Thursday, May 26, 2016

VA - Do The Reggae 2! 20 Splashes 1980-1982

Well, here is the second mixtape a made with reggae from the years 1980-1982. I choosed the single versions of the tracks below, no dub versions or 12inch versions. I think those  years is poorly represented when it comes to retrospective reggae compilations - too often is focus on the early to mid seventies and even earlier. It's not a try to do a fair overview of this part in the history of reggae, this is just a groovy mixtape i made wich sounds good in the ears. Do the reggae!

01. Papa Bruce - Style & Style (1982)
02. Kiddus I - Harder (1980)
03. Michael Prophet - Gunman (1981)
04. Papa Michigan & General Smiley - Diseases (1981)
05. Boom Back - Ghetto Life (1982)
06. Hugh Porter - Didn't Come Out To Groove (1982)
07. Ranking Dread - Shut My Mouth (1982)
08. Triston Palmer - Joker Smoker (1982)
09. Dennis Brown - I Dont Want To Be No General (1980)
10. Lacksley Castell - Jah Is Watching You (1981)
11. Cornell Campell & Trinity - Two Timer (1980)
12. Sister Nancy - One Two (1982)
13. Eek-A-Mouse - Sensimenia (1982)
14. Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love (1980)
15. Yellowman - Night Flight (1982)
16. Junior Reid - If I (1981)
17. Anthony Chambers - Jah Foundation (1982)
18. Charlie Chaplin - Fussing And Fighting (1982)
19. Black Council - Ghetto Tribulation (1980)
20. Sugar Minott - Jasmine (1981)



  1. Thank you, Aaron. I will give these a listen but I much prefer 60s or 70s Reggae. More seminal and less studio production nonsense. But as with all your other comps, I trust your ear. Thanks.

    1. I do also in generel prefer the jamaican tinged music from the 60s and 70s. I'm not a big fan of bombastic synth-drums for example. But in my opinion there was much reggae untill 1984 that actually sounded like mid to late 70s reggae. I'm glad you give this a try:-D

  2. Thanks for this mixtape better way to relax after a long working have a great blog here.thank for all you share with us.all the best to you.

    1. Thanks for the nice words! I'm glad you enjoy:-)