10/3/2012 Echo Chamber

 

Tonight as part of the KFAI fall 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 fitting right in is the Trojan Records "western reggae" compilationThe Big Gundown. More great stuff, including: the excellent new "Return of Gringo" album from Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hi-Fi; Vincenzo Cipollone ("Far West" album); Space Monkeys vs. Gorillaz ("Clint Eastwood"); Clint Eastwood & General Saint; Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (covering the Clash's "Magnificent Seven"); Guvna (with "Fistful of Dub"); Tommy McCook & the Skatalites; Boomski (with "Bad Horsie" from the Dubbhism album "She Was A Rough Rider"); Lloyd Charmers; The Specials; Pale Rider; "Double Barrel", both the original from Dave & Ansel Collins, plus Bad Manners' cover; and so much more...including tons of soundbytes from the movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly". Heck we even included the main title music from the classic Blazing Saddles movie from Mel Brooks!

Playlist Tracks: 
Sir Lord Comic & Upsetters - Django Shoots First
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (main title)
Album: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (movie soundtrack); Label: Capitol
Roots Control - Theme from Dread Western
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
King Stitt - Lee Van Cleef
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Lee Perry & the Upsetters - Clint Eastwood
Album: The Big Gundown [various artists]; Label: Trojan
Space Monkeys vs. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Album: Laika Come Home; Label: EMI
Prince Fatty meets Mutant Hi-Fi - Transistor Cowboy
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Vincenzo Cipollone - Call of the Cowboy
Album: Far West; Label: Soul Love
Roots Control - For A Few Dubs More
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
The Divine Sham - How the West was Won
Album: Devil's Rope; Label: High Noon
Ennio Morricone - Grandino e Piccolone
Album: Western Quintet; Label: DRG
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - Magnificent Seven
Album: The Clashification of Dub; Label: Echo Beach
The Upsetters - High Plains Drifter
Album: High Plains Drifter; Label: Pressure Sounds
Sly & Robbie - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Album: Mambo Taxi; Label: Island
The Scofflaws - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Album: Record of Convictions; Label: Moon Ska
Yabass Yaba Radics - Train to the Plain Version
Album: Slip n' Slide; Label: Springline
Up Bustle & Out - Cumbion Mountain
Album: Mexican Sessions; Label: Collision
Prince Fatty meets Mutant Hi-Fi - The Good, The Vlad & The Ugly
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Tommy McCook & the Skatalites - Trotting In
Album: Tribute to Tommy; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Guvna - Fistful of Dub
Album: The Guvna Dub Sessions; Label: Ropeadope Digital
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Another One Bites the Dust
Album: From Bubplate to Download [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
The Hippy Boys - Death Rides a Horse
Album: The Big Gundown; Label: Trojan
The Specials - Guns of Navarone
Album: 45; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
Ennio Morricone - Piu Delle Valchirie
Album: Westrern Quintet; Label: DRG
Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel
Album: Double Barrel; Label: Big Tree
The Specials - Double Barrel
Album: Conquering Ruler; Label: Trojan
Scientist - Gunshot
Album: Dubbin' With Horns; Label: Burning Sounds
Ennio Morricone - El Treno Militare
Album: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (movie soundtrack); Label: Capitol
Version Big-Fi - This Is the Law
Album: digital single; Label: Dubtronic Records
Hugo Montenegro & Orchestra - Theme from A Fistful of Dollars
Album: Music from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (etc.); Label: RCA
Prince Fatty meets Mutant Hi-Fi - Wear the Black Hat (if the Black Hat Fits)
Album: Return of Gringo; Label: Mr. Bongo
Boomski - Bad Horsie (Green Valley Riddim)
Album: She Was A Rough Rider; Label: Dubbhism
The Crystalites - The Bad
Album: Thee Big Gun Down [various artists]; Label: Trojan
The Aggrovators - Riding West
Album: Instrumental Reggae; Label: RAS
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - El Paso
Album: Nitro; Label: Echo Beach
Frankie Laine - Blazing Saddles (main title)
Album: Blazing Saddles.(movie soundtrack); Label: WB
Roots Control - High Plains Drifter
Album: Dread Western; Label: Wordsound
Floyd Lloyd - Western Special
Album: Tear It Up: The SKA Album; Label: Tuff Gong/Lightyear
Pale Rider - Hustling
Album: Listen Keenly; Label: Cassava Outernational
Tommy McCook - Bad Cow Skank
Album: Real Cool anthology; Label: Trojan
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop Jack
Album: Stop That Train; Label: Greensleeves
The Selecter - The Liquidator
Album: Trojan Songbook vol. 2; Label: Trojan
Anna Calvi - Rider to the Sea
Album: Anna Calvi; Label: Domino
Bounty Killer (remixed by DJ Monk) - How The West was Won (Jungle)
Album: Ragga Jungle Anthems vol. 1 [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
Josey Wales, Beenie Man & Ini Kamoze - Build Me 3 Coffins
Album: Ragga Jungle Dubs [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
Carlos Malcolm & his Afro-Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska
Album: The Royal Ska anth.; Label: Jamaican Gold
Deal's Gone Bad - Rough and Ready
Album: The Ramblers; Label: Megalith/Jump Up
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars and Bonds ( ...as in James Bonds!)
Album: 45; Label: Bullet
Sir Harry - Hee Cup
Album: 45; Label: Crab
Jah Wobble - They Came with a Swagger
Album: English Roots Music; Label: 30 Hertz
Lyn Taitt & the Jets - I Am The Upsetter
Album: Hold Me Tight anthology; Label: Trojan
Lyn Taitt & the Jets - Adam-12 (hey, late-'60s LA is still out West, last I checked!)
Album: Hold Me Tight anthology; Label: Trojan
Michael Prophet - Gunman
Album: 12"; Label: Greensleeves
Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang (" ...she shot me down... ")
Album: Trojan Sixties (3CD box set); Label: Trojan
The Pioneers - Battle of the Giants
Album: Let Your Yeah Be Yeah anth.; Label: Trojan
Noel Brown - By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Album: Trojan Sixties (3CD box set); Label: Trojan
Pale Rider - Wickedest Thing (feat. Mr. Easy)
Album: Listen Keenly; Label: Cassava Outernational
Monty Alexander - Cowboy Talk
Album: Caribbean Circle; Label: Chesky
Monty Alexander - Cowboy Ska Medley
Album: Caribbean Circle; Label: Chesky
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Last Bandolero
Album: Ska Me Crazy; Label: cutting edge/Cherry Red
Bad Manners - Double Barrel
Album: Rare and Fatty anth.; Label: Moon Ska
Mungo's Hi-Fi/Ragga Twins - Gun Down (Mungo's Hi-Fi re-fix)
Album: Clash of the Titans (Dubmatix & various); Label: grooveattack
Subatomic Sound - Happy and Deep Dark Dub
Album: Clash of the Titans (Dubmatix & various); Label: grooveattack
Program: 
Air Date: 
October 3, 2012

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