Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

31 July 2018

Last Call Pub is Really Dub

Various - A New Breed of Dub Issue Two, Dubhead DBHD 017CD, 2000.
decryption code in comments

Trinity - Twilight Circus
Mr. Politician - Messenjah
Rocker Dub - The Bush Chemists
Niyim One Drop - Hydroponics
A Little Rain - Cool Breeze Sound System
Rejection (Festival mix) - Iration Steppas
Last Call Pub (sic) - Manasseh
Garage Dub - The Truth
Rasta - Culture Freeman & The Bush Chemists
Dragon Dub - Urban Dub
Bord - Twilight Circus
Big Mouth - Music Family
Dubbing Places - The Bush Chemists
Dubutainment - Armagideon
Release the Chains - Centry meets Music Family
United - Dub Specialists


29 July 2018

Take Heed

For all you lurkers & leechers, if you're not much into the Brotherhood of Dub, this'll probably be a good time for a toilet break or a short nap. I'm bringing this years girls to fruition, so I have Dub blasting full-time. The young ladies can't  hear but they sure can feel the drums & bass so I give them a continuous diet of Dubwise. If it's good enough for them, then it's damn well good enough for this here juke joint.

16 track sampler from the makers of Dubhead.

Various - A New Breed of Dub, Dubhead DBHD 001CD, 1997.
decryption code in comments

Strickley Roots - The Truth
Astral Flame - The Disciples
Heavy Dub - Dub Specialists
Firing Dub - The Bush Chemists
Over the Rainbow - East meets West
Conflict - Dub Gheckp
Meditation Rock (Horns version) - Jonah Dan
Take Heed - Armagideon
007 Dub - Dubplate Vibe Crew
Brain Damage - Iration Steppas meet D. Rootical
Tokyo Dub - Hi Tech Roots Dynamics
Hot Stepper Dub - King General
Right from Wrong - Dub Specialists
Falasha Dub - Jah Warrior
Dub Outernational - East meets West
Talking Dubheadz - All Nation Rockers


21 July 2018

In the Ol’ Family Tradition

One of our neighbors found three abandoned new-born kittens (about two weeks old) in the crawlspace under his porch. Black Dahli opened her humongous heart & volunteered us to foster one of the little suckers. So now we're bottle feeding Dusty Crusty Punk (we determined he was a small black male after we removed dust-balls bigger than he from his filthy coat - the name just appeared). This is a round the clock task for BD, Lao Elanya, & moi, so I haven't had any time for this here web-log. That said, here's the Dub I'm Dubbin' at the Casa Nada at the present.

This here is the 1980 re-release of the 1977 smash hit Tradition in Dub. Only the names had been changed to bend your mind a bit. Trillin’!

Tradition here are: Les McNeil - vocals; Chris "Buff Head" Henry - guitar; Paul "Echo" Thompson - keyboards & vocals; Paul Dawkins - bass; & Tony "Drummie" Matthews - drums.

Recorded at Gooseberry Sound Studio. Produced by David Tyrone

Tradition - High Risk Dub, Venture Records CUT 6, 1980.
decryption code in comments

The In Side -

Groove One - Entrance Fee
Groove To -  Nasal Passage
Groove Tree - Intermediate Level
Groove For - Caucasian Occasion
Groove Sink - Tea Time

The Out Side -

Groove Sicks - There a Lot of it About
Groove Severn - Not as Easy as it Seems
Groove Ate - It Wasn’t Quite what I Expected
Groove Nein - All Comes Out in the Wash
Groove Off - I Thought it Would Never End

Dub fer the week-end,

08 July 2018

Dread Pon Some, Jah Love Pon Bim

Bim Sherman (born Jarret Lloyd Vincent - February 2, 1950 in Westmoreland, Jamaica) was a musician & singer-songwriter hailed as "reggae's sweetest voice". Bim was gifted with a haunting, ethereal voice that reached into the very heart of his listeners.

Bim Sherman did not ascribe his love of music to any one person but rather to his family, with whom he would attend church services & Sunday school. But as he became older, he began going to the local dancehalls:

"I always knew I could make the music, ever since I was small and it was all I wanted to do. I remember growing up and listening to it, singing along with it and feeling the power of it, which is the other side of roots, and feeling light-headed"

In the early seventies the young Sherman swapped trades from fisherman to electrician when he moved in with one of his brothers in central Kingston. His closest musical friends were Keith Porter & Ronnie Davis, who would go on to form the respected vocal group the Itals, but his first recording experience was with his early mentor Gladstone 'Gladdy' Anderson at the famous Treasure Isle studios. Things did not work out as well as he hoped there, or as Bim once so eloquently put it:

"things just go boof!"

In 1975 his first single to be released was "100 Year" b/w "100 Year version" which was cut at the Federal studio with Sid Bucknor as the engineer, produced by one Jarrett Tomlinson (aka Bim Sherman) & released on Micron Music Limited. "Love Forever" followed the same year, a self-financed affair on the Elements label with the Soul Syndicate band. Then came a string of tunes now recognized as reggae roots classics on Sherman's own Scorpio, Red Sea, & Sun Dew imprints ("Valley of Tears", "Tribulation", "Golden Locks", "World Go Round" & many others). These singles met with a degree of local success & appreciation which convinced Bim to continue, but in Jamaica there was always too much pressure:

"Lots of people like Randy's or Joe Gibbs want to record me, and even producers before them like Coxsone (Dodd). But its not easy in JA to get what you want out of recording and those people have a range of tricks they use to oppress you..."

Bim's first full-length album Love Forever (billed as Bim Shierman) was released on the Tribes  Man Records label, produced by Bim & Jah Lloyd, & included the title tune plus nine other previous Jamaican singles. Jah Lloyd was Lloyd Blackford, who was born in Morant Bay, Jamaica & had moved to the UK in 1961 to start Sir Coxsone Outernational, an extremely successful UK Sound System named after Jamaica's Coxsone Dodd.

Like so many other young Jamaicans in the 70s (& with encouragement from Jah Lloyd), Sherman decided to try his luck in the UK after the end of 1979s Roots Encounter tour (where he performed alongside Prince Far I, Creation Rebel, & Prince Hammer).

He moved to London where he started a friendship & business relationship with the young maverick music producer Adrian Sherwood, a long-time admirer of the singer.

Regarding Bim Sherman, Adrian Sherwood sez:

"All great singers and vocalists have one thing in common - their voice stands out like a uniquely tuned instrument that only one person can play. Bim Sherman was a singer/songwriter with a truly golden tone.  I have been throughout his whole career a huge fan. I first heard one of Bim's songs while working in PAMA records Soundville Shop in Harlesden, London, in the mid 70s ... His was like a voice from the wilderness, the lyrics and fragile power ensured that in every subsequent batch of imports I was looking out for a new Sherman record. I wasn't disappointed."

Adrian went on to buy all of the 7" pre-releases which featured the voice of Bim Sherman. It was during this time that Sherwood was developing his business collaboration with the heavyweight Jamaican DJ Prince Far I. He encouraged Prince Far I to hook up with Sherman for recording purposes. Eventually tunes such as "Down in Jamdown" (HIT DD 12) with Jah Lion & "Love Jah Only" (HIT DD II) with Jah Buzz came into the UK on the Hitrun label, a partnership venture between the young English producer Sherwood & the veteran Jamaican toaster Far I.

As part of the post-punk reggae infatuation, Bim made a name for himself recording on Sherwood's On-U Sound label. He became part of various musical collectives associated with On-U Sound, such as New Age Steppers (teamed with Ari Up, formerly of The Slits), Gary Clail & Tackhead, Singers & Players (with Congo Ashanti Roy & Prince Far-I ), Akabu, Japan's Audio Active, Sabres of Paradise, Groove Corporation, Bomb the Bass, Dub Syndicate, & Justice League of Zion.

In September 2000, Bim was diagnosed with cancer & succumbed to it on November 17, 2000 in London. His voice, song-writing, & impeccable class will never be duplicated but can be easily appreciated through his bountiful output.  

Here's an early one I've always loved. Hope you do to...

Yard International YI 05, 1979.
decryption code in comments

A Side -
It Must Be a Dream
Dreaming (Dub)
If I Can Make It
Make It (Dub)
Lamb of Judah
Judah (Dub)

B Side -
Dread Pan Some
Dread (Dub)
Tonight (Dub)
Power Chant
Chant (Dub)

A Side is Bim Sherman
B Side 1 & 2 is Bim & U. Black, 3 is Horace Andy, 4 & 5 is U. Black.
Mixed by Prince Jammy & produced by Jah Woosh.

Enjoy the heavy heavy soundz,

04 July 2018

Unknown Cases of Leftovers

As this Pickwick Records presents: The Very Best(?) of Neu Wave series grinds to a halt (to never hear New Order, OMD, Flock o' Seagulls & their ilk evermore - so glad I was a punker, not a waver when this mess was danced around - Simple Minds actually weren’t so bad), I have a doggie bag of leftovers that I’ll dump here. Good diggin’...good eatin’.

Appetizer: w/ Blaine L. Reininger; Luc Van Acker; & Virginia Astley...

Anna Domino - East & West, Les Disques Du Crépuscule ‎– TWI 187, 1984.
all decryption codes in comments

Side One -
With the Day Comes the Dawn
Land of My Dreams

Side Two -
Everyday, I Don't
Trust, in Love

The Cassandra Complex - Grenade cassette, Rouska CXUS 001, 1986.

Side C -
March 86
Presents (Come of Age)

Side X -
Report from the Back
Prairie Bitch


The Unknown Cases - Cuba, Day-Glo DGCD 42, 1995.

The Traveller
Stop the Madness
Masimba Bele
(I'm an) Unknown Case
If You Want Me to Stay
Nenem Auryn
She Knows It
Bogota Boogie (Dub) [written by Don Van Vliedt]
Travel to the Center of Paradise
Monkey Chant
Dal Martino

Main Course

Fra Lippo Lippi - In Silence, Uniton Records UNITON 003, 1981.

Side 1 -
Out of the Ruins
A Moment like This
In Silence

Side 2 -
The Inside Veil
I Know


Crash Course in Science - Cakes in the Home 7", GO GO Records GO GO 004, 1979.

Side A -
Cakes in the Home

Side B -
Kitchen Motors
Mechanical Breakdown

Th-th-aaattss all,

"Better Never than Late" Moltar

Various - New Wave Club Class-X8, Antler-Subway AS 5130 CD, 1997.
all decryption codes in comments

Cars (Zeus B. Held remix) - Gary Numan
Coitus Interruptus - Fad Gadget
The Alarm - Nitzer Ebb
Wahre Arbeit Wahren Lohn - Die Krupps
Game Above My Head - Blancmange
8:15 to Nowhere - Vicious Pink
Putain Putain - T C Matic
Wishing (if I has a photograph of  you) - A Flock of Seagulls
Dark Compagnion - Tuxedomoon
T.V.O.D. - The Normal
Shout - Tears for Fears
Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
Nowhere - Snowy Red
The Bunker - The Bollock Brothers


bonus blast...

TC Matic - TC Matic, Parsley PP005, 1981.

Side A -
Bye Bye Till the Next Time
L’Union Fait la Force
With You
Stop Rock
The Parrot Brigade

Side B -
I’m not Like That
Give Them a Leader
Viva Boema
O La La La
Pitie pour Lui

Rock stop,

Straight, no Chaser

Various - New Wave Club Class-X7, Antler-Subway AS 5120 CD, 1996.
decryption code in comments

Making Plans for Nigel - XTC
I Love a Man in a Uniform - Gang of Four
Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5
You're No Good - ESG
It's Obvious - Au Pairs
Gathering Dust - Modern English
Mannequin - Wire
He's Read - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Soldier Soldier - Spizzenergi
The Wind Kisses Pictures - Christian Death
Fred vom Jupiter - Andreas Dorau & Die Marinas
Der Rauber und der Prinz - DAF
Yu Gung -  Einstürzende Neubauten
Collapsing New People - Fad Gadget


01 July 2018

At Last! The Beginning.

Various - New Wave Club Class-X6, Antler-Subway AS 5100CD, 1992.
all decryption codes in comments

In the Beginning - The Slits
Death Disco - P.I.L.
Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema
No Tears - Tuxedomoon
Final Solution - Pere Ubu
De Dag dat het Zonlicht neit Meer Scheen - Arbeid Adelt!
4 Hours - Clock DVA
October Love Song (remix)
Dreiklangsdimensionen - Rheingold
Beep Beep Love - Gruppo Sportivo
The Fashion Party - Neon Judgement
Ball of Confusion (UK version) - Love & Rockets
To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
Madame Butterfly (un Bel di Vedremo) - Malcolm McLaren


Sticking with last post's cyberpunk (& FLAC) meme, today's bonus lossless blast...

Clock DVA - The Hacker / The Act, Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 8068, 1990.

The Hacker
The Act
The Connection Machine
The Hacker (Hacked version)
Re/ Act
Sonology of Sex
Re / Act 2

Anyone Recognize Pattern?

What? You Just Can’t Get Enough? KMFDM

Various - New Wave Club Class-X5, Antler-Subway AS 5090CD, 1992.
all decryption codes in comments

White Wedding Pts. I & II (Shot Gun mix) - Billy Idol
(It's not Me) Talking - A Flock of Seagulls
A Day - Xymox
Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo mix) - Depeche Mode
Electricity (Martin Hannett mix) - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
2000 Light Years from Home (Stones cover) - The Danse Society
Premonition - Simple Minds
Art of War - Siglo XX
Moscow Idaho - The Cassandra Complex
Don't Try to Cure Yourself - They Might Be Russians
C30 C60 C90 Go - Bow Wow Wow
African Reggae - Nina Hagen
Jah War - The Ruts
Masimbabele - The Unknown Cases


bonus blast (anything but Billy Idol - - - right?)...


IMS(tupid or hitty or omethin’)O (& yes I am a closet cyberpunk junkie), an over-looked under-rated great & possibly Billy Boy’s best, even with its miss-steps & flubs (hell, he's got Doug Wimbish on bass, come on, people, ease up on The Snarl).

To add some sweetener to the pot - FLAC 24bit 96kHz suckas.

Billy Idol - Cyberpunk re-issue, 20x files FLAC, Not on a Label, 2017.

Interlude 1
Shock to the System
Tomorrow People
Adam in Chains
Power Junkie
Interlude 2
Love Labours On
Interlude 3
Concrete Kingdom
Interlude 4
Then the Night Comes
Mother Dawn

William & Bruce & Neal...oh my,

added bonus -

On You,