Thursday, December 17, 2009
First cumbia post on this blog- this music is so heavy it will reach anyone who loves heavy grooves and powerful singing-
These cassettes were obtained at the end of an era: Woolworths on Santa Fe's plaza was fazing out their Spanish cassettes years ago, and BOOMING BASSLINES was there to swoop on anything that said cumbia, mambo or rancheros-
Sound quality is quite listenable: check the scorching Latina who voiced "El Africano" and others, and check that squishy keyboard on "El Guiro", kinda like Calypso (soca) and Cadence (zouk) among other styles from the multitude of Caribbean islands.
Pretty sure these are Mexican tapes of Colombian and Mexican artistes.
MERRY XMAS- BOOMING BASSLINES
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Smooth vocal from the Admiral over a digital lick of "Full Up"-
The B side was a minute long scrap of the dub version that faded in! (a big NO NO),
but here it is edited into a playable VERSION-
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Eighties style Heptones led by Barry, doing over the Gladiators' "streets of gold/ dreadlocks the time is now/roots natty" in a dance hall fashion- Not sure if Albert wrote that one or not- Included is a BOOMING BASSLINES discomix edit for your dubbing pleasure-
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Imagine how the Heptones feel: coming from humble beginnings and rising to great heights internationally, they have watched as virtually everything they recorded for Coxsone has become a world standard "riddim", versioned mercilessly by countless producers and voiced by thousands worldwide. As you read this, someone is in the studio building a new version of a Heptones riddim and djs are playing any number of records based on their compositions.
Ranging from classic versions that are remarkable, to god-awful dance hall one-shots soon forgotten, Earl Morgan, Leroy Sibbles and Barry Llewellyn have recieved zero royalties from any of it.
The music presented here is from their sessions for Harry Js, grouped together by riddim and cleaned up a little. What a creative time in the music!
This music is bad and beautiful-
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tight drums, booming basslines and a heavy mix- Our taste is obvious.
There are many branches to the tree-
Please help us out with more cuts of Mr. Doo's "Tempo" riddim-
Can't seem to find the other pieces!
Here is Tony Rebel's version-
Out of thousands of you who visit BOOMING BASSLINES, I'm hoping 2 or 3 have more pieces of Mr. Doo's "Tempo" riddim- Big Love-
Posted by BB at 4:04 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Abyssinians - Forward Jah Jah
Abyssinians - Leggo Beast 45
Abyssinians - Leggo Beast Version
Abyssinians - Love Comes And Goes
Abyssinians - Poor Jason White extended
Abyssinians - Prophecy
Abyssinians - Reason Time
Bongo Herman - Love Version
Clinch - Jah Jah Dub
Clinch - Prophecy Dub no horns
Clinch - Prophesy Version
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Sun Oct 4, 6:25 pm ET
NEW YORK – Jamaican reggae artist Major Mackerel says he's been slashed in the head, arm and hand by a New York City man wielding a 2-foot sword.
Police say one of the musician's Brooklyn neighbors was arrested and the sword was recovered Sunday morning.
Major Mackerel was hospitalized for several hours. He left the hospital with bandages crowning his dreadlocks and wrapped around his left hand, wrist and elbow.
Major Mackerel has released several albums. His real name is Garfield Dixon.
His girlfriend, Novia Watson, says the neighbor said he was angry because the reggae artist was harassing his wife. But Watson says the artist never messed with her.
Major Mackerel also denies harassing the woman. His neighbor faces charges including assault with intent to cause serious injury with a weapon.
Here is the Major's piece of "All Fruits Ripe" from a JR 45-
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Okay okay, enough JR stuff right? Judging by how you guys are stampeding to download the previous JR cuts, you like Junior Reid quite a bit. This lyric uses a joke about "having a view" in Mountainview and Harbourview in Jamaica. Most of you will miss the reference.
Many are complaining about Badongo being used as the link, but this hasn't stopped lots of you from taking the music. Play these loud in the dance, and if you like them say hello in the cbox.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
At some point dancehall heads noticed that Junior Reid had found a cheaper way to press his own productions. The actual vinyl was of sketchy quality, and had a cloudy look to it. The labels, with their gaudy logo and odd coloring, were printed in bulk and hand-titled with a rubber stamp. This sleeve was used as a test sheet to get the ink pad "just right".
"No Loafting" is JR's treatment of "Skylarking", and "Year Of The Chalice" uses the Kuchie riddim.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Baby Huey AKA James Ramey was part of the Curtom roster and ended up doing two spinoff tracks based on the Impressions' "mighty mighty spade and whitey", a hit on it's own already. Here are three pieces, each with their own subtleties- Anyone have the instrumental?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We linked with Taxi Gang again in our town this weekend- Sly, Robbie, Nambo and the crew brought a heavy set of riddims to the stage, and spread nuff good-natured vibes around the place off-stage too.
You probably already have these two pieces of “Moving Away” by Ken Boothe, also known as the M16 riddim.