Sounds For Sunday

by Simon

I said I’d get around to posting some reggae. I’m afraid I went a little mad this week. I’ve an embarrassment of riches for you this week. Most of the tunes come from various Trojan compilations. If you’ve always wanted to get into reggae but just don’t know where to start, a really good place to begin is the series of Trojan box sets. Most of them have an average of about 50 tracks, and you can guarantee most of those tracks will be excellent.

Ok, the tunes today can be split into a variety of themes, shall we say. There are a couple of classic instrumentals, a couple of great dub tunes, some classic soul tunes that you might know by other people, and some tunes from my favourite of the box sets: Trojan X-Rated.

Keep your ears peeled for some familiar moments amongst these tunes: Clash fans may recognise ‘Marijuana’ by another name; and Specials fans might find something interesting about ‘Birth Control’….

Turn up the bass, get the roast in the oven and sit back and enjoy:

Sly & The Revolutionaries- Marijuana
Dave & Ansell Collins – Double Barrel
Chosen Few – Shaft
Lloydie & The Lowbites- Birth Control
Chosen Few – Tears Of A Clown
Augustus Pablo – Keep On Dubbing
John Holt – Stoned Out Of My Mind
Augustus Pablo & Fae- Bedroom Mazurka
Jay Boys- I Can’t Get Next To You
Charlie Ace & Fay- Punanny
The Harry J Allstars- Liquidator
Bunny”Ruggs”Clarke – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got