DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, March 2008 - Jimmy Cliff back in the 60's singing about Jamaica's independence, Brigadier Jerry in a live session on the Sound System of none other than Jack Ruby, and the always uplifting Fred Locks closing the show with one of his anthemic spiritual tracks: welcome to another gem in the already classic House of Reggae series.
Some call our host Ian an "archivist of Reggae", and he is definitely the right guy to do it. In fact, he's doing it and those who make sure that they have his complete series are wize.
As he walks up and down in the history of Reggae and pre-Reggae Jamaican Music, he makes sure that you know where you're listening too.
In the same time, he's not afraid to go into the spiritual and (anti) political message that can be found with Reggae and is so often misrepresented if mentioned at all by the mainstream Reggae historians.
He's the kind of guy that will quote Jimmy Cliff's comments on the fact that the Conservative Party in the UK used one of his tracks in their political campaign. You have to listen to the Podcast to get to know it, but we'll quote the comment of our host: "Nice One, Jimmy!"
He's also the kind of guy that will tell us all about the history of the famous Nottinghill Carnival and how it relates to violent racism in the UK. That's before he explains the inspiration of Junior Murvin's classic "Police and Thieves" and subsequently plays a crucial tune that was inspired by the Junior Murvin track.
The information that he gives between his excellent musical selections and occasional sound effect, is the kind of information you want to have fe true.
For your personal archives, from the archivist!
01. The Lyrics - Music Like Dirt
02. Jimmy Cliff - I'm Free
03. Leroy Smart - Mother Liza
04. Bobby Ellis - Mr Ellis
05. Steel An' Skin - Afro Punk Reggae (Dub)
06. Have Sound Will Travel - Police And Youth In The Grove
07. Castro Brown - Babylon A Button
08. Burning Spear - Free The Whole Wide World 12"
09. Brigadier Jerry Live on Jack Ruby's Sound
10. King Kong - Legal
11. Beenie Man - Jamaican Style
12. Capleton - Fire Man Anthem
13. Keith Poppin - Hopscotch
14. Carol Kalphat feat Clint Eastwood - African Land 12"
15. Fred Locks - Real Rastaman