Yes folks, Fred & Andi of the A&S Dancehall-Edition started it, and now the Roots-Edition is coming up strong with some current rootical riddims... plus new releases and pre-releases!
NO WAR RIDDIM
The french Zenah-Music label brings us the "No War"-riddim, which should already be known from Sugar Minott's "Easy Mr. Bush"-tune. This one sounds like a boomshot from the 70's, and you find x-amount of versions on the "Zenah Music Meets Black Roots Productions"-album. A must-have btw, as this double-album features some unreleased Black Roots-productions on disc 1.
LION PAW RIDDIM
VP's "Riddim Driven"-series is still going strong - even more, since VP follows the current trend, which is... well, back to the roots! This one-drop is produced by Michael Johnson and comes straight from yard... best known from Morgan Heritage's "Hail Rastafari".
HARD TIMES RIDDIM
This one is riding high on the Reggae-charts at the moment with versions from Capleton, I-Wayne and Bascom X. Plus, it's the last work of the late great Eroll Thompson. Out on VP's "Riddim Driven"-series.
UNITY RIDDIM SESSIONS Vol. 1
This CD features three riddims created by multi-instrumentalist Jah Servant and features artists like Audrey Gordon, Sherwin Gardner and Wayne Stoddart. The magic here really is in the production-work of Jah Servant - and we will proof that on the next roots-edition of Ackee & Saltfish, when we review Jah Servant's stunning instrumental-album "Good Soil".
That's it for this time... nah, not really: Don't miss Marcia Griffith's new version of Marley's "Crazy Baldhead" from her forthcoming album "Shining Time" (to be reviewed in the next roots-edition of Ackee & Saltfish).
Playlist / Zusatzinfo:
Luciano - God Is Greater Than Man (Reggae Max 2 / Jetstar Rec.)
Luciano - Programme & Station ID
No War Riddim – Version (Zenah Music Meets Black Roots Prod. / Zenah Music)
Luciano - All Over The World (Zenah Music Meets Black Roots Prod. / Zenah Music)
Sugar Minott - Easy Mr. Bush (Zenah Music Meets Black Roots Prod. / Zenah Music)
Patrice - Programme & Station ID
Lion Paw Riddim - Version (Riddim Driven Lion Paw / VP Rec.)
Morgan Heritage - Hail Rastafari (Riddim Driven Lion Paw / VP Rec.)
Warrior King - My Life (Riddim Driven Lion Paw / VP Rec.)
Julian Marley - Programme & Station ID
Hard Times Riddim - Version (Riddim Driven Hard Times / VP Rec.)
I Wayne - Living In Love (Riddim Driven Hard Times / VP Rec.)
George Nooks - Troubled Heart (Riddim Driven Hard Times / VP Rec.)
Prince Malachi - Programm & Station ID
Audrey Gordon - Hide Away (Unity Riddim Sessions Vol. 1 / Star Rec.)
Audrey Gordon - Hide Away Dub (Unity Riddim Sessions Vol. 1 / Star Rec.)
Mike Roots - Feed The Children (Unity Riddim Sessions Vol. 1 / Star Rec.)
Duckie Simpson - Programme & Station ID
Jah Meek feat. Luciano - Everything Is Possible (Touched By An Angel / VelocitySounds Rec.)
Jah Servant - Play To The Lord (Good Soil / Servant Rec.)
Marcia Griffiths - Crazy Baldhead (Shining Time / VP Rec.)