itt post youtubes of old reggae* 45s (*i.e. jamaican funk, ska, soul, dub, rocksteady, dancehall etc.)

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album cuts are OK too, tho it is p impressive how many of these vintage 45s can be found on YT at this point. I'd say late-50s to mid-80s, but this is obv pretty freeform, so if u came here to post Shinehead & Shabba Ranks, have at it loverman.

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 10:06 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-zC4OwRqFQ

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 10:13 (eleven years ago) link

given the high billing of "Uptown Top Ranking" in the recent 20th Century poll, & realizing I could really use such a comp, this past weekend I plunked down for the Trojan UK Hits boxed set which, when combined w/ the Soul Jazz 100-600% Dynamite comps & a bunch of vinyl rips, has left me w/ a halfway decent collection of this incredible music.

The friend I bummed a lot of my rips from has done his best to collect ALL of the original 45"s of the era, like late 50s - early 80s, which has cost him decades of time & untold sums of cash (& when you factor in all the acetate copies, white labels & unofficial remixes of the era, the completist approach just seems incredibly unforgiving).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyK8mcuUIGI

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 10:33 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKZgrIl45GI

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 10:47 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JADd9r8htu0

am0n, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:15 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awR14ME-nO4

am0n, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:16 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGsZNJwSac0

am0n, Friday, 10 December 2010 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

I listened to this numerous times in a little pub on Grand Cayman. Not having the artist or title quite right, I searched for it for years after (including a request here on ILM.) You don't get the spinning 45 on this, but still...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTtIoWj8HmQ&feature=related

The animal magnetism of Tim Pawlenty (Dan Peterson), Friday, 10 December 2010 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3PckhWf_i0

am0n, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPB4KfW1ZnU

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 8 March 2011 17:33 (eleven years ago) link

five years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXiS9nqWJEg

los blue jeans, Saturday, 1 October 2016 03:41 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Marie Pierre — "Can't Go Through (With Life)" (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V48IGdh6fAA

(cat with heart eyes emoji)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:09 (five months ago) link

(Was looking for a "random old ____ you are loving" reggae counterpart. Sorry if wrong thread.)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:10 (five months ago) link

fantastic track

incredible production by Dennis Bovell, from the same time he produced Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Forces of Victory album, which apart from everything else has the lushest percussion-drenched sound ever

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:53 (five months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEKQrMISQFc

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 8 April 2022 23:59 (five months ago) link

oh the serendubbity! just found out a 38-track compilation of Dennis Bovell productions was released just two weeks ago! it’s called The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology - it appears to focus on his own dub recordings, but there’s tracks he produced for others as well (“Silly Games” and its dub version are there, and so is that Marie Pierre track, albeit in an inferior remix version)

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Saturday, 9 April 2022 00:05 (five months ago) link

also to the OP: the answer is Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Forces of Victory album, which apart from everything else has the lushest percussion-drenched sound ever

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Saturday, 9 April 2022 00:19 (five months ago) link

oops, that was for the Bovell thread!

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Saturday, 9 April 2022 00:21 (five months ago) link

Thank you all the same, that lead me to the Bovell thread, which lead me to an extremely solid jam.

I also gave him a shoutout in the Last.fm thread, but this DJ Muro mix is some hot schitt. All covers and some really good ones, at that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68OTrm5fC9o

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:41 (five months ago) link

Blast.

Here's the Muro mix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj9IHShlJRU

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:43 (five months ago) link

That Sade mix! That is the correct way to wake up.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 9 April 2022 07:58 (five months ago) link

Agreed, lovely stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irr5FwGXsQs

Ras Michael & Sons Of Negus - Rise Jah Jah Children - nice roots reggae for a Sunday morning

paolo, Sunday, 10 April 2022 09:44 (five months ago) link

my 12 year old, soon to be step daughter, is always singing this one -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpaSLoBuj8

stirmonster, Sunday, 10 April 2022 13:32 (five months ago) link

i recently discovered this 80s cover version of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2aysbEKY0Y

stirmonster, Sunday, 10 April 2022 13:34 (five months ago) link

not a 7" but one i keep listening to. Super haunting and more so once you know the backstory. Sir Collins' son was killed (murdered) in the New Cross Fire in 1981 and he made a tribue album which this is from (also recently came out on a 12").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bp2JTx-wMA

stirmonster, Sunday, 10 April 2022 13:41 (five months ago) link

One more, 70s UK delight, should have been a hit, forgotten gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWollW-wEjI

stirmonster, Sunday, 10 April 2022 13:46 (five months ago) link

Marie Pierre — "Can't Go Through (With Life)" (1979)^^^

so good!

stirmonster, Sunday, 10 April 2022 13:49 (five months ago) link

Holy crap at this Sir Collins track. Monstrous.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 10 April 2022 15:28 (five months ago) link

It's a good one. Had this stuck in my head most of yesterday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2AftBc754E

Lady Saw - Sycamore Tree

paolo, Monday, 11 April 2022 07:41 (five months ago) link

my 12 year old, soon to be step daughter, is always singing this one

She certainly has better taste than I did at age 12.

paolo, Monday, 11 April 2022 07:42 (five months ago) link

When my sister brings my one year old niece round I always stick on some dub music because she finds it calming (my niece, not my sister). I'm giving her a head start in life!

paolo, Monday, 11 April 2022 07:44 (five months ago) link

Sycamore Tree is all time!

She certainly has better taste than I did at age 12.

And than I did too, although I did like Jamamican music when I was that age as there was so much of it in the top 40. Janet Kay's "Silly Games" was the one that opened the gates for me.

i do think children often seem to be drawn to it.

stirmonster, Monday, 11 April 2022 08:49 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do06nYT3O-c

black harmony - "don't let it go to your head" (1979)

there's a whole compilation on the internet jukebox and it absolutely smashes. lovers rock girl groups ftw.

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Saturday, 17 September 2022 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

i love a good ILM coincidence - i just found the Laser Records 12" of this this week. So good.

stirmonster, Sunday, 18 September 2022 03:34 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve been revisiting this early 90s dancehall favourite of mine, I have mused over the years whether Steely‘a piano on this is supposed to touch an Italo House kind of feeling. Chaka Demus is good, I think, but a bit one paced and so best in small doses. Spanner Banner is Pliers’s brother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IDO_vk5ywY

Tim, Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:39 (two weeks ago) link


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