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    Default Desert Island Reggae Discs

    My mate Sanjiv recently asked me to put together my all-time Top 10 reggae records for his latest blog - you can see/hear the results here:

    http://thesecretlist.co.uk/reggae-sp...island-reggae/

    Of course on another day I may well have selected a completely different bunch of tunes, as somehow I forgot to include this one:




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    Marvellous stuff, looking forward to checking all of these. In time-honoured fashion I will be the first to ask

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    Any chance of a download version?

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    Mr Bossman! Killer!

    (There's a little clue there in a tune I would have in my selection)

    Great stuff Gian
    some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    Marvellous stuff, looking forward to checking all of these. In time-honoured fashion I will be the first to ask
    Ha ha! I didn't conceive this as a mix Tom, but after the disco swap is out of the way - maybe?

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    I'm trying not to look.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shere Khan View Post
    I'm trying not to look.


    Loosely translated as:

    "the record collector's fear of the youtube chart"


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    I'm reallly enjoying these. I like the UK-style tunes in particular. Gives it a bit of local flavour. Great stuff.
    "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

    Mixes for your delectation: http://www.mixcloud.com/danmatic/

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    Also Pablo Gad is fiiiiiiiyyyyyyyahhhhh
    "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

    Mixes for your delectation: http://www.mixcloud.com/danmatic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post
    My mate Sanjiv recently asked me to put together my all-time Top 10 reggae records for his latest blog - you can see/hear the results here:

    http://thesecretlist.co.uk/reggae-sp...island-reggae/
    I have now found some time to turn this reggae top 10 into a mix - with the addition of a few more tracks that will also be squeezed on to my desert island.

    Beware though, some of these tunes are the deepest, hardest, heaviest reggae cuts known to man - enjoy!

    DESERT ISLAND REGGAE

    tony mahoney - burn false preacher
    pablo gad - blood suckers
    the black stones - we nah go suffer
    sufferer sound - national front
    dillinger - melting pot
    mighty two (junior byles) - give it to jah
    lopez walker - send another moses (version)
    welton irie - black man get up tan up pan foot (version)
    king tubby & the aggrovators (ken boothe) - you're no good (version)
    king tubby - blood of africa
    tribesman - sunburst
    motion - walk on by
    errol dunkley - a little way different
    i jahman levi & the lucky allstars - loaded version
    tetrack - isn't it time to see
    delroy wilson - run run

    Download the mix as one file here:

    https://www.sendspace.com/file/871ij0

    or as separate mp3s here:

    https://www.sendspace.com/file/0m6aku

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    Sir Slim station rule the nation!
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    Sir Slim station rule the nation!
    With version.

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    great stuff! downloading now.

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    Lovely stuff. Thanks very much!

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    ¡A tope con la vida!

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    Here's one that I really really should have included in my mix:

    zinc fence - king tubby

    the dub side of "I heart is clean" by Cornell Campbell

    Possibly one of the best dubs ever made. I originally borrowed it from a friend to tape back in 1976, more recently I was reminded of it when it featured on a mix by my mate Mike Mongo and then I found myself a copy.


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    Dare I say it? Dare I? Oh go on then!
    I prefer the "soul" side of that Motion tune Gian
    some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by medlar View Post
    Dare I say it? Dare I? Oh go on then!
    I prefer the "soul" side of that Motion tune Gian
    I have the white label first issue with the exclusive dubs on the B side - so don't think I've ever heard the "soul" mix

    http://www.discogs.com/Motion-Walk-O...elease/5640582


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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post
    I have the white label first issue with the exclusive dubs on the B side - so don't think I've ever heard the "soul" mix

    http://www.discogs.com/Motion-Walk-O...elease/5640582

    Ha ha

    awesome selection - particularly liking the Lopez Walker
    some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by medlar View Post
    Dare I say it? Dare I? Oh go on then!
    I prefer the "soul" side of that Motion tune Gian
    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlim View Post
    I have the white label first issue with the exclusive dubs on the B side - so don't think I've ever heard the "soul" mix

    http://www.discogs.com/Motion-Walk-O...elease/5640582

    I don't remember the soul side either but in total agreement about the reggae side - always been one of my absolute favourites too, such great drumming. The Motion album has a few other good moments on it too, always used to be a good record to put on in the early hours after a loud night out, quite melancholic in a good way.

    Always wished that Aswad had made a few more decent albums before they turned to slush in the eighties.

    For some reason my AVG system refuses to let me have the download - is this because it's expired maybe? Looks great...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja simone View Post
    I don't remember the soul side either but in total agreement about the reggae side - always been one of my absolute favourites too, such great drumming. The Motion album has a few other good moments on it too, always used to be a good record to put on in the early hours after a loud night out, quite melancholic in a good way.

    Always wished that Aswad had made a few more decent albums before they turned to slush in the eighties.

    For some reason my AVG system refuses to let me have the download - is this because it's expired maybe? Looks great...
    Angus Gaye's drumming was always top notch but he exceeded himself on the Motion album - such a shame that George Oban did not go on to make any more LPs in that jazz style...

    one of my favourites from the Lp is "basshoven"



    Re. the downloads - both the links are still live - are you clicking on the bluebox in the middle of the screen where it says "download"? Let me know if it still doesn't work for you and I can either upload to another site or burn a CD for you.

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    Damn, I've been sleeping on this. That track list looks HEAVY! I only know the Dilinger track but I'm beginning to drool at the rest. Thanks for putting it together.

    The download link for the mix works for me, not tried the individual tracks yet.

    Edit: the individual tracks have downloaded fine as well. Solid set!
    Last edited by Hayes; 02-02-2016 at 06:11 PM.

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    sufferer sound - national front

    The bass on this is fucking monstrous. It makes every bit of metal on my car judder and buzz.
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    sufferer sound - national front

    The bass on this is fucking monstrous. It makes every bit of metal on my car judder and buzz.
    Job done.

    I first heard this one played by the Silver Camel Sound System (run by the Daddy Kool Record shop guys) at the 100 Club Thursday night reggae sessions in 1977. Fabian's "prophecy" (as featured on Dr. Smith's Xmas Swap CD) was another "floorshaker" tune that would get regular spins too.

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    Thanks Sir Slim. Really looking forward to a listen to this tomorrow

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