In light of recent events in the news concerning the repugnant phone hacking scandal and its ensuing investigation, it really makes you long for the Cold War when spying, deceit and secret intelligence was the vile business of shady men in fedoras and dark trench coats who exchanged microfilms under the late night hazy glow of a streetlight. You long for when 007 protected all that was right in the world with his Aston Martin, his Beretta and his insatiable desire and success in "bedding" every oddly-named woman to saunter over to his Baccarat table. It was a lot cooler when issues of national importance were at stake and the players of these deadly games were dressed in tuxedos and equipped with deadly gadgets that left you in awe. Now we've got an 80 year-old billionaire and his wild-ginger-haired "Girl Friday" violating people's personal rights all for the sake of selling a goddamn newspaper! It's official; espionage is no longer cool!
Well enough about that... if you haven't already guessed, this mix is devoted to a little espionage. This baby is completely dedicated to spies, agents, informants and all the secretive business that goes along with their chosen professions...
1. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers - James Bond - Last Train To Skaville - Soul Jazz CD - 2003
2. Baba Brooks - Dr. No - King Of Ska Vol.2 - King Edwards CD - ?
3. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Top Secret - Top Secret - Beatville CD - 1999
4. Horace Andy - Spying Glass - Dance Hall Style - Wackies LP - 1982
5. Dennis Bovell/LKJ - Cold War Dub - LKJ In Dub Vol. 2 - LKJ CD - 1992
6. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers - From Russia With Love - Last Train To Skaville - Soul Jazz CD - 2003
7. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Goldfinger - Jamaica Ska & Other Jamaican Party Anthems - Trojan CD - 2004
8. Ansel Collins - Secret Weapon - Double Barrel - RAS CD - ?
9. Tommy McCook & The Upsetters - Cloak & Dagger - Cloak & Dagger - Black Art LP - 1980
10. Linval Thompson - I Spy - Look How Me Sexy - Greensleeves LP - 1982
11. Sly & Robbie - Spy Vs. Spy - The Summit - RAS LP - 1988
12. Johnny Osbourne - Mission - Power House Selector's Choice Vol. 1 - VP CD - 2008
13. Winston McAnuff - Secret Dub - Diary Of The Silent Years - Makasound CD - 2002
14. Dave & Ansel Collins - Secret Weapon - Double Barrel - RAS CD - ?
15. The Revolutionaries - Secret Agent - Earthquake Dub - Hot Pot CD - 2005
16. The Upsetters - Thunderball - The Upsetter - Trojan CD - 2003
17. Mikey Dread - Industrial Spy - African Anthem - DATC LP - 1979
18. Lyn Taitt & The Jets - I Spy - Get On Up! Joe Gibbs Rocksteady - Trojan CD - 1998
19. Cornell Campbell - Investigator - The Bunny "Striker" Lee Story - Jet Star CD - 2005
20. Ansel Collins - Impossible Mission - Double Barrel - RAS CD - ?