Wednesday, October 10, 2007

(Dub) Reggae and Consciousness (4)

Dubroom Online - Edition October 10, 2007


WWW, October 10 2007 - Maybe you're not interested in topics like Jah, Babylon and the (forbidden) history that is so often mentioned in Conscious Reggae lyrics.

But when you love Reggae Music and feel the upfull vibes that uplift the heart and soul of so many sufferers throughout time and space, you will be at least familiar with the terms.

In other words: when you love Reggae Music, you will automatically be confronted with something often referred to as "Consciousness".

Why not check it out?

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

MP3 Podcast: Sugar Minott - Mix Up
Video: Burning Spear and Mutabaruka Live At Reggae Sunsplash, 1982

MP3 Podcast: Sugar Minott - Mix Up


WWW, October 2007 - In 18 tunes, we are introduced to one of Reggae's sweetest singers. Starting where he started, in Studio One, we'll follow Sugar Minott's carrier throughout the decades that were about to follow.

Sugar Minott is a remarkable person within Reggae Music. He is said to be the Godfather of Rub a Dub, as he was (one of the) first to sing heartically over Dub Reggae tunes. His sweet, soulful voice is able to outdo every popular singer of lover's tunes and not just within Reggae Music.

Although Sugar sings the sweetest Lover's tunes, he will also sing praises to Yesus (JAH) many times. He will chant down Babylon, he will sing about truths and rights. And he will combine Lover's lyrics with Spiritual lyrics in a righteous way, too.

Because his carrier lasts over several decades, Sugar's material isn't limited to one particular style of Reggae Music either. Rockers, Dancehall, Rub a Dub style, Sugar will ride any kind of riddim with his soulful voice.

All of this can be confirmed by listening to the 42 minutes of Sugar's work, carefully compiled by DJ Dr. Tahl. Nice effects take us from one track to the next one, vinyl scratches galore, and we'll be heavy skanking from the top to the very last drop.

Nuff Niceness!


01 Lovers Rock
02 Man Hungry
03 House Is Not A Home
04 Come Sister Come
05 Funny Tricks
06 Unknown Track
07 Hard Time Pressure
08 Jah is On My Mind
09 Jah Loves His People
10 Pick Up The Pieces
11 Bubbling
12 Rhythm Matic
13 Walking Through the Ghetto
14 Row Fast
15 Change Your Ways
16 This Old Man
17 Jah I Love You
18 Gwaan My Youth



Video: Burning Spear and Mutabaruka Live At Reggae Sunsplash, 1982

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, September 2007 - Burning Spear and Mutabaruka are both well-known for spreading their Rastafarian message.

In the year 1982, Rub a Dub music was the most popular form of Reggae. But definitely not the only one!

DUB Poetry was already made into a genre of itself, spearheaded by ones like and Mutabaruka. Deep Roots Reggae was well represented by Burning Spear and was -in spite of preterists who like to think Roots is something of the past- not about to go away either.

Burning Spear and Mutabaruka both performed on the Jamaican Reggae Sunsplash festival, the "Mother of all Reggae Festivals" if you will. In this video we are treated with two excellent tracks performed by the two strong vocalists.


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