Hook, Line, and Sinker

Posted by joly on Mar 25, 2010 in mix, old tape

As we all know the ecstasy and agony of romance drives much of creation, and so it was with this, a mixtape from the late 80s, and the oft-repeated soundtrack to many pinmaking sessions in the early 90s. It starts off warm and easy, becomes enraptured, and then helplessly unrequited..

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Brief Selection

Posted by joly on Mar 25, 2010 in old tape, session

Here’s another of those short fragments off an old mix tape of mine – includes fav tunes from the likes of Dillinger, Hugh Mundell, Jackie Mittoo, U Roy, Roland Alphonso, and The Skatalites.

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WWW – Aug 4 1999

Posted by joly on Feb 17, 2010 in reggae vibes, session

My Yahoo ID WWWhatsup was universally abbreviated to plain WWW by the Yahoo Rasta Club. I used to quite often stream live spontaneously in the late evening and this is just such a session, from a warm summer’s night in 1999.



Joly + Ari Up + Mad Scientist – Party 4 Haiti 2010

Posted by joly on Feb 6, 2010 in brand new, session

Ari Up was booked to DJ at a Haiti Benefit at Le Poisson Rouge on Feb 4 2010 and invited me down to help out. Very dodgy start with a slippery turntable mat, but after that we were fine – assisted by a buoyant Jamaican known as Mad Scientist who had some great selections & proceeded to give a dynamic dance demo on the floor, joined by Chloe Sevigny’s date David.

*seem to have lost the file on this one – looking!

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Battle of the Selecters – Dub Club NYC 1989

Posted by joly on Sep 6, 2009 in dance, old tape

It’s not well known that, before all the current more famous incarnations of the name Jack Balchin and I ran a Dub Club in the Talbot Tabernacle in London around 1981. In the late 80s I revived the name to do some nights in NYC with DJ Woody Dee and his Dreadbeat Massive Sound. This tape survives from one of our more notable shows, occasioned by a visit from the UK by Lepke (aka the Dread Outta Control) from original reggae pirate radio Dread Broadcast Corp, plus the imminent closing of the East Village’s favorite roots record store Irie Ites, for which it served as a send off party.  A line-up of selecters was duly arranged along with Richie from Underdog as MC.

What you hear here first is some sistren acappella as John (The Italian) takes the decks playing raggamuffin – John was representing a new store Ujima that had opened on the Bowery.  My set follows, somewhat beset with tech difficulties, then Cathy Tobias of Irie Ites, and then Lepke who scores mightily with the just-released ‘One Blood’ by Junior Reid.  I believe that is in fact John The Italian doing most of the MCing. Later in the night Keith Morris (of the Circle Jerks) took over and did a very credible job.

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Tune in if you ranking!

Posted by joly on Sep 3, 2009 in meta

I’m going to use this blog to post some of the streams that were webcast on streamola.com (now defunct) in the good old days (1999 – 2001), plus a few other selected old & new recordings.



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