Ras Kush – Earth Day 2000 – Pt.2

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.

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