World of Reggae Music Collection: Rub A Dub

Rub A Dub

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector picks from the best of the Rub A Dub era. Rub A Dub Reggae sound falls somewhere between the late 1970s Boss Deejays and early 1980s Dancehall music. The kings of the rub a dub include Yellowman, U-Brown, Ranking Joe, Toyan, Tenor Saw, and Charlie Chaplain. But some of the best rub a dub music is played by deejay duos like Papa Michigan and General Smiley (aka Michigan & Smiley), Clint Eastwood & General Saint, U-Black & Joe Tex, Yellowman & Fathead, and the female duo Althea & Donna.

Yellowman & Fathead Rub A Dub A Play

Joe Tex & U-Black – Rub a Dub Evening

Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Diseases

Kojak & Liza – Fist to Fist Rub a Dub

Ranking Dread – Fattie Boom Boom

John Holt – Fat She Fat

Yellowman & Fathead – Mr. Wong

General Echo – Arleen

Cocoa Tea – We Do The Killing

Charlie Chaplain – Dance In The Atlantic Ocean

Ini Kamoze – Kildatsounboy

Josey Wales – Yu Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me

Yellowman – Yellowman Getting Married

Joe Tex & U-Black – Standardization

Lady Ann – Informer

Tenor Saw – Rub-A-Dub Market

Tenor Saw – Rub-A-Dub Dub

Yellowman & Fathead – Rub-A-Dub

Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Shame & Scandal

Ini Kamoze – Trouble You A Trouble Me

Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Nice Up the Dance

Nitty Gritty – She’s A Delilah

Super Cat – ‘A’ Class Rub-A-Dub

Josey Wales – Josey Ready

Yellowman & Fathead – Rat

Charlie Chaplan – Ram Up Dancehall

Alborosie – Rub A Dub Style

Alborosie & Ranking Joe – Precious

Charlie Chaplin – Coco Dela Brown

Yellowman – Who Can Make The Dance Ram

Peter Metro & Zu-Zu – Calypso Calypso

Tenor Saw – Run Come Call Me

Josey Wales – Come Watch The Sound

Toyan – Please Mi Barrister

Yellowman – Wreck A Pum Pum

Trinity – Kingston Two Rock

Tenor Saw – Eni Meeni Mini Mo

Yellowman – King of the Crop

Captain Sinbad – Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Charlie Chaplin – Hold Them

Charley Sprang & Comanche – Jamaican Talk, Foreign Rap

Tenor Saw – If You Only Know (Rub A Dub)

U-Brown Gimme The Music

Charlie Chaplain – Foreign Man Skank

Yellowman – Strictly Bubbling

Junior DelgadoFort Augustus

Chiney K – Mi God Mi King (Papa Levi Tribute)

Lady Ann & Alborosie – Informa

Yellowman & Fathead – Hold On To Your Woman

General Saint & Clint Eastwood – Stop That Train

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General Lucky & Peter Ranking – Ram-A-Jam

Ranking JoeCold Blood

Papa Michigan & General SmileyOne Love Jam Down

Clint Eastwood & General Saint Another One Bites The Dust

Clint Eastwood – Fight Inflation

Charlie Chaplain – Don’t Leave Your Baby Mother

Papa Levi – Mi God Mi King

The Wailing Souls Old Broom

Clint Eastwood – Dance Kork

Simple Simon – Revolution Fighters

Simple SimonObey Your Mother & Father

Ranking JoeChoice of Color

Jah Thomas & Sister JackieCockie And Pussy [Explicit]

Frankie Paul – Watch the Dub

Fankie Paul – String Up The Sound

Althea & Donna No More Fighting

Michigan & Smiley – Jah Lick We

Yellowman – Skank Quadrille

Yellowman – Blow Saxophone

Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Rub A Dub Style

Simple Simon – War All Over

ToyanWhat A Thing

Ranking Toyan – Opportnity

John Wayne – Heavy Rhythm

U-Brown – Things A Come Up to Bump

U-Brown – Me Chat You Rock

PurplemanFeeling Irie

Sugar Minott Tune In

Clint Eastwood – It Wasn’t Rasta

Johnny Osbourne No Ice Cream Sound

Frankie Jones – Stylee

Little John Bummy Bummy

PurplemanSandra Lee Buy Big House For Me

Jah Thomas & Toyan – Two Bad DJ Hafi Talk

Echo Minott Sweet Reggae Music (You Have Fe Move)

Mr. Easy & Mini G – Summertime

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World of Reggae Music Collection: Rub A Dub

World of Reggae Music Collection: Boss Deejays

BOSS DEEJAYS

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector focuses in on the boss deejays. This list is heavily laden with the top ranking deejays U Roy, Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, and I Roy. In this edition U-Roy “The Originator” especially shines. Also the unique stylings of Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Ranking Joe, and Trinity appear alongside the famous female deejay Sister Nancy. And make sure to check out the deejay Early B and his amazing story songs “History Of Jamaica” and “Bible Story.” The boss deejays are the fathers and mothers of rap music. They were the first to take instrumental versions and dubs, and toast over the top of them. Thus these toasters are not only important to the foundations of reggae music, but also to the roots of rap and hip-hop music. Plus if you listen closely there is a message. There are many life lessons that can be learned from these Boss Deejays. Yes in fact these toasters make good teachers. So Remember when you ride like lightning, you crash like thunder. And if you can’t be good then you must be careful.

U-RoyTom Drunk

Big Youth Screaming Target

Sister NancyBam Bam

TrinityThree Piece Suit

ScottyDraw Your Brakes

Big Youth – Cool Breeze

General Echo – This Is A Lover’s Corner

U-Roy – Rule of The Nation

Josey Wales – Ready Fi Josey

Winston Scotland – My Little Filly

Yellowman – Mr. Chin

I-Roy – Welding

Dr. AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town

Dennis Alcapone – Shades Of Hudson

Lee “Sratch” Perry – Bathroom Skank

Toyan – Spar With Me

U-Roy – Wake The Town

Early B – History of Jamaica

Lone Ranger – Jamaican Weed

Welton Irie – Hotter Reggae Music

Nicodemus – Bone Connection

Josey Wales – Let Go Me Hand

Clint Eastwood – What A Hard Man Fe Dead

Billy Boyo – Scandal

Peter Metro – Front Line Get Raid

Trinity – Psalms

I-Roy – Maggie Breast

Dennis Alcapone – It Must Come

U-Roy – Your Ace From Outer Space

Lone Ranger – Natty Dread on the Go

Winston Williams – DJ’s Choice

Early B – Bible Story

Nitty Gritty – Hog In A Minty

Big Youth – S.90 Skank

Dennis Alcapone – Pop A Version

Yellowman – Mad Over Me

Peter Tosh & U-Roy – Rightful Ruler

Clint Eastwood – Shine Eye Gal

King Stitt & Andy Capp – Herbsman Shuffle

DillingerFlat Foot Hustling

I-Roy African Herbsman

Dave Barker Lock Jaw

U-Roy & John Holt – Tide Is High

Dennis Alcapone – King of the Track

Big Youth – Natty Dread She Want

Scotty – Unbelievable Sound

Dennis Alcapone & Lee “Sratch” Perry – Back Biter

U-Roy – Gorgon Wise

I-Roy – Queen of the Minstrel (Version)

Ranking Ann – Black Rock Posse

Big Youth – Solomon A Gunday

Josey Wales – Nah Lef You

Tiger – When

Cutty Ranks – What Can You Do

Dave Barker – Hot Sauce AKA the Agro Man is Back

U-Roy & Delroy Wilson – You Keep on Running

I-Roy – New York City

Dennis Alcapone – Ba-Ba-Ri-Ba Skank

Big Youth – Tipper Tone Rock

Ranking Joe & CultureBaldhead Bridge

Winston Williams – Sweet Like Candy

U-Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way

Big Youth – Waterhouse Rock

I-Roy – African Roots

Dr. Alimantado – Gimme Mi Gun

Dennis Alcapone – DJs Chocie

U-Roy – Ain’t The Loving You

Scotty – Children Children

Josey Wales – Throw Me Corn

Lee “Scratch” Perry – French Connection

U-Roy – Treasure Isle Skank

Dennis Alcapone & Hopeton Lewis – Judgement Day

Big Youth & Dub Syndicate – Togetherness

U-Roy – Version Galore

U-Roy & Love Trio in DubVersion Galore

Big Youth – Foreman Vs. Frazier

Ninjaman & Tinga Stewart Cover Me

U-BrownBlack Princess

Ranking Dread Marijuana In My Soul

Josey Wales – Undercover Lover

Big Youth – The Killer

U-Roy – Big Boy and Teacher

Nitty Gritty – Drape Her Up

Dillinger – Tickle Me

U-Roy & Love Trio in Dub Lovers Rock

U-Roy & Love Trio in Dub – Lovers Rock (Dreadbeat Knockout)

Ranking Trevor & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Caveman Skank

Toyan – Solomon Never Wise

Josey Wales – Kingston Hot

Dennis Alcapone – Teach the Children

Barrington Levy & Trinity – Give Thanks and Praise

Dillinger – Cocaine in my Brain

Big Youth – Facts of Life

U-Roy – Way Down South

I-Roy – Funky Punk Rock

Toyan – Stylee

Cocoa Tea – Diet Rock 

Peter Tosh & Winston Scotland – Skanky Dog

Bunny Lie Lie & Lee Van Cleef – Mr. Dynamite

U-Brown & Dub Syndicate – Lion King

Dave Barker – Funky Funky Reggae

U-Roy – Rock With I

Josey Wales – Music Diseases

Big Youth – Be Careful

Trinity – Peace Conference in Western Kingston

Dennis Brown & U-Roy – Money in my Pocket

I-Roy – Crisis Time

Toyan – Love & Devotion

Big Youth & Dub Syndicate – Jah Rasta

U-Roy & Horace Andy – Money Money

Trinity – Kendall Crash

Josey Wales – Look Work

U-Roy – Every Knee Shall Bow

Dennis Brown & Big Youth – Ride On/Wild Goose Chase

I- Roy – Musical Injection

Dillinger – Roots Natty Congo

U-Roy – Cool Down Your Temper

Marcia Aitken & Trinity – I’m Still in Love With You/Three Piece Suit

Triston Palmer, Jah Thomas, & Toyan – Entertainment

Michael Palmer & Jim Brown – Ghetto Dance

U-Roy – I Shall Not Be Moved

Little John & Toyan – Jah Guide I

Sammy Dread & Tappa Zukie – Dreadlocks Girl

Big Joe – Natty on Vacation

U-Roy – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

Clint Eastwood – Caroline

U-Roy – Higher on the Mountain

Jah Stitch – Cool Down Youthmn

U-Roy – Natty Rebel (Joe Strummer Intro)

Capleton – A So We Stay

U-Roy – King Tubby’s Skank

Poison Chang – Dance and Wine

U-Roy – Flashing My Whip

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Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy – Mr. Brown’s Coffin

Shorty the President – Mash Up the Resident

Prince Jazzbo – Lorna Banana

U-Brown & Culture – Innocent Blood/Rock It Up

Winston Scotland – Butter Cup

Sound Dimension – Psychadelic Rock (Rockfort Rock)

U-Roy – No. 1 in the World

U-Roy – Dreamland

U-Roy – Creation Rebel

U-Roy – Catty

I-Roy & Culture – Natty Dread Taking Over

I-Roy & Culture – I’m Not Ashamed

I-Roy – War and Friction

I-Roy – Hospitality Trolley

I-Roy – Loving Pauper

I-Roy & Johnny Clarke – Satta

I-Roy – Blackman Time

Dillinger – John Devour

Dillinger – Plantation Heights

Dillinger – Eastman Skank

Dillinger – Middle East Rock

Dillinger – C.B. 200

Big Youth – Three Blind Mice

Big Youth – All Nations Bow

Big Youth – Knotty No Jester

Big Youth, Conrad Crystal, & Suga Roy – Early This Morning

Dennis Alcapone – Run Run

Dennis Alcapone – Usain Bolt of Lightning

Sammy Dread – M16

Sammy Dread – Roadblock

Lone Ranger – M16

Lone Ranger – Love Bump

Lone Ranger – The Answer

Cutty Ranks – Experience

Trinity – Uptown Girl

Trinity – Jamaican Dollar

Trinity – Jesus Dread

Trinity – Freedom Style

Ruddy Thomas & Trinity – Loving Pauper/Judgement Time

Early B – Tour the World

Josey Wales – Man Shortage

Clint Eastwood & Culture – Send Some Rain

Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn

Dennis Brown & Prince Far I – Money in My Pocket/Cool Runnings

Prince Far I – Cream of the Crop

Prince Far I – Weatherman Tam

Prince Far I – Heavy Manners

Prince Far I & Culture – Burning All Illusion/The Same Knife

Lee Van Cliff – Bam Salute

Culture & Bo Jangles –Jah Love / Selassie I Cup

Bo Jangles & Culture – Two Sevens Clash / Prophecy Reveal

Nicodemus & Culture – Disco Train

Prince Jazzbo – Mr. Harry Skank

Nicodemus – The Best

Sir Lord Comic – Doctor Feelgood

Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – French Connection

Kojak – Nice Up Jamaica

The Mighty Diamonds & Ranking Joe – Just Like A River

Errol Holt – Girl From Manchester

George Nooks & Welton Irie – Riding For A Fall/Gi Me One Fi Yuh Girlfriend

Jah Lloyd – Leggo

Prince Huntley – Granny Hey

Jah Bengie – I Am A Ethiopian

Jah Walton – Stay A Yard and Praise God

Count Machukie – Pepper Pot

Charlie Chaplin – Gilbert Disaster Over

Gregory Isaacs & U-Brown – Border / featuring D. J. U-Brown

Big Joe – In The Ghetto – Original

Jah Stitch – The Killer – Original

Jah Thomas – Style & Fashion

Yellowman – Walking Jewelry Store

Ranking Dread – Jean Green

Tapper Zukie – Man ah Warrior

Jah Woosh – Riding Melody

Ranking Dread – Love A Dub

Peter King – Me Neat Me Sweet

Sister Nancy & Degree – Only Woman DJ

Jacob Miller & Trinity – I’m Just a Dread/One Shut

Charlie Ace & Dirty Harry – Country Boy

Count Machuki Warfare

U-Brown & Dub Syndicate – Lion King

General Echo – Track Shoes

Buro Banton – Stumbling Block

Jah Stitch – Natty Dread Thing

Ranking Joe – Warrior Style

Toyan – DJ Crowd

Junior Murvin, Welton Irie, & Prince Mohammed – Cool Out Son/Nice Up the Party

Scorpion – What A Drought

Brigadier Jerry – Fred Locks A Dreadlocks

Ray I – Winey Tiney

Charlie Chaplin – DJ A Dance

Ranking Trevor – Love Is Not A Gamble

World of Reggae Music Collection: Boss Deejays

The World of Reggae Music Collection — Reggae inna Folk-Country Version

World of Reggae Music

Reggae ina Folk Country Version

Beenie Man and Willie Nelson have more in common than you think. They both play country music. And they both play reggae music. Country and Reggae collide on this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection. From Steve Earle, Jimmy Buffett, and Johnny Cash to Delroy Wilson, Dennis Brown, and John Holt this is Reggae inna Folk and Country stylee.

The Survivors  Rawhide

Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire>

The Ethiopians – Free Man

Willie Nelson – I’ll Still Be Thinking of You

Busy Signal – The Gambler

Charlie Pride – You’re My Jamaica

Josh Heinrichs – Cryin’ Time

Peter Rowan – No Woman No Cry

LUST – Flowers on the Will

Tony Joe White – Rainy Night In Georgia [Bozzo Bajou’s Georgia Dub]

Sanchez – El Paso

Robert Earl Keen – Waves on the Ocean

Delroy Wilson – I Shall Be Released

Willie Nelson – The Harder They Come

Freddie McGregor – The King of the Road

Beenie Man –Ain’t Gonna Figure It Yet

Slightly Stoopid – I’m On Fire

Gramps Morgan – Feels So Right

Willie Nelson – I’ve Just Destroyed The World

Toots & the Maytals – Take Me Home, Country Roads

Ziggy Marley & The Meloday Makers – Everyone Want To Be

Sinead O’Connor – Untold Stories

The SkatalitesOccupation

Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion

Tarrus Riley – The Chair

John Holt – Before The Next Teardrop Falls

J.J Cale – Crying

Beres Hammond – He Stopped Loving Her Today

The Sensations – Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast

Bonnie Raitt, Toots & The Maytals – True Love Is Hard To Find

The Mighty Diamonds – Lay Lady Lay

The Mighty Diamonds – Lay Lady Lay Dub

Willie Nelson – Sitting In Limbo

Tenor Saw – Lone Ranger and tonto

Hopeton Lewis Don’t Take Your Guns To Town

Steve Earle – Rivers Of Babylon

Etana – Crazy

Nicky Thomas – If I Had A Hammer/ Hammering Version

Delbert McClinton – Stir It Up

Romain Virgo & Larry Gatlin – California

Willie Nelson & Toots & the Maytals – Still Is Still Moving To Me

Denzil Dennis – South of the Border

Jerry Jeff Walker – Sangria Wine (Live 1973 Luckenbach, Texas)

Luciano – He’ll Have To Go

Ken Parker – Kiss An Angel Good Morning

Taj Mahal – Never Let You Go

Richie Stephens – Wolverton Mountain

Killer Bees – El Paso

J Rod Records – Bad Cowboy Riddim Version

Ninja Man – Badman Law

Stephen Marley – Can’t Keep I Down

Willie Nelson – One In A Row

Sinead O’Connor – Marcus Garvey

Christopher Martin – If I Were A Carpenter

J.C. Lodge – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

J.C. Lodge – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright Dub

Gary P. Nunn – London Homesick Blues (Home of the Reggae Armadillo)

Lloyd Charmers – Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)

Jimmy Buffett – Jamaica Mistaica

Aswad – Best Of My Love

Dennis Brown – The Last Thing On My Mind

Kymani Marley – Rude Boy

Willie Nelson – You Left Me A Long, Long Time Ago

Ras Abijah – One Too Many Mornings

Ras Abijah – One Too Many Mornings Dub

Duane Stephenson – Suspicions

Roman Stewart – Wolverton Mountain

Tessanne Chin – Don’t It Make It My Brown Eyes Blues

Delroy WilsonGreen Green Grass Of Home

Willie Nelson & Toots & the Maytals – I’m A Worried Man

John Holt Help Me Make It Through the Night

Steve Earle & the V-Roys – Johnny Too Bad

The Pioneers – Sweet Dreams

Taj Mahal, Ziggy Marley, and Rudy Costa – Black Man, Brown Man

Hazel WrightPlease Help Me I’m Falling (In Love With You)

Willie Nelson & Wyclef Jean – To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before

Michael Rose – Lonesome Death of Hattie Caroll

Michael Rose – Lonesome Death of Hattie Caroll Dub

John HoltWasted Days And Wasted Nights

Sinead O’Connor – Jah Nuh Dead

Mariene WebberStand By Your Man

Willie Nelson – How Long Is Forever

The Inventors Bye Bye Love

Noel “Bunny” BrownFor the Good Times

Hopeton Lewis – Drift Away

Johnny Cash & Willie NelsonWorried Man

Dennis Brown – Little Green Apples

Taj MahalJohnny Too Bad

Wyclef Jean & Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

Willie Nelson Undo The Right

Bob AndyWalk A Mile In My Shoes

Sanchez & Beenie Man – Refugee

Doreen Sheaffer Walk Through This World With Me

Count Prince Miller Mule Train

Max RomeoBlowin’ In The Wind

Gary P. Nunn – Corona Con Lima

Ken Parker – Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Willie Nelson – Something To Think About

Bob Andy – The Games People Play

The Heptones – Guman Coming To Town

Wayne Wade – Lady

Bob Dylan – I And I

Bob Dylan – I And I Dub

John HoltIf I Were a Carpenter

Taj Mahal – African Herbsman

Willie NelsonI Guess I’ve Come To Live Here

Boris Gardiner – I Want To Wake Up With You

Mishka – Shadow in the Shade

Jackie EdwardsSomeone Loves You Honey

Willie Nelson – Sitting In Limbo (Live at Farm Aid)

Jimmy Riley Statue Of A Fool

The Aggrolites – Countryman Fiddle

Cornell Campbell She Wears My Ring

Abijah – One Too Many Mornings

Abijah – One Too Many Mornings Dub

Max RomeoMissing You

Ziggy Marley & Paul SimonWalk Tall

John Holt – Mr. Bojangles

Slightly Stoopid – Know You Rider

Ken Parker – Guilty

Ziggy Marley & Willie NelsonThis Train

John Holt – Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)

Brother Nolan – Coconut Girl

Michael Chung – For The Good Times

Jerry Garcia Band – The Harder They Come

Pat Kelly – Sunshine On My Shoulders

Harry Nlsson – Many Rivers To Cross

Eric Donaldson – Sylvia’s Mother

The Bellamy Brothers – I Love Her Mind

Max Romeo – Is It Really Over

Ziggy Marley – Blowin’ In The Wind

Nicky Thomas – Don’t Touch Me

Manu Chao – La Vacaloca

John Holt – Working Kind (Chokin’ Kind)

Ken Boothe – Mona Lisa

Ewan, Jerry, & the Caribbeats – Tennessee Waltz

Gloria Crawford – Sad Movies Make Me Cry

Hortense Ellis – Stand By Your Man

The Bleechers – Send Me The Pillow

Hortonese Ellis – My Last Date

Anonymously Yours – Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratching You

Willie Francis – I’m Going To Change Everything (aka Burn Them)

Ernest Wilson – My Elusive Dreams

Raphael Stewart & Hot Tops – He’ll Have To Go (aka Put Your Sweet Lips)

Hopeton Lewis – City of New Orleans (Good Morning Jamaica)

Ed Robinson – Knocking On Heavens Door

Ziggy Marley, Paula Fuga, & Jack Johnson – Cry, Cry, Cry

Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People

Ken Parker – Help Me Make It Through The Night

Bob Andy – Lay Lady Lay

Denzil Dennis – Zip a Dee Doo Dah

Dennis Walks – Snowbird

The Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me

Pat Kelly – Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings

Rip & Lan – In The Ghetto

David Isaacs – Just Enough (To Keep Me Hanging On)

Hopeton Lewis – Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me

Jimmy Buffett – Jamaica Farewell

Pluto Shervington – Jambalaya

Joya Landis – Angel of the Morning

Mikey Chung – Crying In The Chapel

The Clash – The Man In Me

Ernie Smith – Sunday Morning Coming Down

The Abyssinians – Blowin’ In The Wind

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Willie NelsonDo You Mind Too Much If I Don’t Understand

Lloyd Charmers – Mr. Bojangles

The Skatalites – Ring of Fire

The Bellamy Brothers – Get Into Reggae Cowboy

Johnny CashI’m A Worried Man

J.C. Lodge & Junior Kelly – Someone Loves You Honey

Robert Palmer & UB40 – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

The World of Reggae Music Collection — Reggae inna Folk-Country Version

World of Reggae Music Collection: The Ska Originals

The World of Reggae Music

The Ska Originals

The Jam-Tex selector presents a new chapter in the “Wolrd of Reggae Music Collection” called The Ska Originals.

The Jam-Tex selector has been working on a study and organization of the essential tracks of reggae music called “The World of Reggae Music Collection.” The selector invites others to comment on the selected tracks and to join in on the conversation about the history of reggae music.  This collection of singles began with the greatest roots reggae hits in categories entitled “Reggae’s Superstars: The Lions of Jah” and “Reggae’s Superstars: The Lion Youth.”

Now the selector moves back in time to the roots of reggae, exploring the greatest singles from the early ska era. Please feel free to suggest your favorite singles. The primary examination of the “Ska Originals” genre focuses on the founders of ska music from the late 1950s to the 1960s. Later posts will explore forms of ska music of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s:  Two-Tone Ska and Third Wave Ska

Some of the same Jamaican singers, musicians, and producers of the original ska music movement later became the fathers and mothers of rocksteady and reggae.  A young Robert Nesta Marley recorded some ska tunes and so did Bob Marley‘s vocal group the Wailin’ Wailers, which later became the Wailers. Alton Ellis, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Desmond Dekker, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Derrick Morgan, Clancy Eccles, Cornell Campbell, and Lee “Scratch” Perry all played ska as young lads. These Jamaican superstars all make this collection of ska singles.

The classic ska bands and vocal groups of the era appear on this collection, including the famed The Skatalites, The Ethiopians, The Pioneers, The Soulettes, The Paragons, The Heptones, The Ethiopians, The Techniques, The Upsetters, The Baba Brooks Band, The Gaylads, and The Versatiles. Many of the great ska musicians have singles that made this chart, like Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Lyn Taitt, and Tommy McCook.

Ska music is fun and fast, yet a very easy-going music that sends you skanking around the room. I love this music. There are some wonderful characters that came out of this musical genre, performers like Prince Buster, Sir Lord Comic, Lord Kitchener, Stranger Cole, Lord Creator, and the Folkes Brothers. Plus the dynamite sounds of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires make for some of the most classic ska tracks. The Jam-Tex selector invites you to comment on the list and make suggestions.

The Jam-Tex selector proudly presents…

World of Reggae Music Collection

The Ska Originals

The Skatalites Guns of Navarone

Don Drummond Don De Lion

Bob Marley & the Wailers Simmer Down

The EthopiansTrain To Skaville

Prince Buster – Hard Man Fe Dead

Jimmy Cliff Miss Jamaica

Toots & the MaytalsSweet & Dandy

John Holt & the Paragons The Tide Is High

Don Drummond – Eastern Standard Time

Jackie Opel – Push Wood

Tommy McCook – Alley Cat Ska

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Jamaica Ska

Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina

The Heptones – Gunman Coming To Town

Lord TanamoI’m In The Mood For Ska

Laurel Aitken & the Skatalites – Rude Boy Dreams

Desmond Dekker King Of Ska

Freddie Note & the Rudies Montego Bay

The Maytals Broadway Jungle

Prince Buster – Madness

Derrick MorganMoon Hop

Lee “Scratch” Perry & The SoulettesDoctor Dick

Don Drummond & the SkatalitesChinatown

Desmond DekkerRudy Got Soul

Gregory IsaacsMy Time

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics Ska Jam

Bob Marley Judge Not

The MaytalsSix And Seven Books Of Moses

Jimmy Cliff – Hurricane Hattie

Don Drummond – (Music Is My) Occupation

Roland Alphonso – James Bond

The Gaylads – Stop Making Love

Alton Ellis & Eddie Parker My Heaven

The Pioneers Jackpot

Prince Buster – Al Capone

Justin Hinds and the DominoesThe Ark

Ken BootheUno Dos Tres

Amos Clarke Chatty Chatty Woman

Val Bennett – Atlas

Lee “Scratch” Perry Give Me Justice

Alton EllisMouth A Massy

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jailhouse

Jimmy Cliff – King of Kings

Desmond Dekker – Honour Your Mother and Father

Eric Monty Morris – Enna Bella

Millie Small & Roy Panton – We’ll Meet

Blues Blenders – The Girl Next Door

Alton Ellis & the FlamesBlessings Of Love

Bob Marley & the WailersDuppy Conqueror

Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp

Roy Shirley & Ken Boothe Calling

Lee “Scratch” PerryWhat A Good Wood Man

Derrick MorganBlazing Fire

Roland Alphonso Phoenix City

Baba BrooksDuck Soup

Stranger Cole & Lester SterlingBangarang

The SkatalitesLatin Goes Ska

Alton Ellis Dance Crasher

Desmond Dekker – Get Up Edina

Derrick MorganFat Man

Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella

Owen Gray – Darling Patricia

Baba Brooks – Girls Town Ska

Lord CreatorHurry Up

The MaytalsLet’s Jump

Derrick Harriott – Monkey Ska

Dave and Ansel CollinsMonkey Spanner

The EthiopiansFree Man

Lord Tanamo – You Belong to My Heart

Owen Grey Jezebel

Lee “Scratch” Perry Rub & Squeeze

Justin Hinds and the DominoesOver The River

Don Drummond – Man in the Street

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Out of Space

Roland AlphonsoOn The Move

Ewan McDermott Candy Ska

Desmond Dekker – Mount Zion

Granville Williams OrchestraHonky Tonk Ska

Desmond Dekker Pickney Gal

Tommy McCook & the Skatalites Silver Dollar

Duke Reid’s Group – Let George Do It

The Paragons Happy Go Lucky Girl

Chuck Joseph, Dobby Dobson, and Aubrey Adams – Du Du Wap

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Go Jimmy Go

Desmond Dekker & the Aces – Sabotage

Roland Alphonso – Old Fowl Ska

Eric ‘Monty’ Morris – Penny Reel

Rita Marley Anderson & the Wailers – A De Pon Dem

Jimmy Cliff – One-Eyed Jacks

The Versatiles – Push It In 

Derrick Morgan – The Hop 

Lord Tanamo – Mattie Rag (aka Ol’ Matilda)

Jackie Opel – Sit Down Servant

The Sounds – Shufflin’

Cornell Campbell – Under the Old Oak Tree

The Baba Brooks Band – Guns Fever

Frank Anderson – Musical Storeroom

Clive and Naomi – You Are Mine

Alton Ellis & the Flames – The Preacher

Desmond Dekker – Unity

Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith – Look Who I Back Again

Bob Marley & the Wailers – How Many Times (Do You Remember)

Don Drummond & The City Slickers – Don Cosmic

Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites – Nimble Foot Ska

The Baba Brooks Band – Teenage Ska

Toots & the Maytals – Shining Light

Clancy Eccles with Hersang & The City Slickers – River Jordan

The Riots – Yeah Yeah

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Sugar Bag

Lyn Taitt – Independence Ska

Lord Tanamo – If You Were Mine

Frank Cosmo – My Days Are Lonely

Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso – Oceans 11

Laurel Aitken – Hey Bartender 

Derrick Harriott – Derrick!

Winston Samuels – My Bride to Be

Andy Capp – The Law 

Roland Alphonso – Yard Broom 

Tommy McCook – Cotton Tree

Don Drummond – Lucky Seven 

Lloyd Robinson – Too Late 

Ossie & The Upsetters – Turn Me On 

The Skatalites – Streets of Gold 

Lloyd Brivett – Wayward Ska 

Lynn Taitt – Tender Loving Care 

Jackie Estick – Daisy I Love You 

Cornell Campbell – Don’t Want Your Loving 

Derrick Morgan – Hold Your Jack 

Stranger & Gladdy – How Your Pantie Get Wet 

Bunny & Skitter – When The Well Runs Dry 

The Charmers – Jeanie Girl

The Dreamletts – Really Now 

Clue J & His Blues Brothers – Beeston Street Riff

Derrick Harriott – Answer Me My Darling

Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook – Wheel and Turn

Lascelles Perkins with Clue J and His Blues Brothers – Lonely Moments

Lester Sterling, Johnnie Moore, & Tommy McCook – Settle Down

Jackie Estick – The Ska

Horrell DawkinsButterfly

The SilvertonesTrue Confessions

Ewan McDermottSinners Got A Moanin…

Raymond HarperDiscipline

The Baba Brooks Band Special Event

The Skatalites Good News

Don Drummond – Cool Smoke

Roland AlphonsoCorner Store

Tommy McCook – Twelve Minutes to Go 

The Duke Reid Group – Strolling In

Don Drummond – Stampede

Derrick Morgan – Don’ Call Me Daddy 

Baba Brooks – Boat Ride 

The Skatalites – Black Sunday 

Ewan McDermott – Don’t Bring Me Your Dreams 

Lloyd Brevett – One More Time 

Raymond Harper – Yours 

Tommy McCooke – Apanga 

Clue J & His Blues BlastersSalt Lane Shuffle

Frank Anderson, Tommy McCook, & The Skatalites Always on Sunday

Roland Alphonso – Sucu Sucu

Don Drummond – University Goes Ska

Derrick Morgan – Look Before You Leap 

Roland Alphonso – Bongo Tango 

The Skatalites – Dragon Weapon 

Baba Brooks – Musical Communion 

Don Drummond – Spider 

The Skatalites – Street Corner 

Derrick Morgan – Seven Letters 

Roland Alphonso – Back Beat 

Don Drummond – Doctor Decker

Baba Brooks & His Band – Blues 

Don Drummond – Mesoptamia

Baba Brooks – Dreadnaught 

Roland Alphonso – 20.75

Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso – Heaven And Earth 

Roland Alphonso & Carroll McLaughlin – Set Back 

Don Drummond – Garden of Love 

Roland Alphonso & Studio One Orchestra – Spread Satin 

The Baba Brooks Band – Vitamin A 

Don Drummond – Around the World 

Roland Alphonso – Nuclear Weapon 

Don Drummond – Burning Torch 

Roland Alphonso – Alipang

Don Drummond – Thorougfare

Roland Alphonso – Feeling Fine

Don Drummond – Melody Jamboree

Roland Alphonso – Sandy Gulley

Don Drummond – Silver Dollar 

NEED

Carl Dawkins – Baby I Love You

The Maytals – Someone’s Going to Bawl

Sir Lord Comic and His Cowboys – Ska-ing West

Don Drummond – Dew Drops

Eric Morris – Put on Your Best Dress

Roland Alphonso, King Sporty, & Justin Yap – El Cid

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Watermelon Man

Prince Buster – Run Man Run

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Train to Ska-Thedral

Lord Tanamo – Night Food Ska

Derrick Morgan – No Raise, No Praise

Stranger Cole – Rough and Tough

Lord Kitchener – The Road

Chuck & Dobby – I Don’t Need Your Love

Derrick Morgan – National Dance

Eric Morris – Strongman Sampson

Drumbago’s Orchestra – Duck Soup

The Rulers – Wrong’em Boyo

Baba Brooks – Musical Workshop

Derrick Morgan – Be Still

The Tartans – What Can I Say

Lord Tanamo – Come Down

The Techniques – I’m In Love

The Spanishstonians – Rudie Gets Plenty

The Techniques – Little Did You Know

Winston & George – Denham Town

Roland Alphonso – Blackberry Brandy

Basil Gabbidon – Ena Meni

Derrick Morgan and Patsy – Let Me Go

Eric Morris – Solomon Gundie

Granville Williams Orchestra – The Third Man Theme

Clive & Naomi – Open The Door

Stranger Cole & the Conquerors – Drop the Ratchet

Andy Cap – Pop A Top

The Maytals – Just Got To Be

Dandy Livingstone – Reggae in Your Jeggae

Roland Alphonso – Shot in the Dark

Baba Brooks – One Eyed Giant

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Soul Limbo

Bongo Herman & Les – Dr. Who

The Skatalites – Ghost Town

Tommy McCook & the Skatalites – Doctor Zhivago

Baba Brooks – Watermelon Man

Lord Comic & the Skatalites – Lon Cheney

The Rulers – Copasetic

Carlos Malcom – Bonanza Ska

The Skatalites – Ringo

Lloyd Robinson – When You Walk

Tommy McCook – Riverton City

The Skatalites – Ska Boo Da Baa

Baba Brooks – Shenk I Shek

Roland Alphonso – Cleo’s Back

Cornell Campbell – Make Hay

Don Drummond – Away From It All

The Skatalites – China Clipper 

Lord Tanamo – Iron Bar

King Stitt & the Dynamites – The Ugly One (AKA Lee Van Cleef)

Owen Gray – She’s Going to Napoli

Roy Shirley – Get on the Ball

Vinley Gayle – Go On

Justin Hinds – Try Me

Ferdy Nelson – Ska Down Jamaica Way

The Valentines – Blam Blam Fever

Joanne Gordon & Roland Alphonso – Blow Roland Blow

Johnny Moore – South China Sea

Roy Richards – Lost My Girl

Bobby Aitken – Jericho

Senior Pablo – Senorita

Jackie Opel – Turn to the Almighty

Delroy Blyfield – Yagga Yagga

Ruddy  & Sketto – I Love You

Winston Grennan – Turn on the Light

Larry Marshall – Snake in the Grass

Basil Gabbidon – Back to Jamaica

The Royals – Save Mama

Harry Johnson and the All Stars – The Dog

Clancy Eccles – Sammy No Dead

The Skatalites – Kingston 11

Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole, & the Skatalites –World’s Fair

Owen & Leon Silveras – Next Door Neighbour

Stranger & Patsy – When I Call Your Name

World of Reggae Music Collection: The Ska Originals

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah (125 Songs from Reggae’s Finest)

The Jam-Tex selector will post a study and organization of the essential tracks of reggae music. The selector invites others to join in on the organization of these tracks.  Thus Jam-Tex presents The World of Reggae Music Collection.” This collection of singles begins with the greatest roots reggae hits in a category  entitled “Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah.”

The Reggae Superstars category includes the section: “The Lions of Jah.” The Lions of Jah section includes the pillars of reggae music, such as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, Jacob Miller, Peter Tosh, Max Romeo, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bunny Wailer, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, and features supergroups like  Third WorldBlack UhuruSteel Pulse, and Culture. The grouping of songs includes classic vocal groups like the Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, and the Itals, and early deejay and singjay sensations like Big Youth, Tenor Saw, and Trinity.  Yet overall this category relies on the heavy hitters of reggae music like  John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Lucky Dube, Johnny Osbourne, and Cornell Campbell.

Please feel free to comment. The selector is open to suggestions and changes. Feel free to comment on the selections, categories, genre headings, and section headings. The selector will consider track additions and removals and even the renaming of categories, sections, and genres. Without further ado…

The Jam-Tex Selector presents…The World of Reggae Music Collection

Reggae’s Superstars: The Lions of Jah

Ini Kamoze – World-A-Music

Bob Marley & the WailersGet Up, Stand Up

Desmond Dekker – 007 (Shanty Town)

Toots & the Maytals54-46 That’s My Number

Peter ToshSteppin’ Razor

Jimmy CliffThe Harder They Come

Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey

Burning Spear – The Ghost

Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come

Third World Reggae Ambassador

Black Uhuru & the RevolutionariesGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner

CultureTwo Sevens Clash

Barrington Levy Too Experienced

Lee “Scratch” Perry Chase The Devil

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Disco Devil

Steel PulseHandsworth Revolution

Steel Pulse – Revolution Dub

Gregory Isaacs & Roots RadicsNight Nurse

Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Dub

Dennis Brown – Wolves and Leopards

The Wailing Souls Shark Attack

The Mighty DiamondsRight Time

Johnny Ousborne – Truths and Rights

Chalice – Good to Be There

Jacob Miller & Inner CircleWestbound Train

Horace AndySkylarking

Freddie McGregor Big Ship

Max Romeo & the UpsettersWar Ina Babylon

Israel Vibration – Get Up and Go

John Holt – Strange Things

Lucky Dube – We Love It

Toots & the MaytalsFunky Kingston

Jacob Miller & Inner Circle We A Rockers

Bob Marley & the WailersRebel Music (Three O’Clock Roadblock)

Burning Spear Columbus

Jimmy CliffYou Can Get It If You Really Want

Barrington Levy Saw Red

Peter ToshWhatcha Gonna Do

Steel Pulse Uncle George

Dennis Brown – Here I Come

The Heptones Book of Rules

Cornell Campbell The Gorgon

Mighty DiamondsIdentity

Beres Hammond & Zap PowLast War

Toots & the Maytals Time Tough

CultureIron Sharpening Iron

Dennis Brown Stop the Fussing & Fighting

Steel Pulse Ravers

Half Pint Level The Vibes

Beres Hammond They Gonna Talk

John Holt & the Aggravators You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine/Version

Jacob Miller & U-BrownKeep On Knocking

Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man

The HeptonesParty Time

Bob Andy – I’ve Got To Go Back Home

Burning Spear The Invasion

Burning Spear – Black Wa Da Da

The ItalsIn A Dis Ya Time/ Harbour View Rock

Bob Marley & the WailersIs This Love

Johnny Osbourne & the SensationsCome Back Darling

The Pioneers Long Shot (Kick the Bucket)

Toots & the Maytals Pressure Drop

Black Uhuru Party Next Door

Gregory IsaacsSad To Know (You’re Leaving)

Peter ToshWanted Dread And Alive

Beres Hammond – I Feel Good

Cornell Campbell Queen Of The Minstrel

Big Youth – Livin’

Burning SpearRise Up

Tenor SawLots of Sign

Tenor Saw – Lots of Dub

Black UhuruBlack Uhuru Anthem

Jacob Miller Mixed Up Moods

Steel PulseBlues Dance Raid

Barrington Levy, Kojak & LizaMy Woman/ Ten Thousand Woman

Bob Marley & the WailersRat Race

Jimmy Cliff Struggling Man

The HeptonesFattie Fattie

Horace Andy Nice And Easy

Horace Andy – Nice and Easy Dub

Mighty Diamonds Have Mercy

TrinityAll Gone

Gregory Isaacs – Cream of the Crop

Black Uhuru Rent Man

Sammy Dread My Princess

Beres Hammond – Rockaway

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Soul Rebel

U-Roy – Natty Rebel

Culture & Shorty the President See Them A Come/ Natty Pass Him G.C.E.

Cornell CampbellBoxing Around

Glen WashingtonRockers (Nuh Crackers)

Dennis BrownWhat About The Half

Jimmy Riley Love And Devotion

Ronnie Davis – Writing on the Wall

Burning SpearJordan River

Third WorldRoots With Quality

The ItalsBrutal Out Deh

Peter Tosh Why Must I Cry

CultureLion Rock

Barrington LevyMy Time (Rights of Man)

Steel Pulse Back To My Roots / Dub To My Roots

Gregory IsaacsStranger In Town

Dennis BrownGhetto Girl

The Wailing SoulsWar Deh Round A John Shop

Jacob MillerChapter A Day

Beres HammondWhat One Dance Can Do

Max Romeo One Step Forward

Lucky Dube Prisoner

Israel Vibration Back Staba

Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Heptones – Why Must I (Version)

Ed Robinson – Rude Awakening

Aswad – Love Fire

Aswad – Dub Fire

Jimmy Cliff – One More

Gregory Isaacs – Innocent People Cry

Delroy Wilson – It’s A Shame

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Pimper’s Paradise

The Wailing Souls – Bredda Gravalicious

Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up

The Viceroys – Brethren and Sistren

Freddie McGregor – A House Is Not A Home

Lucky Dube – Julie! Julie!

Beres Hammond – Pull Up

The Wailing Souls – Stop Red Eye

Israel Vibration – Reggae on the River

Jimmy Cliff – Treat The Youths Right

 

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae’s Superstars – The Lions of Jah (125 Songs from Reggae’s Finest)