FIRST cut of 2019. HEAVYWEIGHT late 1990’s dancehall cut from two of the GREAT Reggae artists, Gregory (the MIGHTY Cool Ruler) Isaacs and Dennis (the Crown Prince) Brown. Released on Anthony ‘Barry U’ Barret’s top ranking, (New York based), Super Power label
My Auntie Debbie ‘passed through’ this, mortal phase yesterday. She was more than an ‘aunt’ to me, a BIG part of our lives from birth.
MANY times ‘family’ is just a word used to categorise a/the relationship between people who share the same blood, other times ‘family’ signifies a bond between people who share and are linked by vibrational ‘energy’, these are the bonds that can never be broken no matter what phase we are in.
The [first] law of thermodynamics, (aka the conservation of energy), states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed. Energy can/does change form, and energy can/does flow from one place to another.
My auntie Debbie, like my daughter Constance and ‘Farve’ is still ‘here’, with us in everything, guiding us along the ‘way’..
The next run of cuts are for those who knew and know the feeling of losing and being left behind by loved ones …you all know who you are.
ALL of the cats named above LOVED and were moved by, connected, (in a BIG way), to and were FLUENT native speakers of in the universal language, (music).
themusicologist is evolving into a new phase..out of the ‘1 tune’ and into ‘the mix’. Less ‘talking’ and more ‘walking’ with the added bonus of, (for a limited time), being downloadable for themusicologist family, friends, shipmates, and FULL crew.
FiRST up is a tribute to Osbourne ‘KiNG TUBBY’ Ruddock. the Heavyweight Champion of DUB who is pivotal in the development of not only Jamaican Music but almost every kind of ‘Dance’ Music that followed. Hip Hop, House, Dubstep, Jungle, Drum & Bass..EVERYone of them owes a debt to the KiNG.. So without further delay hold/download this mix and blend of KiLLER DubWise cuts from the KiNGS Studio.
p.s I’m not sure how Long this set will be available for Download as Soundcloud charges a monthly fee, (which I pay), but the package I am on is limited so if you like the set then don’t delay..download today. All I ask is that if you like it then please click the ‘Heart’ to show some love and if you FEELING it strong then a comment would be greatly appreciated.
LiMITED EDiTiON ‘TUBBYs HoMEToWN HiFi’TributeTeeS designed and produced by themusicologist , (as a ‘momento of the experience’). Available EXCLUSiVELY at
Hmmm..don’t know what’s happened to the ‘Thieves’ selection..just have to keep rolling with the Police then…
Today’s cut is from none other than the ‘Cool Ruler’ a Cat who has been delivering TOP ranking cuts for 40…YES 40 years. which in this age of here today and gone tomorrow is no mean feat. His recording career begun in 1968 but it wasn’t until hooking up with Errol Dunkley in 1973 and setting up their African Museum label that he began his rise to the top of the Jamaican music tree working with producers such as Niney, Gussie Clarke, Roy Cousins, Alvin Ranglin and Lee Perry sealed his status as one of Jamaica’s top vocalists throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Always ahead of the game Gregory was and still is an inspiration for all Ghetto youths.
Still making TOP ranking music Gregory is the yardstick by which all Jamaican vocalists are measured…with only Dennis Brown for company. Yes there are other singers who are as good but none surpass Gregory…Lee Perry production on this one.
Final cut of the Coxsone Tribute. Have to finish up with this 1965 piece of rip roaring Ska sung by the Wailers. Featuring not only Jamaica’s premier band the Skatalites but also no less than Sir Coxsone Dodd himself on ‘Beer Bottle Percussion’ Duties !! Just like to add that many a deserved artist didn’t get a spot on the Downbeat Tribute most notably The Heptones, Jackie Mittoo, Dennis Brown, Sugar Minott, Ken Parker, Cornell Campbell, The Clarendonians..(too long a list to name them all). Some of them have already featured on themusicologist and I imagine that all will eventually..
In addition, the Second in the Tribute Tee series is to communicate my appreciation, (in more ways than one), for the man who made it all possible. Clement Seymour ‘Sir Coxsone/Downbeat The Ruler’ Dodd whose musical legacy is, for themusicologist, second to none. For more information click on the images below