Archive for the ‘session’ Category

Ras Kush – Tribute to Jah Shaka Pt.2

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Part 2 of Ras Kush’s tribute to the mighty Zulu Warrior.

Also available: Part 1 | Part 3.

Ras Kush – Tribute to Jah Shaka Pt.1

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

One thing that became apparent, as Streamola gained more listeners, was that many, particularly in North America, were not well cognizant with the works of the mighty Zulu Warrior from Peckham. In spring of 1999 Ras Kush, of Black Redemption Sounds of Praises, took it upon himself to emancipate and educate the net populace with a full on tribute to the man himself. It is one session, split into 3 parts.

Also available: Part 2 | Part 3.

Selecter Joseph – in session – Nov 11 2000

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

In this, I believe his first, session Joseph takes the opportunity to program the gamut of the current dancehall stars, including Jahmali, Terry Linen, Beres Hammond, King David / Anthony B, Xterminator, Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Norris Man, Capleton, Buju Banton, Daweh Congo, Glen Washington, Everton Blender, Luciano – the crowning jewel being the just released Bounty Killer / Richie Stephens (& many guests) collab ‘Peace Now‘ – an anthem urging an end to Jamaican political gang rivalry.

Ras Kush – Earth Day 2000 – Pt.2

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Here we have Ras Kush feeling the spring vibes on April 22 2000. Knowing that both are old friends of mine he gets things started with a Jah Shaka/Aswad collab, and follows with another favorite Errol Dunkley to kick off a rockers segment. Prince Allah, Carlton Livingstone, Black Slate, all get a touch. Then we’re into a showcase of 80’s speed chat with Pato Banton, Smiley Culture, Shinehead. A couple of Jah Shaka tunes lead into a series of rare vintage vinyls – Johnny Clarke on the Sunshine label out of The Bronx singing a heartfelt plea for escape from urban noxiousness – with a seriously sublime dub version, & Richie McDaniel on 56 Hope Rd. The we are into an Augustus Pablo segment with the Rockers All Stars, Jah Levi (Hugh Mundell), and Mr. Swaby himself. More little known artists follow including Jah Frankie, then an extended Pablo Moses selection. The Mighty Threes
‘runaround’ goes runaround – slipping on the turntable til it’s haul for some truths and rights from Ital International. Another vintage vinyl gem – Cornell Campbell on the Downbeat Label ‘Natty Dread’ plays before the tape runs out on Carlton Livingstone.

Don’t ask me what happened to Part 1, but there is a Part 3 of this session coming.

Ras Kush – Xmas Day 2000 – Pt.3

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

As we move into Part 3 of Ras Kush’s Dec 25 200 session the mood turns reflective with the Sounds of Praises from Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, and Kush is off into an article Rasta selection of rare 7″ : cuts from The Upsetters featuring vocalists like Dennis Alcapone and King Burnett, better known as Wattie from the Congos; Aggravators and Johnny Clarke with a ‘stand-up’ tune I can practically guarantee you never heard before – unless of course you were listening to Streamola back in the day! Carlton Coffie sings about the Musical Revolution – then we are off into the dubwise deep end, with a bunch of heavyweight grooves, finishing up with a roots and culture segment.

Ras Kush – Xmas Day 2000 – Pt.2

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Part 2 of Ras Kush’s Dec 25 2000 session kicks off with Al Campbell in a Taxi style as an introduction to an extended 80’s dubwise roots steppers selection. Continuing the theme of presenting NYC homegrown the mighty Calabash tune ‘Pure Babylon’  is featured. We hear from Aswad, Haile Maskel, the Mighty 2, Junior Delgado, African Brothers, and more.

Ras Kush – Welcome to 2001 – Pt.2

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Part 2 of Ras Kush’s session on the Augustus Pablo Memorial stream Jan 2 2001.

Ras Kush – Welcome to 2001 Pt.1

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Just two days into the new century Ras Kush of Black Redemption Sounds of Praises went live on the Augustus Pablo Memorial Stream with a conscious roots and culture musical vibration. This is part 1.

Selecter Joseph – in session – Mar 17 2001 (Pt.2)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Part two of the session on St Paddy’s 2001 turns out to be a smooth set of fresh tunes presented in a gentle style by the man called Joseph. Highlight is a three way version excursion on the Conversations riddim, featuring Coco Tea, Louie Culture, and Sizzla.

Ras Kush w/Ari Up – live and direct – Mar 17 2001 (Pt.1)

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

St. Paddy’s 2001 – a Saturday night.  Ras Kush, returned from an extended visit to Japan, goes live on the Reggae Vibes stream. He kicks off with some warm rub-a-dub before breaking out the crucial UK steppers. Ari Up aka Madussa shows up and immediately gets on the mic for an extended skank on her tunes of the day. After a short period of technical difficulty we hear some sublime roots n culture in the old time come back again style; as the version runs back comes Ari with “No Peace” – a song I’ve never heard her sing anywhere else.  A Gregory Isaacs segment allows Ari to tear it up on the Slavedriver riddim.  A strong Horace Martin dub sees her produce a novel take on The Slits  ‘New Town’.

I know the tape cuts off suddenly, but Part 2 is coming..


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