3/31/2010 Echo Chamber

 

Tonight as part of KFAI spring pledge drive we revisited a theme we have not done in awhile: A Fistful of Dub: A Dread Western Special. The Echo Chamber headed out to the wild, wild west! The anchors of the show (and the two items that were
the germ of the project) were Roots Control's fantastic Dread Western album (on Wordsound) and the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to the spaghetti western movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly". Also a chunk of the show comes from the Trojan Records "western reggae" compilation The Big Gundown. Finally, we included Brain Damage, Eek-a-Mouse, John Brown's Body (covering The Clash), Colourbox, Dub Spencer & Trance Hill, Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz, Sly & Robbie, All India Radio, Dave & Ansel Collins, Guvna Dub, Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin, Westbound Train, Tommy McCook, Deal's Gone Bad, Jackie Mittoo, The Drastics, Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, The Butlers, Rebelation, and Moon Hop. Oh yeah, we stretched the shoot-em-up theme a bit and included "Guns of Navarone" from the Skatalites...and Mitch Miller's movie soundtrack version! What a shoot-out!


Playlist Tracks: 
Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold
Album: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [soundtrack]; Label: Capitol
Roots Control - Theme from Dread Western
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
*Brain Damage - Smoke In Our Minds
Album: Burning Before Sunset; Label: Jarring Effects
Lee Perry the Upsetters - Clint Eastwood
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Album: Laika Come Home; Label: EMI
Roots Control - Great Train Robbery
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
Hugh Montenegro his Orch. - Aces High
Album: Music from The Good The Bad The Ugly; Label: RCA
Dub Spencer Trance Hill - El Paso
Album: Nitro; Label: ?
Sir Lord Comic the Upsetters - Django Shoots First
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
The Crystalites - Dollar A Head
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
The Aggrovators - Riding West
Album: Instrumental Reggae; Label: ?
John Brown's Body - Bankrobber
Album: Shatter the Hotel; Label: Mojo Brand Records
Colourbox - Looks Like We're Shy One Horse
Album: Colourbox; Label: 4AD
Ennio Morricone rmx. by Shrift - Goodbye Colonel (from For A Few Dollars More
Album: Cinematic: Classic Film Music Remixed [various artists]; Label: 6°
Rupie Edwards/Bill Laswell - Buckshot Dub (remix by Bill Laswell)
Album: Dub Massive; Label: Trojan
Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly [Main Theme]
Album: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [soundtrack]; Label: Capitol
Sly Robbie - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Theme
Album: Mambo Taxi; Label: Island
Eek-a-Mouse - Posse
Album: The Very Best of Eek-a-Mouse V.2; Label: Shanachie
Guvna Dub - Fistful of Dub
Album: The Guvna Dub Sessions; Label: Ropeadope Digital
Tommy McCook - Trotting In
Album: The Best of Tommy McCook the Skatalites; Label: Studio 1 / Heartbeat
The Upsetters - For a Few Dollars More
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Roy Richards - Death Rides a Horse
Album: Hard Time / Death Rides A Horse (7); Label: Crab
All India Radio - Holy Cowboys
Album: All India Radio; Label: Inevitable
Dave Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
Album: Double Barrel; Label: RAS Records
Monty Alexander Ernest Ranglin - Double Barrel
Album: Rocksteady; Label: Telarc Jazz
Roots Control - For a Few Dubs More
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
King Stitt - The Ugly One (aka Lee Van Cleef)
Album: Trojan Mod Reggae Box Set; Label: Ttrojan
Ennio Morricone - The Desert
Album: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [soundtrack]; Label: Capitol
Lloyd Charmers the Hippy Boys - Vengeance
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Moon Hop - Western
Album: Welcome Back to the Moon; Label: Patate
Jackie Mittoo - West of the Sun
Album: Tribute to Jackie Mittoo; Label: Heartbeat
Mitch Miller the Sing Along Chorus - Guns of Navarone
Album: Guns of Navarone [movie soundtrack]; Label: Columbia
Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
Album: Guns of Navarone [single]; Label: Island
Westbound Train - The Passage
Album: Come and Get It; Label: Hellcat
Rebelation - High Noon
Album: State of the Union; Label: Do The Dog
Mutant Frogs - Cowfrog
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: IMT-Skankworks
Deal's Gone Bad - Hang 'em High (DGB original song!)
Album: Longest Happy Hour; Label: Jump Up!
The Butlers - Hang 'em High
Album: Wanja's Choice; Label: Grover
Jackie Mittoo - Hang 'em High
Album: Studio One Funk [various artists]; Label: Studio 1 / Soul Jazz
The Drastics - Wild Bunch
Album: Premonition; Label: Jump Up!
Mutant Frogs - Agave Dub
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: IMT-Skankworks
Carlos Malcolm his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska
Album: The Royal Ska; Label: Jamaican Gold
Program: 
Air Date: 
March 31, 2010

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