Sunday, November 6, 2022

Everybody Needs Version: Jamaican Classic Covers Side C

(Here Comes the Version Bosssss)
Village Caller/Village Soul - Lennie Hibbert
Everybody Needs Love - Temptations/Slim Smith
Mama - Jo Ann Campbell/Heptones
Barbados/Forest Gate Rock - Charlie Parker/Lester Sterling
Keep on Moving - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
Ten to One - Impressions/Cornell Campbell
Never Let Me Go - Impressions/Joe White
My Dream Island - El Tempos
It's Too Late - Cornelius Brothers/A.Ellis/A.Pablo
Build My World Around You - Uniques/Marvin and Tammi
Wherever I Lay My Hat - Marvin Gaye/Cornell Campbell
It's Raining - Three Tops
Rain Rain Go Away - Lee Dorsey
Rain From the Sky - Adam Wade/Delroy Wilson
Dark End of the Street - Roy Hamilton/Pat Kelly
Funky Donkey - Bernard Purdie 
Death in the Arena - Roland Alphonso
Respect - Norma Fraser
Hammerhead/Phoenix City - Mongo Santamaria/Skatalites
That's How Strong My Love Is - Ken Parker
Let Him Try - Alton Ellis
You and Me* - Penny and the Quarters
*no Jamaican version, yet(?)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A (Jamaican) Version Uprising: Side B

(This Station Rules the Nation with VERSION)
The World Needs Love - Tommy McCook
Love Uprising - Chi-Lites/Delroy Wilson
Dancin' Mood - Tams/Delroy Wilson/Jackie Mittoo
Ain't No Love - Eddie Floyd/Jimmy&Inspirations
Get The Money - Mongo Santamaria/Skatalites
Put Yourself in My Place - The Elgins/Ken Lazarus
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick/St. Andrews Girls Choir
Walk Away From Love - David Ruffin/Bitty McLean
Slippin' Into Darkness - Ramsey Lewis/Carl Bradney
The Sweeter He Is - Soul Children/Dave Barker
I Wish It Would Rain - Temptations/Techniques
Make Me Yours - Phyllis Dillon
My Whole World is Falling Down - William Bell/Ken Parker
Last Date - Floyd Cramer/Skatalites/T.T. Ross
I'm Still Waiting - Impressions/Cornell Campbell


Saturday, October 22, 2022

A (Jamaican) Version I Can Feel: Side A

Jamaican Version Classics and Their Counterparts!
(June Vs. Tape Echo Chorus)
In The Rain - Ernest Ranglin/Dramatics
Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis/Alton Ellis
Sitting in the Park - Billy Stewart/Hortense Ellis
Are you Sure? - Silvertones/Staple Singers
I Don't Know - Violinaires/Junior Byles
It's Alright - Ken Parker/Sam Cooke
Am I The Same Girl - Barbara Acklin
Soulful Strut - Jackie Mittoo
You'll Lose A Good Thing - Barbara Lynn/Audrey/Johnny Clarke
If This World Were Mine - Tyrone Evans/Bob & Gene
I Forgot To Be Your Lover - William Bell/George Faith
Turn Back the Hands of Time - Winston Francis/Tyrone Davis
A Love I Can See (Feel) - Temptations/John Holt
Give Me Your Love - Curtis Mayfield/Junior Murvin
Bring it on Home Version - Johnny Clarke/Tubby's
Breezing - Mikey Chung

Sunday, August 28, 2022

A Crystal Blue Mental Forecast: KFSR Rocking Time

(U Roy)
Welcome New Warmth - Michel Sardaby
Otinku - Modern Sound Quintet
Dragon Special - Thomas Phale
Grazin' in the Grass - Hugh Masekela
Evening Time - Jackie Mittoo
Ya Yi Ki - Johnny Colon
Spiraling Prism - Herbie Hancock
Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada - Samba Soul
Relax - Painel de Controle
Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser - Quarteto Em Cy
Lucia Aoko - D.O.7. Shirati Jazz
Sanza Sanza - Shaba Kahamba
El Chicano - Viva Tirado
Can't Stop Us Now - Viceroys 
Carpenter Rebuild - Meditations
Don't Give Up - Barrington Levy
Rocking Time - Dennis Brown
Blood Sweat & Tears - John Holt 
I Did It - Dynamites
Crystal Blue Persuasion - The Kelly Brothers
(Boreal Owl vs. Tape Echo)


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Loves Shines Brighter! Let's Fly Away Together...

(For Your Enjoyment: Brion Lion)
Africa is Home (remx) - Joe Mensah
Wiggle Waggle - Herbie Hancock
Fly Away - A.G.B. (All Girls Band)
Bra - Cymande
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden/Whitehead
Break in the Road - Betty Harris
Wreck Up Version - Leroy Smart/Tubby's
Loves Shines Brighter - Culture
Shine the Light on Me - Roy Ellis
Love Light (Shining) - Tony Tuff
Looking For Trouble - Mighty Diamonds
Fresh & Clean - I.Roy
Right Track Version - Phyllis Dillon/E.T.
If This World Were Mine - Dennis Brown
Bliss'd Out For Days - Laraaji 
(Tubby's Test Tone vs. Tape Echo)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A Deep Summer Mix!

(Scratch Greetings)
The World Needs Love - Tommy McCook and Supersonics
Ruffles - Victor Boa
My Desire - Johnny Clarke
Lonely Feeling - Gaylettes
The Hump - Patrice Rushen
Blind Man Can See It - James Brown
Always There - Willie Bobo
A.I.E. (a mwana) - Lafayette Afro Rock Band
Hi-Life (remix) - Wally Badarou
La Danza de Los Mirlos - Afrosound
Vamanos Pal 'Monte - Eddie Palmieri
El Dia de Mi Suerte - Willie Colon
Cravo e Canela - Milton Nascimiento
Time - Ju-Par Universal Orchestra
Theme from the Planets - Dexter Wansel 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Soul Style: Here to Lift Your Mind in this Confusing Time...

El Yoyo - Wganda Kenya
Zadie Bobo - Ernesto Djedje
Meka a Ensa - Atakora Manu
Ti Gason (Fe Respew) - Raoul Denis Jr.
Van Van - Henri Gueden et les Contesta
El Dia de Mi Suerte - Willie Colon
Soul Style - Tommy McCook and Supersonics
Stand Up - Eric Donaldson
Country Living - Mighty Diamonds
What About the Half - Dennis Brown
Judgement on the Land - Vivian Jackson and the Prophets
Every Day is the Same Kind of Same - Paulette Williams
El Bang Bang - Jackie Mittoo
My Queen is Harriet Tubman - Sons of Kemet
Are You Sure? - Staple Singers
Breeze & Soul - Ed Watson and Brass Circle

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