I highly recommend that you visit the KINGSTON ROOTS blog. I don’t know who runs it, but he shares TONS and TONS of rare, out-of-print, C-label reggae. These are records you’ve probably never seen, and you will probably never see them again, as most were released by “fly-by-night” labels. Really incredible collection!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LION OF JUDAH TO GO TO THE SITE
My friend and owner of www.upsetter.net, Mick Sleeper, produces some of the best podcasts on the net. I have shared his “Radio Scratch” podcasts on the Midnight Raver blog, and today I share Episode 1 of his “Bass Culture” podcasts. I have also included a download link to a high quality .mp3 audio file of the podcast.
BASS CULTURE – Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture – Island
BABYLON A FALL – Lee Perry – Soundzs From The Hotline – Heartbeat
HUMBLE – Paul St. Hilaire – Adsom: A Divine State of Mind – False Tuned
DESTINATION UNKNOWN – Sly & Robbie – Dubmission – Island
SELASSIE I CONTINUALLY – Disrupt – Foundation Bit – Jahtari
CONQUERING LION – Smith & Mighty – Select Cuts From Blood & Fire – Select Cuts
DEPTH CHARGE – Twilight Circus – Dub Voyage – M Records
PLEASURES OF THE DANCE – Mad Professor & Ruts DC – Rhythm Collision – ROIR
CHAMPION SOUND – Dubmatix – Atomic Subsonic – 7 Arts
STEP LIKE PEPPER – Massaneh Meets The Equalizer – In Dub We Trust – Select Cuts
RUN COME RALLY – Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Jesus Dread – Blood & Fire
HUNGERING DUB – King Tubby – Prophecy Of Dub – Blood & Fire
RALLY DUB REMIX – Apollo 440 – 10″ single – Select Cuts
EASY CHAIR – Little Roy – Tafari Earth Uprising – Pressure Sounds
FALSE RULERS – Earth And Stone – Kool Roots – Pressure Sounds
FEEL THE SPIRIT – Wailing Souls – Wild Suspense – Island
MANKIND – Adrian Miller – Summer Records Anthology – Light In The Attic
JAH INA ME HEAD – Mikey General – 7″ Single – Henfield
DELIVER ME – Pinchers – 7″ Single – Henfield
BLACK SURVIVORS – Anthony B – 7″ Single – Massive B
AFRICANS – Burro Banton – 7″ Single – Massive B
ROADBLOCK – Screwdriver – 7″ single – Penthouse
SLAM BAM – Alborosie – 7″ single – Forward
DO YOUR THING – Ritchie MacDonald – Rhythm Master Vol. 2 – Hot Pot
LIVELY UP YOURSELF – Bob Marley – Natty Dread – Island
QUIET! DO NOT DISTURB – Bobby Patterson – Soul Of A Man – Fuel
What I have shared with you today is high quality video footage of the now-historic performance at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen on June 13, 1980. This is probably one of Marley’s best known shows as it has been rebroadcast throughout Europe on live rock television shows like “Rockpalast”.
This concert features a lovely intro set by the I-Threes followed by a fiery performance by The Wailers. The video quality is near perfect, thanks to fans who have continually upgraded it year after year. This footage is much better than even the bootlegged DVDs circulating right now (I know because I purchased one). Much like the Amandla footage from 1979, it is somewhat surprising that this concert has not been released officially by Island or Tuff Gong as it would require very little remastering/upgrading.
I could not locate a press review for the Dortmund, Germany show, therefore I included a review of the Strasbourg, France performance, which took place a few days earlier on June 9, 1980. The review, written by Desmond Allen, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner on June 19, 1980.
Enjoy! It is not every day that you get Marley footage of this quality!