Here's an hour and a bit of my favourite tunes from the past few months and a couple of older ones and a few totally brand new too!
There's a competition to win tickets to see Morgan Heritage in Sheffield, England too. It's only open to UK listeners but listeners around the world, I'll be having a competition just for you to win something good in a couple of weeks' time!
Okay, on with the tracklist:
01 - Dis Ya Reggae Music - Luciano feat. Vido (VP LP - Qabalah Man)
02 - Humanity - Tippa Irie & Peppery (Friendly Fire)
03 - In The Streets - YT (Friendly Fire)
04 - Real Singer Smoker - Rocker T (Royal Order Music)
05 - Food For Da Brain - Sanchez (Sammonik - The General)
06 - Call Of The Righteous - Addis Pablo (RoryStoneLove)
07 - Gunman World (Is It Worth It) - Damian Marley (Overstand)
08 - Back Weh - Bitty McLean (Silent River/Taxi - Taxi Sessions)
09 - Laid Back - Raphael (IrieVibrations - Mind vs Heart)
10 - Who Say - Carlton Livingston (Di Version Productions)
11 - Not For Me - Lloyd Brown (Zion High - Rootikal)
12 - Tired Of The Injustice - Morgan Heritage (Rastar)
13 - Man Has Forgotten - Morgan Heritage (VP - Here Come The Kings)
14 - False Promises - Morgan Heritage & Gappy Ranks (Flava McGregor)
15 - Foundation - Kabaka Pyramid & Jah Sun (Itation/Bizarri)
16 - I Love My Enemies - Turbulence (Itation/Bizarri)
17 - Nuh Ramp - Lion D & Skarra Mucci (Bizarri)
18 - Hard Times - Ras Minimum (Stampede Music)
19 - Fall In Love - Firm (Stampede Music)
20 - Little Thing Called Love - Etana (Flava McGregor)
21 - Like Never Before - Shaggy feat. Cocoa Tea & Joe (Ranch Entertainment - Out Of Many, One Music)
22 - Dubbing Is A Must - Sara Lugo & Skarra Mucci (Oneness)
Hope you enjoy the modern tunes and next show it's back to the foundation selections!
Love and Respect to all my listeners
Here's a selection of my favourite minor key ska tunes.
01 - Freedom Sounds - Soul Brothers
02 - Wailin' - Granville Williams Orchestra
03 - Exodus - Skatalites
04 - Addis Ababa - Skatalites
05 - Super Charge - Busters All Stars
06 - No More - Don Drummond
07 - City Riot - Busters All Stars
08 - Silver Dollar - Skatalites
09 - Teenage Ska - Baba Brooks
10 - The Hunter - Busters All Stars
11 - Confucious - Don Drummond
12 - Smiling - Don Drummond
13 - Jericho Chain - Roland Alphonso
14 - Riverton City - Tommy McCook
15 - Thoroughfare - Don Drummond
16 - Provocation - Roland Alphonso
17 - Fidel Castro - Skatalites
18 - Dreadnaught - Baba Brooks & Skatalites
19 - 707 - Busters All Stars
20 - Kingston 11 - Ronald Wilson & Roland Alphonso
21 - Ska Ta Brain - Theo Beckford & Raymond Harper
22 - From Russia With Love - Roland Alphonso
23 - Skavling Johnny - Johnny Dizzy Moore
Well that's all for now, hope you enjoy and I'll be back soon with more great Jamaican sounds and then after that, more great 50s and 60s R&B.
Here's around an hour of myself and my DJ friend Uncle Fee of Black Harmony Sound live at Newcastle Upon Tyne's Telegraph Bar in the summer of 2008.
Another podcast coming very soon - they're gonna be coming regularly from now on!
Enjoy and remember this is the kinda vibes you can hear at Bam Bam at the Old Nag's Head pub in Manchester on 4th April and most first Fridays of the month thereafter!
Part One in an occasional series of me playing my favourite deep soul tunes:
01 - Here's A Heart - The Diplomats
02 - One Hurt Deserves Another - The Fabulous Fiestas
03 - Prove It To Me - Nancy Love
04 - Believe Me - Marilyn Barbarin
05 - I Need You - Soul Lee
06 - Why Don't You Love Me And Treat Me Right - The Cherries
07 - A Woman Will Do Wrong - Dee Dee Sharp
08 - Don't Ever Stop Loving Me - Edward Jones
09 - When You're In Love - Vickie Labat
10 - A Place Called Love - The Techniques
11 - That's How Strong My Love Is - O.V.Wright & The Keys
12 - My Love Grows Stronger - The Kelly Brothers
13 - Endlessly - Mavis Staples
14 - The Sweeter He Is (Pts 1&2) - The Soul Children
15 - This Heart Is Haunted - Lee Jones & The Sounds Of Soul
16 - You Don't Own Me - Keanya Collins
17 - The Love Of My Man - Theola Kilgore
18 - Pledging My Love/The Clock - Aretha Franklin
19 - You Make My Life A Sunny Day - Eddie & Ernie
Part 2 coming in the near future!
Thanks for your continued support - now in the top 500 podcasts in the world for ALL music and talk. No,398 this week out of 20,000 plus shows!
Anyone who'd like to advertise on the show or sponsor me - get in touch - very cheap rates starting at 20 UKP an ad. try getting ads that cheap on proper radio..........
01 - Earth - Little Roy (Tafari)
02 - Jah Children - The Kingstonians (Tamoki)
03 - Selassie I - KC White (Senrab)
04 - Way Of Life - Gregory Isaacs (Wambesi)
05 - Trod On - Keith Poppin (Lucky Star)
06 - Long Long Road - Milton Hamilton & The Classics (Explosion)
07 - Version
08 - Bike No Licence - Easton Clarke (Micron)
09 - Be Thankful - Bunny Clarke (Clocktower)
10 - Version
11 - Sweetest Thing To Me - Tempo & The Jetsets (Globe)
12 - Black Magic Woman - Dennis Brown (Sunshot)
13 - Keep On Loving You - KC White (Love)
14 - The Love I Have Lost - Gregory Isaacs (River Head)
15 - To The Other Woman - Hortense Ellis (Gas)
16 - Sweet Harmony - Lloyd Charmers (Horse)
17 - Treasure Of Love - Paul Sinclair (Hot Shot)
18 - I'll Be There - John Holt (Jackpot)
19 - Sincerely - Ken Parker & Dorothy Russell (Duke Reid)
20 - You Are My Sunshine - Cornell Campbell (miscredit) (Count Shelley)
21 - Rome - Lloyd Jones (Moodisc)
22 - Time - The Minstrels (Success)
New night starting on Friday 4th April in Manchester, UK called Bam Bam - at the Old Nag's Head pub on Lloyd Street off Deansgate - 8pm to 2am - 5 UKP entry - free CD to first 25 through the door. Room 1 - Ska, rocksteady, early reggae with resident DJ Greedy G (me) and guests TBA, room 2 - roots, dub, lovers rock, 80s rub a dub with DJ Greedy G and special guest, the legendary Wizzy Dan from Barons Sound System fame. Come hear tune!!!!!!!!!!
Some of my favourite tunes in a UK roots style from the 70s and 80s.
01 - Open The Gates - The Blackstones (Burning Rockers LP - Insight)
02 - Sound Check - Steel Pulse (Island LP - Handsworth Revolution)
03 - Music In The Air - Matumbi (Trojan CD - Music In The Air)
04 - Voice Of The Father - Junior English (Horse LP - The Great Junior English)
05 - Freedom Time Black Star Liner - Black Slate (Ensign LP - Amigo)
06 - It's Not Our Wish - Aswad (Grove Music LP - Showcase)
07 - Jah Jah Worker - Gene Rondo (Blank 7")
08 - Don't Call Us Immigrants - Tabby Cat Kelly (Pressure Sounds CD)
09 - Fire - Capital Letters (Greensleeves LP - Headline News)
10 - Jah No Dead - The Cimarons (Vulcan LP -On The Rock)
11 - I A Rebel Soul - Aswad (Island LP - Aswad)
12 - Romans - Black Slate (Ensign LP - Amigo)
13 - Smoking My Ganja - Capital Letters (Greensleeves LP - Headline News)
14 - Rastafaria - Tradition (RCA LP - Moving On)
15 - Harvest Time - Black Slate (Alligator LP - Rasta Festival)
16 - Sure Shot - 4th Street Orchestra (EMI CD - A Who Seh, etc)
17 - Rebel Chase - Blackbeard - (Virgin CD - Strictly Dubwize)
18 - Birmingham Dub - Desi All Stars (Starlight LP - Dubbing In The UK)
A massive shout out to Nan and Johan at Entertainment Works, management for Black Slate and many other artists and watch out for a Black Slate interview (and one from Ras Midas too) from me when I start my new show on a new station in the Springtime!
Big respect to all my listeners old and new, your support means the world to me and I wouldn't do this without you - I'd just put the tunes on in my own home and chill out (as I still do of course too)
Gordy aka DJ Greedy G
many people who love reggae also like a bit of soul. I'm no exception to the rule, so for a change here's some of my favourite 50s and 60s early soul and R&B tunes.
01 - Anyway You Wanta - Harvey (Tri Phi)
02 - Doo Wa Diddi - Frank Ballard (Sun)
03 - Sloppy Twist - Thomas Cannaday (Jack Pot)
04 - Hard Hearted Woman - Eddie Burns (Harvey)
05 - Every Dog Got His Day - Eddie Bo (RIC)
06 - Real Gone Jam - Tommy Ridgely (Herald unissued)
07 - Volcano - Billy Preston (Contract)
08 - I Got To Know - The 5 Royales (Home Of The Blues)
09 - The Snake - Maximillian (UK London American)
10 - Twist It Up - Herbert Hunter (HIT)
11 - Sudbuster - The Spinners (Tri Phi)
12 - Soulville - Aretha Franklin (Columbia)
13 - Don't Freeze On Me - Jessie Mae (DRA)
14 - Disgusted - Mabel Scott (King)
15 - Queen Bee - Bee Bee Queen (blank)
16 - You've Got My Nose Open Baby - Joy Hamilton (Bridges)
17 - Don't Let Them Tell Me - Lorri Rudolph (Tri Phi)
18 - More Soul - King Curtis (Capitol)
19 - She'll Be Gone - Betty O Brien (Liberty)
20 - Comin Home Baby - Dee Dee Sharp (Cameo Parkway)
21 - Have Gun Will Travel - The Clovers (United Artists)
22 - Look At Me - Dobie Gray (Cordak)
23 - Earthquake - Roy Hamilton (Epic)
24 - Father Knows Best - The Radiants (Chess)
25 - Cards On The Table - The Diplomats (Arock)
26 - Soupy - Maggie Thrett (Dynovoice)
27 - I've Got A Feeling - The Diplomats (Wand)
28 - Disillusioned - The Tams (Arlen)
29 - I Got Loaded - Lil Bob & The Lollipops (La Louisianne)
30 - Let's Get Together - The Valentinos (Chess)
31 - Natural Born Lover - The Gumdrops (King)
32 - Deeper - Sandy Borden (Diplomacy)
33 - Pretty Boy - Dora Hall (Rembeau)
34 - Gotta Have Your Love - The Sapphires (ABC)
35 - She's My Beauty Queen - Joe Matthews (Thelma)
36 - Try My Love - The Sequins (Detroit Sound)
37 - Mighty Good Lover - The Vashonettes (Checker)
38 - I'm A Sad Girl - Deena Johnson (Simpson)
39 - What Kind Of Love Is This - Johnny Nash (Groove)
40 - I Just Can't Help Myself - The Volumes (American Arts)
41 - The Dip - The Whispers (Dore)
42 - Not Just Tomorrow, But Always - Bartell Douche (United Artists)
43 - Lonely Soldier - Mike Williams (Atlantic)
44 - I Keep Singing La La Ooh - The Lovations (Part III)
45 - I'll Do The Best I Can - Rubien Fort (Checkmate).
There you go, 45 great 45s! This show is dedicated to the memory of my late grandson Harrison, who was stillborn on 26th December 2013. He would have loved his tunes I'm sure.
Thanks for listening and here's to a better 2014 for us all.
Some of my favourite tunes from Junior Murvin who sadly passed on to Zion last week at the age of 64. Apologies for the mic problems that make me sound like a Dalek from Doctor Who!
01 - Miss Cushie (as Junior Soul)
02 - Magic Touch (as Junior Soul)
03 - Glendevon Special (as Junior Soul)
04 - The Hustler (as Junior Soul)
05 - Rescue The Children (as Junior Soul)
06 - Give Me Your Love (as Junior Soul)
07 - Let's Fall In Love
08 - Police And Thieves
09 - Bad Weed (12" Mix)
10 - Solomon
11 - Too Much Division
12 - Jah Took Six Days
13 - Strikes And Demonstrations
14 - Mister Craven
15 - Working In The Cornfields.
16 - Cross Over
17 - Lucifer
18 - Roots Train No.1 (12" Mix)
19 - Cool Out Son
20 - Badman Posse
21 - Brixton Posse
22 - Jack Slick
23 - Muggers In The Street
24 - Stop The Crime
Thanks for listening!!
Part 2 of my tribute to Lloyd Robinson. This part focuses on his roots and dancehall recordings plus a couple of earlier tunes too.
May he rest well.
01 - Me A Tell You
02 - I Can't Forget
03 - Lavender Blue
04 - Lavender Blue Version
05 - Joy And Happiness
06 - Rocky Road
07 - Peace And Love (as Shaumark & Robinson)
08 - Push Push (with Devon Russell)(12")
09 - It Deep
10 - Cuss Cuss (Junjo Cut 12")
11 - Raggamuffin Get Rough (with Devon Russell)
12 - Love Is A Foundation
13 - Fuss Cuss Riddim Version
I'll be back soon with a UK 70s and 80s roots selection.
Get me on Facebook at www.facebook/gordy1 or Twitter at djgreedyg1
Well another week and another reggae legend leaves us to go to that great recording studio in the sky. Lloyd Robinson R.I.P.
Here's some of his best tunes - this is part one with his 60s and early 70s recordings. Part two coming soon with his 70s roots and 80s dancehall tunes.
01 - When You Walk
02 - I Need Your Love
03 - Live And Let Others Live*
04 - Give Me A Chance
05 - You Told Me
06 - Oh Little Girl*
07 - Too Late*
08 - Rudies Give Up*
09 - No More Trouble
10 - Big Too Quick*
11 - Jezebel*
12 - What You've Got*
13 - Mini Skirt And Go Go Boots*
14 - You Got Me Going*
15 - If You Want To Feel Good*
16 - I'll Give You Love*
17 - Red Bum Ball (with Devon Russell)
18 - Keep On Pushing*
19 - I'm A Successful Man*
20 - That Girl*
21 - Girl You're Cold*
22 - Love Is The Foundation Of The World (with Devon Russell)
23 - Time To Pray
24 - The Worm
25 - Death A Come
26 - Out The Fire (with Devon Russell)
27 - Trouble Trouble
28 - Run For Rescue
29 - Double Crosser
30 - Cuss Cuss
31 - Cuss Cuss Version
32 - Baby Reggae (with Devon Russell)
33 - Cuss Cuss (Studio 1 cut from Studio 1 Showcase Vol 2)
May he rest well.
Competition time - legendary UK roots reggae band Black Slate are playing at Bar 512 in London on November 17th Sunday and I have free entry to one person and a guest PLUS you get to meet and greet the band afterwards too! ONLY enter if you can make it to the concert on that night.
The question is - What word for friend was Black Slate's biggest hit tune?
You can enter by commenting on my page here or e-mailing me on greedyg AT gmail dot com OR sending me a message on Facebook if you have me on there.
Good Luck and thanks to Nan and Johan at Entertainment Works for the prize!
Blessed Love to you all.
Gordy aka Greedy G