The Long Way / All The Way – Junior Byles & The Upsetters

Roots reggae come your way. Crucial Perry production, year 75. High meditation by the Upsetters.

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We came the long way
And I thought you knew
It was the long way
We been through the desert
Where no water flows
We’ve walked streets and highways
It was the long way
We’ve been on the mountains
And I thought you knew
We’ve been through the valleys
Where the green herbs grow
It was the long way…

(K. Byles 1975)

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Dreamland – The Wailers (Bunny) / U Roy / The Upsetters

Year 1971, originally a Lee Perry production, Mr. Bunny singing the mighty liberation anthem and the Originator Deejaying the version. The Upsetter gang back to the 70s!

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There’s a land that I have heard about
So far across the sea
To have you all, my dreamland
Would be like heaven to me

We’ll get our breakfast from the tree
We’ll get our honey from the bees
We’ll take a ride on the waterfalls
And all the glories, we’ll have them all

And we’ll live together on that dreamland
And have so much fun
Oh, what a time that will be
Oh yes, we’ll wait, wait, wait and see
We’ll count the stars up in the sky

And surely we’ll never die

(B. Livingston 1971)

Moving Away – Dennis Brown

Original press from 1975 on Dennis Brown label D.E.B.. Niney the Observer period. From Rocksteady into Reggae, a musical evolution in Jamaican Music!

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Moving Away moving version

In every part of me i can feel I’m moving away baby
I can feel you’re moving away baby
more everyday oh yeah in every way
Deep down inside of me
I can feel I’m losing you baby
More every day oh yeah
in every way
Oh baby I’ve got the power to lead him to life
I’ve got to know when you need every night
I’ve got the power so
Why are you going away
You’re moving away
In so many ways

Deep down inside of me
I can feel I’m loosing you baby
More everyday oh yeah
In every way
Oh baby
I’ve got the power to lead him to life
I’ve got to know when you need every night
Got to got to got to have you
Got to got to got to need you
I love you oh man baby
And I need to walk with you
In every way

Ken Boothe (1968)

Marcus – Tribute To Marcus Garvey / Leroy Smart – I Roy

Channel One production, 3 tunes of a quick stepper riddim. Big up to the players of instruments!

– Marcus – Leroy Smart

– Tribute to Marcus Garvey – I-Roy

– Version

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Engineers: ERNEST HOO KIM & OSSIE HIBERT

Black man stand up firm, is a black man time now!. Marcus Mosiah Garvey suffer for the rights of man and man.

Wake up Ethiopia! Wake up Africa! Let us work towards the one glorious end of a free,
redeemed and mighty nation. Let Africa be a bright star among the constellation of nations.
(Marcus Garvey)

Jah Vengeance – Yabby U

3 tunes from the apocalyptic theme of Yabby U, the “Jesus Dread”. Roots meditation at its maximum!

– Tubby’s Vengeance – Yabby You & King Tubby’s

– Jah Vengeance – Yabby You

– Natty Dread On the Mountain Top – Tappa Zukie

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Out of the hills of Zion, comes
Jah lightning and thunder
Jah lightning and thunder

Jah vengeance surely will come down, on anyone
Who still insists to stay in wicked Babylon.

The God shall roam
And shake the land
The Lord shall roam
And then, they’ll know

Jah vengeance surely will come down, on anyone
Who still insists to stay in wicked Babylon

The Lord shall roam
And shake the land
The Lord shall roam
And then, they’ll know

Vivian Jackson (1975)

Fire Burning / Burning Drums – Bob Andy / Dadawah

A original Wild Flower Jamaica press from 1974, produced by L. Charmers. On the B side the Nyahbinghi version of Dadawah.

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I was drawn into myself
Observing all this time
From every angle I could see
My people, you’re meeting hell
Brothers have turned to crime
So they die from time to time
We’d like to ask you leaders
What have you got in mind

I see the fire spreading
It’s getting hotter and hot
The haves will want to be
In the shoes of the have-nots
If the sign is on your door
Then you will be saved for sure
But if you are in pretence
You’re on the wrong side of the fence
you better believe me, People…
Believe, believe, believe me when I tell you

Another thing I saw in visions
Right in front my eyes
Sisters prostituting, selling away their lives
They get but very little pay
The ones who clean the mess
Minority who sits on top
Just rate themselves the best

But I see the fire spreading
It’s getting hotter and hot
The haves will want to be
In the shoes of the have-nots
If the sign is on your door
Then you will be saved for sure
But if you are in pretence
You’re on the wrong side of the fence
you better believe me, People…
Believe, believe, believe me when I tell you

Keith Anderson  (1974)