Friday, September 13, 2013

R.I.P. Prince Jazzbo - 1951-2013

I just heard of the passing of Prince Jazzbo this morning and I felt as if I wanted to step-up and pay tribute to a truly great DJ. 

Prince Jazzbo, born Linval Roy Carter, September 3, 1951 in Clarendon Jamaica, got his start recording for Coxsone Dodd's Studio One in the early 1970s.  He went on to record for other producers, including Lee "Scratch" Perry and eventually started his own label Ujama.  I posted years ago about the duel he had going with fellow toaster I-Roy in the mid 70s and it is one of my favorite chapters of reggae's history.  But I'm not going to go into that today...  I'm keeping the bio short and sweet because I know there are a lot more reputable sources for factual information and I wanted to keep this mix somewhat timely.

I put together a mix of some of my favorite Prince Jazzbo tunes and it was the best way I could pay tribute to a man whose music I've always enjoyed and admired.  Give it a listen!

What you'll hear...

1.  Mr. Funny Man (Brisco 7")
2.  Natty Passing Through Rome (Ital Corner LP - Clocktower)
3.  Crab Walking  (Studio One 12" Discomix)
4.  Penny Reel (The Upsetter Selection CD - Trojan)
5.  Imperial I (Pepper Rock LP - Studio One)
6.  Donkey (Get Tonight Brother LP - Clocktower)
7.  I And I (Kick Boy Face LP - Third World)
8.  Weakheart Drop Dead (Reggae's Fire & Water LP - Clocktower)
9.  Pepper Rock (Pepper Rock LP - Studio One)
10.  Mr. Harry Skank (Dubble Attack LP - Greensleeves)
11.  Fool For Love (Choice Of Version LP - Studio One)
12.  Wood & Stone (Step Forward Youth LP - Live & Love)
13.  Apollo 16 (Pepper Rock LP - Studio One)
14.  Gal Boy I Roy (If Deejay Was Your Trade CD - Blood & Fire)
15.  I Bust In The Name of Jah (Step Forward Youth LP - Live & Love)

R.I.P. Prince Jazzbo


Waskrijt said...

there goes another legend. Rest in peace. Thanks for the music.

Anonymous said...

My heroes have been dropping like flies lately but this one really hurts; Jazzbo was my absolute favorite from the era.

jonder said...

Nice mix! I love his song "Step Forward Youth". RIP Prince Jazzbo and Prince Far I.