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September 19, 2010 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Who Cork The Dance is a treasure trove of sound tapes - recordings of reggae sound systems and MCs live in session in dancehalls across Jamaica, the UK and the US, going back to the 1970s.

Includes recordings of legendary Jamaican sound systems like Killamanjaro, King Jammy's Superpower and Junjo Lawes's Volcano Hi Power - with Barrington Levy, Josey Wales, Eekamouse and Yellowman on the mic. The site also has tapes of famed UK sounds like Sir Coxsone Outernational, Saxon - with MCs such as Smiley Culture, Tippa Irie and Supercat - and of course the Mighty Jah Shaka (prev). There's also tapes from the "ragga" 1990s sets like Stone Love (and a tape of Beenie Man battling Bounty Killer from 1995) and an extremely rare tape of King Tubby's Hometown Hi Fi with U Roy on the mic from the mid-1970s.
posted by criticalbill (16 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome--thanks, criticalbill.
posted by box at 1:06 PM on September 19, 2010


Rapidshare, Megaupload? No-o-o-oh!
posted by box at 1:08 PM on September 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is fucking incredible.

Booyaka!
posted by chunking express at 1:26 PM on September 19, 2010


Also, Cutty Ranks at a BNP rally in 1986. I'm sure i've posted this here several times before. So good.
posted by chunking express at 1:32 PM on September 19, 2010


thanks a lot
posted by BlackPearl at 1:57 PM on September 19, 2010


Big tings gwan happen. Cheers!
posted by Roachbeard at 2:25 PM on September 19, 2010


Wow, amazing stuff here. Thanks!
posted by Forktine at 2:29 PM on September 19, 2010


Yay, I'm happy. Thanks criticalbill!
posted by madamjujujive at 2:58 PM on September 19, 2010


eh? a BNP rally?
posted by the cuban at 2:59 PM on September 19, 2010


Sandshoe, hairy crutch!
posted by a non e mouse at 3:15 PM on September 19, 2010


PNP rally I think chunking meant - bit of a difference :D
Fantastic post, criticalbill; many thanks.
posted by Abiezer at 3:57 PM on September 19, 2010


Great stuff! Thanks.

Similar to a FPP I've been meaning to throw together too. Got to get to work on that.
posted by p3t3 at 4:59 PM on September 19, 2010


Great. What a find. Thanks so much, criticalbill!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:29 PM on September 19, 2010


Please wait 44 seconds.



OK!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:32 PM on September 19, 2010


Similar to a FPP I've been meaning to throw together too. Got to get to work on that.

You are feeling very drowsy. You are feeling compelled to work on the FPP. You are feeling very drowsy. You are moving to the dancehall beat. You are feeling very drowsy. You will wake up compelled to provide good Jamaican music for us. You are feeling very drowsy...
posted by Forktine at 5:49 PM on September 19, 2010


Yep, definitely meant the PNP. A BNB rally with Cutty Ranks performing would definitely be pretty interesting though.
posted by chunking express at 5:07 AM on September 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


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