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