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    Default Babylon Reggae - spiritual, roots and political reggae

    Hi everyone, I finally finished a reggae mix I started a few years ago, thought you might like to hear it.

    MP3 version:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/772575/Babylon_Reggae.mp3

    Streaming:
    http://www.mixcloud.com/marcdauncey/babylon-reggae-mix/

    "Here's a selection of Jamaican roots reggae juxtaposed against UK fast chat, dub and more - culminating with Ranking Ann's astonishing protest against police brutality from the time of the original Brixton riots. Much of the political stuff still feels relevant and topical, which is a sad thing. Much of the British reggae comes from where I live, in South London. Johnny Osbournes heart-rending "13 dead (nothing said)" about the New Cross fire that killed 13 people attending a blues party, which wasn't properly investigated by the police still feels raw (see Transpontine's excellent article about the fire: http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/2007/...). I've been listening to a lot of British lovers rock recently, and this is really the other side of the coin. Reggae as protest music, spiritual, deep and life affirming. Enjoy."

    1. Black Uhuru - Apocalypse
    2. Junior Marvin & Dillinger - Roots train
    3. Sizzla - Show more love
    4. Fabian - Prophesy
    5. Terrorists & Lee Scratch Perry - Guerilla Priest
    6. Tapper Zukie - Man A Warrior
    7. Christel & The Goldmaster Allstars - Government Man
    8. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Five Nights Of Bleeding (For Leroy Harris)
    9. Johnny Osbourne - 13 dead (Nothing said)
    10. Toyan- How The West Was Won
    11. Yabby You - Conquering Lion
    12. Ranking Joe - Zion High
    13. Ranking Ann - Kill the police bill
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    Fabian - Prophesy
    please point me in the direction of tune that sampled this
    propheceeeeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Fabian - Prophesy
    please point me in the direction of tune that sampled this
    propheceeeeeee
    Ah, yes, it's Breakage "Prophesy" - brilliant, brilliant jungle tune. Just love that woman's voice too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFL6FWJUHQ
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    must be something older than that i think

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    Prophecy is one of those spine tingling hair raising tunes that never gets old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crofton View Post
    Prophecy is one of those spine tingling hair raising tunes that never gets old.
    It's a really big old UK soundsystem tune too. Play that to anyone who went to those blues parties in the eighties and early nineties, like Manasseh or Saxon and you'll see instant recognition.
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    I'm sticking all my older mixes up on Mixcloud now btw, including this one which is kind of related, themewise:

    http://www.mixcloud.com/marcdauncey/...dio-8-06-2003/
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