Fading France

France is changing but you can still find some fading signs of the past if you look carefully.
Aba Shanti I Sound System selecta about to drop a dub plate?

Aba Shanti I Sound System selecta about to drop a dub plate?

Killa Mosquito

—Ganja Man Ganja Woman

Massive bass from Killa Mosquito on the Necessary Bass label

Youth promotion sound system in the area.

King Cry Cry

—I Had A Talk

Great intro on Prince Far I’s studio 1 debut recorded under his original name- King Cry Cry. Not the voice of thunder of later years but a decent start by a young DJ who clearly liked a bit of Daddy U Roy.

Bass speaker from the legendary King Tubby’s Hometown Hifi. Found by somebody who was in the Waterhouse area of Kingston looking for records. Ended up,on ebay and is now in Bristol.

Bass speaker from the legendary King Tubby’s Hometown Hifi. Found by somebody who was in the Waterhouse area of Kingston looking for records. Ended up,on ebay and is now in Bristol.

Youthman Promotion V Black Star 1986

Captain Sinbad

—Ganja Chemist

Great track from dancehall veteran Captain Sinbad’s excellent comeback album Reggae Music Will Mad Unu! Frenchie the producer and owner of Maximum Sound manages to mix old and new rhythms with his usual deft touch, Dean Fraser adds quality sax and Sly and Robbie are on there too. The voice seals it though.

Jah Shaka Sound System - Babylon

Baba Leslie

—Freedom Dub

Flip of Freedom Is A Must by Jah I Maz. Amazing heavy dub from the Wackies stable in 80s New York. Sounds very Keith Hudsonish to me, great sax.