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March 2020


Destiny-Version by Fabian Miranda. Corn-Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 01. Produced by Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo.. Last played on March 10th 2020
When Will I See You Again by Marcia Griffiths. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 3. 1974. Last played on March 10th 2020
Rescue Me by Judy Mowatt. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 3. 1971. Last played on March 10th 2020
Crucial World by Ika Black. Keyman Records 12”. Produced, Arranged, Directed, and Written By M. Henry 1983. Last played on March 10th 2020
If You Need Me by Susan Cadogan. Trojan Records CD Hurt So Good Produced by Lee Perry. 1977 b-side of Nice & Easy. Last played on March 10th 2020
The Creator by Aisha. Ariwa 12” 1986. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
One God, One Aim (Words Of Mosiah) by Abbakush. Ariwa CD Roots Daughters 4. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
Mark My Word by Marcia Griffiths. Marcia Griffiths - At Studio One. 1980. Last played on March 10th 2020
That's Rasta by Firey Femi. Ariwa CD Roots Daughters 4. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
Consider Me by Jennifer Lara. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping - The Best Of Studio One Women. Last played on March 10th 2020
Don't Worry About Me by Nana Mclean. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping - The Best Of Studio One Women. Last played on March 10th 2020
Black Is Best by Pernell Roberts. Export Import UK 12”. Only song by her or by the label.. Last played on March 10th 2020
Am I The Same Girl by Winsome. Fine Style UK 12”. 1986 Lover Rock hit. Last played on March 10th 2020
Black Pride by Brown Sugar. Lover's Rock UK 7”. Vocals by Carol, Caron, Pauline. Arranged, Produced and Performed By Brownie 'T' for Dennis Harris. Last played on March 10th 2020
Feel No Pain Combination by Diana. Oak Sound ‎UK 12” B-side of When Music Hits You. Produced by Dillinger. Last played on March 10th 2020
One Step Dub by The Upsetters. Island Jamaica CD Box Set Arkology. Originally from 1976. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Give A Helping Hand by Paul Sinclair. Demon Records Jamaican 7” 1975. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Shake Your Dread by Gregory Isaacs & Ranking Barnabas. GG's Records 7” 1979. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Keep On Knocking (& Dub) by Jacob-Miller. Rockers International 12” 1979. Produced, Arranged by A Pablo. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Give All Your Love by Hopeton James. D-Roy Records 12” 1980. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Money In My Pocket (Ah So We Say ) by Dennis Brown & Big Youth. Trojan Records LP Money In My Pocket 1981. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Hot Stock by Big Youth. Blood & Fire Natty box set Universal Dread (1973-1979) Disc 1. Originally by Carlton & The Shoes. Last played on March 3rd 2020
People Make The World Go Round by Alton & Hortense Ellis. Heartbeat Records CD Alton & Hortense Ellis. Originally by the Sylistics 1972. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Slipping Into Darkness by Carl Bradney. Produced by Lee Perry. Blood & Fire CD Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Can't Blame The Youth by Peter Tosh. Tosh’s label Intel Diplo ‎7” 1972. Last played on March 3rd 2020

February 2020


Dub Forward by Glen Brown. South East Music b-side 7”. Produced by Glen Brown. Last played on February 25th 2020
African by Max Romeo. Observer Gold 10” produced by Niney 1974. Last played on February 25th 2020
Sleeping Trees by Nina Soul. Feel Like Jumping - The Best Of Studio One Women. Last played on February 25th 2020
African Tribesman by Earl Sixteen. Sufferers Heights 12” 1980. Produced by Mikey Dread. Last played on February 25th 2020
Through The Fire I Come by Heptones. Observer ‎12” produced by Niney 1978. Last played on February 25th 2020
Leaders Of Black Country by Vibes Tone. Stars 7” produced by Tappa Zukie 1981. Vibes Tone are actually Mighty Diamonds. Last played on February 25th 2020
If You're Right Help The Poor by Dennis Brown. Observer LP Deep Down produced by Winston 'Niney' Holness 1976. Last played on February 25th 2020
Set The Captives Free by Gregory Isaacs.Shanachie LP Mr. Isaacs. With The Revolutionaries, Harmony Vocals The Heptones, Produced by Gregory Isaacs. Last played on February 25th 2020
Know Your Culture by Mighty Diamonds. Channel One 12” 1978. Last played on February 25th 2020
Rocking Of The Five Thousand by Badoo & Toyan. KG Imperial 12” 1980 UK. Produced by Fatman. Last played on February 25th 2020
Choice Of Colours by Leroy Sibbles. Joe Frasier 12” 1978. Written by Curtis Mayfield. Last played on February 25th 2020
Ain't No Love by Jennifer Lara. Studio One LP. Produced by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd 1981. Last played on February 25th 2020
Ain't No Sunshine by Horace Andy. Trojan Records LP You Are My Angel. Produced by bunny Lee 1973. written by Bill Withers. Last played on February 25th 2020
Oil Crisis by Dr. Alimantado. Greensleeves LP Sons Of Thunder 1981. DJ version of Ain't No Sunshine by Horace Andy. Last played on February 25th 2020
Dub Is My Desire by The Microm Steppers. Capricorn Rising 7” 1975. -side of Happiness Is My Desire. Produced & Written by J. Radway. Last played on February 25th 2020
Hungry Dub by Tuff Gong All Stars. b-side of Nadine Sutherland's Starvation. Last played on February 25th 2020
Revolution Dub by Junior Delgado. Message 7” b-side. Produced by Augustus Pablo. Last played on February 18th 2020
Forward Revolution by Junior Delgado. Message 7” Produced by Augustus Pablo 1986. Last played on February 18th 2020
Lonely Woman by Horace Andy & Ray I. Crystal Records 12” produced by Derrick Harriot 1977. Last played on February 18th 2020
How Do You Feel by Maureen Pearson. Sky Note 7”. Produced by S.E. Pottinger. Last played on February 18th 2020
Where Do The Children Play by Horace Andy. Studio One LP Skylarking 1972. Last played on February 18th 2020
Cherry Oh Baby by Horace Andy. Tad’s Records Showcase LP. Produced by Tad A. Dawkins. Originally by Eric Donaldson 1971 Last played on February 18th 2020
Bitter Sweet by Azul. Jigsaw 7” 1975 Produced, Arranged, Written By Clive Hunte. Last played on February 18th 2020
Deliver Me by Tony Tuff. Channel One 7” 1978. Last played on February 18th 2020
Natty Dread A Weh She Want by Horace Andy & Tappa Zukie. Star’s 12” 1979. Produced by Tappa Zukie. Last played on February 18th 2020
Right Track by Phyllis Dillon. Sky Note 12” Produced by S. E. Pottinger w/ The Revolutionaries. Last played on February 18th 2020
Skylarking Disco Mix by Sleepy And Jazzbo. Studio One LP Natural High (The Bongo Man Collection) Collection. Last played on February 18th 2020
Up Town Rebel by Desi Roots. Hawkeye 12” 1979. Last played on February 18th 2020
Dreadlocks Coming For Dinner by Michael Rose. Observer 12” Produced by Sir Niney. Last played on February 18th 2020
Marcus Garvey Back In Town by The In Crowd. Weedbeat 12” 1979. Produced by Phil Mathias. Last played on February 18th 2020
Freedom Dub by Michael Rose. Observer 7” b-side 1978. Produced by Niney. Last played on February 11th 2020
Freedom by Michael Rose. Observer 7” 1978. Produced by Niney. Last played on February 11th 2020
Everybody Needs A Proper Education by Mikey Dread. Trojan Records LP Dread At The Controls 1978. Written, produced, arranged by Michael Campbell. Last played on February 11th 2020
The Drifter by I Roy. Trojan Records Reggae Rarities Box Set Vol. 2. Dennis Walks produced by Harry Mudie. Last played on February 11th 2020
Gypsy Man by Marcia Griffiths. Trojan Records Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 1. Last played on February 11th 2020
The Invasion by Burning Spear. Mango LP Marcus Garvey produced by Jack Ruby 1979. Last played on February 11th 2020
Black Wa Da Da by Burning Spear. Mango LP Garvey's Ghost 1979. Last played on February 11th 2020
Jah Army by Al Campbell. Jedi 12” 1984. sub-label of Channel One. Great guitar! Last played on February 11th 2020
Diverse Doctrine by Ras Ibuna & Jah Woosh. Grove Music 12” Produced by Karl Pitterson who also produced the Rico LP Man From Wareika. Last played on February 11th 2020
Natty Congo I by The Lions. Truth & Right ‎7” 1977. Last played on February 11th 2020
Beast Of Burden by Kwame Heshimu. Chanti Music Inc. 7” 1978. Last played on February 11th 2020
Arm Robbery by Junior Delgado. 7” produced by the Mighty Two D.E.B. Music. Last played on February 11th 2020
Grab And Flee by Deb Players. 7” b-side produced by the Mighty Two. Last played on February 11th 2020
Nice And Easy by Susan Cadogan. Trojan Records Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 3 produced by Lee Scratch Perry 1977. Last played on February 11th 2020
Deliver Me From My Enemies by Vivian Jackson and the Prophets. Blood & Fire boxset Jesus Dread 1972-1977. 1977 Produced arranged & written by Vivian Jackson. Last played on February 11th 2020
Deliverance Dub by Vivian Jackson b-side Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 7” 1977. Last played on February 11th 2020
One Dub by Bob Marley. Trojan Records CD Songs of Freedom (Disc 4). Last played on February 4th 2020
Too Much Hurt by Dawn Penn. Trojan Records CD Trojan Sisters (Disc 1 - Just One Look). Last played on February 4th 2020
Changing Times by Dennis Brown. Move & Groove 10” 1972. Produced by Derrick Harriott. Last played on February 4th 2020
Concrete Jungle by Dennis Brown. Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley Box Set. Last played on February 4th 2020
Man Next Door by Dennis Brown. Blood & Fire CD The Promised Land 1977-79. Last played on February 4th 2020
Cassandra (Version Two) by Soul Syndicate. Heartbeat Records CD Niney The Observer - Observation Station. Last played on February 4th 2020
Equal Rights Style by Dennis Brown & Big Youth. Joe Gibbs Record Globe 12”. Last played on February 4th 2020
Message From A Black Man by Derrick Herriott. Dub Store Japan LP Derrick Harriot Reggae Funk and Soul 1969-1975. Last played on February 4th 2020
Brown Baby by Derrick Harriott. Dub Store Japan LP Derrick Harriot Reggae Funk and Soul 1969-1975. Last played on February 4th 2020
Reach Out I'll Be There by Derrick Harriott. Dub Store Japan LP Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969. Last played on February 4th 2020
Changing Times Version by The Chrystlites. Move & Groove 10” 1972. Produced by Derrick Harriott. Last played on February 4th 2020
My Cup by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Upsetter 7". Produced by Lee Perry 1970. Last played on February 4th 2020
Screw Face by Bob Marley. Trojan Records boxset Songs of Freedom (Disc 2). Last played on February 4th 2020
Mellow Mood by Judy Mowatt. Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley Box Set. Last played on February 4th 2020
Mellow Mood Version by The Gaytones. Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley Box Set. Last played on February 4th 2020
Jah Is Mighty by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Upsetter Records LP Soul Rebels Produced by Lee Perry. Last played on February 4th 2020
Soul Rebel by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Upsetter Records LP Soul Rebels Produced by Lee Perry. Last played on February 4th 2020
Soul Rebel (Version 4) by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Upsetter Records LP Soul Rebels Produced by Lee Perry.. Last played on February 4th 2020

January 2020


Stormy Night by Jackie Mitto. Studio One LP Money Maker 1970. Last played on January 28th 2020
One Pot by Alison. Ariwa CD Roots Roots Daughters Pt.3: Divas En Roots produced by Mad Professor. Last played on January 28th 2020
Poverty In The Ghetto by The Heptones. Sunset Records 7” 1984. produced by Harry J. Last played on January 28th 2020
Why Did You Leave by Prince Junior, Leroy Sibbles & Mikey Jarrett. Black Ovation Records ‎12” produced by Stewart Chin 1981. Last played on January 28th 2020
Everybody's Talkin' by Leroy Sibbles. Music Lab 10 “. Last played on January 28th 2020
Give Me What Is Mine by Leroy Sibbles. Rock Jam 7” produced by Leroy Sibbles. Last played on January 28th 2020
Deceivers by The Heptones. Black Lion 12” UK 1977. Last played on January 28th 2020
Love Without Feeling by Leroy Sibbles & The Heptones. Moodisc Records 7” 1973. Produced by Harry Mudie. Last played on January 28th 2020
I Don't Know Why by Doreen Shaeffer. Studio One 12” produced by Coxsone Dodd. Last played on January 28th 2020
False Rasta by Jacob Miller. Greensleeves Records LP Who Say Jah No Dread (The Classic Augustus Pablo Sessions). Mixed by King Tubby. Last played on January 28th 2020
Behold HIM by Rod Taylor. Dread At The Controls 7”. Mikey Dread & King Tubby 1978. Last played on January 28th 2020
Shy Girl by Ovations. Dread At The Controls 7”. Mikey Dread & King Tubby 1980. Last played on January 28th 2020
Miss Molly by Edi Fitzroy. 40 Leg 7”. Mikey Dread with Sly & The Revolutionaries 1978. Last played on January 28th 2020
Love The Dread by Mikey Dread. Dread At The Controls 7”. Mikey Dread & King Tubby 1978. Last played on January 28th 2020
Trying To Fight by Rupie Edwards. Circle 7” Mixed By King Tubby Produced by Rupie Edwards. Last played on January 28th 2020
Mr. President by Leroy Sibllis. Hep Hep Records 7” 1977. Produced, Arranged By, Written-By – Leroy Sibblis. Last played on January 28th 2020
Maxie Waxie by Roland Alphonso & Caribjamer. Studio One 12” 1985. Last played on January 21st 2020
Happy Together by Sugar Minott. Heartbeat Records CD Happy Together. Last played on January 21st 2020
Party Time by Mighty Diamonds. Music Works Records 7” produced by Augustus "Gussie" Clarke 1982. Last played on January 21st 2020
Ramblin' Man by Gene Rondo. Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set Vol. 3. Last played on January 21st 2020
Zion Gate and Forty Leg Dread by Culture and Prince Mohammad. Errol T Records 12” 1977 produced by Errol Thomas & Joe Gibbs. Last played on January 21st 2020
The Way It Is by Ezra Smith. Freedom Cry 12”. Last played on January 21st 2020
Dem A Payaka by Culture. Nighthawk Records LP Calling Rastafari 1982. Last played on January 21st 2020
English Girl by Sister Audrey. Ariwa 12” produced by Mad Professor 1984. A female take on Barrington Levy's Englishman. Last played on January 21st 2020
I'm Not Ashamed & Under Tight Wraps by Culture & I Roy. Joe Gibbs Music 12” 1979. Last played on January 21st 2020
Woman Determined by Sister Netifa. Aluta Records LP Woman Determined 1988. Last played on January 21st 2020
This Train by Culture. High Note 7” produced by Sonia Pottinger 1978. Last played on January 21st 2020
Never Forget Jah by Peter Broggs. Cha Cha 12” produced by Eric Lamont. Last played on January 21st 2020
Roll On by Roland Alphonso. Wackies LP Roll On 1984 produced by Lloyd Barnes. Last played on January 14th 2020
Wasn't It You by John Clarke. Senrab Records 7” 1975 a sub label of Wackies produced by Lloyd Barnes. Last played on January14th 2020
Don't Stay Out Late by Johnny Clarke. Attack CD Don't Trouble Trouble a Bunny Lee production with the The Aggrovators. Last played on January 14th 2020
Every Knee Shall Bow (extended) by Johnny Clarke. Blood & Fire CD Dreader Dread a Bunny Lee Production with The Aggrovators. Last played on January 14th 2020
Togetherness by Clinton Fearon. Sky High Jamaican 7” 1975. Last played on January 14th 2020
King & I by Princess Ebony Wadada Musick 12” UK 1983. Last played on January 14th 2020
Yellowman Getting Married by Yellowman. Greensleeves Records ‎LP Mister Yellowman 1982 produced by Henry "Junjo" Lawes. Last played on January 14th 2020
Traveling by Debra Keese. Seven Leaves Records LP Excaliburman produced by Lee Perry recorded at the Black Ark studios. Last played on January 14th 2020
Wrong Girl To Play With by Yellowman. Greensleeves Records LP Two Giants Clash Produced Arranged By – Henry 'Junjo' Lawes. Last played on January 14th 2020
Love & Unity - Mash Down Rome (12 Mix) by Michael Prophet. Shanachie Records boxset Dread Prophecy (The Strange And Wonderful Story Of Yabby You). Last played on January 14th 2020
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby by Audley Rollins & Shalom. Wackies LP Role Model 1984 produced by Lloyd Barnes. Last played on January 14th 2020
Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt by Yellowman. Henry Junjo Lawes Volcano Eruption CD 17 North Parade . Last played on January 14th 2020
Shank I Sheck by Horace Andy. Tad's Record ‎LP Showcase produced by Tad A. Dawkins, Jr. Last played on January 14th 2020
Roll On by Roland Alphonso. Wackies LP Roll On 1984 produced by Lloyd Barnes. Last played on January 14th 2020
Candid Eye by Im And David Studio One LP Money Maker. Last played on January 07 2020
Pay The Price by Dave Robinson. 7” 1978. Bad Gong Records. With the Mighty Diamonds. Last played on January 7th 2020
Dread In A Babylon by Bobby Thomas. ‎7” 1978 Boss Disc. With the revolutionaries. Last played on January 7th 2020
From Creation I Man There by Barry Brown. Justice 12” 1979 King Tubby & Bunny Lee. Last played on January 7th 2020
No Wicked Shall Enter (Extended Version) 1979 by Barry Brown. Justice 12" 1979. Last played on January 7th 2020
Child of Love by J.C. Lodge. Queens Of Ariwa Part 1 CD produced by Mad Professor. Last played on January 7th 2020
Pay Dem Dues by Ras Ibuna & Jah Woosh. Grove Music 12”. Last played on January 7th 2020
You Let Me Down by Joe Morgan. Afro Black ‎7” 1975. Produced by Lloyd Barnes. Last played on January 7th 2020
Basement Session by Joe Morgan. Bullwackie Records 7” 1976 . Last played on January 7th 2020
Stop Them by Joe Morgan. Fish Tea 12” 1980. Last played on January 7th 2020
S.O.S (Save Our Sons) by Carroll Thompson. Queens Of Ariwa Part 1 CD produced by Mad Professor. Last played on January 7th 2020
Jah Jah Robe by Rising Son. New Flower 7” 1976 produced by Al Campbell. Last played on January 7th 2020
Money Maker by Im And David Studio One LP Money Maker. Last played on January 7th 2020

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