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Admiral International - Alexander Hamilton Hotel, 55 Church Street, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A 1981

Featuring: Welton irie, Gully Ranking, Mikey Jarrett


Selector: Gary


This is one of the earliest American tapes we have heard and it features a sound called Admiral International recorded in 1981. The location of this dance was the **Alexander Hamilton Hotel in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. It features the great Welton Irie passing through along with Mikey Jarrett and Gully Ranking(aka Gully General) holding the mic....

** Thanks to Ras Adam and Mikey Jarrett for this additional info.

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African Love Hi Fi Brooklyn March 1984

Featuring: Early B, Dickie Ranking, Mikey Jarrett, Sassafrass, Mouth a Massey,
Gregory Nose, Rebel U, Satta George..

Selectors: Mikey & Claudie..


"Visiting Ja deejays Dicky Ranking, Sassafrass and Early B are in Brooklyn for this African Love dance and they really rock the dance, especially "The Doctor" Early B, who’s lyrics on "Bible Story" and the ever popular "Visit Of King Selassie", educate as well as entertain. Dicky Ranking does the roll call on "Get Physical" over the Bobby Bobylon riddim and then salutes A Team actor Mr.T. Local deejays Mouth A Massy and Gregory Nose team up for a "Batman & Robin" combination, and in the absence of Shinehead, Rebel U delivers some reggae raps inspired by Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five"

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African Love Hi Fi Reggae Lounge 285 West Broadway, Manhattan 27-2-1986

Featuring: Shinehead, Lee Van Cleef, Josey Wales, Dicky Ranking, Jah Bud, Mikey Jarrett,
Sister Carol, Squiddly Ranking, Lightning & Thunder....

Selectors: Claudie & Mikey...


Manhattan’s plush club, Reggae Lounge is the venue for one of America’s long standing sounds, African Love. Mikey Jarrett has appeared on many a US sound tape and here he gets extended time on the mic “Kicking Up Rumpuss” alongside the “Colonel” Josey Wales, who’s “Undercover Lover” is a favourite here. Shinehead has long been associated with this sound and is on good form once again, singing his big African Love single “Good Love Tonight”, and then really bursting into life when Claudie and Mikey unleash Sleng Teng.”

This one is a tape from our good spar Keith who has asked us to work on all his tapes for him and to post them up... Some good stuff to come from him, so big up to Keith and thanks for this great session.... PEACE

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Ambassador Hi Fi – Miami, Florida, 11th April 1987

Featuring: Professor Nuts, Sassafrass, Malibu, Leroy Gibbon, Charlie Chaplin, Tenor Saw, Mikey Melody

Selector – Grandpa


“Florida being the nearest American state to Jamaica is a natural stopping off point for Jamaican artists to perform at stage shows and sound system events. Here in Miami, the Ambassador sound has some top entertainers passing through. “Original Horseman” Sassafrass comes with his “New Broom, Old Broom” solo piece and then chats in combination with “Principal” Charlie Chaplin for their take on the popular “Get Some Belly”. Self styled “Dancehall Joker” Professor Nuts has the crowd roaring with his tale of the “Raggamuffin Natty Dread”. Selector Grandpa keeps the music flowing with custom made specials from Super Black and Mikey Melody, who’s also here live, trading lines with Tenor Saw towards the end of this session”

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Atomic Nuclear Hi Fi New York March 1990

Featuring: Johnny P, Dirty Harry, Mystic Lady, Supercat, Junior Cat, Shaggy, Naturalee,
King Solomon...

Selector: Sleepy...


“Here’s New York’s Atomic Nuclear sound system in a 1990 session with some big names passing through. Around this time “Bad Bad” Johnny P was making a name for himself with nuff dancehall combinations and solo pieces and here he comes forward with lyrics like “Fight Fi Old Bruck”, “Every Posse Follow Me” and “One Beer Bad Boy”. Star of the future and “Original Doberman” aka Shaggy is here too and he roughs up the dance with some slackness all over the ruling “Gun In A Baggy” riddim. But it’s not all slackness and there are three ex Killamanjaro deejays in attendance, Super Cat, his younger brother Junior Cat and the “Texas Ranger” Dirty Harry. They combine well, coming with strong lyrics especially over Super Cat’s big hit “Sweets For My Sweets.”

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Bombshell Hi Fi New York, 1985

Featuring: Screechy Dan, James Bond, Shelley Thunder, Super Jerry, Gregory Nose, Smuggler, Papa Ranjit

Selector – Occa T

“This tape captures the Bombshell posse in session in early 1985. The location is uncertain but it could very well be in the Brooklyn area. The local deejays are out in force and all come with good style and fashion. Deejay James Bond handles the microphone expertly and strings his lyrics together nicely for “Deep Sea Diver”, “Can’t Take The Winter” and in particular on “Me Young”. Female deejay Shelley Thunder, the small horsewoman, is perhaps the most rated here and she shines, all too briefly here, on “Girl Stylee”. The vibes are JA inspired but an entertaining sound all told.”

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David Rodigan SNWMF Boonville, CA 2008

Another top class set from the SNWMF and once more this is a crystal clear recording. We have over 3 hours of non-stop niceness from the UK's very own David 'Ram-Jam' Rodigan. I wont spoil the surprise with a run down of tunes, let's just say that he absolutely smashes up the Boonville area and we are treated to slice after slice of reggae history...

Gwaaaan Roddy!!!

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Diplomat Hi Fi – Boston, Massachusetts, May 1984

Brigadier Jerry, Sassafrass

Selector – Juki Jam

 “Here’s one of Boston’s eighties sounds, Diplomat Hi Fi.  This recording captures the final part of the evening’s entertainment and it has two big JA supas, Brigadier Jerry and Sassafrass passing through the place. The “Prison Oval Rock” rhythm is the backdrop to Briggy’s “Horse A Gallop” and Sassa’s “Gamble For We”. Both are in good form with Brigadier rolling out his big lyrics for “Pain” and Sassa even croons Ken Boothes “Silver Words” before the lights come up and the people head for home.”

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Downbeat International – Club HQ, 476 White Plains Road, Bronx, NYC, 17th April 1983

Featuring: Brigadier Jerry, Sister Carol, Bobby Culture, Louie Ranking, Welton Irie, Shinehead

Selector – Tony Screw

 “These sounds are “played by Downbeat Intellectual, alone”. So says Brigadier Jerry, just one of a few big name deejays lighting up this early 1983 session at Bronx’s Club HQ. Bobby Culture is “Big Bout Ya” and has some sharp lyrics in his “Yardie” homage and the confident “Riddim Rider” Louie Ranking sings and deejays his way through the “Say What Your Saying” standard. Sister Carol rightly hails herself as the “First Female DJ in NYC” and she comes strong in her “Crucial” piece. Brigadier Jerry is, as usual, his own formidable self on “Give Thanks & Praise” and “Pain”, but, as quite often happens, when Shinehead is in the place he just tears it up. His “Wanna Be Starting Something” is frenetically chatted over the “Real Rock”. He proves that  he certainly is the “Fastest Mouth In The West” and also one of the most original chatters ever.”

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Downbeat ‘the ruler’ vs. Volcano Hi Power Superstar Athletics club NY February 1984

Featuring: Shinehead, Brigadier Jerry, Santa Ranking…

Operators: Tony ‘Goldfinger’ Screw & Jah Wise..

Shinehead states “Usually we do it warm & complacent but tonight is going to be wild & erratic!” at the start of this session and he is not kidding, as New Yorks Downbeat take on JA’s Volcano Hi Power at the Superstar Athletic Club on the White Plains Rd in the Bronx.

Shinehead is on top form and is the star for the show on this one. He does all the great styles that he became famous for including a great impersonation of Volcano DJ Ranking Toyan. He also does the whistling thing over the Billie Jean rhythm followed by a great version of ‘aint no sunshine’.

The ‘General’ Brigadier Jerry is also on hand to nice it up along with other Downbeat resident Santa Ranking.

Tony Screw drops some great selection for the DJ’s to ride from Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea, Al Campbell and Sugar Minott, but one of the many highlights from this session is when Downbeat sign back on after Volcano’s time with guest selector Jah Wise from Youth Promotion who drops the original of ‘Trying to conquer me’. The crowd go crazy…

Would love to know how Volcano answered back if anyone out there has their side to this clash??

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Downbeat 'The Ruler' Turntable 2 New York February 1987

Featuring: Lt Stitchie, Papa San, Earl Cunningham, Junior Delahaye, Malibu, Santa Ranks,
Louie Ranking, Howie Banton, Captain Devon, Jah Bud, Daddy Echo, Johnny T...

Operator: Tony Screw...


This one catches one of New Yorks finest, Downbeat playing at the Turntable 2 Club in New York. Passing through from Jamaica we get fine performances from Lt Stitchie and Papa San who where on top of their game in this era.. Plenty of NY talent on show too, makes this another nice session from Downbeat 'The Ruler'...

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Downbeat the Ruler vs Papa Moke St Michaels Hall Patterson, New Jersey December 1987

Featuring: Lt Stitchie, Brigadier Jerry, Earl Cunningham, Malibu, Johnny Slaughter, Dave Sixteen….

Operator: Tony ‘Goldfinger’ Screw

It’s a meeting of the two New York heavyweights in the St Michaels hall and the great Lt Stitchie is definitely running things on Downbeat tonight. He asks Moke to turn their amps down to fix a feedback problem and once this is done it’s non-stop lyrics from the visiting Jamaican super.Tony Screw drops selections from amongst others, King Kong, Johnny Osbourne, Superblack and Stitchie rides everything inna fine, fine style.There is a short break in proceedings when a police officer asks for some cars to be moved from outside the dance but it’s straight back into action with Stitchie and John Slaughter vibesing up the place.There is vocal support from the sweet voiced Earl Cunningham & Malibu and the not so sweet voiced Dave Sixteen!When the ‘General’ Briggy steps up to the mic the place erupts and you can hear the hands slapping the walls all over the hall.The Moke DJ’s draw some card on Stitchie and he doesn’t let any of the offenders off as he shows his lyrical dexterity mounting attack after attack on Admiral Shirt and Mikey Jarrett.

All in all another fine Downbeat session made all the better by being able to hear the Moke side. You can make up your own minds as to who got the better in this big session….

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Papa Moke vs Downbeat International, St Michael’s Hall, Paterson, New Jersey, December 1987

Featuring: Mikey Jarrett, Admiral Shirt, Puddy Roots, Daddy Abdul, Captain Ganzie, Sleepy Wonder, Gully General, Culture C, General Trees, Dust To Dust, Danny Maestro, Tonto Irie, Echo Minott

Selector – Ayatollah


“It’s soundclash time in the Paterson area with Moke up against New York’s Downbeat. The police are on the scene, wanting them to turn down the sound, but Mikey Jarrett’s having none of it and he defends his sound in pieces like “Nah Ramp With It” and “Idiot Soundbwoy”. Admiral Shirt voices out the rough “Cant Tan You So” over the Jammy’s “Sweet Reggae Music” riddim and there’s also support from Captain Ganzie and the upcoming “They Call Me” Sleepy Wonder and they all rock the place with quick fire lyrics. Lieutenant Stitchie must have been on Downbeat’s side as the Moke deejays have plenty of lyrics aimed straight to Stitchie’s head. Jamaican supas General Trees and Echo Minott pass through and they work the crowd well in a “Raggamuffin” combination style. If that wasn’t enough, they are then joined by lyrics man Tonto Irie who urges the crowd in “Don’t Follow Me”.

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Downbeat 'The Ruler' SNWMF Angels Camp, CA 2004

 

Featuring: Brigadier Jerry, Carlton Livingston, Nevada Joe, Alton Ellis


Selector: Tony Screw

 

A short but ever so sweet piece of audio from the dancehall arena of the SNWMF 2004.

Tony Screw's Downbeat set are in session and he is dropping a mighty selection of Studio 1 classics.

Carlton Livingston is in fine form and he gives the Angels Camp massive Armagideon, Trodding through the jungle,

Hot summer, 100 weight of collie weed & Rumours over the timeless Studio 1 rhythms.

Brigadier is as always soild as a rock handling the rhythms with ease especially when Downbeat drops his sign on tune the great 'Warn the nation' and with Carlton singing 'Dancing to Downbeat sound' first before Briggy gives the imortal 'Downbeat sound the raggamuffin sound' it is a really great moment.

As if all this is not enough, we then get to hear the legend that is Alton Ellis live & direct on the sound and even though he is "hoarse" he still manages to belt out 'Downbeat the champion' much to the delight of the SNWMF posse and now to us also!!

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Downbeat 'The Ruler' SNWMF Boonville, CA 2007

Featuring: Sugar Minott

Selectors: Tony Screw, Goldfinger

Tony Screw has made the journey from NY for the SNWMF and he has brought a crate of top tunes with him... Special after special is flung down and a top notch selection of true revival killers too.

As if that is not enough, we also get a superb live performance from the late great 'Booga' Minott to boot and you know any time Sugar is in the dance it's gonna be TROUBLE!!

Over 3 hours of this one and stunning sound quality..... MURDER!!

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Genesis Hi Power - Bronx, New York, 1987

Featuring: Papa Biggy, Lt. Stitchie, Wolfman, Peter Metro, John Wayne

Selector - Smokey Don

Thankfully this has nothing to do with Phil Collins. Instead, it’s a 1987 recording of Genesis Hi Power live in the Bronx. When the likes of Lt. Stitchie, Wolfman and Peter Metro touch down in the dance, you’re guaranteed lyrics galore. ‘Top Celebrity’ Stitchie comes with ‘Downtown’ chatted on the Greetings riddim and reprises big hit ‘Wear Yu Size’ before teaming up with his spar, Wolfman, on ‘Wicked Rider’. Ex Black Star selector Smokey Don is at the Genesis controls and he’s got plenty of Little John and Johnny Osbourne to rock the dance. The self-styled ‘biggest deejay in the world’ Papa Biggy is not over-shadowed by the ‘supas’ present, and his pieces include ‘African Haffe Free’ and ‘Lyrics Attack’. Meanwhile, Peter Metro observes that New York is ‘Full a Freaks’ and he reminisces about the famous 4 sound clash dance held at Kingston’s cinema 2 a couple of years previously.

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Ghetto Roots Hi Fi New York 1999....

Selector: Ras Kush....

A good session from the New York based Ghetto Roots set, musically guided by "Daddy" Ras Kush who now runs the Black Redemption sound system. A mixture of classic and modern roots selection from a Jah Shaka inspired American sound...

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Jack Ruby Hi Fi – Keystone Berkeley, 2119 University Avenue, Berkeley, California, 1st August 1982

Featuring: Lui Lepke, Bobby Culture, Jah Big

Operator – Fat Jaw

Owner – Jack Ruby

“Here is a real exclusive, courtesy of White Squall, of the mighty Jack Ruby Hi Fi live and direct in California. This is a really crisp recording of an event held at Keystone Berkeley that was maybe put on to showcase how the authentic Jamaican sound systems operate. The owner Jack Ruby is heard introducing his deejays to the audience and radio listeners, and one of the sounds regular deejays Lui Lepke is heard stepping out over some “Pre-release” Mighty Diamonds tracks. His report of the death of “Walter Rodney” is delivered over the Diamonds recut of “Declaration Of Rights” and when Fat Jaw spins some new Dennis Brown he tells how a recent “Dance A Keep Ina Ochi”. Bobby Culture has made the journey too and he gets down to business riding Freddie McGregor’s massive “Big Ship” changing it to “Big Sound Ina Foreign”. Like Lui, he’s got a lot of lyrics to flash and he educates the crowd about how to keep a dance in “Master Blaster”. Jack Ruby in fine style!”

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Leotone Hi Fi Brooklyn April 1983

Featuring: Shinehead, Shelley Thunder, Little Briggy, Colonel Desi, Spanky...

Operator: Inspector Jibby...


“This is New York sound system Leotone in a 1983 session in Brooklyn. Judging by the number of shout outs it is probable that they were based in the New Lots area in eastern Brooklyn. The roll call is made up of competent deejays like Colonel Desi, Spanky and Little Briggy, but these are all put in the shade by the multi talented Shinehead, who sings, raps, deejays and impersonates as only he can. The man has so many lyrics it’s frightening and only “Small Horsewoman” Shelly Thunder comes anywhere near him in this dance.”

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Love Injection Hi Fi Biltmore Ballroom, NY 1990

Featuring: Trevor Sparks, Pinchers, Supercat, Papa San, Peter Metro, Tonto Metro, Dominic, Little Twitch, Sluggy Ranks, Jackie Knockshot...

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Nyah Tone Hi Fi – Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn 1983

Junior Wilson, Lone Ranger, Silver Fox, Papa Rucu, Sammy Levi, Mikey Slew

Selector – Kanai

“After the demise of the Virgo International sound system around 1983 the Lone Ranger started to turn up regularly on American sounds and this is him guesting on the Nyah Tone Hi Fi in Brooklyn. This is trademark Lone Ranger style and he has familiar pieces like “Too Greedy”, “Jennifer Lee” as well as local observations in his “Brooklyn Juggling”. There are plenty of special requests to the New Lots and 90’s crews and the local singers like Junior “Willow” Wilson and Sammy Levi are sounding good here. Other deejays present are Mikey Slew, Silver Fox and the little heard Papa Rucu, who handles the microphone well for his “Big Everytime” and “Shaolin Temple” pieces.”

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Prince LLoyd Hi Fi Galaxy Ballroom, 843 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn 1983

Featuring: Buro Banton, Peter Metro, John Wayne, Shelley Thunder, Sassafrass, Nicodemus, Sugar Minott, Madoo, Jim Brown, Alton Irie, Lady Anne, Mikey Jarrett...

Brooklyn’s Galaxy Ballroom hosts this Prince Lloyd dance and the control tower is crowded with a whole host of Jamaican singers and deejays for the evenings entertainment. Buro hails up the “Cassette and Tape Men” who spread the sound system vibes around the globe. “Calypso, Calypso” is Peter Metro’s crowd pleaser here and later on he teams up with Sugar Minott for a very entertaining “Wont You Come Home” combination. Other highlights of the night are Buro’s spar John Wayne and local deejay Alton Irie.”

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Ram Jam Hi Fi - San Diego, California, October 1986

Bredda Boss, Daddy "Commanda" Jackson, Fatta Irie, Daddy Coxsone, Earl 16

Crew - Jessie, Inspector Gadjet


"Here's a rarity, a session form the West Coast of America and it features
San Diego's first and longest running sound, Ram Jam (now called Destiny
Roots). The evening is to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of
the "Trade Roots" record shop and the local deejays start the proceedings
with Bredda Boss coming with "Go Inna It" and main man Daddy Jackson hitting
with "Boom Shock Attack" on the popular "One Dance" rhythm. The sound was
obviously proud to welcome veteran singer Earl 16 and he gets a good
reception from the crowd when he voices tunes like "Bam Salute, "Peek A
Boo", "Poverty" and, of course, his Studio 1 dancehall thriller "Love Is A
Feeling".

*The recording is a little hissy but we've got it sounding the best we can.

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Revelation Hi Fi New York 1987

Featuring: Junior Demus, Bruk Back, Nicodemus, William Tell, Jesse James, Daniel boone, Teddy Brown, Joe Lickshot...

Selector: Little Don


Some big names link up on New York's Revelation sound including "Father & Son" team up of Nicodemus & Junior Demus and the always entertaining Bruk Back, all flinging down lyrics over popular Jammy's rhythms of the day.....

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Rockertone Hi Fi – Hartford, Connecticut, June 1987

Featuring: Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Brigadier Jerry

Selectors – Smokey Don, Tony Screw

“The three heavyweight deejays are in “foreign” again, this time the dance is in the Hartford area and they work the microphone as only seasoned veterans can. Early lyrics from Charlie Chaplin include a wicked “Money In The Bank” and “Long Belly Man” and his worries about “Too Much Loafters in Jamaica”. Josey’s rough as ever with “Nah Lef Ya” getting a good response from the Connecticut massive. Briggy’s rocks them too, coming with “Briggy Went To A Dance” before all the big time supas get caught up in the churchical vibes in a medley which includes “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Even a small microphone problem can’t dampen the spirit of these dancehall kings.”

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Sir Peter Hi Fi New Startone Lawn, 610 Van Siclen Avenue, Mount Vernon,

New York 1985

Featuring: Brigadier Jerry, Daddy One

“The “General” is in the dance! A St Peter sound system dance in Mount Vernon to be precise. This ghetto-blaster recording, with virtually no bass originally, finds Brigadier Jerry running through some of his favourite lyrics like “Riding West”, “When The Saints” and “We Are The World” to name just a few. The crowd love it when he goes into the fast talk style on “Can’t Stop The General Again”. It must be late in the session as the coach driver is ready to leave, but Briggy sounds like he’s really enjoying himself, and he urges the driver to wait till the end. All night till daylight.”

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 Sir Tommy’s v Nyahtone @ Galaxy Ballroom, 843 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 9th September 1983

Featuring: Nicodemus, U. Brown, Mikey Jarrett, Daddy Kempes, Sammy Levi

Selector – Sligo

“Tapes of legendary New York sound system Sir Tommy’s don’t turn up too often so here’s a vintage rub a dub clash against Nyahtone recorded at Brooklyn’s Galaxy Ballroom venue. Experienced duo U.Brown and Nicodemus line up for Sir Tommy’s and certainly know how to “ram up a dance” and that’s what they proceed to do. Nicodemus holds the mic for the longest here riding a selection of Studio One dubs and the “Unmetered Taxi”, which goes down well. As Demus says “Sir Tommy’s A Nice Up The Party”.

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Shadow International – Al’s Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th February 1988

Featuring: Louie Ranking, Professor Nuts, Colin Roach, Shabba Ranks, Lady English & Miss Linda, Major Mackerel, Howie Banton, DJ Daddy, Captain Devon, Anthony Malvo

Selector – Tony Screw Mixer – Juki Jam

“There’s loads of JA and NY entertainers passing through the Philadelphia area for a dance held at Al’s Place. Shabba Ranks is a deejay on the rise and he can do no wrong at this time and delights the crowd with his own brand of slackness delivering hits like “Love Punnany Bad”. He’s joined by the unique deejay Major Mackerel who chats and squeaks his way through “Run Down Man”, “Pretty Looks Done” and “Mampie”. Guest selector Tony Screw draws popular tunes by Pinchers and Al Campbell whilst funny man Professor Nuts rails against the pure noise of “Amateur Deejays” in the business. But it’s not all ragga chat as singers Anthony Malvo and Colin Roach, “the only two foot roach”, get their chance around the microphone.”

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Techniques Hi Fi – Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1989

Culture Bobby, Citrus, Sluggy Ranks, Wolfman, Thriller, Little Junior

Selector – Baby Wayne

“This is a typical late eighties recording of Brooklyn’s Techniques Disco featuring a mix of dancehall juggling and some live artists holding the mic for extra entertainment. New York stalwart Sluggy Ranks was making a mark on the dancehall recording scene singing songs with a positive message. Here he versions his hit “95% Black, 5% White”, his observation on the ratio of prisoners in the Rykers jail, as well as “No Old Bruk”, “Stop Making A Fool”. On “Roadblock” Sluggy shows he’ no mean deejay too. Thriller is another singer who made his name in the dance with Youth Promotion and here he gives his take on Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel”. Jonathan Wolfman, the self styled “original armshouse deejay” is in the party too and he contrasts the singers with some rough ragga chat in pieces like “Ready, Get Ready”, “Want Smaddy” and the slack “Love Me”.

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Third World Hi Fi Bronx HQ 1984

Featuring: Ringo, Supercat, Madoo, Jessie Adams.....

Operator: Daddy World...


“Another popular New York sound system in the eighties was Third World and this is from 1984 at Bronx HQ. Visiting supas Ringo and Super Cat ride a varied selection of Studio One riddims, with the Cat particularly good with his “Ganjaman” lyrics chatted over “Melody Life”. Jessie Adams is a Josey Wales soundalike, but he’s got good lyrics too and “Bionic Singer” Madoo steps up with songs sung in his own unique style.”

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Terrorist Hi Fi Biltmore Ballroom, 2230 Church Avenue, Brooklyn 1986

Featuring: Buro Banton, Lui Lepke, Early B, Supercat, Mikey Jarrett, Lt Stitchie, Little Kirk...

“This is coming like a Jaro session” announces Super Cat at one point, and with Buro and Early B also present he’s not far wrong. Brooklyn’s famous dancehall venue, Biltmore Ballroom plays host to the Terrorist sound for this 1986 gathering. Veteran Lui Lepki opens up proceedings in a “Raggamuffin” gangster style before both Early B and “Governor General” Buro come down with some serious cultural lyrics. Lt Stitchie is on here all too briefly but Super Cat manages the “Ram Up The Dance” with nuff lyrics over Terrorist varied musical selection.”

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