Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pack Your Bags For A Volcano Version Excursion

We're taking a little trip to the B-side of some of my favorite tunes today! I was listening to some of my Volcano and Jah Guidance 45's the other night and as usual I was inspired by what I heard... classic stuff! What has always impressed me about Junjo's productions, aside from the veritable who's who of quality DJs and singers, is of course the superb Roots Radics Versions on the flip side! A lot of the Versions definitely surpass the A-sides in their timeless appeal! So with that in mind, I've decided it was time to start the ball rolling for an ongoing project here at Distinctly Jamaican Sounds... every now and then I'm going to pull a stack of tunes, rip the B-sides, mix 'em up, then share them with you. To me, these scratchy platters really capture the essence of what made "rub-a-dub" era such an amazing time in Jamaican music!

Now the good thing about this project is that I won't have to spend a lot of time writing a tracklist or crediting the record companies that released each tune... for the most part they're all entitled "Version", except for a few that are taken from a 12" where they officially would carry over the name of the vocal version since the instrumental at the end isn't credited or even mentioned but I'm not going to trouble you or myself with that technicality. So pack up and get movin' cause we're taking a 12 track Volcano Version Excursion to J.A. (circa '80 - '85)

Enjoy!

9 comments:

Hunter Vaughan said...

again the greatest mixes...should compliment the jugglin junjo mixes you have kindly offered us in the past...always look forward to your works...nuff niceness....respec...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tunes, and the effort you put into the mix.

Anonymous said...

Newbie says this sight is great!

Satta Unlimited said...

The mix and the Roots Radics work is superb, but what about SCIENTIST? One of the Greatest Mixers ever...
Dont forget the man called Overton Brown AKA Scientist, The Apprentice Master (Mikey Dread said)
Salud!

PAPAROBBIE.COM said...

I'm currently working on my next podcast and it's a tribute to the mighty Roots Radics. Good stuff!!!

www.paparobbie.podomatic.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this killer mix of these roots radics b-sides... I have never heard these before, so thank you for sharing. ain't nothing as sweet as some killer dub :)

Some of the backing tracks in this mix sound like they were used in albums like "Two Bad DJ" by clint eastwood and general saint - one of my all-time favorite albums :)

MuddyDesert said...

Please help, if possible. When I go to zshare, I click on "download now" and go through the 20 second countdown, then click the link, and then it sends me back to the download now page. I'm not getting a "file expired" message or anything like that.

Because of this, I'm responsible for at least 10 of the 2,400 downloads that zshare claims. I've never had this problem with zshare before. I've tried to dl this using firefox, chrome, and ie.

I'd really like to hear this!

Jah said...

I, also, would love a RE-UP; thanks.

Anonymous said...

cant tell how old these comments are, but i too would like a re-up if anyone still has this....thanks in advance