4/23/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

 

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Echo Chamber presented the annual "WORD BEAT I POWA" dub poetry/poetry/spoken word special last night. Special items include a street poet (Vernon Patterson) reciting a poem on the street; a special dubplate from our friend Eggblood; and Dr. StrangeDub's own "monkey-ized" mix of Mutabaruka's "The Monkey (Speaks His Mind)". Besides Muta, the dub poets included Linton Kwesi Johnson, Yasus Afari, Jazzmin Tutum, Jean Binta Breeze, Ras Takura, Desmond Faada Johnson, Haji Mike, Glenville Bryan (dub), Oku Onuora, Malachi Smith, and Spaceape (with Dub Gabriel).  More poetry, toasting, and spoken word from Jack Kerouac, JEN, Bill Laswell & Nicole Blackman, e.g. bailey, U-Roy, Paul Bowles, e.g. bailey, William S. Burroughs (with Dub Spencer & Trance Hill), Jah Wobble, I-Roy, Big Youth, Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Selecter, Prince Jazzbo, Brain Damage (ft. Suzanne Thoma), and more.  Oh yeah, and DJ Baby Swiss went a bit crazy and played a near half-hour piece from the incomparable Ken Nordine.

Playlist Tracks: 
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Dread Beat an' Blood
Album: Dread Beat an' Blood; Label: Virgin
Yasus Afari - Poetree Caan Nyam
Album: Public Secret; Label: Fox Fuse
Jazzmin Tutum - Dis Ya Time (ft. Madtone)
Album: Share the Flame; Label: Universal Egg
Mutabaruka - The Monkey (Dr. Strangedub mix)
Album: Life Squared; Label: Heartbeat
Jean Binta Breeze - Aid Travel with a Bomb
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power v.a.; Label: Heartbeat
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Bitch Dub (Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell)
Album: LKJ in Dub; Label: Island
(simultaneous w/ LKJ dub) Ras Takura - Food War (Poem)
Album: N/A - Live at Dis Poem Wordz Fest 2013; Label: N/A
Ras Takura & Mutabaruka - Muta intro @ Dis Poem 2013
Album: N/A; Label: .
Mutabaruka - Never Get Weary Dub
Album: Muta in Dub; Label: Lethal
Desmond Faada Johnson - Dem Days
Album: Pucko Music; Label: NML Music
Desmond Faada Johnson - Dem Days Dub
Album: Pucko Music; Label: NML Music
Rod Anton & the Ligerians - Griot's Dub
Album: Reasonin' in Dub; Label: Wall On Stage
Glenville Bryan - Blood Shout Dubin' (ecxerpt)
Album: Word Sound 'Ave Power v.a.; Label: Heartbeat
Dub Gabriel - Is This Revolution? (ft. Spaceape)
Album: Raggabass Resistance; Label: Destroy All Concepts
U-Roy - Too Much War
Album: Rock With I; Label: RAS
Big Youth - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Album: Tell It Black; Label: Snapper
*Eggblood - Sinking Further Into Addiction
Album: unreleased; Label: N/A
Oku Onuora - Defiance
Album: Dubbin' Away; Label: ROIR
Oku Onuora - Dub Out
Album: Dubbin' Away; Label: ROIR
Luz - Le Dit d'Amour Poeme (The Poem Speaks of Love)
Album: Le Dit d'Amour Poeme; Label: Jamendo
Miles Davis - Somethin' Else
Album: The Best of...; Label: Blue Note
Vernon Patterson - From Within (Poem)
Album: N/A - recorded on the street in Minneapolis; Label: N/A
Jack Kerouac - Abraham
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino
Jack Kerouac - Dave Brubeck
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino
Jack Kerouac - Deadbelly
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino
Kevin Purdy/Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Poet as an Acrobat
Album: unreleased demo; Label: N/A
Bill Laswell - Hashish Poem
Album: Hashisheen: the End of Law [various artists]; Label: Sub Rosa
Paul Bowles - Points in Time [reading]
Album: Baptism of Solitude; Label: Meta
Scratchylus/Sizzla/Empress Reggae - Our Story (Bobby Digital Mix)
Album: Reset the Mindset; Label: Scratchylus (self-release)
e.g. bailey - Afrika
Album: American Afrikan; Label: Tru Tuts/Speakeasy
Victor Rice & Rocker-T - I-Story Dub
Album: Dub Discoveries from Version City; Label: Stubborn Records
Haji Mike & Dub Caravan - Distrobushan
Album: Distrobushan EP; Label: dubcaravan.com (free download)
Brain Damage - Metroconversation (ft. Suzanne Thoma)
Album: Spoken Dub Manifesto; Label: Jarring Effects
*Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - Virus B-23 (Cities of the Red Night) ft. Wm. S. Burroughs
Album: William S. Burroughs in Dub; Label: Echo Beach
JEN meets Chin Chillaz - No Ordinary Life
Album: Comfy Dub [various artists]; Label: Tricornmusic
Malachi Smith - Psalm of Malachi
Album: Hail to Jamaica; Label: 4M
Bandulu Dub meets Alana & Haji Mike - Hate Breeds Hate
Album: N/A; Label: direct from artist
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Poetic Dub
Album: LKJ in Dub vol. 3; Label: LKJ
Aldubb - History (Beam Up Remix)
Album: Aldubb Reloaded; Label: One-Drop/MK Zwo
Mutabaruka - Dis Dub Neva Trouble U
Album: Muta in Dub; Label: Lethal
Jack Kerouac - Dave Brubeck
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino
Dave Brubeck - How High the Moon
Album: The Complete Octet Sessions; Label: Definitive
The Special AKA - Can't Get A Break (ft. Rhoda Dakar)
Album: The Compact 2Tone Story [various artists] 4cd box set; Label: Chrysalis/2Tone
The Selecter - 667 (Neighbor of the Beast)
Album: String Theory; Label: Vocaphone
Jah Wobble - Lonely London
Album: The Inspiration of William Blake; Label: Thirsty Ear/All Saints
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Inakaya (Japanese Food)
Album: Rise Again; Label: M.O.D. Technologies
Mutant Frogs - (most of) Agave Dub (bumper)
Album: It's One Of Ours; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Ken Nordine - Passion in the Desert (pt. 1)
Album: Passion in the Desert; Label: FM
Ken Nordine - Passion in the Desert (pt. 2)
Album: Passion in the Desert; Label: FM
I-Roy - Brother Toby is a Movie from London
Album: Dubble Attack [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
Two-Tone Club - Bub-K-Lewis (ft. King Stitt)
Album: Turn Off; Label: Production Speciales
Prince Jazzbo - Mr. Harry Skank
Album: Dubble Attack [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface
Album: Queen of Siam; Label: ZE/Atavistic
Mutant Frogs - (most of) Interstellar Teakettle (bumper)
Album: Echo Chamber - Around the World in Dub vol. 3 & 4 [various artists]; Label: Dan Dada
The English Beat - Psychedelic Rockers
Album: The Complete Beat (5cd box set); Label: Go Feet/SHOUT Factory
m-flo - Cosmic Night Run (ft. Nomiya Maki & Crazy Ken Band)
Album: AstroMantic; Label: Rhythm Zone
The Trojans - The Great British Spliff
Album: Wild & Free; Label: Gaz's Rockin'
The Paragons - (most of) On the Beach
Album: (U-Roy & various) Version Galore anthology; Label: Trojan
U-Roy & The Paragons - On the Beach
Album: (U-Roy & various) Version Galore anthology; Label: Trojan
U-Roy/Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - Your Ace from Space
Album: (U-Roy & various) Version Galore anthology; Label: Trojan
Lloyd Young - Butter Bread
Album: Dubble Attack [various artists]; Label: Greensleeves
Mutant Frogs - (most of) Hot Sand and Rolling Waves (bumper)
Album: "It's One Of Ours"; Label: Skankworks/IMT
Program: 
Air Date: 
April 23, 2014

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