From the Ides of September 1999 an early Streamola session from Ras Kush of Black Redemption.
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I’ve already mentioned Jumpin’ Alex, a wild rock’n'roller of East European origin who had his own stream. He returned from a visit to Belize excitedly bearing a cassette of a snippet of an indigenous roots session recorded, I believe, one evening on a beach..
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.
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.