Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Favorite Reggae Finds of 2021


 Some of my favorite scorchers from records I picked up in 2021 from Ska to Dub.

the maytals ill never grow old never grow old
Derrick Morgan What A Bam Bam Sings SKa Rocksteady and Reggae
sound dimension ten to ten mojo rocksteady beat
sylford walker chant down babylon lamb's bread international
U brown natty dread a president repatriation
u-roy taken from africa babylon kingdom must fall
lee scratch perry on the street again dub fire
the meditations babylon trap them deeper roots
the melodians you don't need me swing and dine
Sugar Minott patricia collector's collection
mutabarukadispel the lie blakk wi blak..k..k..
earl sixteen marcus babylon walls
lee scratch perry babylon thief dub upsetter in dub
mad professor cheerful dub dub take the voodoo out of reggae
king tubby dub experiance the dub master presents
ranking joe world in trouble foundation rockers
singers and players school days staggering heights
bongo herman tribute to the president trojan nyahbinghi box set
Rebel MC Creation Rebel Dub Echoes
King tubby herb dub collie dub the legendary skatalite in dub

Monday, November 15, 2021

Release Party and Poetry Jam: John Coltrane's Live In Seattle



John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme detonated on the scene in 1965 and was an instant commercial and critical success. Its is now considered a timeless piece of american music and a masterpiece of jazz. This year we witnessed a landmark discovery and a new release giving us a chance to hear "A Love Supreme" recorded live at The Penthouse in Seattle on September of 1965. 

Join WXYC and the Thursday Night Feature as we celebrate the incredible release of “Live in Seattle” with John Coltrane’s music including playing this new release in its entirety. 

The show will also feature Carrboro poet Laureate Fred Joiner reading some relevant poems and of course reciting the poem written by John Coltrane for A Love Supreme. 

john mclaughlin and carlos santana a love supreme devotion to john coltrane

conrad herwig Supremo Amor The Latin Side of John Coltrane

Alice Coltrane a love supreme stolen moments - red hot + cool

Wadada Leo Smith love supreme (for john coltrane) Kulture Jazz

Wynton Marsalis a love supreme a love supreme

john coltrane alabama complete coltrane collection

fred joiner john coltrane and jazz poetry interview live on wxyc

Pharoah Sanders Black Unity Black Unity

John Coltrane A love supreme A love supreme

John Coltrane A Love Supreme A Love Supreme Live in Seattle

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jazz Birthday Bash for Monk, Blakey, Pharaoh Sanders, Fela Kuti, and Lester Bowie

It’s a Jazz Birthday party! This week we have birthdays for Thelonious Monk (10/10), Art Blakey (10/11), Lester Bowie (10/11), Pharaoh Sanders (10/13), and Fela Kuti (10/15). Join Jazz Incognito as we celebrate this extraordinary confluence of births and play music from some of my favorite musicians.

Tony Allen moainin a tribute to art blakey 
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers calling miss khadja Indestructible
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers a little busy the witch doctor
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers so tired a night in tunisia
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers the midget africaine
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Tell It Like It Is the freedome rider
Pharoah Sanders Thembi Thembi
Pharoah Sanders Village of the Pharoahs Part 1 Village of the Pharoahs
Pharoah Sanders hum allah jewels of thought
Fela Kuti monkey banana the underground spiritual game
Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 mr. follow follow zombie
Feka kuti No Agreement best of fela kuti
Fela Kuti Lets Start Fela Kuti with Ginger Baker
Fela kuti zombie zombie
Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 you no go die yellow fever
Thelonious Monk Bemsha Swing Mink in Tokyo
Thelonious Monk Misterio Classic Jazz Volume 4
Thelonious Monk 'Round Midnight Live at the IT Club
Thelonious Monk Monk's Mood That develin tune
Thelonious Monk Four in one The complete blue note recordings
The art ensemble of chicago odwalla theme coming home jamaica
The art ensemble of chicago Reese Reese and the smooth ones
The art ensemble of chicago a jackson in your house a jackson in your house
The art ensemble of chicago certain blacks certain blacks 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Jamaican Dancehall and Dub songs about Cannabis

black uhuru the monkey is a spy (sinsemilla) time warp dub clash
mungo's hi fi herbalist prince fatty vs. mungo's hi-fi
al campbell leave the Herman business 12" single music master DSR 6490
I Roy African Herbsman Crisus Time
sly dunbar herb trojan massive dub
Tony rebel the herb big blunts
Field Marshall Haye Roots & Herb Style 7" Studio One
toyan herb transport every posse want me
mike brooks good herb the earth is the fullness
culture international herb frontline presents roots
sister carol wicked draw a sensi big blunts vol. 3
Cornell campbell free up the good sensimina herb inspector general
Dillinger marijuana in my brain Kingston ruler
dub club bring the sensi come foundation come again
linval thompson I love marijuana trojan ganja box set
Horace ferguson sensi addict dancehall the rise of Jamaican dancehall culture

Errol holt & jah thomas best dress orginiation - sky high and the mau mau
linval thompson jumping for joy stay a little bit longer
eek-a-mouse operation eradication the very best of eek-a-mouse
rod taylor mr. music lonely girl
the destroyers nevada joe the big gundown
motion records sister fay we are getting bad
niney the observer can't enter Zion with your big checkbook head shot
Johnny clarke rocking to the a-class champion the fashion records story
Dennis brown presents prince jammy something special UMOJA/20th century dubwise
Horace andy money money (dubblestandart dub) broken beats
Mungo's Hi Fi Warm Up Forward Every
africa unite crazy baldup africa unite in dub
lee Perry & subatomic sound system dub along super ape returns to conquer
digital dubs soundsystem no morro nao tem play brasil riddims

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Disco Devil: A Memorial show for Lee Scratch Perry



Lee Scratch Perry died on 8/29/2021 in Lucea, Jamaica. He was 85. A legendary and innovative producer he mentored Bob Marley into a superstar and created the first ever dub album. From the mid 1970s he produced hit after hit from his legendary Black Ark studio in Kingston including critically acclaimed records with artists such as the Heptones, Junior Byles, Max Romeo and the Congos. Join me as we resurrect the spirit of Lee Perry sampling my favorite selections from Perry's massive discography. 

Lee Scratch Perry disco devil disco devil 
Lee Scratch Perry Dreadlocks in Moonlight Arkology Reel III
the upsetters soul rebel soul rebels 
Junior Murvin Police & Thieves Island 40
Lee Scratch Perry I forgot to be your lover disco devil
Mikey Dread dread at the mantrols The Congos
The Congos don't blame it on I Arkology
Lee Scratch Perry Panta Rock Blackboard Jungle Dub
king tubby right yo dub King Tubby Meets Lee Perry
The Meditations much smarter arkology
Lee Scratch Perry Make Up Your Mind Arkology Reel III
raphael green rasta train arkology
the upsetters super ape super ape
Lee Scratch Perry Curly Locks Roast Fish Collie Weed and Corn Bread
Max Romeo war ina babylon war ina babylon
Lee Scratch Perry no peace dub arkology
Lee Scratch Perry when knotty came the quest
Lee Scratch Perry soul walk scratch the upsetter again
Lee Scratch Perry don't want to loose you high plains drifter
Lee Scratch Perry flames of the dragon kung fu meets the dragon
Lee Scratch Perry big gal sally roaring lion
the upsetters on the rock the good the bad adn the upsetters
Lee Scratch Perry Natural Mystic roaring lion
Lee Scratch Perry django shot first at wirl records
Lee Scratch Perry tighten up the upsetter hop volume 2
bob marley and lee perry shock of mighty roots of a legend
Lee Scratch Perry i was meant for you kingston town reggae hits
the upsetters a live injection tighten up
Lee Scratch Perry so you come so you go soundz from the hotline
Lee Scratch Perry the upsetter trojan rocksteady box set
Lee Scratch Perry on the street again dub fire
the uppsetter dollar in the teeth tighten up
Lee Scratch Perry wind up doll the compiler
Lee Scratch Perry judgement day the compiler
Lee Scratch Perry noah sugar pan upsetter in dub
the upsetters iron side double seven
Lee Scratch Perry tedious dub upsetter in dub
Lee Scratch Perry son of the black ark upsetter in dub
the upsetters zion's blood super ape
Lee Scratch Perry croaking lizard super ape
Lee Scratch Perry black velvet super ape

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dub International


Listen to Bonus interview of local Dub artists from Dub Addis and The Unsustainables 

One of the many great musical exports of the island of Jamaica was the invention of Dub. A musical style featuring the drum and bass tracks of studio recordings and made the producer the leader of the band. The producer would use the drum and bass tracks a foundation and then manipulate the previously recorded horn, piano, guitar, and vocal tracks fading them in and out an adding affects such as an echo. Dub has since infected nearly every musical corner of our world being integrated into other cultures and producing new music never envisioned by these Jamaican producers. Join Jazz Incognito, with special guest Nth Degree, as we travel the world sampling Dub styles from the continents of Africa, South America, North America, Asia, and Europe. 

Hour 1

mad melon sensimilia african rebel music
africa unite a sangue freddo E in peno dub africa unite dub
h2o featuring zubz african african rebel music
alpha wess mobaloukomna vibration reggae
tiken jah fakoly tontoun d'america african rebel music
prince koboni murderer vibration reggae
Mad Professor mai afric unite in dub
leo muntu wachita over african rebel music
Dj Dope Dub it up the sound of dub
solis and randy valentine Carnival mista sanova presents havana meets kingston
julito pardon carnival horns mista sanova presents havana meets kingston
Prince Fatty did you really know prince fatty vs mungo hi fi
gentleman dub club pristine pound for pound
mungo's hi'fi warm up forward ever
the nextman county line pound for pound
Biga Ranx session pon top forward ever

Hour 2

badmarsh and shri signs dj kick daddy G
Marina P Divorce a l'italienne prince fatty vs. mungo's hi-fi
JB and the soul mates who is mr. brown jb and the soul mates
mos dub johnny too beef mos dub
rocky dawuni in ghana world reggae
mungo's hi fi intravenous dub Antidote
Cool Down Soul Sugar Cool Down
Rickard Javerling I wont get your dub Album 4
Pachyman Big Energy Big Energy
Antibalas Dub Je Je Government Magic
Taggy Matcher Rappers Delight Dub Disco Reggae
Joe Yorke Quicksand Dub Quicksand
Rhythm and Sound King in My Empire With the Artist
khruangbin sunny's vision hasta el cielo
Tinariwen Wartilla Dub (Dan Cary Dub) Wartilla
Leifur James Mumma Don't Tell A Louder Silence
The Frighteners Gonna Make Time Version More to Say Versions
Grandmagneto Echos of my Mind Everybody's Talkin'
Blundetto Dub Azucar Dub Azucar
Antibalas Se Chiflo Dub Rat Race
Quantic Cumbia Sobre EL Mar - El Buho Remix Tributeries
The Clash Version Pardner sandanista!
Gentleman's Dub Club Use Me Dub Use Me
Strugglers Dub The Black Seeds Dub Zealand

Monday, June 21, 2021

Studio One Singing Legend Horace Andy Special


Horace andy skylarking studio one rockers
Horace Andy Cuss Cuss Rare Groove Reggae volume 4
Horace Andy Every Tongue Shall Tell Skylarking: Best of Horace Andy
Horace Andy Don't Let Problems Get You Down Skylarking: Best of Horace Andy
Horace Andy Zion Dub Horace Andy's Dub Box (rare dubs)
Horace Andy Mr. Bassie Nice Up the Dance
Horace Andy Do You Love My Music Skylarking: Best of Horace Andy
Horace Andy Children of Isreal Skylarking: Best of Horace Andy
Horace Andy Kunte Kinte Roots & Branches
Horace Andy Government Land In the light
Horace Andy Money Money (Dubblestandart Version) Broken Beats
Horace Andy Horse with no Name Mek It Bun
Horace Andy Mt. Zion King Tubby's Rarities
Horace Andy Jah Provides Roots of Dance Hall
Horace Andy After All Astralwerks 2000.1

Friday, June 4, 2021

African Dub with some Dancehall



Ken Boothe The Train is Coming A man and his hits
Tommy McCook The Saint Danchall '69
The Aggrolites sound of bombshell The Aggrolites
Cornell campbell never found a love Cornell campbell anthology
Anthony Johnson Gun Shot Trojan Presents Dancehall
sugar minott devil's picky 45 rockers awards winners
Laurel Aitken Sally Brown This Are Moon Ska!
Alton Ellis I don't want to be right Studio One Soul
Serge Gainsbourg Aux Armes Et Caetera Aux Armes Et Caetera
the skatalites african dub the legendary skatalites in dub
Isreal vibration don't follow trouble dub combo
The ring craft posse passage port st. Catherine in dub
King tubby and the observer band dubbing with the observer trojan dub massive chapter 2
Augustus Pablo Brace's Tower Dub no. 2 King tubby meets rockers uptown
scientist blacka shade of dub in the red zone
king tubby and the aggrovators ruffer version dub echoes
african brothers torturing dub Want some freedom
X-terminator Long Time Dub MLK DUb
The Observers Organ Satta head Shot
raw vibes peoples rebellion medicine dub
mad professor black heroes afrocentric dub

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lester Young vs. Coleman Hawkins: The greatest jam session in jazz history

In 1934 a tenor saxophone jam session turned into one of the most famous cutting contests in the history of Jazz. A 25-year old new comer named Lester “Prez” Young had an all night jam session with the then undisputed king of the tenor saxophone, Coleman Hawkins.  Both these musicians would later become Jazz icons and are now considered the fathers of the Jazz tenor saxophone. This cutting contest became so famous in Jazz lore that it was recreated in the 1996 Robert Altman film “Kansas City” where Lester Young was played by Joshua Redman, and Coleman Hawkins played by Craig Handy. Some accounts have Lester young stealing the crown that night and launching his subsequent career, but find out for yourself. Join Jazz Incognito as we relive this famous session by playing dueling 20 minutes sessions of Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and the Kansas City Band for three hours.

Coleman Hawkins How Long, How Long Blues
Coleman Hawkins Hawkin's Barrel House
Coleman Hawkins My Blue Heaven
Coleman Hawkins One Hour
Coleman Hawkins It's Tight Like That
Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul
Lester Young Lester Leaps in
Lester Young Destination K.C.
Lester Young Lester Leaps again
Lester Young D.B. Blues
Lester Young Goin' to Chicago
Kansas City Band Yeah, Man
Kansas City Band Blues in the Dark
Kansas City Band Tickle Toe
Kansas City Band Queer Notions
Coleman Hawkins I love you
Coleman Hawkins Chant
Coleman Hawkins Rainbow Mist
Coleman Hawkins My blue heaven
Coleman Hawkins Stuffy 
Coleman Hawkins That's Grand
Lester Young Ad Lib Blues
Lester Young Fast B-Flat Blues
Lester Young Gigantic Blues
Kansas City Band I left My Baby
Kansas City Band Lafayette
Kansas City Band Moten Swing
Kansas City Band St. Louis Blues
Coleman Hawkins Wrapped Tight
Coleman Hawkins Ruby My Dear
Coleman Hawkins The Jeep is Jumpin
Coleman Hawkins Mood Indigo
Lester Young Flic
Lester Young Lullaby at Birdland
Lester Young Mean to me
Lester Young I cover the water front
Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra Hootie Blues
Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra Confessin the Blues
Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra Vine Street Boogie
Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra Lonely Boy Blues
Jay Mcshann and His Orchestra Jumpin' Blues
Kansas City Band Solitude
Lester Young Me, Myself and I
Lester Young  Time no My Hands

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Celebrating Latinx Musical Culture for Cinco de Mayo


Celebrating latinx musical culture with music from latinx-americans as well as our hermanos in Central and South America. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

rumel fuentes el corrido de reies lopez tijerina corridor of the chicano movement
edie palmieri que suene la orquesta Nu yorica roots
ray Barretto mercy mercy babyacid
manteca cosas de manteca ritmo y sabor
afrocubism al vain de mi carreta afrobubismo
har you percussion group welcome to the party the afro latin groove
Bebeto Princesa Negra De Angola Samba Soul 70!
brazilectro folk og rovere brazilectro
Elsa soares chove chuva Brazilian funk experience
Jorge ben a minha menina tudo ben
ray barretto acid acid
groupo celeste como un ave the roots of chicha 2
Alex acosta la gozadera cartagena!
boba y sus ballenatos el ano viejo musica bailable volumen 2
chicos de barrio cumbia de los pajaritos musica bailable volumen 2
Julio jaramillo cicatrices 40 classics de oro