Tag Archives: 2006

December 30, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 30 > 2006 The annual "best of" show, where we run through the best singles of the year... While this is pretty subjective, it does take into account feedback from the local dancehalls, and sales at the Higher Level Record Shack... As usual I haven't included more that one tune on a particular riddim, so some big tunes won't appear where edged out by another. I should also mention that it was really hard to rank these - there were no clear standouts like last year's "Welcome To Jamrock" and the top 10 could be mixed up in pretty much any order and still seem right. JESSE I'S TOP 20 ROOTS SINGLES OF 2006: 1. CHUCK FENDER - Gash Dem (Juke Boxx 7") 2. AL BOROSIE - Herbalist (Forward 7") 3. TURBULENCE - Ital Stew (Tads 7") 4. MARLON ASHER - Ganja Farmer (Caribbean 7") 5. KING KONG - Ethiopia (Massive B 7") 6. BEENIE MAN - Politrix (Free Willy 7") 7. CAPLETON & ROD TAYLOR - His Imperial Majesty (Reggae Fever 7") 8. RICHIE SPICE - Gideon Boot (Digital B 7") 9. COLLIE BUDZ - Come Around (Epic 7") 10. ANTHONY B - Stop Fight (Soul Vybz 7") 11. ANTHONY B - Uprising (Soul Vybz 7") 12. LUTAN FYAH - Love Selassie I (Fireponrome 7") 13. QUEEN OMEGA - Judgement (Special Delivery 7") 14. JAH CURE & FANTAN MOJAH - Dem Nuh Build Great Man (Down Sound 7") 15. RICHIE SPICE - Babylon System (NAP 7") 16. SIZZLA - Chant Them Down (In The Streetz 7") 17. MIDNITE - Trodding On (Lustre Kings 7") 18. TURBULENCE - Burn Bad Mind (Marrigold 7") 19. ANTHONY B - Reggae Gone Pon Top (Tads 7") 20. QUEEN IFRIKA - When Will It Cease (Hi Score 7") Honorable mentions: Midnite's "Hymns" on Lustre Kings, Natural Black's "Never Quit" on Ice Berg, Lutan Fyah's "Bloodstain" on High Fence, Lutan Fyah's "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" on Secky Wonder, Queen Ifrika's "I Music" on Fashozy, Mutabaruka's "Bring The Fire" on Taxi, Natural Black's "Love Rastafari" on Shagrilla, Anthony B "Drop It" on Vocieful. JESSE I'S TOP 10 DANCEHALL SINGLES 2006 1. CHAM - Ghetto Story (Mad House 7") 2. STEPHEN MARLEY, DAMIAN MARLEY, BUJU BANTON - Traffik Jam (Ghetto Youths 7") 3. ASSASSIN - Good Over Evil (Mad House 7") 4. CAPLETON - City Lock (African Star 7") 5. CAPLETON - Purge Dem (KBC 7") 6. ASSASSIN - Gully Sittn (Zero G 7") 7. BUSY SIGNAL & MOVADO - Full Clip (Daseca 7") 8. BUSY SIGNAL - Too Much Gun (H20 7") 9. BEENIE MAN - Gooda (Forward 7") 10. DING DONG - Badman Forward Badman Pull Up (VP 7") Honorable mentions: Hot This Year riddim on Tuff Gong (was huge in 2006, but was actually a revive riddim!), Cashley on Cashley, Sick on Pure and Clean, Red Bull and Vodka on Pure Music. Finally, the actual playlist, in the order they went to air: QUEEN IFRIKA - When Will It Cease (Hi Score 7") ANTHONY B - Reggae Gone Pon Top (Tads 7") TURBULENCE - Burn Bad Mind (Marrigold 7") MIDNITE - Trodding On (Lustre Kings 7") SIZZLA - Chant Them Down (In The Streetz 7") RICHIE SPICE - Babylon System (NAP 7") JAH CURE & FANTAN MOJAH - Dem Nuh Build Great Man (Down Sound 7") QUEEN OMEGA - Judgement (Special Delivery 7") LUTAN FYAH - Love Selassie I (Fireponrome 7") ANTHONY B - Uprising (Soul Vybz 7") ANTHONY B - Stop Fight (Soul Vybz 7") COLLIE BUDZ - Come Around (Epic 7") RICHIE SPICE - Gideon Boot (Digital B 7") CAPLETON & ROD TAYLOR - His Imperial Majesty (Reggae Fever 7") BEENIE MAN - Politrix (Free Willy 7") KING KONG - Ethiopia (Massive B 7") MARLON ASHER - Ganja Farmer (Caribbean 7") TURBULENCE - Ital Stew (Tads 7") AL BOROSIE - Herbalist (Forward 7") CHUCK FENDER - Gash Dem (Juke Boxx 7") CAPLETON - Purge Dem (KBC 7") CAPLETON - City Lock (African Star 7") ASSASSIN - Good Over Evil (Mad House 7") STEPHEN MARLEY, DAMIAN MARLEY, BUJU BANTON - Traffik Jam (Ghetto Youths 7") CHAM - Ghetto Story (Mad House 7")

December 23, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 23 > 2006 Featuring wicked new riddims including the Fire River on Star Trail... Rockfort Rock on I&I Foundation... Natural Mystic on Fat Eyes... and a look at the best album releases of 2006. Midnite's "Jah Grid" on I Grade got my vote for the best new release of the year, followed by Groundation's "Upon The Bridge". AL CAMPBELL - Going The Wrong Way (Reggae Road 7") JOHNNY OSBOURNE - Back Off (Thompson Sound 7") JOHNNY OSBOURNE - Nyah Man (Thompson Sound 7") RONNIE DAVIS - Peace and Love (On Top 7") THE ITALS - Jah Calling (Give Me Power: Nighthawk) RANKING DREAD - Dread Inna Captivity (2 Dread Inna Babylon: Silver Kamel) MASSIVE DREAD - Morgan The Pirate (2 Dread Inna Babylon: Silver Kamel) PRINCE FARI - Put It Out (Black Man Land: Virgin) EEK A MOUSE - Peenie Walli (Assassinator: Greensleeves) --req JR REID - Fit Yu Haffi Fit (Hey Punk Get Riddim: Victory World) --req DEYANSA - Where Do We Go From Here? (Holding On To Life: Silver Kamel) JACOB MILLER - Ghetto On Fire (Life Goes In Circles: Pressure Sounds) RIGHTEOUS FLAMES - Solid Foundation (Studio One Groups: Soul Jazz) GROUNDATION - Sleeping Bag (Upon The Bridge: Young Tree) MIDNITE - Before I Loose My Strength (Jah Grid: I Grade) CAPLETON - Jah Bless Us (Star Trail 7") JR KELLY - Whip Them Jah (Star Trail 7") BUJU BANTON - Think It's Over (Star Trail 7") LUTAN FYAH - Fire Key (I&I Foundation 7") CHRISINTI - Keep On Rolling (I&I Foundation 7") NORRIS MAN - From You No Clean (I&I Foundation 7") SPECTACULAR - One Life To Live (I&I Foundation 7") MIKEY GENERAL - Crush Dem (I&I Foundation 7") ANTHONY B - Natural Mystic (Fat Eyes 7") SIZZLA - Really and Truly (Fat Eyes 7") QUEEN IFRIKA - Stand Up For Righteousness (MRec 10") LUTAN FYAH - King Of Iration (Inner Sanctuary 10") MUNGA - Flippin Rhymes (Don Corleon 7") LUTAN FYAH - Granny Look A Like (John John 7")

December 16, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 16 > 2006 LUCIANO - Good God (Where There Is Life: Island) THE TERMITES - It Takes Two To Make Love (Six The Hard Way: Heartbeat) THE TENNORS - Pressure and Slide (Studio One 7") THE ROYALS - Pick Up The Pieces (Studio One Groups: Soul Jazz) GREGORY ISAACS - Set The Captives Free (Mr Isaacs: Blood and Fire) --req DON CARLOS - Come In (Greensleeves 12") --req WAILING SOULS - Ghetto Of Kingston Town (Inchpinchers: Greensleeves) BARRINGTON LEVY - Stray Away Girl (Shaolin Temple: Auralux) JOHN HOLT - Youths Pon The Corner (Jah Guidance 7") SIZZLA & JOHN HOLT - Police In Helicopter (Voiceful 7") STEEL PULSE - Roller Skates (Rastafari Centennial: MCA) --req CLINTON FEARON - Sleeping Lion (Vision: Kool Yu Foot) KING TIDE - Christmas Song (Scared New World: Vitamin) LUCIANO - Over The Hill (Xterminator 7") ANTHONY B - Uprising (Soul Vybz 7") LUCIANO - Save Us Oh Jah (Soul Vybz 7") CHEZIDEK - Fire Woman (Soul Vybz 7") --req JR KELLY - Same Way (Soul Vybz 7") MARLON ASHER - Ganja Farmer (Carribbean 7") --req SUGAR D - Without Love (unreleased Mista Savona production) SUGAR D - Concrete Jungle (unreleased Mista Savona production) ASSASSIN - Dis The Crew (Studio 2000 7") WAYNE MARSHALL - Dangerous (Studio 2000 7") BURRO BANTON - Idiot Killing (Studio 2000 7") TENOR SAW - Have U Loved Somebody? (Sip A Cup 7") KING KONG - Step Pon Me Corn (Firehouse 7") NITTY GRITTY - Run Down The World (Jammys 7") GEORGE NOOKS - Musical Sweetness (321 Strong 7") ADMIRAL TIBET - Nah Tarry Yah (321 Strong 7") NATURAL BLACK - What Happened To The Joy (321 Strong 7") SUGAR BLACK - Who Start The War (321 Strong 7") MIDNITE & I GRADE - My Joy (Jah Grid: I Grade) JOHNNY OSBOURNE - Children Are Crying (Truths and Rights: Heartbeat) CHAT PON RIDDIM: Aggrovators and Revolutionaries Meet At Channel One

December 9, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 9 > 2006 Back in action after last weeks Live Music Week launch from Federation Square, and a live broadcast from Queenscliff music fest the week before that. As well as a heap of wicked new releases, also featuring a full set from Natty Sistren Sound, playing live in Studio 5 with guest vocals from Traffik... pure niceness! GROUNDATION - Down (Upon The Bridge: Young Tree) BOB ANDY - Too Experienced (Soun Book: Studio One) WILLIE WILLIAMS - See You When I Get There (Six The Hard Way: Heartbeat) RIGHTEOUS FLAMES - Solid Foundation (Studio One Groups: Soul Jazz) BURNING SPEAR - He Prayed (Creation Rebel: Heartbeat) AL BOROSIE - Call Up Jah (Forward 7") RANACO - Nuh Run Well (Gibbo 7") EVERTON BLENDER - More Fire (Love Injection 7") MICHAEL ROSE - Natural High (Love Injection 7") KING DAVID - Tink Dem Smart (Road Dog 7") DEGREE - Never (Road Dog 7") RED FOXX - One Draw (Road Dog 7") WARRIOR KING - Crazy People (Road Dog 7") COLLIE BUDZ - Come Around (Epic 7") NATURAL BLACK - What Sense It Makes (Palm of Gold 7") CHRISINTI - No Compromising (Palm of Gold 7") TURBULENCE - Render Your Heart (Palm of Gold 7") QUEEN IFRIKA - Fire Muma (Flames pre-release)

November 18, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > NOVEMBER 18 > 2006 Firing some lyrical shots to the heads of government and big business in Melbourne for the G20 summit... plus more cuts on Soul Vybz wicked cut of the Movie Star riddim... the killer new Green Heart riddim from Hi Score Music... and the first class Studio One Groups compilation on Soul Jazz. YAMI BOLO - Babylon Is Out Of Control (Jet Star 7") COUNT OSSIE & MYSTIC REVELATION OF RASTAFARI - I Am A Warrior (Tales of Mozambique) --req ABYSSINIANS - Satta Massagana (Clinch 7") BONGO HERMAN - Thunderstorm Pt 2 (Clinch 7") CARLTON & THE SHOES - Happy Land (Studio One Groups: Soul Jazz) THE BLACK SEEDS - Love For Property (Into The Dojo: Capitol) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Them Belly Full (Rebel Music: Island) GREGORY ISAACS - Poor and Clean (Cool Ruler Rides Again: Music Club) PRINCE ALLA - Poor Man Feel It (Lion A Go Bite Yu: Headphone) MICHAEL PROPHET - Rich Man Poor Man (Love Is An Earthly Thing: Charly) MISTY IN ROOTS - Food Clothes and Shelter (Jah Sees Jah Knows: Snapper) MISTY IN ROOTS - Poor and Needy (Jah Sees Jah Knows: Snapper) BARRINGTON LEVY - Poor Man's Style (Thompson Sound 7") DEZARIE - Poverty (Gracious Mama Africa: African Roots Lab) BUJU BANTON - Destiny acapella (Life and Debt: Tuff Gong) ZIGGY MARLEY - G7 (Life and Debt: Tuff Gong) PERFECT - 8 Gangsters (Addis 7") JENNIFER BARRETT - Mr Jacket and Tie (Addis 7") FANTAN MOJAH - Change (Addis 7") NATURAL BLACK - Get Ready (Addis 7") NATTY KING - Mr Greedy (Insight 7") JAHMALI - Real Issues (Penthouse 7") RAS SHILOH - Rights of the Poor (Babylon You Doom: Shiloh B) ANTHONY B - No Love For Poor People (Yellow Moon 7") SIZZLA -Saturated (Kalonji: Xterminator) --req ANTHONY B - Uprising (Soul Vybz 7") LUCIANO - Save Us Oh Jah (Soul Vybz 7") CHEZIDEK - Fire Woman (Soul Vybz 7") QUEEN IFRIKA - When Will It Cease (Hi Score Music 7") LUTAN FYAH - Vacancy (Hi Score Music 7") TURBULENCE - Don't Be Jealous (Hi Score Music 7") FANTAN MOJAH - No Ordinary Herbs (Hi Score Music 7") BEENIE MAN - Goodas (Forward 7") --req

November 11, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > NOVEMBER 11 > 2006 PALMERS BROTHERS - Step It Out Of Babylon (Hawkeye 7") BURNING SPEAR - This Population (Pirates Choice: Studio One) VICEROYS - Slogan On The Wall (Ya Ho: Heartbeat) BB SEATON - Forgive Them Lord (Rare Grooves Reggae: Nova) WILLIE WILLIAMS - I Man (Messenger Man: Blood and Fire) EARL ZERO - City Of The Weakheart (Life Goes In Circles: Pressure Sounds) YABBY YOU - Judgement Time (Vivian Jackson 7") YABBY YOU & WAYNE WADE - Ballistic Dreadlocks (Vivian Jackson 7") THE BLACK SEEDS - Way The World (Into The Dojo: Capitol) RESURRECTORS - Rasta Live (Healing: Future Classic) GROUNDATION - Long Long Ago (Young Tree: Young Tree) GROUNDATION - Seesaw (Upon The Bridge: Young Tree) BLACK CULTURE - Jah No Gone (Lion's Den Adversity: Mt Nebo) TURBULENCE - Hail To The King (Hail To The King: VP) MIDNITE - Hymns (Lustre Kings 7") BUSHMAN - Higher (Stingray 7") FREDDIE McGREGOR - Hand In The Fire (Stingray 7") GLEN WASHINGTON - One Bright Morning (Stingray 7") --req GLEN WASHINGTON - Kings of Kings (Reality Calling: Jet Star) BERES HAMMOND - Come Down Father (Harmony House 7") QUEEN IFRIKA - Love Myself (Champagne 7") TANYA STEPHENS - Saturday Morning Skit (Rebellution: VP) TANYA STEPHENS - Cherry Brandy (Rebellution: VP) AFRIKAN SIMBA - Empty Vessell (Salvation For The Now Generation) NATURAL BLACK - Different This Time (Cultural Warriors Music 7") JAH MASON - Saga (Most Royal: Jah Warrior) CHAT PON RIDDIM: Roots Radics Meets Scientist and King Tubbys In A Dub Explosion (Roots)

November 4, 2006

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > NOVEMBER 4 > 2006 HEPTONES - Mystery Babylon (Black Art 7") UPSETTERS - Sufferer's Dub (Arkology: Island) HEPTONES - Sufferer's Time (Party Time: Island) MAX ROMEO & UPSTETTERS - Norman (ext) (Arkology: Island) --req HURRICANES - You Can Run (Wizdom: Acension) PRINCE FAR I - Clean Hands Pure Heart (Health & Strength: Pressure Sounds) BIG YOUTH - Natty Cultural Dread (Natty Cultural Dread: Trojan) BIG YOUTH - Dreadlocks Dread (Sunshot 7") ROMAN STEWART - Hit Song (Life Goes In Circles: Pressure Sounds) PABLO GAD - Beggar Man Child (The Best Of Pablo Gad: Jet Star) PETER BROGGS - Jah Jah Help Us Progressive (Progressive Youth: Ras) PETER TOSH - Mystic Man (Mystic Man: Intel-Diplo) BLACK UHURU - No Loafing (Sensimilla: Island) WAILERS ALL STARS - They Say Dub (Rare Groove Reggae: Nova) OSSIE DELLIMORE - Time Has Come (Freedom's Journal: AB Records) GROUNDATION - Me Nah In Deh (Upon The Bridge: Young Tree) BLACK CULTURE - Clean and Sober (Lions Den Adversity: Mt Nebo) RICHIE SPICE - Marijuana (5th Element 7") --req NATURAL BLACK - Hard Ears (Far From Reailty: Greensleeves) WARRIOR KING - All About You (Mixing Finga 7") CAPLETON - Standing Ovation (Mixing Finga 7") LOUIE CULTURE - Rootsman (Jah Love 7") SPECTACULAR - See You Again (Jah Love 7") LUTAN FYAH - The Future (Jah Love 7") CAPLETON - Meditation (African Star 7") TANYA STEPHENS - To The Limits (Rebellution: VP) SIZZLA - Explain To Almighty (Soljie 7") --req JUNIOR REID - Old Time Something (Greensleeves 12") RED EYES - My Kingdom Dub (Melbourne Yard: PBS)