theGreenTapes


 

the Rocksteady selection

 

the playSomeRecords Series started with a bangBoomBang rocksteady selection 2 years ago
now the third greenTape brings you more sounds from that era from 1965 till 1968 rocksteady had it’s heyDays some say the best era of the jamaicanMusic fresh pure & straight from (for) the heart the best musicians with the best instruments playin´ the best vibes for the best vocalists listen to tunes about theBible, love, rudeBoys, love & love from artists like altonEllis  normanGrant  larryMarshall johnny&TheAttractions  theTermites  royPanton & many more
01. theInventors – foodOfLove
02. theBrothers – everyday
03. normanGrant – matthewMarkLuke&John
04. lizzy – loveIsATreasure
05. altonEllis – myTimeIsTheRightTime
06. theTechniques – travelingMan
07. clarendonians – deepDownInMyHeart
08. theTartans – danceAllNight
09. stephenChang – alwaysTogether
10. johnny&TheAttractions – let´sGetTogether
11. alton &Phillis  – whyDidYouLeaveMeToCry
12. royPanton – endlessMemory
13. derrickHarriott – theLoser
14. enos&Sheila – laLaBamba
15. altonEllis&Lloyd – iCan´tStandIt
16. theMartinis – iSecondThatEmotion
17. larryMarshall – i´mALoverTryMe
18. theTermites – pushItUp

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the Mento selection

 

as the green tapes continue
part 2 brings you a selection of JA´s very own folk music
with calypso as mother & kumina as father mento has his cultural origins in the late 19th century
west african slaves brought to jamaica created a exciting  blend of african & european styles the next century mento had his golden age & was the first music of  JA´s Record Industry with stanley motta starting to record  homegrown artists listen to entertaining lyrics about donkeys monkeys & strippers but also to serious topics like sufferation or drKinsey´s report from artists like hubertPorter  lordFlea  montyReynolds lordFly  countLasher  theJollyBoys lordPower  tonyJohnson & many more
01. countLasher – perseverence
02. lordFly – whaiWhaiWhai
03. lordFly -whenMiLookUponJanieSo
04. hubertPorter – dryWeatherHouse
05. montyReynolds – meDogCan´tBark
06. lordFly – swineLane/ironBar
07. lordPower – striptease
08. tonyJohnson – meDonkeyWantWater
09. hubertPorter – monkeyTalk
10. lordFlea – monkey
11. lordFlea – misterGiveMeTheRent
12. countOwen – hoolaHoopCalypso
13. lordPower – pennyReel
14. lordLebby – dr.KinseyReport
15. jollyBoys – ironBar

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the Instrumental selection

 

the first tape of the green labeled series contains 16 tunes & is a tribute to some of the greatest musicans out of JA those guys started experiementing with the shuffle blues created jamaicas very own music and opened the door for everything that came after enjoy the deadly skanking sound from Foundin`Fathers Originators & Legends like theSkatalites thePrinceBuster AllStars byronLee & theDragonaires charlieOrganaire & many more
01. theSoulBrothers – phoenixCity
02. theSkatalites – timothy
03. theSkatalites – onBroadway
04. theSkatalites – latinGoesSka
05. johnnyMoore – yogiMan
06. theSkatalites – skaEasy
07. byronLee&TheDragonaires – frankenstein
08. rolandAlphonso – skaCulation
09. theSkatalites – tributeToNehru
10. princeBusterAllStars – superCharge
11. tommyMcCook – sampson
12. theSkatalites – exodus
13. theSkatalites – beardmanSka
14. rolandAlphonso – shakeALady
15. rolandAlphonso – fromRussiaWithLove
16. charlieOrganaire – badBoyCharlie

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