A Ghetto Hour, Reggae

A Ghetto Hour 010: Jammy’s Special

The weather has been pretty dam good here in the UK last week, and i’ve been inspired to have a little reggae throw down. Whit limited time I reached for a box of 7’s simply titled King Jammy’s, knowing with no preparation I would deliver a great mix. The music producer King Jammy started his studio in the mid 70’s in Jamaica, but by the early 80’s was arguably the most influential producer in dancehall music. His Sleng Teng riddim was the first completely digital rhythm track in reggae music and changed the landscape of the genre literally over night. The day Wayne Smith’s ‘Uner Mi Sleng Teng’, the first cut on this famous riddim was recorded it was agreed that the vocal was too flat and the tune wasn’t a hit. That night it was all people wanted to hear in the dancehalls, Wayne Smith had gone home disheartened, to bed, but was woken in the morning to the news he was number one in the dance. King Jammy’s new digital style was born and took the world by storm. This mix covers a variety of Jammy’s production from the 80’s and 90’s. Please stream form our Mixcloud, download from our Soundcloud, share and enjoy.

A Ghetto Hour 010: Jammy’s Special by Ghettospheric on Mixcloud

Cocoa Tea, Tune In
Sanchez, Here I Am
Garnet Silk, Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders
Bushman, Baybalon Dead
Errol Blackwood, Unforgotten Princess
Black Uhuru, I Love King Selassie
Briuan and Tony Gold, Pass Me A Dub Plate
Wayne Smith, Come Along
Jr Reid, Dis Di Foundation
Ninja Man, Mad Again
Sizzla, Someone Loves You
Eccelton Jarrett, Turn On The Heat
Cocoa Tea, Girls Go Home
Pinchers, Nah Baddar Fret
Pinchers, Hold Me
Pinchers, Your Eyes Only
Leroy Gibbons, A Lovers Question
Super Black, Deh Wid Yuh
Colin Roach, Champion Sound
Frankie Paul, Casanova
Thrilla U, My Love
Thrilla U, Learning The Ways Of Love
Bushman, Traveled The World
Sanchez, End Of The World