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Echotone - Reggae Flute Mix - PART 3 NOW ADDED

Postby zonard » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:47 pm

For this new mix I choose to feature reggae cuts with flute (as a lead or just as a melodic support).
For years I've been wanting to showcase a lot of flute cuts, not sure it has been done before.
It was hard to gather these tunes as some were burried deep in the collection, but here is the part 1 for you to enjoy ! Parts 2 & 3 to follow

Part 1 is right here :
http://www.talawa.fr/media/echotone-reg ... rt-1-2gLGd

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Tracklisting :
1. Vernon Allen – Babylon – R&B 7 inches
2. Kenrick Diggery – Face Of Fu Manchu – Beverley’s Records 7 inches
3. Roland Alphonso – Psycho Rythmic – Money Disc 7 inches
4. Herman – Love Brother – Escort 7 inches
5. Prince Buster All Stars – Swing Low - The Message Dubwise LP
6. Tommy McCook – Tommy’s Flute – Clinch Records 7 inches
7. African Brothers – Righteous Kingdom – Black Roots 7 inches
8. Dennis Brown – Foot Of The Mountain – Impact ! 7 inches
9. The Crysalites – Concentration (version 3) – Move & Groove 10 inches
10. Junior Soul – Super Love – PK 10 inches
11. I Roy – Superfly – Don’t Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff LP
12. Junior Soul – Super Cool – PK 10 inches

Detailed playlist :
So here is the comments translation, sorry for inaccuracies as I basically just copied & paste the french text into google translator...

Vernon Allen - Babylon - R & B 7 inches
This furious piece of 1964 ska is the first to mention "Babylon" in its title and its lyrics, which became a recurring theme in rasta reggae a few years later.
Prince Buster Production.

Kenrick Diggery - Face Of Fu Manchu - Beverley's Records 7 inches
The flute piece was recently overdubbed on the original version to Desmond Dekker's Fu Manchu. A beautiful update for one of the finest rocksteady rhythms.
Riddim production by Leslie Kong in 1968.

Roland Alphonso - Psycho Rythmic - Money Disc 7 inches
My copy is not the cleanest, but the power of this haunting flute has earned its place here. Roland Alphonso, an original member of the Skatalites, is known for his mastery of the tenor saxophone and it is one of the few cuts where he tried the flute. The riddim used is One One by Delroy Wilson.
Production Coxsone Dodd, probably 1971.

Herman (Chin Loy) - Brother Love - Escort 7 inches
I don't know of it's the childish flute intro, the riddim in perpetual imbalance, choirs, the message, everything in this piece makes it crucial to my ears, I hope it will be the same for you.
Herman Chin-Loy Production 1972.

Prince Buster All Stars - Swing Low - The Message Dubwise LP
This piece is to be found on The Message Dubwise LP by Prince Buster, released in 1972, making it one of the first Dub LP to be released alongside Java Java Dub Dub and Aquarius. Incidentally, this historical LP contains two other flute cuts. The short intro is provided by Big Youth before the song starts in a completely ethereal version, typical of early dubs still very experimental and approximate (that's what makes their charm !). It may be noted that the dub mix goes further than other LP of the same era, with delays and reverb on the tracks, and not just channels on / off like Java Java Dub that is more of a drum & bass LP.
Prince Buster Production.

Tommy McCook - Tommy's Flute - Clinch Records 7 inches
Another original member of the Skatalites, Tommy McCook rides the original riddim to Abyssinians Satta Amassa Ganna (1969). McCook has recorded several flute cuts during his career, we'll come back to this topic in the next mixes ! Riddim recorded overtime at Studio One by the Sound Dimension, including Leroy Sibbles (bass), Phil Callender (drums), Eric Frater (rhythm guitar), Richard Ace (piano), Headley Bennett (alto sax) and Vin Gordon (trombone).
Production Abyssinians.

African Brothers - Righteous Kingdom - Black Roots 7 inches
This super vocal group composed of Sugar Minott, Tony Tuff (here as lead) and Derrick Howard has recorded some of the most subtle pieces of roots, including Righteous Kingdom with its unstoppable harmonies and intoxicating flute.
Production J. Vassel & The African Brothers in 1973.

Dennis Brown - At The Foot Of The Mountain - Impact! 7 inches
The incredibly mature voice of Dennis Brown (then only 16 years old) embraces a complex riddim also used by Freddie McKay's Won't Get Away, but this one has no flute !
Eddie Wong Production 1973.

The Crysalites - Concentration (Version 3) - Move & Groove 10 inches
The drum&bass combo is absolutely killer on this riddim. Clave sound on every beat, although played live, predates the kind of sound that can be found later on Marley and Lee Perry tunes after Familyman brought his first rhythm Gibson Maestro Rhythm King on the island. We hear again the voice of a teenager Dennis Brown.
Derrick Harriott Production 1973.

Junior Soul - Super Love - PK 10 inches
I Roy - Superfly - Do not Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff LP
Junior Soul - Super Cool - PK 10 inches
Clive Hunt probably blows on this early Junior Murvin recorded under the name Junior Soul. The version of the deejay of all deejays I Roy follows, although this cut abandons the flute in favor of a killer melodica and takes us to a dub that makes great part to the flute. This piece is adapted from Give Me Your Love by Curtis Mayfield.
Production Clive Hunt, early/mid-70 's
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Echotone - Reggae Flute Mix part 2

Postby zonard » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:18 pm

Here comes the flute mix part 2, following the theme started above with later cuts.
I edited some of the featured songs to emphasize flute parts into a short mix (20 minutes).

Part 2 is right here :
http://www.talawa.fr/media/echotone-reg ... rt-2-A3zXc

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Tracklisting :
1. Earl Flute & Keith Hudson – The Betrayer – Mafia 7 inches
2. Delroy Wilson – What Is Man – Tribes Man Records LP
3. Roman Stewart – Rice & Peas – Hungry Town 12 inches
4. Rocker’s All Star – Rice & Peas In The Ghetto – Hungry Town 12 inches
5. Unknown – Little Flute – Dubplate
6. The Sensations – Everyday Is A Holiday – Studio One LP
7. The Silvertones – Everyday Is A Holiday – Studio One LP
8. Bubblin Jug Dub (I Roy – Set The Captives Free) – Royco Inc 7 inches
9. Diggory Kenrick – The Lion Flute – Coptic Lion 7 inches
10. 4th Street Orchestra – Hawaï 5-0 – Rama 10 inches
11. Linton Kwesi Johnson – More Time – LKJ Records CD


Detailed playlist :

Earl Flute & Keith Hudson - The Betrayer - Mafia 7 inches
This one starts with a piece of anthology from Earl Flute (aka Chinna Smith) using biblical lyrics about Peter and Judas who betrayed Christ, the first denying him, the second denouncing him.
The riddim has been versioned many times by the ghetto dentist (Jean You Change Everything, Jonah).
Keith Hudson production from 1972.

Delroy Wilson - What Is Man - Tribes Man Records LP
The intro is kinda weird but gives way to a joyful (major key) roots piece as Jack Ruby knew how to do. This one carries the countryside sounds of Ocho Rios while Delroy Wilson’s voice takes us to the raw Jamaican soul style.
Lloyd Coxsone production from 1977 found on 12 The Hard Way LP.

Roman Stewart - Rice & Peas - Hungry Town 12 inches
Rocker's All Star - Rice & Peas In The Ghetto - Hungry Town 12 inches
Back into minor key, Rice & peas sufferer's peas, rice & peas in the ghetto ...
In order not to exceed the 20 minutes time, I quickly cut the killer Roman Stewart vocal and Felion deejay piece to the benefit of a fluted dub only to be found on this pressing.
Everton DaSilva & Roman Stewart production from 1979.

Unknown - Unkown - Dubplate [Echotone Edit]
What to say about this very obscure cut, ra-di-cal mix straight from 18 Dromilly Ave in Waterhouse, home of King Tubby the Dubmaster?
The original dubplate being split, I took the opportunity to keep some “flutapella”. The tune is deliberately cut short, for the long version you’ll have to check Echotone in sound !
Santic (?) production from mid-70's.

The Sensations - Everyday Is A Holiday - Studio One LP
Not easy to move on after the previous cut... so we go back in time in order to prepare the next cut on the same riddim.
Although being played here from a Studio One compilation (Original Jamaican Classics Vol.1), this cut is clearly a Duke Reid production. The Sensations were a vocal quartet consisting of Cornell Campbell, Jimmy Riley, Buster Riley and Errol Davis. The first 2 then replaced Slim Smith and Franklin White in the Uniques (at Bunny Lee’s).
Duke Reid production from 1967.

The Silvertones - Everyday Is A Holiday - Studio One LP
The rocksteady cut gives way to the stepper version and this second version is really a Studio One production released on the Tribute To Peckings compilation which included rare and unreleased cuts. The flute on this release is more discreet than the original but still is !
The Silvertones is a critically underrated group, with the typically JA soul voice of the one Delroy Denton Butler. They began at Duke Reid during the rocksteady period, spent the first half of the 70's with Lee Perry and after a short passage in 75 at Winston Riley’s they joined the Coxsone camp from 77.
Coxsone Dodd production, late 70's.

Bubblin Jug Dub (I Roy - Set The Captives Free) - Royco Inc. 7 inches
Superlative production with horns, flute, organ, complex percussions and killer sax solo, that’s what we call a perfect example of 70's stepper.
I Roy production from 1978.

Diggory Kenrick - The Lion Flute - Coptic Lion 7 inches
Diggory Kenrick will be the link between all parts of this flute mix, so after the Fu Manchu in part 1 here is another cut from the man, who rides this time the killer Money Is Not All from Mike Brooks.
I love the tunes this guy put out in recent years, the way he chooses his riddims (whatever their age). He knows how to infuse novelty into a 30 years old riddim track.
Riddim production from 1981 by Fatman, flute overdubs from 2012.

4th Street Orchestra - Hawaii 5-0 - Rama 10 inches
The famous TV theme goes UK roots...
Dennis Bowell production from 1977.

Linton Kwesi Johnson - More Time - LKJ Records CD
To close this part 2, we have Dennis Bowell once again, more than 20 years after the previous song.
This will be the only CD played in this mix series, this tune’s very special to me as it was one of the first records I bought upon release, at a time when I could not imagine one second how reggae music would contaminate me !
The flute solo (originally much further in this long piece) is breathtaking.
LKJ production from 1998.

There are still plenty of big flute cuts for the part 3... soon come !
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Echotone - Reggae Flute Mix - PART 3 NOW ADDED

Postby zonard » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:25 pm

As promised, we continue the theme started in the first 2 sets to complete this reggae flute triptych. The objective was to create a mix that could be listened to as a whole.
Almost all the songs played in this 3rd set have been edited to emphasize the flute parts and to fit in the 30 minutes mark.
The particularity of this part 3 is the featuring of a majority of cuts using a real flute solo, not just a little support to the melody. Cuts are hence played longer than on the 2 first parts.
Prepare yourself for a fluty trip, starting with a groundation (not the group huh), then passing by Jamaica, USA, Switzerland, France to end in the UK.


Part 3 is right here :
http://www.talawa.fr/media/echotone-reggae-flute-special-part-3-SllkZ


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Tracklisting :
1. Cymande – Zion I – Alaska 7 inches
2. Pablo Moses – Come Mek We Run – House Of Moses Records LP
3. Sonny Washington – Black Skin Version – Black Skin The Prophet 7 inches
4. King Tubby’s – Eternal Dub – Blood And Fire LP
5. Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Judgement On The Land – Blood And Fire LP
6. Leroy Sibbles – This World – Bullwackies Records 12 inches
7. Wayne Jarrett – Bubble Up – Wackie’s LP
8. Mickey Jarrett – Klu By Klan – Wackie’s 12 inches
9. Azul – Rockfort Rock – Wackie’s 12 inches
10. The Shades – Bottomless Pit Part II – Darker Shades Of Roots 7 inches
11. The Soul Agitators – A Holy Dub – KA Records 7 inches
12. Al Campbell – Wise Words – Tuff Scout 7 inches
13. Diggory Kenrick – Silicon Valley – Coptic Lion 7 inches


Detailed tracklist :

Cymande - Zion I - Alaska 7 inches
We start this 3rd set by a nice UK made nyabinghi... Groundation time!
The wicked alto flute solo is by Michael "Bammie" Rose who played with Aswad (not related to the singer of Black Uhuru).
John Schroeder production from 1973.

Pablo Moses - Come Mek We Run - House Of Moses Records LP
We smoothly continue with this heavyweight downtempo reggae. The epic original song clocks at almost 10 minutes, so I shortened it to about 3 minutes to bring Tommy McCook’s solo to the fore, normally much further in the tune.
Geoffrey Chung production from 1975 found on Revolutionary Dream LP.

Sonny Washington - Black Skin Version - Black Skin The Prophet 7 inches
Sonny Washington aka Black Skin has not been very prolific, something like ten titles in all, but he is a true cornerstone of the deep roots style.
The B side of this classic holds many surprises with a flute and a furious master tape rewind.
Self production from 1977.

King Tubby's - Eternal Dub - Blood And Fire LP
Sylford Walker’s Eternal Day passes through King Tubby's hands for a fluted dub.
I first recorded this from a South East Music 10 inches assuming that a 45 rpm would be more dynamic than a 33 LP but it is not, thanks to a superb mastering from Kevin Metcalfe (Bloodandfire, Greensleeves ... if you do not know, get to know!)
Glen Brown production from 1975, to be found on the essential compilation Lamb's Bread International.

Vivian Jackson & The Prophets - Judgement On The Land - Blood And Fire LP
We can’t forget Yabby You for his mystical use of flute on tunes like Walls of Jerusalem or Death Trap. Here we play Judgement On The Land from the THE best reggae compilation of all time, the enormous Jesus Dread 4LP Box Set (hey, another Kevin Metcalfe mastering, a serious guy !).
Recorded at the Black Ark, mixed by Prince Jammy at Tubby's ... need I say more?
Yabby You production from 1977.

Leroy Sibbles - This World - Bullwackies Records 12 inches
We now leave Jamaica for the ‘merican style of reggae productions, here at Wackie's. The flute solo literally pierces this awesome sticky sound, not really a reggae, more of a crucial yard soul.
Lloyd Barnes production from 1982.

Wayne Jarrett - Bubble Up - LP's Wackie
Mickey Jarrett - By Klu Klan - Wackie's 12 inches
Azul - Rockfort Rock - Wackie's 12 inches
We continue with Wackie’s haunting sound with flautist Azul, also known as Clive Hunt.
I mixed the vocal, the deejay and the flute cuts of this wadded Rockfort Rock in the purest style of the label.
Lloyd Barnes production from 1982.

The Shades - Bottomless Pit Part II - Darker Shades Of Roots 7 inches
After a short flutapella transition, here is what’s happening in Helvetia : They have chocolate, watches, their legendary phlegm but also this natural deep roots reggae sound ! The output of this label its really impressive, imo this is the best in roots of the moment with their diehard analog approach. They keep the analog sound from the recording booth to your speakers (records cutting included), love it ! We clearly feel the influences of Perry and Pablo in the sound. Meditation time
Self production from 2010.

The Soul Agitators - A Holy Dub - KA Records 7 inches
We stay in Europe with a fluted side made in my town, Lyon, by my brethren KA records. This cut is to be found on the B-side of Earl Wonder’s Holy Place. As the previous cut, the analog recording adds strong vibes to the music. Big up local productions !
Self production from 2012.

Al Campbell - Wise Words - Tuff Scout 7 inches
After Jamaica, the USA, Switzerland and France, the last stop for the Flute World Tour is in the UK ! Sounds are more modern at the end of this set and here we have Al Campbell on a African Brothers recut (which they "forgot" to credit...).
Gil Gand & Jake Travis production from 2011.

Diggory Kenrick - Silicon Valley - Coptic Lion 7 inches
I end this set with Mr Diggory Kenrick riding an MT-40 style riddim made in Hackney at Bush Chemist’s. The flute part and its phaser effects are just excellent and make me take off each and every time I listen to this one.
Edmund "Mike" Brooks & Dougie Wardrop production from 2012.


I took great pleasure in preparing these 3 mixes, I will surely group the 3 + lots more in a forthcoming longer one. I will add the cuts were not featured here, some old favourites (Dinah, Death Trap, Blackborad Jungle, One More River, Marcus Garvey, Walls Of Jerusalem ...) but also UK style cuts from Jonah Dan, Dubkasm, Sound Iration ... There are 30 more cuts waiting to be mixed, creating a 60 tunes flute mix. Stay tuned to the Echotone Sound Station !
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