Friday, February 29, 2008

1st blog compilation!

This is my first, of hopefully many, themed compilations presented by this music blog. In August, 2006, I started the first of what would be 9 podcasts under the name Mista D's Good Music Podcast. I had fun with it, but it ended up taking too much time that I wasn't able to find. Plus the podcasting site that I originally started with only allowed me to post so many for free, so I then continued my posts on a different site, which demanded that I post more often than I was able to in order to keep it active.

I figure this compilation idea will be easier for me to do instead of the podcasts over time, on my own time, and will also give the real music collectors (like myself) the full versions of each track! Speaking of which...Here's the tracklisting to this one:

01-Mr.Brown (Clean Remix)-STYLES OF BEYOND
02-Blood Fire (ft. Dynamite MC)-THE NEXTMEN
03-Around This Town-GRAND ANALOG
04-Scared Money-SAUL WILLIAMS
05-Embolism (ft. Giovani Mark)-BRAIN DAMAGE
07-Eazy (ft.Chali2na & Bionik)-ACEYALONE
09-Lucifer (Paul Nice Remix)-JAY-Z
10-Blaow (ft. Lindo P)-FRANK N DANK
11-Head Lock (ft. LMNO)-MADLIB
12-Satsified (Dub Version)-J-LIVE
13-Skip Town-AESOP ROCK
14-Burnin' & Lootin' (ft. Black Thought)-BOB MARLEY
16-All Along The Watchtower In Dub (Live)-ROOTS MANUVA

If you download and enjoy this one, please leave me a comment; It'll inspire me to give you #2 sooner than later. ;)



Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cas Haley

I saw this dude from Texas first on the last season of America's Got Talent. He got second place, but totally stole the show. He is the lead singer in a group called Woodbelly, and of course got a deal after the show, and recently released this great reggae album. In this zip, I also included 7 live recordings I found, from America's Got Talent, of some popular covers he did.

Check him out....




Saturday, February 23, 2008

Willie Nelson is the man.

Back in December of 2006, I wrote a blog about this amazing reggae album that Willie Nelson released in 2005. Along with that blog, I tagged on one of the songs from "Countryman". Well, here's the entire album for ya now! Read my original '06 blog here for more details on why I love this album....and why Willie Nelson is the man. It's true. :)

Keep givin'r, Willie!



Joe Gibbs R.I.P.

I just read that Joe Gibbs (legendary Jamaican reggae engineer/ producer/ record label founder) just died a few days ago. Very sad loss. He died of a heart attack at the age of 65. He created many of the big roots and rocksteady riddims of the late 60's and early 70's and continued to produce hit after hit into the 80's dancehall era.

Check out this great collection, released on Soul Jazz, of some of his best works. Classics like Culture's "Two Sevens Clash" and "See Them A Come", Junior Murvin's "Cool Out Son", Dennis Brown's "I'm Coming Home" ... ooooh, deadly stuff!

Enjoy this one, and pay respects to the late, great, Joe Gibbs. R.I.P.

DOWNLOAD> V/A - Joe Gibbs Productions

P.S. Check out a few more Joe Gibbs albums recently up at You & Me On A Jamboree blog also!


Everlast is baaaaack.

Everlast is back with this DOPE new single and video called "Letters Home". It's some heavy shit. Check it out...


Thursday, February 21, 2008

One Season

I just found out about these guys recently. Apparently they are Switzerland's most successful reggae act. I'm listening to this album for the first time now, and it sounds nice! It was originally released in 2006. Have I been living under a rock? haha If anyone has anything else by these guys, hit me up!

Check it out...



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Congos

This one's for the folks who've been voting on my poll, and wanna see more reggae posts. Hope you dig!

This album, "Heart Of The Congos" by The Congos, is an amazing roots reggae vocal album from 1977, one of my favourite years in music. ;) This particular re-release came out in 1996 on the Blood & Fire label, and added a 2nd cd consisting of 5 bonus b-sides and remixes.

How can you go wrong with a cast of performers like this:

Mixing Engineer & Producer : Lee Perry
Vocals : The Congos & Cedric Myton & Congo Ashanti Roy
Backing Vocals : The Meditations & Watty Burnett & Gregory Isaacs & Earl Morgan & Barry Llewellyn & Candy McKenzie
Drums : Sly Dunbar & Mikey Boo Richards & Paul Douglas
Bass : Boris Gardiner & Geoffrey Chung
Rhythm Guitar : Robert Johnson
Lead Guitar : Ernest Ranglin
Piano : Keith Sterling
Organ : Winston Wright
Percussions : Lee Perry & Skully & Sticky

Craaaaazy good reggae. One of my all-time favourites for sure. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD> THE CONGOS - Heart Of The Congos


Monday, February 11, 2008

Erykah Badu is baaaack.

If you haven't seen this new video for Erykah Badu's new single, Honey, you REALLY need to. I don't know if MuchMusic or MTV are playing this or not, but everyone who considers themselves a fan of music needs to see this. After you watch it, check out this link to see the covers side by side with stills from the video. Very cool stuff...and GREAT albums!


Friday, February 8, 2008

Baby Huey

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend, was released in 1971, after the death of their lead singer. Produced by Curtis Mayfield, the album featured several Mayfield compositions, as well as a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and two original compositions by Ramey. The album did not sell well upon its original release, and was largely forgotten by the mainstream. Today, the album is considered a classic of its period.

Several songs from The Baby Huey Story, including "Hard Times", "Listen to Me", and "Mighty Mighty Children", have been frequently sampled by hip hop producers since the 1980s. "Hard Times" alone has been sampled by dozens of artists, including Ice Cube ("The Birth", Death Certificate), A Tribe Called Quest ("Can I Kick It?", People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm), Ghostface Killah ("Buck 50", Supreme Clientele), and others. Many people, including the Babysitters themselves, see The Baby Huey Story as a significant and important influence on hip hop music.

One of my favourite parts of this album is part way through "A Change Is Going To Come", Baby Huey makes a lil' stoney speech....The perfect song to burn one and zone out to! For reeeeeal, check it out....

*(go HERE for more details on Baby Huey @ Wikipedia)

Now check out this classic album...



Thursday, February 7, 2008

Beastie Boys Samples

This is a great vinyl collection (converted to mp3s) of 34 original songs that were sampled by The Beastie Boys. A must for any hardcore Beasties fans! Check out one of my favourites, The Eagles' tune, "Those Shoes"...Hot shit!


DOWNLOAD> THE BEASTIE COLLECTION (34 Original Songs Sampled by The Beastie Boys) PT.1 PT.2


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Game Rebellion

Check out this dope new mixtape I stumbled upon and downloaded simply because of the title (and that dope Roots mixtape that J.Period did). This group, Game Rebellion, from Brooklyn, NY, are a mix of hip-hop, rock, metal, and intelligent yet fun lyrics....My kinda shiiiit. :)

Check 'em out...

DOWNLOAD> GAME REBELLION - Searching For Rick Rubin (Mixtape by J.Period)