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Month: July 2010

U-Roy – Version Galore

Collected here are versions cut by U-Roy for the Treasure Isle label in the late-60s and early-70s alongside a second disc that features all of the original songs that he versioned. A total of 58 platters. All of which are essential. “Wake the town and tell the people, about this musical disc comin’ your way…” U-Roy &…

You Better Believe It!

You Better Believe It! is a trawl through the pick of 70s Modern and Rare Soul across all the Warner’s labels, and the standard is never less than excellent throughout. Selected by Richard Searling and showcasing many ultra-rare, but keenly sought-after 45s with the majority appearing on album and CD for the first time. You…

Suba РṢo Paulo Confessions

São Paulo Confessions, the brilliant debut from the legendary Suba. While his production credits are laced upon many other artist’s albums, this record, filled with beautiful compositions throughout, would sadly be the only credited solely to him due to his untimely death from a fire in his São Paulo apartment just a few days after the…

A Storm’s A Brewin’

Checkin’ out the intimidating weather system that moved in at sunset while on the way back from Mu Koh Hong, Krabi. We were bookin’ it across the choppy water on that longtail to get back to Tubkaak safely. Areas seen are Koh Yao Yai, Koh Phi Phi (in the distance), Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Railay, Ao…

Moussa Doumbia – Keleya

Rare and unreleased Afro-beat and Afro-funk sides from the great Moussa Doumbia. A Mali-born saxophonist, arranger and composer who made Abidjan, Ivory Coast his home where he recorded for Soci̩t̩ Ivoirienne du Disque. Downright raw and dirty grooves. Moussa Doumbia РKeleya; Okiri, 2006 Soci̩t̩ Ivoirienne du DisqueSoci̩t̩ Ivoirienne du Disque

Uncle Tom Gin

A case of confusion at Tesco Lotus in Lamai, Koh Samui. Came across these bottles of gin while shopping at Tesco Lotus recently. The bottle reads “Uncle Tom Gin. White Spirit: The Spirit of Thailand.” It also says “Product of Thailand” yet the background graphic is a picture of Big Ben in London. Huh? Totally dumbfounded…

Dunza 2010 aka Blood Dunza

Maximum Sound drops some killer versions of Johnny Clarke’s “Blood Dunza”, the wicked rough rockers tune released by Bunny Lee in 1977. The collection of three 7″s features the following. Click the links for samples. Sizzla b/w The Agrovators (extended sample) Lutan Fyah b/w I-Octane (extended sample) Yami Bolo b/w Dean Fraser (extended sample)

Ubiquity 12s

Picked this collection up from eMusic years ago. I think it was exclusive to eMusic since I can’t find anything about it. Anyways, it gathers up a bunch of Ubiquity’s 12″s and puts them on a two-disc set. Check the track list here. Apologies in advance, but track two of the first disc is missing. Send…