murphy's Kids - The Anthemic Pandemic [Community Records]
"Mentality" - Soldiers Of Jah Army - Strength To Survive [Easy Star]
"Sending Flowers" - Marty Dread/Pluto Shervington - It Sometimes Rains In Paradise [Five Corners Music]
"What Dem Know" - Robert Marcey & Familyman Barrett - Wailin' For Justice [Dread I]
"Mad World" - the Georgetown Orbits - Super Sonic [Ready To Launch Records]

"One Drop" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Survival [Island]
"One Dub" - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Songs Of Freedom [Island/Tuff Gong]
"Navarone" - Soul Syndicate - Friends And Family [Epiphany]
"Love The Rain" - Toots - ...In Memphis [Mango]
"This Woman" - Desmond Dekker - Rockin' Steady [Rhino]
"That Girl" - David & Ansel - Double Barrel [RAS]

"Come On Little Girl" - the Melodians - Treasure Isle Showtime [Heartbeat]
"Private Beach Party" - Gregory Isaacs - Private Beach Party [RAS]
"In Paradise" - Jackie Edwards & Julie Anne - Tighten Up! Vols 5 & 6 [Trojan]
"Have You Seen Her" - Derrick Harriott - Trojan Lovers Box [Trojan]
"This Is Soul" - The Pioneers & Lyn Taitt & The Jets - Get On Up! [Trojan]

"Queen Majesty" - Techniques - Duke Reid's Treasure Chest [Heartbeat]
"Ba Ba Boom" - the Jamaicans - Ba Ba Boom [Trojan]
"Lesson Of Love" - the Uniques - Best of 1967-69 [Trojan]

Master Mixer's February Fix
February 07, 2012 02:51 AM PST
"EARTH ANGEL" - Tony Curtis - EARTH ANGEL [VP] "TO SIR WITH LOVE" - Dawn Penn - LEE'S GOLD [ATTACK RECORDS] "PEOPLE GET READY" - Slim Smith - LEE'S GOLD [ATTACK RECORDS] "CONSIDER ME" - Glen Washington - GLEN And FRIENDS [VP] "TALKING LOVE" - John Holt - THE TIDE IS HIGH [VP] "WHEN MY EYES CAN'T SEE" - John Holt - 1000 VOLTS [TROJAN] "SIXTEEN" - Heptones - FATTIE FATTIE [STUDIO ONE] "CRYING OVER YOU" - Ken Boothe - LOVE IS THE ULTIMATE [VP] "SONG OF THE SWALLOW" - Ken Boothe - LOVE IS THE ULTIMATE [VP] "THE TRAIN IS COMING" - Ken Boothe - A MAN AND HIS HITS [VP] "CARPENTER" - John Holt - THE TIDE IS HIGH [VP] "SILVER-BIRD" - Paragons - PARAGONS [STUDIO ONE] "DON'T TOUCH ME" - Nicky Thomas - DON'T TOUCH ME [JOE GIBBS] "GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN" - Nicky Thomas - IMAGES OF YOU [TROJAN] "HAVE A LITTLE FAITH" - Nicky Thomas - IMAGES OF YOU [TROJAN] "IF I HAD A HAMMER" - Nicky Thomas - IMAGES OF YOU [TROJAN] "DREAMLAND" - Marcia Griffiths - DREAMLAND [STUDIO ONE] "UMBRELLA" - Sylvia Tella - FROM R&B TO REGGAE [COUSINS RECORDS] "MARK MY WORD" - Marcia Griffiths - DREAMLAND [STUDIO ONE] "GHETTO QUEEN" - John Holt - REGGAE MAX [JET STAR] "HERE I COME" - John Holt - REGGAE MAX [JET STAR] "CAN I CHANGE" - John Holt - 2000 VOLTS [TROJAN] "IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU" - Sanchez - YOUR LOVE [VP] "DON'T GO" - Etana - SONGS FOR REGGAE LOVERS [GREENSLEEVES]

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