Monday, September 24, 2007

Dubroom Online - Edition September 24, 2007

Dubroom Online - Edition September 24, 2007


WWW, September 24 2007 - Because of the colonial ties between the UK and Jamaica, there has always been a strong Reggae Culture on the island before the European Continent.

Because of the strong anti-Babylon vibe in much conscious Reggae Music and in the Punk Movement of the 1970's, it was no surprise to see how the downpressed of Jamaica and the UK would join hands together and celebrate the fact that Babylon is bound to fall.

The items we reviewed for today deals directly with the Punky Reggae Party and the development of Roots Reggae Music in the UK.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

MP3 Podcast: Inglan Is A Bitch - Roots Bands
Video: the Punky Reggae Party

MP3 Podcast: Inglan Is A Bitch - Roots Bands


WWW, September 2007 - Five crucial tracks from 1978-1982, selected by the Jamaica HiFi crew, Showcase Style!

When the maxi-single or 12" became popular, Jamaican Record plants began releasing extended mixes, usually a combination of a vocal track with a dub or DJ counterpart. Later, maxi-singles were released on so-called "Showcase" albums.

This podcast by the Jamaica Hi-Fi crew is a great example of such a showcase. The music, a combination of Jamaican and UK productions from the 1978-1982, comes in a 30 minutes non-stop mix that you will want to play again and again.

The selection is an intelligent report from both Jamaica as well as the UK. We will hear how Jamaican and UK Reggae developed during the period, the similarities and differences will become clear.

In 1978, Jamaican Reggae Music was dominated by Rockers. In 1982, it was Rub a Dub music. The time was "interesting", lots of political violence and conspiracies against the people of Jamaica, Reggae Musicians and Rastafarians in particular.

In the UK, the "Punky Reggae Party" went on big-time as both groups knew themselves to be the target of the very same Babylon Shitstem too. Militancy has always been a strong factor in most UK Roots Reggae until this very day.



1. Za-ion & Half way to Za-ion - The 4th Street Orchestra (1976)
2. Sticks man - Black Slate (1976)
3. Black Star Liner - Reggae Regular (1978 )
4. Smoking My Ganja - Capital Letters (1978 )
5. Drum And Bass Line" - Aswad (1979)



Video: the Punky Reggae Party

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, September 2007 - In almost 6 minutes, we're being introduced to a phenomenon that took place in the late 1970's when both Punk and Reggae came together to celebrate their common goal of chanting down Babylon.

It was called the "Punky Reggae Party" and Bob Marley wrote a tune about it which was released in 1977. This small documentary opens up with a few minutes of the tune.

After that, we're being shown a number of sights and sounds of a combination that many people thought was kind of strange, but who feels it knows it.

We'll see Linton Kwesie Johnson explaining some things, too. He was involved in this social movement big-time, too, being a Dub Poet chanting about truths and rights.

Just a bit of history, you know...

For the Punky Reggae Party goes on in every generation.


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