Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Reggae # 19


Listen to the beat, move your dancin' feet

And tune in to BBC4 at 9pm, if you can.

I'll be well up for it after cooking my celebrated veg chilli with avocado salsa.

Is someone going to the bar?

Toots & The Maytals - 'Reggae Got Soul' (1975)

33 comments:

  1. Pint of Red Mr H or a G&T?

    Ordered a lovely repress of 54-46 Was My Number backed by Pressure Drop on 7" this week for a very reasonable 4 quid from Fat City earlier this week.

    Cheers everybody

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  2. Nice - is that a Record Store Day thing Drew?

    I leapt out of the blocks with a Guinness (er, 'Black') but have hit the Pinot Grig now. And so on.

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  3. PS: I'll see the flippin Aurora Borealis here before I see a Guinness 'Red'.

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  4. i've still not watched last weeks flipping lot... always lagging behind it's true i know i know

    a large fighting cock and a bit of phyllis dillon for later round here i think
    x

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  5. I've got a nice bottle of red that's just come my way as a late birthday pressie, so that's going to go down well tonight.

    I've been a little disappointed by this reggae season, I'd like to see more in depth bits and pieces. For instance, last week my favourite bits were Big Youth, and you could have done an hour on him alone. The length of time spent on the reggae influences in the pop charts in the early 80s was a bit much in comparison to the amount of time spent on other things.

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  6. I agree. In Reggae Britannia in partic I could've done with a lot less 'How Reggae Influenced Our Stuff' By Famous White Pop Stars footage, and a bit more, er, reggae footage. Mind, that doc was 10 years old. Ending with Soul II Soul (!)

    I'm looking forward to the Toots one, mind. Such lovely music.

    Did I miss your birthday?

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  7. Davy, can I offer you the dregs from last night's Chardonnay or a shot of christmas Cointreau? Please can you advise what was P Weller doing on last weeks do? 'Fraid I too found it a bit of a confused rush.

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  8. Missed the Reggae Britannia programme. Tonight I've managed to start off woth Kronenbourg.

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  9. Got to thinking that that Guinness Red coulda been a fig-box of my imagination after all.

    I've always drawn a smiley face in the head of my beer. (Non-headed southern chutney-ferret beer and lager not included, obviously). I've had many a funny look over the years upon carrying out this tradition. The main reason was that the longer the smile stayed visible, the better the head (so to speak). Like the longer it sticks to the side of the glass the better the bevvy.

    Does anybody else have a daft drinking idiocyncrasy such as this?

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  10. My Fred's just dropped a can of Guinness in the kitchen which promptly exploded all over the floor, cupboards, ceiling and cooker. What a waste, the dogs happy though!

    Good for the feet too!

    Thank goodness he had another can or he'd have looked as miserable as DVD when he discovered the pub had stopped selling the red!

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  11. You did miss the birthday, but only because I never post anything about it ever. Was in the middle of sleep training the nipper, which is why bloggings gone to pot. Had three full nights sleep this week, the first for nearly 3 years!!!!

    Besides which, it was number 42, so apart from being the meaning of life the universe and everything really isn't important!

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  12. It is also the atomic number of molybdenum, the amount of teeth wolves and dogs have and the number of the bus you need to get from Denmark Hill to Liverpool Street Station, London. Oh, I said that before. Belateds Smoni.

    Hello Lila! Yes PW/reggae - not an obvious connection is it? I'll have a Cointreau, but only if there's quality dark chocolate to go with it.

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  13. PS: DVD finally confessing there was no Guinness Red. It's like the end of The Prisoner where *spoilers* he was 'Number 1'.

    Ginger, you're barmy.

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  14. Can I pitch this on your reggae radar..

    I'm starting on the Amigo beer then Aussie white. Mate of mine, former wine snob and record cover designer said he's never had a bad New World wine. So I'll be chipping me way round those continents

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  15. Really? I've had loads of bad New World wines. In fact, as a very camp friend of mine once exclaimed - "Australian Chardonnay? What's the point sweetheart! Just pour me some apple juice and slug half a bottle of vodka in it FFS!"

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  16. *apologises to all Californian, South African, Australian and NZ lovely people with all their gorgeous wines THEY DON'T EXPORT*

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  17. I'm sure I was a reader of your works back then, so where was I that day?

    Maybe I wasn't reading much at that time, because looking back at that summer in your pages you featured Candidate. I would have remembered and probably commented, because I used to work with Ian, the bass player/producer many years ago. A fine bass player too .

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  18. Lovely, that record. Are they still recording?

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  19. ooo dark chocolate. Good job we have a Co-Op that stays open late (none of your Sainsbury Express in my ^new^ neck of the woods) but have you seen those sickly hubby/wife adverts? Eeew!

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  20. I do not believe I have, sorry. But I stopped a boy being beaten up outside a Co-Op once.

    Dark chocolate contains more Vitamin C than a tangerine (FACT!), so is bound to count as one of your five a day. And it stops you getting cancer an that, probably.

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  21. Havent seen Ian for.some time. They dont seem to be active at the moment.

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  22. Loved that record and thought it so unfair when about 18 months later the Fleet Foxes had everyone going crazy for very similar stuff.

    Which is not to knock FFs, who I love. But Candidate had that....Englishness.

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  23. Right. Time to pour summat and ready mesen for Toots.

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  24. Eee, it's like a chat room in this cosy snug tonight.
    'New World'. Is that like, Stevenage?
    And I didn't actually confess to the Guinness Red. I get a little confused sometimes. It was there alright. But, just like Nessie, the Abominable Snowman and Katy Price's hymen, it's a bugger to find.

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  25. http://www.guinness.com/en-gb/red.html

    You might need to convince them of age before the link works.

    It's half term next week and I've got about two weeks work to do. Tonight would be a good night for a drink but I don't have one. Tomorrow I will.

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  26. *sigh* boats against the current etc etc

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  27. Whoops I think he said red - and I've bought white. Not to worry few down the hatch and who gives a toot.

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  28. Enjoyed Toots on the Beeb. and Jimmy Cliff's glasses. magic!

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  29. And Guinness Red exists. Stone me.

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  30. I told you that during the week. We owe old Dickie an apology for ever doubting him.

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  31. I know, but I thought it was worth one more wind-up.

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