Archive for the ‘recast’ Category

Eddie Edwards Show feat. Lee Scratch Perry

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I have to make a few guesses about this one – 1) that it is from 1987, and 2) that it is from a London station called Time Radio. 3) that the host is DJ Eddie Edwards as it says on the tape which is actually marked with the date 17-3-84.

Lee Scratch Perry, in one of his first broadcasts after going awol some years earlier, is a guest giving previews of the soon-to-be-released collaboration with Adrian Sherwood and On-U crew – Time Boom X De Devil Dead.

Dread Broadcast Corp. – Carnival ’84

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Yet more DBC. As mentioned early broadcasts, out of necessity, utilized the “plant the cassette player and transmitter on the tower block and retire to a safe distance” method. By 1984 the station’s technology had advanced to the point of being able to, via relays, do live broadcasts. Even to the extent, in the safety of the Notting Hill Carnival celebrating crowd, of coming live from the street. This snippet, hosted by Ranking Miss P, kicks off with the talents of the young MC prodigy Mekka Stephenson, hoarse no doubt due to toasting night and day, and then goes to station manager Lepke chatting up Portobello Road revelers.

Traffic Jam Radio – Aug 1987

Friday, March 19th, 2010

A month later than the last posting here we have Traffic Jam in full effect – this time the only thing that’s sped up is the chat, as was the craze of the day. A well-oiled Arrows International crew take turns to show off their freestyle lyrical prowess and vocal skill over a Federal selection. In the area: Snarky, Professor Nuts, Shakademus, Cutty Ranks.

London Radio 1987

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The fact my beloved DBC Rebel Radio had been shut down, and Lepke the station manager arrested, was definitely a contributory factor to my decision to move to the USA in 1983. The door having been opened, however, a flood of new stations, mostly based in South London, sprang up. Someone gave me this tape, a wander around the dial from 1987, which includes KISS and Traffic Jam. You’ll observe parts of the latter are massively sped up, the likely explanation for this is that they, like DBC before them, employed the “plant the cassette player and transmitter on the tower block and retire to a safe distance” method, and those cheap cassette players were notoriously erratic.

Ranking Miss P – Orbitone Style

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Back in 1982 bread and butter for the DBC – Dread Broadcasting Corp. – were sponsored programs by the likes of Harlesden record distros Starlite and Orbitone, again presented with flair by the Ranking Miss P. Here are few fragments that have survived the ages thanks to Ms Mandi Newall of NYC who taped them off the air back in the day.

The Big Broadcast

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

I believe this one went out as a casual special on the Jumpin’ Radio stream, it’s an edited version of The Big Broadcast – a longstanding Sunday night show on WFUV. DJ Rich Conaty spins classic jazz and pop tunes of the 1920s and ’30s.

An archive of his most recent shows is here.

Lee Scratch Perry On The Wire 1987

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I have former Better Badges designer Derek Harris to thank for this one. He later got involved in making t-shirts for On-U Sound and forwarded me this tape back in 1987. Lee Perry, after 40 days and nights in the wilderness, had finally returned to the fold by hooking up with Adrian Sherwood and recording an album ‘Time Boom X The Devil Dead’. The both of them then duly traveled up North to join Steve Barker on his BBC Radio Lancashire radio program On The Wire (which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary – Congrats Steve!) to premiere the new tracks. This tape is an edited version of this historic show – originally broadcast March 1 1987.

1997 KPFA Adrian Sherwood Interview

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Adrian Sherwood After a long absence from North America, On-U producer Adrian Sherwood returned in 1997 at the controls for Japanese dubbers Audio Active. San Francisco’s DJ Sep took the opportunity to collar him for a phone interview on her ‘Off the Beaten Path’ radio show.  We streamed it out on the Dubzone a couple of years later.

The Midnight Ravers – Rasta Time Pt.2

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Part 2 of the Streamola Nov 2000 recast of an earlier WBAI program.

Part 1 is here.

The Midnight Ravers – Rasta Time Pt.1

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A  welcome and stylish contributor to Streamola was the man known as The Dubologist – a member of the WBAI selecter collective The Midnight Ravers who, to this day, can be heard all over the tri-state area for three hours every other Friday midnight on 99.5FM. As well as contributing to live sessions The Dubologist also shared some of the Midnight Raver awesomeness. This particular program – a nyahbinghi spectacular – was originally broadcast on July 28 2000, and recast over streamola to an appreciative global audience in November of that year.

Part 2 is here.


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