The SiamCity Podcast
Reggae - Dancehall - Bashment - Lovers Rock
Yabby You Vibration Tribute - Vivian Jackson Productions 1972-85 - Part 1
March 28, 2015 03:08 AM PDT
This one's been in the making for over 4 years, since the great singer and percussionist's passing in 2010. Jackson's songs stand out in the roots genre for the level of humility and biblical imagery. He also comes across as very sincere and, like all the great songwriters, many of his songs were evidently penned in response to immediate personal experiences - check Blood A Go Run Down King Street for one! A long-running collaboration with King Tubby lends a harder, tuffer edge to the dubs and deejay cuts. Other mixes by Scratch, Scientist and Prince Jammy. Backing band - the Prophets All-Stars - comprised the cream of JA session musicians, man like Horsemouth, Family Man, Sly & Robbie, The Gladiators, Augustus Pablo, Chinna, Pablove Black, Ansel Collins, Skully.... Mighty horns from Viv Gordon, Bobby Ellis, Dirty Harry and Tommy McCook, who's flute playing adds vastly to the uplifting/devotional vibes. Vocal harmony from the Prophets (Jackson, Alaric Forbes & Bobby Melody). Rhythm tracks recorded at Channel One, Harry J's, Joe Gibbs, Dynamic, King Tubby's and Black Ark.
December 31, 2014 05:54 AM PST
We revisit Royal Order's killer relick of the Channel One dancehall classic Worries in The Dance, renamed War is In The Dance, with cuts by Pressure, Bobby Hustle, Gappy Ranks and the amazing Stand For Something by Keida as well as the original Frankie P scorcher (Hitbound). Lustre Kings come with the dubstep-roots flavoured Junction. Equally rootsy is the Jah Warriah (Zion High) with conscious vocals from Jahdan & Pressure, Batch, Niyorah, Jah Mali and one by Lloyd Brown from last year's excellent Rootical album. Keyboards interplay nicely with live horns on the Reggae Root (Kheil Stone). Kabaka Pyramid & Chronixx team up with the Ghetto Blues. Duane Stephenson gets in the groove on Bunny Wailer/Roots Radics' Cool Runnings.
September 28, 2014 04:01 AM PDT
Neva Run Away - New Roots 2014. Reggae eternal...
June 19, 2014 12:02 AM PDT
Vibration From Creation Mixtape. New roots collection from January 2014. Heavyweight roots & dancehall riddims. Overstand records hold the roots corner with their crucial Militancy riddim featuring a full roster of current artists. Bizzarri look back to 1988-89 with their rollicking Laba Laba and an update of Redman's Weh Dem Fah. Lion D & Gappy Ranks do an excellent cover of the Carl Meeks classic. Two new licks of the Hypocrites. Mr Vegas bring on the Barrington Levy vibe with the irie Love Yourself (First Name) while deejay Tasha T mash down all informer on the Digital B cut (Rasvibe). Presenting three songs by singer King Mas who broke through in 2013 with some vital tunes and a good album, One Wish (Viral Records). His World Go Round for Natures Way Ent. is a modern conscious roots classic. Check the King Mas SoundCloud page. Chronixx still deh ya with Plant It (Special Delivery) and the hit Smile Jamaica for Silly Walks. Also featuring another highlight from Jahcoustix' excellent Frequency LP for IrieVibrations - Don't Shoot - alongside Raphael & Kabaka Pyramid.Elevate UR Mind - New Roots Selections 2012
August 23, 2012 11:02 AM PDT
Elevate UR Mind 2012. Lift up your conscience... Features some supa heavy riddim like the Most Royal (Maximum Sound) Happy Trod (Leaf of Life), Butterflies (Xterminator), Sweet Wata (Jukeboxx), and Oneness Records' awsome and mighty Reggaeville. Some seriously catchy versions on this ya one..., check Farmer Man by Naptali & Indonesian singer Ras Muhamad. Island Rock do a joyful relick of Evening News featuring Pinchers, Sizzla, the Mighty Diamonds and the return of Papa Briggy who chats in fine form. Irievibrations recall deeper roots on Jungle Skunk, with strong performances from messenger Luciano and Anthony B who revisits his Defend Your Own lyric. Necessary Mayhem resurrect another vintage classic, this time a haunting, minor key version of Red, Black & Green aka The Possessed. Such works further establish the label as the dominant force in UK reggae production, check them on Soundcloud. Expressive roots singer Jah Mali makes a welcome return here with Blood Thirsty.
Featuring: Tarrus Riley, I-Wayne, Busy Signal, Guinney Pepper, Original Thriller, Sizzla, Brigadier Jerry, Pinchers, The Mighty Diamonds, Prince Koloni, Etana, Sara Lugo, Kabaka Pyramid, Ray Darwin, Warrior King, Bryan Art, Ras Muhamad, Naptali, Konshens, Gramps Morgan, Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Mark Wonder, Everton Blender, Luciano, Perfect, Mojo Morgan, Anthony B, Jah Mali, Million Stylez, Michael Prophet, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Agent Sasco, Cecile, Christopher Martin, Ziggy Marley and Chuck D.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.Terror Fabulous & The Deejays - 90s Ragga Dancehall Mixtape
May 16, 2012 01:59 AM PDT
Terror Fabulous - Jump & Gwaan Bad. Non-stop 90s dancehall-ragga mix. Featuring Terror Fabulous alongside Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Daddy Screw, Nadine Sutherland, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Maxi Priest, Louie Culture, Spragga Benz, Tanya Stephens, Bounty Killer, Jigsy King, Carol Gonzales, Dennis Brown, Gary Minott, Peter Metro, General Degree, Frankie Sly, Snow, Shaggy, Rayvon, Terry Ganzie, Kulcha Knox, Sanchez, Frisco Kid, Don Yute and Dirtsman.
Riddim like Livestock, All Fruits Ripe, Batty Rider, Bruk Wine Butterfly, Love Punnany Bad, Excellence, Top Ten, Three Blind Mice, Story Come To Bump, Car Crash, Ba Ba Boom, Action, Could You Be Loved... Productions from Mad House, Shocking Vibes, Jammys and Digital B. 60+ tracks.
BIG UP TERROR FABULOUS - TOP-RANKING DEEJAY IN THE 90S
Reggae music selector, compiler for 20 years and long time listener… Check out the SiamRootsical blog to hear our riddim selections and link up. From Bradford to Bangkok, the UK-Thailand reggae connection. On a mission to big up reggae music and spread the love, send out the positive vybz… Nuff respect to one and all for the support and upful vibes :) and thanks to reggae artists everywhere…
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