Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Reggae # 29

Here's a song I've had for donkey's on a fantastic tape made off the radio in Jamaica in the late 80s and brought back from his honeymoon by my ancient companero, known here latterly as Camp Freddy. 'Get me some reggae!' I'd said, and when he asked in his hotel where there might be a local record shop, the barman offered to do him a cassette himself. How cool is that? I must upload it in all its genre-spanning lovers to dancehall to ragga with Jamaica FM jingles magnificence sometime.

Truth is, I crazily hadn't labelled this fave as Cool Ruler Gregory Isaacs until Webbie posted it in his excellent Peel Podcast earlier this week.

Things come around, innit.

I'm off to the shop for some lime for the gin.

Gregory Isaacs - 'Mind You Dis (Rude Boy)' (1988)

20 comments:

  1. and something for the flu while you're there.
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  2. Like I say, gin.

    PS: Sorry to hear you are unwell hun - hope you are feeling better soon x/Are you 'sick' again woman?! SORT YERSELF AHT*

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  3. Best part of the honeymoon as I remember old boy!

    As Old PJ so eloquently put it, "Always marry your second wife first."

    I must dig out some of those old Jamaican photos and see whether I can't scan them in for a better look and reminisce (part II). I remember at least one of a most magnificent record shack on the beach...

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  4. Record shack and beach in the same sentence- perfect English.

    English language I mean. Don't think a record shack on Formby beach would stay open for long.

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  5. oh but what a thing it would be
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  6. I think you need to give us the scan now CF.

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  7. Trip into the nether regions of the loft resulted in disappointment only.

    Inevitably found some interesting ones of us c. many years ago...

    Probably don't want those.

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  8. Well, I might - but not in this context.

    People!Probably our imagination of what the record shack on the beach looked like is better anyway, yeh?

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  9. PS: Thought I'd pop cassette Side 1 up here, but apparently I'm 'trying to upload a file larger than (my) account allows'. Bah.

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  10. A bit off topic, but I met Ed Miliband today. *shrugs*. Back to beach record shacks?

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  11. Well, maybe.... but can I ask, on a very simple human level, did you like him?

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  12. Difficult to tell. I didn't dislike him. He toured our workplace and shook the hands of almost everyone he walked past. Polite, well spoken, feigned interest. Professional politician I spose. Wanted to tell him he was the 3rd Labour leader I'd met (Michael Foot and Gordon Brown being the other 2). Neither of them won an election either.

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  13. Just listened to my mp3 of the original cassette - and this is the version on it. OK!

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  14. And seconds later due to the wonders of, etc...here it is. Recommended.

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  15. lofts can be like that can't they dear f. yeild treasures best kept quiet as a rule. and i'm still dreaming of formby. never been . is it nice?

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  16. Formby's alright yeah. Bit windswept but can be nice. Cover of Bunnymen's Heaven Up Here.

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  17. Excellent kite flying at Formby, but then it started chucking it down and we had to have the picnic in the car.

    wv: icake - reminded me just in time about the cake I was baking - phew!

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