#526

July 5, 2022

The second week of the Reggae series brings a lot of yummy disco reggae and memorable songs, spun on vinyl on a real turntable in real time. My personal fave is Bunny Clarke’s cover of ‘Be Thankful’ (William DeVaughn’s 1972 amazing out-of-nowhere hit). Also love the dub of the 73 Spinners track ‘I’ll Be Around’ by Sound Dimension. Two Boney M alumni appear here (by coincidence!): Sylvia Tella and Toyin Adekale, each with great tracks. If I squint, I could hear Debsey Wykes of Dolly Mixture singing the Toyin track ‘Smile’. During the first hour there are 4 punk bands doing reggae, then we hear the artist that originally recorded Armagideon Time, Willie Williams.

For The Love Of You

Listen to this show – Part Two appears further down the page

Artist Song Release Label
Taggy Matcher Cantaloupe Island Disco Reggae Vol.3 Stix
The Dynamics Miss You (Extended Disco Version) Disco Reggae Vol.3 Stix
Ruts DC Whatever We Do (Inst.) Present Rhythm Collision Vol. 1 Bohemian
The Carpettes False Foundations Fight Amongst Yourselves Radiation Records
The Clash Bankrobber Train In Vain CBS
The Scotch Bonnets Are You Red.. Y Recutting The Crap, Volume One Crooked Beat Records
Willie Williams Armagideon Time 100% Dynamite! Soul Jazz Records
Bunny Clarke Be Thankful 100% Dynamite! Soul Jazz Records
Cornell Campbell My Conversation Studio One Rub-A-Dub Soul Jazz Records
Len Allen Jnr White Belly Rat Studio One Rub-A-Dub Soul Jazz Records
Johnny Osbourne Forgive Them Studio One Rub-A-Dub Soul Jazz Records
Sound Dimension I’ll Be Around Version Studio One Dub Vol. 2 Soul Jazz Records
Brentford Disco Set Peace Version Studio One Dub Vol. 2 Soul Jazz Records

Artist Song Release Label
Mikey Dread Jah Jah Love (In The Morning) World War III Dread At The Controls
The Skatalites El Pussy Cat Ska Studio One Classics Soul Jazz Records
Johnny Osbourne Sing Jah Style AKA Sing-Jay Style Studio One Classics Soul Jazz Records
Horace Andy Fever Studio One Classics Soul Jazz Records
Sylvia Tella You Might Need Somebody For The Love Of You (Volume 2) Athens Of The North
Toyin Adekale Smile For The Love Of You (Volume 2) Athens Of The North
Carl Johnson I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much For The Love Of You (Volume 2) Athens Of The North
Suzy Brown Shake Your Body Reggae Disco Special Mukatsuku Records
Glen Adams A Beat For You A Beat For You Emotional Rescue
Al Charles Outstanding For The Love Of You Athens Of The North
Karen Dixon I Want To Be Free For The Love Of You Athens Of The North

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