Thursday, November 15, 2007

Real People, Real Reggae (1) - Webmaster Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 15, 2007


WWW, November 15 2007 - Reggae is a strange kind of music, in a way.

You can learn the formula that will lead you to the technical possibility to construct riddims with your band or even with digital programming technology.

Many people try to learn the music, for example by analyzing the original Dubroom Midi-files that we put online back in 1997 already. Others strive to get to know every fine detail in Bob Marley's productions.

But the result is not like any scientifical formula that you can apply. There is an element in the music that cannot be defined in a scholarly way...

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

House Of Reggae #11 (MP3 Review)
The Specials - Ghost Town (Video Review)

House Of Reggae #11 (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - From the 1950's via 1973 when Jamaica was the host for the Heavyweight World Championship straight to the 1980's when Tenor Saw voiced Rub a Dub style: Welcome to the House of Reggae!

This is the 11th time, that our host Brother Ian receives us in his house to tell us once more about that great music called Reggae. He tells us, that we're about to dig deeeeeeep into the Jamaican Dancehalls and we even go back to the 1950's for some really early "Dancehall".

That's right, early dancehall.

Many would consider the opening track for House of Reggae Part 11 to be early Dancehall and in a way it definitely is. But the dances go back further in time, as we will know after listening to the hour.


01. Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
02. Errol Dunkley - Train To Zion
03. VC - By His Deeds
04. The Bassies - Things A Come Up To Bump
05. Sound Dimension - More Scorcha
06. Willis Jackson - Later For The Gator aka Coxsone's Hop
07. Clue J & The Blues Blasters - Shuffling Jug
08. Nicodemus - Mother In Law
09. The Cordells - Let I Go
10. The Tidals - Stand Firm
11. Nairobi Sisters - Promised Land
12. The Heptones - I Shall Be Released
13. Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier
14. Big Youth - Foreman Vs Frazier Round 2


The Specials - Ghost Town (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - The Specials were one of the leading bands of the righteous Two Tone Ska and Skinhead revolution in the UK during the 1980's. "Ghost Town" was one of their major hits.

When Reggae had already been established in the UK during the 1970's, there was kind of a "Ska Revival" during the 1980's. The music, however, was as much related to Reggae Music as it was to Ska.

It was called the Two Tone revolution and you could say, that in a way these were "Roots Skinheads" who knew their history and were very much against racism.

You see: Skinheads and Ska are related, and not just since the 1980's. In fact, both terms come directly out of Jamaica and it has been in use there since the 1960's.

In this video, however, we'll meet one of the leading Two Tone bands in one of their most popular tunes. Enjoy!


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