Reggae x-mas Utrecht

R.I.P. Glen Adams, keyboard player extraordinaire

Reggae music lost one of its pioneers last Friday with the death of keyboardist Glen Adams, who died at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He was 65 years old. Known as 'Capo', Adams was most active as a musician and performer during the mid- and late 1960s when he was a member of the Hippy Boys and the Upsetters, two of the most influential bands in reggae history. The latter backed The Wailers on Duppy Conqueror and Mr Brown, which were produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Adams wrote Mr Brown, an eerie song about a three-wheeled coffin prowling the streets of Kingston. Check the obituary @ Jamaican Gleaner here.

Elephantsounds Radioshow for ZionHIghness december 22, 2010

Baba Brooks – Twilight (Treasure Isle) LP
Stranger Cole – Rough & Tough (Trojan) LP
Pioneers – Catch the Beat (Randy’s – Joe Gibbs production) 7 inch
Little Rays (= Little Roy) – Bongo Nyah (Randy’s – Matador production) 7 inch
Delroy Wilson – Pretty Girl (Joe Gibbs) 7 inch
Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come (Mart’s Records) 7 inch
Augustus Pablo - Pablo at home (Pressure Beat)7 inch
John Holt – Bring it on home (VP) 7 inch
Toyan – Live Good (Roots Tradition) 7 inch
Leroy Smart – My Love is growing stronger (Empire) LP
Michael Prophet – 2000 years (Burning Sounds) LP
Desi Roots – Uptown Rebel (Hawkeye) 7 inch
Lion Youth – Rat A Cut Bottle (Virgo) 12 inch
King Scorcher – Things & Time (Big Ben Records) 7 inch
Lebert Bennet & Jah Berry – Captivity (Phase One) 12 inch
Barrington Levy – Trying to ruin my life (DeeJay) lp
Ringo – Working class + version (Pressure Sounds) lp
Nitty Gritty – We three kings (Tuff Gong) lp
Peter Metro – No problem (VP) lp
Frankie Paul – King Champion (Powerhouse) lp
Carlton Livingston - Why you do it (Witty) 7 inch
Frankie Paul – Tidal wave (Powerhouse) lp
Admiral Tibett – Who feels it knows it (Techniques) lp
Barry Brown – Unity (Channel One) lp
Mikey Dread – Roots & Culture (DATC) 10 inch
Jah Thomas – Living in Jamaica (Midnight Rock) LP
Sugar Minott – Fight against rasta (Up Tempo ) lp
Gappy Ranks – Put the stereo o (Peckings) 7 inch
Tippa Irie – Truths and rights (Lockdown) cd
Omar Perry – Father of creation (Lockdown) cd
Jah Mason & Al Francis – See the light cd
Natty King – Too humble (Weedy G) 7 inch
Lutan Fyah – Praise (Weedy G) 7 inch
Fantan Mojah – The Majesty don’t please (Weedy G) 7 inch
Daddy Rings – Ganja Pipe (Irie Ites) cd
Lutan Fyah – I Bun Police (Irie Ites) cd
Pinchers – Bloodstain (Digital B) 7 inch
Buju Banton – Murderer (Digital B) 7 inch
Michael Rose – Shilling (Twilight Soundsystem Showcase) lp
Bob Marley  The Wailers – Mr Brown (Black Tulip) LP

Elephantsounds Radioshow for ZionHIghness december 8, 2010

This is a special fun episode of Elephantsounds for radio! Old classics & rare scorchers, fun & music, peace & love in da dancehall!

Johnny Moore – Red is Danger (Top Deck) 7 inch
Bibby & The Astronouts – Please Beverly (Top Deck) 7 Inch
The Uniques – Love & Devotion (Pressure Sounds) LP
Johnny Osbourne – Ready or not (Techniques) CD
Chantells – Black Pearl (Tropical) 7 inch
The Ethiopians – Selah (Sir JJ) 7 inch
The Ethiopians – Jump up action (Pressure Beat) 7 inch
Delroy Jones – By 7 (Pressure Beat) 7 inch
The Jamaicans – Things you say you love (DBD)LP
Mighty Diamonds – Identity (Joe Gibbs) 7 inch
Mighty Diamonds – Back weh (Locks) 7 inch
Gregory Isaacs – Hod me tight (Trojan) lp
Ronnie Davis – Tradition song (Hot Stuff) 7 inch
Scientist – Mr Babylon dub (Jamaican Recordings) LP
Yabby You – Beware dub (YVJ) LP
Ja-Man All Stars – Babylon dub (Black Wax) 7 inch
Errol Davis – Path I’ve Taken (Phase One) 7 inch
Abyssinians – Prophecy (Clinch) lp
Crucials – Them want I (Phase One) 12 inch
The Rass-es – True experience (Ballistic) LP
Johnny Clarke – Enter his gates with praise (Lord Koos) 7 Inch
King Tubby – The hardest version (Lord Koos) 7 Inch
Culture – Down down Jamaica (Virgin) lp
Sugar Minott – All kinda people (Up Tempo) lp
Errol Dunkley – Little way different (Attack) lp
Junior Reid – Concrete Castle King (Wambesi) 7 inch
Ini Kamoze – Trouble You a Trouble Dem (Island) LP
Errol Scorcher – Under me (Crazy Joe) 7 inch
Nigger Kojak – Nice Up Jamaica (Carib Sounds) lp
Super Cat – Boops (Techniques) 7 inch
King Kong – Don’t touch me my boops (Jammy’s) 7 inch
Conroy Smith – Uptown Girl (Techniques) CD
Bobby Crystal – When it done (Jammy’s) 7 inch
Sanchezz – Loneliness – (Techniques) LP
Rappa Robert & Tippa Lee – Bulletin One (Taurus) 7 inch
Tiger – Ram Dancehall (Steelie & Cleevy) 7 inch
Early B – Gateman (Black Solidarity) 7 inch
Admiral Tibet – Terrorist (Techniques) CD
Culan Luke – Hustler (Peckings) 7 inch
YT – Safe my life (Peckings) 7 inch
Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin belly (Peckings) 7 inch
Anthony B & Half Pint – Hold on (Digital B) 7 inch
Sugar Roy & Conrad Crystal – Tired of it (Digital B) 7 inch
Paul Elliot - Ghetto Livity (Whizz Kidz) 10 inch