Global Beat, KFAI 12/30/09: 99% Jamaican

The days are short, the nights are long and as another winter storm hovered over the Midwest it was time again to head south, specifically to Jamaica for an all-reggae year end edition of Global Beat. The first hour was mostly filled with the sweet sounds of late 60’s rock steady while the second hour had a more rootsy 70’s feel. You can bring the warm sounds to your home via MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site; the playlist is posted both there and here, after the break.

(photo of Alton Ellis by Greg Locks courtesy of Legends of Ska.)

I Roy – Sidewalk
album: Don’t Hit Me With No Lightweight Stuff; label: Blood & Fire

Lynn Taitt & The Jets – Cool Collie
album: Hold Me Tight Anthology; label: Trojan

Jackie Mittoo – Drum Song
album: Champion In The Arena; label: Blood & Fire

The Paragons – On The Beach
album: Let’s Do Rocksteady; label: Trojan

Ernest Ranglin – Fade Away
album: Memories of Barber Mack; label: Island

Ken Boothe – Say You
album: Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady; label: Rhino

Alton Ellis – Live & Learn
album: 7″; label: Studio One

The Black Brothers – Give Me Loving
album: Socking Good Time; label: Trojan

The Uniques – My Conversation
album: Let’s Do Rocksteady; label: Trojan

Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
album: Respect to Studio One; label: Heartbeat

Johnny & The Attractions – Let’s Get Together
album: Rebel Music Vol. 2; label: Trojan

The Maytals – Time Tough
album: 7″; label: Jaguar

The Ethiopians – Owner Fe De Yard
album: Owner Fe De Yard; label: Heartbeat

Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come
album: Tighten Up; label: Trojan

Horace Andy – Skylarking Dub
album: 7″; label: Groundation

Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Intensified ’68
album: Let’s Do Rocksteady; label: Trojan

Jackie Edwards – So Jah Say
album: This Is My Story; label: Trojan

Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down The Pace
album: 10″; label: African Museum

The Itals – Ina Dis Ya Time
album: The Power of the Trinity; label: Shanachie

The Pioneers – Bus Dem Shut
album: Pusher Man; label: Squad Disco

Warieka Hill Sound – One People
album: 12″; label: Honest Jons

Wailing Souls – Wild Suspense
album: Wild Suspense; label: Mango

Cimarons – Take Heed
album: On The Rock; label: Vulcan

Voice of Progress – Working on a Site
album: Mini Bus Driver; label: Negus Roots

Upsetters – Underground
album: Super Ape; label: Upsetter

Viceroys – My Mission Is Impossible
album: Haul & Pull Up Selecta; label: Trojan

Earth & Stone – In Time To Come
album: Channel 1 Story vol. 2; label: VP/17 North Parade

The Abyssinians – Leggo Beast
album: Satta Massagana; label: Heartbeat

Mikey Dread & King Tubby – Dread All The Way
album: 7″; label: Dread At The Controls

Rod Taylor – His Imperial Majesty
album: Rockers Vibration; label: Dread At The Controls

Dennis Brown – Give Thanks
album: Cosmic Force; label: Heartbeat

Cocoa Tea – War & Crime
album: 7″; label: Digital B

10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
album: 7″; label: Polydor

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