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Options August 30, 2020: Tear Down the Dance Hall

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
Jerry Johnson & Bullwackie's All Stars  Zion Rock Version   Options Come Let's Go b/w Zion Rock Version  City Line Records  1978  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Little John  Tear Down the Dance Hall   Options Dance Hall Showcase Vol. II  Wackie's  2008  0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Jackie & Soul Defenders  Reggae Wiggle   Options Studio One DJ's 2  Soul Jazz Records  2006  0:08:58 (Pop‑up)
Toyan  Warehouse Breaking   Options Spar With Me  17 North Parade / VP Records  1982  0:11:37 (Pop‑up)
Purpleman  Feeling Irie   Options The Yellow The Purple & The Nancy  Greensleeves Records  2010  0:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes  In the Jungle   Options Travel With Love  Nighthawk Records  1984  0:19:31 (Pop‑up)
Tenor Saw  Pumpkin Belly   Options Dancehall Vol. 1: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture  Soul Jazz Records  2008  0:23:26 (Pop‑up)
Jah Lion & Junior Murvin  Soldier and Police War   Options Police & Thieves (Deluxe Edition)  Island Records  2012  0:26:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Tommy McCook 

Tears of Love   Options

Blazing Horns / Tenor in Roots 

Blood & Fire Records 


0:30:45 (Pop‑up)
The Gaylettes & Lynn Taitt & The Jets  I Like Your World   Options Merritone Rocksteady 1966 to 1968 - 10 Rare Singles Set Part 2  Dub Store Records  2017  0:35:26 (Pop‑up)
Millie Small  Come and Hold Me Tight   Options Time Will Tell  Trojan Records  1970  0:38:14 (Pop‑up)
Marcia Griffiths  Feel Like Jumping   Options Reggae Anthology Melody Life  VP Records  2007  0:41:13 (Pop‑up)
Sister Carol  Lovers Rock Style   Options Liberation for Africa  Serious Gold  1983  0:44:46 (Pop‑up)
Sheila Hylton  The Bed's Too Big Without You   Options Trojan Presents Lovers Rock: 40 Romantic Reggae Classics  Trojan Records  2011  0:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Hollie Cook  Superstar   Options Superstar b/w Superdub  Merge Records  2017  0:53:00 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Hollie Cook 

Superdub   Options

Superstar b/w Superdub 

Merge Records 


0:56:50 (Pop‑up)
Eric Monty Morris  Blackman Ska   Options Kentone Ska from Federal Records: Skalvouvia 1963-1965  Kentone Records  2018  1:00:46 (Pop‑up)
The Spanishtonians  You Wish Me Bad (Take 6)   Options Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7'' Vinyl Box Set  Trojan Records  2017  1:03:16 (Pop‑up)
The Silvertones  True Confession   Options Ska After Ska After Ska  Heartbeat Records  2000  1:06:29 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Opel  Pictures of Smoke   Options Top Deck Presents: Ska Vocalists  Spectrum Music  2013  1:08:38 (Pop‑up)
Don Drummond  Roll on Sweet Don   Options Don Cosmic  Studio One / Yep Roc  2017  1:11:37 (Pop‑up)
Lee Perry & The Sensations  Set Them Free   Options Trojan Rude Boy Box Set  Trojan Records  2002  1:15:04 (Pop‑up)
James Eastwood  Darkest Night   Options Darkest Night b/w The Red Sea  Pressure Sounds  2019  1:17:29 (Pop‑up)
Scotty  I Count the Skank   Options Unbelievable Sounds  Trojan Records  1998  1:21:20 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Yabby U 

Robber Rock   Options

King Tubby's Prophecy of Dub 

Blood & Fire 


1:23:57 (Pop‑up)
George Faith  In the Midnight Hour / Ya Ya (Medley)   Options Super Eight  Spectrum Music  2012  1:28:23 (Pop‑up)
Ruddy Thomas & Welton Irie  Shake Your Body Down to the Ground   Options 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol.4  VP Records  2010  1:35:22 (Pop‑up)
Joy Card  Boy I Love You   Options Boy I Love You  Wackie's  2005  1:43:48 (Pop‑up)
Mikey Dread  Heavy-Weight Sound   Options Swalk  Dread at the Controls  2003  1:49:06 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Clarke  Move Out of Babylon Rastaman   Options A Ruffer Version: Johnny Clarke At King Tubby's 1974-78  Trojan Records  2002  1:54:25 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ranking Dread 

Bom Dub   Options

Ranking Dread in Dub 

Silver Kamel Audio 


1:57:45 (Pop‑up)
Ken Boothe  Is It Because I'm Black?   Options The Ken Boothe Collection (Eighteen Classic Songs)  Trojan Records  1987  2:01:27 (Pop‑up)
Lee Van Cliff  Water Gone   Options Rub-A-Dub Soldiers  Makasound  2007  2:04:51 (Pop‑up)
Junior Byles  Heart and Soul   Options Scorchers from the Mighty Two  17 North Parade / VP Records  2008  2:08:07 (Pop‑up)
Bob Marley & The Wailers  Thank You Lord   Options Wail 'n Soul'm Singles Selecta  Universal  2005  2:11:49 (Pop‑up)
Tenor Saw  Golden Hen   Options 600% Dynamite!  Soul Jazz Records  2003  2:14:45 (Pop‑up)
Marvels  Touch Me Baby   Options Trojan Reggae Rarities Box Set  Trojan Records  2004  2:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Derrick Harriott  Walk the Streets   Options Rock Steady Party  Dub Store Records  2016  2:21:20 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jackie Mittoo 

Peace Treaty   Options

Striker Showcase 

17 North Parade / VP Records 


2:24:51 (Pop‑up)
Keith Hudson & Big Youth  Can You Keep a Secret   Options The Hudson Affair: Keith Hudson and Friends  Sanctuary Records  2004  2:28:38 (Pop‑up)
The Congos  Don't Blame It On I   Options The Heart of the Congos  VP Records  2017  2:31:16 (Pop‑up)
The Upsetters  Straight to the Head   Options The Good, The Bad And The Upsetters  Trojan Records  1970  2:35:08 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Robinson  Let the Little Girl Dance   Options Reggae Jeggae 1968/69  Crazy Joe Records  2006  2:39:25 (Pop‑up)
The Mad Lads  Mother Nature   Options Winston Riley's Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969  Dub Store Records  2017  2:41:26 (Pop‑up)
Clancy Eccles & The Dynamites  Auntie Lulu   Options Clancy Eccles And Friends: Fatty Fatty 1967-1970  Trojan Records  2002  2:43:42 (Pop‑up)
Horace Andy  Tag Along   Options Get Wise  Pressure Sounds  2014  2:45:59 (Pop‑up)
The Ethiopians  Cool It Amigo   Options Reggae Hit the Town  Trojan Records  2000  2:48:02 (Pop‑up)
Alton & Hortense Ellis  Breakfast in Bed   Options I'm Still in Love with You  Heartbeat Records  2006  2:50:40 (Pop‑up)
The Upsetters  Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye   Options The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 2  Trojan Records  2003  2:55:06 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
King Tubby and the Aggrovators 

Mountains Rain   Options

Dubbing in the Backyard 

Pressure Sounds 


2:57:51 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am Marley P. Dogg:

Moooooooooorrrrrrnnnnniiinnnngggg Gary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Gary:

Hellooo, Marley!
Avatar 9:03am Ruth Booth:

Moooorning Marley P. and Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am PaulRobeson1920:

Warm Greetings ya’ll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Gary:

Good morning and THANK YOU, Ruth! Hey there, PaulRobeson1920!
  9:06am The Butterman:

Hey Ruth, hey Gary. Thanks for the tunage!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Gary:

Thanks for hanging out, Butterman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Marley P. Dogg:

Hello Ruth! Thanks for working the board!
  9:18am Reggae Dan:

Morning Gary and all reggae fans, off to a good start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Gary:

Morning, Reggae Dan!
  9:22am The Butterman:

Wow, never knew of Purpleman. Didn’t know there were three albino dancehall dj’s. What the heck! That seems like crazy odds.
  9:22am ami ad:

Hello DJ. Hello all. Sounding good here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am Gary:

Welcome, Ami Ad!
  9:24am ami ad:

Peace be on us.
  9:26am morphe':

Solid GS Vibrations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! was stuck in a Horrible email and the ringing gong drew me back to goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Gary!!!!! and All!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9:27am The Butterman:

Ami ad, morning. Is it way in your brain yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Gary:

Haha, hey Morphe'! Almost want to wonder if maybe all email isn't horrible, tho?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am PaulRobeson1920:

“War in Rhodesia”
  9:31am Martinibomb:

Good morning Gary!
  9:31am ami ad:

@The Butterman: Morning. Taking it slower these days.
  9:33am agav:

top of the morning to one and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am Gary:

Nice to see you, Martinibomb and Agav!
  9:38am agav:

  9:39am morphe':

Gary - when you end an email as follows - you know it is a REALLY BAD EMAIL!!!
Thanks for pulling me out of the muck and the Mire
"Ya both have fucked up really badly in terms of communication and good faith...
Shitty actions/behaviours have shitty Karmic consequences in this lifetime...
Good luck with future endeavors..."
Sorry if that is TMI
Thanks for pulling me out of the muck and the Mire!!!!
...I need this for a bit of cleansing!!!!
Truly thanks!!!
  9:40am agav:

tune after tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Gary:

  9:41am The Butterman:

Ami ad, ok. Good for you or too bad. Probably a little of both. Hope all is well for you.
  9:43am morphe':

Dancing it all off/out of my soul ... groovin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Simon is humming along happily as the rice is bubbling slow jamishly!!!!!
  9:45am Martinibomb:

one of my fave riddims this bass pattern always rules
  9:47am agav:

praying the news bout purpleman is wrong
  9:49am ami ad:

@The Butterman:Thanks,still here,as well as can be,I guess. Still sitting plenty.
What's with you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Brian in UK:

Hello Gary and Ruth, grooving with tunes and paint brush in hand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Gary:

Morning, Brian!
  9:55am agav:

i love hearing women reggae singers...especially when i never or hardly hear their music play
  9:56am The Butterman:

Ami, just chillin here in Fanwood NJ. with nothing really to do. I have a random ear infection so I too am taking it easy. One more week then back to teaching or “staring at the fuckin computer machine all day”
  9:59am agav:

love Holly Cook
Avatar 9:59am LambdaCalculus:

Good morning Gary!
  10:03am morphe':

Butterman - do you know the website of Phoebe in Fanwood (I think that is correct)in order to see/download her get out the vote graphics???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am Gary:

Hey there, LambdaCalculus!
  10:05am The Butterman:

Morphe, yes of course. Phoebe was my student. I was her art teacher!
  10:08am ami ad:

@The Butterman:Oh. Keep strong.
  10:17am Morphe’:

Butterman .. did not know that!! Did you play fun in the class ? I taught 27 years alt hs nyc ..lit and photoshop.. played fmu except during reading times or direct instruction.. what is the site to get the voting poster? Thanks
Avatar 10:17am mb:

Rasta! Irie vibes, y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Gary:

Welcome, MB!
  10:21am The Butterman:

Fmu is a constant in my classroom. Obviously not during times of necessary quiet. And I’m always scared during Ken’s show because he can say some crazy shit! Phoebe’s website is https://phoebecollins27.wixsite.com/portfolio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am chresti:

Morning skankers!
  10:27am Morphe’:

Thanks Butterman and thanks for the good work... for fmu safety/scholl safety I relied on Trouble, r weisberg and the archives...ken and Jonson/X-ray were not in play
  10:30am The Butterman:

Thank YOU Morphe’. Trouble is an amazing role model. Ken plays screaming goats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am chresti:

Gary! Making ital coffee..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am chresti:

Great selections as always.
  10:37am agav:

mike jack birthday just passed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Gary:

Thanks, Chresti! Gotta make up for lack of personality somewhere
  10:42am Morphe’:

Butterman ... got hassle from a doofy supervisor for using “THE HARDER THEY COME” along with Macbeth and Antigone in a unit on TRAGEDY... In the end, the unit was validated .. and the doofuss was told to leave me alone...
Avatar 10:47am Mike W:

great sounds, great vibes, solid personality
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Gary:

Welcome, Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am chresti:

Gary, you are Mr. Personality!
  10:52am The Butterman:

Supervisors have to justify their “jobs” somehow Morphe’. Generally I get total freedom to do what I want with my students and projects. Did have a 2 hour meeting with assistant superintendent and supervisor about a boob once. Big to do over the boob but no one said jack about the person swallowing a butcher knife in the same drawing. Funny. Small minded people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Gary:

Morphe', that's crazy -- glad you got validated in the end
  10:54am dickie rude:

Got me smilin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Gary:

Hey there, Dickie Rude!
  10:57am Morphe’:

Gary/Butterman - and it was super relevant... Bklyn school with big WI pop. And they having 17-21 years and surrounded by the lure of fast$$$$$
  10:57am ami ad:

where is out of reach of babylon?
  11:01am Morphe’:

Ami - a secluded compound in the middle hillls of Cockpit country, Jamaica
Avatar 11:01am LambdaCalculus:

It's beautifully breezy out here in NJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Brian in UK:

Gary, get yourself a nice hot milky drink!
  11:04am ami ad:

@Morphe': Sign me up please.
  11:06am Morphe’:

Ami - you would have to talk to a Genuine RAS about that... l am not a RAS...but DOWN WITH THE OPPRESSORS!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am chresti:

I saw the cockpit country from the air, flying to Kingston from Negril. It looks like a dark green upside down egg carton.
  11:13am ami ad:

@morphe': Seen,I am not RAS neither.
  11:14am johnzo:

thank you lord and lady for wfmu & solid foundation! praise jah! bless you & Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Gary:

Thank you, kindly, Johnzo!
  11:17am Morphe’:

Off to play racquet ball with my wee Simon(9)..Thanks Gary and all... going out with Bang the GONG!'!!!! POSITIVE!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Gary:

Happy Racqueteering, Morphe'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am chresti:

Gary, how long do have the Solid Foundation gig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Gary:

Two more shows after this one, Chresti
  11:21am ami ad:

@Morphe':Take care,enjoy it.
  11:23am agav:

gary, you can't leave, unless the Sarge comes back...
  11:24am agav:

please don't leave
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Gary:

Th' Sarge is comin' back!
  11:26am agav:

ok. yahll should run tunes together
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am chresti:

Gary's regular gig^
  11:30am johnzo:

you've been fantastic! are you gonna have your own show soon?
  11:32am agav:

perfect transition...mr. lack of personality
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Gary:

Johnzo! I've got a show called Bodega Pop that is on the Give the Drummer stream at: wfmu.org...
Avatar 11:49am LambdaCalculus:

I hate cutting it short, but I've gotta run for a bit. Thanks for some awesome tunes today, Gary!
  11:49am johnzo:

oh yea! haha sorry, bad with names, definitely been listening to BPL for years hHa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Gary:

Ciao, LambdaCalculus!
  11:50am johnzo:

isn't it bodega pop live?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am chresti:

That's it johnzo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Gary:

Yes! Tho I recently shortened it to just Bodega Pop to save me that 3/4th second when saying the name
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Gary:

This Wednesday's show's gonna be three hours of East German craziness from the 70s & 80s: wfmu.org...
  11:55am ami ad:

Thank you DJ,Crew. JobLess the people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Rich in Washington:

Been listening since very early this morning. Splendid show, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am chresti:

Thanks Gary! Hi Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Gary:

Thanks, Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Gary:

Have a terrific Sunday, everyone!
  12:00pm agav:

be safe er' one. peace out Ruth Gary Jeff Sarge and all listeners...
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