Friday, November 30, 2007

Various - Quad Star Revolution Volume 1 + Volume 2

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Various - Quad Star Revolution Volume 1 + Volume 2
Label: Moodisc
Record Date: 1970-1976
Album Style: Deejay, Dub, Early Reggae, Instrumental, Lee Library

Harry A. Mudie (born c. 1940 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a Jamaican record producer.
He attended St. Jago High School. In the mid fifties, he launched his own sound system "Mudies Hi-Fi", before going to the UK to study electronics and photography. He traveled back to Jamaica in the late 50s. His first production was "Babylon Gone" (1962) by nyabinghi drummer Count Ossie and saxophonist Wilton Gaynair (released in the UK in 1962 on Blue Beat). Mudie spent his time in the 60s mainly operating his "Scaramouch Garden Amusement Center" in Spanish Town . He came back to music in the late 60s with the launch of Moodisc label and by recording artists such as Winston Wright, Winston Shand, Lloyd Jones, Count Ossie and the then-unknown I Roy. In the early 70s, he was the first to record Big Joe. Another first was the use of strings in reggae (John Holt "Time is the Master" in 1973). During the peak of his music career in the mid-late 70s, he worked with Gregory Isaacs, The Heptones, Joe White, Prince Heron and others. He has produced numerous musicians on his different labels which include Moodisc, Jungle, Afro and Jukebox. Mudie relocated to Florida in the 80s where he still resides.

1. I Roy & The Ebony Sisters - Let Me Tell You Boy
2. Mudies All Stars - Let Me Tell You Boy Dub
3. Prince Heron - Spanish Town Rock
4. Mudies All Stars - African Home
5. Big Joe - Woodcutter Skank
6. Mudies All Stars - Woodcutter Dub
7. Mudies All Stars - Margaret Dub
8. I Roy & Mudies All Stars - Drifter (Rap)
9. Mudies All Stars - Drifter Dub
10. Big Joe - Black Stick Rock
11. Mudies All Stars - Black Stick Dub
12. Mudies All Stars - Grass Root Dub
13. I Roy & Mudies All Stars - Heart Don't Leap (Rap)
14. Mudies All Stars - Dub Them Heart
15. Big Joe - Lick Them Face
16. Mudies All Stars - Dub Them Face
17. I Roy - Musical Pleasure
18. Jo Jo Bennett & Mudies All Stars - Hot Pop
19. Big Joe & GG Grossett - Dub Girl Run
20. Don D Junior & Mudies All Stars - T-Bone Girl

Bass: Val Douglas, Jackie Jackson
Drums: Michael Richards, Lloyd Brevett
Guitar: Hucks Brown, Jeffrey Chung, Mikey Chung
Piano: Gladdy, Theo Beckford Organ: Winston Wright, Robert Lyn
Alto Sax: Carl Bryan, Herman Marquis
Tenor Sax: Tommy McCook, Val Bennett
Trombone: Rico Rodriguez, Don D Junior
Trumpet: Jo Jo Bennett
Flugel Horn: Jo Jo Bennett, David Madden
Percussion: Danzel leing, Uzziah Thompson, Larry McDonald, Bongo Herman

Produced by: Harry Moodie
Engineered by: King Tubby, Harry Moodie, Sylvester Morris, Syd Bucknor
Recording Studios: Studio One, Harry J, Dynamic
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's


Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 1

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RE-UPPED 03/29/08
Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 1
Label: Moodisc
Record date: 1976
Album style: Dub, Lee Library, Reggae, Roots

1. Full Dose Of Dub
2. Madhouse Dub
3. Dub For The Dread
4. Dub With A Difference
5. Caught You Dubbing
6. Roman Dub
7. Dub Conference
8. Heavy Duty Dub
9. Strip-Tease Dub
10. String Dub In Rema

Drums: Mikey Boo Richards & Horsemouth Wallace & Lloyd Brevett & Bunny Rastafari
Bass: Jackie Jackson & Mike Dorane & Val Douglas
Rhythm Guitar: Geoffrey Chung & Hucks Brown & Michael Chung
Piano: Gladdy
Organ: Winston Wright & Robert Lynn
Trombone : Don D. Junior
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis & David Madden
Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook & Glen Da Costa & Dirty Harry
Flugel Horn: Jo Jo Bennett
Percussion: Denzel Laing & Uziah Sticky Thompson
Strings: The Englishmen

Producer: Harry Mudie
Mixing Engineers: Harry Mudie & King Tubby
Engineers: Roger Beale & Sylvan Morris & Sid Bucknor
Recording Studios: Dynamic Sounds (Kingston, JA) & Chalk Farm (London, UK) & Harry J (Kingston, JA) & Decibel (UK)
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)


Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 2

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Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 2
Label: Moodisc
Record date: 1977
Album style: Dub, Lee Library, Reggae, Roots

1. World Dub Conference
2. Marijauna Dub
3. Heart Leap Dub
4. Dub Inside Out
5. Melody In Dub
6. Jungle Walk Dub
7. Maka Back Dub
8. Dont Play With Dub
9. Planet Dub
10. Drifting Dub

Drums: Mikey Boo Richards & Bunny Rastafari
Bass: Val Douglas & Mike Dorane
Rhythm Guitar: Geoffrey Chung
Lead Guitar: Michael Chung
Piano: Gladdy Anderson
Organ: Winston Wright & Robert Lynn & Organ D
Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook & Glen Da Costa
Trombone: Don D. Junior
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis & David Madden
Flugel Horn: Joe Bennett
Percussion: Harry Mudie & Scully Simms
Strings: The Englishmen

Producer: Harry Mudie
Engineers: Harry Mudie & King Tubby & Roger Beale & Sylvan Morris & Pat Kelly
Recording Studios: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA) & Harry J (Kingston, JA) & Decibel (UK)
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)


Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 3

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Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby's In Dub Conference Vol 3
Label: Moodisc
Record date: 1978
Album style: Dub, Lee Library, Reggae, Roots

1. Where Eagles Dare
2. With You In Mind
3. Do This In Bed
4. Peace Offering
5. Ninteen Love In Dub
6. Conference Theme
7. Tribal Recipe
8. Mudie's Serenade In Dub
9. Dub In Paradise
10. Dub Recipe for A King

Drums: Mikey Boo Richards
Bass: Robbie & Ian Lewis & Val Douglas
Lead Guitar: Michael Chung
Rhythm Guitar: Geoffrey Chung
Organ: Robert Lynn
Piano: Gladdy
Tenor Saxophone: Glen Da Costa & Tommy McCook
Trombone: Don D. Junior
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis & David Madden
Flugel Horn: Jo Jo Bennett
Percussion: Harry Mudie & Scully Simms
Congos: Orville Woody Wood
Funde: Count Ossie & Little Bop

Producer: Harry Mudie
Mixing Engineer: Harry Mudie
Engineer: Harry Mudie & King Tubby & Pat Kelly & Jerome Francis
Recording Studios: Dynamic Sounds (Kingston, JA) & King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)
Mixing Studio: King Tubby's (Kingston, JA)


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus - Rastafari Dub

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Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus - Rastafari Dub
Label - Roir
Released - 1979/1989
Style - Nyabinghi, Dub, Rasta, Reggae, Roots, Lee Library

A classic dub album, Rastafari Dub is one of the select few that outshines its vocal counterpart (OK, so it actually has dubs of two songs from Kibir Am Lak.). The music is beyond reproach here, with artists like Robbie Shakespeare, Tommy McCook, Robbie Lyn, Earl "Chinna" Smith," Carlton "Santa" Davis, Geoffrey Chung, and even Peter Tosh contributing to the mix. Like the vocal version of the album, a distinctly funky atmosphere prevails, and without the vocals, you can focus on the groovy bass lines, crashing cymbals, wa-wa guitars, soaring horns, and synth effects. Thankfully, snippets of the female background singers are left in, the added echoes giving them an almost ghostly feel. "Truth and Right" is my personal favorite, while "None a Jah Jah Children No Cry" is also classic, and the addition of Kibir Am Lak's best track, "No Hoppers," only makes Rastafari Dub all the more invaluable.

Ras Michael is a unique figure amongst world class and internationally commercially popular reggae artists. His music is based on roots rhythms, African drum and bass and is referred to as the Nyabinghi sound.

Imagine going way up into the hills, miles from the nearest civilized townships in Jamaica, and confronting percussionists sitting in a large circle and playing their different hand built style drums for hours on end and chanting to African rhythms centuries old. Often, these hypnotic ceremonies go on for several days and nights at a time without stopping, new drummers filling in when a drummer falls out from fatigue.

Ras Michael's special style bordering on religious frenzy, occultism, voodoo, black magic and mysticism is related to the energy of drum and bass, which frequently causes the dancers to achieve states of exaltation and go into ritualistic convulsions.

Ras Michael, since the early '60's, has released over twenty records on Shananchie, VP, SST, Trojan and Live & Learn. Perhaps the most sought after and difficult for the collector to find is "Rastafari Dub", which was first released in 1972 as a private white label LP pressing in a limited edition, timed to coincide with the release of the full "Rastafari".

"Rastafari Dub" has found popularity with the same audience that gives props to Lee "Scratch" Perry, Niney the Observer, Mikey Dread, Yellowman, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Burning Spear and the Bad Brains.

In addition to the Sons of Negus Rastafari percussionists, this CD features Peter Tosh, Tommy McCook, Robbie Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chung and Earl "Chinna" Smith.

Lead Vocals and Repeater: Ras Michael Bass: Robbie Shakespeare Guitars: Peter Tosh, Earl "Chinna" Smith Pianos and Organ: Robert Lyn Clavinet: Peter Tosh Trap Drums: Santa Akete Bass Drum: Michael "Junior" Jacob 1st Funde: Joshua Henry

2nd Funde: Keith Halstead "Dreadlock" 3rd Funde: Icy B Flute: Tommy McCook Backing Vocals: Phillipa Smart, Dawn Forrester, Joy Lindsay, Sons of Negus Synthesizer, Organ, Piano: Geoffrey Chung Overdub Productions: Geoffrey Chung

1. None a Jah Jah Children No Cry
2. Truth and Right
3. In Zion
4. Sufferation
5. Give Love
6. New Name
7. Birds in the Tree Top
8. No Hoppers



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About Ras Michael:
Ras Michael was born George Michael Henry in Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up in the Rastafarian communities of Salt Lane, Dungle, Oxford Street, Pink Lane, Matthew's Lane, Trenchtown, Rosetown, Clock Circle, Water House, Back a Wall, Cockburn Pen, in the ghettos of Kingston. His mother Mercideth (known as Mercy) was a devoted Christian, she was born in the parish of St. Mary, she left there and moved to Kingston where Ras Michael was born and raised, where he learned hand drumming and eventually became an internationally acclaimed master-drummer. The legendary musician is known throughout the world as a reggae vocalist and Nyabinghi "burra" drum specialist whose style is roots, rock reggae. "Nyabinghi" means righteous vibrations stretching all the way back to the Motherland.

Within the world of reggae, at whose core is the celebration of African roots and culture, the name Ras Michael has long been synonymous with the traditional drumming, dancing and chanting of the Nyabinghi Rastaman, the man who answers to no man but that of Jah who lives within his heart. "Wadada" - Amharic for love - is Ras Michael's favorite word, and Wadada is what the music of Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus is all about. Ras Michael is a true patriarch of reggae, among the purest of its sources, a constant conscience and keeper of the culture. In the early 60's, Ras Michael formed the Sons of Negus, a rastafarian group of drummers and singers and founded his Zion Disc label, which continues to release most of his inventive and subtle albums to this day.

Ras Michael was also the first rastafarian to have a reggae radio program in Jamaica ("The Lion of Judah Radio" program first aired in 1967). In those times Ras Michael along with Count Ossie were the main nyabinghi drummers to bring the sound of Africa and the nyabinghi drum to the recording studio and blend it with reggae and jazz. There is no artist alive today who has more continuously been the foremost exponent of Rasta tradition worldwide. Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus grew up in the tradition burra drumming, one of the few surviving remnants of their African heritage. In Jamaica, the burra and kumina drums first sounded to celebrate the religious and social gatherings of the African people in Jamaica.

Gradually, the Rastaman took over, beating the drums at their prayer meetings, or groundation calls, the churchical celebrations and thanks giving of song and dance that are the heart and inspiration of the Nyabinghi. This churchical order dates back to the times of the priests & elders in Lalibela Ethiopia, who played their drums chanting and praising Jah, and scolding the wicked, in ancient churches hewn out of rock. While Ras Michael's music is drawn from an amalgam of biblical and African chants, he distinguished himself from the other drummers in the early Rastafarian movements by forging the connection between the traditional hand drums and the modern electric instruments used in commercial music, thereby taking his message of equal rights and unity from a few scattered communities in Jamaica's parishes out to the entire world.

Ras Michael has worked, recorded and performed with some of the most legendary musicians in the world, including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lee Perry, Burning Spear, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack. He performed with Bob Marley at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica in 1978, one of the most memorable music events of all time. Later that year, while in Paris, Marley was asked what he thought of Ras Michael. "Ras Michael is a roots master and a Nyabinghi specialist" he said. He tells it like it is." Ras Michael has recorded more than 24 albums over the years, including the memorable crossroads Kibir Am Lak (1977) (Glory to God) , the memorable Rastafari Dub featuring Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare, and Earl "Chinna" Smith , Promise Land Sounds Live (1980), and Love Thy Neighbor (1981), Zion Train (1988), and Know Now (1990). His latest album, A Weh Dem A Go Do Wit It is on the Lion Disc label distributed by ROIR-USA. In 1980, Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus received the Martin International Award for Most Cultural Roots Band. Ras Michael is in the British Guinness Book of World Records. In 1995, he was nominated to the Jamaica Reggae Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was honored with the Ragga Muffin/Bob Marley Day Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a lifetime member of the Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide ( In addition to acting as an evangelist, ambassador and diplomat for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church internationally, Ras Michael is one of the founders and president of the Rastafarian International/Marcus Garvey Culture Center in Los Angeles, and the Fly Away Culture Center in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a speaker, lecturer and presenter. Recently, Ras Michael spoke at the California Institute of the Arts on the subject "Jamaican Music with an African Identity". His music is the heart of the African Rasta roots music. Ras Michael continues to tour internationally and spread his light on hundreds of thousands of people around the world. "The music is spreading" Ras Michael says, "and the people are getting more of an understanding. Remember, nothing can leave how long you can hide from the truth and the rights- it swims like oil, it stays on top. Without the one drop hard-core reggae music, without the Nyabinghi drop, reggae would not be reggae and have no true identity. It brings the elders, it brings the old man, it brings the young guys, it brings the ghetto people, the uptown people, downtown and suburbs...everyone, with true expressions of themselves, so it is reality."

Even More...
Negus is a title of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, the Almighty God of the Rastafarian movement, and none pays him more eloquent homage than Ras Michael and his group, the Sons of Negus. This is the beat of the heart, based on the original "instrument of ten strings," the hand-beaten drum. On Dadawah in 1975, Michael took a religious ceremonial gathering as the basis for an album of elegant poetry and raw, visceral power. Later, eschewing minimalism, such works as Promised Land Sounds added electronics and produced a primeval psychedelia without compare in Jamaican history. This is the sound of the Roots Church in the 21st century, highly charged hymns for humanity's future survival. - Roger Steffens, All Music Guide

Sanchez - Number One Dub

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Sanchez - Number One Dub
Label: ROIR
Release Date: 1989
Style: Dancehall, Digital Dub, Lee Library, Lovers Rock
Comments: Originial digital dancehall dub! Very happy and bouncy dubs fi ya nubs. An early production of Fatis Burrell (Xterminator Records).

1. Come To Rule Dub
2. Sorry Dub
3. Place Mashup Dub
4. Here I Am Dub
5. Screaming Dub
6. Can't Hold Onto It Dub
7. Mexican Divorce Dub
8. I'm Waiting Dub
9. Praise Jah Dub

PRODUCED BY: Fatis Burrell
RECORDED AT: Mixing Lab, Music Works, Dynamic, Channel One
MIXED AT: Lion & Fox
ENGINEERED BY: Jr. Edwards, Mikey Riley, Soljie
BACKED BY: The Firehouse Crew
BACKING VOCALS: Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffith, Conrad Crystal, Flourgan


King Tubby - Loving Memory Dub

King Tubby - Loving Memory Dub
Label - Fuel 2000
Released - 2005
Style - Dub, Reggae, Lee Library

If anyone has a claim to having "invented" dub reggae, it is King Tubby. As a disc cutter at Treasure Isle, Osbourne Ruddock enjoyed access to the label's archives. He used this to press exclusive instrumental versions of R&B and rock steady classics -- the very first dub plates -- to play on his Home Town Hi-Fi soundsystem, the idea being to give his DJs (including the one and only U-Roy) more opportunity to showcase their vocal skills. After conducting this experiment for the first time at a 1969 dance, King Tubby's popularity soared and he was courted for production work with Jamaica's top talent, the fruits of which include Blackboard Jungle Dub with Lee Perry and the sublime King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown with Augustus Pablo. A gifted electrical engineer, he went on to develop such techniques as splitting a record's frequencies between amplifiers (enabling him to alter instrument levels in the mix at will) and using echo and reverb effects. Producers to have schooled at King Tubby's side include King Jammy, Scientist and Prince Phillip Smart -- he also designed the circuitry at Lee Perry's notorious Black Ark studio. Sadly, King Tubby's career of innovation was violently ended when he was shot dead outside his home in a suspected robbery on February 6, 1989.

1. King Tubby The Dub Ruler
2. Eastman Dub
3. Keep On Dubbing
4. Tubby's Big Big Dub
5. Angel Dub
6. Black & White Dub
7. Zion Gate
8. Tubby's Talkative Dub
9. Bad Boy Rhythm Dub
10. Abracadubra
11. Natty Dub
12. Dub From The Roots
13. Tubby The Dark Dub Ruler
14. Bass Dub
15. Human Rights Dub
16. Move Out Of Babylon
17. Marcus Dub
18. Women Love To Dub

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Gato Negro - Black Cat Dub

Gato Negro - Black Cat Dub
Label - Roir
Released - 1991
Style - Dub, Reggae, Feline, Lee Library

Gato Negro, AKA Black Cat AKA Emmanuel Okoronta, is a dubster from Nigeria who sounds something like a cross between Lee "Scratch" Perry and Augustus Pablo -- the former because of his semi-crazed, rambling vocals (though still more coherent than Perry) and the latter because of his frequent use of the airy melodica. At times, this combination of sounds rivals the genius of Gato Negro's predecessors -- as on "Armageddon," "Conflagration," and "Reggae for Lumumba". The overall sound is nice; big fans of dub -- especially the old-fashioned, rootsy, '70s style -- should find it appealing.

1. Armageddon
2. Conflagration
3. Soul Fire
4. Mask
5. Ghost Dance
6. No Bother No Fight
7. Lamentations Of A Caged Bird
8. No More
9. Reggae For Lumumba
10. Blood Is Thicker Than Water
11. Mighty Dread
12. Reflections



Scientist - Dub 911

Scientist - Dub 911
Label - Nature Sounds/Munich
Released - 2006
Style - Dub, Reggae, Lee Library, Dancehall

(from boomkat)
Scientist burst onto the reggae scene in the early 70's with a reckless mixing style that seemed to out-do even dub legend King Tubby's wildest extravaganzas. He began his career in 1978 as an engineer at Tubby's studio, and shortly afterwards he became a protege of King Tubby, swiftly gaining a reputation with his unique mixing style. Scientist soon became Jamaica's top recording engineer and worked with everyone imaginable including Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, Freddie McGregor, Dean Frasier, Linval Thompson, Augustus Pablo, The Heptones and many more. This led to a surge of albums mixed by Scientist from various sources throughout the 1980s, and to date his own solo output exceeds 25 LPs, while he has mixed over 500. 'Dub 911' is the first studio album of all new material from the dub icon since 2003 and he sounds as fresh as ever...

1. The Anti Christ
2. Babylon Burning
3. Burning Hell
5. 911
6. Guided Missiles
7. Flying At Night
8. Crying For Peace
9. Run Saddam Busch Coming
10. Find Him In A Hole
11. Punk Motherfucker
12. Don't Fuck With America
13. No More War
14. No Terrorist
15. Peace In The Middle East
16. Peace On Earth


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

STOKED / Ghosts of WCVT 89.7fm Towson

Sorry but for me, Mr. Lee and a half-handful of others who know about WCVT 89.7FM Towson - every new comment on my original post makes me go apeshit. So here's the apeshits. akf;akd;jfka;dfka;df

I wish they would give me contact info though! I'm so desparate for similar old tapes from this station that I'll do *almost* anything. But anyways - still thankful for connecting people who were involved and schooling strangers who had no idea of it's magnificent yet short-lived obscure existence.

Skizz said...

I was going to say, "I bet that's PJ Dorsey's show." (Hey PJ, good to run into you online!) I worked there too, from 1984 until a few months before it went off the air in 1991. There's a WCVT MySpace page now:

WCVT had 10,000 watts - I used to get requests from the Eastern Shore and Reston, Virginia. Cut-funding isn't what killed the station. It was just a format change (WTMD is the same frequency, same transmitter, same studios, etc.). I could bitch for hours about it... I've been doing it for years.

November 27, 2007 2:15 PM

SKIZZ, thanks so much for the myspace linke! hit me with an email or something!

And another one - same day!

Anonymous said...

I read your entry on WCVT and that was a great story. Since I live very close to Towson I was intrigued and wanted to find out more about the history of it. I posted on a local messageboard and got a great response. I hope you find it helpful.

Here's the link to the messageboard topic:


Marcos Valle - The Essential Marcos Valle [Vol 1]

Marcos Valle - The Essential Marcos Valle [Vol 1]
Label - Mr. Bongo
Recorded - 1995
Style - Brazilian, Samba, Lee Library, Bossa, Jazz, Funk

(From liner notes)
Marcos Valle is a composer, arranger and singer from Rio, Brasil. This compilation covers his Samba 68 work, right up to his early 80s material. He was responsible for popularising bossa in the US, and struck gold with the "Samba 68" LP, from which the anthemic "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (Jazz Juice 2) was taken. In the 60s bossa nova was isolated by the intellectualism of cariocas like Edu Lobo appealing to the middle class. Valle brought bossa to the masses, with protest songs talking about democracy "Democustico" and poverty in the language of the North.

His wife Anamaria features on "Ele E Ela" and "Proton Electron Neutron". Inspired by his love Marcus wrote these duets where they try to outdo each other in vocal refrains. "Os Grilos" and "Mentira" will appeal to dancers. Valle the improviser created "Nao Tem Nada Nao" and "Vem", which resonate with modal magic. His brother Paulo co-wrote most of this collection; as an airline pilot, he is responsible for the sound effects on "Freio Aerodinamico". This album is a tribute to the fertile Marcos Valle, a man and his music.

(from Dusty Groove)
An amazing compilation of the genius work of Brazilian composer/arranger/singer Marcos Valle! Valle originally started out by writing some of the biggest hits of the bossa era, but as time and the sixties wore on, he got waaaaay out in his approach to the music, and really began experimenting with a lot of crazy funky and electronic sounds, in this mad baroque way that we'd rank up there with the best groundbreaking work in MPB. Most of his best material's been out of print for years, and this extremely well-selected set gives you a rare chance to hear some of his greatest moments. This record is totally great, and will leave your jaw dropping in awe at such cuts as "Freio Aerodinamico", "Proton Electron Neutron","Mentira", "Nao Tem Nada Nao", "Democustico", and "Terra De Ninguem".

1. Marcos Valle - Mentira (3:45)
2. Marcos Valle - Os Grilos (2:33)
3. Marcos Valle - Malena (2:06)
4. Marcos Valle - Pista 02 (1:57)
5. Marcos Valle - Nao Tem Nada Nao (3:10)
6. Marcos Valle - Nao Tem Nada Nao (Instrumental) (1:17)
7. Marcos Valle - Freio Aerodinamico (2:43)
8. Marcos Valle - Proton Electron Neutron (2:46)
9. Marcos Valle - Viagem (2:49)
10. Marcos Valle - Terra De Ninguem (2:34)
11. Marcos Valle - Ele E Ela (2:24)
12. Marcos Valle - Vem (2:06)
13. Marcos Valle - Democustico (2:23)


Marcos Valle - The Essential Marcos Valle [Vol 2]

Marcos Valle - The Essential Marcos Valle [Vol 2]
Label - Mr. Bongo
Released - 1996
Style - Brazilian, Lee Library, Instrumentals, Latin, Samba, Bossa, Jazz, Funk

(from liner notes)
The second collection of essential recordings of Brasilian superstar, Marcos Valle. Compiled by Joe Davis & Kevin Beedle. It chronicles the choice instrumentals and song-based sambas which earned Valle a reputation as the leading light of 60s samba.

(review from Dusty Groove)
Amazing! One of our favorite records of all time! We totally love the work of Marcos Valle -- and we can honestly say that he's probably our favorite Brazilian artist ever. Valle had an incredible musical vision, and he was one of those rare Brazilian talents -- like Edu Lobo or Egberto Gismonti -- who would forever change the face of music with his unique concepts. This set includes some of Valle's best-ever work -- much of it long out of print and never properly reissued before. The groove begins with bossa nova, moves into baroque pop, jazzy funk, and incredibly complex MPB. Titles include "Tanto Andei", "Wanda Vidal", "Batucada Sergiu", "Azimuth", "Deus Brasileiro", "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal", "Garra", "Previsao Do Tempo", and "Taio Branco Forte".

1. Marcos Valle - Os Grilos (2:23)
2. Marcos Valle - Tiao Branco Forte (2:33)
3. Marcos Valle - Previsao Do Tempo (3:35)
4. Marcos Valle - Mentira Carioca (2:04)
5. Marcos Valle - Tanto Andei (1:44)
6. Marcos Valle - Seu Encanto (2:28)
7. Marcos Valle - Gente (2:23)
8. Marcos Valle - Com Mais De 30 (2:44)
9. Marcos Valle - Garra (3:01)
10. Marcos Valle - Deus Brasileiro (2:24)
11. Marcos Valle - Amor De Nada (1:58)
12. Marcos Valle - A Morte De Um Deus De Sal (3:00)
13. Marcos Valle - Wanda Vidal (2:09)
14. Marcos Valle - Revolucao Organica (3:00)
15. Marcos Valle - Batucada Surgiu (2:20)
16. Marcos Valle - Azimuth (2:40)


Monday, November 26, 2007

Sergio Mendes - Swinger From Rio/The Beat of Brazil [2x1]

Sergio Mendes - Swinger From Rio/The Beat of Brazil [2x1]
Label - Atlantic
Recorded - 1966/1967
Style - Latin, Jazz, Brazil, Bossa, Lee Library

1. Maria Moita
2. Sambinha Bossa Nova
3. Batida Diferente
4. So Danco Samba
5. Pau Brasil
6. Girl From Ipanema, The
7. Useless Panorama
8. The Dreamer
9. Primavera
10. Consolacao
11. Favela
12. Nana
13. Amor Em Paz
14. Garota De Ipanema
15. Coisa No. 2
16. Primitivo
17. Ela E Carioca (She's A Child Of Rio)
18. Corcovado
19. Noa Noa
20. D esafinado
21. Neurotico

* 2 LPs on 1 CDs: THE SWINGER FROM RIO (1966)/THE BEAT OF BRAZIL (1967).


Personnel: Sergio Mendes (piano); Antonio Carlos Jobim (guitar); Hubert Laws (flute); Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Art Farmer (flugelhorn); Tiao Netto (bass); Chico DeSouza (drums).

Includes liner notes by Bob Altshuler.


Sergio Mendes (piano); Hector Bisigani, Aurino Ferreira (tenor saxophone); Edson Maciel, Raulzinho (trombone); Sebastiao Neto (bass); Edison Machado (drums).

Recorded in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Includes original release liner notes by Frank Talmadge.

On 'The Swinger From Rio' (from
We have become more familiar with the music of Latin America and especially that
of Brazil in the past year. The new music from Brazil (better known as bossa nova)
has been absorbed into the mainstream of our own music. This is completely natural.
While we have been listening to their music, Latin American musicians have been
listening to ours. Jazz music in particular has been fascinating to them for quite some
time, and it would be accurate to describe bossa nova as a marriage of modern
Brazilian music and American jazz. The music contained in this album is the happy
result of a meeting of Brazilian bossa nova stars and American jazz musicians.

Sergio Mendes, the young man who graces the cover of this LP is one of the
brightest talents to emerge from Brazilian music circles. He possesses a crisp piano
style that clearly dominates all of the performances in this album. The clarity of
Sergio's musical thought is always apparent whether he is soloing, playing ensemble
or accompanying someone else's solo. In addition he inspires some of the finest work
on records by the well known jazz performers, Art Farmer, Phil Woods and Hubert

Sergio is accustomed to playing with a country's leading musicians. He became a
professional pianist at the age of sixteen. One year later he organized his own group
to perform at parties and in night clubs in and around his hometown of Niteroi which is
across the bay from the more celebrated Brazilian town of Ipanema. The composer
and musician, Antonio Carlos Jobim, heard Sergio play and was very impressed. He
gave him a great nea'fof encouragement, arid before long Sergio joined the circle of
musicians in Rio who were creating a new musical style that came to be known as
bossa nova.

It is impossible to conceive of greater musical understanding than that which is shown
by Sergio, fluegelhornist Art Farmer, saxophonist Phil Woods and flutist Hubert Laws
in this album. Listening to the way their solos dovetail one could easily assume these
musicians have worked together for many years. Sergio has the remarkable facility of
matching the tonal quality of his instrument to that of the musician with whom he is
playing. Notice for instance that when he and Art Farmer exchange phrases at the end
of Useless Panorama, the sound of their instruments maintain an even flow. On So
Danco Samba and Maria Moita there is a little more bite to Sergio's piano work to match
the drive of Phil Woods' robust saxophone style. Though these musicians may have
been born thousands of miles apart, they are truly kindred spirits.

Sergio's good friend and the man he calls his mentor. Antonio Carlos Jobim, is on hand
for many of the numbers. Better known as the composer of the classic bossa nova
tunes (Desafinado, One Note Samba, etc.), Jobim is also an accomplished guitarist.
Hear how he introduced his composition, Useless Panorama by softly phrasing the
melody. The musicians who make up the rhythm section are members of Sergio's own
trio, Tiao Netto on bass and drummer Chico DeSouza. They keep the front line swinging
in all tempos.

Geographically Sergio Mendes may be The Swinger From Rio—on the basis of his
playing in this album he could also be The Swinger From The USA.


Random Amazon reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Some of Sergio's best jazz efforts, June 18, 2000
By Barbara J. Major "bjbear71" (Upper Darby, PA United States)

This compilation set features the talents of Sergio's Bossa Rio Sextet recorded in Brazil. To borrow a phrase from a Brazilian journalist I highly respect, this group "is tight and swinging" from the first opening bars to the last.

Unfortunately, this group only recorded a few albums in Brazil ("The Beat of Brazil" LP actually is a U.S. reissue of the Philips Brasil "Sergio Mendes and Bossa Rio" LP). We deserved to hear more from these great jazzmen, all of them.

Antonio Carlos Jobim himself did the arrangement for "Ele e Carioca" on the "Beat of Brazil" LP!

If you are a jazz fan and want to hear good solid arrangements and first class jazz piano playing by Sergio, be sure to pick up this compilation, it will not disappoint.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Jazz Bossa Nova x Non-Jazz Bossa Nova, June 30, 2000
By Carlos from Rio "Carlos from Rio" (Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil) - See all my reviews

Sergio Mendes is one of those rare Brazilian artists who plays very well on both shores. This CD contains 2 albums from his Brazilian output. You should know that the album here contained "The Beat of Brazil" was originally entiled "Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada". Furthermore, you should know this is considered the best of all Mendes' output by Brazilian serious reviewers and musicians. Here @ Amazon, you'll also find Sergio Mendes samba (not jazzy) from his Brazil'66 efforts and I would not keep myself on a radical point-of-view of discarding them: it is very good samba too, though not jazzy. If I had to choose, I'd pick'em all. This CD is essential to serious Bossa Nova collectors. All stars.


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Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo

Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo
Label - Universal Records (BR)
Recorded - 1963
Style - Brazilian, Lee Library, Samba, Latin, Jazz

The 1963 Album Debut of the Legendary Samba Master from 1963. It Marks the First Recorded Appearance "Mas Que Nada", "Chove Chuva" and "Por Causa De Voce" and More.

1. Jorge Ben - Mas, Que Nada! (3:01)
2. Jorge Ben - Tim, Dom, Dom (2:21)
3. Jorge Ben - Balança Pema (1:29)
4. Jorge Ben - Vem, Morena, Vem (1:59)
5. Jorge Ben - Chove, Chuva (3:06)
6. Jorge Ben - É Só Sambar (2:06)
7. Jorge Ben - Rosa, Menina Rosa (2:15)
8. Jorge Ben - Quero Esquecer Você (2:22)
9. Jorge Ben - Uala, Ualala (2:09)
10. Jorge Ben - A Tamba (3:04)
11. Jorge Ben - Menina Bonita Não Chora (2:07)
12. Jorge Ben - Por Causa de Você, Menina (2:47)


Vinícius De Moraes - Em Buenos Aires Con Maria Creuza y Toquinho

Vinícius De Moraes - Em Buenos Aires Con Maria Creuza y Toquinho
Label - InterCD (BR) [Import]
Recorded - 1970
Style - Latin, Jazz, Samba, Lee Library

1. Vinícius De Moraes - Copa Do Mundo (1:18)
2. Vinícius De Moraes - A Felicidade (4:44)
3. Vinícius De Moraes - Tomara (Ojala) (3:06)
4. Vinícius De Moraes - Que Maravilha (2:31)
5. Vinícius De Moraes - Lamento No Morro (2:31)
6. Vinícius De Moraes - Berimbau - Consolacao (2:48)
7. Vinícius De Moraes - Irene (2:37)
8. Vinícius De Moraes - Canto De Ossanha (3:13)
9. Vinícius De Moraes - Garota De Ipanema (2:22)
10. Vinícius De Moraes - Samba Em Preludio (4:03)
11. Vinícius De Moraes - Catende (5:02)
12. Vinícius De Moraes - Valsa Da Tunisia (3:07)
13. Vinícius De Moraes - Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (3:38)
14. Vinícius De Moraes - Minha Namorada (3:56)
15. Vinícius De Moraes - Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce (3:07)
16. Vinícius De Moraes - Voce Abusou (2:42)


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Revolutionaries - Vital Dub: Well Charged

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The Revolutionaries - Vital Dub: Well Charged
Label: Virgin/Caroline
Original Title: The Revolutionaries - Vital Dub Strictly Rockers
Record date : 1976
Album style : roots, dub

Tracklist :
1. Roof Top Dub
2. Ital Dub
3. Fence Dub
4. Ishens Dub
5. Total Dub
6. Merciful Dub
7. Cell Block 11
8. Killer Dub
9. Blacka Blacka Dub

Engineer : Ernest Hoo Kim & Ossie Hibbert
Producer : Joseph Hoo Kim
Bass : Ranchie
Drums : Benbow , Sly Dunbar
Engineer : Ernest Hoo Kim , Ossie Hibbert
Guitar : Dougie Bryan
Keyboards : Ansel Collins , Ossie Hibbert
Mixed By : Ernest Hoo Kim, Ossie Hibbert
Other [Voices] : Mighty Diamonds
Percussion : Uziah Sticky Thompson
Producer : Joseph Hoo Kim
Saxophone [Alto] : Herman Marques
Saxophone [Tenor] : Tommy McCook
Recording Studio : Channel One (Kingston, JA)
Comment : Dub to the 1976 "Right Time" album by The Mighty Diamonds Recorded and Mixed at Channel One Recording Studio 279 Maxfield Ave, Kgn. 13

[cool review from OnTheWire Radio Lancashire)
This classic dub set from 1976 is amongst the first batch of reissues in Virgin's Front Line series. The rhythms, with one exception, match the Mighty Diamonds' masterpiece "The Right Time", and it is this connection alone which has established the reputation of "Vital Dub". The musicians are actually the Revolutionaries, Sly & Robbie et al, and the tunes were recorded and mixed down at Channel One by the Hookim Brothers. The mix is a largely a straightforward run through on the rhythms - which are peerless. But why the opportunity was not taken to run the songs and versions together is inexplicable, or even better to introduce some segues of the fine DJ versions to which the label must still have access. At least the original cover art is reproduced - an unconscious (sic) advertisement for over-indulging in top quality weed.


Carlton Barrett & Family Man Barrett - Macka Dub

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Carlton Barrett & Family Man Barrett - Macka Dub
Original Title: The Sound Of Macka Dub Vol. 1
Label: Clocktower
Record Date: 197X
Album style: roots, dub

1. Bradsta Dub
2. Ista Episode
3. Dub In My Soul
4. Kc Black
5. Gubs I Rock
6. Untitled Track
7. Hawks Theme
8. Mike O Lete
9. Phillip Showcase
10. Capo Dub
11. Shotman Chow
12. Synco Session

Mixing Engineer : Phillip Smart
Producer : Brad Osbourne
Drums : Tad Dawkins & Sparrow Martin & Carlton Barrett
Bass : Aston Family Man Barrett
Guitar : Bobby Chung & Rick Trater
Organ : Glen Adams & Earl Wire Lindo
Piano : Glen Adams & Earl Wire Lindo
Special Effects : Brad Osbourne & Michael Scudder
Recording Studio : Artcraft


Aston Family Man Barrett - Family Man in Dub

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Aston Family Man Barrett - Family Man in Dub
Label: Heartbeat
Record date : 197X
Album style : early reggae, roots, dub, instrumental

1. Cobra Style Dub
2. Steppers Rock
3. Familyman Skank
4. Rebel I Am
5. E.T. Special
6. Pleasing Dub
7. Dubbing Naturally
8. Dub Combination
9. Pickney Dub
10. A Distant Dub
11. Tribute To Y Mas Gan
12. Elegant Dub
13. Iron Rock
14. Dub Maker

Producer : Aston Barrett
Engineer : Aston Barrett & Errol Brown
Mixing Engineer : Oswald Palmer
Recording Engineer : Oswald Palmer
Backing Vocals : Jimmy Riley
Drums : Hugh Malcolm & Carlton Barrett
Bass : Aston Barrett & Robbie Shakespeare
Lead Guitar : Eric Fratter
Guitar : Aston Barrett
Rhythm Guitar : Eric Fratter
Synthesiser : Earl Wire Lindo & Ian Winter & Aston Barrett & Tyrone Downie
Piano : Aston Barrett & Tyrone Downie & Ian Winter
Organ : Aston Barrett & Earl Wire Lindo
Trombone : Vin Gordon
Saxophone : Glen Da Costa
Trumpet : David Madden
Clavinet : Earl Wire Lindo
Repeater : Bob Marley & Peter Tosh & Carlton Barrett
Clarinet : Herman Marquis
Syndrums : Hugh Malcolm
Percussions : Bongo Herman & Aston Barrett
Funde : Bunny Wailer


Impact All Stars - Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy's 1972-75

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Impact All Stars - Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy's 1972-75
Label: Blood & Fire
Original title: The Impact All Stars - Randy's Dub
Record date: 1975
Album style : roots, dub, instrumental

1. Jaro
2. Maro
3. Ordinary Version Chapter 3
4. Extraordinary Version
5. Wire Dub
6. Shining Dub
7. Easy Come Dub
8. Dubwise Situation
9. Last Of The Jestering
10. Oh Jah Dub
11. Sabotage In Dub
12. S-Corner Dub
13. Just Another Dub
14. Upbeat Version
15. Verdict In Dub

Mixing Engineer : Karl Pitterson & Errol Thompson
Producer : Clive Chin
Backing Band : The Wailers & Skin, Flesh & Bones & The Impact All Stars & In Crowd
Drums : Mikey Boo Richards & Sly Dunbar & Carlton Barrett
Bass : Lloyd Parks & Aston Barrett & Val Douglas
Guitar : Ranchie & Tarzan & Michael Chung
Keyboards : Robert Lynn & Tyrone Downie & Wire Lindo & Augustus Pablo & Ansel Collins
Trombone : Vin Gordon
Saxophone : Tommy McCook
Harmonica : Chicago Steve
Percussions : Bingy Bunny
Melodica : Ansel Collins
Recording Studio : Randy's (Kingston, JA)


Monday, November 19, 2007

Ranking Joe - World In Dub

Ranking Joe - World In Dub
Label - M Records
Released - 2006
Style - Reggae, Dub, Josh Vibes, Killer

Drums - Fluxy, Style Scott
Guitar - Earl "Chinna" Smith
Keyboards - Frankie Waul
Percussion - Noel "Scully" Simms, Norman Grant
Producer, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Guitar - Ryan Moore
Saxophone - Dean Frazer
Trombone - Ronald "Nambo" Robinson
Trumpet - Bobby Ellis

* This just came highly recommended (and donated) by a good friend named Josh. He has lots of Dub Knowledge, and didn't disappoint with this one! thanks Josh

Without disregarding the name above the title, understand that producer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Moore deserves the lion's share of the credit for the dub excellence presented here. This is the dubversion of Ranking Joe's World in Trouble, a first-rate deejay album which benefitted from strong riddims laid down by a cast of seasoned players, production that was rough and tough without being sloppy, and some of Ranking Joe's most eccentric yet consciously and culturally focused toasting ever. Since this is a dub disc, the vocals naturally aren't going to figure into the equation as much. Choice bits of the artist's scatty, stammering style tickle the ears at select moments, but what really gives this one the fire is the way Moore lays on the essential dub components in amounts that always suit the flow. Bass lines are fattened up, echo shots explode across the landscape, riddims rise and fall, and vocal remnants emerge long enough for some extra attention-grabbing. World in Dub is really the best of two worlds in dub: it's modern without sounding cold, and it's obviously infused with the spirit of the great dub masters, though it doesn't try to copy every nuance from the pre-digital era. It's just plain killer.

1. Ranking Joe - World In Dub (3:15)
2. Ranking Joe - Gideon Sounds (3:36)
3. Ranking Joe - Dub Control (3:41)
4. Ranking Joe - Money Dub (3:32)
5. Ranking Joe - Happy Version (3:09)
6. Ranking Joe - Seek Ye Dub (3:32)
7. Ranking Joe - Dub Babylon (3:26)
8. Ranking Joe - Original Dub (2:50)
9. Ranking Joe - Equal Rights Dub (3:53)
10. Ranking Joe - Poor Man Version (4:25)
11. Ranking Joe - World In Dub (Vibronics Skaboom Remix) (3:51)
12. Ranking Joe - Dub Babylon (BAF Crew Meets Waiwan Remix) (4:28)


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Prince Lincoln and The Rasses - Vortex Dub

Prince Lincoln and The Rasses - Vortex Dub
Label - Orange Street
Recorded - 197x-198x
Style - Roots, Dub, Reggae, Josh Vibes

Playlist :
Love The Way It Should Be (Previously Unreleased)
Kingston 11 (Previously Unreleased)
Mechanical Devices
People Love Jah Music
Peoples Minds
Natural Wild
Interstellar Over Dub
Nebular Dub
Time Wharp
Universally Dubbed
Terrestial Dub
Dub Vortex
Cosmic Silence

Engineer : Prince Jammy & Sylvan Morris & Norman Mighell & Stuart Anderson & Jerome Francis

Producer : Prince Lincoln Thompson

Limited to 3000 copies Prince Lincoln's mega-rare dub tracks originally issued on vinyl and limited to 500 copies only. Features two previously unreleased tracks 'Love The Way It Should Be' & 'Kingston 11'. Orange Street. 2002.



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Let's Go, Techno!

Originating in the United States, techno was primarily developed by "The Belleville Three", a cadre of men who were attending college, at the time, near Detroit, Michigan. The budding musicians, former high school friends and mix tape traders Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson, found inspiration in Midnight Funk Association, an eclectic, 5-hour, late-night radio program hosted on various Detroit radio stations including WCHB, WGPR, and WJLB-FM from 1977 through the mid-1980s by DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson. Mojo's show featured heavy doses of electronic sounds from the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream alongside the funk of Parliament and the new wave sounds of the B-52s.
Techno has since been retroactively defined to encompass, among others, works dating back to "Shari Vari" (1981) by A Number Of Names, the earliest compositions by Cybotron (1981), Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder's "I Feel Love" (1977), "From Here to Eternity" (1977) and the more dancefloor-orientated selections from Kraftwerk's repertoire between 1977 and 1983. These electro-disco tracks share with techno a dependence on machine-generated beats and dancefloor popularity.
Techno became more of a phenomenon in Europe than in the United States; American artists such as Moby and The Crystal Method who entered the electronic music scene producing techno were initially successful in Europe, but did not gain a presence in the U.S. until branching out into other styles such as breakbeat and electronica. The popularity of the techno movement peaked in the late 90s, particularly in 1999 at the Berlin Love Parade with an attendance of over one and a half million techno enthusiasts.

Funk and soul influences
Techno draws heavily upon its funk and soul music roots to create its characteristically intense grooves and percussive basslines. Early pioneers of the genre melded the beat-centric styles of their Motown predecessors with the most modern technology of the time. Utilizing cutting-edge "beat machines" like the Roland TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303, early techno producers generated a new sound by creating intricate, unabashedly synthetic lower ranges, pushing conventional funk and soul to its limits. What resulted was a typified "Detroit techno sound" that permeates the core of vastly differing genres today.

In the late 1980s, different subgenres of techno music began to emerge, including hardcore techno, an intensified style typified by a fast tempo (around 160 bpm) and the rhythmic use of distorted and atonal industrial-like beats and samples, and ambient techno, with artists such as The Orb and Aphex Twin producing dub music and ambient influenced techno that later had an influence on artists dabbling in the minimal techno and what was originally techno's experimental offshoot, IDM. Techno in the form of acid house, influenced by the heavy use of the Roland TB-303 for bass and lead sounds, enjoyed a surge of popularity in the mid-1980s and went on to influence acid trance and acid techno. Tech house, which came to prominence in the late 1990s, imports concepts of techno into the basic structure of house music but with a softer, deeper sound and an almost jazzy touch - partly in convergence with progressive house.
Less well-known styles related to techno or its subgenres include Yorkshire bleeps and bass or bleep, a regional variant which was prominent in the late 1980s; wonky techno; ghettotech, which combines some of the aesthetics of techno with hip-hop, house music, and Miami bass; and the subgenres of hardcore techno, including gabber, speedcore, terrorcore, breakcore and digital hardcore.

Techno had also a big influence on main-stream European disco-pop music from the late 80s with Technotronic, and the evolvement of euro-techno during the early and mid 90s, with artists such as 2 Unlimited, Snap!, Culture Beat and Corona.
In recent years, the publication of relatively accurate histories by authors Simon Reynolds (Generation Ecstasy aka Energy Flash) and Dan Sicko (Techno Rebels), plus mainstream press coverage of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, have helped to diffuse the genre's more dubious mythology. Techno has further expanded into the charts as more artists such as Orbital and Underworld have made the style break through to the mainstream pop culture while producers and DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, Richie Hawtin and Jeff Mills have continued to explore newer sounds." -Wikipedia

Various - In Order To Dance 5 (R&S)

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Various - In Order To Dance 5
Label: R & S Records
Catalog#: RS 94036 CD XX
Format: 3 x CD
Country: Belgium
Released: 1994
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno
Credits: Compiled By - Renaat Vandepapeliere
Notes: Limited edition with bonus third CD in card sleeve. 1-12 title given as "Polynomial G" in error. 2-05 credited to Luke Slater rather than his alias Translucent.3-03 artist credited as Minimal Vision from the same label Vibraphone. An even more limited edition (RS94036CDXX) was also available. This came in a specially made "light box" - a case made of pale green translucent plastic containing batteries and green LEDs!

CD1-01 Mike Dred - Macrocosm (8:45)
CD1-02 Quadrant - Infinition (7:43)
CD1-03 Future/Past - Jam Packed (5:41)
CD1-04 µ-Ziq - Phi*1700[U/V] (5:53)
CD1-05 Speed Jack - Storm (8:04)
CD1-06 Outlander - Shades Of Perception (5:36)
CD1-07 Biosphere - Seti Project (6:08)
CD1-08 Teste - The Wipe (5am Synaptic) (4:51)
CD1-09 69 - Rushed (8:47)
CD1-10 Phylyps - Trak (4:56)
CD1-11 The Source Experience - Voices Of The Spirit (7:04)
CD1-12 Aphex Twin - Polynomial C (4:44)
CD2-01 In Sync - Subway Route (Edit) (6:15)
CD2-02 Kenny Larkin - Soul Man (6:23)
CD2-03 Point Blank - Meng's Theme (Original Mix) (7:15)
CD2-04 CJ Bolland - Austral Body (7:24)
CD2-05 Translucent - Spadang (6:53)
CD2-06 Sensurreal - From Subversive Territory (7:46)
CD2-07 Sonic Solution - Turbulence (6:55)
CD2-08 Dave Angel - Abyss (6:02)
CD2-09 Carl Craig - At Les (8:07)
CD2-10 Speed Jack - C.T.C. (8:35)
CD2-11 Frank De Wulf vs. T-Quest - > (6:11)
CD3-01 Wild West - Citric (Filter Mix) (7:50)
CD3-02 69 - Microlovr (8:28)
CD3-03 Bermuda Triangle - Freya (4:17)
CD3-04 Sun Electric - Alzir (4:26)
CD3-05 Ken Ishii - Low (7:11)
CD3-06 Link - The Augur (10:01)

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Various - IntelliNET: The Story So Far

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Various - IntelliNET: The Story So Far
Label: IntelliNET
Country: Canada
Released: 1994
Genre: Electronic
Style: Techno, Acid
Credits: DJ Mix - Mark Gage
Notes: "A Digitally edited mix cd released in early 1994, featuring tracks from various +8 affilliates. All mixes digitally structured and manipulated via Vapourspace / Mark Gage."
Track 01 "For The Head" 38:44
Track 02 "For The Feet" 39:24

For The Head:
01 fred - The Acid Didj
02 Mazdaratti - Sleeps With The Foxes
03 Sysex - At First Light (Version)
04 Plastikman - Koma
05 Speedy J - Ginger
06 Vapourspace - Gravitational Arch Of 10
07 C/Sphere - Krell
08 UTU - N428
09 Born Under A Rhyming Planet - Analog: Heaven (Dreaming Of 82)
10 Fred Giannelli - Salacious
11 Teste - The Wipe (3 AM Synaptic Mix) Remix - Richie Hawtin
12 F.U.S.E. - Dimension Intrusion
13 Cusp - Drone Um Futurisma
14 Sysex - Cr Acid Trax 1
15 V-Room - V Shaped
16 Plastikman - Elektrostatik
17 Cybersonik - Red Alert
18 DBX - Phreak
19 DBX - Bleep
20 Speedy J - Something For Your Mind
21 States Of Mind - You Like That? (Page 3 Mix)

For The Feet:
01 Dance Fever - Out On The Dancefloor (Piled Witch Mix)
02 The Stickmen - U Can Dew (J Acquaviva's White Leisure Suit Dub)
03 Robotman - Do Da Doo (J Acquaviva's Flare For Disco Mix)
04 Robotman - Never (Karl's Krispy Dub) Remix - Karl E. Kowalski
05 Dance Fever - A Woman In Love (A Freak In Dub) Remix - Robotman
06 Las Americas - Worship (Que Divina!) (Jetstream's Ruby Fruit Jungle Mix)
07 Las Americas - Worship (Que Divina!) (David's Family Dub) Remix - David Alvarado
08 The People Movers - Boogaloo (David Alvarado And Lord Sadat's Mix)
09 Biotrans - Yesu
10 Blunted Dummies - House For All
11 The Captain - (2) Jazzy For You
12 Juicy Fruit - Liferaft (Stickmen Dub)
13 PJ - Work It (Crawlspace Dub)
14 PJ - Feel Ya (Crawlspace Mix)
15 Mr. Clubman - Release The Tension (Release The Tribal) Remix -The Stickmen
16 Harmony House - Day Of Rest (Lava Lamp Dub)
17 It's Thinking - Afterglow
18 fred - The Acid Didj

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Various - Global Cuts

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Various - Global Cuts
Label: Global Cuts (R&S/Astralwerks)
Country: Belgium
Released: 1993
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Techno
Note: I'm not 100% confident about the tracklisting order/tags.

1 Remy & Sven - Piano Power (6:36)
2 Capricorn - 20hz (6:45)
3 X-Tatic - Hectic Boogie (Original Demo Version) (5:29)
4 Mr. Marvin - Hammond Groove (5:28)
5 X-Tatic - Monkey Forest (5:13)
6 Cool Lemon - Cool Lemon (5:49)
7 Remy & Sven - Tsjika-boem-tsjak (6:08)
8 Manpower - Ride The Wave (5:17)
9 Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes - Warwick (Remy & Sven Remix) (8:00)
10 Remy & Sven - L.f.ohhhhh (9:07)
11 Ohm - Tribal Tone (Ruffneck Mix) (4:48)
12 Soul Searchers - Crystal Clear (5:53)


Lassigue Bendthaus - Render Audible (US Remixes)

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Lassigue Bendthaus - Render Audible (US Remixes)
Label: KK Records
Country: Belgium
Released: 1994
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid, Techno

1 Soul Access (Polyacidmorph) (5:59)
2 Polaire (DeStroit) (7:44)
3 Dither (Sharpened) (6:52)
4 Render (US-ID Mix) (7:32)
5 Fiber (U.S. Mix) (6:49)
6 Molecular Trip (4:58)
7 Molecular Modelling (Re-Traced) (9:02)
8 Blossoms (3:09)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Black Ark

"The Black Ark
The Black Ark was the recording studio of legendary reggae and dub producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, located in the yard of his family's home in the Washington Gardens neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica. Although the studio itself was somewhat rudimentary in its set-up and particularly basic with regard to some of the dated equipment employed by Perry, it was nonetheless the breeding ground for some of Jamaica's (and arguably the world's) most innovative sounds and recording techniques in the latter half of the 1970s.

Innovative musical techniques
An example of Lee Perry's inventive style was his ability to overdub layers of sound effects and instrumentation on each recording track of a basic 4-track machine, with such precise timing and in such a way that the resulting sound would destroy the competition from Jamaica's other top producers using the latest 16-track mixing consoles. Perry once buried microphones at the base of a palm tree and thumped it rhythmically to produce a mystifying bass drum effect; his drum booth at the Black Ark was for a time surrounded with chicken wire to further his distinctive sound; many of his songs are layered with a variety of subtle effects created from broken glass, ghastly sighs and screeches, crying babies, and a mooing cow children's toy. These and other notable recording techniques helped define the Black Ark sound, as well as Lee Perry's creative legacy.

Musicians and the Black Ark
In addition to providing pioneering sounds for such reggae stars as Bob Marley and The Wailers, Junior Byles, and Max Romeo, Lee Perry and his studio were formative in creating the highly innovative reggae sub-genre called Dub, in which the producer/engineer becomes the focus of the music, manipulating a pre-recorded track and creating something entirely new using his or her mixing console as nothing less than an instrument.

The end
In 1979, following years of increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior, Lee "Scratch" Perry allegedly set fire to The Black Ark studio, effectively ending an era during which much of Jamaica's most delightfully creative sounds had captured the world of music. However, it has been related by several Perry family members that the studio in fact caught fire in 1983 after an ill-fated attempt to rebuild it, the result of an electrical accident. More often than not, Perry has claimed that he personally destroyed the Black Ark due to "unclean spirits" - an allusion to some of the undesirable people who were constantly at the Black Ark in later years." -Wikipedia

Lee Perry and The Upsetters - Musical Bones

Lee Perry and The Upsetters - Musical Bones (Justice League 1972-75)
Playlist :
1. Coco Macca
2. Fly Away
3. The Message
4. Licky Licky
5. Labbrish
6. Quinge Up
7. Raw Chaw
8. 5 Cardiff Crescent
9. Four Of A Kind
10. Voodoo Man
11. Nah Go Run
12. Mek It Soon
13. Bredda's Dub
14. Matches Lane Affair
15. A Wise Dub

Producer : Lee Perry
Engineer : Lee Perry
Backing Band : The Upsetters
Drums : Ben Bow & Mikey Boo Richards
Bass : Boris Gardiner
Lead Guitar : Chinna & Geoffrey Chung
Organ : Winston Wright
Trombone : Vin Gordon
Horns : Bobby Ellis & Dirty Harry
Percussions : Skully & Lee Perry
Studios : Black Ark (Kingston, JA)


Lee Perry and The Upsetters - Return of Wax

Lee Perry and The Upsetters - Return of Wax (Justice League 1975)

1. Last Blood
2. Deathly Hands
3. Kung Fu Warrior
4. Dragon Slayer
5. Judgement Day
6. One Armed Boxer
7. Big Boss
8. Fists Of Vengeance
9. Samurai Swordsman
10. Final Weapon
11. Delroy Butler - Experience (Bonus track)
12. Keith Rowe - Living My Life (Bonus track)


Lee Scratch Perry - Rastafari Liveth in the Hearts of Everyone Itinually

Lee Scratch Perry - Rastafari Liveth in the Hearts of Everyone Itinually
(Justice League 1974-79)

Playlist :
1. Peter & Paul Lewis - Ethiopian Land
2. The Upsetters - Dub Land
3. Watty Burnett & Tony - Rise & Shine
4. The Upsetters - Shining Dub
5. Watty Burnett - What A War
6. The Upsetters - What A Dub
7. Junior Delgado & Big Youth - 23rd Psalm
8. Clive Hylton - Judgement Day
9. The Upsetters - Well Judged Dub
10. Mystic - Forward With Jah Orthodox
11. The Upsetters - Orthodox Dub
12. The Bluebells - Come Along
13. The Upsetters - Dub Along
14. Evan Jones - 4 And 20 Dreadlocks
15. The Upsetters - Dreadlocks Dub
16. Devon Irons - When Jah Comes
17. The Upsetters - When Jah Dubs


Lee Scratch Perry - Black Arkives

Lee Scratch Perry - Black Arkives (Justice League 1973-75)

Playlist :
1. Leo Graham - Jump It
2. Sam Carty - Life Is A Flower
3. The Imposters - Have Some Fun
4. Dillinger - Cane River Rock
5. Sam Carty - I Don't Mind
6. The Upsetters - Jamaican Theme
7. The Imposters - Nature Man
8. The Upsetters - Vampire (Horns)
9. The Gladiators - Time
10. The Upsetters - Dub In Time
11. Eric Donaldson - Stand Up
12. The Upsetters - Dub Fe Yu Right
13. Brent Dowe - Down Here In Babylon
14. The Upsetters - If The Cap Fits
15. Divine Brothers - Perception
16. The Upsetters - Perceptive Dub


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dark & Deadly Dubs. A Dubstep mix.

Sorry I'm really busy with a million things this week and probably most of next week, so I don't have any regular posts like I normally have on thursday/friday. But I did just recently finished a new mix. It's Dubstep, which is what I've been listening to alot lately. For those who don't know, Dubstep is sorta the latest genre craze in the UK and beyond - that sounds cheezy but it's for good reason. It combines the sounds of Dancehall, Reggae, Dub, Industrial, Metal, Breakbeat and elements of Jungle and it's such a relatively new format that it hasn't been completely exploited by the major labels yet. So its a very 'fresh' sound; there are more and more new and young Dubstep producers popping up daily it seems - and each one brings their own special mutation to the table. It's reminiscent to me of the energy of the original Jungle scene back in 1994 when everyone was experimenting with different sounds and tempos and production styles. So yeah - grab the mix and meditate on the bass. Lots and lots of bass.

The first four tracks are remixes of classic tunes you probably will recognize. The first of course is Moments in Love (1985), one of my favorite songs of all time. The second tune is 'Digits' which is a dubstep take on Kraftwerk's 'Numbers' from 1981. The third tune is 'Creal' which is a relick of Cybotron's classic 'Clear' from 1983. The fourth song is Loefah's 'It's Yours' which is an extremely deconstructed dubstep version of the classic T La Rock tune of the same name. Good stuff.

Style: Dubstep, Dub, Grime (Instrumental), Bass, Breaks, Space

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PMX DJs - Dark & Deadly Dubs - Volume 1
October 2007

1. Art of Noise - Moments in Love (Caspa Remix)
2. 6blocc - Digits
3. 6blocc - Creal
4. Loefah - It's Yours
5. Komonazmuk & White Boi - Search For Truth
6. Scanone - Atlas
7. Random Trio - Press Button (Cyrus Steppers Version)
8. Vista - Gameboy Dub
9. Digital Mystikz - 10 Dread Commandments
10. Fullness - Butterfish (Marlow Remix)
11. Djunya - Contact
12. Mala - Hunter
13. Afterdark - Cosa Nostra
14. Tes La Rok - Bass 31
15. Vista - Special Request
16. Dubchild - Lethal Riddim

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