Sessions from the Heavyweight champion sound Jah Shaka the Mighty Zulu Warrior
Jah Shaka Club Noriek 197?
My copy of this tape is marked as 1977 but I think it may be 1978 or 79. A bit short at just under 40 minutes but it's a great early example of Shaka in session. Highlights include Shaka working the echo and syndrum over the storming dub of Johnny Clarke's 'Bad days is going' and likewise over the killer dub plate mix of Albert Malawi & Brigadier Jerry's 'Children of the Emperor'
Another of my favourite tapes this one.......
Jah Shaka vs Quaker City 1979
We now feature 2 parts of this killer session from 1979....
Jah Shaka Acklam Hall 29 11 80
Thanks once again to Daddy Ruffhouse for this killer session. From the start the selection is top drawer, opening with 'Jah is my light by' Al Campbell & going on to play tunes like, 'Noah's Ark' by Eek A Mouse and the killer 'Rocking of the 5000' by Badoo & Toyan. Classic Shaka from the early 80's. Plenty of Shaka working the set & FX on this one.......
Jah Shaka vs Sir Coxsone, Cubies, Dalston 27-12-1980
This one come courtesy of our good friend Ruffhouse and is a real killer. Both sounds on tape. Have cleaned it up and it's sounding pretty nice..
Jah Shaka Phebes, Dalston 20-2-81
Another from The Ruffhouse/WCTD connection that I have done some work on.
Another great early 80's session this time from Phebe's in Dalston where Shaka had a Friday night residency for a long time. Nice Warrior style selection with Shaka in top form.
Jah Shaka Phebes, Dalston May 1981
The Vinnie/WCTD connection strikes again with another tape from Shaka's Friday night residency at Phebes and another killer it is featuring a real heavyweight selection from the mighty Zulu Warrior....
Jah Shaka vs Frontline Acton Town Hall 1981
Thanks to Brother Vinnie(Soul Remedy) we present another early 80's dub conference as Shaka takes on Frontline sound in the Town Hall, Acton, West London.
Jah Shaka vs Coxsone vs Stereograph Brixton Town Hall 1981
Another one from Daddy Ruffhouse's collection that I have cleaned up and this one's a killer. All 3 sounds on tape. Many thanks Ruffhouse....
Jah Shaka vs Coxsone vs Stereograph Brixton Town Hall 1981 Part 2
Here's part 2 of this wicked session, this time courtesy of Daddy Bluey. Again I have cleaned it up and this one is sounding very nice!!
Many thanks to Bluey....
Jah Shaka vs Coxsone vs Frontline December 1981
This one comes courtsey of Nic Tribulation and is another fine example of early 80's UK sound clash business.
Jah Shaka Phebes, Dalston 22-5-82
Another from the Zulu Warrior in session at Phebe's courtesy of Ruffhouse that I have cleaned up. Tracks like, 'Can't pop no style', 'Blood dunza', Jahovia' and the monstrous 'Warning' by Desi Roots are the order of the day, Shaka announces "A pure warrior style 'till daylight' before launching into a next cut of 'Warning'
This one's a wicked tape!
Jah Shaka vs Stereograph New Cross Community Centre August 1982
Nice session this the two sounds playing one for one
Jah Shaka 1982
No info for this one that comes courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection but it's another corker
Jah Shaka Venn Street, Huddersfield 27-11-1982 (Redone version)
I first put this one up on the net a couple of years ago. I have reloaded the tape and redone it and it's sounding better than before...
Jah Shaka Harlesden Colliseum 25-12-83
Jah Shaka Unknown Venue 1984
The Zulu Warrior in full swing, this one was against another sound but sadly they have been edited out so we can't tell who it was...
Jah Shaka Unknown Venue 1984
Another 1984 session and once again no details of the venue. This is another from the Vinnie/WCTD connection.
We would just like to thank Vinnie again for allowing us to share his many fine Shaka sessions with you. We have more to come from his collection next year, hopefully we can get some more recordings of his fine Soul Remedy set too!!
Jah Shaka Various Venues Early 80's Compilation
Here is a compilation that a friend made me in 1985 of various bits from Shaka sessions... Some nice bits on here..
Jah Shaka Shrimpers Feb 1985
Another from the Vinnie/WCTD Connection
Jah Shaka Shrimpers Nightclub, Southend 1985
Another Killer session from the Mighty Zulu Warrior...
Jah Shaka in session Stambridge 7-9-85
I cant remember who this originally came from.
This one's done the rounds a bit, but I have now edited it into 2 parts and done a bit of work on it. It's a great session and four hours long.
Jah Shaka Finsbury Park 1-12-85
JJah Shaka meets Jahrevelation Moonshot Club, New Cross 1986
Massive thanks goes out to our old friend Humble for this great recording he made of this dance held at the Moonshot Club. At the start Shaka is trying to play 'Paro them Paro' but one of the Revelation DJ's starts talking and making noises over the top of it, there then follows a bit of an argument between the two sounds, indeed Shaka does have a point in the fact that Revelation are meant to represent the 12 Tribes of Israel in the UK so behaviour like this from their mic men shoukd not really happen. A really nice session, full of vibes and it runs for 3 hours..... Great stuff...
Massive thanks once again to Humble....
Jah Shaka Arklow Road Deptford Jan 1986
Another fine Shaka session from the Arklow Road residency. Thanks goes out to Nic for another great tape...
Jah Shaka Roots Hall, Southend 8-2-1986
Another corker of a session from the Vinnie (Soul Remedy)/WCTD connection and again it runs for 2 and a half hours.
Really nice selection on this one...
Jah Shaka Northampton April 1986
The Nic Tribulation/WCTD connection present another great Shaka session...
Jah Shaka Melon Road, Peckham 13-6-1986
The first in a series of recordings from the dances Shaka held at Melon Road in Peckham courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection. Not the greatest sound quality but the selection more than compensates. Raw Warrior style all the way on this one..... Great stuff Vinnie my friend......
Jah Shaka Shrimpers Night Club, Southend 20-6-86
A very, very nice session courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection this one and sounding cool after some work on it.
Shaka drops a wicked selection from start to finish, lots of classic tunes and it runs for 2 and a half hours..
Jah Shaka Arklow Road, Deptford 4 -7-86
This one comes in two 90 minute parts and is another killer session...
Jah Shaka London 1986
Another fine Shaka session courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection
Jah Shaka vs Saxon Chapell Community Centre, Leeds 8-8-86
Jah Shaka Melon Road, Peckham 7-11-1986
Another session from Melon Road courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection and yet another Killer it is....
Many thanks Vinnie...........
Jah Shaka Melon Road, Peckham 15-11-1986
Yet more from the Zulu Warriors residency at Melon Road courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection....
Jah Shaka meets Jah Creator Moonshot Club November 1986
Another great session recorded by our good friend Humble that I have redone for 2011... Really nice session this one..
Many thanks Humble..
Jah Shaka Self Help Centre Peckham 12-12-86
Jah Shaka Reading 1987
Another heavy Shaka session from the WCTD/Nic Tribulation connection.......
Jah Shaka vs Jah Tubbys Coventry 20-2-1987
Two hours and forty five minutes from this clash of the two heavyweights.
Features both sounds
Jah Shaka Pyramid Arts Centre Dalston 1-8-87 & Brixton Town Hall 3-7-87
The first part of this one is from a heavy session in Dalston and the last 20 minutes is from a session at the Brixton Town Hall the month before...
Jah Shaka Tottenham 1988
A nice session from Shaka playing in North London.
Thanks goes out to Nic Tribulation....
Jah Shaka Southall 1988
Another session from Shaka in Southall this one courtesy of the Nic Tribulation/WCTD connection.....
Jah Shaka Southall 19-8-1988
Jah Shaka meets Joey Jay Southall 25-10-88
With many thanks to Brother Vinnie(Soul Remedy) we can now present to you 4 and a half hours of this great session featuring the Mighty Zulu Warrior in dub conference with Joey Jay and his GT Sound system. Fantastic selection from both sounds and nice audio quality make this one a must have....
Jah Shaka vs Entebbe Tottenham 1988
Another from the Vinnie/WCTD Connection, this time we present 90 minutes of Shaka inna dub confrontation with Entebbe sound, Crucial stuff..........
Jah Shaka London 1989
Another session from the Mighty Zulu Warrior
Jah Shaka meets Jah Trinity The Arches, Vauxhall 14-7-89
Over 4 and a half hours of this meeting of the heavyweights thanks to the Nic/WCTD connection.... KILLER stuff!!
Jah Shaka Newcastle
Not much info about this one, tape was just marked Newcastle, but its another fine set from the Mighty Zulu Warrior...
Jah Shaka Moonshot Club, Lewisham 1990
Another killer session from the WCTD/Nic Tribulation connection...
Jah Shaka & The Fasimbas Subterania, Acklam Road 19-12-90
Slightly different session this as it catches Jah Shaka along with his backing band inna stage show stylee at the Subterania.
A great show they put on too, with Shaka running through classic after classic. We also get an impromptu performance from the Mighty Norman Grant who jumps up on stage to belt out the Twinkle's fantastic, 'Them never get burn'
Fantastic stuff indeed....
Jah Shaka Unknown Venue 199?
Another fantastic Shaka session from the Vinnie/WCTD connection. No venue or exact date for this one but it is a nice session featuring a cool selection from the Zulu Warrior....
Jah Shaka vs Fatman ADI Centre Lambeth Road, South London 12-1-91
Many thanks once more to Brother Vinnie(Soul Remedy Sound) for the 4 parts to this great session featuring Shaka and Fatman in dub conference. 3 hours long and essential listening...
Jah Shaka Wood Green 1991
Another corker of a session from the Zulu Warrior courtesy of the Nic Tribulation/WCTD connection.
Really nice selection on this one including Martin Campbell’s ‘Who can we run to’ & ‘Wicked rule’, Michael Palmer’s ‘Juggling’ and the Indica All Stars wicked ‘Open your eyes’ Plenty of Shaka on the mic too. A very nice session from a great era in Shaka’s history.
Jah Shaka in session 1991
A fine contribution to the Shaka section from our good friend Jerry, tape just marked Shaka 1991 so no info as to where the session was held, but it is a very nice one....
Jah Shaka in session at the Yaa Asantewa Centre,West London 22nd June 1991
Jah Shaka London 1992
Not fantastic sound quality on this one and it was just marked London 92, but Shaka drops some great tunes on it.
Jah Shaka Selassie Birthday Dance 22-7-94
Another that is not the greatest quality, but again some classic tunes dropped in celebration of H.I.M...
Jah Shaka Handsworth, Birmingham 21st July 1995
This is Shaka warming up the crowd for Israel Vibration who are having trouble reaching the venue because of cars blocking the way. The MC for the evening asks for them to be moved before we hear Shaka throw down some serious warrior selection.
Sadly, only 45 minutes long but nice all the same
Jah Shaka Angel, Islington 18-4-98
Another fine session from the Vinnie/WCTD connection this time featuring him playing in North London...
Jah Shaka Dalston 1996
Not one of my tapes, cant remember where I got it from, but I've done some work on it....
Jah Shaka Powerhaus, Islington 8-5-98
Another scorcher from the Vinnie/WCTD connection an hour & forty minutes of pure Warrior business on this great tape...
Jah Shaka Harlesden 1998
The Mighty Zulu Warrior in session in Harlesden...
Jah Shaka Southall 1998
Another fine session courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD connection featuring the Zulu Warrior in session Southall Style....
Jah Shaka Finsbury Park 1998
Another fine session from the Zulu Warrior..........
Jah Shaka Bongo Club, Edinburgh 1999
Another Corker of a Shaka session courtsey of the Vinnie/WCTD connection this time coming from Edinburgh's Bongo Club...
Jah Shaka Palace Hotel, Southend 18-3-2000
Another from the Vinnie/WCTD connection... This time we present almost 3 hours of this killer session held in Southend..
Jah Shaka Stratford Rex 15-9-2000
Another scorcher from the Vinnie/WCTD Connection, This time we catch the Mighty Zulu Warrior in session in Stratford...
Jah Shaka London 2000
Unkown venue but a real nice session same way................
Jah Shaka The Rocket 14-09-2001
A nice session recorded at the Rocket in Holloway, North London. Heavy selection on this one...
Jah Shaka The Rocket, Holloway 20-10-2001
One more from the Vinnie/WCTD connection and it is yet another very nice session. Sounding pretty cool after some work too...
Jah Shaka in session Bristol 23-03-2002
Another great session from the Nic Tribulation/WCTD connection, this one runs for 4 hours...
Jah Shaka The Rocket Holloway 2002
Another session held at the Holloways Rocket courtesy of the Vinnie/WCTD Connection this time in 2002....
Jah Shaka SNWMF Boonville, CA 2006
A real nice recording in 3 parts of Shaka playing at the legendary SNWMF in 2006. Runs for almost 3 hours..
Jah Shak in session Birmingham 2007
Another fine Shaka session..........
Jah Shaka in session at Silverspoons, Wembley 2008
Am sure this one came from my good friend Dready... Have done some work on it...
Jah Shaka SNWMF Boonville, CA 2009
Here is another crystal clear recording of the Zulu Warrior at the annual SNWMF. This one is a killer and it runs for over 3 hours..