Russ Disciple meets Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio in spiffing Bexhill On Sea.
Recently Mr. Russell Bell-Brown and I met up for a bit of a chat about his musical production and his favourite Jamaican tunes. The tunes that signposted him along a long history of listening and collecting Jamaican music, those that mean the most to him and that he loves.
Russ grew up in the outskirts of London England and in the 1980s began to produce UK Roots Reggae, his first bigger break coming when early on in his career his music was frequently commissioned by and played on the Jah Shaka Sound System. A short while later and he and his bother Lol had started BSL (Boom Shacka Lacka) the Disciples own Sound System and both were ruining their backs lifting large bass scoops in and out of vehicles. Such is his dedication to the music.
Russ’s knowledge is deep and the musical selection for this show is chock full of high quality musical nutrition; the show is a must listen for lovers of U.K. Sound system and Jamaican musical culture alike.
It’s a relaxed affair and a damn fine listen. I urge you to check it out. Just search up Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio on Google and look for the 2019 December show.
The track listing is as follows:
Tommy McCook and the Supersonics – More Love – Treasure Isle 7” Single
Richard Ace – Hang ‘Em High – Trojan 7” Single
Pat Kelly – Workman Song – Gas 7” Single
The Love Generation – Warwick Hill – Grape 7” Single
Burning Spear – This Population – Bongo Man 7” Single
Freddie McGregor – Go Away Pretty Girl – Money 7” Single
Freddie McGregor – Homeward Bound – Studio One 7” Single
Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Jungle Lion – Upsetter 7” Single
Ital Winston – Ride On – Vital Food 7” Single
Gregory Isaacs – Thief A Man – Advance 7” Single
Cornell Campbell – Give The Little Man A Great Big Hand – Justice 7” Single
Leroy Smart – The Road Is Rough – Sweet City 7” Single
Bush Ranger – Ranger In The Workshop – Count Shelly 7” Single
Fred Locks – The Last Days – Jahmikmusic 7” Single
Don Hutchinson – What You Gonna Do – IMF 7” Single
Pablo & Tubby’s – King Tubby’s Meets The Rockers Uptown – Yard Music 7” Single
Hugh Mundell – Africa Must Be Free By 1983 – Rockers International 7” Single
Yabby Youth And The Sons Of Jah – Jah Speak With Lightening And Thunder – TR Groovemaster 7” Single
Wayne Wade – Black Is Our Colour – Mango 7” Single
Frankey – Slavery Days – Maroc 7” Single
Delroy Wilson – Big Man In Town + Version – Third World 7” Single
Junior Ross & The Spears – Babylon Fall – Caribbean 7” Single
Ras Midas – Good Old Days – Jaywax 7” Single
Welton Irie – Blackman Get Up Pon Tan Foot – South East music 7” Single
Trinity – Vampire – Flagman 7” Single
Hugh Brown – The Big Licking Stick – Jackpot 7” Single
I-Roy – Proud Black – Blank 7” Single
Mikey Dread – & The Instigators – Robbers Roost – 40 Leg 7” Single
Makka Bees – Nation Fiddler – Congo 7” Single
Unity Stars – Africa – Nice 1 7” Single
Power Surge Sound System, Crawley on June 22nd Roots Reggae for the masses.
Pure niceness in the dance as I yours truly select and entertain alongside Ray Jacobs Sound proprietor and builder.. We’ll play a selection of tunes to please, dub it up live and direct, and spin some heavy dubwise to keep your dancing’ feet jumpin’.
So come reach June 22nd this year of 2019, to hear the sound go down around Crawley Town!
Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio – Rootsman Selection No2
I’m hopeful that you will like the selection of Roots Reggae on this show, I was certainly happy with how it turned out, and dedicate it to Gene, who sent me a nice sound byte for the show, get in touch if you’d like to do the same, love to all.
08 Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio – Rootsman Selection No2, all taken from 7” Single. (and one Lp Track, join me while I check some nice nice Roots from Singles, niceness pure.
You can listen to the show on Mixcloud and iTunes, but here is the link to Podomatic where the main hosting for it sits. – https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/bigmikeydreadreggaeradio/episodes/2019-02-20T11_23_02-08_00
- Joe Higgs – Let Us Do Something – Elevation 7” Revival Single
- Higgs Gallery – Instrumental (Let Us Do Something) – Elevation 7” Revival Single
- Palmers Brothers – Step It Out Of Babylon – Hawkeye 7” Revival Single
- Karl Bryan – 2K Strut – Studio one Roots 2 – Soul Jazz Lp
- Richie Spice – Earth A Run Red (Remix) – 7” Single
- Eek-A-Mouse – Creation – Eek-A-Mouse Records 7” Revival Single
- Bigmikeydread – You’ve Got To Love Up The Good Music – Bigmikey 7” Imagination
- Junior Byles & Rupert Reid – Chant Down Babylon – Ja-Man 7” Revival Single
- Jonnie Clark (sic) – Enter Into This Gate With Praise + Some Version Side – Lord Koos 7” Single
- Tinga Stewart – Babylon – Heavy Beat Records 7” Single
- Dennis Brown – Satta Massagaa – Gorgon 7” Revival Single
- Big Joe – In The Ghetto – Gorgon 7” Revival Single
- Leroy Smart – Oh Marcus – Channel 1 Revival 7” Single
- Winston Francis – Let’s Go To Zion – Studio One 7” Single Repressing
- Cornell Campbell – Brothers Killing Brothers – Fatman Revival 7” Single
- Billy Boyo – Jah Jah Made Me To Be A MC – Jah Guidance 7” Single
- Clancy Eccles – Africa – Clandisc Revival 7” Single
- The Eagles – Rasta Pickney – Melrose 7” Single
- Errol Alphonso – Chant Jah Victory – Vivian Jackson Revival 7” Single
- Cecil Brown – Hands Of The Wicked – Thrillseekers 7” Single
- Rector Butler – Too Much Youth Inna Jailhouse – Record City 7” Single
- Sylford Walker – Lamb’s Bread – South East Music 7” Single
- Mystic Revealers – Rastaman In New York – Kariang 7” Single
- General Roy (U-Brown?) – African People – RG International 7” Single
- Kiddus I – Graduation In Zion – Dub Store Records – Revival 7” Single
- Eagles & Black Disciples – Warn This Nation / Creation (Version) – Wolf 7” Single
- Hidden trackamondo – Ian & Sylvia – Catfish Blues, from their Lp – The Best Of Ian and Sylvia.
By the way you can get all of the details on exactly what the tunes came from here on my Discogs profile, and lists, the lists under show name are exactly what were played, thusly enabling you to go get the music I’ve played for your own collection.
17th March 2019 and yours truly will be appearing by invitation as Bigmikeydread the worst Reggae selector known to man.
Saving his blushes and hopefully his musical skin will be Suedehead Sound System’s owner, supremo and selector Rob Wilde of Headshrinkers fame. Both will be spinning classic Roots, Rocksteady, and multifariously genre’d Reggae between 2-6pm in Hastings at the Carlisle located on the town’s seafront here on the Sussex Coast on Sunday 17th March.
And as Nick Saloman once said . . ‘Be there or be somewhere else listening to other people’s music‘.
© Murphy 2019 ⧊
Bigmikeydread is back in 2018, 2019..
After a number of years offline, we’re back online with the Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio Show.
This is the 6th show in the current new series and proving most popular, come join us for fine Jamaican and Caribbean music, vintage and modern, alongside ribaldry and chat..
Check out the latest show, the one shown, on the Bigmikeydread Podomatic host site here – https://bigmikeydreadreggaeradio.podomatic.com or on iTunes and Mixcloud where you can also link in … there’s a Facebook group too if you fancy hooking up with suggestions for shows, or just to give him a hard time for talking too much …
Tunes featured on the above show were:
Bigmikeydread Reggae Radio – Rootsman Selection No1, all taken from Lp. (and one 7” single), join me while I check some nice nice Roots from Lps, nice.
Shalom with Rhythm and Sound – We’ve Been Troddin’ – taken from Lp – Rhythm & Sound w/ the artists.
Sam Brainwell (sic Bramwell) – It A Go Dread Ina Babylon – taken from 7” single – on the Revolutionary Sounds label.
Michael Prophet – Warn Them – taken from the Lp – Serious Reasoning
The Cimarons – Wake Up Jah-Man-Can – taken from the Lp – On The Rock.
Don Carlos – Sattamasagana – taken from the Lp – Pure Gold.
Errol Holt – Fly Your Dread – taken from the Lp – Vision Of Africa.
The Gladiators – Chatty Chatty Mouth – taken from the Lp – Vital Selection.
Fred Locks – Don’t Let Babylon Use You – taken from the Lp – Black Star Liner.
Dillinger – Jah Love – taken from the Lp. – Talkin’ Blues
Culture – Iron Sharpen Iron – taken from the Lp – Africa Stand Alone.
Rod Taylor – Look Before You Leap – taken from the Lp – Ethiopian Kings 1975-80.
Vivian Jones – Message On Time – taken from the Lp – Jah Works.
Yabby U and the Prophets – Jah Love – taken from the Lp – Conquering Lion.
Earl Zero – Only Jah – taken from the Lp – Only Jah Can Ease The Pressure.
Buro Banton – I Can’t Take The Running Ina Babylon – taken from the Lp – Buro.
Aswad – Concrete Slaveship – taken from the Lp. – Aswad
Mike Brooks – Money Is Not All – taken from the Lp. – Mike Brooks and Friends Just the Vibes 1976 – 1983.
Prince Ras Murray – Children Of The Most High – taken from the Lp – Militant Dread.
Jim Nastic – Chaunting – taken from the Lp. – Chaunting.
Burning Spear – Spear Burning/Jomo (Version) – taken from the Lp. – taken from the double Lp. – Spear Burning.
The ‘Hidden’ track – Freddie King – Going Down – taken from the Lp. – Getting Ready. https://www.discogs.com/lists/07-Bigmikeydread-Reggae-Radio-Rootsman-Selection-No1/477380