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Category: reggae

Thursday, February 24th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, Hamburg (Germany), 1981

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 11th

sounds of Jamaica

Mighty Diamonds, “Long Time” (F. Simpson), Channel One Studio, Kingston, Jamaica, 1970s

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Friday, November 5th

sounds of Jamaica

Don Carlos and Dub Vision, live, Santa Cruz, Calif., 6/19/21

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Wednesday, October 13th

basement jukebox

Niney & the Observers, “Blood & Fire” (W. Holness [aka “Niney”]), 1970

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Eyes open to praise
the play of light
Upon the ceiling—
While still abed raise
The roof this morning
Rejoice as you please

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), from “Hallelujah”

Thursday, September 16th

basement jukebox

Lee Perry (1936-2021), “People Funny Boy” (L. Perry), 1968

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Tuesday, August 31st

passings

Lee “Scratch” Perry, producer, March 30, 1936 – August 29, 2021

With Junior Murvin, The Heptones, The Congos, The Upsetters, “Play On Mr. Music,” live, Jamaica (Roots Rock Reggae [1977])

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Producer/co-writer: Junior Murvin, “Police and Thieves” (J. Murvin, L. Perry), 1976

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Producer: The Upsetters, Black Board Jungle, 1973

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. . . all thens are lost in a now without a time.

—William Bronk (1918-1999, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Referral” (Some Words, 1992, 1998)

Thursday, August 12th

basement jukebox

Burning Spear, “New Civilization,” 1972

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Saturday, August 7th

basement jukebox

The Wailers, “Soul Shakedown Party,” 1970

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Saturday, October 24th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee, “Pressure” (remix feat. Buju Banton), 10/20/20

 

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We use similes to show
things are connected –

and they are,
just not in the way we say.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Finalist” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Tuesday, September 22nd

passings

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, singer, songwriter, December 8, 1942–September 11, 2020

The Maytals (later Toots and the Maytals), “Pressure Drop” (F. Hibbert), 1970 (original recording)

 

It’s a song about revenge, but in the form of karma: If you do bad things to innocent people, then bad things will happen to you. The title was a phrase I used to say. If someone done me wrong, rather than fight them like a warrior, I’d say: “The pressure’s going to drop on you.”

—Toots Hibbert, The Guardian, 9/6/16

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