Of course, before I turn it over to Cliff, you knew I was going to point out that the Royal s are champions of the baseball universe... I'm along, longtime Royals fan and this year's team was gritty and unique, a very different kind of team than I have ever seen.... they have no truly "great" players, but MAN do they have a BUNCH of "really good" ones... a team in the truest sense of the word, and I congratulate them and thank them for a great season and an incredible, refuse-to-lose post season.... now, if the Vikings would just get it going a bit more....
Wayne Smith will forever be known as the artist who introduced the world to Ragga (computerized riddims). Smith’s 1985 hit “Under Mi Sleng Teng” was the first fully digital rhythm ever released however Smith’s accomplishments as a roots artist should not be overlooked. The album Youthman Skanking was produced by Prince Jammy in 1982 and was released on the Black Joy label. This album is comprised of ten of the toughest roots tracks you will find. Smith's style on this album is similar to other great artists of the time, such as Barry Brown and Johnny Clarke. The tracks "Eden Out Deh" and "Live Honestly" are the standout tracks for me but they are only a small taste of this highly conscious and beautifully carved album.
Track List: 1. Solve The Situation 2. Eden Out Deh 3. Losing You 4. No More Will I Roam 5. It Soon Be Done 6. Youthman Skanking 7. Take A Trip 8. Live Honestly 9. Isim Skisim 10. Ain’t No Me Without You
THE CONGOS – THE HEART OF THE CONGOS
Track List: 1. Fisherman 2. Congoman 3. Open Up The Gate 4. Children Crying 5. La la Bam-Bam 6. Can’t Come In 7. Sodom and Gomorrow 8. The Wrong Thing 9. Ark Of The Covenant 10. Solid Foundation 11. At The Feast 12. Nicodemus 13. Congoman (12” mix) 14. Congoman Chant 15. Bring The Mackaback 16. Noah Sugar Pan 17. Solid Foundation (Disco Cork Mix)