Monday, April 16, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 16, 2018


Barrington Levy - "Why Did You Leave Me?" (Robin Hood) Greensleeves
Scientist - "Attack 3M" (Dub Landing) Auraluxx Records
Alton Ellis - "I'm Still in Love With You (live)" (Dance Crasher: Alton Ellis Live in London) - new release!!!
Hedfunk - "L3 Skank" (Hedfunk) Shadow Records
Cultural Roots - "Love Feelings 12" mix" (Hell a Go Pop) Greensleeves
Naggo Morris - "You Rest on My Mind" (Wackies Sampler v. 1) Wackies Records
Mellow Mood - "Stirring Up a Sound" (Large) - new release!!!
Survival - "Ripples" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Rockers Hi-Fi - "Copycat" (Mish Mash) Warner
Thievery Corporation - "All That We Perceive" (It Takes a Thief) ESL Records
Organik Mechanix - "Lullaby Galactus" (Organik Mechanix) Ion Records
Soft Machine - "Pigling Bland" (5) One Way Records
Black Ship - "Vampire on the Beach" (On the Sea e.p.) - new release!!!
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records - new release!!!
Isotope 217 - "Looking After Life on Mars" (Utonian Automatic) Thrill Jockey
Gladiators - "Boys in Long Pants 2" (Studio One Singles) Heartbeat Records
Jah Stitch - ""African Queen" (Original Ragga Muffin 1975-77) Blood & Fire Records
Ras Kwame - "Warrior Song" (True Experience) - new release!!!
Gil Scott-Heron - "Peace Go With You Brother" (Winter in America)
Ron Carter - "All Blues" (All Blues) CTI Records
Tony Allen - "Bad Roads" (The Source) Blue Note Records

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 9, 2018


Jacob Miller - "Killer Miller" (Collector's Classics) RAS Records
Jah Wobble & Deep Space - "As Night Falls Part 1" (Beach Fervour Spare) 30 Hertz Records
Mighty Diamonds - "Dreadlocks Time" (Deeper Roots) Frontline Records
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) - new release!!!
The Black Santiagos - "Ole" (Nigeria Afrobeat Special) Sound Way Records
Peter Broggs - "Military Man" (Ras Portraits) Ras Records
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up 2" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Dry and Heavy - "Love Explosion" (Full Contact)
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Responsible" (Naked) One Little Indian Records
Darando - "Let My People Go" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul" (Black and Proud v. 2) Trikont Records
Scientist - "Bedtime Rock" (Seducer Dubwise)
Attica Blues - "Sketch" (Headz 2B) MoWax Records
Midnight Funk Association - "Code" (Headz 2A) MoWax Records
Willie Hutch - "Slick" (The Very Best Of...)
Shuggie Otis - "Ice Cold Daydream" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop
Soft Machine - "Drop" (5) One Way Records
The Big Beats - "Mi Nsumoo Bo Donn" (Ghana Special) Sound Way
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - ""So What (Sweden 2/33/60)" (Final Tour: Bootleg Series) - Columbia Records - new release!!!
Fubura Sekibo - "Psychedelic  Baby" (Nigeria Special: v. 2) Sound Way Records
Black's Zenith - "Shango Oba Onina" (Nigeria Special v. 2) Sound Way Records
Betty Davis - "Walkin' Up the Road" (Betty Davis) Light in the Attic Records
Ron Carter - "117 Special" (All Blues) CTI Records

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 2, 2018

Jah Wobble & Invaders of the Heart - "Bungalow Park" (Without Judgment) Cargo Records
Alpha & Omega - "Almighty Dub/Higher Than High" (Dub Philosophy) BSI Records
Soft Machine - "All White" (5) One Way Records
Tosca - "Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou Mix) G-Stone Recordings
Blaze Mob - "Rasta Love" (Carved In Stone) - new release!!!
Coxsone vs. Quaker City - "Ride On Dub" (Dub War) Attack Records
Alton Ellis - "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (I'm Still In Love....) Heartbeat Records
Easy Star All-Stars - "Until That Day" (Best Jamaican Reggae 20008)
General Saint and Clint Eastwood - "Another One Bites the Dust" (Greensleeves 12" Rulers) Greensleeves Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) RCA Records
Weeding Dub - "Afuryca" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Musi-O-Tunya - "Thunder Man" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again!
Dre Tosh - "Coming Hot" (single) - new release!!!
Petalouda - "What You Can Do In Your Life" (Psych Funk 101) World Psych Funk Classics
Mamwaw - "Something's Definitely Going On" (West Indies Funk 2) Trans Air
Naaman - "Outta Road" (single) - new release!!!
Survival - "Survival" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
The Pendletons - "Funk Forever" (Funk Forever) - new release!!!
Bosq - "In Orbit" (Love and Resistance) Ubiquity - new release!!!
Kool and the Gang - "99 44/100%" (Kool Funk Essentials 1970-77)
Prince Far I - "More We Are Together" (Musical Heritage) 
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Strance of the Spirit Red Gator" (Shack Man) Ryko

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 19, 2018


Keith Hudson - "Image Dub" (Brand) On U Sound
Ras Michael & Sons of Negus - "Give Love" (Rastafari) - new release!!!
Roots of Creation - "Friend of the Devil" (Grateful Dub) - new release!!!
The Soft Machine - "Penny Hitch" (7) One Way Records
Cold T - "Funky Preacher" (The Real Sound of Chicago) BBE Records
Musi-OTunya - "Give Love To Your Children" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again!
Kukumbas - "Respect" (Psych Funk 101) World Psychedelic Funk Classics
Mamwaw - "Something's Definitely Going On" (West Indies Funk 2) Trans Air Records
Darando - "Let My People Go" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Blaze Mob - "Bongo Man" (Words Carved In Stone) - new release!!!
Smith & Mighty - "B-Line Fi Blow" (Smith & Mighty) !K7
Colorform - "Sequentia Absentia Mix" (Dubtometry: DJ Spooky) Thirsty Ear
Step By Step - "Time After Time" (ABCs of Kid Soul) Numero Group
Herbie Hancock - "Be Still" (Future to Future) Transparent Music
Ron Carter - "Django" (Blues Farm) CBS Records
Ron Carter - "A Feeling" (All Blues) CTI Records
D.R. Hooker - "Forge Your Own Chains" (Forge Your Own Chains) Now Again!
Sun Ra - "Celestial Fantasy" (When Angels Speak of Love) Evidence Records
The Pendletons - "Funk Forever" (Funk Forever) - digital new release!!!
Roots Radics - "8" (Outernational Riddim) 
Sly 5th Ave. - "Still D.R.E." (Still D.R.E.) - digital new release!!!
Betty Davis - "Don't Call Her No Tramp" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic Records
Ornette Coleman - "Peace" (The Shape of Jazz to Come) Atlantic Records

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 12, 2018


Gil Scott-Heron - "The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) RCA Records
Sir Coxsone Sound - "Coxsone Feel This One Dub" (Dub War) Attack Records
*Roots of Creation (feat. Stephen Marley & Marlon Asher) - "Fire on the Mountain" (Grateful Dub) Bombshell Records - new release!!!
Mishka - "Higher Heights" (Best Jamaican Reggae 2008) 
Survival - "Simmer Down" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Mexican Dubwiser - "She Got It" (Electric City) Koolarrow Records
Jungle Fire - "Village Hustle" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Linval Thompson - "Can't Stop Natty Dread Again" (Ride On Dreadlocks) Blood & Fire
Ja-Man All Stars - "Dub Zone" (In the Dub Zone) Blood & Fire Records
*Blaze Mob - "Old Abe" (Words Carved In Stone) Dennis Dynasty Records - new release!!!
Sun Ra - "Space Loneliness" (We Travel the Spaceways/Bad & Beautiful) Evidence Records
Amnesty - "Lord Help Me" (Free Your Mind) Now Again Records
Junior Ross & the Spear - "Send Me Over There" (Prince Alla & Junior Ross: I Can Hear the Children Singing) Blood & Fire Records
*Diana Rutherford - "Strong Black Woman" (Better Days) Tiger Records - new release!!!
Soft Machine - "Nettle Bed" (Seven) One Way Records
Herbie Hancock - "Actual Proof" (Thrust) Columbia Records
The Abbyssinians & Tony Tuff - "How Long" (Tree of Satta) Blood & Fire Records
*Bunny Lee - "The Scientist Dub" (Super Dub Disco Style) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
DJ Spooky - "Sum Ill Sh*t (Clinton Street Dub)" (Synthetic Fury) Asphodel Records
Ron Carter - "117 Special" (All Blues) CTI Records
*JoJo Gladstone - "Raving" (JoJo) Holliwood Records - new release!!!
Brother Ah & the Sounds of Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere) Kef Records
Sub Dub - "Deserted Dub" (Sub Dub) Ambient Records
*Patois Brothers feat. Max Romeo - "Life Learning" (Wise & Wild) Patois Brothers - new release!!!
Darondo - "True" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 5, 2018


Prince Jammy - "Umoja" (Uomoja) Blood & Fire Records
Peter Tosh - "Downpressor Man" (Equal Rights) Columbia
African Brothers -  "Lead Us Father" (Want Some Freedom)
The Wailers - "Smile Jamaica Fast Mix" (The Wailers and Dub V1)
The Congos - "La La Bam Bam" (Heart of the Congos) Blood and Fire
African Head Charge -
2562 - "basin Dub" (Aerial)
Chalice - “Fire on the Mountain” (Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead)
Kalimba - "Iceberg" (Shawn Lee's World of Funk) Now Again!
Jeff Phelps - "Super Lady" (Personal Space: Electric Soul)
Ras Michael - "Zion" (Rastafari) VP Records - reissue
The Paragons - "Left With a Broken Heart"
Antibalas - "Gold Rush" (Where the Gods are at Peace) Daptone
Slave - "Baby Sinister" (The Hardness of the World)
Khago - "Hold Yuh" (Walk a Mile) - new release!!!
Johnny Osbourne - "Buddy Bye Bye" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Meat Beat Manifesto - "I Hold the Mic" (Autoimmune) Metropolis
The Meters - "Soul Island" (Best of...) Rhino Records
Patois Brothers - "Switch of Babylon" (Wise & Wild) - new release!!!
Soft Machine - "Facelift" (Thirds)
Breakestra - "Hiding" (Hit the Floor)

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Dread Zone: February 19, 2018


Roots Radics - "Jah Golden Throne Dub" (Outernational Riddim) Form Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Private Secretary" (Out Deh!) Island Records
JoJo Gladstone - "Welfare People" (JoJo) - new release!!!
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Rong Radio Station" (Naked) One Little Indian Records
Patois Brothers - "Chat-Chat Men" (Wise and Wild) - new release!!!
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - "Butterfly Crab Walk" (Duppy Writer) Big Dada Records
Fort Knox Five - "Killa Sound Boy" (Radio Free DC) Fort Knox Records
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Henduck" (Shack Man) Ryko Records
Nightmares on Wax - "On It Maestro" (Shape the Future) Warp Records - new release!!!
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Bass Playa" (Impossible Star) 
Con Funk Shun - "So Easy" (The Best of...) Polygram Records
Masada - "Peliyot" (Live in Jerusalem 1994) Tzadik Records
Pharoah Sanders - "Aum" (Tauhid) Impulse Records
Survival - "Simmer Down" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Musi-O-Tunya - "Sunkha" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again Records
Dub Syndicate - "Ravi Shankar" (Classic Selection) On U Sound
Bostich - "Tijuana Bass" (Nortec Collective: Tijuana Sessions v. 3) Nacional Records
Dry and Heavy - "Tiger Claw Skank" (Full Contact) Beat Records
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
The Lions - "This Generation" (This Generation) Stones Throw Records
Mikey General - "No Easy Push Over" (Tewahedo) Irie Sounds International - new release!!!
Damon the Gypsy - "Poor Poor Genie" (Song of a Gypsy) 
Here Lies Man - "Here Lies Man" (Here Lies Man) Riding Easy Records 
Jimi Tenor - "Rubberdressing/Softdressing" (Europa) Warp Records
Cotillion - "If You Give a Dance" (Personal Space: Electric Soul 1974-84) Chocolate Industries
Shuggie Otis - "Freedom Flight" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop Records

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Dread Zone: February 12, 2018


Hollie Cook - "Stay Alive" (Vessel of Love) Merge Records - new release!!!
K&G - "Big Apple Boogie" (Kool Funk Essentials) E Music
Culture - "A Slice of Mt. Zion" (One Stone) RAS Records
Willie Hutch - "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" (The Very Best of...) Motown Records
Patois Brothers - "Play Roots" (Wise and Wild) - new release!!!
Peter Tosh - "Jah Guide" (Equal Rights) Columbia Records
Budos Band - "Scorpion" (Budos 2) Daptone Records
The In Crowd - "Mango Walk" (Darker Than Blue) Blood & Fire
The Congos - "Congoman Chant" (Heart of the Jungle deluxe) Blood & Fire
Johnny Osbourne - "Trying to Turn Me On" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix - "Shabby Attack" (Overdubbed) - new release!!!
Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen - "Cella's Walk" (Inspiration Information) Strut Records
Jerry Garcia Band feat. Jimmy Cliff - "The Harder They Come" (live at the Greek)
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Sugar Craft" (Note Bleu) Blue Note Records
Winston Jarrett - "Must Be a Revolution" (Survival is the Game) 
Tommy McCook - "Every Day Sax" (Blazing Horns) Blood & Fire
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Ice - "Racubah" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Shuggie Otis - "Sweet Thang" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop Records
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - "Tired fe Lick Weed in a Bush" (Norman Jay MBE Presents) Strut Records
Sound Dimension - "Zion Lion" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
Cornell and the Brentford Rockers - "Natty Rub a Dub" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
T Dyson and Company - "It's All Over" (Personal Space: Electronic Soul) Chocolate Industries
Darando - "Didn't I" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Jojo Gladstone - "Murderer" (JoJo) Holliwood Records - new release!!!
Gregory Isaacs - "Love Me With Feeling" (Out Deh) 
Mount Kimbie - "Delta" (Forge Your Own Chain) Now Again!



The Dread Zone: February 5, 2018


Wailing souls – “Baga Trouble” (On the Rocks) Greensleeves
Johnny Obsourne – “Buddy Bye Bye” (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Shuggie Otis – “Island Letter” (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop
Sly and Robbie meet Dubmatix – “Ruff House” (Overdubbed) – new release!!!
Max Romeo – “Public Enemy No. 1” (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan – new reissue!!!
Sly and Robbie meet Dubmatix – “Smoothie” (Overdubbed)  
Nightmares on Wax – “The Othership” (Shape the Future) Warp Records – new release!!!
Rhythm & Sound – “Spend Some Time” (Showcase) BC Productions
Peter Tosh – “Equal Rights” (Equal Rights)
Hiroshi Fujiwara – “Dahlia” (Abstract Depressionism) APC Records
The Wailers in Dub – “Roots, Rock, Dub” (Bob Marley in Dub v. 1) CL Records
Wali & the Afro Caravan – “Hail the King” (Africa Funk)
Augustus Pablo – “Java” (This is Augustus Pablo) 17 N. Parade
Augustus Pablo – “East of the River Nile” (East of the River Nile) Shanachie
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – “Sketches of Brunswick East 2” (Sketches of Brunswick East) ATO Records
Jeff Phelps – “Excerpts from Autumn” (Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-84) Chocolate Industries
Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman & Prince Far I – “Dungeon/Merchant Ship/Jah Army Band” (Revenge of the Underdog) On U Sound
Pharoah Sanders – “Japan” (Tauhid)_Impulse Records
Sun Ra – “When Angels Speak of Love” (When Angels Speak of Love) Evidence Music
Bill Laswell – “Assassin” (Hear No Evil) Meta Records
Herbalizer – “Seize the Day” (Seize the Day) – new release!!!
Jah Wobble & Temple of Sound – “Mountains of the Moon” (Shout at the Devil) 30 Hertz Records
Flick Wilson – “Slavemaster (12 inch version)” (Greensleeves 12” Rulers) Greensleeves Records
Burning Ghosts – “Gaslight” (Tzadik Records)


Monday, January 29, 2018

The Dread Zone: January 29, 2018


Freddie McKay - "Running Away" (A Lonely Man)
Prince Jammy - "Thunder" (20th Century Debwise) Blood & Fire
Garnett Silk - "Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders" (Reggae Anthology: Music is the Rod) Trojan Records
Etana - "Venting" (Free Expression) VP Records
Willie Hutch - "If You Ain't Got No Money" (The best of...) 
SJOB Movement - "Friendship Train" (Friendship Train) 
Betty Davis - "Bottom of the Barrel" (Is It Love or Desire) Light in the Attic
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Nora G" (The Dropper) 
The Jamaicans - "Ba Ba Boom" (Tresure Island Showtime) Heartbeat Records
Lord Creator - "Sa Sa Say" (Big Bamboo) 
Antibalas - "Hook and Crook" (Where the Gods are at Peace) Daptone Records
Mundo - "Lager Dub" (I Stand Rasta) 
Pro-Seed - "Return of the HP" (Acoustic Agenda)
McCoy Tyner - "Passion Dance" (The Real McCoy) 
Sly and Robbie Meets Dubmatix - "Great Escape" (Overdubbed) - new release!!!
Nightmares on Wax - "Tenor Fly" (Shape the Future) Warp Records - new release!!!
The Herbaliser - "Seize the Day" (single) - new release!!!
Herbie Hancock - "Spank a Lee" (Thrust) Columbia Records
Freddie McGreggor - "Eyes of the World" (Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead) 
Andy Stott - "We Stay Together Part One" (We Stay Together)
Sun Ra - "Rocket Number Nine" (Space Is the Place) 
Sun Ra - "Moon Dance" (Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy) 
Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Dread Zone: January 22, 2018


Wailing Souls - "Truckin'" 
Prince Far I - "Survival" (Heavy Manners) Trojan - new reissue!!!
RSD - "Speeka Box" (Good Energy) Punch Drunk Records
See-I - "Rudeboy Razor" (Knowledge Shine Bright) Fort Knox Records
Sofa Surfers - "See the Light" (See the Light) ESL Records
Burning Spear - "Slavery Days" (Marcus Garvey) Island
Dub Specialist - "Can't Find Dub" (17 Dub Shots...) Heartbeat
Burning Spear - "The Invasion" (Marcus Garvey) Island Records
Thelonious Monk - "Brilliant Corners" (Brilliant Corners)
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Blind" (At the Center) Thirsty Ear
Sun Ra - "The Perfect Man" (My Brother the Wind) Cosmic Myth Records
Mystique - "California Girl" (California Girl) Fouta Records - new release!!!
Scientist - "9" (Scientist Wins the World Cup) Greensleeves
Sugar Minott - "Lovers Dubbers" (Meets the People in a Lovers Dubbers Style) 
Prince Jammy - "Open the GAte of Rhodesia" (20 Century Debwise) Blood and Fire
Betty Davis - "When Romance Says Goodbye" (Is It Love Or Desire) Light in the Attic Records
Berkeley Ike Jones - "Tears in the Ghetto" (Nation Building) 
SJOB Movement - "Odiaria" (Friendship Train) Culture of Soul Records
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Dusk to Dawn on Lygon Street" (Sketches of Brunswick East) ATO Records 
Willie Hutch - "In and Out" (The Best of...) Motown
Musical Intimidator - "Stop Your Gun Shooting" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan - new reissue
Survivors - "Rawhide" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan - new reissue 
Survival Sounds - "Dub Is Dub" (Land of Baboon) 
Fela Kuti - "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" (The Black President) 

Monday, January 1, 2018


Bohannon - "The Funky Reggae" (The Very Best...) Rhino Records
Prince Jammy - "Cop's Spy" (20th Century Debwise) Blood and Fire Records
Tiken Jah Fakoly - "Tonton D'America" (Coup de Gueule) Barclay Records
Marcia Aitken & Trinity - "I'm Not a Queen/Duck Boy" (Reggae Discomix Showcase v.3) 17 N. Parade
Brother Ah and the Sounds of Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere) iKef Records
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Rumors" (Soul of a Woman) Daptone Records - new release!!!
The Lions - "New Girl" (This Generation) Stones Throw Records
Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" (Fat Albert Rotunda) Warner Brothers Records
Billy Cobham - "Lunartopians" (Total Eclipse) Warner
RSD - "Corner Dub" (Good Energy) Punch Drunk Records
Karl Hector & the Malcouns - "Sahara Swing" (Sahara Swing) Now Again Records
Tony Allen - "Moody Boy" (The Source) Blue Note Records
Meat Beat Manifesto - "What Does It All Mean?"  (RUOK?) Run Recordings
SJOB Movement - "Let's Do It" (Friendship Train) Culture of Soul Records
Fela Kuti - "Upside Down" (Upside Down) 
William Onyeabor - "Good Name" (Who Is William Onyeabor) Luaka Bop
William Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun" (It's Just Begun) RCA
Demon Fuzz - "Past, Present, and Future" (Afreaka!) Esoteric Records
Pharoah Sanders - "Healing Song" (Live at the East) Impulse Records