Yellowman – “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” (1983)

August 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm (Jamaican Music, Reggae)

The great dancehall dj Yellowman doing one of his tongue-twisting classics. He ad-libbed all the lyrics in the studio.
He got his stage name because he was born an albino, which carries a terrible social stigma in Jamaica. Yellowman was the first dancehall superstar in reggae and has had many hits over the years.  

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Eek-A-Mouse – “Sensee Party” (1982) – “Looking Sexy” & “Modeling Queen” (1980)

August 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Ludicrous, bizarre, and uniquely original, few DJs have made such a splash in the dancehall scene than Eek-A-Mouse. He invented the “sing-jay” vocal style, which was basically a combination of singing and DJ’ing. He sang nonsense lyrics in a very nasally voice and should have been just a novelty act. Somehow though, he stuck around for many years and had quite a few hits. 
This is the first 3 songs from his brilliant & ridiculous Skidip! from 1982. Actually, “Looking Sexy” and “Modeling Queen” came out on singles back in 1980. “Looking Sexy” was released originally under the title “Walking Sexy.”  
Anyhow, once you’ve heard Eek-A-Mouse, you may hate him, but you’ll never forget him.   

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Sly & the Family Stone – “Remember Who You Are” (1979)

August 9, 2008 at 11:03 pm (Funk, Music, Sly Stone)

Taken from Sly’s 1979 album Back on the Right Track – this was probably the best song on there. This was during the time when Sly was trying to win back his audience. The album probably wasn’t strong enough to do that but it was still a very good album and didn’t deserve to be ignored, despite the fact that the cover was amateurish and looked kind of like a bootleg.

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Peter Tosh – “Legalize It” (1976)

August 9, 2008 at 10:29 pm (Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Peter’s great 1976 title track from his debut solo album (after leaving The Wailers). Timeless reggae…

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Augustus Pablo – “King Tubbys Meet Rockers Uptown” (1976)

August 9, 2008 at 10:19 pm (Dub, Jamaican Music)

Melodica player Pablo & producer extraordinaire Tubby together on this classic dub album from 1976. This is the brilliant title track…featuring the vocals of Jacob Miller.  

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Mad Professor & Lee Perry – “Dub Voodoo” (1996)

August 9, 2008 at 10:16 pm (Dub, Jamaican Music)

Two geniuses of dub…taken from the album Dub Take the Voodoo Out of Reggae

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The Upsetters – “Super Ape” (1976)

August 9, 2008 at 10:13 pm (Dub, Jamaican Music)

The brilliant, mad genius Lee “Scratch” Perry produced this dub classic in 1976 at his Black Ark Studios.

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Bunny Wailer – “Cool Runnings” (1981)

August 9, 2008 at 10:10 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

Former Wailer doing one of his most beautiful and popular songs…he’s definitely one of the greatest vocalists in reggae history.

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The Pogues – “Thousands Are Sailing” (Live – 1988)

August 9, 2008 at 9:59 pm (Music)

Live from the Town & Country, St. Patrick’s Day 1988…

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Joe Strummer w/ The Pogues – “London Calling” (Live – 1988)

August 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm (Music)

Joe Strummer performing “London Calling” on St. Patrick’s Day 1988 with The Pogues backing him up. Live at the Town & Country.

(Note: video quality is just average on this one)

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