Wednesday, December 19, 2007

27: Reggae, Roots & Rastafari

Two names here that wouldn't directly come to mind, in a 10 song selection of reggae music: Ben Harper and Sinead O'Connor...
Ben Harper's music (my girlfriend is a HUGE fan) is strongly rooted in blues, gospel, soul, jazz and, as this song clearly proves, in the spirit of Jah. Sinead made a few years back a fantastic album with the collaboration of Sly & Robbie, and if you can, buy the limited edition 2CD which has alll the dubversions on the second CD.
The Congos made in 1977 that famous album ofcourse, but this song is from one of their latest. Still sounds great!
Dub Syndicate made some pretty classic stuff on On-U-Sound records, shame that these days most of their albums are out of stock or very hard to get.
I dedicate this one to Robert, by the way.

1. Ben Harper - Jah Work (4:55)
2. Congos - Gods Kingdom (3:58)
3. Donovan Carlos - Be Thankful (3:03)
4. Dub Syndicate - Mafia (7:05)
5. Ijahman - Jah is No Secret (11:26)
6. Lee Perry, Lou Graham & Upsetters -
News Flash/Flashing Echoes (3:10)
7. Pablo Moses - Dubbing Is A Must (4:53)
8. Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man (5:08)
9. Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock (4:13)
10. Watty Burnett - Rainy Night in Portland (7:12)

PS: the Donovan Carlos song is a cover, check commandment 19 :-)


thisistomorrow said...

hi there... i just discovered your blog through the fufustew site... really nice selections... i have added your link on my blog, would be cool if you could do the same... mike

E-mile said...

hi Mike thisistomorrow, where can I find your blog ???
(in order to check it, let alone link you)
thank you for the comment and support, always nice to here from you out there! Get back to me with a link...

E-mile said...

a true believer in the name of Jah: