Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Mixes From Christmas Past


I have had numerous requests for mixes from specific previous years and I figured I'd make it easy for everyone but just re-uploading 'em all!  Enjoy!  I will also upload last years mix sometime tonight!

The 2006 Jamaican Christmas Mix

1. Carlene Davis – Santa Claus (Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto)
2. King Stitt – Christmas Tree
3. Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee
4. The Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings
5. Gregory Isaacs – Christmas Behind The Bars
6. Yellowman – Where Is Santa Claus?
7. Eek A Mouse – Christmas A Come
8. Cocoa Tea - Christmas Is Coming
9. The Aggrovators – Santa Claus Dub
10. Ras Pidow – Winter Storm
11. The Wailers – White Christmas
12. Toots & The Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska
13. Alton Ellis & The Lipsticks – Merry Merry Christmas
14. Jacob Miller – On The Twelve Days Of Ismas
15. Trinity – Video Christmas
16. Eek A Mouse – The Night Before Christmas
17. Michael Palmer – Happy Merry Christmas
18. The Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Ska-Ing To Town
19. Tiger – Tiger Claus
20. Freddie McGregor – O Come Let Us Adore Him
21. Dillinger – Hi Fashion Christmas
22. Jacob Miller – Deck The Halls
23. Trinity – All I Want For Christmas
24. The Ethiopians – Ding Dong Bell
25. Rico And His Boys – Silent Night

 The 2007 Jamaican Christmas Mix

1. Jacob Miller - All I Want For Ismas
2. Horace Andy - Christmas Time
3. The Aggrovators - Santa Claus And The Aggrovators Conquer The Martians Inna Holiday Rockers Style
4. Kingstonians - Merry Christmas
5. Cocoa Tea - Please Come For Christmas
6. Mutabaruka - Postpone Christmas
7. Brent Dowe - Christmas In Jamaica
8. Steve Golding - Strictly Rock Christmas
9. Kashief Lindo - Someday At Christmas
10. Frank Cosmo - Merry Christmas
11. Al & The Vibrators - Merry Christmas
12. Lovindeer - It's Christmas Time Again
13. Jackie Mittoo - Joy Joy
14. The Cimarons - Holy Christmas
15. Ringo - Christmas Time
16. Little Kirk - Gee Whiz
17. Half Pint - Christmas Vibes
18. Gregory Isaacs - White Christmas
19. John Holt - Winter World Of Love
20. Sugar Minott - Christmas Jamboree
21. Peter Broggs - Twelve Days Of Christmas
22. Barrington Levy - Christmas Day
23. The Wailers - Sound The Trumpet
24. Little John - Save A Little For Christmas
25. Ernest Wilson - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

The 2008 Jamaican Christmas Mix


1. Nigger Kojak - Christmas Style
2. Bunny & Skully - White Christmas
3. Lord Nelson - Party For Santa Claus
4. The Wailers - Go, Tell It On The Mountain
5. Frankie Paul - Merry Christmas
6. Alton Ellis - Christmas Coming
7. Glen Adams - Xmas Rock
8. Michigan & Smiley - Little Drummer Boy
9. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Christmas Day
10. Iron Phoenix - Natty Dread Christmas
11. Gregory Isaacs - It's Christmas Time Again
12. Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
13. Winston Groovy - Merry Christmas
14. Jacob Miller - Silver Bells
15. Ray I - Natty No Santa Claus
16. Jah Walton - DJ Christmas
17. Toots & The Maytals - Happy Christmas
18. Horace Andy - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
19. The Silvertones - Bling Bling Christmas
20. Freddie McGregor - Irie Christmas
21. Charley Fresh - Jam Down Christmas
22. Tippa Lee & Rappa Roberts - Christmas Is Coming
23. Hortense Ellis - Black Christmas
24. Trinity - African Christmas
25. Richard Ace - Joyful Reggae

The 2009 Jamaican Christmas Mix

1. Tristan Palmer - Christmas Jamboree
2. Roman Stewart - Christmas Affair
3. Frank Cosmo - Greetings From Beverley's
4. General Trees - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
5. Jackie Edwards - White Christmas
6. Shorty The President - Christmas Fair
7. Norman T. Washington - It's Christmas Time Again
8. Colin Roach & Anthony Malvo - Merry Christmas
9. J.C. Lodge - Joy To The World
10. Lloyd Seivright - Mary's Boy Child
11. Lui Lepke - Christmas Season
12. Winston Francis - Here Comes Santa
13. Verna Lee Powell - He Is My Santa Claus
14. Sandra Robinson & Lee Scratch Perry - Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
15. Ringo - Never Forget Christmas
16. Sonny Bradshaw - Peace And Love
17. Barry Brown - Christmas Christmas
18. Anthony Selassie - Rub A Dub Christmas
19. Hopeton & Primo - Peace On Earth
20. Tennessee Brown & The Silvertones - Jingle Bells
21. Don Cornell & The Eternals - Christmas Joy
22. Gable School Choir - Reggae Christmas
23. Neville Willoughby - Christmas In JA
24. Rupie Edwards - Christmas Rush
25. Go Home Productions - Karen Meets Roots Radics Uptown

The 2010 Jamaican Christmas Mix

1. Barrington Levy - Once A Year
2. Jah Thomas - Christmas Shopping
3. Tennessee Brown & The Silvertones - Little Drummer Boy
4. Gregory Isaacs - The Christmas Song
5. Sachmoore - Wuh You Got To Gimme For Christmas
6. Leon Danger & Mr. Culture - This Christmas
7. Chris Wayne - Silver Bells
8. Cedric Bravo w/Rico & The Five Stars - Merry Christmas
9. Norman T. Washington - Happy Christmas
10. Norman T. Washington - Happy Christmas Version
11. The Silent Choir - Silent Night
12. Alton Ellis - Praise Jah It's Christmas
13. Trinity - Santa Claus Comes Once A Year
14. Shinehead - Reggae Christmas Medley
15. Tyrone Taylor - Winter Wonderland
16. Admiral Bailey - Christmas Style
17. Ruddy Thomas - Reggae Happy Christmas
18. Tony Tuff - Christmas Irie
19. Little John - It's Christmas Time
20. Triston Palmer - Oh Holy Night
21. Arcanians - Christmas In Jamaica
22. Alton Ellis - Joy To The World
23. Delroy Melody - Christmas Time
24. King Everald - Santa Claus
25. Cimarons - Silent Night/White Christmas

 The 2011 Jamaican Christmas Mix

1. Dean Fraser - Deck The Halls
2. John C - We Three Kings
3. Ken Boothe - This Christmas
4. Glen Adams - Joyful Tidings
5. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland Reggae
6. Don Drummond - Snowboy
7. Barrington Levy - Flash Your Dread
8. Trinity - Flash Your Dread (DJ Version)
9. Johnny Osbourne & Jennifer Lara - Christmas Medley
10. Horace Andy - Hark The Herald
11. D.D. Dennis - Christmas Message
12. Wain Nelson - Santa Claus
13. Lord Beginner - Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning
14. Raymond Harper - White Christmas
15. Jimpy - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
16. Eek A Mouse - Have A Merry Little Xmas
17. Niyah & The Sunflakes - Merry Christmas
18. Lovindeer - Christmas Feeling
19. Don Carlos - Jingle Bells
20. Tippa Lee, Nardo Ranks, Half Pint & David Brevett - Dedicated To Santa
21. Silvertones - Merry Merry Christmas
22. Dennis Brown - Ding Dong Merrily On High
23. Gregory Isaacs - Ding Dong Bell
24. Junior Roots - Christmas Time Again
25. Owen Gray - Collins Greetings


The 2012 Jamaican Christmas Mix - Seven Inches Of Christmas Joy

1.  Little John - Save A Little For Christmas
2.  Roman Stewart - Christmas Affair
3.  Jah Walton - DJ Christmas
4.  Don Cornel & The Eternals - Christmas Joy
5.  Barry Brown - Christmas Christmas
6.  Cocoa Tea - Christmas Is Coming
7.  Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
8.  Verna Lee Powell - He Is My Santa Claus
9.  Glen Adams - Xmas Rock
10.  Trinity - Video Christmas
11.  Silent Choir - Silent Night
12.  Niyah & The Sunflakes - Merry Christmas
13.  Glen Adams - Joyful Tidings
14.  Mutabaruka - Postpone Christmas
15.  Tippa Lee, Nardo Ranks, Half Pint & David Brevett - Dedicated To Santa
16.  Nigger Kojak - Christmas Style
17.  Norman T. Washington - It's Christmas Time Again
18.  Owen Gray - Collins Greetings
19.  Cedric Bravo w/Rico & The Four Stars - Merry Christmas
20.  Leon Danger & Mr. Culture - This Christmas  

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Politricks Time Again...

I am not about to get on my anti-political soapbox but it's that time of year again... so instead of stating my case for my personal apolitical leanings I'll just let the music do the talking.  

What you're gonna hear...

1.  Half Pint - Political Fiction
2.  Johnny Osbourne - Mr. Politician
3.  Barry Brown - Politician
4.  Papa Tullo - Straight To The Government
5.  Lucky Dube - Political Games
6.  Cornell Campbell - Politricks
7.  Eastwood & Saint - Vote For Me
8.  Big Youth - Political Confusion
9.  Everton Blender - World Corruption
10.  Admiral Bailey - Politician
11.  Mighty Diamonds - Heads Of Government
12.  King Jammy - Government Dub

Hopeton Lewis Tribute (1947-2014)

I was remiss in not taking action on this tribute sooner but as I mentioned in the midst of last month's festivities that I was going to make this right and I have kept my word.

Hopeton Lewis played a huge part in the history of Jamaican music... at 19 he recorded one of the earliest rocksteady hits, "Take It Easy" with Lynn Taitt & The Jets, as well as the distinction of being the first artist to ever record a ganja tune, "Cool Cool Collie" is considered the first tune of its type ever recorded in Jamaica.  He went on to work for the legendary Duke Reid as a backing vocalist and arranger - winning the 1970 Festival Song title with his tune "Boom Shaka Lacka."  Not long after, he became the singer for Byron Lee & The Dragonaires and had a big hit with "Grooving Out On Life" in 1971.  Hopeton continued recording into the reggae era but soon his attention turned to religious music in the 1980's when he began producing an assortment of gospel albums.  Hopeton Lewis lived in Brooklyn New York and for the last 5 years he hosted a Christian music program on a community radio station, three times a week before his passing on September 4th. 

I really enjoyed putting this tribute mix together and it was a real eye-opening experience for a guy who has had a nearly 30 year passion for Jamaican music but never really took the time to appreciate Hopeton Lewis' talent!  I have been missing out on some great music and for those of you who are also not very familiar with Hopeton Lewis, I really think you're going to love what you hear!

Here's what I've got lined up...

1.  Sound & Pressure
2.  At The Corner Of The Street
3.  On The Right Track w/Phyllis Dillon
4.  Grooving Out On Life
5.  This Music Got Soul
6.  Deh Pon Dem
7.  Tom Drunk w/U-Roy
8.  Skinny Leg Girl w/Glen Brown
9.  Rocksteady
10.  Let Me Come On Home
11.  Cool Cool Collie
12.  Take It Easy
13.  Rock A Shacka
14.  Judgement Day
15.  Boom Shaka Lacka
16.  This Poor Boy
17.  Don't Cry
18.  Let The Little Girl Dance
19.  Hard Ship Of Life
20.  Story Book Children

THE HOPETON LEWIS TRIBUTE MIX

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween From Distinctly Jamaican Sounds - The Complete 2014 Spooktacular!

Happy Halloween!!  Here it is, in all its gory glory!  The 2014 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular!  Enjoy!!
 
The Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2014


1.     Sly & Robbie – None Shall Escape The House of Dub
2.     Ioby Joseph – Sgt. Vampire
3.     Dennis Brown – Blood Son
4.     Dennis Bovell – Zombie Zones
5.     Skin, Flesh & Bones – Bones Dub
6.     Hopeton Lewis – Run If You Are Afraid
7.     Prince Buster – Bull Buck (And Duppy Conqueror)
8.     Baba Brooks – Twilight Zone
9.     JJ All Stars – The Addams Family Theme
10.  Aston & Yen – Skillamy
11.  Jah Marcus – Terror
12.  Junior Dan – Look Out For The Devil
13.  Michael Prophet – Evil Doers
14.  Peter Tosh – Mark Of The Beast
15.  The Upsetters – Black Bat
16.  Richard Ace – Supernatural Thing
17.  Trevor Brown – Mr. Brown
18.  Advocates Aggregation – Satan Pickney
19.  Jah Skerta – Darkness
20.  Hot Rod All Stars – Return Of The Bad Man
21.  Viceroys – Take Your Hand From My Neck
22.  Sharpknife – Diana The Farmer
23.  Gyptian & Barrington Levy – Day Vampire
 

The Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular Archive - 2006-2013

 
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1.     Scientist – Blood on his Lips

2.     Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetery

3.     The Crystalites – Blacula

4.     The Wailers – Mr. Brown

5.     King Horror – Loch Ness Monster

6.     Early B – Ghostbuster

7.     Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon

8.     Lone Ranger – Annie Palmer

9.     The Revolutionaries – Escape From Hell

10.    The Flames – Scare Him

11.    Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins

12.    Yellowman – Mi Kill Barnie

13.    Scientist – Night of the Living Dead

14.    The Vulcans – Dracula

15.    Peter Tosh – Dracula

16.    Bobby Aitken – Vampire

17.    Upsetters – 10 til 12

18.    Lone Ranger – Frankinstine

19.    The Aggrolites – Grave Digger

20.    Leo Graham – Voodooism

21.    The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror





1.     The Crystalites – Ghost Rider

2.     Dillinger – Duppy Boasty

3.     Joe Gibbs Allstars – Midnight Movie

4.     Lord Jellicoe – Zombie Jamboree

5.     Harry J Allstars – Jack the Ripper

6.     Johnny Organ – Bewitched

7.     Eastwood & Saint – Talk About Run

8.     Pablo Gad – Bloodsucker

9.     The Upsetters – Vampire

10.   Derrick Morgan – Father Killam

11.    Lone Ranger – Grave Yard Skank

12.    Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins

13.    Skatalites – Reburial

14.    Dennis Alcapone – Mr. Brown’s Coffin

15.    Nitty Gritty – Duppy Come Again

16.    Black Art – Vampire (horns)

17.    Dave Barker – Dr. Jekyll

18.    Elroy Bailey – Moving Creatures

19.    Prince Buster – Ghost Dance

20.    Chin – Woman Ghost Fool Man

21.    Peter Tosh – Vampire

22.    The Chuckles – Darkest Night





1.     King Horror – Dracula Prince of Darkness

2.     Herman’s All Stars – Nightmare

3.     Flip Kay – Duppy Bawl

4.     The Graduates – Dark Shadows

5.     Dillinger – I Thirst

6.     GG Allstars – Vampire Rock

7.     Joe White – The Monster

8.     Jackie Paris – Run For Your Life

9.     The Crystalites – Alfred Hitchcock

10.    Count Lasher – Font Hill Duppy

11.    Eastwood & Saint – Two Bad DJ

12.    Johnny Ringo – Frankenstein

13.    Lone Ranger – Barnabas Collins

14.    Lone Ranger – U.F.O.

15.    Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman

16.    Errol Brown – Black Cat Version

17.    Blue Rivers – Witchcraft Man

18.    Dynamites – Phantom

19.    Count Owen – Back to Back

20.    Sir Lord Comic – Lon Chaney

21.    Sound Dimension – The Thing

22.    Denzel Laing – Beware of the Vampire

23.    Scientist – Vampire Initiative





1.     Mikey Dread – Pre Dawn Dub

2.     Jackie Mittoo – Hot Blood

3.     Murphy Romeo – Ghost Affair

4.     Lloyd Charmers – Bone Yard Skank

5.     Windew Hayes – Haunted House

6.     The Upsetters – Touch of Fire

7.     Dennis Alcapone – Duppy Serenade

8.     Bag-O-Wire – Creeper

9.     Busters All Stars – Seven Duppy

10.    Carlton Livingston – Are You Afraid

11.    Pampidoo – Ghost Buster

12.    Aston Barrett – Duppy Conqueror

13.    Ernie Smith – Duppy Gunman

14.    Boris Gardiner – Darkness

15.    The Revolutionaries – Rigor Mortis

16.    King Horror – Frankenstein

17.    Levi Williams – Duppy Jamboree

18.    Dub Connection – Jamaican Hammer Horror

19.    Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner

20.    Roland Alphonso – Devil’s Disciple

21.    Sancho – Chase Vampire

22.    Captain Barkey – Vampire





1.     James Eastwood – Darkest Night

2.     Santic All Stars – Hell Boat

3.     Carl Dawkins – Witchcraft

4.     Byron Lee – Duppy Jamboree

5.     Vin Gordon – Red Blood

6.     Caly Gibbs – Ghost Walk

7.     Tommy McCook – Dracula

8.     Tender Tones – Devil Woman

9.     Hippy Boys – Death Rides A Horse

10.    Derrick Morgan – A No Duppy

11.    James Bond – Duppyman Skank

12.    Jackie Mittoo – The Executioner

13.    Danny Hill – Annie Palmer

14.    Karl Bryan – Run For Your Life

15.    Skin Flesh & Bones – Bad Beast

16.    Positive – Vampire

17.    Keith Hudson – Satan Side

18.    Del Owen & Newts – Barnabas Collins

19.    Daddy Meeky – Duppy Story

20.    Lovindeer – Duppy Bye Bye

21.    Delroy Wilson – Things In the Dark






1.     The Upsetters – Night Doctor

2.     Max Romeo – Copie Duppy

3.     Bob Skeng – Jack the Ripper

4.     Moses – When The Vampire…

5.     Boy Wonder – Cold Blood

6.     Three Tops – Bone Yard

7.     Joy Makers – Zombie Jamboree

8.     Ken Quatty – To Hell & Back

9.     Jackie Taylor – Midnight Organ

10.    King Horror – Ghost Hour

11.    Steve Stanley – Sudden Death

12.    Hot Rod All-Stars – 10 Commandments of the Devil

13.    Geoffery Chang – UFO

14.    Fish Clarke – Black Magic Woman

15.  The Dynamites – House of Darkness

16.  Trinity – Vampire

17.  Cannonball King – Thunderstorm

18.  Dr. Alimantado – I Shall Fear No Evil

19.  Barrington Levy – Deep in the Dark

20.  Delroy Wilson – Voodoo Man

21.  Larry Marshall – Duppyman Skank





1.     Tommy McCook – Midnight Time

2.     Lloyd Robinson – Death A Come

3.     Byron Lee – Frankenstein

4.     Bionic Steve – Bermuda Triangle

5.     Laurel Aitken – Jamboree

6.     Bunny Lee’s All Stars – Annie Pama

7.     The Ethiopians – Obeah Book

8.     The Upsetters – Haunted House

9.     Peter Metro – Obeah In America

10.    Trinity – Scare Crow Style

11.    Augustus Pablo – Crucial Burial

12.    Pat Kelly – Barnabas

13.    Dandy Livingstone – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil

14.    Val Bennett – Midnight Spin

15.    Eric “Monty” Morris – Sammy Dead

16.    Lloyd Clarke – Living Among The Dead

17.    The Music Doctors – Ghost Rider

18.    George McLean – Ballad Of Annie Palmer

19.    Oliver Samuels – Duppy

20.    Admiral Bailey – Holy Water

21.    Scientist – Your Teeth In My Neck





1.     Prince Jammy – Slaughterhouse Five

2.     Lee & The Clarendonians – Night Owl

3.     Lloyd & Devon – Wolf Out Deh

4.     Basque Dub Foundation – Midnight Organ

5.     Inner Circle – Duppy Gunman

6.     Raheem DeVaughn – Mr. Brown

7.     The Upsetters – Creeping Version

8.     Prince Buster – Hard Man Fe Dead

9.     Prince Buster All Stars – The Haunted Room

10.   Scientist & The Roots Radics – Grave Yard Shift

11.   Nigger Kojak & Liza – Two Bad Duppy

12.   Militant Barry – Nightmares

13.    Errol Dunkley – Black Magic Spell

14.    Carl Bryan – Walking the Dead

15.   King Horror – Loch Ness Monsters (Take 2)

16.    Allan Swymmer – Hear Duppy Laugh

17.    Skin, Flesh & Bones – Dub in Blood

18.    Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Anti-Christ

19.     Barry Brown – Dark Shadows

20.     Frankie Jones – Ghostbuster

21.     Uglyman – See Duppy Deh

22.     Little General – Zombie

23.     Horace Ferguson – Midnight Hour

24.     Clint Eastwood – Mask in the Dark