August 11 2011
Moving with the reggae vibration all week here on Sound Travels. Today, got even more classic, 70's and 80's reggae today from legends like Alton Ellis, who practically invented lover's rock. Also fielded a request for some Chaka Demus & Pliers from our FB friend Mario Sanfilippo. U-Roy graces the set with a cut produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and the late great Sugar Minott sings another song on the terrible "Sheriff John Brown", the same of Marley's classic "I Shot The Sheriff." The Barrington Levy cut is attributed to another artist named Chronicle, but I suspect this to be an alias, Barrington's voice is too recognizeable for him to have suffered a copy-cat. Tenor Saw's rasta-tinged "Victory Saw" rounds out this collection of deep cuts from classic reggae masters. Hope you enjoyed it, here are the cuts I played...
U-Roy "Stick Together" Cat "Scratch" Fever
Chaka Demus & Pliers "When King Tubby's Used To Play"
Alton Ellis "I'm Still In Love"
Sugar Minott "Sheriff John Brown" Single
Barrington Levy "Give A Little Love"
Tenor Saw "Victory Train" Single