1) Fair and tender ladies - Gene Clark and the Textones
2) I knew I'd want you - The Byrds
3) Gypsy Rider - Gene Clark and Carla Olsen
4) Train leaves here this morning - Dillard and Clark
5) Rough and Rocky - Gene Clark
6) No Other - Gene Clark
7) Past Addresses - Gene Clark
8) Set you free this time - The Byrds
9) One in a hundred roadmaster - Gene Clark
10) Jokers are wild - Gene Clark and the Textones
11) The American Dreamer - Gene Clark
12) On the other side - Dillard and Clark
I'm about to bid farwell to Miami and drive across the country. Destination Los Angeles. In preparation for my trip I put together this four CD compilation of reggae music. All killer and no filler as we say about this time...
I got this CD from a guy named Alon back in the 1990's. Alon lived in New York. He needed to repair his motorcycle so he was selling his reggae collection on eBay. I had a good job and money so I was buying. After a while we felt like we knew each other. He mailed me this CD. I bought more records. After a while he stopped posting albums on eBay and we lost touch. I tried emailing him after 911 but I didn't get any response. Maybe he had changed his address.
If you are reading this Alon thank you for the CD. It's absolute crucial listening. And if you are someone who just stumbled upon this post... if you like Roots Music... download this CD.
01 - wet dream 02 - day dream 03 - rent man 04 - two people 05 - pussy watchman 06 - my dickie 07 - there's a man in your life 08 - sometimes 09 - chi chi bud 10 - chi chi bud version 11 - macabee version 12 - music book 13 - fowl thief 14 - mr chatterbox 15 - stick by me 16 - let the power fall 17 - holla zion
Black Slavery Days - Skulls 9 To 5 Dub - T.S.O.S.A. Tird World - Skulls Third World Shuffle - The Mercenarys Seek Fire - Arrows
How Can A Man Dubwise - Clappers All Stars Come Away Jah Children - Original Survivors Theme For Ras 'G' - T.S.O.S.A. Old Broom - Arrows Beautiful Land - Original Survivors
Black Slavery Days Version (12 inch) - Skulls
Come Away Jah Jah Children - Black Survivors
Producer: Jack Ruby
From the cover:
ARROWS: Many groups have originated out of Ochi Rios. e.g. Burning Spear. Lots of them are totally unknown until a militant Record Company that is anti corporate decided to give the Black Breadrin a break in this time. The group Arrows is a perfect e.g. Arrows features the great Burning Spears brother Elias Rodney. Many record companies refuse to touch their songs. But we at Clappers defend Black Militancy, Seen!
SKULLS: Black Slavery Days was a big hit on the Ochi Rios sound system scene. Sounds such as Soulsville Sounds System used to feature it in their set. Skulls lead singer, Tony Thomas worte all their tunes. Tony used to sing with the original Justin Hinds & the Dominos group.
THE ORIGINAL SURVIVORS: Lead vocalist Jah Blue Evans began his reggae career in the original Burning Spear group. Their sound is typical of what this album is about.