Version Excursion And The Impact Of Dub

Amazin piece on Dub in the Jamaica Gleaner.

This was the genesis of the ‘version’, producers putting the rhythm of a song on the B side of a record instead of having to go to the expense of doing another song, Howard illustrating his point by playing the full song and then version of Danger in Your Eyes. “Some scholars have paid scant regard to the economic dimension,” Howard said.

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Ska: The Musical War

Great article on the ska war in yesterday’s Jamaica Gleaner!

Derrick, obviously upset, warned Buster that if he released the song, he (Derrick) would compose and release one with the words “Buster while you were at sea, I was along with B (Blossom – his wife) and all your children have the mark of this blackhead Chineyman”. On hearing this, Buster relented. Both sides came to a settlement and the musical war ended.

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Your Love: Pat Kelly & The Moon Invaders

Er kann’s noch – und wie: wie zu besten Techniques-Zeiten hört sich Pat Kelly auf seinem neuesten Release mit den Moon Invaders an. Letztere sind keine Supersonics, aber als Gesamtpaket kann der Tune trotzdem überzeugen. Wirklich eine sehr schöne 4 Track EP auf Grover. Kann man zum Beispiel hier kaufen.

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You gotta watch this: Deep Roots Music

Totally amazing documentary. A real must see! When it comes to vintage footage this is easily the single best documentary about Jamaican music I have ever seen. Definetly worth buying (here, e.g.) and I have no idea why it’s not more famous.

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The Misadventures of Saucy and Her Mama

Dobby Dobson has written a very Jamaican novel: The Misadventures of Saucy and Her Mama.

Dobson said the inspiration for the book came from watching mothers leave the island, in search of a better life, while children are left in the care of grandparents, aunts and other close relatives.

Dobby himself migrated to the United States in 1979. Via Jamaica Observer.

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Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music

“Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music” was an impressive documentary made by director Mike Connolly for the BBC. It was originally shown in 2002 and the documentary traces the evolution of Reggae Music from Mento and Ska, all the way up to Roots, Dub, and Dancehall. [...] The documentary has been hard to find in recent years, and doesn’t get too many repeats, so it was with great pleasure that we found it had been made available to watch online.

Via Strictlythebest.

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A Treasure Isle of Rock Steady: The Rougher Yet Discography

Rougher Yet hat seit einiger Zeit eine Treasure Isle Diskographie online, die sich gewaschen hat. Inklusive Soundfiles, und natürlich pures Gold für alle Rock Steady Afficionados.

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Music without end: Count C, The Wizard of the West

Make sure not to miss this: Soul of the lion have produced a documentary on Jamaican sound system operator Cyril Braithewaite aka Count C, who recently passed away. Expect highly interesting interviews with the man himself, King Sporty and Ken Boothe. After having recommended many documentaries here that were sometimes only partly intersting, let me be clear: You gotta watch this one. Sadly, it is hardly longer than 5 minutes. How nice it would’ve been to hear more precious memories of these great artistes.
Waxpoetics #48 contains a piece on Count C (and one about Roots Reggae legend Yabby You), too. Or read more about Count C here. Via magnificent Dancecrasher.

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Essential! A champion mix by Mossman Sound


Exclusive mix by Montreal`s Selector Mossman, the white bloke from Rock Steady – The Roots of Reggae. It hardly ever gets better than this. Deadly serious dubplate business.
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Alles Gute Lloyd Knibb (Skatalites)!

Lloyd Knibb, revolutionärer Drummer u.a. der Skatalites und der Supersonics, geht es sehr, sehr schlecht. Alles Gute und viel Kraft aus dem Big Shot Mediencenter!

Lots going on with Skatalites but Lloyd Knibb’s cancer diagnosis is current crisis. He entered hospital the day after returning from Brasil at end of April and on Sunday was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the liver and given just days to live. He was to fly to his home in Kingston last night according to his wife Enid. (Brian Keyo via E-Mail)

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