Sunday, 30 June 2019

Punky Reggae Party Playlist





In the punk years of 1976-79, a musical and cultural fusion took place between the punks and the roots reggae-listening West Indian youth. As Big Audio Dynamite said - "the rocker and the ras began to get along...". Dub-heavy roots reggae dominated the pre-gig music at punk shows as punk and roots reggae seemed to go hand in hand, led by punk groups like The Clash, whose love of the whole roots reggae thing was made clear. While for many, like me, punk and new wave was the soundtrack of those years, the sound of a shaking sound system and that huge, deep bass sound was just as evocative of the era.

1. Bag A Wire Dub - King Tubby
2. Black Harmony Killer - Jah Stitch
3. Ghetto Living - Prince Far I
4. Armagideon Time - The Clash
5. Jah War - The Ruts
6. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
7. Police And Thieves - The Clash
8. Handsworth Revolution - Steel Pulse
9. None A Jah Jah Children No Cry - Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus
10. None Shall Escape The Judgement - Johnny Clarke
11. War - The Wailing Souls
12. Man In The Hills - Burning Spear
13. The Guns Of Brixton - The Clash
14. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Slits
15. Walking On The Moon - The Police
16. War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo
17. Warrior Charge - Aswad
18. Yabby You Sound - Yabby You
19. Casmas Town - I-Roy
20. Youth Of Eglington - Black Uhuru
21. Know Yourself - Weapon Of Peace
22. Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
23. Waste Not Want Not - The Pretenders
24. Bloody Dub - Stiff Little Fingers
25. Dreadlocks The Time Is Now - The Gladiators
26. Fisherman - The Congos
27. Feel On Baby - The Rolling Stones
28. Dreadbelly - Billy Bragg
29. Revolution Rock - The Clash
30. Fire House Rock - The Wailing Souls
31. Slavery Days - Third World
32. King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown - Augusts Pablo/King Tubby
33. Bra - Cymande
34. Smoking - Keith Hudson
35. Chalice In The Palace - U-Roy
36. Screaming Target - Big Youth
37. Walking On Sunshine - Eddy Grant
38. 54-46 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals
39. Night Bus To Dalston - Bad Manners
40. Strange Fruit - UB40
41. Robber Dub - The Clash
42. All We Doin' Is Defendin' - Poet & The Roots
43. Want Fi Goh Rave - Linton Kwesi Johnson
44. Ranking Full Stop - The Beat
45. Typical Girls - The Slits
46. The Only One - Stiff Little Fingers
47. The Equaliser - The Clash
48. Dread Combination - Mikey Dread
49. Two Sevens Clash - Culture
50. Punky Reggae Party - Bob Marley & The Wailers

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