DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, November 2008 - The Two-Tone roots of our host becomes clear in his Whiteboard/Blackboard podcast, as he gives an excellent selection of Black Reggae Music, from Bunny Wailer's Rockers to the Rasta Punk of Bad Brains.
Reggae Music was, is, and will always be Black Music. However, this is not Black Music as defined by the Musical Industrial Complex, which simply tells people to make music according to the color of their skin.
Reggae Music is Black Music in this sense, that the music will always, to quote a Mad Professor jingle, "work for a positive image of Black People". Reggae Music is there as a force of liberation, of emancipation, of Black People.
In the nine tracks of this selection, we celebrate Black Reggae Music, from Jamaica to the UK to even the USA where we find Rastafarian Punk/Reggae band Bad Brains chanting down Babylon.
DUB, vocals, even the magnificent "Free Rhodesia" where just about everyone in Jamaica's who's who of 1970's Reggae is present as well as presented. The result is a long, jazzy jam that doesn't leave the solid foundation of Bass and Drums which define Reggae Music.
1. Black Panta-The Upsetters
2. Free Rhodesia-Black Disciples
3. Rockers-Bunny Wailer
4. Not Guilty-Aswad
5. Opportunity-Black Roots
6. Leaving Babylon-Bad Brains
7. New Kent Road-Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell
9. 8Femi Dub(Love Me)-D ROY BAND