4/26/2012 African Rhythms

 

Jamaica became an independent country in 1962 and for the past 50 years has been an international musical powerhouse, moving from ska to rock steady to reggae, roots and dancehall and beyond. General Moses (Legends of Ska) joined Brad Wrolstad on this week’s African Rhythms for a two hour survey of the evolution of Jamaican music featuring cuts from Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, The Ethiopians, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Black Uhuru, Jacob Miller and a host of others.


Playlist Tracks: 
Lord Lebby - Sweet Jamaica
Album: Dip & Fall Back: Classic Jamaican Mento; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - Phoenix City
Album: Phoenix City: History of the World's Greatest Ska; Label: Trojan
Lynn Taitt & the Baba Brooks Band - Magnificent Ska
Album: Ska After Ska After Ska; Label: Heartbeat
Alton Ellis - Dance Crasher
Album: Be True to Yourself; Label: Trojan
Derrick Morgan - Tougher Than Tough
Album: Rare & Unreleased Original 1960s Ska; Label: Erni
Prince Buster - Buster's Shack
Album: 7"; Label: Prince Buster
Prince Buster - Too Hot
Album: 7"; Label: Prince Buster
The Ethiopians - Train to Skaville
Album: Let's Do Rocksteady; Label: Trojan
Toots & the Maytals - 54-46 That's My Number
Album: Let's Do Rocksteady; Label: Trojan
Ken Boothe - Say You
Album: Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady; Label: Rhino
Derrick Harriott - The Loser
Album: Trojan Rock Steady Box; Label: Trojan
Alton Ellis - Rock Steady
Album: Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady; Label: Rhino
The Jamaicans - Ba Ba Boom
Album: Trojan Rock Steady Box; Label: Trojan
Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Intensified '68
Album: Let's Do Rocksteady; Label: Trojan
Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
Album: Love Crisis; Label: Greensleeves
Freddie McGregor - Africa Here I Come
Album: Studio One Roots; Label: Soul Jazz
Burning Spear - The Invasion/Black Wa Da Da
Album: The Best of Burning Spear; Label: Island
Freddie McGregor - Joggin'
Album: Tougher Than Tough; Label: Mango
Gregory Isaacs - Sinner Man
Album: The Winner; Label: Trojan
The Gladiators - Jah Works
Album: Proverbial Reggae; Label: Front Line
The Wailers - Get Up, Stand Up
Album: Burnin'; Label: Island
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - Tired Fe Lick Weed In a Bush
Album: Forward Jah Jah Children; Label: Trojan
The Viceroys - Yah Oh Yah Oh
Album: King Jammy: A Man & his Music; Label: Ras
The Upsetters - Curly Dub
Album: Super Ape; Label: Island
Jimmy Cliff - Guns of Brixton
Album: 7"; Label: Collective Sounds
Barrington Levy - Good Loving
Album: Teach The Youth; Label: 17 North Parade
Program: 
Air Date: 
April 26, 2012