Black Star Sound # 14

Black Star Sound # 14

Black Star Sound Live from 'Bitterzoet'
Black Star Sound -
Saturday June 1, 2008 [BS-0814]
Den-Den ‘Live in the studio’ – DJ’s Special

In Jamaica,
the DJ is not the one who is playing the records. This guy is the ‘selector’. The DJ is the one talking over the music, a little like a host. But in Jamaica, maybe the most musical country in the world, they made an art form of this ‘hosting’.
In the sixties, artist like U-Roy & Big Youth, became famous thru their style of talking over the music. Selectors played instrumental or dub versions of the latest tunes and these guys started to DJ. They were talking about everything, politics, love, music, ganja, Rasta, etc.
At some point in time, late sixties, producers like C.S. Dodd (Studio One) and Duke Reid (Treasure Ilse) started to record these DJ’s. A new style was born.
Until this day, the DJ style (also known as Ragga, Raggamufin, Banton Style, SingJay) is very popular in the Dancehall.

Playlist Black Star Sound #14

1.Ricky Chaplin & Prince Jazzbo -
Black Star Special, Black Star Dubplate
2.U-Roy -
Tide is High, taken from album ‘Version Galore’, Earmark
3.the Lone Ranger -
Every thing she want, taken from album ‘On the Other Side of Dub’, Studio One
4.Nicodemus -
Jah King of Kings, Moodisc Records
5.Big Youth -
Hit the Road Jack, taken from album ‘Reggae Phenomenon’, Troyan
6.Dr. Alimentado -
I Killer the Barber, taken from album ‘Best Dressed Chicken’, Keyman Records
7.Prince Jazzbo -
Crab Walking, Ujama records
8.Jah Lion -
Hay Fever, taken from album ‘Colombia Colly’, ??
9.Charly Chaplin -
Bam Bam, taken from album ‘Quenchie’, Tamoki-Wambesi
10.Trinity -
How Long Jah, taken from album ‘Shanty Town Determination’, Blood & Fire
11.Prince Far I -
Blackman Land, taken from album ‘Message from the King’, Caroline records
12.Yellowman -
I’m Getting Married, taken from album ‘Reggae Anthology’, VP Records
13.Michigan & Smiley -
Diseases, Volcano
14.Admiral Bailey -
Jump Up, Jammys Records
15. Tiger -
Bam Bam, Jammys Records
16.Shabba Ranks -
Love Punany Bad, Jammys Records
17.Shaggy -
Boombastic, Big Yard
18.Chaka Demus & Pliers -
Murder She Wrote, Taxi
19.Super Cat -
Vineyard Party, Wild Apache
20.Shinehead -
Ragga Muffin, Digital B
21.Cutty Ranks -
Punk Fi Go Hide, Brick Wall
22Cuss Cuss Riddim, Massive B
‘Version excursion’

Burro Banton – Tek A Set
Anthony B – Warrior

23.Anthony B -
God above Everything, Brick Wall
24.Capleton -
Leaders let the People Down, VP Records
25.Buju Banton -
Hills and Valleys, Penthouse
26.Joyride, Mad House
‘Version excursion’

Buju Banton – How it ago go
Beenie Man – Silent Violence
Tanya Stephens – Yu No ready for dis yet

27.Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, ft. Bounty Killer & Eek-A-Mouse -
Khaki Suit, Ghetto Youths
28.Lutan Fyah -
Can’t Stop The Fire, Bassrunner Productions
20.U-Roy ft. Mighty Daimonds -
Right Time Special, Black Star Dubplate

Upcoming Black Star events:

↔ Monday 16 June 2008 – Melkweg (Amsterdam)
From 20:00 till 00:00 – Entrance 32,50 Euro


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