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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Bass Culture

Chris Blackwell
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Trojan Records History Highlights

It always helps to have streaming audio within arm’s reach to make music history more of a ‘multimedia’ experience. From reading Young Gifted and Black:  The Story of Trojan Records by Michael de Koningh and Laurence Cane-Honeysett, for example, I have picked up a number of helpful listening tips and

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"Ten Commandments (From Woman To Man)"
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King Records Goes Ska – Prince Buster & Byron Lee

<Spotify LINK to Prince Buster Mix> Previous Zero to 180 posts have highlighted the strong cultural connections between Kingston Jamaica and Cincinnati, Ohio, as evidenced by — (a) the radical rocksteady funk of Prince Buster‘s 1966 tip of the hat to “The Cincinnati Kid” himself, James Brown, as well as

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"You Don't Love Me"
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“You Don’t Love Me”: Where Blues and Reggae Intersect

Thanks to Steve Hoffman‘s blues show on WPFW, today I was able to make the connection (as many others have done before me) that the inspiration for Dawn Penn‘s massive 1967 rocksteady hit, “No No No,” came directly from Willie Cobbs‘ hugely influential 1960 blues single, “You Don’t Love Me”

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"Midnight Confessions"
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“Midnight Confessions”: Breezy Pop Recast as Menacing Dub

I’d have to agree with the lone reviewer on Amazon UK who says that Treasure Isle Dub is his favorite dub album “by quite a margin” and points out this interesting fact: “Available as mp3 on The Complete Treasure Isle Dub Collection with another 12 tracks besides.” King Tubby vs.

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