NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #243 ~ 10-10-20]

Pictured: (l. to r.) Fatman, Bunny Lee (R.I.P.) & Prince Jammy.

Given the heavy demand for dub mixes from sound systems preparing for weekend dances, it is important to realize that these mixes were improvised on the spot, with a minimum of pre-planning. Most dub mixing was done on Friday evenings, when producers deposited their master tapes with engineers, and sound system operators gathered at the studio so that each could be given a unique mix of a currently popular tune. Under these circumstances, an engineer might create dozens of different mixes of a given tune in one remix session…they usually improvised their way through dozens of mixes of the same track. King Jammy’s approach was typical of most engineers: “I don’t plan it before I go into the mix, it just comes creatively. I don’t plan like ‘Okay, I’m going to take out the bass at two minutes’ or whatever. It’s just an instant creativity.”

— Michael Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae.

The heat was still in effect down Brush Street way last Saturday evening. Given co-host Lee-Roy’s confinement within a fur coat on a 24/7 basis, he spent only as much time in the Purple Bat Lounge’s DJ booth as was minimally required of him. Otherwise, the most famous pit bull in downtown Detroit was content to hang in back at the bar’s Outdoor Patio™, leaving Reeshard to do the bulk of content delivery (per usual). The bar’s patrons barely noticed the difference. Which begs the obvious question: Outside of gun fire or last call, what do they notice? Never you mind — all concerned enjoyed themselves enormously, and now you can too, simply by clicking a few pixels south of these words…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 243 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Rose Royce — “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” — Car Wash OST

Jude Bondeze — “Ndomo” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

PJ & The Galaxies — “Lanky Bones” — Rare Surf Vol. 1: The South Bay Bands

Perez Prado — “Tema de James Bond” — Guantanamera

The Honeybears — “One Bad Stud” — Talkin’ Trash

The Hornets — “Jelingan Mu” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems Of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Wire — “Too Late” — Chairs Missing

Drumbago & The Dynamites — “Dulcemania” — Foolish Fool

IT’S MADISON TIME…         

                                

The Xplosions — “Wait A Minute” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Orchestre Negro Succes — “Talisman” — Succes Des Orchestres Du Congo/Zaïre Des Annees ’60-‘70

Les Fleur De Lys — “Mud In Your Eye” — The In Crowd: UK Mod R&B Beat 1964-1967

Tabou Combo — “Yon Ti Gaçon” — Haïti

Kid Thomas — “The Wolfpack” — Jook Block Busters Vol. 1

Zap Pow — “Funking Skank” — Soul Power Funky Kingston 2: Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968-74

The Pretty Things — “Rain” — Parachute

The Afrosound — “Pa Ti Mami” — Onda Brava Vol. 2

The Cramps — “The Crusher” — File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-81

Vichan Maneechot — “Dance Dance Dance” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 1: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

THE THIRD SET

Orgone — “Done Deal” — Killion Vaults

Abdul Hameed (w. Nahid Akhtar) — “Catch Me If You Can (Mere Liye Harr Dil Hai Dewaana) — Life Is Dance: Plugged-In Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House

Eddie Cash — “Doin’ Alright” — Dr. Boogie Presents 26 Deranged and Smokin’ Cool Cats: The Rocketing Rise and Fast Decline Of A Music Form Called Rockabilly 1954-1959

Jungle Rat USA — “Just Love One Another” — Panama Soul EP

Mile Ends — “Bring’ Em On In” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 4: I’m In Need!

Son Palenque — “Arriba Arriba” — Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers

Don Gardner — “My Baby Likes to Boogaloo” — Whip It On ‘Em

Prince Jammy — “Robbery in the City” — 20th Century DEB-Wise

THE FINAL SET

The Latin Quarters — “Mira Mira” — Red Bird 45rpm

Ohio Players — “Walt’s First Trip’ — Pleasure

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Ma Dou Sou Nou Mio” — Volume Two: Echos Hypnotiques

The Riptides — “Machine Gun” — Dancehall Stringbusters

Errol Brown — “Arabian Dub” — Treasure Isle Dub Vol. 1

The Crowns — “Please Say You Love Me” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 2

La Sonora De Lucho Macedo — “Guayaba” — Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol. 1

Andre Williams — “Your Stuff Ain’t The Same” — Bait & Switch

LORD BUCKLEYS WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Salaam and His Cultural Imani Group — “Moko Baba” — The Guitar And The Gun: Highlife Music From Ghana

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