A major feature of Streamola was the Augustus Pablo Memorial Stream. The great and inspiring musician Horace Swaby passed on in May 1999 just after the station’s founding. A year later Ras Kush of Black Redemption put together a definitive and heartfelt retrospective session, of which this is the first part.
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Dec 25th 2000: As the 20th Century drew to a close Streamola was at its Zenith – a regular community audience would gather in the Yahoo Club Rasta to listen. Popular selecters like AK The Conqueror (lovers rock), and Humble Tafari of Wildfiyah (lightning and thunder), Manwel in Malta, Raggamuffin in West Va, would take turns to feed the Streamola shoutcast server in NYC. In a massive session on this day Ras Kush stepped into the studio to fill the slot between AK and Humble, providing fine cheer and goodwill to all. His set, as often, kicks off with a heavy dose of Wackies. Welcome exposure is given to NYC steppers from The Kushites, before we are launched headlong into a lengthy tribute to recently passed artists Augustus Pablo and Bim Sherman. After the amazing, and rare, Hortense Ellis 7″- Superstar, there is a selection of brand new tunes out of NYC, Germany, and then an extended selection of foundation Thompson Sounds.
Pt.2 and Pt.3 are coming.
Part 2 of Ras Kush’s session on the Augustus Pablo Memorial stream Jan 2 2001.