Best Live Reggae Recording?

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Postby ulua-bob » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:39 am

Personally I prefer the track selection on BMW's Live at the Roxy- Want More, and Roots, Rock Reggae are the sort of tracks that make one dance in their chair while listening at the office. Toots Live is another great one, but I think anyone who has had the absolutely glorious experience of seeing Toots live can hold this recording in a special place in their heart. And for anyone who hasn't seen Toots and has the opportunity, do whatever it takes to go!!! Not for the historical value of seeing the man, for the experience and the voice!!!

What about the Dee Jay Explosion records on Heartbeat? A great way to hear the dancehall experience!
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Postby talawa » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:01 pm

Aswad @ Carnival is the only that I keep coming back to and enjoy listening to again and again.
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Postby Tomcat » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:54 pm

well that was a nice surprise. been away and came back to a lot of replies. unexpected!

bunny wailer 83 is a great one i agree - i lost my copy to a 'friend' though. roxy is a good show for BMW. there is also a hugh mundell show knocking about on soulseek which makes interesting listening.

as far as live sessions go (in the dance), i've got one of the DYSC records with nasty rockers, tippa on etc which is cool cos its british and has a raw energy about it.

i'm a big fan of the sunsplash recordings, they all seem to be very well engineered and sound well tight. does anyone have a defintive list of the sunsplash releases????

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Postby Dubac » Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:48 am

I'm not sure where you'd find a definitive list of the Sunsplash albums - I think they were issued on a variety of labels in different countries. But we might be able to put one together ourselves. Here's a contribution:

Big Youth
Chalice
Eek-A-Mouse/Michigan & Smiley
Garnett Silk (1)
Gladiators/Israel Vibration
Gregory Isaacs (2)
Macaw (??? - never heard of that one before!)
Mighty Diamonds (3)
Mutabaruka (3)
Toots & The Maytals
Twinkle Brothers
Yellowman

(1) Not part of the original series - recorded in 1994
(2) Actually a VA compilation trading on Gregory's name
(3) These two LPs were combined for the CD release

In addition there are a few 'Best of Sunsplash' compilations floating around.

BTW (Tom) if you're normally in Sheffield, I'm often found on the decks around Hunters Bar - next on 31 January. I can e-mail last month's playlist if you want to know what to expect.

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Postby Ash » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:54 pm

I heard a Saxon Sound tape back in the early 80's along with a sound called Amla, never been able to find them,but i'll never forget them,awesome performances....with serious intent.
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Postby Tomcat » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:53 am

Dubac, that's strange - i'm in Hunters Bar often! Where do you play and what is your dj name if different?

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Postby Dubac » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:35 pm

When I did my first night back in August, I finished off with a whole LP side of Toots Live! and it went down great with the kids. But I still haven't got a DJ handle, Tom! I've been toying around with a few ideas for naming the night, including:

One Drop
Heavy Like Dread
100 Tunes Called Version
Skanky Producer (about five meanings to that one - I didn't realise it was also a porn movie term until Google told me!)

But nothing has stood out yet. Perhaps I could turn it into a poll and let the Boarders decide!

BTW the venue is The Back Room at The Lescar on Sharrow Vale Road. There's another guy who has a monthly (Saturday) Reggae Night there called 'Champion Sound' but I don't have his 2005 dates yet.

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Postby Tomcat » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:27 pm

cool, the guy who runs champion sound is Karl from Fopp. Let me know when u have another one and i'll pop by. I used to do Well Charged in Fez in town but punters don't seem to like city centre in middle of week + the club had 'issues' (now closed).

keep up the good work,

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Postby Dadi Digi » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:51 pm

ras michael at snwmf 2004. This is the one that the Scientist mixed right ?

Honestly guys, I have heard this courstesy of Zoki and I gotta say I found it somewhat lets say "average". Again my opinion only.
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Postby jb welda » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:10 pm

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Postby Anonymous » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:04 pm

JB, have I send you already that Ras Michael LA December 2004 w/Scientist?
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Postby dirtweed » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:54 pm

i brought up the ras michael snwmf '04 and i think it is very good. perhaps the reason for that is that i don't have any other ras michael live stuff. are you saying that there is better live stuff of ras michael or just that this is not a very good record?
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:40 am

You think Dadi Digi knows what he's talking about?
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Postby !Alhazred » Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:55 pm

dirtweed wrote:i brought up the ras michael snwmf '04 and i think it is very good. perhaps the reason for that is that i don't have any other ras michael live stuff. are you saying that there is better live stuff of ras michael or just that this is not a very good record?


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Postby Anonymous » Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:43 pm

Santa Monica 85 is even better. Even darker and rootsier vibes than Petulama...
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