What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. Volume 8

PhillyDave

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Yeah, I dig the soulfulness of old ska too. As I was getting into music on my own in the 80's, 80's reggae sounded pretty bad. As to Bob I have Catch a Fire(lp), Exodus(lp), Live 77@ The Rainbow DVD & the Songs of Freedom box. There's some low budget/thrift store early Wailers double lp I dig too. It's pretty much all early ska I guess. Where the hell do I begin with Lee Perry?

Thanks tho. Somewhere to go with all this. That's what I need.
 

mjp

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Where the hell do I begin with Lee Perry?
Depends on whether you want songs or dub.

If you want songs he did two great albums with the Wailers, Soul Rebels and Soul Revolution, and the classic albums, Police and Thieves with Junior Murvin, and War Ina Babylon with Max Romeo.

Check out some of the box set anthologies if you want dub (and songs too), like Arkology.

And then there is the single, Judgement in a Babylon, wherein Scratch accuses Island records head Chris Blackwell (and his office staff) of drinking chicken blood and practicing voodoo...

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PhillyDave

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I like this one very much. mjp recommended it years ago.

no bad new wavey touches or cheezzzeee snth. Cool. :cool:

Depends on whether you want songs or dub.

If you want songs he did two great albums with the Wailers, Soul Rebels and Soul Revolution, and the classic albums, Police and Thieves with Junior Murvin, and War Ina Babylon with Max Romeo.

Check out some of the box set anthologies if you want dub (and songs too), like Arkology.

And then there is the single, Judgement in a Babylon, wherein Scratch accuses Island records head Chris Blackwell (and his office staff) of drinking chicken blood and practicing voodoo...

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Ha! That's awesome. & yeah, dub & actual song. thanks for pointing me in the right direction. It's like some of those bands who put out a shit ton of stuff. Where to begin? GBV (Guided By Voices) comes to mind. As to Perry, I'll start where u've suggested. I've heard, in varying degrees, a lot of this stuff but which ones to pick? thanks again.
 

PhillyDave

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Bought these off the interwebs at a reasonable price. So fuckin cool. Listening to these loudly! The Clash. Yeah.

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mjp

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They put out a box set of the singles on CD some time ago. It has everything, all the 12" tracks and whatnot.

If you want it I can send you a zip here's a zip. I'll leave it there for a couple of days. It's 63 tracks and they're .flac files so it's a big download, a gig and a half.

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PhillyDave

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Thanks. That's really cool but i got the singles box set as a Christmas gift one year. The 7"s? I know i don't need them. I splurged. Marie Kondo would have a shit fit. Oh right. Home taping is killing music. I wouldn't dare download or upload or whatever it is u crazy kids do with your load.
 

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Yeah, I rarely played anything out of the singles box because they put each single on its own disc, which is cute and all, but playing singles hasn't been any fun since - ever - so I didn't understand that.

But I suppose I get how having those in your hand is a good thing.

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PhillyDave

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Well if you had one of those 5 or 8 cd changers from the mid-late 90's you'd be rockin'. Put that jawn on shuffle & you're good to go. The above original is great too. How do you feel abt Mikey Dread? I like what I've heard so far.

 

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if you had one of those 5 or 8 cd changers from the mid-late 90's...
Oh man. I had a 100 CD changer. It wasn't exactly gentle with the discs, and I had to keep a piece of paper nearby that listed what was in there because you chose the disc by number. There's a Nakamichi 7 disc changer on top of a bookcase behind me collecting dust. And a single disc TEAC in the closet that hasn't been hooked up in a year. In this post- HAP era I can't deal with them.

I hope they keep making CDs forever, because they're great, but I'm told the kids are going back to cassettes now. First it was vinyl LPs, now cassettes, so I guess in 15 or 20 years they'll embrace CDs again, because CDs will be old enough to be retro.

Then I'll sell my CDs to them at grossly inflated collector's prices and retire to a Walmart parking lot somewhere.

I never really picked up on Mikey Dread for whatever reason.
 

esart

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I'm including a Mix Tape on cassette with the special edition of my book (limited to lettered copies), and I'm still on the fence about whether or not I should show the songs on a Jcard, or let it be a surprise. There's about 10 songs a side (or so).

Any thoughts?
 

esart

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You guys are right, plus I have enough to do. Ha!

I'll just write "Carol's Mix 1970s" on one side of the tape, and Carol's Mix 1980s" on the other.

Mjp has been dubbing them for me and I think he is going a bit out of his mind hearing the first song over and over. It's silly, I admit, but I was super young and it was my favorite. Sorry sweetie.
 
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