WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2012-05-29 (Reggae Special)

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It was so bloody hot yesterday, I couldn’t help but hear in my head Third World’s “96° in the Shade,” so I decided to leverage that into the all-reggae show I’ve thought about doing for a while. While it was easy to pull plenty of music to fill the show, I did indulge in a brief set of not-quite-reggae just to provide some contrast.



download program (139MB, 2 hrs 32 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Third World: “96 Degrees in the Shade (1965)” – Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra)
Burning Spear: “I and I Survive (Slavery Days)” – Live! (Island)
Impact All Stars: “Oh Jah Dub” – Forward The Bass: Dub From Randy’s, 1972-1975 (Blood and Fire)
Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Di eagle an’ di bear (12″ version)” – Independant Intavenshan: The Island Anthology (Island)
Steel Pulse: “Macka Splaff” – Handsworth Revolution (Island)
Sound Dimension: “Man Pon Spot” – Jamaica Soul Shake, Vol. 1 (Soul Jazz)
King Stitt & Andy Capp and the Dynamites: “Herbsman” – Fatty Fatty 1967-70 (Trojan)
Junior Murvin: “Police and Thieves” – Police and Thieves (Island)
Alton Ellis: “If I Could Rule This World” – Mr. Soul of Jamaica (Treasure Isle)
Norma Fraser: “Respect” – Studio One Soul (Soul Jazz)
Al Brown: “Ain’t No Love In the Heart of the City” – Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 – 1980 (Blood and Fire)
Toots & the Maytals: “Alidina” – Sweet and Dandy (Jet Set)
Ramblers Dance Band: “Ride Your Donkey” – Money No Be Sand (Original Music)
Charles Iwegbue & his Archibogs: “Salim Ye” – Azagas & Archibogs – The Sixties Sound Of Lagos Highlife (Original Music)
Lord Melody: “Turn Back, Melody” – Calypso Awakening (Smithsonian Folkways)
Sir Jablonsky: “Juck Juck Pt. 1” – Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77 (Soundway)
Lord Rhaburn: “Reggae Clean 1” – Numero Digital Digs (Numero Group)
Niney: “Blood and Fire” – “Tighten Up” Box Set (Trojan)
Peter Tosh: “African” – Captured Live (EMI)
Jackie Mittoo: “Get Up and Get It” – Mojo Presents: Studio One Selector (Mojo)
Drumbago & the Dynamites: “Dulcemania” – Fatty Fatty 1967-70 (Trojan)
Tommy McCook: “KT88” – Impact! (Universal Sound)
Desmond Dekker: “Unity” – Rockin’ Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker (Rhino)
Rico Rodriguez: “Dial Africa” – Man from Wareika (Blue Note)
Linval Thompson: “Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks” – Ride On Dreadlocks 1975-1977 (Blood and Fire)
Eek-a-Mouse: “Wa Do Dem” – Reggae Sunsplash ’81 (Elektra)
Welton Irie: “Hotter Reggae Music” – Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973 – 1980 (Blood and Fire)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: “Baby We’ve Got a Date (Rock It Baby)” – Catch a Fire (the Unreleased Jamaican Versions) (Island)
Augustus Pablo: “Hap Ki Do” – Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds)
Vin Gordon: “Red Blood” – Studio One Scorcher (Soul Jazz)
10 Ft. Ganja Plant: “Righteous Dub” – Midnight Landing (ROIR)
Black Uhuru: “There is Fire” – Sensimilla (Island)
Cedric Im Brooks: “Song For My Father” – The Magical Light of Saba (Craze)
Hamid Drake & Bindu: “Kali Dub” – Reggaeology (Rogueart)
Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls: “This Is a Takeover” – Breeding Resistance (Delmark)