Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Dread Zone: July 6, 2020

Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove" (Keleketla!) - new release!!! (South Africa!)
Joe King - "Speak on Up" (An Alternate History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Captain Planet - "Patty Cake" (No Visa) Bastard Jazz Records - new release!!!
Du'Rite - "No Hope" (single) Du'Rite Music - new release!!!
Soom T - "Original That's Me" (Far From Home) new release!!!  
Creations Unlimited - "Crystal Illusion" (An Alternate History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Fantastic Negrito - "Chocolate Samurai" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?)

Eek-a-Mouse - "It was my Land" (The Very Best of 2)
Mr. Bojangles - "Ten Dread Commandments" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan Records
Burning Spear - "Give Me" (Marcus Garey) Island Records
Bim Sherman - "Love in the Ghetto" (Tribulation) Pressure Sounds
Roy Ayers - "African Sounds" (Roy Ayers: Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release!!!
Johnny Lytle - "Minor Soul" (So Blue, So Funky v. 2) Blue Note Records
Jupiter and Okwess - "Na Kozonga" (Na Kozonga) Zamora Music - new reelase!!! (DRCongo)
Archie Bell and the Drells - "Don't Let the Music Slip Away" (Platinum Collection)
Los Yesterdays - "Time" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Soul Center aka Thomas Brinkmann - "Time" (III) Mute Records
Abassi All Stars - "Roots Version" (single)

Toots and the Maytals - "It Was Written Down" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan Records
Barrington Levy - "Black Roses" (Too Experienced) RAS Records
Lord Echo - "Note from Home" (Echoes)
Alias - "Watching Water" (The Other Side of the Looking Glass) Anticon
Thievery Corporation feat. Sister Nancy - "Originality" (Versions) ESL Records
Fab Five Freddy - "Change the Beat" (Celluloid: Change the Beat)
Nightports feat. Betamax - "Ritual" (Nightports feat Betamax) Leaf Records - new release!!!
The Comet is Coming - "Final Eclipse (Full Version)" (Death to the Planet) Leaf Records

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 29, 2020

The Comet is Coming - "March of the Rising Sun" (Death to the Planet e.p.) Leaf Records
Keleketla - "Future Toyi Toyi" (single) - new release!! [from South Africa]
Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture - "Barke" PRAH Recordings - new release!!! [Guinea]
Amanaz - "Africa" (Africa) Now Again Records [1973 release from Zambia]
Oneness of Juju - "Afrobeat" (African Rhythms) Strut Records
Maytones - "Sha La La Disco (extended)" (Greatest Hits) Heartbeat Records [Jamaica]
Israel Vibration - "Jah Love Me" (Strength of My Life) RAS Records [Jamaica]
Roy Ayers - "Synchronized Vibrations" (Roy Ayers: Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release [Los Angeles]
McCoy Tyner - "Wanderer" (Extensions)
Sound Defects - "Oh My" (The Iron Horse)
Nightmares on Wax - "Morse" (Carboot Soul) Warp Records
Akea Beka - "Heartbeat of a Dub" (single) - new release!!!
Bobby Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Kenny Smyth - "Highway" (Lockdown Riddim) Urban Tree Music - new release!!!
Mulatu Astatke and Heliocentrics - "Live from Tigre Lounge"(Inspiration Information) Strut Records
Nightports and Betamax - "Hydro" (Nightports w/ Betamax) Leaf Records - new release!!!
Pastor Barrett and the Church for Christ Children's Choir - "Nobody Knows" (Like a Ship) Light in the Attic Records
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Pick it Up, Lay it in the Cut" (Dap Dippin') Daptone Records
Shneice McMenamin and Prince Fatty - "90% of Me is You"
Sidiku Buari - "Games we Used to Me" (Disco Fever)
Steve Reid - "Long Time Black" (Nova) Soul Jazz Records
Yussef Kamaal - "Wingtai Drums/Joint 17" (Black Focus)
Yussef Lateef - "Slippin' and Slidin' (Live at Pep's) Impulse!

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 22, 2020

Maker - "Sundancer" (Maker v. Now Again Records v. 2) Now Again Records
Antibalas - "Beaten Metal" (Security) Anti Records
The Architect - "Boogie Dola" (Un Plague Sur La Lune) X Ray Production - new elease!!!
SK Simeon and King Toppa - "Namungodi" (single) La Gorda Records- new release!!!
Dubvisionist - "Skylarkin Lounge" (Dubvisionist presents DFL Sessions) Echo Beach - new release!!!
Roy Ayers - "Shadows of the East" (Roy Ayers) Jazz Is Dead - new release!!!
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - "Hold the Phone" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
Ted Coleman Band - "Due Consideration" (Taking Care of Business) BBE Records
Freddie McKay - "I'm a Free Man" (A Lonely Man) 
Public Enemy - "State of the Union (Instrumental) - new release!!!
Keleketla -  "Future Toi Toi" 
Say Their Names
The Bar Kays - "Copy Cat"
Demon Fuzz - "Past, Present, Future" 
Richie Spice - "Rasta Teachings" (Keep Up Riddim) - new release!!!
Don Cherry - "Buddha's Blues" (Hear and Now)
The Comet is Coming - "Cosmic Dust" (Channel the Spirits) Leaf Records
Tricky - "Fall Please" (single) - new release!!!
Dudley Perkins - "Coming Home" (Expressions) Stones Throw Records
Asian Dub Foundation
Barry Adamson - "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Murky World of...) Mute Records
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Dr. Beezar, Soul Frankenstein" (Afro Funk Explosion)
Matata - "Talkin' Talkin'" (Africa Funk) 
J-Felix - "I Remember" (Whole Again Hooligan) Stones Throw Records
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt- "Con Alma"  (Duets) Verve

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 15, 2020

Manudigital - "Mexicali" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
SK Simeon and King Toppa - "Namungodi" - new release!!!
The Architect - "Boogie Dola" - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Dirty Money" (Dirty Money) Daptone Records
Brother Ah and the Sound Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere)
Adriane Young and Ali Shaheen Mahamood w/Roy Ayers - "African Sound"(Jazz is Dead) - new release!!!
Khan Jamal Creative Ensemble - "Breath of Life" (Drum Dance to the Motherland) EM Records
Akae Beka - "Heartbeat of a Dub" (single) - new release!!!
Asian Dub Foundation - "Swarm" (Access Denied) - new release!!!
Dubvisionist and PFL - "Skylarkin Lounge" (single) - new release!!!
Richie Spice - "Rasta Teaching" (Keep Up! Riddim) - new release!!!
Sister Sherin - "Jah Music" (Jah Music e.p.) Echo Beach Records - new release!!!
Augustus Pablo - "East of the River Nile" (East of the River Nile) 
Sneaks - "Addis"
Radio Milwaukee - "Say Their Names" - new release!!!
World's Experience Orchestra  - "The Prayer" (Beginning of a New Birth) Now Again Records 
William Parker/Hamid Drake/Rob Brown/Lewis Barnes - "Groove" (Sound Unity)
Ted Coleman Band - "Samba de" (Taking Care of Business)
Shabaka and the Ancestors - "Run, the Darkness Will Pass" (We are Sent Here by History) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Rob - "Your Kiss Stole Me Away" (Rob the Funky Way) Mr. Bongo Records
Joe McPhee - "Shaky Jake" (Nation Time) 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sub Modu - "RAM Generation" (Pidgin Syths) Tru Thoughts - new release!!!
J-Felix - "I Remember" (Whole Again Hooligan) - new release!!!
Butch Cassidy Sound System - "Melodic B" (Echo Tone Defeat) Echo Beach Records
Chiiild - "Pirouette" (Synthetic Soul) - new release!!!
Tony Allen - "Road Close" (Africa Funk)
Empress Kandace - "Rescue Me" (single) - new release!!!
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Darkest Light" (Afro Funk Explosion) Manifesto Records
Jah 9 - "Note to Self" (Note to Self) VP Records
Horace Andy - "Skylarking" (Inna de Yard) - new release!!!
The Dynamics - "Dum De Dum" (First Landing) Hacktone Records
Thee Sinners - "Seems Like"
Grover Washington -  "Black Frost"
Dudley Perkins - "Get On Up"
Gonna Roll You Over
Jimi Castor Bunch - "Bad"
Willi Hutch - "Get Ready for the Get Down" (Best of...)
Kashmere Stage Band - "Super Bad" (Texas Funk) Now Again Records!
Bohannon - "A Happy Song for You" (Alive)
Adriane Young and Ali Shaheed Muhammed - "Apocoliptico feat. Azymuth" (Jazz is Dead) - new release!!!
Oscar Peterson Trio - "Naptown Blues" (Hello Herbie)
Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Funky Drummer" (Rim Arrives)
Four Tet - "Anti Racists Tech House

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Prince Fatty - "Take Me as I Am" - new release!!!
Leon and Rootsquake - "Ride On" - new release!!!
Sneaks - "Addis" (Highway Hypnosis)
Los Aggrolites - "In the Rain"
Sub Modu - "Water Get No Enemy" (Pidgin Synths) - new release!!!
Howard Wales - "Huxley's Howl" (single) - new release!!!
Cymande - "Dove" (Cymande)
Funky Destination - "Frequency of Liberation" (Revolution is Only Solution)
Johnnie Walker - "Love Vibrator" (Personal Space) Chocolate Industries/Numero Group
Leifur James - "Angels in Disguise" (Angels in Disguise) - new release!!!
Sun Ra
Tom Misch and Yuseff
Wendell Harrison - "Farewell to Welfare"
Chemical Brothers - "Let Us Build a City" (Born in the Echoes: Deluxe) Astralwerks
Budos Band - "Ghost Talk" (V) Daptone REcords
Kenyatta Hill and Culture - "Free Africa" (single) - new release!!!
Four Tet - "Anti-racism Tech House" (Soundcloud Singles) - new release!!!
Boscoe - "We Ain't Free" (Boscoe) Numero Group
Chezidek - "Because I'm Black" (single) - new release!!!
Eugene Blacknell - "We Have to Live Together" (We Can't Take Life For Granted) Luv 'N' Haight
Gil Scott Heron - "Sign of the Ages" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
Lou Bond - "To the Establishment" (Lou Bond)

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Dread Zone: May 25, 2020

Dub Inc. - "Never Change" (Better Run Riddim)
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - "Hold the Phone" (Hold the Phone) - new release!!!
Prince Fatty and Shneice McMenamain - "Take Me As I Am" (Disco Deception) Evergreen Recordings - new release!!!
Rude Boy - "Pump Up the Volume" (single) Echo Beach - new release!!!
Four Tet - "Anti-Racism Techno House" (Soundcloud Recordings)
Sub Modu - "Expensive Shit" (Pidgin Synths) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!
Funky Destination - "One Brotha to Another" (Revolution is Only Solution)
Manu Chao - "Mama Call" (Clandestino)
Massacre - "Over" (Meltdown) Tzadik Records
Michael Franti and Spearhead - "Soundsystem" (All Rebel Rockers) Anti
Pastor Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir - "Ever Since" (Like a Ship) Light in the Attic
Oscar Peterson Trio with Herb Ellis - "Naptown Blues" (Hello Herbie)
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "There" (Rocket Juice and the Moon)
Sounds of Liberation - "Back Streets of Heaven" (Unreleased)
Kenyatta Hill feat. Culture - "Free Africa" (single) Rockers Artist Agency - new release!!!
Leon and Roots Quake - "Ride On" (single) Fridge Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Mttt pt. 1 and 2" (Fu Chronicles) Daptone Records
Sun Ra - "There Are Worlds..." (Lanquidity) Evidence Records