Classic jazz, funk, soul, hiphop, dub, rock steady rhythms, latin, afro-beat and brazilian grooves.

Playlist 18/12/06

1. Misty In Roots Intro [People Unite 1979]
2. Dr. Alimantado Best Dressed Chicken In Town [Greensleeves 1974]
3. The Upsetters Croaking Lizard [Island 1976]
4. Augustus Pablo Selassie I Dub [Shanachie 1980]
5. Mikey Dread Floor Managers Theme [Dread At The Controls 1979]
6. Culture Two Sevens Clash [Lightning 1978]
7. U-Roy So Jah Jah Say [Virgin 1976]
8. The Clash Justice Tonight - Kick It Over [Epic 1980]
9. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals Freedom Train [JGM 1980]
10. Studio One Saucy Perila (Dub) [Studio One]
11. Jackie Mittoo Division One [Studio One]
12. King Tubby & Tommy McCook & The Agravators Joh Soy Dub [Live & Love 1975]
13. Wayne Jarrett Be Sure Of Your Brethren [Jah Life 1981]
14. Augustus Pablo Unfinished Melody [Message 1978]
15. The Upsetters Three In One [Island 1976]
16. Tappa Zukie I Am Lion [MER 1977]
17. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals Midnight Movie [Lightning 1978]
18. The Revolutionaires Big Foot [Greensleeves 1979]
19. Johnny Clarke Give Thanks And Praise [ARIWA 1985]

Way, way back on I think my first ever Heavy Mannas show I promised to deliver a future show focused upon one of my first loves in music and a genre that holds a special place in my heart after all these years, that is "Reggae". Dub / Roots / Rockers, call it what you want - this is the music I have collected since the age of 15.

I can't actually recall the first time I had heard the music, but I know I was very young. Perhaps it was hearing Millie on BBC Radio or Desmond Dekker at some dodgy 70s disco... who knows?

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this show and dig the vibe and purity of 100% vinyl with the crackles and pops associated with back yard pressing plants in Kingston. By the way, I chose original vinyl LPs for this selection, no reissues and most (if not all) carry that stamp of approval "Made In Jamaica". The Clash are included out of respect for the band and for introducing me to this music in a subliminal way with their own anthem of "Police And Thieves" from back in the day.

Wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic 2007. PEACE. (Paul Gamblin / Heavy Mannas)

The Heavy Mannas Top 5 From The ’06 – In No Particular Order…

Jimi Tenor Meets Kabu Kabu //Sunrise//Sahko
An interesting item this from Finland, starts off with a big BIG heavy intro and then it relents some and when those vocals and harmonies kick in, this record just takes you away to a much better place.

Jazzanova Feat. Thief//The Sirens’ Call//Sonar Kollektiv
Late arrival, one-sided 7” but that is all that is required, for now. This is soul music and just what I need. Jazzanova are back and they are on form!

Quasimode//Down In The Village//Raw Fusion
Quasimode hail from Japan. They make firing Jazz music and they know how to rock a “version”. Raw Fusion hail from Sweden and they release vinyl records and they know how to rock a dance. How on earth these two got together I don’t know?? But let’s thank our lucky stars that they did!!

Outlines//Listen To The Drums//Sonar Kollektiv
Hmm… this one has Fat Freddys Drop’s horn section in it. I think you know the deal then, a solid groove all the way with a vocal that just sits in the old grey matter.

Quantic//Politick Society//Tru Thoughts
One of my favourites from the album “An Annoucement … To Answer”. Feat. Noelle Scaggs on vocals, if only Tru Thoughts put this out as a 12” then we’d be talkin’.


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