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yeah, Prince Far-I was mighty.
and the On-U Sound guys are excellent. a good friend of mine handles all their artists for release in Japan.
many a classic story too about Lee Perry arriving in Narita and immediately wanting to smoke a spliff; he simply doesn't recognise that it's illegal. to him it's a normal plant (i'm with ya there Scratch...). spent the entire time traveling with him from the airport into Tokyo with him asking every ten minutes or so, "can i smoke now?"
"no, Perry-san, absolutely NOT!".
he's like a big kid!

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Dubbing it

..thanks for the reminder Deadicated...I have not had a roots session for quite some time (too many dang Grateful Dead releases to listen to ;-) ). I lost a lot of roots gems on a non backed up hard disc a while back and my vinyl is scattered around the globe. A lot can be recovered through the maze of blog sites but it takes so much time.

Don Drummond is a barely recognised genius. If he had been playing jazz in New York at that time he might have been a star...I imagine him as a sideman for Miles...as it was his life disintegrated into a nightmare. The great Rico Rodriguez kept the trombone tradition going though.

ahh yes..those heavy heavy roots and dub shows in London in the 70s and the chance to see Sly and Robbie almost every week. Prince Far-I was the hardest and heaviest..

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hey Deadicated!
yes, i'm a massive fan of dub and reggae, especially artists like King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, The Congos, Yabby You, Scientist, Prince Jammy, I-Roy, Burning Spear, Horace Andy, Lee Perry, Mad Professor etc.

and yes, that Studio One box set is fantastic! I remember when Soul Jazz used to a have a little record store in the old Spitalfields Market in London (before they gutted the soul out of the Market and turned it into a faceless mall with a coupla stalls).
saw many a fine show in London, £5.00 for Augustus Pablo; those were the days!!
and of course those deep bass vibrations of the sound systems we used to get in Brixton, just down the road from me. fine weed, fine rum and fine riddims indeed.

Cornell Campbell is great. you might want to check out the "I Shall Not Remove 1975-80" release on the excellent Blood & Fire label - http://www.bloodandfire.co.uk/
They mainly do CDs now but they still do limited pressings on vinyl which are mastered by Moritz Von Oswald from Rhythm & Sound/Basic Channel fame.

Anytime you want recommendations or info on releases, old or new, then drop me a message, man.

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Jamdown

I was on a mission to find hardware in our basement to affix a gauntlet of sorts to stymey our dog Guinness from escaping when I came across crateloads of tapes.
Grateful Dead made up a good number of them, but I was a taping fool when I got into reggae so I decided I'd set up my cassette deck and tackle the mountain of music before me. This music will never see the light of day on CD.
What I'm listening to is a tape comprised of Studio One 12" from the late '70's and early '80's. Sir Clement Dodd was a Jamaican producer who recorded just about everybody in JA who was a quality performer. There's a newly remastered package that includes a compilation CD, three hour DVD and 100 page book called the Studio One Story that I recommend highly. It's on the Soul Jazz label
The names on the tape sleeve for the tape I'm listening to don't reveal who fronted the fabulous stable of Studio One musicians, but I think I can come up with a few:

Heavenless - is an instrumental that features the incredible Don Drummond on trombone. What a riddim'!
I can't remember the next, but then there are three by Cornell Campbell - Conversation, Queen of the Minstrel & What Kind of World. He sounds like a reggae version of Curtis Mayfield. The flip side of the tape has Alton Ellis and Sugar Minott among others. All feature tasteful dub effects and fine instrumentation.
Needless to say, when I started searching through the basement "archive" this was one of the tapes I had to find. The date on the tape is 2/07/88.

Is there anybody else out there who listens to this stuff?

By the way, I'm extremely stoked about the next Dave's Picks - hope you are too!

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Europe '72 - Is This Fast??

Indeed. E72 was speeded up a little, apparently (I read somewhere) in order to fit all the songs on a double LP.

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Europe '72 - Is This Fast??

FINALLY just picked up the Europe 72 stuff. Not the entire box set, but Volume 1 and 2. Great, great stuff. But one thing is jumping out at me, and I didn't see it mentioned anywhere else online. Does Vol. 1 play fast? Especially on the Morning Dew, that's the highest pitch I've ever heard of Jerry's voice, and other stuff here and there, the harmonies on He's Gone, it just sounds like it's played on a record player too fast and everything's a little higher pitched than usual. Has anyone ever noticed this or heard of it being an issue?

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YEAH....

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cool

DAVE'S PICKS VOL III........right here on the listening party :)

jonapi (not verified)
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kevin drumm - just lay down and forget it.

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