Episode #497 – New to me LPs from Cheese and Beer Land

(N) = Artist's debut on the program

NORMAL THURSDAY!! Back to our wonderful eclectic mix of great, Christ-honoring “home grown” music! Also debuting Hailey D and Dan & Sandy Adler’s Acoustic Light!

Music from Kenya, Spain, Lebanon, Mali, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire, Zanzibar, and more!

Hosted by Miguel Vargas y Rudedawg Aguilar

Another show alll over the map…with lots of new, lots of old, and even an excerpt from a radio show done by Sherwood & Pinch on the BBC. Started off with the new double-CD dub collection “International Dubsters United” on Boom One with the Riverside Rockers. Followed up with new releases from Xana Romeo (yes, Max’s daughter), Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal, Kandee, L&S SymfHoney, Bryan Art, Celt islam, Don Fe, Beam Up, Jah Bless, Dub Syndicate, Leilani Wolfgramm, and Black Roots. Also new tonight was the comprehensive Yabby You “Dread Prophecy” 3-CD box set on Shanachie Records.

In the last hour, DJ Baby Swiss selected “The Evolution of Jamaican Rhythm,” winding his way from the boogie shuffle of Owen Gray’s “Mash It!” (parts 1 & 2 issued as one track for the first time ever on Trojan’s 3cd Jamaican R&B box set; it had started life as two sides of a 45), through Skatalites and Silvertones ska cuts, Lyn Taitt evolving ska into rocksteady, a couple of U-Roy classics including his toast on the Paragons’ “On the Beach,” early reggae in the form of Bob Marley’s Lee Perry-produced “Kaya” (versions 1 and 2), an Augustus Pablo/King Tubby mini-set, a Joe Gibbs reggae “showcase” discomix (a song, segued into a version on the same riddim track), some Sly & Robbie, and lastly Niney the Observer dubbing The Heptones to wind things up. Swiss had to chat ‘pon dat last one; showtime was running out.