Tag Archives: 2007

December 29, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 29 > 2007 The annual "best of" show, where I 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. JESSE I'S TOP 25 NEW ROOTS SINGLES OF 2007 1. ALBOROSIE - Rastafari Anthem (Forward 7") 2. ALBOROSIE - Holy Mount Zion (Maximum Sound 7") 3. PRESSURE - Ghetto Life (Don Corleon 7") 4. LUCIANO - Use Jah Words (Oneness 7") 5. ALBOROSIE - Kingston Town (Forward 7") 6. LUTAN FYAH - Thanks and Praise (Pure Music 7") 7. JAHMALI - Jah Works We Tek Up (Roots Garden 7") 8. TARRUS RILEY - Back Biter (Don Corleon 7") 9. COLLIE BUDZ - Blind To You (Black Chiney 7") 10. CAPLETON - Prophet Rides Again (Ink A Link 7") 11. MORGAN HERITAGE - Politicians (Juke Boxx 7") 12. MORGAN HERITAGE - Headline News (Yellow Moon 7") 13. MORGAN HERITAGE & BUSY SIGNAL - Run Dem (Juke Boxx 7") 14. GENTLEMAN & QUEEN OMEGA - Revolution (Special Delivery 7") 15. CAPLETON - Be Like Dis (Taxi 7") 16. CHUCK FENDER - Upside Down (Juke Boxx 7") 17. LUTAN FYAH - Dunce Attitude (Old Capital 7") 18. ALBOROSIE - Sound Killa (Forward 7") 19. ALBOROSIE - Police Polizia (Forward 7") 20. MIDNITE - Gi Dem (Rastar 7") 21. CHEZIDEK - Keep Us Strong (La Familia West 7") 22. RAY DARWIN - People's Choice (Tads 7") 23. JAH CURE - Sticky (Danger Zone 7") 24. COLLIE BUDZ - Tomorrow's Another Day (Black Chiney 7") 25. WARRIOR KING - Crazy People (Road Dog 7") Honorable Mentions: BEENIE MAN - Foundation Bad Man (The Baker 7") BLACK DILLINGER - America (IM Music 7") SHAGGY - Move Too Hype (Big Yard 7") JESSE I'S TOP DANCEHALL SINGLES 2007 1. SHAGGY - Heathen (Big Yard 7") 2. JR GONG - Something For You (Tuff Gong 7") 3. BURRO BANTON - Badder Than Dem (Massive B 7") 4. MOVADO & SERANI - Dying (Daseca 7") 5. JR REID, BABY CHAM, MIMS - This Is Why We Hot remix (Darkside 7") Honorable Mentions: LUTAN FYAH - St Jago de la Vega (Mac D 7") RAYVON - Games We Play (Big Yard 7") CAPLETON - Safe Travel (John John 7")

December 22, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 22 > 2007 Featuring the Devil's Angel riddim on Supersonic, the Rebel True riddim on Tuff Gong, wicked new Busy Signal, and a pre-release from Stephen and Damian Marley... plus an excellent Bim Sherman compilation on Pressure Sounds... a version excursion on the Gunman riddim... and a taste of Junior Reid live in Melbourne from last Saturday's More Fire dance... JUNIOR REID - Babylon Release The Chain (live at Brown Alley, Melbourne) JUNIOR REID - Bad Man / Anthem (live at Brown Alley, Melbourne) ANTHONY CHAMBERS - Jah Foundation (Freedom Sounds 7") --req BIM SHERMAN - Tribulation (Tribulation: Pressure Sounds) BIM SHERMAN & JAH WOOSH - Love In The Ghetto (Tribulation: Pressure Sounds) BARRINGTON LEVY - Lose Respect (Morwell Esquire 7") LINVAL THOMPSON - Cool Down Your Temper (Ride On Dreadlocks: Blood and Fire) DENNIS BROWN - Africa (Money In My Pocket: Trojan) CHEZIDEK - No Fear (Inna Di Road: Greensleeves) FREDDIE McGREGOR - Holy Mount Zion (Big Ship: Shanachie) --req MICHAEL PROPHET - Gunman (12" Rulers: Greensleeves) CHUKKI STARR - Gun Man (Digital B 7") TURBULENCE - No Other Way (Down Sound 7") TONY REBEL - Nuh More Than So (Down Sound 7") LUTAN FYAH - Real Rasta (Down Sound 7") BERES,GRAMPS,BUSHMAN,REBEL,IFRICA,ETC - African (Penthouse 7") STEPHEN MARLEY - We've Come A Long Way (Tuff Gong 7") LOUIE CULTURE - Rebel True (Tuff Gong 7") DETERMINE - Positive Music (Tuff Gong 7") TARRUS RILEY - She's Royal (Tuff Gong 7") --req MORGAN HERITAGE & BUSY SIGNAL - Run Dem (Juke Boxx 7") BUSY SIGNAL - Nuh Man (Hyperactive 7") SHAGGY, SIZZLA, COLLIE BUDZ - Mad Mad World (Intoxication: VP) STEPHEN & DAMIAN MARLEY - The Mission (Tuff Gong pre-release) ELF TRANZPORTER & VIDA SUNSHYNE - Blessed Up (Ethereal Lotus Fleet: Shock) COLLIE BUDZ & ROACHE - Sensimilla (Come Around: Columbia) CHRISINTI - My Enemies (Supersonic 7") NATURAL BLACK - Gideon Move (Supersonic 7") MILLION STYLEZ - More Life (Supersonic 7") JAH MASON - Corruption (Supersonic 7") JR KELLY - Come One Day (Conscious Voice: Jet Star) --req

December 15, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 15 > 2007 Two hours of pure Junior Reid, ahead of his first ever Melbourne show... including a live studio interview with the man himself... JUNIOR REID - Chanting (Fire House Clash: Live & Learn) JUNIOR REID - Know Myself (Greensleeves 12") JUNIOR REID - Speak The Truth (Greensleeves 12") JUNIOR REID - Cut A Matches Stick A Four (Big Timer: Artists Only) JUNIOR REID - Mini Bus Driver (Lost Vinyl Classics: JR) JUNIOR REID - Boom Shaka Lack (Jammys 7") JUNIOR REID - Are You Ready Now (Big Timer: Artists Only) JUNIOR REID - Babylon Release The Chain (Joe Gibbs 7") JUNIOR REID - Fit Yu Haffi Fit (Brutal: Ras) JUNIOR REID - Positive (Positive: Ras) JUNIOR REID - Anthem (JR and the Bloods: Ras) JUNIOR REID & MICHAEL ROSE - Burning Down (JR and the Bloods: Ras) JUNIOR REID - Friend Enemy (JR 7") JUNIOR REID & CAPTAIN THUNDER - Gun No Have Sense (JR and the Bloods: Ras) JUNIOR REID & BOUNTY KILLER - World's Too Haunted (Dancehall Kings: Blunt) JUNIOR REID & ANTHONY B - Victims (True World Order: JR) JUNIOR REID - Crime Monster (True World Order: JR) JUNIOR REID - Rasta Government (JR 7") JUNIOR REID - Fire (JR 7") JUNIOR REID - One Blood (JR 7") JUNIOR REID - True World Order (Black Scorpio 7") JUNIOR REID - Man A Nuh Taliban (JR 7") JUNIOR REID, BABY CHAM, MIMS - This Is Why We Hot (Darkside 7") JUNIOR REID - John Law (JR 7") JUNIOR REID - Stand Up (Massive B 7")

December 8, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > DECEMBER 8 > 2007 As part of Live Music WeeK at PBS, Mista Savona and his band played live to air in Studio 5, complete with guest vocals from the one Vida Sunshyne... also paying respect to Tyrone Taylor (1957-2007). TYRONE TAYLOR - Sufferation (Sufferation: Auralux) TYRONE TAYLOR - Live Table (Two Of A Kind: Tuff Gong) LIGHT OF SABA - Thy Kingdom Come (Kingston Connexion 7") JUNIOR REID - Poorman's Transportation (Rockers Forever 7") JUNIOR REID - Original Foreign Mind (Youth Promotion 7") JUNIOR REID - Rappa Pam Pam (JR 7") JUNIOR REID - One Blood (JR 7") TERRY GANZIE - One Blood Remix (JR 7") MIDNITE - Loose Everything (Infinite Quality: Lustre Kings) COLLIE BUDZ - Come Around (Epic 7") COLLIE BUDZ - Blind To You (Black Chiney 7") TARRUS RILEY - System Set (Parables: VP) LUTAN FYAH - Africa (Taxi 7") CONRAD CRYSTAL & SUGAR ROY - Praise Him (Taxi 7") TONY REBEL - Fire (Taxi 7") JR REID & INNER CIRCLE - Too Much Blood A Run (Soundbwoy Ent 7")

November 17, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > NOVEMBER 17 > 2007 MICHAEL PROPHET - Warn Them Jah (Vivian Jackson 7") THE JAMAICANS - Ba Ba Boom (Rare Reggae Grooves 5: Nova) ROY RICHARDS - Freedom Blues (Studio One 7") LARRY MARSHALL - Mean Girl (Studio One 7") MIGHTY DIAMONDS - I Need A Roof (Right Time: Virgin) FREDDIE McGREGOR - Big Ship (Big Ship: Shanachie) --req BARRINGTON LEVY - Robin Hood (Robin Hood: Greensleeves) TRISTAN PALMA & NICA SMART - Mr False Preacher (12" Rulers: Greensleeves) BLACK UHURU - Fit Yu Haffi Fit (Trojan Selecta vol 5: Trojan) JR REID - Bubblers (Massive B 7") PAD ANTHONY - Bigger Boss (Jammys 7") RAYVON - Arms Of The Wicked (Big Yard 7") COLLIE BUDZ - Searching (Big Yard 7") SHAGGY - Move Hype (Big Yard 7") CHUKKI STARR - Crazy Shooting (Special Delivery prerelease) ALBOROSIE - Police Polizia (Forward 7") CAPLETON - Prophet Rides Again (Ink A Link 7") CAPLETON - Leaders Let The People Down (VP 7") MORGAN HERITAGE - Politicians (Juke Boxx 7") RANACO - Nah Run Well (Gibbo 7") TARRUS RILEY - One Two Order (Parables: VP) RAS SHILOH - Hardcore Steppers (Only King Selassie: Greensleeves) RED EYES - The Word (Rudeworld: Echo) AGENCY DUB COLLECTIVE - Undiscovered Waters (Agency pre-release) MIDNITE - Frequency (Infinite Quality: Lustre Kings) LUTAN FYAH - St Jago de la Vega (Mac D 7")

November 10, 2007

CHANT DOWN BABYLON with Jesse I 106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia 5-7 PM > NOVEMBER 10 > 2007 Back at the controls after a couple weeks of Ras Crucial selection... Featuring killer new cuts from Tarrus Riley on the Don Corleon label, strong cuts from Morgan Heritage, the 83 Riddim on No Doubt, Hard Beat on Big Yard, and the new Ras Shiloh album "Only King Selassie"... plus an in-studio chat to "the Zimbabwean shotta" Dizzy Dee... GREGORY ISAACS - Babylon Too Rough (Classic Roots: Hardwax) JACKIE OPEL - Turn To The Almighty (Tuneico 7") CORNEL CAMPBELL - I'm Lost (Joseph Sound 7") ROD TAYLOR - King David, Solomon and Moses (Ethiopian Kings: Patate) KING DJANGO - One Finger (Freedom Sounds 7") ANTHONY CHAMBERS - Jah Foundation (Freedom Sounds 7") ABYSSINIANS - Forward To Zion (Satta Massagana: Heartbeat) --req JACOB MILLER - Tired Fi Lick Weed Inna Bush (Ganja Selection: Hardwax) DEVON IRONS - Vampire (Arkology: Island) --req LUCKY DUBE - Victims (Victims: Gallo) LUCKY DUBE - Trinity (Trinity: Tabu) MIDNITE - Right Here (Infinite Quality: Lustre Kings) WARRIOR KING - Love and Love (No Doubt 7") LUTAN FYAH - Music Is Love (No Doubt 7") RICHIE SPICE - A No Me Dat (No Doubt 7") NATURAL BLACK - Vulgarity (No Doubt 7") I OCTANE - Poverty (No Doubt 7") CHUCK FENDER - Heights (No Doubt 7") TONY REBEL - Can't Go Round Good (No Doubt 7") TARRUS RILEY - Back Biter (Don Corleon 7") TARRYS RILEY - Far Away (Don Corleon 7") BERES HAMMOND - Not For Sale (Don Corleon 7") MORGAN HERTIAGE - Tired Of The Injustice (Isaibeike 7") MORGAN HERITAGE & BUSY SIGNAL - Run Dem (Juke Boxx 7") DIZZY DEE - I Will Never Die (unreleased) MOVADO - Born and Raised (Gangster For Life: VP) RAYVON - Games We Play (Big Yard 7") RED FOX - Tek It To Dem (Big Yard 7") VOICEMAIL - Gal A Hype (Big Yard 7") SHAGGY - Who Wear Di Jacket (Big Yard 7") CAPLETON - Tour bhangra remix RAS SHILOH & LUTAN FYAH - Mama Africa (Only King Selassie: Greensleeves) SIZZLA - Jump For Joy --req