DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, January 2008 - The crew behind the "Melodies Of War" podcast mean business. And so, when they promise to take us back to the Sound Of The Seventies, they really do.
In a way, the many Reggae re-releases from the 1970's don't really carry the Sound of the Seventies. They're digitally re-mastered in some of the finest studio's, making the sound more contemporary than your average Reggae Preterist would care to admit.
Not so with this Podcast: Sound of the Seventies carries exactly what the title says.
Vinyl side-sounds accompany the music, making it painfully clear to the listener why this music is often called Sufferer's Music. Here we have some of the best musicians in the world, recording their work on material unable to capture the fullness of their talents.
Most of the eighteen selections are pretty rare, which is another reason to check out this great 49 minutes Podcast by the "Melodies Of War" crew. Lots and lots of crucial Toasting ("Reggae Rapping") going on as well.
This is definitely not your average 1970's Reggae Music mix, because it truly captures the Sound Of The Seventies!
01. Unknown DJ (Steady)
02. Mighty Diamonds – Have mercy (Well Charge)
03. Dennis Alcapone – Macka Version (Don't get confused rhythm, Inbidimts)
04. John Holt – Strange Things (Sunshot)
05. Keith Hudson – true true true (Mafia)
06. Augustus Pablo – Feeling moody (Got to get away rhythm, Andy's)
07. Dynamic Boys – Wise serpent (Bingo)
08. Hugh Roy Junior – Live it up (Baby don't do it rhythm, Mistic)
09. Dennis Brown – No more will I roam (Observer)
10. Bob Marley & Wailers – African Herbsman (Justice League)
11. Joe Higgs – World is spinning around (Sioux)
12. Jah Walton – Budget debate (Please be true rhythm, Sir Percy)
13. Peter Austin – Mary my love (Stud)
14. Horace Andy – Till (wrong (?) Impact labels, Chin production)
15. Winston Scotland – Scarface (Justice to the people rhythm, Joe Gibbs)
16. Culture – I'm not ashamed (Joe Gibbs)
17. Gregory Isaacs – Poor and clean (Cash and Carry)
18. Tony Tuff – deliver me (Channel One)