Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sizzling Beach Music: 400% Dynamite

Down here, Down Under, we have just gone through 9 successive days of temperatures above 30c and the body is weary. Restless nights, sticky afternoons and biting, morning heat on your shoulders. A long way from John Denver’s ever so twee mid-70’s smash hit, Sunshine on My Shoulders.

We went down the coast on Monday, which was a public holiday, and spent the day at the beach.  The waves coming in from the Southern Ocean were brisk, regular and just the right size for body surfing.  I didn’t get out for hours.  

I was planning to post this set of music called 400% Dynamite upon our return but have only now come out of the sun drenched stupor.  Tis a fine collection of ska, rock steady and dub from Jamaica by way of the gentle souls of SoulJazz Records.  

Perfect beach music!

Track Listing:
01 Chairman of the Board [Bongo Herman]
02 Ring The Alarm Quick [Tenor Saw & Buju Banton]
03 Girl, Why Don't You Answer [Prince Buster]
04 Under Me Sensi [Barrington Levy]
05 We Are Not The Same [Cimarons]
06 Cuss Cuss [Lloyd Robinson]
08 Dreader Than Dread [Honey Boy Martin]
09 Cassius Clay [Denis Alcapone]
10 54-46 Was My Number [Toots and the Maytals]
11 Pot Cover [General Degree] 
12 Who's That Lady? [Paris Collection]
13 Hi Life [Granville Williams Orchestra]
14 Soul Food [Lyn Tait]
15 Stick Together [U-Roy]

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