Nov 22, 2014
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Posts tagged: Prince Buster

Toppa Top 15: Edward Seaga Selects 15 Jamaican Music Classics


Words by Edward Seaga, Daddy Lion Chandell, Donald Clive Davidson and Roy Black—

Edward Seaga Golden Jubilee

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Toppa Top 10: Spooky Reggae!

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

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This year Halloween fell on a weekend (sorry, it had to be said) and Subatomic Sound and J. Rockaz have inspired me to compile this top 10 list of spooky reggae jams to drop between “Thriller” and Fela’s “Zombie” at your haunted houseparty. Anything related to duppies, ghosts, vampires, zombies and other undead creatures is fair game and the truly scary thing is how many classic reggae tunes there are that fall into this ghoulish category once you start um, digging. Maybe there are heaps of spooky soca and merengue jams I just don’t know about but it certainly seems like the supernatural is a recurring theme in Kingston, a town that has produced crews called Monster Shack and Scare Dem–not to mention Ghost! Whatever the reason, there are way more than 10 so let’s get started. Grab that flashlight and follow me, kids!

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Deadly Dragon x Oi Polloi

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via Deadly Dragon

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More evidence of the 2000Tone vibes in the air this summer, FADER just reviewed the Rudeboy Selections mix our doopses at Deadly Dragon Sound put down for the hip Manchester men’s shop called Oi Polloi a few months back. Get the full travel diary on DDS selector Scratch Famous’ UK trip to link with Oi Polloi here. Download the mix–which includes a raft of ska and rocksteady classics from Prince Buster, the Silvertones, Stranger Cole and their contemporaries here. Don’t sleep “Tribute to Nehru” from the Skatalites or “Rudeboy Prayer” from Alton Ellis and Bob Marley! And definitely don’t sleep the new Clarks originals and suede Playboy chukkas in stock at Oi Polloi. Kick up yuh foot, etc.

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