DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, April 2008 - After providing us with 23 hours of crucial Reggae info-tainment, the essential House of Reggae trods new grounds with a two-part presentation of works by Jamaican musicians who all have a history at the Alpha Boys School.
Alpha Boys School is a phenomenon on Jamaica. It's a school run by the catholic order of the Sisters of Mercy. Countless of boys developed their musical talents at Alpha and became some of the world's best musicians.
The school's theme is "Upward and Onward", which also happens to be the title of this two-part House of Reggae presentation of works by former students of the Alpha Boys School.
Until now, our host has provided us already with 23 hours of crucial information and music. Ian set the standard and others have yet to follow.
In "Upward and Onward", he set the standard even higher. The Alpha Boys School is a chapter in the book of Reggae History and after listening to the two-part series, you know exactly why and have heard it in Word and Sound with Power.
01. The Skatalites – Don’s Tune
02. Lester Sterling – Bangarang
03. Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore – Riot
04. Rico Rodriguez – Luke Lane Shuffle
05. Johnny Osbourne – Fally Ranking
06. Dizzy Reece – Momentum
07. John Martyn (feat. Harold McNair) – The Gardener
08. Raymond Harper – African Blood
09. Owen Gray – On The Beach
10. Sister Mary Ignatius Davies interview
11. Don Drummond – Eastern Standard Time
12. Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks – Silent Force
13. Leroy Smart – Ballistic Affair
14. Joe Harriott – Subject
15. Lennie Hibbert – More Creation