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

NEED

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

World of Reggae Music Collection: Rub A Dub

Top 30 Albums of July 2009! – HOT SUMMER MUSIC for JULY 2009

July 2009

  1. Major Lazer Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do [Explicit] [Downtown 2009]
  2. Chali 2na Fish Outta Water [Decon 2009]
  3. Slaid CleavesEverything You Love Will Be Taken Away [Music Road 2009]
  4. Zee AviZee Avi[Brushfire Records 2009]
  5. Lady Saw Extra Raw: The First Lady of Dancehall [VP Records 2009]
  6. AswadCity Lock [Rhythm Riders 2009]
  7. Rhett MillerRhett Miller [Shout! Factory 2009]
  8. Mishka Above The Bones [J.K. Livin Records 2009]
  9. Bob DylanTogether Through Life [Columbia 2009]
  10. MicachuJewellery [Rough Trade 2009]
  11. ScientistInternational Heroes Dub [Tameki Wambesi Dove 2009]
  12. Mojo Morgangot Mojo? [Gedion Soldiers 2009]
  13. The LemonheadsVarshons [The End Records 2009]
  14. The AggrolitesIV [Hellcat 2009]
  15. The Low Anthem Oh My God Charlie Darwin [Nonesuch 2009]
  16. Various Artists Riddim Driven: Sweet [VP Records 2009]
  17. Dinosaur Jr.Farm [Jagjaguwar 2009]
  18. Ryan Bingham & the Dead HorsesRoadhouse Sun (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [Lost Highway Records 2009]
  19. EminemRelapse [Explicit] [Aftermath Records 2009]
  20. Jason LytleYours Truly, The Commuter [Anti/Epitaph 2009]
  21. Todd SniderThe Excitement Plan [Yep Roc Records 2009]
  22. Son VoltAmerican Central Dust [Rounder Records 2009]
  23. Mos DefThe Ecstatic [Downtown 2009]
  24. Levon HelmElectric Dirt [Amazon Exclusive] [Vanguard 2009]
  25. Tanya MorganBrooklynati [Explicit] [Independent Media/iM Culture 2009]
  26. DoomBorn Like This. [Explicit] [Lex Records 2009]
  27. Laura IzibiLet The Truth Be Told [Deluxe] [Atlantic 2009]
  28. J Dilla Jay Stay Paid [Explicit] [Nature Sounds 2009]
  29. St. Vincent Actor (Amazon Exclusive) [4AD 2009]
  30. Matthew Sweet & Susanna HoffsUnder The Covers: Vol. 2 [Shout! Factory 2009]
  31. WilcoWilco [The Album] [Nonesuch 2009]

Diplo and Switch present Major Lazer‘s Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do with special guests Santogold, Mr. Lex, Vybz Kartel, T.O.K., Mr Vegas, and many more. The creative DJ/producer duo amalgamates and mashes up tunes sampling from soca, calypso, merengue, and reggae, dropping fat beats, gun blasts, reggae air horns, and choice samples. An example of one of the more interesting and creative cuts is “Baby,” which adds an auto-tune to a crying baby. The killer reggae track on this work is “Can’t Stop Now,” which features Mr. Vegas and Jovi Rockwell. The harmonic Rockwell and Mr. Vegas create an easy-sounding classic reggae track among the hard-pounding dance jams. The track “Hold The Line” samples surf guitars from Dick Dale And His Del-Tones classic “Misirlou,” adding heavy beats and the vocal duo of Mr. Lex and Santogold. Some of my personal favorites on this album include the rough shod “Bruk Out” featuring T.O.K and Ms. Thing; “Cash Flow” featuring the roots reggae flavor of Jah Dan; “Anything Goes” with chaotic verses from Turbulance; and the dancehall sensation Vybz Kartel working “Pon De Floor.”

Chali 2Na‘s Fish Outta Water snap, crackles, and pops. A guest appearances by the Marley Brothers, Damian Marley and Stephen Marley, on the cut “Guns Up” piles deep booming funky fresh rhymes over a sweet melodic reggae chorus peppered by a Jr. Gong flow. The King of the Dancehall Beenie Man joins Chali 2Na on the tune “International” for searing dancehall reggae/hip-hop fusion. I found the single “Lock Shit Down” with Talib Kweli appealing and the track “Comin’ Thru” to be a hip-hop jam.

Texas songwriters Slaid Cleaves, Rhett Miller, and Ryan Bingham made the list this month. The Austin-based musician Slaid Cleaves sings heart-wrenching ballads playing Texas country music like it should be played. The song “Cry” on the album Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away will rip out your heart and have you reaching for the bottle of whiskey. American folk legend Bob Dylan dropped the new album Together Through Life featuring the ominous dark-sounding hit single “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’.

Zee Avi and Mishka add international flavors to the best albums of July, providing fun flip-flop rock and reggae sounds for the summertime. Jack Johnson‘s Brushfire Records handpicked Zee Avi for the label where she fits well with the laid back surfer motive. The Malaysian-born ukulele player’s new album is self titled Zee Avi. Reggae-drenched Canadian/Bermudian seafarer Mishka is the new artist appearing on Matthew McConaughey’s record label JK Livin Records. Mishka’s new album Above The Bones provides good summer tunes and positive vibes.

Top 30 Albums of July 2009! – HOT SUMMER MUSIC for JULY 2009