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Junior Byles “Beat Down Babylon” (Upsetter)

“Beat Down Babylon” is featured on Byles’ 1971 Upsetter-produced album of the same name. His family were devoutly religious, and his early musical education came from singing in church. He formed the vocal trio The Versatiles in 1967, along with… Continue Reading

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The Viceroys “They Can’t Stop Us Now” 12″ (2 different mixes)

I call this riddim a ‘headbanga.’  I challenge you to not bob your head to this Linval Thompson-produced masterpiece.  This is the riddim to top all others and The Viceroys lay the vocal down in proper style.  Would you expect… Continue Reading

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Trojan Sound Talks Jungle, Ragga, Dubstep with MIDNIGHT RAVER

MIDNIGHT RAVER INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM INTERVIEW AND POST BY MIDNIGHT RAVER EDITOR GLEN LOCKLEY Today we are joined by a stalwart of the UK reggae scene – Adam Dewhurst aka Daddy Ad, legendary selector for the… Continue Reading

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The Impact Of Dub

The Impact Of Dub Mel Cooke, Gleaner Writer http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120229/ent/ent1.html#.T05FyLSwUug.facebook As the Jamaica Music Museum’s Sunday Grounation series closed at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, Kingston, on Sunday afternoon, dub was on the agenda of Dr Dennis Howard and the… Continue Reading