Monday, August 13, 2018


T-Amir - "Habesha" (Abbysinia) Tru Thought - new release
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Nanny of the Maroons" (Your Queen s a Reptile) Impulse!
African Head Charge -"One Destination" (In Pursuit of Shashamane Land) On U Sound
I Roy - "I Trust You" (Touting I Self) Heartb
St. Germain -"Montego Bay Spleen" (Tourist) Blue Note
Yabby You - "Beware" 
Dr. Israel - "Tomorrow" (Next Step)
Grandmaster Flash - "Scorpio" (The Message) Sanctuary Records
Charles Mingus - "The Clown" (The Clown) 
Ziggy Marley - "Rebellion Rises" (Rebellion Rises) 
Maurice McIntyre - "In the Light of the Creator" (In the Light of the Creator) 
Septimus - "Take Love Where You Find It" (We Want a Piece of the Pie) Deano Records
Betty Davis - "Git In There" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic
Mighty Diamonds - "Right Time" (I Need a Roof)
Damon - "Don't You Feel Me?" (
Antibalas - "Gold Rush" (Daptone) 
Slave - "Baby Sinister" (The Hardness of the World) 
Mutabaruka - "Check It" (Check It)
Manessah - "Do Right" 

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Dread Zone - August 6, 2018


Jimmy McGriff - "The Bird Wave" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Jupiter and Okwess - "Hello" (Kin Sonic) Zamora Label - new release!!!
Earth and Stone - "False Rulers" (Kool Roots) Pressure Sounds
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse! - new release!!!
Agrovators - "Two Face Rasta Dub" (Rasta Dub 76) Attack Records
World's Experience Orchestra - "Rain" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records!
Culture - "Holy Mt. Zion" (Harder Than the Rest) FrontLine Records
Cornell Campbell - "Bandolo Disco Style" (The Inspector General) 
Duke Ellington
Don Cherry - "Brown Rice" (Brown Rice) 
Ziggy Marley - "Rebellion Rises" (Rebellion Rises)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Blacknuss" (Blacknuss) 
Maurice McIntyre - "Humility in the Light of the Creator (alternate)" (Humility....) 
John Coltrane - "Nature Boy" (Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album) Impulse! - new release!!!
King Tubby - "Zion Gate Dub" (Dub Chill Out) Music Chill Out
Bobbi Humphrey - "Blacks and Blues" (Blacks and Blues) Blue Note Records
Dub Funk Association - "Dance a Yard" (Sounds of the Heavyweight) Tanty Records
Smith and Mighty - "Jungle Man Corner" (Bass Is Maternal) !K7
Rob Smith - "Lovage" (single) 
Matty G - "War" (single) 
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Flat Tire" (Radiolarians 2) 
Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 30, 2018


Donald Byrd - "The Little Rasti" (Ethiopian Knights) Blue Note Records
Terrance Blanchard - "Confident Selflessness" (Breathless) Blue Note Records
Sir Coxsone Sound - "Live and Love" (King of the Dub Rock v. 1 & 2) Tribesman Records
Charles Wright and the 103rd St. Watts Rhythm Band - "Comment (if all men are truly brothers)" (In the Jungle Babe) Warner Brothers
Gil Scott-Heron - "Spirits" (Spirits) TVT Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Coming Home" (The Lonely Lover) 
Prince Douglas - "North of the Border Dub" (Dub Roots) Wackies Records
Jezzreel - "Love of My Life" (Great Jah Jah) Wackies Records
Blackalicious - "As the World Turns" (Nia) Quannum
Seeed - "Respectness" (Music Monks) 
Roots Noir - "Dub 'N'" (Elevate) Independent - new release!!!
Lagrimas de Sangre - "La Gente" (single) - new release!!!
Michael Prophet - "Righteous are the Conqueror" (Righteous are the Conqueror) Greensleeves
Ron Carter Quartet - "Three Little Words" (Piccolo) Milestone Records
Nightmares on Wax - "195lb" (Thought So) Warp Records
Thievery Corporation - "Destroy the Wicked" (Treasures from the Temple) ESL Records - new release
Miles Davis - "Honky Tonk" (Get Up With It) Columbia Records
Papa Levi - "Me No Care" (Birth of Dancehall: Black Solidarity 1976-79) Kingston Sounds
Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 16, 2018


Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!
Billy Rockwell - "Cyan" (Northern Faction 4) Balanced Records
Capital Letters - "The Roots" (Judgment Day) Sugar Shack Records - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Dollar Pants" (Radiolarians 2) Indirecto Records
Lagrimas de Sangre - "La Gente" (Viridarquia) Kasba Records - new release!!!
Detroit Sex Machines - "Let's Rap Together" (Searching for Soul) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" (I'm New Here) XL Records
Lyman Woodard Organization - "Saturday Night Special" (Saturday Night Special) Strata Records
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "The Entertainer (Blues Style)" (The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) 
Big Youth - "The Killer" (Screaming Target) Trojan Records
Sun Ra - "Seen 3, Took 4" (Solar Myth Approach 1) 
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "An Angel Fell" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "Just a Love Child" (Blacks and Blues) Blue Note Records
Charles Mingus - "Tonight at Noon" (The Clown) Atlantic Records
Duke Ellington - "Money Jungle" (Money Jungle) United Artists
Don Cherry - "Eternal Rhythm 1" (Eternal Rhythm)
Richie Spice - "Rise" (Gideon Boot) VP Records
Makers - "Don't Challenge Me" (Personal Space: Electronic Soul) Chocolate Industries
Roots Noir - "Funk 'N' Skankin" (Elevate) Independent - new release!!!
Steve Reid Ensemble - "Don't Look Back" (Daxaar) Domino Records
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Monday, July 9, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 9, 2018


Dennis Brown - "Revolution" (Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Sly & Robbie - "Revolution version" (Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Fela Kuti - "Shakara" (Black President) Universal
Bingy Bunny - "Give Me Power" (Me and Jane) CTV International 
Scientist and Prince Jammy - "Round One" (Big Showdown) 
Hopeton Lewis - "Testify" (Tribute to Peckings) 17 N. Parade - new release!!!
World's Experience Orchestra - "The Prayer" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records
The Resonators - "Why I (Discomix)" (Something Special) Wah Wah 45s - new release!!!
Nightmares on Wax - "Deep Shadows" (Deep Shadows e.p.) Warp Records - new release!!!

E. New York Ensemble - "Bent El Jerusalem" (At the Helm) Folkways Records
Ja Man All Stars - "Dub Zone/Danger Version" (In the Dub Zone) Blood and Fire Records
Steel Pulse - "Earth Crisis" (Smash Hits)
Chicago Underground Duo - "The Unique Container/Tram Transfer Nine" (Synesthesia) Thrill Jockey Records
The Soft Machine - "So Boot If At All" (One) Sony
Soothsayers - "Sleepwalking (Black Man's Cry)" (Tradition) Wah Wah 45s - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin and Wood - "Seven Deadly" (Tonic) Blue Note Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "New York Times" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Don Cherry - "Universal Mother" (Hear and Now) Atlantic Records

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 2, 2018


Pagoda Sound System - "Aggro Dub Version" (Pagoda Dub System) 
King Kong - "Hot Pop Love" (King Kong/Nitty Gritty: Musical Confrontation) Jammy's Records
Junior Murvin - "Roots Train" (Police and Thieves) Island Music
Antibalas - "Go Je Je" (Government Magic) Anti Records
Fela Kuti - "Unnecessary Begging" (Underground Spiritual Game) Quannum Records
Weeding Dub - "Dubwise Forever and More" (Another Night, Another Day) 
Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix - "Great Escape" (
Gil Scott-Heron - "Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb and Blind)" (Bridge) Soul Brother Records
Charles Mingus - "The Clown" (The Clown) Atlantic Records
Betty Davis - "Git In There" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic Records
Roots of Creation - "Row Jimmy Row" (Grateful Dub) Roots of Creation - new release!!!
Anthony B - "Whip Them Jah Jah" (Tired of Sleeping in the Rain) 
Albert Ayler - "Ghosts" (Spiritual Unity) 
Ranking Joe - "Dub Plate Special" (Gotcha Covered) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Don Cherry - "Surrender Rose" (Hear and Now) 
Bobbi Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Donald Byrd - "Slop Jar Blues" (Black Byrd) Blue Note Records
Mystic Bowie - "Once in a Lifetime" (Talking Dreads) MTMB Entertainment - new release!!!
Musi-o-Tunya - "Give Love To Your Children" (Give Love....) Now Again Records
Lloyd Miller & Heliocentrics - "Sunda Sunset" (OST) 
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "High Heel Sneakers" (The Case of the 3 Sided Dream....)

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Dread Zone: June 25, 2018


John Zorn - "Koryojang" (Taboo and Exile) Tzadik Records
Manasseh and Natty P - "Skenga 12"" (Dub Plate Style 1990-99) Hammerbass Records
Mystic Bowie - "Burning Down the House" (Talking Dreads) MTMB Entertainment - new release!!!
Tribal Seeds - "Vampires" (Roots Party) Tribal Seeds Music - new release!!!
Johnny Osbourne - "Give A Little Love" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Steel Pulse - "Ravers" (True Democracy) 
Back to Base - "3" (Five) 
Jimmy McGriff - "Bird Wave" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Restroy - "Close" (Restroy) 1980 Records - new release!!!
Low End Dub Meets Marcus I - "Natural High Dub" (Creation Steppers) - new release!!!
Ron Carter - "Django" (Blues Farm) 
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records - new release!!!
Richie Spice - "World Crisis" (Gideon Boot) VP
Mighty Diamonds - "Have Mercy" (I Need a Roof)
Brother Ah - "The Void" (Key to Nowhere) 
Empress Akua - "Don't Stay Away (Phyllis Dillon cover)" (Gotcha Covered) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Zara McFarlane - "Fussin' and Fighting" (Arise) Brownswood Recordings
Steve Reid and the Legendary Master Brotherhood - "Lion of Juda" (Nova) Universal Sound
Pharaohs - "Freedom Road" (Awakening) Luv 'N Haight Records
Donald Byrd - "The Dude" (Electric Byrd) Blue Note Records
King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan - "Take the Lord Along With You" ((Sister Gertrude Morgan) Ropeadope Records
Nortec Collective - "Don Loope" (Tijuana Sessions v. 3) Nacional Records
Black Devil Disco Club - "No Regrets" (Black Devil Disco Club)