Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Real Update Coming Soon... A Few Random Tracks In The Mean Time

Sorry for the lack of new posts over the last couple weeks but I was invited to spin some music at this month's DC Soundclash and I've been totally consumed with getting my stuff together. It's been years since I've done any DJing, seven years to be exact... my last DJing gig was my weekly Jamaican music program on the local college radio station and I've never spun in a live situation (at least where anyone would hear it) so as you can imagine, I'm excited and just a little nervous. But enough about that...

I just came to the realization that the last song I shared was a soca song... I've left those who have an appreciation for Jamaican music, who actually take time out of their busy lives to visit this blog with a Trinidadian soca song?! I wholeheartedly apologize and present for you listening enjoyment a few Jamaican singles that I hope to serve as my reconciliation offering.

It's quite a mixed bag and sorry for the lack of label scans but I think everyone will find something they like...

The first track is taken from a 7" on the Musical Ambassadors label by singer Edi Fitzroy. The song called "Princess Black" includes the B-side version as is one of my all-time favorite singles from the era. Next I've got a 7" by Tenor Saw called "No Work On A Sunday" on the Pressure and Slide riddim which was reissued on the Penthouse label in 1994. Third, to meet the requests I've received since I posted on Little John a couple months back is a 12" on the M&M Music label and the song is called "I Guess You Love Me Girl." The fourth song is from John Holt - a song called "Tribal War" taken from a 12" on the Channel One label. Finally is a song from the late great Dennis Brown that appeared as a Greensleeves 12" called "It's Magic." Hope you like what you hear and I'll be back soon with a real post.

A Few Singles

7 comments:

OuttaSweden said...

Yeah man the John Holt tune is the wickedest version of Tribal War (except Little Roys original of course, 'cause it was him ho did it first, was it not?) I've been searching for that 12" since I first got the mp3, you don't have two of them? I'll post Little Roys version here a likkle later for those who haven't heard it.

Good luck with the gig, man! It's reggae so all you have to do is to play the right songs, and I know you'll do just that since i've been following this blog for a while now. Strictly nice vibes Reggaexx a deal wid! Big up!

Reggaexx said...

Thanks for the big up Outta! It really shouldn't be too bad considering there will be 4 other DJs playing vintage reggae as well! Now if it was just me spinning I would have started preparing 3 months ago. :) I know I'm getting a 1/2 hour solo set and I've already prepared about 30 hours worth of music... just in case.

As for the John Holt... sorry only have the one. I'll keep an eye out for another copy! Would love to hear Little Roy's original version - I don't think I've ever heard it.

MiltonTheMonster said...

Thanks for the classic singles - Dennis Brown is a favorite but I love all of it! Keep up the good work, and good luck on your DJ gig.

OuttaSweden said...

Here's the Little Roy sampler I promised, sorry for the delay.
Three songs, Tribal War, Prophesy and Sammy Baldhead.

They'r all mp3s from start, I don't have Sammy Baldhead (I think this rip is from a 12") and Tribal War and Prophesy I only have on the great album 'Tafari Earth Uprising' which contains some of Little Roys early work. Don't remember where I bought it, could be from ernieb's but they had only the cd now.
Little Roy is one of my absolute favourite singers, and one of the first I noticed after my introduction to reggae which was mostly through Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Oh, if anyone got two copies of Sammy Baldhead (and/or other Little Roy works I'd love to hear from you).


http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=744FF9E7573EBDC1

nicodread said...

nice to see your back in action, hope you had fun on that gig

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chicagoflaneur said...

Amazing music here. Any chance you could start a series of posts of the first 50+ Greensleeves 12"s? Thanks again.