Summer is coming, some of you asked for more reggae, so here it is!!
Last time i gave you some of the most played reggae tunes. But as i said, some gems were missing. This time i’m giving you straight Foundation classics from the past. Most of this music was produced between the 60′s and the 70′s. Beautiful songs that took reggae music to a higher level, giving birth to the classic riddims all musicians still use nowodays.
Modern productions are perfect from a technical point of view, so perfect they often sound cold and unexpressive. In each one of these old productions you can feel the artist’s soul, his heart vibrating to the beat, his passion for music, even his imperfections, but you’ll have to admit: what a sound!
Let these vibes surround you, and tell me, after listening these ones: who needs modern music? Who needs thrashy mainstream MTV music? This is all you need, if you’re looking for some truly inspired sounds. Once again, a gift from the past.
(And to all you wanna-be-producers, you’ll find a lot to sample here…. ;-) )
Ok, here is the bomb playlist (once again, not in any particular order):
The Crystalites – Concentration
Lester Sterling – Afrikaan Beat
Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
Andy Capp – Pop A Top
Delroy Wilson – Funky Broadway
Stranger Cole – Crying Every Night
Delroy Wilson – Trying To Conquer Me
Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty Town)
Desmond Dekker – The Israelites
Johnny Osbourne – Trench Town School
Horace Andy – Something on my Mind
Jackie Mittoo – One Step beyond
Byron Lee – Oh Carolina
Alton Ellis – Arfican Descendents
The Techniques – Stalag 18
Horace Andy – See A Man’s Face
Byron Lee – Wings Of A Dove
Herman’s All Stars – Nightmare
Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
Liberation Group – Namibia
U Roy – Wear You To The Ball
Horace Andy – Mr. Bassie
King Tubby & Prince Jammy – The Poor Barber
Max Romeo – Put Me In The Mood
Desmond Dekker – It Miek (Hit Version)
you see, this time the playlist is a little les obvious than the other one…but still classics…enjoy!