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Issue 1091

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Da Lata: Dakar

Da Lata are back after a three year hiatus with a new seductive single entitled "Dakar". A homage, no doubt, to the senegalese capital...

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Greatest Jamaican Beat : Rock Steady Baba-Boom Time

The Supersonics were the driving force in this wonderfully lilting genre born out of the ashes of The Skatalites Tommy and his band reigned supreme

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Moon Hop : Derrick Morgan

Along with Laurel Aitken and Desmond Dekker, Derrick Morgan is a godfather of ska, rocksteady, and reggae

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The Neville Staple Band : Put Away Your Knives

The track itself is a classic 2Tone influenced punky ska and reggae roustabout complete with wailing trombone and general mayhem! A great rewrite of a ska spangled gem.

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Kizzy Crawford: Adlewyrchu Arnaf (Reflecting On Me) Freestyle Records

Freestyle's Kizzy Crawford celebrates St David's Day with a gorgeous slice of folky soul entitled "Adlewyrchu Arnaf " (Reflecting On Me) and sung in welsh too...

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Dennis Brown : Just Dennis / Deep Down

When the reggae world lost one if brightest stars Dennis Brown at just 42 they went into deep mourning and justifiably so

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The Soul Immigrants: She Does It Right ( Ft.Ciyo Brown)

His sense of rhythm is strong and his phrases swing with a majestically resonant tone not unlike Ernest Ranglin or even Wes Montgomery. What I like about their version is they've not tried to copy jimmy Cliff...

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Gérald Toto : Sway

Title track 'Sway' does exactly that like crashing waves on a beach at sunset.Toto comes up with unusual chord structures that suit his floating,soothing voice,this man has a lilt that could charm any summer breeze

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Lee 'Scratch'Perry &The Upsetters : The Upsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaica’s mad scientist, studio genius is quite simply a legend and these two seminal Trojan Records albums exemplify the golden age of the reggae explosion of the late 60's.Practice your moonstomp to such skank

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The Pioneers : Long Shot / Battle Of The Giants

The Pioneers really are one of Jamaica's finest musical exports and were expertly guided by the legendary producer Leslie Kong (Jimmy Cliff,Bob Marley,Desmond Dekker) who brought the best out of this

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