Mar 13, 2012

RhoDeo1211 Roots

Hello, we're still on that island with a huge place in the global music catalogue, Jamaica. A production hothouse and they say the Weed makes you slow and lazy-go figure. Without the ganja driven reggae music Jamaica would have remained a Caribbean backwater and dare i say would never have given us Bolt, the fastest man in the world.

Can't get enough of that dub music ? Prince Jammy ruled himself King halfway thru the period this sampler runs 1975-1985, now can you spot the difference ?

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Lloyd James, (born in 1947, Montego Bay, Jamaica), is better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy the dub mixer and record producer. After earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother's house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system. He also built equipment for other local systems. After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws' home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby You productions. When Phillip Smart left King Tubby's team to work in New York, Jammy replaced him, getting to work with the likes of Bunny Lee and Yabby You. For the first few years of his career, Jammy almost exclusively made Dub. In 1977, Jammy was enlisted to mix the dub counterpart to "In the Light," Everton DaSilva's classic production for Horace Andy. The versions Jammy concocted simultaneously proved that he was well versed in the techniques acquired from Tubby and that he had developed a distinct mixing voice of his own. That same year, he made his first notable venture into production work, recording the debut of Black Uhuru, a young vocal trio from Kingston. The resulting Love Crisis (and its remixed incarnation, Black Sounds of Freedom) represented a breakthrough for both parties. In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. Before he set out to rule modern dancehall as King Jammy, Lloyd James earned the lesser, but still regal title Prince Jammy, In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music. His biggest hit was 1985's "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song as being the first "Digital rhythm" in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era. Jammy's productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s, Jammy continued to produce and record into the '90s, a decade that would see his own son, John John, emerging as a successful record-maker. Perhaps more importantly, the '90s also witnessed a number of reissues of Jammy's classic mixing work. London's Blood and Fire produced Dub Gone Crazy and Dub Gone 2 Crazy, compiling versions the Waterhouse team (Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, and Smart) mixed for Bunny Lee during the late '70s, while Pressure Sounds' The Crowning of Prince Jammy drew from the same period. And so he continues to work as a producer, working with some of today's top Jamaican artists.

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VA - Jammys From The Roots 1977-1985 I (flac 430mb)

101 Johnny Osbourne – Fally Ranking 3:49
102 Black Uhuru – Tonight Is The Night 3:07
103 Sugar Minott – Give The People What They Want 3:45
104 Black Crucial – Conscience Speaks 3:34
105 Johnny Osbourne – Jah Ovah 4:10
106 Noel Phillips – Youth Man 3:22
107 Earl Zero – Please Officer 7:06
108 Augustus Pablo – Pablo In Moonlight City 7:02
109 Junior Delgado – Love Tickles Like Magic 2:44
110 Hugh Mundell – Jah Fire Will Be Burning 4:12
111 Barry Brown – It A Go Dread 4:40
112 Wayne Smith – Time Is A Moment In Space 3:13
113 U Black – Natty Dread At The Controls 2:33
114 The Travellers – Jah Gave Us This World 3:14
115 The Fantails – Name Of The Game 2:52
116 Lacksley Castell – What A Great Day 9:03

VA - Jammys From The Roots 1977-1985 I (ogg 156mb)

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VA - Jammys From The Roots 1977-1985 II (flac 341mb)

201 Johnny Osbourne – Mr Marshall 3:46
202 Natural Vibes – Life Hard A Yard 3:24
203 Prince Alla – Last Train To Africa 3:37
204 Frankie Jones – Collie George 3:39
205 Black Uhuru – Willow Tree 2:58
206 The Jays – Jah Do Love Us 3:35
207 Junior Reid – Higgler Move 3:35
208 Junior Delgado – Liberation 3:41
209 Half Pint – One Big Ghetto 3:11
210 Frankie Paul – Foreign Mind 3:42
211 Dennis Brown – Africa We Want To Go 3:09
212 Frankie Paul – Children Of Israel 3:51
213 Junior Reid – Boom-Shack-A-Lack 3:31
214 Half Pint – Mr. Landlord 2:58
215 Frankie Paul – Do Good 3:17
216 Dennis Brown – They Fight I 3:19

VA - Jammys From The Roots 1977-1985 II (ogg 122mb)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Greeting Rho,

Thanks for sharing these excellent files.
Only, the link to part 1 is dead, would it be possible to re-upload?
Another thank you in advance.


Anonymous said...

would you please reupload this jammys from the roots comp?
do you have the johnny osbrourne truth and rights deluxe reedition on heartbeat?
anything by lasckley castell (morning glory, or princess lady)?
thank you