Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dread Zone: Playlist for July 26, 2010

Culture - "Tell Me Who Jah" (Roots & Culture)
Sammy Dread & Lee Van Cliff -"My Princess" (Joe Gibbs Reggae Discomix 3) - new release!
Upsetters - "Groove Rider" (Sound System Scratch) - new release!
Ruddy Thomas & Trinity - "Windy Day" (Joe Gibbs Reggae Discomix 3) - new release!
Mad Professor - "Natural Vegetation" (African Connection)
Scientist - "Beaming" (Dub Landing 1)
Johnny Clarke - "The Right Dub" (Superstar Roots Disco Dub)
Chantells - "Hey You" (We Are Getting Bad/Phase One)
Ras Midas - "Trouble Town" (Fire Up)
DJG - "Late Night Blues/Don Carlos" (Bootlegs)
We Like Cats - "Meow, Hear Me Roar" (Proper Eats) - new release!
Orb - "Tower of Dub" (UFOrb)
Rob Sparx - "Messiah Dub" (Trooper) - new release!
Scorn - "Pin Down" (In the Margins/Pin Down)
Midnite - "Spirits" (Suns of Atom)
Rob Sparx - "2 Faced Rasta" (Trooper)
Barrington Levy - "Only You" (pre-release single from forthcoming album) - new release!
Gappy Ranks - "Put the Stereo On" (Put the Stereo On) - new release!
Martin EZ - "Light It Up" (Eric Hilton/Babylon Central Soundtrack) - new release!
Garnet Silk - "Every Knee Shall Bow" (Reggae Anthology)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sugar Minott (1956-2010)

Obituary from the Los Angeles Times (July 12, 2010)

Sugar Minott, 54, a smooth-voiced singer and producer who helped popularize reggae music, died Saturday at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, said Maxine Stowe, his wife. She did not disclose the cause of death.

Two months ago, Minott had canceled performances in Canada after suffering chest pains.

Born Lincoln Barrington Minott in Kingston on May 25, 1956, he launched his musical career in the late 1960s as a member of the African Brothers reggae trio.He started a successful solo career in the 1970s, gaining a following in Jamaica's dancehalls with songs like "Vanity" and "Mr. DC" while recording for Studio One Records, the Caribbean island's first black-owned music studio.

In 1981, he had his biggest hit with a cover of the Jackson Five's "Good Thing Going," which reached No. 4 in Britain.Minott (pronounced MY-naht) was known for nurturing young talent with his Black Roots record label and Youthman Promotion company. Reggae and dancehall artists such as Junior Reid and the late Tenor Saw began their careers under his tutelage.

A review of past playlists will reveal that Minott's voice was a signature sound on The Dread Zone. He will certainly be missed, but his music will be a permanent fixture in the Zone.

Don Carlos Live @ the Coach House 7/8/10

Don Carlos was in perfect form at the Coach House July 8! Check out his new album Changes available now at independent record stores or on itunes!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Playlist for July 5, 2010

URoy - "Evil Doers" (Rasta Ambassador)
Culture - "Why I am a Rasta Man" (Humble African)
Itals - "Brutal Out Deh" (Brutal Out Deh)
Roots Radics Meet the Revolutionaries - "Jah Golden Throne Dub" (Outernational Riddim)Linval Thompson - "Dreader Than Dread" (Rockers from Channel One)
Sugar Minott - "Chant" (Rare Gems)
Naggo Morris - "You Rest On My Mind" (Wackies v. 1)
Gussie P - "Dub Crisis"
Gappy Ranks - "Money Train" (A Natural High)
Mr. Perfect - "Mariwanna" (A Natural High)
Gappy Ranks - "Put the Stereo On" (Heaven In Her Eyes) - new release!!!!!
Barrington Levy ft. Gyptian - "Murderer" (A Natural High)
Soom T - "Doobie Do" (Jahtari)
Santi White - "Find a Way" (Top Ranking)
Richie Spice & Ratatat - "Marijuana" (Top Ranking)
Reso - "In Da Mix" (In Da Mix)
Tony Rebel - "Hear My Cry" (I Rebel)
Rusko - "Moaners" (Babylon 2)
Rusko - "Hold On" (Hold On) - new release!!!!!
Alborosie - "Blue Movie Boo" (Escape From Babylon) - new release!!!!
Lee Scratch Perry/Wailers - "Don't Rock My Boat" (Alternate Takes 1 & 2)
Raphael Green & Dr. Alimantado - "Rasta train" (Arkology disc 2)
Burning Spear - "Farover Distance" (Farover)
Atheus - "Unendlich" (Drone)
Sammy Dread & Tappa Zukie - "Dreadlocks Girl" (Joe Gibbs Reggae Discomix Showcase)
Bunny Wailer - "Rule Dance Hall" (Rock N Groove)
Tapper Zukie - "Ragga Muffit" (Musical Intimidator)
Dubkasm - Nyah Keith (Transformation I Remixed) - new release!!!!
Rocker T - "Niyah Matah Dub" (Hold On Strong)

Friday, July 2, 2010

See Don Carlos@ the Coach House
July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A great mural near St. Denis, Montreal!!!