musicology #0756

Nubag #24 (a year in the life)

Black Up – Karl Bryan & Count Ossie

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Khalil Gibran

Watch over me….x

musicology #0748

Nubag #17 (a year in the life)

Junior Delahaye –  Working Hard For the Rent Man

Majestic piece from the mighty Lloyd ‘Bullwackie’ Barnes featuring the lilting, sufferers vocals of Junior Delahaye.

Maximum respect due to all the sufferers, rebels, nuwave navigators and knowledge hustlers who feel the vibrations of a changing world. Continue to spread/share the ‘wealth’ as you crawl, walk, run along the way.

 

musicology #0746

Nubag #15 (a year in the life)

African Queen – the Skatalites

MIGHTY piece of heavyweight instrumental Ska from it’s, for me, greatest collective, the Skatalites. No need for me to wax about them too tough as they are well known and greatly appreciated. Suffice to say that this piece, produced by the majestic Vincent ‘King’ Edwards and delivered by the cream of the islands urbanemusicologists IS Ska. Simply put these are the musicians who ‘invented’ and created Jamaican music after 1962.

musicology #0739

Nubag #8 (a year in the life)

Rocksteady aka Drunkards Psalm – Busters All Stars

Big piece of instrumental tune from Busters All Stars..1967 release on the Blue Beat Label (in England). Featuring a collection of Jamaica’s finest instrumentalists.

Arkland Parks, Dennis Campbell, Ernest Ranglin, Gladstone Anderson, Jerry Haynes, Karl Bryan, Lloyd-Knibbs, Oswald-Brooks, Raymond Harper, Rico Rodriguez, Val Bennett.

 

No need to wax lyrical about the Princes profound influence on Jamaican music as a bandleader, pioneer, producer, Sound Man and ‘Voice of the People’. Just suffice to say that throughout the 1960’s Buster was up there at the forefront.

 

musicology #0739

Nubag #5 (a year in the life)

El Bang Bang – Jackie Mittoo

(Sir Coxson) Downbeat marrow trembler courtesy of the majestic Jackie Mittoo, (the backbone of Studio 1 throughout the golden years), and the brentford road massive aka the Skatalites, the soul brothers, Sound Dimension the Brentford road all stars/disco set at the top of the game. released in 1966, (as the Ska slid into the Rock Steady) on Downbeat’s genre defining Studio 1/Supreme Label.

Regulars on themusicologist know how strongly the ‘Keyboard King’ has been representing over the years due to his credentials as one of the greats of the music that I love. Jackie is/was and will always be the KING of Studio 1 for me

there are rare tunes and there are BOSS tunes..no doubt which category this STANDS in.

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Nubag #1 (a year in the life)

My Mama Told Me – Justin Hinds and the Dominos

monkey-year

So much to say but, words, for me, don’t do thoughts/feelings justice. That said, I will do my best with the vocabulary I ‘have’ in an effort to communicate my thoughts/feelings on the what, why, how, when of the nubag (new bag) that I feel like working out of for the new year.

Interestingly and without my knowledge (but not without my understanding), the time has come and the nu beat is being played and the dance begins TODAY.

Not ONLY is it the dawn of spring it is also the dawn of the final phase (for me) and rebirth is coming as we ‘sail into the mystic’…

My aim is to post a tune every day between Feb 8th (new years day) and Jan 27th (year end), a marathon for sure but I will give it my best ‘shot’. The music will be diverse.

First up a top ranking piece of, (late), Ska from a king of Jamaican music, Justin Hinds (and the Dominos), one of the pioneers of the vocal group style at his/their very best. Recorded for the mighty Duke, the Trojan, Reid and released on his Treasure Isle Label. Echoes of and certainly inspired by Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler’s early Soul killer .. I’m a Telling You. One more example of Curtis Mayfield’s contribution to the development of Jamaican music.

 

musicology #0731

word/sound/power #1

Prince Malachi – Trodition

rolling out a selection of personal favourites on themusicologist over the next few days/weeks/months in an effort to keep the wolves from ‘the door’. after all, what better way to soothe the ‘savage beast’ than with sweet music…

first up is this top drawer piece of roots courtesy of Prince Malachi. Released on the Roots Hitek label in 2006.

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musicology#0728

ahymnforcon #34

Jackie Mittoo and Winston Wright – Guiding Light

“Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face ‘wind of sorrow’; flex little harder to dance in the ‘wind of happiness’.”  – Santosh Kalwar

Con.JULY6.2011

musicology #0726

ahymnforcon #32

Doreen Schaeffer – This Love

“It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.”

it means SO much .. thank you kohzu x

youngCon

musicology #0725

aHymnForCon #31

the Gaylads – Joy In The Morning

“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” ― Kahlil Gibran,

x

Con.18

musicology #0718

aHymnForCon #24

Johnny and the Attractions – Young Wings Can Fly

“There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

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musicology #0707

aHymnForCon #13

Gregory Issacs – Sad Mood Tonight

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musicology #0703

aHymnForCon #9

John Holt – I See Your Face

“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.”
– Haruki Murakami

x

Mass.9B.Cornwall

musicology #0701

aHymnForCon #7

Sam Cooke and the Afrokats (feat Karl Bryan) – Lost and Looking

my baby would have been 20 today. always in my heart, soul and mind.

Mass.7B.Aug.30.2015

musicology #0693

i.believe.i’ll.make.a.change

Rude Boy Prayer – Desmond Tucker & Los Cabelleros

Cuts like these don’t grow on trees..

One listen alone could NEVER do it justice.

Los Cabelleros are none other than Alton Ellis, Zoot Simms and the Wailers..

BIG, HEAVYWEIGHT Rocksteady Selection from themusicologist vaults.

bloodsweatandtees Sir Coxsons Downbeat
bloodsweatandtees Sir Coxsons Downbeat

musicology #0679

aSongforCon #18

Gregory Issacs – It’s True

“Can’t begin to understand,

I look the same but I’m a different man,

And inside I’m hurting So,

Loneliness it just won’t go,

Since you been gone,

Haven’t been myself,

This must be a dream,

Strange as it seems,

I never thought that this could ever be,

My friends don’t come around in sympathy,

But NOTHING they say or do could ease the pain,

Though I’m trying to work it out,  it’s all in vain”

musicology #0675

aSongforCon #14

the Wailers – Dreamland

Conis chan … we’ll count the stars up in the sky and surely……we’ll never die. x

musicology #0672

aSongforCon #11

Ernest Wilson – Undying Love

LONG standing tune for themusicologist. Kohzu…x

musicology #0669

aSongforCon #8

Marcia Griffiths – the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

NOTHING could prepare me for the heartache of my childs death but music certainly helps to process and ease the pain. Please watch over me Kohzu…until we meet again x

musicology #0665

aSongforCon #4

Jackie Mittoo – (life is a) Merry Go Round

“There exists no more difficult art than living. For other arts and sciences, numerous teachers are to be found everywhere. Even young people believe that they have acquired these in such a way, that they can teach them to others. Throughout the whole of life, one must continue to learn to live and, what will amaze you even more, throughout life one must learn to die.” – SENECA –