Thursday, December 30, 2010

Totally Impossible

Cynthia Schloss tune on the same bassline as Mikey Melody - Soldier Inna Town (Dennis Star 12"), Knight Rider Bad Boy Wadat (Witty 12") & Ninjaman - Don't Beat The Amber (Super Star, Witty LP):

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Living In The Ghetto Isn't Happiness

Next cut is

Leroy Brown - Happiness,from his "Face To Face" (Rhythm Gits) LP. Several other tunes on the LP with some early 80s Jammy's Riddims.

Life Hard A Yard, So Give Love & Be Original

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all

Christmas inspired digital reggae tunes:

Michael Matthews - Style & Patton

and Scooby Doo - Christmas Time (Hot Stuff 12", US Press):

Break Down The Barrier Militant Youth

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Youthman Vision

This Patrick Andy tune is on the following LP:

Full Jammy's Dubplates, Madoo, Conroy Smith...

Big tune..similar riddim to Super Barry - Don't Distress It (Firehouse) & Hopeton Jnr - Hard Fe Get (Ujama)

Next cut to Cocoa Tea - Children Of Ghetto & Tonto Irie - Murder Committ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Render Your Heart, But Not Your Garment

Nice, undercover Tony Tuff tune

Track #5..Nice tune, tonight/got to make it riddim.

Also, a Lee Van Cliff tune on the same riddim, "Rasta Rendition"

We Are Jah Jah Children.............

Trevor Junior - I & I Time and Clarence Parks - Things A Come Up To Bump also on the same riddim. Considered the same riddim as Lloyd Parks - Slaving. Both have a similar bassline but the bassline in the "I & I Time" version is more prominent.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gone With The Restless Wind

Very nice LP cut from the "Dynamic Duo" 1986 LP. Cover looks like it was inspired by "Saved By The Bell" or

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Raindrops falling during the Midnight Rock

Similar (or same?) riddim as "Police In Helicopter"

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Explosive Like Di Gunpowder......

Other tunes on this riddim are Just A Work by Thriller U & So Long by Trevor Levy. The following is also on a similar riddim. This is one cool tune about a dude touring the world and reporting his encounters. "Go a Japan and learn the ninja.....Inna Japan mi haffi really wonder, some youth over deh must be genious or wha...youth deh a 10 and a build radio.." He also tours New Delhi & Calcutta in India and is introduced to crickerters Sunil Gaveskhar and Kapil Dev. "One thing mi learn about India is dem love eat rice and pepper." He also makes a diplomatic visit to England meet with Ms. Thatcher "to sit down and reason about South Africa."


Thursday, December 9, 2010

No Time To Waste, So Move On Woman

Another fresh Jammy's riddim:

Frankie Paul - Survival (off the cassanova LP, track 7). This one is my favorite.

Home T - Got No Time To Waste (track 4)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Diamonds & Thrills

Sick digital tune by Melody Beecher on Nura 7"

Killer bad girl digital tune. One guy giving her diamonds and the other giving her thrills. "He gives me diamonds, you give me give me what I need, he pays the bills." Killer Riddim, Killer lyrics = top notch digital tune.


Also, check M. Beecher on a fresh digital lick of skylarking, track #5, Be somebody.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Duppy Come Again

Very similar bass line on these two

Jah Love

If you like the "Tonos Dub Mix", then you will like this:

Very similar but not the exact same riddim.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jammy's One A Way Riddims

If you have been following this blog for the past 6-7 months, you will see that I have huge appreciation for 80's Jammy's digital tunes. The Jammy's digital sound of the the mid to late 80s withstood the test of time and is still sounds fresh to this day. "Sleng Teng" is great and fully deserves the acclaim it gets. However, some of the lesser known Jammy's digital productions that deserve some light of day are:

Frankie Paul - Peel Off A Mask (mass , money) - An advanced and layered riddim that is not reliant on a bassline. A totally unpredictable riddim. I believe that this is the only released tune on this riddim. There is another one but it's on dubplate and I"m on the lookout for it :). You can hear a soundclip at the following site:

Dennis Brown - Up Full One: It starts off a little slow but once that bassline drops it just continues to pound away. Also, I love the oriental sounding synth work.

Some other Nice ones that I'm too lazy to write about, check them out:

Nittty Gritty - Brown Girl In The Ring

Judy Emannuel - Love Hangover (Rumours riddim)

Gregory Isaacs - Steal A Little Love (FRESHHH)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Big Mouth Mazuka Him A Di Entertainer....

...when him start talk is share shot a fire...."

"Keep in a dance @ the gun factory, who a promotion - the one M1, who a the gateman - bad boy remington, bushmaster him a the bartender, big mouth mazooka him a di entertainer, when him start talk is share shot start fire.....22 and .32 a cook the menu, it was hot lead & copper mix with gunpowder." WOW, a lyrical feast.

The irony of this song is that the dance gets ambushed/robbed by gunmen who are guns! Wrap your mind around that. "Who a guard the money - AK-47...if you start lick two, we a guh get yuh ripple."

Two other cuts on the riddim. Barry Morgan - Ripper / Barry Morgan - Global Confrontation, Ayeola 7"

Girls Nowadays