2/27/2013 Echo Chamber

 

To culminate Black History Month, the Echo Chamber presented "A Short History of Reggae - from Jamaica to the World". We started things off with Etana's homage to "Reggae"; then a  short mento track (the Jamaican equivalent to calypso); and then right into the classic "Oh Carolina" by the Folkes Brothers, and produced by the great Prince Buster; followed by a Nyahbingi classic from Count Ossie. Now that the stage was set, we moved headlong into some great ska, rocksteady, and roots reggae from Bob Marley & The Wailers, Don Drummond, Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, The Melodians, Sound Dimension, Peter Tosh, Jennifer Lara, King Tubby, The Skatalites, Junior Murvin, Bim Sherman, Black Uhuru, and Yellowman. From Jamaica we moved out to the rest of the world and hit tracks from Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, Mad Professor, Dub Syndicate, Citizen Sound ("Reggae Is Her Name" feat. Blessed), 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Pale Rider, and Gato Negro. For the second half of the show, DJ Baby Swiss traveled back to JA and covered Third World, George Nooks & Welton Irie (part of a Joe Gibbs Discomix Showcase set), I-Roy (the middle cut of a "Do Your Thing" riddim mix bookended by The Chosen Few version of the Isaac Hayes song and The Crystalites' Nyabinghi-fied instrumental), Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Monty Morris, Phyllis Dillon, Jackie Mittoo, Scientist, Marcia Griffiths, and more. Finally, back to the wider world with tunes from Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and fellow Twin Citians Dub Sack.  A very nice taste of the history of Reggae music!  

Playlist Tracks: 
Etana - Reggae
Album: cd single; Label: VP Records
(unknown artists) - Mango Time
Album: Caribbean Island Music [various artists]; Label: Nonesuch
Folkes Bros. - Oh Carolina
Album: 45; Label: Blue Beat
Count Ossie - Herb I Feel
Album: 45; Label: Moodisc
The Wailers - Simmer Down
Album: One Love at Studio One; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Don Drummond - Man in the Street
Album: In Memory of...; Label: Studio 1
Desmond Dekker - Israelites
Album: The Harder They Come [soundtrack - various artists]; Label: Island
Burning Spear - Foggy Road
Album: Creation Rebel; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Brentford Road All Stars - Throw Me Corn
Album: Downbeat the Ruler [various artists]; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Sound Dimension - Version Dread
Album: Version Dread; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
Album: The Story of Jamaican Music (4-CD set) [various artists]; Label: Island
Dennis Brown - Created by the Father
Album: When Rhythm was King; Label: Heartbeat/Studio 1
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Natural Mystic
Album: Natural Mystic; Label: Island/Tuff Gong
Jennifer Lara - (most of) Natural Mystic
Album: 12"; Label: Studio 1
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Album: Legalize It; Label: Columbia
King Tubby - Straight to Trojan Head
Album: King Tubby's Special; Label: Trojan
King Tubby - Straight to the Boy Niney Head
Album: King Tubby's Special; Label: Trojan
The Skatalites - The Master's Call
Album: Rolling Steady; Label: motion
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves
Album: Police and Thieves; Label: Island
Culture - Two Sevens Clash
Album: Two Sevens Clash; Label: JGM
Bim Sherman - 10,000 Ethiopians
Album: Love Forever; Label: Century/EFA
Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Album: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; Label: Virgin
Bim Sherman - Danger
Album: Love Forever; Label: Century/EFA
Yellowman - Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Album: 12"; Label: Greensleeves
Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock
Album: Cocody Rock; Label: VP
Lucky Dube - The Way It Is
Album: The Way It Is; Label: Shanachie
Mad Professor - Fast Forward into Dub
Album: The Inspirational Sounds of Mad Professor; Label: Ariwa/Universal Egg
Dub Syndicate - Drainpipe Rats
Album: One Way System; Label: Danceteria/ROIR
Citizen Sound (aka Aram Scaram) - Reggae Is Her Name (ft. Blessed)
Album: Citizen Sound; Label: self release
10 Ft. Ganja Plant - Invincible Butcher
Album: 10 Deadly Shots vol. 2; Label: ROIR
Pale Rider - Dressing Dub
Album: Listen Keenly; Label: Cassava Outernational
Pale Rider - Volcano
Album: Listen Keenly; Label: Cassava Outernational
Gato Negro - Wake Up
Album: Vital Force Dub; Label: ROIR
Third World - Love is Out to Get You
Album: 12"; Label: Columbia
Ruddy Thomas & Welton Irie - Shake Your Body Down To the Ground
Album: Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase vol. 4; Label: 17 North Parade/JGM
Derrick Lara & Trinity - Don't Stop 'til you Get Enough
Album: Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase vol. 4; Label: 17 North Parade/JGM
George Nooks & Welton Irie - Riding for a Fall/Gi Me One A Fi Yuh Girl Friend
Album: Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase vol. 1; Label: 17 North Parade/JGM
George Nooks & Prince Weedy - Tribal War/Jah Did It
Album: Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase vol. 2; Label: 17 North Parade/JGM
The Chosen Few - Do Your Thing
Album: Derrick Harriott & Friends - Step Softly; Label: Trojan
I-Roy - Tougher than Tough
Album: Derrick Harriott & Friends - Step Softly; Label: Trojan
The Crystalites - Tougher Version
Album: Derrick Harriott & Friends - Step Softly; Label: Trojan
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Uncle Sam
Album: Run Rhythm Run [various artists]; Label: Heartbeat/Treasure Isle
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Caught You
Album: Run Rhythm Run [various artists]; Label: Heartbeat/Treasure Isle
Jackie Mittoo - These Eyes
Album: 12"; Label: Black Roots/Rough Trade
Phyllis Dillon - Nice Time
Album: Come Rock With Me in Jamaica [various artists]; Label: Treasure Isle
Ernie Freeman - Live It Up
Album: 45; Label: Imperial
The Skatalites - Beardman Ska ("Live It Up")
Album: Best of...; Label: Studio 1
Bob Andy - Stay in my Lonely Arms (feat. Marcia Griffiths)
Album: Bob Andy's Song Book; Label: Studio 1
Ken Boothe - Give Me Back My Heart
Album: Mr. Rock Steady; Label: Studio 1
Joya Landis - Kansas City
Album: Here Comes the Duke [various artists]; Label: Treasure Isle
Eric "Monty" Morris - If I Didn't Love You
Album: 45; Label: Treasure Isle
Dennis Alcapone - No. 1 Station
Album: Dennis Alcapone ft. Lizzy - Ba-Ba-Ri-Ba Skank; Label: Treasure Isle
Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
Album: ...at Studio One; Label: Studio 1
Scientist - East of Scientist Corner (2 Pieces)
Album: Scientific Dub; Label: Clocktower
Winston Edwards & Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell - Downing St. Rock
Album: Winston Edwards & Blackbeard at 10 Downing Street; Label: Celluloid
Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell - Electrocharge
Album: I Wah Dub; Label: More Cut/EMI
Minneapolis Dub Ensemble - Revolution Dub
Album: download; Label: band's myspace.com page
Dub Sack - Dub (Stepchild)
Album: download; Label: band's myspace.com page
Program: 
Air Date: 
February 27, 2013

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