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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday February 1st, 2017 with Renny
It's the first day of Black History Month so what better than ROOTS REGGAE & THE ROOTS OF REGGAE. The best of Kingston, Jamaica's BEVERLY'S RECORDS. (Mainly from my big sister's collection, thanks sis'!)

Beverly's Records began in 1961 and tragically folded in 1971 with the sudden passing of the owner, Leslie Kong. He documented the best in ska, rocksteady and reggae. He took Jamaican music to an international audience.
Forward March (Beverly's, '62)
Derrick Morgan - Old Skool Ska – An Anthology - Snapper Music
Miss Jamaica (Beverly's, '62)
Jimmy Cliff - Old Skool Ska – An Anthology - Snapper Music
Honour Your Mother And Your Father (Beverly's, '63)
Desmond Dekker - Rockin’ Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker - Rhino Records
007 (Shanty Town) (Beverly's, '67)
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Harder They Come (soundtrack) - Mango Records/Island Records
Israelites (Beverly's, '68)
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Old Skool Ska – An Anthology - Snapper Music
Fu Manchu (Beverly's, '68)
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Rockin’ Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker - Rhino Records
Long Shot Kick De Bucket (Beverly's, '69)
The Pioneers - Old Skool Ska – An Anthology - Snapper Music
Rivers Of Babylon (Beverly's, '70)
The Melodians - The Harder They Come - Mango Records/Island Records
54-46 That's My Number (Beverly's '69)
The Maytals - Toots & The Maytals: Roots Reggae (originally released on Sweet & Dandy) - Sanctuary Records
Pressure Drop (Beverly's, '68)
The Maytals - The Harder They Come - Mango Records/Island Records
I Shall Be Free (Beverly's, '69)
The Maytals - Toots & The Maytals: Roots Reggae (originally released on Monkey Man) - Sanctuary Records
Gave You My Love (Beverly's, '70)
Delroy Wilson - The “King” Kong Compilation: The Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 - Mango Records/Island Records
Bitterness Of Life (Beverly's, '70)
Bruce Ruffin - The “King” Kong Compilation: The Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 - Mango Records/Island Records
Viet Nam (Beverly's, '68)
Jimmy cliff - The Best Of Jimmy Cliff – The Millennium Collection - Universal Music
Hard Road To Travel (Beverly's '68)
Jimmy Cliff - The Best Of Jimmy Cliff – The Millennium Collection - Universal Music
Freedom Street (Beverly's, '70)
Ken Boothe - The “King” Kong Compilation: The Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 - Mango Records/Island Records
Interactive CKCU
Xpizto
Nice comparison with Toots and Otis Redding. Had never thought about it but they can both do that thing where they sing sweet then turn on the vocal gritty overdrive.

8:42 PM, February 1st, 2017
Sonia
What a show, Renny!...Thanks

9:17 PM, February 1st, 2017
Renny Godier (host)
Thanks Xpizto. Both Redding and Hibbert had their start singing gospel in church. "vocal gritty overdrive" I'll have to use that description one day.

11:44 PM, February 1st, 2017
Renny Godier (host)
Thanks Sonya.

11:44 PM, February 1st, 2017
paul sheridan
"toots in memphis" is a pretty solid album that really digs into that connection with Otis. Great playlist, Renny, of course.

10:39 PM, February 2nd, 2017
Renny Godier (host)
Hey Paul. The "King" Kong Compilation was the one you picked up for me in Montreal all those years ago. Thanks for that!

2:21 AM, February 3rd, 2017