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December 31, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 31, 2011

The annual Babylon Burning year in review, looking at the biggest reggae and dancehall tunes of 2011. These lists were aired in reverse order from number 20, counting down to the number one spot; reggae in the first hour, dancehall in the second.

As always, the list takes into account the response which tunes received in the dancehalls of Melbourne, as well as in Jamaica and elsewhere – but my own personal taste is strongly reflected, and this is definitely a subjective list. I also try to avoid including more than one song on a particular riddim, and selecting a standout cut on some riddims can be as hard as working out the list order itself.

TOP 25 REGGAE TUNES 2011

Like 2010, 2011 was another quiet year for reggae. True one-drop roots reggae seemed rarer than ever, with a lot of reggae releases leaning more to the R&B-influenced lovers style riddims. Don Corleon was clearly the producer of the year when it came to Jamaican reggae, while Maximum Sound was again the top European label. Honorable mention must go to Necessary Mayhem for their Gorilla and Mad Organ riddims, and the late Fatis Burrell’s Xterminator label, which returned in 2011 with some sweet riddims and big tunes from young artist Jesse Royal (whose songs “One Eye Open”, “Bittersweet”, “Talk To Me” and “Singing The Blues” were all considerations). Other songs worth mention include Queen Ifrica’s “Pot Still Haffi Bubble”, Bryan Art’s “Dem Fass”, G Whizz’s “Boom Skeng”, Queen Omega’s “Passover”, Zamunda’s “One People”, I Octane’s “Topic Of The Day”, and Danny I & Sabbattical Ahdah’s “Sometimeish Rastaman”. Lastly, Midnite’s “Kings Bell” release on I Grade deserves mention as the best reggae album of 2011 in my opinion – many of the songs on it could have bumped others from this countdown, but it didn’t seem fair when evaluating the biggest singles of the year.

25. CHAN DIZZY – 21 Gun Salute (Love Salute riddim: Head Concussion)
24. TOK – Yardie (Bubble Gum riddim: Washroom Entertainment)
23. ASSASSIN, BOUNTY KILLER, HALF PINT – Ghetto State Of Mind (Maximum Sound)
22. JAH MASON – Here Comes (Opus riddim: Eclectic Music)
21. TREVER OFFKEY – Highest Grades (Bambino Muzik)
20. KYMANI MARLEY – Be Smart (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
19. FANTAN MOJAH – Road Code (Fairground riddim: Maximum Sound)
18. CHRIS MARTIN – I Wish (Communication riddim: Fresh Ear)
17. CHRIS MARTIN – Cheaters Prayer (Cardiac Strings riddim: CR203)
16. JAH VINCI – Love You (Sunset Boulevard riddim: NCF)
15. I OCTANE – Keep On Walking (Deep Cover riddim: 2 Hard)
14. ZAMUNDA – Chatty Mouth (Times Square riddim: DJ Frass)
13. GAPPY RANKS – Knowledge (Sweet Corn riddim: Pure Music)
12. PEETAH MORGAN – I’m A Survivor (Feel Good riddim: Special Delivery)
11. QUEEN IFRICA – It Hard (Sweet Wata: Juke Boxx)
10. DAVILLE – Dem Would A Love It (OMG riddim: Penthouse)
9. MIDNITE – Mongst I&I (I Grade)
8. COLLIE BUDDZ – Too Watchy Watchy (Bomboflow riddim: Upsetta)
7. DELLY RANX & GAPPY RANKS – Could A Run Away (Pure Music)
6. STEPHEN MARLEY & CAPLETON – Break Us Apart (Revelation pt 1: The Root Of Life: Tuff Gong)
5. STEPHEN MARLEY, DAMIAN MARLEY, BUJU BANTON – Jah Army (Ghetto Youths)
4. TARRUS RILEY – Bless Me (Broken Hearts riddim: Don Corleon)
3. VYBZ KARTEL – Poor People Land (The Message riddim: Don Corleon)
2. STEPHEN MARLEY & DAMIAN MARLEY – Tight Ship (Revelation pt 1: The Root Of Life: Tuff Gong)
1. TARRUS RILEY – Rebel (Skateland Killer riddim: Maximum Sound)

TOP 25 DANCEHALL TUNES 2011

25. KIPRICH – Line Inna Road (Drink and Party riddim: Birch)
23. KHAGO – Blood Bath (Hotta Clapz riddim: Frass)
23. MAVADO – Do Road (Contra riddim: CR203)
22. AGENT SASCO – Talk How Mi Feel (DJ Frass)
21. I OCTANE – Who Fool Dem (Employer riddim: Cashflow)
20. BEENIE MAN – Inna Di Go Go Club (357)
19. MAVADO – Star Bwoy (Star Bwoy riddim: Chimney)
18. MAVADO – Final Destination (Summer Fling riddim: Chimney)
17. I OCTANE & ZAMUNDA – Rasta Ever Clean (Dutty Gamez riddim: Seanizzle)
16. I OCTANE – Loud Mouth (Buss Pipe riddim: Frass)
15. JAH VINCI – Draw Mi Line (Young Money riddim: Good Good)
14. TARANCHYLA – Turn It Up (Island Breeze riddim: Madd Spider)
13. KONSHENS – Represent (Island Vibes riddim: Chimney)
12. AGENT SASCO – Earth Strong (Life riddim: Good Good)
11. CHAN DIZZY – Hello Badmind (Head Concussion)
10. I OCTANE – Badmind Fi The Year (Cashflow)
9. BEENIE MAN – No Talk Too Long (Hungry Dawgz riddim: Seanizzle)
8. DI GENIUS – Nah Beg Friend (Bad Acid riddim: Big Ship)
7. I OCTANE – Nuh Ramp Wid We (Bus Stop riddim: Cash Flow)
6. KHAGO – Blood A Boil (Bottle Party riddim: TJ)
5. VYBZ KARTEL & RUSSIAN – Look Pon We (Head Concussion)
4. DEMARCO – I Love My Life (Star Kutt)
3. MAVADO – Pepper (Pepper riddim: Big Ship)
2. VYBZ KARTEL – Summer Time (Summer Time riddim: Adidjaheim)
POPCAAN – Ravin (Summer Time riddim: Adidjaheim)
1. MAVADO – Settle Down (Overproof riddim: Justus)

Honorable mentions: Once again, Vybz Kartel had the most impressive work ethic in Jamaican music, releasing a crazy amount of tunes in 2011 despite spending the last quarter of it in jail. His songs “Coloring Book”, “Step Up Inna Life”, “Nuh More Dan Mi”, and “Duppy Know” all deserve mention. Kartel’s prodigy Popcaan continued his rise this year, with the number one hits “Ravin” and “Only Man She Want” the most notable. His tune on TJ’s Smudge riddim, “Party Shot” was unlucky to make the countdown, and almost certainly would have if it was released earlier in the year. Likewise, newcomer Adjrenalin might have made it with “Nuh Want No Hand Out” on the Symphony riddim if had more time in the dance. I Octane continued to hold a top spot in Jamaican music – as well as several entries in both the reggae and dancehall charts, his tunes “Ting Dem Loud”, “Cyaan Do Wi Nuttin”, “Belt Miss A Loop”, and “Burn Dem Bridge” were also in contention. Until last year’s smash hit “Drinking Rum and Red Bull” with Beenie Man, Future Fambo was just another washed-up dancehall artist, but after his rebirth he found further success this year with “Swaggin” (with Wayne Marshall and Tifa) and “Wedding Crashers” (with Sean Paul). Both got a lot of play around the world, though I was never a huge fan personally. Conversely, some songs like Taji’s “Dat Dem A Say” and Deablo’s “Mr Death” struck a big chord with me personally, but went almost unnoticed by others. Mavado explored the boundries of dancehall music with songs like “Delilah” and “One By One” (with Laza Morgan), both tunes that got a lot of play worldwide, but somehow didn’t really fit in this countdown. Other songs that deserve mention include Gappy Ranks & Russian’s “Tun Up”, Cecile’s “Hop Off”, Ward 21 & Million Stylez “Wah Dem Wah”, Beenie Man’s “Progress”, Di Genius’ “Only God Can Judge Me”, Laden & OC’s “Nah Lose Wi Medz”, Charly Black’s “Too Blessed”, Khago’s “Tax Inna My World”, Jah Vinci & Aidonia’s “Badmind Cyaan Stop We”, Vegas’ “Certain Law”, and Wayne Marshall’s “Good Ole Wife”.

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/taxonomy/term/183/2011-12-31

 

December 24, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 24, 2011

Featuring the Sensimillionaire riddim from House Of Riddim, the Go Getter riddim from 7 Music, the Under Jah Rock riddim from VIS, and some classic Linval Thompson productions from the early 80s…

JAH SHAKA – Revelation 18 (Hits From The House Of Jah Shaka)
ALTON ELLIS – Your Heart Is Gonna Pay (Sunday Coming: Heartbeat)
LLOYD JONES – Rome (Moodisc 7″)
FREDDIE McKAY – A Lonely Man (A Lonley Man: Dynamic)
FREDDIE McKAY – I’m A Free Man (A Lonley Man: Dynamic)
SYLFORD WALKER – I Can’t Understand It (Attack)
THE GLADIATORS – Mix Up (Trenchtown Mix Up: Virgin Frontline)
MISTY IN ROOTS – Poor and Needy (Earth: People Unite)
MIDNITE – In The Race So Far (Ras Mek Peace: Wildchild)
MIDNITE – Earth Is The Lords (Kings Bell: I Grade)
GREGORY ISAACS – The Fugitive (More Gregory: PRE)
THE WAILING SOULS – Ghetto Of Kingston Town (Inchpinchers: Greensleeves)
BARRINGTON LEVY – Poor Man Style (Poor Man Style: Trojan)
FREDDIE McGREGOR – Let Me Be The One (Big Ship: Greensleeves)
VICEROYS – Love Is A Key (We Must Unite: Trojan)
VICEROYS – Rise In The Strength Of Jah (We Must Unite: Trojan)
EEK A MOUSE – Christmas A Come (Greensleeves 12″)
FYAH WALK – Sunrise Red (Sunrise Red: Roots-Tree And Stream) –request
SK SIMEON – Melbourne (Raspect Records)
ALI MC & NEW DUB CITY – Welcome To Melbourne (Raspect Records)
CAPLETON – Danger Zone (More Fire: VP)
TANYA STEPHENS – Big Heavy Gal (Shocking Vibes 7″)
RAS SHILOH – Little Black Boy (Babylon You Doom: Shiloh B)
ZAREB – More Youth (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
JOGGO – A Who (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
FYAH T – Can’t Get I Down (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
RAS ZACHARRI – Free Up Time (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
MONSOON – Jah Blessings (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
JAH MASON – Mr Government (Sensimillionaire riddim: House Of Riddim)
MILLION STYLEZ – World Crisis (Ink A Link)
CAPLETON – Life (Ink A Link)
NATTY KING – Nuh Need No Friend (Go Getter riddim: 7 Music)
COURTNEY MELODY – Pressuring The Poor (Go Getter riddim: 7 Music)
LUCIANO – Back To Our Roots (Go Getter riddim: 7 Music)
UT RAS – Go Getter (Go Getter riddim: 7 Music)
GARNETT SILK – What Do You Say (Greensleeves)
LUCIANO – Under Jah Rock (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)
ALTON ELLIS – You And I (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)
GREGORY ISAACS – Cool and Deadly (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)
LORNA ASHER – Respect (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)
SUPER SASS – Ah No You Them Respect (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)
COURTNEY MELODY – Bad Boy (Under Jah Rock riddim: VIS)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/13386

 

December 17, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 17, 2011

Featuring new riddims Feel Good from Special Delivery, Faithful from Cashflow, Time from Own Mission, OG Kush from Northstar, TGIF from Coppershot, Smudge from TJ, Symphony from Birchill, and nuff more…

LUCIANO – Chant Down Babylon (Xterminator 7″)
THE STRIDES – Fresh Lady Dub (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)
ARCHIE McKAY – Pick Up The Pieces (Aquarius Rock: Pressure Sounds)
BERES HAMMOND – No More War (Aquarius Rock: Pressure Sounds)
HERMAN CHIN LOY – No More Version(Aquarius Rock: Pressure Sounds)
ERROL DUNKLEY – Down Below (Success 7″)
WILLIE WILLIAMS – Stronger Strong (From Studio One To Orange St: M 10)
WAYNE JARRETT – Satta Dread (Bar Bell 7″)
SCIENTIST – Invaders (Dub Landing: Starlight)
AL CAMPBELL – Unfaithful Children (Roots and Culture: Jet Star)
BARRINGTON LEVY – Jumpy Girl (Run Come Yah!: Puff)
JAH THOMAS – Nite Life (Run Come Yah!: Puff)
SCIENTIST – Jumpy Girl Version (Run Come Yah!: Puff)
LEE SCRATCH PERRY – Yellow Fever (Dub Setter: On-U Sound) –request
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD – One Step Closer To You (Yell Fire) –request
LARRY MALUMA – Kamunzi (Bakaindi: Safari)
ZENNITH – Simplify (Zennith)
KINGFISHA – Let You Know (Sugarrush)
DARKY ROOTS – Steppin’ Out (Darky Roots)
CHRIS MARTIN – Stay Faithful (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
DELUS – Mi Find Har (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
CECILE – Find Dem Out (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
GINJAH & SINGER JAH – Wanna Get Out (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
ZAMUNDA – As Mi Rise (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
I OCTANE – Topic Of The Day (Faithful riddim: Cashflow)
I OCTANE – Sinking Sand (Monte Carlo riddim: Purple Skunk)
PEETAH MORGAN – I’m A Survivor (Feel Good riddim: Special Delivery)
SUGAR ROY & CONRAD CRYSTAL – Never Give Up Jah (Feel Good riddim: Special Delivery)
GENTLEMAN & REBELLION – Intentions (Feel Good riddim: Special Delivery)
J BOOG – It’s Alright (Feel Good riddim: Special Delivery)
LUCIANO – The Wicked (Time riddim: Own Mission)
MATTHEW McANUFF – Health and Strength (Time riddim: Own Mission)
JAH SUN & J BOOG – No Time To Play (OG Kush riddim: Northstar)
MESSENJAH SELAH – Outta Di Ghetto (OG Kush riddim: Northstar)
WINSTRONG – Guns and Bombs (OG Kush riddim: Northstar)
ISHI DUBE & DEMARCO – Gangsta (OG Kush riddim: Northstar)
DEMARCO – Iron Bird (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
CHARLY BLACK – Blessed (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
PATEXX – Cook (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
SEAN PAUL – Hold You Tonight (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
ELEPHANT MAN – Kotch (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
BUSY SIGNAL – Gyallis (TGIF riddim: Coppershot)
POPCAAN – Party Shot (Smudge riddim: TJ)
BUGLE – Live Fi This (Smudge riddim: TJ)
PROPA FADE – Friend (Smudge riddim: TJ)
DEMARCO – Inform (Smudge riddim: TJ)
ASSASSIN – We Gonna Be Alright (Symphony riddim: Birchill)
AJRENALIN – Nuh Want No Hand Out (Symphony riddim: Birchill)
BUSY SIGNAL – Party Everyday (Symphony riddim: Birchill)
KIPRICH – One Bag A Chat Bout Clean (Symphony riddim: Birchill)
DI GENIUS & CHINO – Lowe Wi (Knockings: Daseca)
ZAGGA – Change (Chimney)
TURBULENCE – Facts Of Life (Rising: Xterminator)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/13207

December 10, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 10, 2011

Paying respects to the great Phillip “Fatis” Burrell of Xterminator records, who passed away last Sunday in Kingston, Jamaica…

COCOA TEA & SIZZLA – Bruk Down (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – Give Thanks (Praise Ye Jah: Xterminator)
JAH CURE – Trod In The Valley (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – Over The Hills (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – Sweep Over My Soul (Xterminator 7″)
COCOA TEA – Mr Neck Tie Man (Xterminator 7″)
CAPLETON – Stand Tall (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – Babylon A Listen (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – Babylon Homework (Xterminator 7″)
PRINCE MALACHI – Healing In The Streets (Prophet Priest and King: Xterminator)
SIZZLA & LUCIANO – Jah Blessing (Xterminator 7″)
MORGAN HERITAGE – Get Away (Xterminator 7″)
PRINCE MALACHI – Ready Fi Dem (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – Made Of (Xterminator 7″)
PRINCE MALACHI – Fire It Is Blazing (Xterminator 7″)
TURBULENCE – My Way To Zion (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – The World (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – Can’t Stop Jah Works (Sweep Over My Soul: Xterminator)
COCOA TEA – Who Jump The Gun (One Way: Xterminator)
SIZZLA – Til It Some More (Xterminator 7″)
GREGORY ISAACS – A Friend Of Mine (Xterminator 7″)
MIKEY GENERAL – Sinners (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – Good God (Where There Is Life: Xterminator)
SIZZLA – Search Fi Hardcore (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – Poor and Simple (Xterminator)
LUCIANO – Rolling Stone (Xterminator)
BERES HAMMOND – Full Attention (Full Attention: Xterminator)
TERROR FABULOUS – Face Me If You Can (Xterminator 7″)
TONY REBEL, BUNNY RUGS, GREGORY ISAACS – Rude Boy (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – One Way Ticket (Xterminator 7″)
LUCIANO – It’s Me Again Jah (Where There Is Life: Xterminator)
SIZZLA – Dem A Wonder (Xterminator 7″)
JESSE ROYAL – Bittersweet (Xterminator)
JESSE ROYAL – One Eye Open (Xterminator)
TANYA STEPHENS – Tonight (Xterminator 7″)
SIZZLA – Life’s Road (Xterminator 7″)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/13040

December 3, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I

106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 3, 2011

Featuring the Bobo Ting riddim from Island Life, the Arabian Nights riddim on Adonai, the Dancehall Pull Up riddim from First Name, and revisiting the Antique riddim with new cuts thanks to Don Corleon…

LEROY SMART – Too Much Pressure (Barry Heptone Meets Leroy Smart: Struggler)

FREDDIE McGREGOR – Natural Collie (High Times)

DELROY WILSON – Mother Nature (The Channel One Story vol 2)

JOSEPH GORDON – Friends and Family (Black Echoes: DEB)

LITTLE ROY – Rat Trap (Packin House: Pressure Sounds)

JOHN CLARKE – Recession (Packin House: Pressure Sounds)

BOB ANDY – War In The City (Black Echoes: DEB)

THE VICEROYS – Brethren and Sistren (African Museum All Stars: African Museum)

FREDDIE McGREGOR – Holy Mount Zion (Big Ship: Shanachie)

BARRINGTON LEVY – Don’t Give Up (Poor Man’s Style: Thompson Sound)

BARRINGTON LEVY – Full Understanding (Run Come Ya!: Puff)

BARRINGTON LEVY – Call You On The Phone (Do Ray Me: Puff)

YAMI BOLO – Healing Of All Nations (Healing Of All Nations: Roots Foundation)

FANTAN MOJAH & LINVAL THOMPSON – Babylon Wrong (I&I Foundation 7″)

COLLIE BUDDZ – Hustle (A Team 7″)

JOEY FEVER – Nuh Follow Dem (Blank 7″)

MR VEGAS – Must Come A Road (A Team 7″)

CECILE – Green Light (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

TARRUS RILEY – Antique Loving (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

KEN BOOTHE & DA PROFESSOR – Touch You (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

KYMANI MARLEY – Be Smart (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

CAPLETON – Nah Skylark (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

UPRISING ROOTS – Who Cyaan Hear (Skyfiya: Uprising Roots)

I WAYNE – Life Teachings (Life Teachings: VP)

I WAYNE – Change Them Ways (Life Teachings: VP)

IBA MAHR – Sound An Alarm (Born Rolling)

KANANGA – Rasta Knowledge (Buss No Gun riddim: Angry Stuff)

LUCIANO – Don’t Panic (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)

U ROY – Real Life (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)

LUTAN FYAH – Never Leave Us Alone (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)

CAPLETON – I See Them (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)

ANTHONY B – High Grade (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)

MILLION STYLEZ – Ya Habbibti (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)

WARD 21 & MILLION STYLEZ – Wah Dem Wah (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)

MR VEGAS – No Drop Pants (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)

CAPLETON – Ungrateful (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)

NORRIS MAN – Gimme Di Weed (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)

CECILE – Hop Off (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)

FLIPPA MAFIA – Nah Wish Bad (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)

I OCTANE – Lowe Mi (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)

ASSASSIN – Watch Yuh Head Back (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)

CHUKKI STARR – In Too Deep (Ghetto Youths Livity: Ariwa)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/12848

December 3, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

DECEMBER 3, 2011

Featuring the Bobo Ting riddim from Island Life, the Arabian Nights riddim on Adonai, the Dancehall Pull Up riddim from First Name, and revisiting the Antique riddim with new cuts thanks to Don Corleon…

LEROY SMART – Too Much Pressure (Barry Heptone Meets Leroy Smart: Struggler)
FREDDIE McGREGOR – Natural Collie (High Times)
DELROY WILSON – Mother Nature (The Channel One Story vol 2)
JOSEPH GORDON – Friends and Family (Black Echoes: DEB)
LITTLE ROY – Rat Trap (Packin House: Pressure Sounds)
JOHN CLARKE – Recession (Packin House: Pressure Sounds)
BOB ANDY – War In The City (Black Echoes: DEB)
THE VICEROYS – Brethren and Sistren (African Museum All Stars: African Museum)
FREDDIE McGREGOR – Holy Mount Zion (Big Ship: Shanachie)
BARRINGTON LEVY – Don’t Give Up (Poor Man’s Style: Thompson Sound)
BARRINGTON LEVY – Full Understanding (Run Come Ya!: Puff)
BARRINGTON LEVY – Call You On The Phone (Do Ray Me: Puff)
YAMI BOLO – Healing Of All Nations (Healing Of All Nations: Roots Foundation)
FANTAN MOJAH & LINVAL THOMPSON – Babylon Wrong (I&I Foundation 7″)
COLLIE BUDDZ – Hustle (A Team 7″)
JOEY FEVER – Nuh Follow Dem (Blank 7″)
MR VEGAS – Must Come A Road (A Team 7″)
CECILE – Green Light (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
TARRUS RILEY – Antique Loving (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
KEN BOOTHE & DA PROFESSOR – Touch You (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
KYMANI MARLEY – Be Smart (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
CAPLETON – Nah Skylark (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
UPRISING ROOTS – Who Cyaan Hear (Skyfiya: Uprising Roots)
I WAYNE – Life Teachings (Life Teachings: VP)
I WAYNE – Change Them Ways (Life Teachings: VP)
IBA MAHR – Sound An Alarm (Born Rolling)
KANANGA – Rasta Knowledge (Buss No Gun riddim: Angry Stuff)
LUCIANO – Don’t Panic (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)
U ROY – Real Life (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)
LUTAN FYAH – Never Leave Us Alone (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)
CAPLETON – I See Them (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)
ANTHONY B – High Grade (Bobo Ting riddim: Island Life Records)
MILLION STYLEZ – Ya Habbibti (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)
WARD 21 & MILLION STYLEZ – Wah Dem Wah (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)
MR VEGAS – No Drop Pants (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)
CAPLETON – Ungrateful (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)
NORRIS MAN – Gimme Di Weed (Arabian Nights riddim: Adonai)
CECILE – Hop Off (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)
FLIPPA MAFIA – Nah Wish Bad (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)
I OCTANE – Lowe Mi (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)
ASSASSIN – Watch Yuh Head Back (Dancehall Pull Up riddim: First Name)
CHUKKI STARR – In Too Deep (Ghetto Youths Livity: Ariwa)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/12848

November 26, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

NOVEMBER 26, 2011

Paying our respects to Barry Llewellyn, founding members of the Heptones, who died last week in Kingston, Jamaica…

FRANKIE PAUL – Dem A Go Feel It (Power House Selectors Choice 3)
SUGAR MINOTT – Mass Mi Mass (Power House Selectors Choice 3)
SUGAR MINOTT – Cell Block One (Power House Selectors Choice 3) –request
DELROY WILSON – Won’t You Come Home (Studio One)
SILVERTONES – Feel All Right (rehersal) (Born In The Sky: Motion)
PETER TOSH – Jah Guide (Talking Revolution: Pressure Sounds)
PETER TOSH – I Am That I Am (Talking Revolution: Pressure Sounds)
VICEROYS – Rise In The Strength Of Jah (Inna Di Yard: Makasound)
LITTLE ROY, D BROWN, THE HEPTONES – Righteous Man (Matador 7″)
THE HEPTONES – Book Of Rules (Night Food: Island)
THE HEPTONES – Sufferer’s Time (Party Time: Island)
THE HEPTONES – Through The Fire (Peace and Harmony: Trojan)
BARRY HEPTONE – Who Is Fooling Who (Barry Heptone Meets Leroy Smart: Struggle)
DON CARLOS & CHARLIE CHAPLIN – Unity Is Strength (Tamoki Wambesi)
PRINCE FAR I & CONGO ASHANTI ROY – 83 Struggle (Cry Tuff 7″)
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS – Wicked A Go Fight (African Museum)
MIDNITE – Jewel Inna Africa Horn (Kings Bell: I Grade)
MIDNITE – What About Sudan (Kings Bell: I Grade)
JESSE ROYAL – Bittersweet (Xterminator)
J BOOG – Give Thanks (Backyard Boogie: Wash House)
J BOOG – Let Me Know (Sweet Wata riddim: Juke Boxx)
BUSY SIGNAL – Come Home (Sweet Wata riddim: Juke Boxx)
EXCO LEVI – Mi Yard (Sweet Wata riddim: Juke Boxx)
QUEEN IFRICA – It Hard (Sweet Wata riddim: Juke Boxx)
CHRONIXX – Beat And A Mic (Special Delivery)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – I Wish (Communication riddim: Fresh Ear)
GINJAH – Crisis (Communication riddim: Fresh Ear)
VYBZ KARTEL – Don’t Want To Do Crime (Communication riddim: Fresh Ear)
CHAN DIZZY – 21 Gun Salute (Love Salute riddim: Head Concussion)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – Yuh Hold Me (Love Salute riddim: Head Concussion)
TARRUS RILEY – Let Me In (Love Salute riddim: Head Concussion)
I OCTANE – Keep On Walking (Deep Cover riddim: 2 Hard)
AGENT SASCO – Still A Carry On (Deep Cover riddim: 2 Hard)
BUSY SIGNAL – Hear What I Say (Deep Cover riddim: 2 Hard)
DELUS – What Tomorrow May Bring (WMP)
ELEPHANT MAN – Party Fans (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
ELEPHANT MAN & DEMARCO – A Yah Wi Born, A Yah Wi Live (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
BUSY SIGNA L – Can’t Live So (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
BEENIE MAN – Progress (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
BLING DAWG – Chuck Off Again (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
DEMARCO – Move Unoo Self (Back To Basics riddim: Star Kutt)
JAH CURE – Dung In Deh (Harmony House 7″)

listen anytime at the PBS website http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/12700

November 19, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

NOVEMBER 19, 2011

Featuring nuff Congos ahead of their first Melbourne show, plus new riddims Antique from Don Corleon, Heart and Soul from Notice Productions, and new tunes from Chezidek, T’Nez, Bramma, and Jahmeil…

MIKEY BROOKS – One Heart
THE STRIDES – Storm Clouds Dub (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)
LITTLE ROY – Hurt Not The Earth (Packing House: Pressure Sounds)
MICHAEL DYKE – Saturday Night Special (Rebel Music: Trojan) -request
DENNIS BROWN – The Song My Mother Used To Sing (Ashanti 7″)
THE STRIDES – FKD (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)
DENNIS BROWN – Rasta Children (Words Of Wisdom: Joe Gibbs)
GREGORY ISAACS – Word of the Farmer (Cool Ruler: Virgin)
BOBBY MELODY – Time So Hard (African Museum)
THE CONGOS – Bring The Mackaback (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)
THE CONGOS – Open Up The Gate (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)
THE CONGOS – Ark of the Covenant (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)
THE CONGOS – Garden Of Life (Back In The Black Ark: PID) 2009
GROUNDATION – Freedom Taking Over (Hebron Gate: Young Tree) –request
MIDNITE – Peak Tension Time (Kings Bell: I Grade)
EASY STAR ALL STARS & SLUGGY RANKS – Speak To Me And Breathe
(Dub Side Of The Moon: Easy Star) –request
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Three Little Birds (Songs Of Freedom: Island) –request
LARRY MALUMA – Count Me In (Bakaindi: Safari) –request
THE STRIDES & RAS RONI – Storm Clouds (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)
THE RED EYES – Circles (Echofoxtrot Records)
STEPHEN MARLEY & CAPLETON – Break us Apart (Revelation pt 1: The Root Of Life: Tuff Gong) –request
JAH CURE – Songs Of Freedom (Fire House Crew 7″)
CHEZIDEK – Still Want More (Stringz riddim: Rumble Rock Records)
TARRUS RILEY – Antique Loving (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
KEN BOOTHE & DA PROFESSOR – Touch You (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
ROMAIN VIRGO – Never Go Under (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
PROTOJE – Stronger (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
KYMANI MARLEY – Be Smart (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)
BUSY SIGNAL – Missing You (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)
JAH CURE – From My Heart (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)
CHEVAUGHN – When You’re Here (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)
HEZRON – Can’t Come Between (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)
CHUCK FENDA – Warning (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)
T’NEZ – Mi Bredda Dem (East Link)
BRAMMA – Never Worry (Big Ship)
JAHMEIL – Feel High (Randy Rich)
BEENIE MAN – No Mama No Cry (Taxi)
BOUNTY KILLER – Mama (John John)
NORRIS MAN – Better Your Soul (Better Your Soul: Jah Scout)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/12516

November 19, 2011

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I

106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia

NOVEMBER 19, 2011

Featuring nuff Congos ahead of their first Melbourne show, plus new riddims Antique from Don Corleon, Heart and Soul from Notice Productions, and new tunes from Chezidek, T’Nez, Bramma, and Jahmeil…

MIKEY BROOKS – One Heart

THE STRIDES – Storm Clouds Dub (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)

LITTLE ROY – Hurt Not The Earth (Packing House: Pressure Sounds)

MICHAEL DYKE – Saturday Night Special (Rebel Music: Trojan) -request

DENNIS BROWN – The Song My Mother Used To Sing (Ashanti 7″)

THE STRIDES – FKD (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)

DENNIS BROWN – Rasta Children (Words Of Wisdom: Joe Gibbs)

GREGORY ISAACS – Word of the Farmer (Cool Ruler: Virgin)

BOBBY MELODY – Time So Hard (African Museum)

THE CONGOS – Bring The Mackaback (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)

THE CONGOS – Open Up The Gate (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)

THE CONGOS – Ark of the Covenant (Heart of the Congos: Blood and Fire)

THE CONGOS – Garden Of Life (Back In The Black Ark: PID) 2009

GROUNDATION – Freedom Taking Over (Hebron Gate: Young Tree) –request

MIDNITE – Peak Tension Time (Kings Bell: I Grade)

EASY STAR ALL STARS & SLUGGY RANKS – Speak To Me And Breathe

(Dub Side Of The Moon: Easy Star) –request

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Three Little Birds (Songs Of Freedom: Island) –request

LARRY MALUMA – Count Me In (Bakaindi: Safari) –request

THE STRIDES & RAS RONI – Storm Clouds (Reclaimation: Earshift Records)

THE RED EYES – Circles (Echofoxtrot Records)

STEPHEN MARLEY & CAPLETON – Break us Apart (Revelation pt 1: The Root Of Life: Tuff Gong) –request

JAH CURE – Songs Of Freedom (Fire House Crew 7″)

CHEZIDEK – Still Want More (Stringz riddim: Rumble Rock Records)

TARRUS RILEY – Antique Loving (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

KEN BOOTHE & DA PROFESSOR – Touch You (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

ROMAIN VIRGO – Never Go Under (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

PROTOJE – Stronger (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

KYMANI MARLEY – Be Smart (Antique riddim: Don Corleon)

BUSY SIGNAL – Missing You (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)

JAH CURE – From My Heart (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)

CHEVAUGHN – When You’re Here (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)

HEZRON – Can’t Come Between (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)

CHUCK FENDA – Warning (Heart and Soul riddim: Notice)

T’NEZ – Mi Bredda Dem (East Link)

BRAMMA – Never Worry (Big Ship)

JAHMEIL – Feel High (Randy Rich)

BEENIE MAN – No Mama No Cry (Taxi)

BOUNTY KILLER – Mama (John John)

NORRIS MAN – Better Your Soul (Better Your Soul: Jah Scout)

listen anytime at the PBS website

http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/12516