Sunday, November 18, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (2) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 18, 2007


WWW, November 18 2007 - Yesterday, we witnessed how Stitchie, a born again Christian, can tell his friends in the Dancehall he is going to fast and pray for them to become born again Christians too.

They will not take offense, like some people do, but they give thanks for the blessing. This is a very important principal in Reggae Culture that you can see over and over again.

For example, in the heavy warrior lyrics in the Podcast reviewed for today, that still has the title "Easy Skanking", or in the non-dreadlock singing Bob Marley's very-dreadlock tune "Crazy Baldhead"...

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


Rootical Part 6: Easky Skanking (MP3 Review)
Sly and Robbie - Crazy Baldhead (Live) (Video Review)

Rootical Part 6: Easky Skanking (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Singers chanting truth and right and the players of instruments playing some heavyweight Roots Reggae from different times and places: one hour of Easy Skanking for the Rootsman!

DJ Ian Irie takes us into a Rootsman experience that will keep the hearts and souls in a state of rejoicement and encouragement: the power, yes High Power of Reggae is once again perfectly represented by the Ambassada.

Heavy duty tweaking of just about every knob on his mixing board, effects, deep DUB excursions with one riddim flowing into the next like water on one place, where short silences increase the tension on others.

Balance everywhere, vibes everywhere too: from Conscious Lovers to a militant Johnny Clarke telling the wicked how things really are. A DUB Plate carrying the voice of Barry Brown, and the ever-faithful Luciano are two other highlights in what really is one hour of crucial Easy Skanking, Rootsman Style.


1) Grab a hold on Jah - Richie Davies
2) Red Hot - Levi (Reggae Reggae Sauce) Roots
3) King of Kings - Nerious Joseph
4) Stop Them Jah - Johnny Clarke
5) Gold Of Sheba - Earl Sixteen
6) Solomon Dub - Gussie P
7) Finger on the pulse - Sly & Robbie
8) Step Up - Robbie Valentine
9) Dem A fight (Dubplate) - Barry Brown
10) Revelation 18 - Jah Shaka
11) Want To Know - Prince Malachi
12) Move with Jah Flow - Mikey General
13) Solidarity - Luciano
14) Don't Give Up the Fight - Bitty Maclean


Sly and Robbie - Crazy Baldhead (Live) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - When the Riddim Twins plays the drum and bass, you have reason enough to check out the performance they will give.

When Sly and Robbie play, Reggae Music plays. The Dynamic Duo played a number of Reggae riddims into the multitrack of various recording studio's that has at least 5 figures, if not 6!

In this video, the Riddim Twins play the classic Bob Marley riddim together with a band, while the singer (Beres Hammond?) does more than singing the words of Crazy Baldhead: he sings some more lyrics (his own?), and even goes on to sing Get Up Stand Up as well.

The start of the track isn't impressive, vocal-wize. But that is about to change after a few minutes, when the singer starts to sing other lyrics over the riddim and the working out of the tune really starts.



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