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October 2020


This A The Hardest Version by King Tubby & The Aggrovators. Attack 7" 194. Last played on October 20th 2020
I Let You Go Boy by Dawn Penn. Trojan Records Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set. Last played on October 20th 2020
Sitting In The Park by Slim Smith. Trojan Records Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set. Last played on October 20th 2020
Last Flight To Reggae City by Stranger Cole & Tommy McCook. Kingston Sounds Set  I Am The Gorgon (Bunny "Striker" Lee & The Roots Of Reggae). Last played on October 20th 2020
Just As Long As He Needs Me by Doreen Shaffer. Trojan Records Melody Life: Trojan Sisters. Last played on October 20th 2020
Jah Jah Is The Conqueror DUB by The Aggrovators. Gorgon 7" 1975 written & produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on October 20th 2020
Idlers On The Street by Joy White. Groundation 7" 1975. Last played on October 20th 2020
In The Ghetto by Big Joe. Blood & Fire LP If Deejay Was Your Trade (The Dreads At King Tubby's 1974-1977). Last played on October 20th 2020
Set Up Yourself Dreadlocks by Jah Stitch. Blood & Fire LP If Deejay Was Your Trade (The Dreads At King Tubby's 1974-1977). Last played on October 20th 2020
Satta Dread by Wayne Jarrett. Pressure Sounds LP Bunny 'Striker' Lee ‎– Next Cut! (Dub Plates, Rare Sides & Unreleased Cuts). Last played on October 20th 2020
Satta Dread DUB by Scientist. Pressure Sounds LP Bunny 'Striker' Lee* ‎– Next Cut! (Dub Plates, Rare Sides & Unreleased Cuts). Last played on October 20th 2020
Riding For A Fall by Horace Andy. Trojan Records LP You Are My Angel. 1973 Produced by Bunny Lee. Originally by Mac Davis. Last played on October 20th 2020
Chant to Jah by Dr. Alimantdao. Blood & Fire LP If Deejay Was Your Trade (The Dreads At King Tubby's 1974-1977). Last played on October 20th 2020
The Gorgon by Cornell Campbell. Kingston Sounds Set Bunny "Striker" Lee ‎– I Am The Gorgon (Bunny "Striker" Lee & The Roots Of Reggae). Last played on October 20th 2020
Death Trap (Steppers Cut) Pressure Sounds LP Bunny 'Striker' Lee* ‎– Next Cut! (Dub Plates, Rare Sides & Unreleased Cuts). Last played on October 20th 2020
Noisy Place by I-Roy. Blood & Fire LP  Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff [1972-75]. Last played on October 20th 2020
Repatriation by Errol Dunkley. Aggrovator 7". Arranged and Produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on October 20th 2020
It's Time For Love by Owen Gray. Attack 7" 1975. Arranged and Produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on October 20th 2020
Rockers Style Dub by King Tubby. Third World 12". Arranged and Produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on October 20th 2020
Peace & Love In The Ghetto by Johnny Clarke. Justice 10". 1978. Arranged and Produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on October 20th 2020
The Sniper by Jackie Mitto. 17 North Parade Records. Arranged and Produced by Bunny Lee, Jackie Mittoo 1977. Last played on October 13th 2020
Everybody Needs Love by Doreen Schaeffer. Produced by Edward 'Bunny' Lee. Trojan Records CD Melody Life: Trojan Sisters. Last played on October 13th 2020
God Helps The Man by Leroy Smart. Jackpot 7" 1972. Last played on October 13th 2020
Don't Give Up The Fight by John Holt. Justice 7" 1974. Last played on October 13th 2020
Soon I'm Gonna Make It by Busty Brown & The Clowns. Smash 7" 1972. Last played on October 13th 2020
Island In The Sun Rockers by Roland Alphonso. Imperial Records LP Brighter Shade Of Roots. 1982. Last played on October 13th 2020
One Love by Errol Dunkley. Wimpex ‎ 7" 1973. Last played on October 13th 2020
Long Long Dreadlocks by Linvall Thompson. Blood & Fire CD Linval Thompson ‎– Ride On Dreadlocks 1975-77. Last played on October 13th 2020
Spread Out By Don Carlos. Enterprize Records LP Pass Me The Lazer Beam 1983. Last played on October 13th 2020
Cool Operator by Delroy Wilson. Kingston Sounds Set I Am The Gorgon (Bunny "Striker" Lee & The Roots Of Reggae). Last played on October 13th 2020
Joyful Locks by U Roy. Kingston Sounds Set I Am The Gorgon (Bunny "Striker" Lee & The Roots Of Reggae). Last played on October 13th 2020
Two Faced Rasta by Cornell Campbell. Jackpot 7". Last played on October 13th 2020
Move Out A Babylon by Johnnie Clarke. Mango Box Set The Story Of Jamaican Music (Tougher Than Tough). Last played on October 13th 2020
Anywhere by Ronnie Davis. Third World 12" 1977. Last played on October 13th 2020
Don't Watch Your Woman by Dillinger. Third World 12" 1977. Last played on October 13th 2020
Invasion by Jackie Edwards. Jackpot 7" 1976. Burning Spear cover. Last played on October 13th 2020
Darker Shade Of Black by The Soul Vendors. Studio One CD Studio First, From The Vaults Volume 2. Last played on October 6th 2020
Macabee Version by Dennis Brown. Studio One CD Studio First, From The Vaults Volume 2. Last played on October 6th 2020
Give I Grace by Israel Vibration. VP Records LP Unconquered People. Produced & Arranged By Israel Vibration, Tommy Cowan 1979. Last played on October 6th 2020
Dwellers Of Darkness by Israel Vibration. VP Records LP Unconquered People. Produced & Arranged By Israel Vibration, Tommy Cowan 1979. Last played on October 6th 2020
First Cut Is The Deepest by Joy White. Spiderman Jamaican 7" 1975. Produced by Lloyd Cambbell. Last played on October 6th 2020
Run For Your Life by Earth & Stone. Well Charge Jamaican 7" 1976. Last played on October 6th 2020
Jah Fire by Hugh Mundell. Arawak ‎LP Jah Fire 1980 Produced & Arranged By Prince Jammy. Last played on October 6th 2020
Lighter Shade of Black by Pablo Gad. Burning Vibrations ‎UK 12" 1980. Produced & Composed By Pablo Gad. Last played on October 6th 2020
Hard Time by Pablo Gad. Burning Vibrations ‎UK 12" 1980. Produced & Composed By Pablo Gad. Last played on October 6th 2020
Shame and Pride by The Mighty Diamonds. Virgin LP Right Time 1976. Produced by Joseph Hoo Kim. Last played on October 6th 2020
Feeling Like A Million by Merva Grier. Iroko Records 12" 1980 produced by Gussie Clarke. Last played on October 6th 2020
Go Find Yourself A Fool by Enos McLeold. The Thing Jamaican 7". Lloyd F. Campbell production. Last played on October 6th 2020
Jah Children by Lacksley Castell. Hungry Town 12" Jamaican. Produced & Arranged By Everton DaSilva. Last played on October 6th 2020
Run Away by Winston Jarrett. Shaflames ‎Jamaican 7" 1980. Last played on October 6th 2020
Run Come Rally by Freddy McGregor. Observer ‎12" 1977. Produced by Niney. Last played on October 6th 2020
Don't Mash Up Creation by Sharon Little. 1 Love Records UK 12" 1981. Last played on October 6th 2020

September 2020


No Vacancy Version by Sugar Minott. Hit Bound ‎10" 1983. Produced & Arranged by Lincoln "Sugar" Minott. Last played on September 29nd 2020
No Vacancy by Sugar Minott. Hit Bound ‎10" 1983. Produced & Arranged by Lincoln "Sugar" Minott. Last played on September 29nd 2020
Love Is The Game by Carlton Livingston. Shuttle 12" 1983. Last played on September 29nd 2020
One God One Aim (Words of Mosiah) by Abbakush. Arwia CD Roots Daughter Vol. 4 produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on September 29nd 2020
My Time by Gregory Isaacs. Gussie Roots Sounds 12" 1977 produced by Gussie Clark. Last played on September 29nd 2020
Night Raver by Mike Brooks. Coptic Lion ‎UK 12" 1983 Produced and Aranged by Mike Brooks. Last played on September 29nd 2020
Best Things by Earl Cunningham. Freedom Sounds UK 12" 1979. Last played on September 29nd 2020
Book Of The Old Testament by Sylford Walker. Art & Craft UK 12" Produced and Arranged by Stafford Douglas. Last played on September 29nd 2020
True Born African by U Roy & Sister Audrey . Ariwa UK 12" 1985 produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on September 29nd 2020
This Must Be Hell by Horace Andy. Stars 12" Produced by Tapper Zukie 1979. Last played on September 29nd 2020
Stripping The Bone by Mudie's All Stars. Moodisc Records ‎ 7" 1978 Produced, Arranged & written by Harry A. Mudie. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Let Him Try by Jackie Paris & Big Youth. Gussie Roots Records 12" 1979. Produced by Gussie Clarke. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Jah Live by Hands & Hearts. Channel One ‎12" 1978. Last played on September 22th 2020
You'll Lose A Good Thing by Christine Joy White. Golden Age UK 7" 1977. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Rice & Peas by Roman Stewart. Hungry Town ‎12" 1979. Produced & Arranged by E. Da Silva, Roman Stewart. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Fire At Your Heel by Roman Stewart. Sunshot ‎7" produced by Phil Pratt 1974. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Groovy Situation by Keith Rowe. Island Jamaica boxset Lee Scratch Perry Arkology. 1977. Last played on September 22nd 2020
If This World Were Mine by Junior Delgado. Prestige UK 12" 1980. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Sometimes I Cry by Freddy McKay. Hot Milk ‎UK 12" 1979 Produced by Linval Thompson. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Know Yourself by Marvin Brooks. Mummy 7" produced by Buster Riley 1978. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Conversation by Cornell Campbell. Studio One ‎12" produced by CS Dodd 1979. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Wear You To The Ball by U-Roy. Front Line LP Version Galore 1978. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Dreamland Version by U-Roy. 1979 Upsetter 7" with the Wailers produced by Lee Perry. Last played on September 22nd 2020
Africa Calling by Cedric IM Brooks. High Note 7" produced by Sonia Pottinger. Last played on September 15th 2020
Rastaman by Toots & The Maytals. Mango boxset Pressure Drop - Island Celebrates 25 Years Of Jamaican Music produced by Joe Boyd. Last played on September 15th 2020
Knock On Wood by Toots Hibert. Mango LP Toots In Memphis 1988. Produced by Jim Dickinson. Last played on September 15th 2020
Freedom Train by Toots Hibert. Mango LP Toots In Memphis 1988. Produced by Jim Dickinson. Last played on September 15th 2020
Jah Mysterious Works by Hortense Ellis. Dub Irator ‎7" produced Henry Jungo lawes. Last played on September 15th 2020
Them Never Love Poor Marcus by The Mighty Diamonds. Virgin LP Right Time. 1976 produced by Joseph Hoo Kim. Last played on September 15th 2020
Marcus Garvey by Burning Spear. Mango LP Marcus Garvey. Produced by Jack Ruby 1978. Last played on September 15th 2020
Pablo No Jester by Augustus Pablo. Santic 7" 1975 Produced by Leonard Chin. Last played on September 15th 2020
Pablo No Jester by Augustus Pablo. Santic 7" 1975 Produced by Leonard Chin. Last played on September 15th 2020
In His Own Way by Dennis Brown & Big Youth. Gussie 76 12" Produced by Gussie Clarke. Last played on September 15th 2020
Rebel Woman by Santic. Mutual Life ‎UK 12" Produced by Leonard Chin. Last played on September 15th 2020
People Make The World Go Round by Hortense Ellis. Heartbeat Records CD Alton & Hortense Ellis. Last played on September 15th 2020
Sinsemilla by Black Uhuru. Mango LP Sinsemilla 1980. Produced by Sly Dunbar And Robbie Shakespeare. Last played on September 15th 2020
Marcus Junior by Jazz Jamaica. Hannibal Records CD Double Barrel. Last played on September 15th 2020
You Can Dub by The Upsetters. Black Art 7" produced by Lee Perry 1971. Last played on September 8th 2020
You Can Run by The Hurricanes. Black Art 7" produced by Lee Perry 1971. Last played on September 8th 2020
Mark Of The Beast by Soul Syndicate Fea. Freddie McGregor. Soul Syndicate 7" 1979. Last played on September 8th 2020
Living In Jah Jah World by The African Stars. Arco Jamaica Ltd. 7" 1976. Last played on September 8th 2020
Another Moses by King Vupp. Black Art Music 7". Produced & written by C.A. Kennedy 1976. Last played on September 8th 2020
Another Moses Version by King Vupp. Black Art Music 7". Produced & written by C.A. Kennedy 1976. Last played on September 8th 2020
Burning Bush by Trevor Bayfield. Fox Fire 7" Producer, Arranged By – C. Matthews, N. Vassell 1878. Last played on September 8th 2020
Love The Way It Should Be by Pat Kelly. Fashion UK 12" Written-By – L. Thompson. Last played on September 8th 2020
Rock Steady by The Marvels. FRM 7" 1972. Written by Aretha Franklin produced by Lloyd Charmers. Last played on September 8th 2020
Chunnie You Are My Number One. by Gregory Isaacs & Trinity. GG's Records UK 12". Produced by Alvin Ranglin. Last played on September 8th 2020
Liquid Horns by Vin Gordon. Attack UK 12" 1979. Last played on September 8th 2020
Hear My Cry by Sister Rasheeda. Jah Shaka Music ‎UK 12". Produced by Jah Shaka 1987. Last played on September 8th 2020
Get There by Milton Henry & Soul Syndicate. Freedom Sounds International ‎ 7" 1979. Last played on September 8th 2020
Play Mr. Music Play by Derrick Pitter. Wambesi ‎UK 7". Produced by Roy Cousins. Last played on September 8th 2020
Take These Shackles by Al Campbell. Produced by Phil Pratt. Pressure Sounds CD Phil Pratt Thing. Last played on September 8th 2020
Ride On Marcus Version by The Revolutionaries. Well Charge ‎7" 1977. Sub label of Channel One. Last played on September 1st 2020
Whiter Shade Of Pale by Alton Ellis. Sings Rock And Soul. Studio One LP Sings Rock & Soul. Last played on September 1st 2020
Black On Black by Alton Ellis. Makasound CD Many Moods Of Alton Ellis. orig 1980 Produced by Earl "Heptones" Morgan. Last played on September 1st 2020
Where Were You by Al Campbell. Sunshot 7" produced by Phil Pratt 1974. Last played on September 1st 2020
Down In Babylon by Al Campbell. Ethnic ‎12" Produced by Larry Lawrence 1974. Last played on September 1st 2020
Man Making Plan (Version) by Earl Sixteen. Happy Tone 7". Last played on September 1st 2020
Reason In The Sky by Alton Ellis. Jamaican Allstars Vol 1 & Vol. 2. Studio One. Produced by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd 1971 Sunday Coming. Last played on September 1st 2020
English Girl by Sister Audrey. Ariwa CD Roots Daughters. Produced by The Mad Professor 1988. Last played on September 1st 2020
Psychedelic Rock by Ernest Ranglin. Jamaican Allstars Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. Studio One. Produced by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd 1971. Last played on September 1st 2020
Take A Ride by Al Campbell. Studio One 7". Produced by C. S. Dodd. Last played on September 1st 2020
If Loving You Is Wrong by Al Cambell. Warrior 12" Produced by Prince Jammy. Originally by Luther Ingram. Last played on September 1st 2020
Warrior Version by Joseph Clark. Black Ram United 7" Jamaica 1978. Music 1978. Last played on September 1st 2020
Check You Daughter by Joy White. Eagle 7" Jamaica. 1975 produced Lloyd Campbell. Last played on September 1st 2020
Rasta Spirit by Alton Ellis & Wild Bunch Inc. Clintones ‎7" 1975. Last played on September 1st 2020
Almost Anything by Alton Ellis. Studio One CD Studio One Showcase Vol. 1. Produced by Clement "Coxsone" Last played on September 1st 2020
Cool Rasta Man Cool by Steve Baswell. Phase One Records 12" Jamaica 1978. Last played on September 1st 2020

August 2020


Mystic World by Jackie Mitto & Jo Jo Bennett. Rite Sound UK 12" 1979. Last played on August 18th 2020
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. Epic LP  I Can See Clearly Now 1972. #1 hit for 4 weeks. Last played on August 18th 2020
Stir It Up by Johnny Nash. Epic LP  I Can See Clearly Now 1972. Last played on August 18th 2020
Rain And Fire by Ras Midas. Warrior 12" UK 1979. Produced by Harry J. Last played on August 18th 2020
Ain't Nobody Here But Me by The Royal Rasses. Warrior 12" UK 1980. Produced by Prince Lincoln Thompson. Last played on August 18th 2020
Natty Dread Mek Me Want! by Marie Matty. Warrior 12" UK 1980. Produced by Max & Bertie. Last played on August 18th 2020
Back On The Scene by Junior English. Trojan Records Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set. 1974 produced by Ellis A. Breary. Last played on August 18th 2020
Grooving Steady by Jackie & The Soul Vendors. Trojan Records Clement "Coxsone" Dodd - Musical Fever 1967-1968. Last played on August 18th 2020
Groovin' by The Gaylettes. Trojan Records Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set. Produced by Lynford Anderson 1969. Last played on August 18th 2020
I Broke The Comb by Keith Hudson. Greensleeves Records CD Rasta Communication 1974. Last played on August 18th 2020
Stormy Night by Jackie Mitto. Studio One LP Money Maker. Produced by Coxsone Dodd. Last played on August 18th 2020
A Still Tongue by The African Brothers. Wild Flower ‎7" Jamaica 1975. Producer – Gary O'Sullivan. Last played on August 18th 2020
People Make The World Go Round by The Chosen Few. Dub Store Records LP. Last played on August 18th 2020
Dread A Dread by Johnny Clarke. Jaguar 7". Last played on August 18th 2020
Daniel In The Lion's Den by Prince Alla & Junior Ross. Blood & Fire CD Prince Alla & Junior Ross ‎I Can Hear The Children Singing 1975-1978. Last played on August 18th 2020
A Handful Of Friends by Pat Satchmo. Dub Store Records LP Derrick Harriott Reggae Funk & Soul 1969-1975. Last played on August 18th 2020
A Change Version by The Prophets. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) b-side 7" 1978. Last played on August 11th 2020
A Change by Wayne Wade. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1978. Last played on August 11th 2020
Every Tongue Shall Tell by Patrick Andy. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1978. Last played on August 11th 2020
Natty Dread On The Mountain Top by Tappa Zoukie. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7". . Last played on August 11th 2020
Deliver Me From My Enemy's by Vivian Jackson. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1977. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
I Must Achieve What Is Mine Version by Junior Brown. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) b-side 7" 1977. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
I Must Achieve What Is Mine by Junior Brown. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1977. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson.. Last played on August 11th 2020
Ballistic Dreadlocks by Yabby You, Wayne Wade, Mr. Eastwood. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1979. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
Chant Jah Victory by Errol Alphanso. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1975. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
Lively Tribulation Version by Trinity. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1978. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
Lively Tribulation by Trinity. Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7" 1978. Produced and arranged by Vivian Jackson. Last played on August 11th 2020
Jah Says The Time Has Come by Hugh Mundell. Message ‎7" 1977. Produced & Arranged by Augustus Pablo. Last played on August 11th 2020
When I Gonna Get My Freedom by Michael Levy. SOSee ‎7" Jamaica 1985. Produced by Horace L. Buddoo. Last played on August 11th 2020
Untamed Version by The Mighty Abijans. Swing Bird 7" b-side 1980. Last played on August 11th 2020
Untamed by The Mighty Abijans. Swing Bird 7" 1980. Last played on August 11th 2020
Jah Jah by Leroy Smart. Disco Mix 7" 1978 Jamaica. Last played on August 11th 2020
Zion by Leroy Smart. Andinet ‎7", 45 UK 1978. Last played on August 11th 2020
Jammy' At The Control (Tonight Version) by D.E.B. Music Players. D.E.B. Music 1978. Last played on August 4th 2020
Babylon Policy by Brent Dowe. High Note 7" Jamaica 1975. Produced by Sonia Pottinger. Last played on August 4th 2020
The Tide Is High by The Pargons. Island Records LP The Paragons produced by Sly & Robbie 1981. Last played on August 4th 2020
Sparkle Of My Eye by The Paragons. Wackies LP The Paragons Return. Last played on August 4th 2020
Judge No Man by Leroy Smart. Giant 7". Subsidiary of Randy's Records distributed by Randy Chin. Last played on August 4th 2020
Beat Street by the Ja-Man All Stars. Black Wax 7" UK 1976. Last played on August 4th 2020
Pitchy Patchy by Junior Byles. Black Wax 7" UK 1976. Last played on August 4th 2020
Dancing Version by Dennis Alcapone. Heartbeat Records CD Forever Version. With The Wailers originally 1971. Last played on August 4th 2020
The Truth Has Come Again by Jacob Miller. Jaguar 7" Produced by The Lewis Brothers 1973. Dynamic Sounds. Last played on August 4th 2020
Remember Me by Junior Byles & Rupert Reid. Ja-Man Records 1975. Produced by Manzie & Bunny. Last played on August 4th 2020
Oh Jah by Yvonne Sterling. S & S Records 7". Produced by P Scott 1978. Last played on August 4th 2020
Rainy Night In Portland by Watty Burnett. Trojan Records CD Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Friends Open The Gate. Originally 1977. Last played on August 4th 2020
Duppy Man Skank by Larry Marshall. Moodisc Records 7" Produced & Arranged By – Harry A. Mudie 1974. Last played on August 4th 28th 2020
Gone To Negril by Althea & Donna Reggae Bloodlines ‎12" 1977 Produced by Tommy Cowan Mixed by Lee Perry with Inner Cirlce. Last played on August 4th 2020
Rough Tribulation by Al Bell & The Realities. ‎Weed Beat 7" Produced & Arranged By – E. Ricketts 1976. Last played on August 4th 2020
Rise And Fall by Rupie Edwards. Success 7" Produced by Rupie Edwards Written by R. Edwards 1976. Last played on August 4th 2020
Revenge by Tommy McCook . Prophet 7" Produced, Arranged By, Written-By – V. Jackson 1976. Last played on August 4th 2020

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