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Options July 11, 2018: Testify! Goes to Jamaica!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners   Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017`  MP3 
Desmond Dekker and the Aces  Israelites   Options 45RPM Single  UNI  1969  45 
Desmond Dekker and the Aces  Intensified   Options The Israelites  Uni  1969  LP 
Dave and Ansil Collins  Double Barrell   Options 45RPM Single  Techniques  1971  45 
The Slickers  Johnny Too Bad   Options 45RPM Single  Panther  1970  45 
Don Drummond  Man In The Street   Options 45RPM Single  Island  1964  45 
The Hooters  Man In the Street   Options Hot Spots  Hot Spots  1981  MP3 
 
Harry J All Stars  Liquidator   Options 45RPM Single  Harry J  1969  45 
Dandy Livingstone  A Message To You Rudy   Options 45RPM Single  Ska Beat  1967  45 
Prince Busters All Stars  One Step Beyond   Options 45RPM Single  Blue Beat  1965  45 
Prince Busters All Stars  Al Capone   Options 45RPM Single  Blue Beat  1965  45 
Toots and the Maytals  Pressure Drop   Options 45RPM Single  Jaguar  1969  45 
Toots and the Maytals  54-46 Was My Number   Options 45RPM Single  Shelter  1972  45 
Bob Marley and the Wailers  Soul Shakedown Party   Options 45RPM Single  Trojan  1970  45 
Zap Pow  This Is Reggae Music   Options 45RPM Single  Trojan  1972  45 
 
The Federalmen  Soul Serenade   Options 45RPM Single  Steady  1970  45 
The Gayletts  Son of a Preacherman   Options 45RPM Single  Steady  1969  45 
The Pioneers  At the Discotheque   Options 45RPM Single  Trojan  1973  45 
Dobby Dobson  Don't Make Me Over   Options 45RPM Single  Pama  1970  45 
Lorna Bennett  Breakfast In Bed   Options 45RPM Single  Harry J  1972  45 
Zap Pow  Soul Revival   Options 45RPM Single  Jaywax  1976  45 
Tomorrow's Children  Sister Big Stuff   Options 45RPM Single  London  1971  45 
Shark Wilson and the Basement Heaters  Make It Reggae   Options 45RPM Single  Ashanti  1971  45 
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires  Hot Reggae   Options Reggae Hot and Cool  Dynamic  1972  LP 
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires  Shaft   Options 45RPM Single  Dynamic  1972  45 
Pat Rhoden  Living For the city   Options 45RPM Single  Attack  1974  45 
Pat Rhoden  Boogie On Reggae Woman   Options 45RPM Single  Horse  1975  45 
Jackie Mittoo  Hip Hug   Options Evening Time  Coxsone  1968  LP 
 
Alton Ellis  La La Means I Love You   Options 45RPM Single  Mr Tipsy  1968  45 
Horace Andy  Show and Tell   Options 45RPM Single  Money Disc  1973  45 
Winston Samuels and the Clintones  Let's Get It On   Options 45RPM Single  Clintone  1973  45 
Ken Boothe  It's Gonna Take a Miracle   Options 45RPM Single  Hulk  1974  45 
Ken Boothe  Down By the River   Options Let's Get It On  Trojan  1974  LP 
Pioneers  Papa Was a Rolling Stone   Options 45RPM Single  Trojan  1977  45 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:01pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from Wisconsin, mon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:04pm chresti:

Hello greetings
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Chresti! Hey C!
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:07pm Erica:

Hi. Sorry I didn't show up last time. 5 hours is too much for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:07pm chresti:

The Magnificent!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:09pm chresti:

Gateway Jamaican tunes here...CHUNE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

Lots more to come!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:10pm chresti:

nice version of Johnny Too Bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:11pm Funky16Corners:

The original (as far as I know)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

seems i was usually led to a section of the fence where there was no gate
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:13pm coelacanth∅:

(though i did hear johnny too bad first by Bunny Wailer, like many people i assume)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:14pm chresti:

I heard it first on "The Harder They Come"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, this is THOSE Hooters
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

Very early days
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:17pm Erica:

I was about to ask if this was a different "Hooters".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

They were a whole different kind of band in the beginning
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:18pm coelacanth∅:

i don't think i heard the entire harder they come soundtrack until about 1981.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:19pm coelacanth∅:

(and i wasn't too impressed, in general!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:20pm chresti:

I think it was around 80-81
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:23pm chresti:

I saw the movie in a outdoor cinema near monte carlo/nice area on the beach, in 1980
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:24pm coelacanth∅:

i had (still have) a friend who was into reggae in the mid/late 70s turned me on to burning spear, black uhuru, yellowman....i knew Bunny Wailer's solo work better than i knew Marley for a few years there. the harder they come soundtrack was too poppy for me when i heard it.
i like most of it now though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:24pm chresti:

not Nice, Menton
  Wed. 7/11/18 10:26pm Gary via app:

I saw Harder They Come in Santa Cruz in the 70s and it blew me away
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:26pm Funky16Corners:

Used to be on Night Flight all the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:29pm coelacanth∅:

i saw that film at some reggae festival...or at the count basie theatre during a Bob Marley birthday event... i don't remember for sure, and i don't remember much of the movie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:30pm chresti:

A show on KCRW in the 80s, Reggae Beat, was where I caught the fever, Hank Holmes portion of the show I would record, and so on and so forth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:32pm Funky16Corners:

I dig all kinds of reggae, but mainly collect ska, rocksteady, and Jamaican covers of American soul and funk
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:32pm coelacanth∅:

chresti kcrw is that different than wkcr?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:34pm chresti:

A friend of mine says he has/had a MASSIVE collection from Jamaica
KCRW, Santa Monica College-maybe a sister station
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:36pm coelacanth∅:

wkcr is columbia university in ny. last time i listened was mostly jazz but would have specials (as on Marley's birthday)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:39pm chresti:

I stopped listening in the 90s, after Hank left. I would try to find the tracks I wrote down from the cassettes of his set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:40pm coelacanth∅:

i have what i think is a respectable reggae collection, but i know it's pretty dismal speck compared to some collections
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:40pm chresti:

The one that I couldn't find was "Hello Honey" by the Maytals
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:41pm Funky16Corners:

I have a buddy that was deep into funk for years ad then did a deep, deep dive into reggae 45s
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:42pm chresti:

It's a logical transition
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:45pm chresti:

The harmonies are what got me hooked
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:45pm Jeff Ash:

I am wanting jerk chicken and a Cold Stripe now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:45pm coelacanth∅:

i never collected reggae 45s. i would if i had lots of money. i do have many old comps though, with a lot of those groovy rocksteady singles on 'em.
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:46pm Jeff Ash:

I mean a cold Red Stripe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:46pm Funky16Corners:

@Jeff - That sounds really good!
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:47pm Erica:

Sorry for keeping quiet. Not sure how long I'll be here for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:47pm chresti:

yeah there are great compilations- I would look for a song I was looking for and grab it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:48pm chresti:

patties?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:49pm coelacanth∅:

for a while i bought about any vintage comp i found. i figured there's be something to make it worth it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:50pm coelacanth∅:

(i was always into albums anyway, but mainly i did that because i had little knowledge of what to look for)
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 10:52pm Erica:

I love the organ keyboard on this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

Yeah, it's nice, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:53pm chresti:

I think the first comp for me was a blank Trojan with "Queen of the World" on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:53pm coelacanth∅:

Johnny Nash broke through though in the us. i got the album at a very young age but except for "i can see clearly now" it mostly bored me
...Peter Tosh was when i really perked my ears up, because of his militant politics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:54pm coelacanth∅:

who's that chresti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

Johnny Nash was American. From Texas. He had a hit in the 60s in Jamaica and fell in love with the sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:56pm chresti:

Claudette Miller(?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:57pm coelacanth∅:

ha yeah i think i did read that in "catch a fire" but that Marley helped him a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:58pm Funky16Corners:

He had a bunch of hits in the 60s. He veen had his own label, Joda. One of the earliest Cowsills 45s was on Joda
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:58pm chresti:

and Lloyd
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 10:59pm coelacanth∅:

whoa -Johnny Nash did?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:00pm chresti:

/www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:01pm coelacanth∅:

...maybe i have it backwards! maybe Nash assisted Marley to get through...but then, to what...Blackwell?
-or maybe that book is as full of tall tales as it seems!
(-or maybe i'm just very tired)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:03pm Funky16Corners:

Nash recorded with Marley early on, but the Wailers had already had some success during the ska days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

cool, chresti. i thought you were saying there was a song called "queen of the world" that grabbed you; but that's the comp.

Larry i know they did... i don't trust what i remember about the connection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

(it may've been some royalty issue with Nash recording those Marley songs...but my brain will hurt if i think about it much more!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:08pm chresti:

there might be a comp with that title somewhere
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:10pm Funky16Corners:

I'll have to go back and check the chronology.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:10pm chresti:

my copy had that title because I wrote it on the front with a sharpie
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:13pm coelacanth∅:

chresti that discogs page is confusing! "1 composition, 16 tracks"? what does that mean?! and if it's a comp why doesn't it list the tracks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:16pm chresti:

www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:18pm chresti:

sorry, I'm trying to drag it with apple mouse on a pc
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:19pm Funky16Corners:

Big Shot had one of the great label designs
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:20pm Jeff Ash:

"Very good," indeed, as written on the label!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

Larry i just read the wikipedia entree on Johnny Nash and it has an in-detailed overview of what you're saying. (i'm sure i've read that before but i forgot) -the other involvements i'm having trouble recalling the details of i must've read in "catch a fire"; which is in this house i'm in but it's a poorly written book with almost no order and i wont hope to find what i'm looking for in any brief amount of time.
...it makes sense Nash is from the us though, judging by his (very safe) sound on that album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:20pm chresti:

Ya Such a treasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:23pm coelacanth∅:

uh, i meant "UN-detailed...jeez)

- so that was your first,chresti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:25pm coelacanth∅:

righteous version mon
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:26pm Erica:

This version of Reggae Woman makes sense because it IS reggae.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:27pm chresti:

When I started shopping for reggae/ska/rocksteady music
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:28pm chresti:

one of the first
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:29pm chresti:

coxsone was another with great compilations
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:30pm chresti:

Reggae Time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:32pm chresti:

www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:34pm coelacanth∅:

yeah and those studio one comps are killer!
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:36pm Jeff Ash:

Thanks, Larry! Catch you later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:36pm coelacanth∅:

Stevie's original is reggae, by most standards
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:37pm coelacanth∅:

(or at least most non-ja standards)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:37pm Funky16Corners:

@C- I agree, but it's cool to hear a straight up reggae cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:38pm coelacanth∅:

for sure, and a good one too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:38pm chresti:

Yeah! covers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:40pm doctorjazz:

Just made it for the home stretch, another one to catch in the Archive, looks like a great fun show.
Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:41pm coelacanth∅:

this is on one of my comps; and i have to admit i don't know that i've ever heard the original
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

Big hit by Al Wilson in 1973
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:42pm Erica:

Hi doctor jazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:43pm northguineahills:

Good stuff, Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:44pm coelacanth∅:

thanks Larry. Al Wilson barely on my radar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:44pm doctorjazz:

Hi Erica!
Nice cover of Let's Get It On (well played 45....(
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:45pm coelacanth∅:

yeah this is another righteous cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:46pm doctorjazz:

Reggae covers of American hits are almost always terrific (even if the original wasn't quite...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:47pm Funky16Corners:

I wish you could see the label this is on. Hulk records, with a picture (naturally) of the Hulk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

www.45cat.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:49pm doctorjazz:

That is a cool label!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:50pm doctorjazz:

Neil! Reggaefied!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:50pm coelacanth∅:

nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:50pm Funky16Corners:

I have a Jamaican pressing of an Eddie Bo 45 with Ben Grimm on the label
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:50pm doctorjazz:

(but, does it have the 1 note solo....)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:50pm northguineahills:

What doctorjazz said....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

The album that this is from is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:52pm coelacanth∅:

Neil did play some reggae - at least once!
(cortez the killer. amusing.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:52pm doctorjazz:

Man, may have to get it...
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Papa was down by the river? La la la means let's get it on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:56pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Franco!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

papa la la means let's get it on down by the river
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:56pm Erica:

That's a good one Franco
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/11/18 11:57pm coelacanth∅:

(by the rolling river?)
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:58pm Franco Twinkie:

Larry! You. you, you....Mr. Big Stuff!
Avatar Wed. 7/11/18 11:59pm Erica:

Papa got it on by the river.
  Thu. 7/12/18 12:00am chresti:

Thanks for the musical treasure Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/12/18 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Thanks for listening guys!
Avatar Thu. 7/12/18 12:00am Erica:

I hope to hear from you again next week too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/12/18 12:01am Funky16Corners:

I will be here!
Avatar Thu. 7/12/18 12:01am Erica:

Goodnight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/12/18 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Nite Erica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/12/18 12:01am coelacanth∅:

Stellar program Larry -sayn!
Thanks!
gnight y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/12/18 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
  Thu. 7/12/18 12:02am chresti:

Ha Erica
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