Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection - Pt. II


After Part I below, here is Part II of my Impressions - The Jamaican Connection showcase (Impressions songs covered in Jamaica)

Part II
01 Impressions ft Bob Marley & Big Youth - I Gotta Keep On Moving
02 Impressions ft Jamaicans - Dedicate My Song To You
03 Impressions ft Cornell Campbell - I'm The One Who Loves You
04 Impressions ft Derrick Morgan - It's All Right
05 Impressions ft Heptones - I've Been Trying
06 Impressions ft Mad Lads - Ten To One
07 Impressions (Jerry Butler) ft Delroy Wilson - Find Another Girl
08 Impressions ft Milton Henry & Marcia Griffiths - Gypsy Woman
09 Impressions ft Joe White - I'm So Proud
10 Impressions ft Uniques - My Woman's Love
11 Impressions ft Wailers - I Made A Mistake
12 Impressions ft Mighty Diamonds - I Want To Be With You
13 Impressions ft Delroy Wilson - You Must Believe Me
14 Impressions ft Pat Kelly - Soulful Love
15 Impressions ft Techniques & Dennis Alcapone - You'll Want Me Back
16 Impressions ft Heptones & Prince Jazzbo - Choice Of Colors

Listen here:
Part II

Enjoy and thanks for all the kind words on this project!

Bless,
BMC

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection - Pt. I


BMC presents The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection
(Impressions songs covered in Jamaica)


Superb singer, musician and songwriter Curtis Mayfield and his group the Impressions, in early stages featuring Jerry Butler, had a big influence on the Jamaican music scene. Many of their recordings in the 60s have been covered countless times on the island. In this set of 2 mixes, of which this is part I, I like to bring awareness of this fact to listeners who might not realize how often they are actually enjoying a Curtis Mayfield penned song and at the same time I want to show the absolute brilliance of Curtis' Impressions and former Impression Jerry Butler of the 60s. In this mix I've joined the original Impressions song with one or two cover versions out of Jamaica, in some cases featuring an instrumental or deejay version. Of some of these there are many more cover versions available, but I've picked one or two that bring an overall diverse selection of Jamaican artists in the mix. There's also many other Impressions songs that were covered, so this is not meant as the definite selection, but it is a showcase of the influence and brilliance of Curtis Mayfield's Impressions on the Jamaican music scene: The Jamaican Connection. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Little over 60 minutes for each part, so overall 2 hours of pure beauty and for some possibly a musical lesson. Enjoy!

Part I
01 Impressions ft Delroy Wilson - Can't Work No Longer
02 Impressions ft Wailers - Just Another Dance
03 Impressions ft Slim Smith - I've Found Out That I've Lost
04 Impressions ft Mighty Diamonds - Aware Of Love
05 Impressions ft Gaylads - That's What Love Will Do
06 Impressions ft Techniques & Dennis Alcapone - Minstrel And Queen
07 Impressions ft Cornell Campbell - Talking About My Baby
08 Impressions ft Noel Brown - Man's Temptation
09 Impressions ft Johnny Osbourne & Wailers - People Get Ready
10 Impressions ft Uniques - You Always Hurt Me
11 Impressions ft Pat Kelly - Little Boy Blue
12 Impressions ft Junior Murvin & Slim Smith - Grow Closer Together
13 Impressions ft Sensations - Right On Time
14 Impressions (Jerry Butler) ft Silvertones - He Will Break Your Heart
15 Impressions ft Bob Marley - Long Long Winter
16 Impressions ft Lloyd & Glen - Keep On Pushing

Listen here:


Part II:
Soon come!

Enjoy and bless!
BMC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10 Outta 10 - a 2017 Jamaican Dancehall mix by BMC - Pure Summer Vibes



When, after a long time of not doing so, I recently checked out some modern Jamaican dancehall riddims I realized it has been 5 years since I last made a mix of modern dancehall music. I liked some of the riddims and tunes I heard and since summer is here, the vibe was right for a new mix full of summer dancehall vibes. Not one for my usual listeners that are strictly into roots reggae, but I love this. Turned out as 60 minutes of feel good, sunny, party music that *will* make you dance around. Together with my latest modern roots mix 'Hold The Faith' this will be my soundtrack for this summer! Maybe yours too!? Mainly 2017 tunes, variety of artists and producers. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. 

10 Outta 10 - a 2017 Jamaican Dancehall mix - Pure Summer Vibes

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Website: http://bettermustcome.blogspot.com
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/BMCsReggaeMixes/

1) GC feat. Shaggy - Nah Nah Who (Crazy Glue Riddim)
2) Mavado - Touch & Leggo (Crazy Glue Riddim)
3) Alkaline & Sean Paul - Gyalis Pro (Crazy Glue Riddim)
4) Shenseea - Nothing Dem Nuh Have Ova Me (Crazy Glue Riddim)
5) Beenie Man - Astronaut (Dream Team Riddim)
6) Popcaan - Up Forever (Dream Team Riddim)
7) RDX - Traffic (Dream Team Riddim)
8) I-Octane & Ding Dong - Stop Wild Up (Money Mix riddim)
9) Tifa - Chicken Head (Money Mix riddim)
10) Masicka - 10 Outta 10 (Money Mix riddim)
11) Mavado - Fresh Cash (Money Mix riddim)
12) Shenseea & Boom Boom - Wine (Money Mix riddim)
13) Spice & D Angel - No Worries (Money Mix riddim)
14) I-Octane - Find It (Well Wild Riddim)
15) Gyptian - She Make Me Want It (Well Wild Riddim)
16) Chronixx - Likes
17) Razor B - Don't Stop It (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
18) Timeka Marhall - Bend Mi Ova (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
19) Rane Son - Dream Weekend (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
20) Tifa - Hype Dont Pay My Bills (Humbug Riddim)
21) Chris Martin & Lia Caribe - Show Them You No Lazy (Humbug Riddim)
22) Mavado - Carless Gal (Humbug Riddim)
23) Gyptian - Wine Pann It (Pina Colada Riddim)
24) Jah Vinci - Dont Let Me Go (Pina Colada Riddim)
25) Chi Ching - Black Peppa (Black Peppa Riddim)
26) Vybz Kartel - Portmore City To Uptown (Black Peppa Riddim)
27) I-Octane - Transaction (Black Peppa Riddim)
28) Busy Signal - Play The Horns (47th Floor Riddim)
29) Mavado - Way We Roll (47th Floor Riddim)
30) Demarco - Badman Thing Dawg (47th Floor Riddim)
31) Chris Martin - Stop (47th Floor Riddim)
32) I-Octane - Nuff Nuff Gyal (47th Floor Riddim)
33) Shaggy - Fat Piece (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
34) Leftside - Party Time (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
35) Sean Paul - Lock N Key (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
36) Bunji Garlin - Chicken and Dumplin (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
37) Jahmiel - Strongest Soldier (Money House Riddim)
38) Mavado - Belt Buckle (Money House Riddim)
39) Konshens - Do Di Work (Money House Riddim)
40) Kabaka Pyramid - Nuh Hype (Morals Riddim)
41) Bugle - Morals (Morals Riddim)
42) Tommy Lee Sparta - Grim Rim Rave (Rave Riddim)
43) Gyptian - That Ting (Rave Riddim)
44) Bugle - Karma (Obsession Riddim)
45) Chino - Get Money (Jigglewine Riddim)


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Papa Tullo Rides The Rhythm (A BMC Mix - 2007 - re-up)





Last week the sad news reached us that Papa Tullo aka Papa Tollo aka Tulloch T passed away. 10 years ago I made this short mix of vocal cuts combined with Tullo's toasts and some dubs. Time to re-up this to pay tribute to the man's work. May he rest in peace.

Tracklist: http://bettermustcome.blogspot.nl/search/label/papa%20tullo

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hold The Faith - A Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)


Hold The Faith - A Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)

Two months and no less than a 1000 plays (thank you all!) since uploading my latest modern mix ('Brotherly Love') of tunes with a traditonal touch, I've now created my first true contemporary modern roots mix in years. All tunes of the last few years, some very recent, variety of artists and modern in style and sound. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only.

1) Jah Cure - Corruption
2) Bushman - How You Living
3) Jesse Royal - Roots And Culture
4) Mark Wonder - Buzzrock Soldiers
5) Alborosie - Cry
6) Beenie Man - Survivor
7) Randy Valentine - Lock Me Up
8) Christopher Martin - My Love
9) Chronixx - Majesty
10) Ce'Cile - Somebody Man
11) Tarrus Riley - Just The Way You Are
12) Jesse Royal - Hold The Faith
13) I-Octane - Thank You Father
14) Skarra Mucci - Number One
15) Million Stylez - The Youths of Today
16) Horseman - Computer
17) Romain Virgo & Agent Sasco - Fade Away
18) Stephen Marley & Capleton & Sizzla - Rock Stone
19) Protoje & Chronixx - Who Knows
20) Blackout JA - No Spread No Rumours
21) Carl Meeks - Nuh Dat Easy
22) Damian Marley & Stephen Marley - Medication
23) Raging Fyah - Dash Wata
24) Tarrus Riley - There Is A Way
25) Romain Virgo & Bugle - No Problem
26) Agent Sasco - Stronger
27) I Octane & Gentleman - It's Alright
28) Morgan Heritage - Why Dem Come Around
29) Pressure - Goodness
30) Lady G - Me Bad
31) Naytian - Love Of A Father



Enjoy!

Bless,
BMC

Monday, February 20, 2017

Brotherly Love - An Old School New Style Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)


About 4 years after my latest full modern roots mix and with an increasing amount of released modern roots with a traditional touch I decided to go into it again and make this type of releases the focus of a new mix. Love those sounds, that need to be heard, so here it is. 79 minutes, modern roots releases but with a more traditional sound and instrumentation. Sometimes recycled old riddims, sometimes newly played riddims. Clear influences of 60s (rocksteady), 70s (roots, instrumentals, dub) and early 80s (rub-a-dub) Jamaican music. Tunes included date from roughly the last decade, but the majority from the last 5 years. Those claiming to not like contemporary reggae, think again after hearing this! :) Old School New Style!
Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. With Brotherly Love!

Brotherly Love - An Old School New Style Modern Roots Mix by BMC
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Bob & Gene ft Inversions - I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights (Daptone 7)
02) Jah Faith - No Bother Grumble (Jandisc 7)
03) Breadwinners ft Stevie - Mr Landlord (Breadwinners 12)
04) Clive Hylton - Mr Bossman (Upstir 7 promo)
05) Earl Sixteen ft Addis Pablo - Evolution (In My Fathers House LP)
06) Alpheus - Reach For The Top (Good Prevails LP)
07) Tarrus Riley - Cry No More (Love Situation CD)
08) Shaka Black - Pick Myself Up (LoFi Showcase Part 3 LP)
09) Pura Vida ft Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Brotherly Love (Seasons Of Life LP)
10) Big Youth - Eat Bread (By The Sweat Of Your Brow LP)
11) Jah Bami & Suns Of Dub - Unconditional Love (Far East Dub LP)
12) Spiritual - Stand Up To Rasta (Awakenings LP)
13) Shades - Before The Sun (Darker Shade Of Roots 7)
14) Randy Valentine, George Nooks & Tarrus Riley ft Ras Demo - Since I Found You (Peckings 7)
15) Alpheus - Call It A Day (From Creation LP)
16) Junior Thomas & The Volcanos - Beware (Beware LP)
17) Micah Shemaiah - Dread On Yah (Original Dread LP)
18) Singing Cologne - Row Mr Fisherman (Iroko 7)
19) Milton Henry - Rastafari Cannot Die (Branches And Leaves LP)
20) Frightnrs - Gotta Find A Way (Nothing More To Say LP)
21) Sir Scorcher & The Black Emeralds - Record Breaker (Jandisc 7)
22) Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band - Outta Jungle (Heavenless LP)
23) Cornell Campbell ft Little Roy - Hypocrites - The Right Way (Tuff Scout 7)
24) Max Romeo ft Lee Perry - Give Thanks To Jehovah (Horror Zone LP)
25) Roberto Sanchez & The Rockers Disciples - Tell The Children (Showcase Vol.2 LP)
26) Reality Souljahz & The Rockers Disciples - Give Jah The Glory (Showcase Vol.1 LP)
27) Chronixx - Wheel Out (Dread & Terrible LP)
28) Josey Wales - Roll Like Lion (Roots Garden 7)
29) Bitty McLean & Josey Wales - Running Over (Taxi 12)

Listen here exclusively on my Mixcloud page:

Enjoy!
BMC

Friday, December 30, 2016

BMC's 2016 End of the Year list – albums top 20 (all styles – new recordings only)

List time again! Always enjoy looking back over the year and see what I enjoyed most (focussing on new releases, not reissues). As in 2015, also in 2016 I bought much more other styles than reggae. Only albums I actually bought on CD or LP are included. The picture and list shows my top 20 albums for the year 2016.


1. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
2. Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say
3. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
4. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
5. BJ the Chicago Kid - In My Mind
6. Frank Ocean - Blonde
7. Skepta - Konnichiwa
8. Beyoncé - Lemonade
9. Shabaka & The Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders
10. Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice
11. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
12. Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley
13. Max Romeo - Horror Zone
14. NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) - Yes Lawd!
15. Skarra Mucci - Dancehall President
16. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here….Thank You 4 Your Service
17. Viceroys meets Lone Ark - Memories: Iroko Showcase Vol. 2
18. Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes
19. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
20. Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 2: The Fruit Of Life

As for further reggae releases, two compilations really stood out, namely:
Various Artists - Smile Jamaica (Silly Walks Discotheque)
Various Artists - We Remember Dennis Brown (VP)

And reggaewise, the absolute best thing that happened on the reissue side of things in 2016 was the release of:
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976 (Solomonic/Dub Store)
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986 (Solomonic/Dub Store)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Posse, Are You Ready? (Vol. IV) - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC

The return of the Posse, Are You Ready? series is here! Presented the third and 'final' volume about a year and a half ago, not really feeling the motivation to continue making these kind of mixes anymore for a variety of reasons. The last couple of weeks however I played back all three volumes of Posse, Are You Ready? and loved 'm. That, in combination with some lovely new tunes in, brought back the motivation to make a Vol. IV, for my own enjoyment and the interested listeners out there. A lengthy break was needed apparentely. We'll see where it goes from here.
Recipe is the same as for Vol. I - III: rub-a-dub tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice, all tracks taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there (plus a skip in one of the tracks this time, oops, can you find it?). Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous 60 min. mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. So, Posse, Are You Ready for Vol. IV???

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. IV 
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Bobby Melody - Ram The Session (Two Uprising Stars LP - Midnight Rock)
02) Ranking Toyan - Too Young (Scandal 7)
03) Leroy Sibbles - Don't Worry Yourself (The Champions Clash LP - Kingdom)
04) Wailing Souls - Oh What A Lie (Inchpinchers LP - Greensleeves)
05) Massive Dread - No Countryman No Exist Again (It's Massive LP - Upfront)
06) Junior Murvin - Jamaican Girl (Volcano 7)
07) Charlie Chaplin - Hey Youthman (Sunset 7)
08) Yellowman - Ram Dance Master (Arrival 7)
09) Half Pint - Dance Hall Vibes (In Fine Style LP - SunSet)
10) Dennis Brown - Let Me Love You (Joe Gibbs 12)
11) Trinity - Up Town Girl (Joe Gibbs 12)
12) Lui Lepki - She Is A Part Of My Life (Late Night Movie LP - Joe Gibbs)
13) Bunny Lie Lie - Love Me A Deal With (High Power 7)
14) Al Campbell - She Loves Me (Bad Boy LP - CSA)
15) U Brown - Jam It Tonight (Jam It Tonight LP - CSA)
16) Trevor Castell - Cool And Deadly (Shuttle 12)
17) Lenky Roy - Be Like A Soldier (Rastaman Unity LP - Naphtalie Roy)
18) Don Carlos - Fight Fight (Showdown Vol 3 - Channel One)
19) Little John - False News (Channel One 7)
20) Paragons & Lord Sassafrost - Modeling Crowd (Starlight 12)
21) Cornell Campbell - Confusion On The Land (Boxing LP - Starlight)
22) Ringo - Model With Me (Musical Ambassador 7)
23) Tony Tuff - Nobody Like You (Live & Learn 12)
24) Sugar Minott - Move Up (Can't Stop Us Now LP - Easy Star)
25) Eek-A-Mouse - Sensi Party (Can't Stop Us Now LP - Easy Star)
26) McWoner - Nuh Fire It (Channel 1 10)
27) Winston Hussey - Fight War Again (The Girl I Adore LP - Live & Learn)
28) Junior Keating - Long Long Time (Midnight Rock 12)
29) Jah Thomas - I Hear It In The News (Midnight Rock 12)


Listen here exclusively on my Mixcloud page:


Enjoy!
BMC

Saturday, August 13, 2016

BMC spinning Tunes - Love Jah More - Modern Takes of Marley Riddims

Can you identify the Marley riddims used here??? :-) After Jam For A While and Strickly Rockers here's a third mix in my 'new' style: spin some tunes and record straight from the line-out of my mixing panel. No fancy riddim-transitions, no effects, just the vibe of the moment: BMC spinning Tunes! Topic for this one became modern takes of Marley riddims, an idea I got after spinning the opening track: Big Youth's We No Want No War. Limitation was simple: vinyl singles only, so there's quite some obvious ones missing which I don't have on vinyl (and some I've used in mixes before). Instead some less obvious ones included and an overall nice vibe throughout. I continued with the trend of starting with a Big Youth tune, always a pleasure. Enjoy (and sorry for the small mistake in the Lukie D tune, haha)! 

Play, like, share! Comments welcome! 

Love Jah More - BMC spinning modern takes of Marley riddims - 2016

Big Youth - We No Want No War
Mikey Murka - Peace Pipes
Luciano - Jah Live
Duane Stephenson - August Town
Warrior King - Love Jah More
Richie Stephens - Be A Champion
Capleton - Burn Dem
Sizzla - True God
Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley - Move
Cocoa Tea - Stand Up Straight
Beenie Man - Boogie Down
Admiral Tibett - Stop The Corruption
Buju Banton - Time And Place
Luciano - Terrorist Attack
Lukie D - More Them Want
Prince Malachi - Come Along
Gappy & Nerious - Soul Rebel
Sweetie Irie - Rebel With A Cause
Jah Mason - Traitor
Abijah - Sun Is Shining
Richie Spice & Chuck Fender - Freedom
Jah Cure - Most High Cup Full
Sizzla - I Got To
Turbulence - This Is Their Life
Ras Shiloh - Better Must Come 
Turbulence - No Division
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (remix)




Sunday, June 12, 2016

Picture: BMC presents Delroy Wilson - The Albums

Here's me showing my entire Delroy Wilson album collection on vinyl in one picture. My favourite singer in reggae. Roughly chronological (as for album contents, not necessarily release date), with the joined albums (combination with a next artist) at the end. A pretty sight if I may say so myself. Love it.

No music, no download, just this beautiful picture.

Bless, 
BMC

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Picture: Gregory Isaacs - The Early LPs


Just showing my appreciation for the early ('til 1985) works of the Cool Ruler: Gregory Isaacs. 25 LPs, 25 good. Pure class. Respect the man, RIP.

Picture only, no music, no download.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

BMC spinning Tunes - Strickly Rockers - A Classic 70s Roots 45s Session

"Here comes another brand new musical disc called Rockers!" A few days ago I introduced a for me new way of recording a mix: spin tunes and record it live, straight from the line-out of my mixing panel. The first trial set was with some modern roots tunes. Enjoyed it and liked the response of listeners, so wanted to try a next, more serious thing to accompany that one: a one hour set of 70s roots 45s. Picked a heavy selection and gave it a try and this is it! Heavy and wild. Most interesting challenge was the playing of the A and B side of the same 45 and in the transition (flipping the 45) play a soundsample from a next 45. Mostly worked out quite well I think, for a first attempt, so I at least am satisfied and like to share with you. Above all, the music, it's wicked and it's ROOTS!

Play, like, share! Make the people hear the roots! 

Strickly Rockers - BMC spinning classic 70s roots 45s - 2016

Big Youth - Strickly Rockers (Negusa Nagast)
Junior Delgado - Armed Robbery (DEB)
Deb Players - Version (DEB)
Albert Malawi - Children Of The Emperor (Uprising)
Brigadier Jerry - Jah Jah Children (Uprising)
Advocates Aggregation - Ethiopia First (Dubplate Mix) (Uprising)
Earl Sixteen & The Heptones - The Children Rise (Satiera)
King Tubby - Rise Dub (Satiera)
The Slickers - Well Dread (Afrik)
Enforcer - Ride On Marcus (Well Charge)
I Roy - Semi Classical Natty Dread (Channel 1)
The Revolutionaries - Version (Well Charge)
Larry Marshall - It Dread In A Rome (Amanda)
Amanda All Star - Dub Out A Rome (Amanda)
Sylford Walker - Jah Golden Pen (Joe Gibbs)
Dean Stone - Youth In The Ghetto (Black & White)
Dillinger - Stumbling Block (Black & White)
King Tubby & Mikey Dread - Ghetto Youth Skank (Black & White)
Freddie McKay - Jah Man (Earthquake)
Sam Bramwell - It A Go Dread Ina Babylon (Revolutionary Sounds)
The Revolutionaries - Dread Ina Dub (Revolutionary Sounds)
Ranking Dread - Africa (Freedom Sounds)
Ranking Dread - Tubys Dub Plate Mix (Freedom Sounds)
Al Campbell - Children Of The Ghetto (Reggae Road)
Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana (Iroko)
Al Campbell - Version (Reggae Road)
Dennis Brown - Whip Them Jah (Hawkeye)
Ossie All Stars - Version (Hawkeye)
Sons Of Brave - Rockers Is Sweet (Crystal)
Sons Of Brave - Rockers (Version Two)



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BMC spinning Tunes - Jam For A While - A Modern Roots 45s Session


Now for something completely different. Instead of mixing a set of pre-recorded tunes on the computer, as I did with all my previous mixes, I decided to just spin some tunes and record straight from the line-out of my mixing panel. No fancy riddim-transitions, no cutting parts out of tunes for the nicest flow, no effects, just the vibe of the moment: turntables turning, tunes at hand and see where it goes. I always loved the way I made my mixes, but it is very very time-consuming and, as expressed, didn't feel like worth all the effort anymore. This could be a way in which I might still drop some mixes every now and then, since the time it costs is basically the actual recording time and I can still play some tunes I rate for the interested listeners. Might be less appealing to some, others might in fact enjoy the idea. Whatever it is, this is it for now. I did a trial-run with some modern roots 45s, little over 35 minutes for now and got enough encouragement from the people to go ahead and upload it, so here it is: hear me Jam For A While. If this goes down well, I will over time try to record more in various styles of JA music.

Tracks passing by:
Beres Hammond & Jah Youth - Good Old Dancehall Vibes
Richie Stephens & Cocoa Tea - Where Is The Love
Peter Tosh & Buju Banton - Must Get A Beaten
Capleton & Junior Reid - Forgive Them
Yami Bolo & Chuck Fenda - Acting Unruly
Luciano & Joseph Israel - Ruff Times
Anthony B - Lock It Dung
Doniki - Life Of The People
Freddie McGregor - Lock It Down
Glen Washington - Good Vibe
Morgan Heritage & L.M.S. - Saddle Up
Luciano & Buju Banton - We'll Be Alright
Marlon Asher - Ganja Farmer
Lloyd Brown - Got To Be Free
Junior Kelly - Jam For A While

https://www.mixcloud.com/BMCsReggaeMixes/bmc-spinning-tunes-jam-for-a-while-a-modern-roots-45s-session/

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BMC's 2015 End of the Year list - all styles, new recordings only

That time of the year again, lists! Always enjoy looking back on the year and see what I enjoyed most (focussing on new releases, not reissues). It's usually a reggae list with an additional few non-reggae albums. 2015 showed a major change in that: bought much more new non-reggae than reggae. So the list is an 'overall' list, with a few reggae titles in it. Only albums I actually bought on CD or LP are included. The picture shows my top 10 albums for the year 2015, the list goes further to 20 and 30. :-)

BMC's 2015 End of the Year list – top 20 (all styles – new recordings only, format I bought the album on in brackets)

Top 20:
1. Leon Bridges - Coming Home (LP)
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (CD)
3. Saun & Starr - Look Closer (LP)
4. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (LP)
5. Lianne La Havas - Blood (CD)
6. Son Little - Son Little (LP)
7. Pauw - Macrocosm Microcosm (LP)
8. Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos - Beware (LP)
9. Kamasi Washington - The Epic (3-CD)
10. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2-LP)
11. Micah Shemaiah - Original Dread (LP)
12. Adele - 25 (LP)
13. Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water (LP)
14. Protoje - Ancient Future (2-LP)
15. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (LP)
16. Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul (2-LP)
17. BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul (LP)
18. Martin Courtney – Many Moons (LP)
19. Vintage Trouble - 1 Hopeful Rd. (LP)
20. Selah Sue - Reason (2-LP)

Bubbling under:
A$ap Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$ap (CD)
D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (CD)
Noel Ellis meets Lone Ark - Zion (LP)
Bohicas, The - The Making Of (LP + 7")
Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots (CD)
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color (CD)
My Baby - Shamanaid (LP)
Vince Staples - Summertime '06 (Deluxe Edition) (2-CD)
Jah Cure - The Cure (LP)
Nneka - My Fairy Tales (LP)

Overall plenty of nice new music that I'll keep enjoying in 2016 and beyond. :-)

Happy new year all.

BMC 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Posse, Are You Ready? (Vol. III) - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC


Yes people, BMC Taking Over one more time! Here's the third and final volume of my short but sweet series of rub-a-dub mixes called "Posse, Are You Ready?". Got strictly positive responses on these from a number of the loyal followers of my mixes, which is much much appreciated, as always. It's a well known fact most however just take without any comments or thank you's, that's just the way things go on the net, so not complaining, just stating the obvious. I have noticed though that it is continuously less motivating for me to put the effort into making a next one again due to this (amongst others, like people offering mixes on ebay). I don't care much for how often a mix is played, but instead get most enjoyment out of comments from listeners, exactly what is lacking. Really wanted to make this third volume for "Posse, Are You Ready?" as I had the tunes already recorded and liked making it a trilogy, but for those that care, I for now honoustly don't know if there'll be more new mixes (in whatever style) from me online anymore. No sad affair or anything, noone's fault, just a feeling that I think those that have been checking my mixes out all these years deserve to know. This one will be Mixcloud only (for reasons I wont bother mentioning) and perfectly suits the summer months ahead of us, together with Vol. I and II, also still available from my Mixcloud page. If you want more, take Johnny Osbourne's advise on the last track of this mix: if you happy and you love it, rewind! :-)

Same recipe as Vol. I & II: early 80s tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice, all tracks taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous 60 min. mix with some added soundsamples. Feel good music. Enjoy!

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. III 
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Frankie Paul - Taking Over (Showdown 6 LP - Channel One)
02) Barrington Levy - Jah Life (Bounty Hunter LP - Jah Life)
03) Scientist - Jah Life In Dub (Jah Life In Dub LP - Jah Life)
04) Wayne Smith - Live Honestly (Youthman Skanking LP - Black Joy)
05) Purpleman - We're Badder Than Them (Confessions LP - Vista)
06) Sugar Minott - Jailhouse (Power House 7)
07) Little John - Better Yu Gwan (Power House 7)
08) Bunny Wailer - Conqueror (Solomonic 12)
09) Carlton Livingston - Feel The Vibes (Satta Rock 12)
10) Lone Ranger - Dance Have Fe Cork (Satta Rock 12)
11) Ini Kamoze - Wings With Me (Ini Kamoze LP - Island)
12) Michael Palmer - Youth-Man Take It Easy (Show-Down Vol 4 LP - Empire)
13) Michael Prophet - Evil Doers (Certify LP - Burning Sounds)
14) Billy Boyo - Billy Boyo In The Area (DJ Clash 2 LP - Greensleeves)
15) George Nooks - Fret Not Yourself (CF 12)
16) Papa Tullo - Ride The Rhythm (CF 12)
17) Don Carlos - Ginalship (Them Never Know Natty Dread Have Him Credential LP - Channel One)
18) Luie Lepki - Bank Clerk (Willie Red LP - Hitbound)
19) Johnnie Clark - Rude Boy (Art & Craft 12)
20) Hugh Mundell - Going Places (Volcano 12)
21) Toyan - Strictly The Dread (Greensleeves 12)
22) Eek A Mouse - Falling Heroes (Black & White 7)
23) Barry Brown & Ranking Joe - What You Don't Know (Jah Life 12)
24) Jah Thomas - Two In The Family (Dance Hall Stylee LP - Daddy Kool)
25) Wailing Souls - They Don't Know Jah (Volcano 12)
26) Triston Palmer - Babylon (Joker Smoker LP - Greensleeves)
27) Early B - Call The Doctor For Me (Four Wheel No Real LP - Midnight Rock)
28) Wayne Jarrett - Jah Jah I (Chip In LP - Thompson)
29) Johnny Osbourne - Rewind (Jammys 7)

Thanks for the support, enjoy!

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Bless,
BMC

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Posse, Are You Ready? (Vol. II) - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC


Late august this year I dropped my first rub-a-dub mix in a long time: "Posse, Are You Ready? Vol. I". As promised, when there would be enough interest, I'd drop a Vol. II soon. Well, here it is! Got great response to Vol. I that even went to the negative side with someone selling CD's of it on ebay (!!!, and ebay did nothing with my claims to remove it, ahhh, frustrating) and people requesting me to upload the tunes seperately for them to download (forget it, that is so not my intention with these mixes!!!!). Luckily, most response was just positivity on the vibes and the selection.

Vol. II has the exact same recipe as Vol. I: early 80s tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice, all tracks taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous 60 min. mix with some added soundsamples.

Tracks in order of appearance:

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. II 
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)
01) Sugar Minott - All Kind Of People (Black & White 7)
02) Fathead - It's Me (Greensleeves 12)
03) Johnny Osbourne - Yo Yo (Black Zodiac 7)
04) Little Danny Dread - Spar With Us (Black Zodiac 7)
05) U Brown - Stop Your Bouncing (Jam It Tonight LP - CSA)
06) Cornell Campbell - Boxing (Boxing LP - Starlight)
07) Billy Boyo - Jah Jah Made Me To Be A MC (DJ CLash 2 LP - Greensleeves)
08) Scion Sashay Success - Dance Hall Queen (Jah Life 12)
09) Bingy Bunny & Morwells - Apple Of My Eye (Bingy Bunny & Morwells LP - Park Heights)
10) Nicodemus - Star Fi-Di Show (Serious Nicodemus Chapter One - Sound System)
11) Midnight Riders - Illegal Gun (Showdown Vol. 9 - Tasha/DKR)
12) Mr Spalding - Vision (Kris Disk 7)
13) Little John - Bubbling Style (Black Roots 12)
14) Colour Man - Skin Afe Peel (Black Roots 12)
15) Linval Thompson - Bubble Up (Gamble 12)
16) Freddie McGregor - Are You Crazy (Come On Over LP - RAS)
17) Gay Lads - Little Candle (Vision Of Reggae LP - Tamoki Wambesi)
18) Zimbabwe Dread - Ladder Of Progress (Earthman Connection LP - Kingdom)
19) I Roy - Street Chat (Outer Limits LP - Intense)
20) Peter Broggs - Jah Jah Voice Is Calling (Rastafari Liveth LP - RAS)
21) Edi Fitzroy - Youthman In A Penitentiary (Maroon Rockers 12)
22) Ringo - Life In A Jail House (Maroon Rockers 12)
23) Toyan - Radics Connection (Witty 12)
24) Roy Rankin & Raymond Naptali - African Daughter (KG Imperial 12)
25) Teezy - Wanted By The Massive (Two Of A Kind LP - Tamoki Wambesi)
26) Michael Palmer - Chucky No Lucky (At Channel One LP - Dancefloor)
27) Kelly Ranks - Woman Make You Waistline Roll (At Channel One LP - Dancefloor)
28) Tony Tuff - Big Bout Yah (Come Fi Mash It LP - Volcano)
29) Jah Mel - Sufferers Song (Iroko 12)
30) Jah Mel - Sinking Sand (Iroko 12)

And who knows, nuff tunes left, so a Vol. III might even appear in 2015.......

Let me know if you enjoy the tunes. That's what makes it nice to share these mixes.

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Bless,
BMC