Friday, December 11, 2009

Mods and Rockers event is OFF

The scootering community was having difficulty reaching the folks of the vintage motorcycle scene. Scooterist participation was called off. The rockers/vintage motorcyclist may not be ready for this kind of gathering.....maybe another time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

MODS VS. ROCKERS


When: December 19 2009
Where: Metrowalk OrtigasTime: 8:00 pm

Another event for the local motorcycling and scootering community. WE ARE THE MODS! WE ARE THE MODS! WE ARE, WE ARE , WE ARE THE MODS!

Friday, November 20, 2009

VESPA ATTACK 5: BULLET PROOF

It's the time of the year again for the local vespa/scootering community to be one. Let's Go!!!
Click here for the schedule of activities.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

THE HOUSEMARTINS LIVE @GLASTONBURY '86

This is a great set by "The 4th best band in Hull". Great sound recording, all clear and crisp. The Housemartins was formed by Paul Heaton and Stan Cullimore in 1983. Cullimore answered an ad by Paul in the papers that said "Trombonist needs street musicians around the city". They recruited Ted Key on bass and Dodger on drums which was replaced by Chris Lang. The lineup changed over the years - Ted Key left in 1985 and replaced by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) and Chris Lang was replaced by Hugh Whitaker and then was replaced by Dave Hemingway.
They broke into the mainstream by way of the single "Happy Hour" in 1986 that reached #3 on the British charts. At the end of 1986, they got their on #1 single the a capella version of "Caravan of Love" though some some fans rejected this style from the band and accused them of being sell-outs although a cappella material had always been part of the band's repertoire.
The band released two albums - "London 0 Hull 4" in 1986 and "The People Who Grinned Themeselves to Death" in 1987, both under Go Disk Records. "London 0 Hull 4" was re released as a de luxe edition with a bonus disc. I hope I could get a copy of this edition cd in the future. The Band split in 1988 and the members still remained friends and worked on each others projects. Norman Cook will enjoy success in Beats International and as a DJ known as Fatboy Slim while Paul Heaton, Dave Hemingway and Sean Welch formed "The Beautiful South".
The Housemartins sounded as good as their recording with a mix of Marxist ideologies and Christian beliefs thrown in. You know the drill - play this loud and enjoy!

(From left: Dave Hemingway, Paul Heaton, Norman Cook, Stan Cullimore)



1.Think For A minute
2. Heaven Help Us All
3. Over There
4. Sheep
5. Were Not Deep
6. Anxiuos
7. Me And The Farmer
8. Happy Hour
9. I'll Be Your Shelter


Sunday, November 1, 2009

REVOLUTION ROCK: A CLASH JUKEBOX

Much of what made the Clash the greatest of all punk bands was their embrace of the rebel music that predated them -- channeling the sounds and spirits of reggae, rockabilly and classic R&B, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones created a deep, far-reaching attack bolstered by a rich understanding of the same rock & roll establishment they sought to destroy. Compiled by Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Revolution Rock: A Clash Jukebox assembles 21 vintage tracks that profoundly shaped the band's music, some resurfacing as covers on their albums or in their live sets. Time has done nothing to diminish the power and intensity of songs like Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves," Toots & the Maytals"' "Pressure Drop" and Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee," and it's a sad commentary on contemporary music that the protest spirit so potent throughout Revolution Rock seemed to die with the passing of Joe Strummer. Paul chooses songs with a "Clash connection", that is, original versions of songs the band may have played or attempted in their early years.
Trojan is a longstanding, quality label that has undergone such a rebirth over recent years, it’d make any reggae fan cry tears of joy. This is a great compilation and one you won’t regret nestling in your collection to be pulled out in time for your next party where it truly deserves to be heard.


01. Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
02. I Can't Control Myself - The Troggs
03. Israelites - Desmond Dekker
04. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Bo Diddley
05. Dead End Street - Kinks
06. King Of The Road - Roger Miller
07. Pop Goes The Weasel - Anthony Newly
08. Brand New Cadillac - Vince Taylor and His Playboys
09. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
10. Police & Thieves - Junior Murvin
11. Pressure Drop - Toots and The Maytals
12. Time Is Tight - Booker T and The MGs
13. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman
14. I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four
15. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
16. Wrong 'Em Boyo - The Rulers
17. Revolution Rock - Danny Ray
18. Dance Crasher - Alton Ellis
19. Armagideon Time - Willie Williams
20. Junco Partner - James Booker
21. Look Here - Mose Allison

MOONWALK: SKINHEAD ANTHEMS FROM TREASURE ISLE

Rare rocksteady and early reggae cuts from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label. This is a more soulful and vocal centered compilation of rare and classic songs from Reid's music vaults, less scratchy compared to the "dirty reggae" of '69. A must have for all - skinhead or not. Enjoy!

01.- Bluebirds Flying Over - Silvertones
02.- Moonlight Lover - Landis, Joya
03.- Moonlight Groover - Wright, Winston
04.- Hey Girl - Melodians
05.- Sweet Soul Music - Gladiators
06.- If You See Jane - Yardbrooms
07.- Remember That Sunday - Ellis, Alton & Phyllis Dillon
08.- Love Up Kiss Up - Termites
09.- Black Coffee - McCook, Tommy
10.- Mother's Tender Care - Ethiopians
11.- Those Guys - Sensations
12.- My Girl - Adams, Glen
13.- I Wish It Would Rain - Techniques
14.- Lonely Night - Melodians
15.- Ali Baba - Holt, John
16.- Ease Me Up Officer - Jarrett, Winston
17.- Lipstick On Your Collar - Dillon, Phyllis
18.- You Were To Be - Gladiators
19.- Darling Please Return - Barons
20.- My Desire - Yardbrooms
21.- Moonwalk - Wright, Winston
22.- Boom Shacka Lacka - Lewis, Hopeton & The Chosen Few
23.- Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - Sensations
24.- Hopeful Village - Tennors
25.- Moon Invader - Wright, Winston
26.- Angel Of The Morning - Landis, Joya


Saturday, October 10, 2009

THE STYLE COUNCIL LIVE @ GOLDIGGERS '84

The Style Council playing for BBC Radio. Enjoy!




The Style Council
Goldiggers Chippenham 10th March 1984
(BBC Sight And Sound In Concert)

1.Intro - Pete Drummond
2.Meeting Over Yonder.
3.My Ever Changing Moods.
4.Speak Like A Child.
5.The Whole Point Of No Return.
6.Le Depart.
7.The Paris Match.
8.Party Chambers.
9.Money Go Round.
10.Headstart For Happiness.
11.Hanging On To A Memory.
12.Dropping Bombs On The White House.
13.Long Hot Summer.

Friday, October 9, 2009

PICKING UP THE PIECES

See you on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dodick Baello (+)




[Angono Vespa Roundup 1- Bertcontrol, Joneighbors, Junembryo, Skunk, Totong, Dodick (+)]

[Kenneth, Totong, Dodick (+)]

[Skunk, Totong, Jenny, Dodick, JunEmbryo]

[Dodick (+) and Totong ]

Last weekend was the most frightening, shitty and heartbreaking days of our lives. Typhoon "Ondoy" (international codename Ketsana) brought havoc and a month worth of rainfall in the Philippines mostly on the central part of Luzon. It's all over the news. We appreciate all the help everyone is providing the country. Our area was one of the worst hit last Saturday, but it was nothing compared to the other affected areas like Marikina, San Mateo Rizal, Pasig, Cainta, Taytay and many other places.
Last Sunday morning Jun Balbin a very good friend since elementary and a fellow scooterist sent a text message that another friend of ours from Marikina drowned last Saturday on the day of the typhoon. He was into selling vaccines and he was trying to save the medicines when the floodwaters raised and trapped him and and their trusty house help on the first floor of their house. We had just celebrated his birthday two weekends ago at their residence with fellow scooterist. We had fun, beer was overflowing and a delicious spread was provided to us guests.
Dodick Baello also known as "Sky" in the local Vespa community was also one of the first scooterist to welcome us in to the scene, member of Euroscoot and was also an adopted Angono Scooter Boy. This is for you. Godspeed.






Tuesday, September 22, 2009

JIMMY SMITH - MONSTER


The sound of the Hammond B3 organ is one of the most recognizable sound in rock, pop and jazz. One of the originators of jazz organ playing is Jimmy Smith. Originally he played piano but switched to electric organ in 1953 after hearing Wild Bill Davis, another pioneer of jazz organ. He bought himself a Hammond organ, rented a warehouse to practice in and after a year emerged with revolutionary sounds and techniques in playing the electric instrument. Soon after he was signed to blue not and made around 40 sessions in eight years. The band setup during his years with Blue Note was a close knit ensemble of musicians mostly a quartet with the Bebop style of playing hanging in the air. After moving to Verve in 1962, the production value changed with big bands supporting the great Mr. Smith
The Hammond organ is known as a church instrument but Jimmy made it popular in the world of jazz and beyond. The Hammond organ is also particularly associated with the amplifier/loudspeaker called the Leslie speaker that produces the fuzzy and wavy sound of the instrument/amplifier combination. In late 50's and early 60's, Modern Jazz found its way to England and was embraced by the R&B loving youths and Jazz clubs of London. Soon after, the Mod movement emerged taking with them the music of Black America - R&B, Modern Jazz and Soul with the spice of Jamaican ska blasting wherever they go. Mr. Smith has embedded his techniques and improvisation in the Mod scene and inspiring musicians to dip their hands into playing the hammond organ in their musical consciousness. His influence can still be heard on many funk and acid jazz records and there are so many bands particularly in England that is sloely dedicated in playing and making music around the fuzzy, edgy and wailing sound of the Hammond B3 Organ.
The Graham Bond Organization, The Quick, The Small Faces, Mick Talbot, The Selecter, The Link Quartet, Leslie Overdrive,The James Taylor Quartet, Trio Valore, Joey DeFrancesco, and us owe Jimmy Smith big time.

(9th studio album for Verve Records 1962)

1. Goldfinger (Part I)
2. Goldfinger (Part II)
3. St. James Infirmary
4. Gloomy Sunday
5. Theme From "Bewitched"
6. Theme From "The Munsters"
7. Theme From "The Man With The Golden Arm"
8. The Creeper
9. Monlope

Friday, September 18, 2009

SKA VA VOOM!!!

I can't think of anything to say today. Just enjoy the scorching set of ska from Studio One. Nuff said and respect!

  1. Delroy & Paulette - Dance The Ska
  2. Winston & Bibby - Trouble
  3. Lord Creator - Rhythm & Blues
  4. Lord Brynner & Norma - Malika
  5. Bongoman Byfield - Marcus Garvey0
  6. Charlie Organaire - Rude Boy Charlie
  7. Jackie Opel - You're Too Bad
  8. Lee Perry & The Wailers - Man To Man
  9. Stranger & Ken - Artibella
  10. The Wailers - What's New Pussyca
  11. The Skatalites - Full Dread
  12. The Jamaicans - Chain Gang
  13. Norma Frazier - Everbody Loves A Lover
  14. The Gaylads - Emanuel Road
  15. The Skatalites - King Solomon
  16. The Wailers - Put It On
  17. Lee Perry & The Soulettes - Rub & Squeeze
  18. The Wailers - Rude Boy
  19. Lee Perry & The Wailers - Pussy Galore
  20. The Skatalites - James Bond
  21. The Gaylads - Lady With The Red Dress
  22. Lee Perry & The Soulettes - Doctor Dick
  23. Roy Richards - Jamaican Memories

Thursday, September 17, 2009

HAUNTED HOUSE: THE SKINHEAD 7S BOXSET

One of the best re-issues by Trojan Records. Classic and sought after 45s of Skinhead Reggae during the peak of the Skinhead movement in England. Skinhead Reggae at its best. Put on your braces, lace up your boots or brogues and wear your best button down shirt. Dance to this - Trojan Skinhead.


One:
1. Tea House - Opening
2. Pama Dice - Brixton Figh
Two:
1. Haunted House - Upsetters
2. Double Wheel - Upsetters
Three:
1. Skinheads A Bash Them - Claudette
2. Walking Thru Jerusalem - Corporation
Four:
1. Black Panther - Sir Collins & The Black Diamonds
2. I Want To Be Loved - Sir Collins & The Black Diamonds
Five:
1. Skinhead Revolt - Joe The Boss
2. Tony B's Theme - Joe's All Stars
Six:
1. Skinhead A Message To You - Desmond Riley
2. Going Strong - Music Doctors
Seven:
1. Kick Me Or I'll Kick You - Cimarons
2. Grandfather Clock - Cimarons
Eight:
1. Bronco (aka Django Shoots First) - Lord Comic & The Upsetters
2. Uncle Desmond - Mellotones

CLEAR, CRISP AND THUMPING DUB!

Dub is an art form, it really is. The idea of taking a track and cutting it down to the barest possible elements, and keeping those elements shifting, is minimalism taken to something of an extreme.It's the ultimate groove, relaxing, psychedelic, strange. "Dub Over Dub: 27 Dub Extravaganza", this 27-cut compilation, featuring the mixing board talents of Errol Brown, High Note's main engineer and is also considered one of the pioneers of dub. High Note is one of the reggae labels in Jamaica during the seventies. This is a classic example of doing it right -- in other words, a lot of fun, no filler, no boredom. The mastering is likewise excellent, giving the dubs a crisp edge.

Recorded at Treasure Isle Studios and Channel One, Kingston, Jamaica. The music is performed by the High Note house bands, which included Sly & Robbie, Bobby Ellis, Earl Lindo and other major musicians of the era.

The complete line up of musicians are as follows - Bertram "Ranchie" McLean (guitar, bass); Radcliffe "Duggie" Bryan, Willie Lindo (guitar); Headley "Deadley" Bennett, Herman Marquis (alto saxophone); Cedric "Im" Brooks, Dean Fraser (tenor saxophone); Clive Hunt, David Madden, Bobby Ellis (trumpet); Vin "Don D Jr." Gordon, Nambo (trombone); Ansel Collins, Earl "Wire" Lindo, Harold Butler, Winston Wright (keyboards); Robbie Shakespeare (bass); Sly Dunbar, Micheal "Mickey Boo" Richards (drums); Uzziah "Sticky" Thompson, Harry Powell, Count Ossie (percussion).

Turn up the volume and the bass and drown in this wonderful extravaganza!

Disc 1:
1. Sly Special
2. Revolution Chapter One
3. Jah Caught Them Dub
4. Falling In Dub
5. Woman Iron Rock
6. Black Cat Version
7. Over Dub
8. Dub Outta Control
9. Dub And Harmony
10. Love Dub
11. Strictly Roots
12. Su Su Mouth
13. Forward In Dub
14. Downtown Rock


Disc 2:
1. Lion Dub
2. Dub In Peace
3. Phase One Special
4. A Living Dub
5. Sky Nation Skank
6. Peace And Inity
7. Dub It In A Dreamland
8. Chatty Dub
9. This Yah Dub
10. Winning Version
11. Dub Walla
12. Ital Dub
13. Socialist Dub

Friday, September 11, 2009

MOD FAVE RAVES Vols. 1 & 2

Scootering has been an integral part of the Mod Scene since the beginning up to the present and with the Mod Scene comes the essential soundtrack of the movement. The original Mods of the late 50s and early 60s England were into Modern Jazz , American R&B, some Jamaican Ska and Soul by way of Tamla Motown, Stax and Chess labels. I got first interested into soul during the old Ska nights at Mayric's where Put3ska's old Brit manager Shane Cosgrove spins these soul gems in between sets, of courese there were old skinhead reggae favorites and ska in his playlist but more often, Soul was the dominant sound every time he's there.
These two compilations are collections of staple sounds from Tamla Motown records preferred during the early 60's mod scene.


(a Series 3 Lambretta SX 200 Special or SpecialX200 on the cover. Top of the line Lambretta. Production run - from January '66 to Jan '69)

1. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
2. Too Many Fish In The Sea - The Marvelettes
3. Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
4. 6x6 - Earl Van Dyke
5. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland
6. I'll Always Love You - Detroit Spinners
7. Can You Jerk Like Me? - The Contours
8. One Way Out - Martha & The Vandellas
9. One More Heartache - Marvin Gaye
10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
11. Number One In Your Heart - The Monitors
12. Baby I Miss You - Tommy Good
13. All For You - Earl Van Dyke
14. He Was Really Saying Something - The Velvelettes
15. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
16. Going To A Go-Go - The Miracles
17. Baby Don't Do It - Marvin Gaye
18. Hitch Hike - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
19. Hey Harmonica Man - Stevie Wonder
20. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway



(VBB2 Vespa 150 "Sportique" is the first vespa to have a 4 speed gearbox. Production run is from 1960 - 67)
  • 1. Soul Stomp - Earl Van Dyke
  • 2. Come On Do The Jerk - Miracles
  • 3. Motoring - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • 4. Just A Little Misunderstanding - Contours
  • 5. I'll Keep Holding On - Marvelettes (The)
  • 6. I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops (The)
  • 7. Just Ain't Enough Love - Isley Brothers (The)
  • 8. I Know I'm Losing You - Temptations (The)
  • 9. Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • 10. Function At The Junction - Shorty Long
  • 11. Take Me In Your Arms - Kim Weston
  • 12. You're Gonna Love My Baby - Barbara McNair
  • 13. I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying - Miracles
  • 14. Tune Up - Junior Walker & The All Stars
  • 15. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart - Supremes (The)
  • 16. Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • 17. Little Miss Sweetness - Temptations (The)
  • 18. Helpless - Kim Weston
  • 19. From Head To Toe - Chris Clark

WORK YOUR SOUL

Soundblasters is bringing you another gem from the Trojan Records catalogue. Work Your Soul - Jamaican 60s and Northern 1966-74. This collection is Jamaica's take on Soul. All dance floor scorchers from JA. The cover looks simple but for me, it's one of the best Trojan album cover. Play this loud! Let's get it on!



1. Where is the Love - Miller Glenn

2.: I Feel So Bad - Edwards, Jackie

3.: Help Yourself - James, Jimmy & The Vagabonds

4.: Work Your Soul - McCook, Tommy & The Supersonics

5.: Mini Skirt And Go Go Boots - Lloyd & Glen

6.: Make Me Yours - Dillon, Phyllis

7.: Hoop - Dixon, Errol

8.: I've Got The Blues - Dekker, Desmond & The Aces

9.: Let's Dance - Cliff, Jimmy

10.: Girl I've Got A Date (soul version) - Ellis, Alton & The Flames

11.: Here Comes That Feeling (aka That lonely feeling) - Gaylettes

12.: Do It Right (soul version) - Three Tops

13.: Come On Home - Edwards, Jackie

14.: Never You Hurt - Aitken, Laurel & The Soulmen

15.: I Want To Know - Sugar Simone

16.: Help Me - Gray, Owen

17.: This Heart Of Mine - James, Jimmy & The Vagabonds

18.: Mama Didn't Lie - Harriott, Derrick

19.: Mellow Moonlight - Docker, Roy

20.: King Without A Throne - Sugar Simone

21.: One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Marvel

22.: I Don't Want - Dixon, Errol

23.: Leave It In The Hands Of Love - Dillon, Phyllis

24.: Baby Be My Girl - Thornton, Eddie Outfit


>DOWNLOAD<



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Madness Live at the Lights 2009

Madness performing a set at the BBC Radio 2 Live at the Lights last September 5th celebrating the launch of the 2009 Blackpool Illuminations featuring JLS, Pixie Lott, Tony Christie. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WELCOME TO THE PUNJABI SHOW......Neighbors 4th and final release


This is not the actual cover of the EP. Infos and story, soon to follow. This will do for now. 3 songs are in Tagalog*, the default dialect here in the Philippines.

1. Because
2. Sana'y Alam Mo Na*
3. Dreams
4. Hardin*
5. Tanong Lang*




Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NEIGHBORS RE-POST

Angono Ska Explosion, Zoom Records 2000

(Produced By Neighbors and Rhanny Torres. Recorded and mixed at Cinematix Studios May 2000)
(Sound Engineer by Jess Felix. Art Direction and Concept by Allan "Skunk" Alcantara. Additional photos and concept by Jon Capistrano, Bong Termulo and Gabby Rojas. Layout Artist - Pike Sison)

Angono Ska Explosion
1898
Dahil Sa'yo
Back To School, Forward March
Big Thursday
Dalangin
Dancing Mood
Can't You See
Clarence Thomas
Stop Making Love
Sound Sharp
The Clockworks





From Parquet To Concrete, Die Happy! Records 2002

(Tracks 1-3 Produced by Rhanny Torres. Recorded at Pink Noise recording Studios, August 2001. Sound Engineer - Jeff Felix)
(Tracks 4-8 Produced by Neighbors. Recorded at Cinematix Studios July 2002. sound Engineer - Jess Felix)
(~ Vocals by Penny Miranda. ^Prof. Lucio D. San Pedro, National Artist for Music. Arranged by Neighbors. *Alto Saxophone solo by Fredie Frends courtesy of The Brownbeat All Stars)
(Cover Art and Photography by Allan "Skunk" Alcantara. Band Illustrations by Herbert Pinpino. Field Sound technician John William Villamarin)

Simbang Gabi*
Problems
Come On
With You
No Regrets
Untitle
The Look of Love~
Magmamani^





TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM VOLUME 1

Trojan Sound Sytem is a journey through the history of reggae, picking out the best and most universally understood elements of the music, the genre's constant relevance and reality, combined with sweet singing and wonderful songs. The album has been given a sound system flavour in order to give the listener an impression of how the music was originally heard and the culture it came from. Sound effects and Sound System MC's performing add something entirely authentic and unique within the world of compilations. The artists on the compilation: The Heptones, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Johnny Osbourne, Ritchie Spice represent the greatest talent to come from Jamaica and the songs chosen for the compilation represent their best work. Groundbreaking tracks like Bob Marley's "Soul Rebel", Dennis Brown's "Revolution" And Harry J's "Liquidator" pepper the tracklist, together with equally good but lesser known tracks from the reggae world. The Trojan MC's contributions add to mix and the whole is surely one of the best and truest representations of reggae ever made.


01. Melody Maker - Hudson, Keith
02. Liquidator - Harry J & The All Stars
03. Through The Fire I Come - Heptones
04. False Leaders - Davis, Ronnie
05. I Love Marijuana - Thompson, Linval
06. Peace And Love In The Ghetto - Clarke, Johnny (1)
07. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Rose, Michael
08. Land Of Love - Sons Of Light
09. Laser Beam - Carlos, Don
10. Revolution - Brown, Dennis
11. Soul Rebel - Marley, Bob & The Wailers
12. Marijuana - Spice, Richie
13. Everything Is Everything - Osbourne, Johnny
14. Now Wey Better Than Yard (Nowhere Better Than Yard) - Admiral Bailey
15. Police And Thieves - Murvin, Junior
16. Rudy, A MessageTo You - Various Artists.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Neighbors 14th Anniversary Gig



Tell your friends. See you there.

Monday, August 10, 2009

NEIGHBORS AT 14

Neighbors also known as The Angono Boys, a local ska band from Angono, Rizal is celebrating it's 14th year anniversary this month. many things have changed since it's formation but the band is still staying true and planted to their roots, their hometown of Angono. They may have toned down a bit image wise, leaning on the more casual look and phase but the heart and passion is still the same. We will give you 2 tunes recorded by the band for a local cable tv station here in the Philippines. The recordings are used as the station I.D. for Jack T.V.
Basically, the tunes are adaptations of songs from a 3rd wave ska band from the U.S.
I forgot the name and the original titles of the songs though. This was also the very last recording the band made before disbanding in April of 2007.




(photos were taken on one of the regular ska nights with Put3ska at the old Club Dredd circa 1997)

1. Jack TV Station I.D. No.1
2. Jack TV Station I.D. No.2



Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Wailers - Simmer Down at Studio 1

The original Wailers was a ska, rocksteady and reggae group that was formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963. The group consisted of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beverly Kelso, Junior Braithwaite and Cherry Smith. This album contains their ska, R&B and Gospel inspired outputs on the legendary label Studio 1 of Coxsone Dodd. Bob Marley is a big fan of the American group and of Curtis Mayfiled and once said that The Wailers were the Jamaican counterpart of The Impressions. The Skatalites were the house band of Studio 1 during the ska years. After The Skatalites disbanded, ex-Skatalite Roland Alphonso and the Soul Vendors were used in some recordings. They have backed up The Wailers on the songs "Simmer Down", "Amen", "Diamond Baby", "Playboy", "Hooligans", "Love and Affection" and the original version of "One Love". The Los Angles CA ska band Hepcat did a very good rendition of "Hooligans" on their "Out of Nowhere" cs released by Moon Records and have been re-issued by Hellcat Records of Tim Armstrong of the punk band Rancid. They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers.
"This Train," recorded in 1966, kicks off the album, but the rest of the set proceeds in chronological order, beginning with the group's debut 1963 single and first Jamaican hit, "Simmer Down," and ending with 1965's sweet-as-honey "Love and Affection." This is a far different group from that which began to emerge into international stardom in the reggae age.



01. This Train
02. Simmer Down
03. I am Going Home
04. Do You Remember
05. Mr. Talkative
06. Habits
07. Amen
08. Go Jimmy Go
09. Teenager In Love
10. I Need You
11. It Hurts To Be Alone
12. True Confessions
13. Lonesome Feeling
14. There She Goes
15. Diamond Baby
16. Playboy
17. Wheres The Girl For Me
18. Hooligan
19. One Love
20. Love And Affection