NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #258 ~ 02-20-21]

Pictured: U-Roy R.I.P..

There was another important motivation for providing instrumentals for sound systems. By the mid-1960s, the first generation of sound system operators turned record producers were increasingly devoting time to their production activities, and their roles at dances were filled by resident deejays, the most loquacious of whom began to “toast” (that is, rap) over the music to excite the crowd. The first deejays were people like Count Machuki and King Stitt (both working Coxsone’s Downbeat system), and with the emergence of the groundbreaking U-Roy (Ewart Beckford) with King Tubby’s sound system around 1970… These musicians specialized in exhorting the crowd to dance with their various styles of stream-of-consciousness vocalizing; the new dub plates, with vocals partially or completely removed, allowed the deejays the sonic space to improvise freely over the rhythm as would a jazz soloist. Clive Chin remembered the rise of the deejay as a dominant force in the sound systems, and the role the dub plate played: “Sound system become modernized now. You no have one turntable no more, you have two turntable, so you play the vocal, like Heptones’ ‘Tripe Girl’ or ‘Guiding Star,’ and just about as the music finish after three minutes and change—BOOM!—the version just come in with the drum and bass and the man just pick up the mic at the same time and begin to toast, him a nice up the sound!”

— Michael Veal, Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae.

Uncle Morty’s Midnite Mobile Dispensary™ pulled up in front of the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday evening, as it does every week. However this stop was distinguished by the unveiling of Sleeroy, yet another cannabis strain named for N.C.I.P. co-host Lee-Roy. What this did for the dog’s ego, already a thing of brobdingnagian proportions, you’ll have to hear to believe. Which you can in fact hear, along with oodles of great music, simply by clicking immediately below…

 

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 258 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Delfonics — “I Told You So” — La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection

Murphy Williams — “Get On Up” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Bomboras — “Mystery Planet” — Head Shrinkin’ Fun

Jackie Edwards — “I’m Still Waiting” — The Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee Story

Television — “Friction” — Live At The Old Waldorf

Kieu Oanh — “Dem Cuoi Cung” — Saigon Supersound Volume One 1965-1975

Cat Stevens — “Matthew & Son” — Matthew & Son

IT’S MADISON TIME…        

                               

Leroy & the Drivers — “The Sad Chicken” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Edip Akbayram — “Yakar Inceden Inceden” — Love, Peace & Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music

John’s Children — “Remember Thomas A Becket” — Halcyon Days: 60s Mod, R&B, Brit Soul & Freakbeat Nuggets

U-Roy — “African Message” — Dread In A Babylon

The Real Kids — “Solid Gold” — The Real Kids

Omar Khorshid — “Aziza” — Guitar El Chark

The Lafayette Afro Rock Band — “Heels & Soles” — Afro Funk Explosion

La Cuarta Calle — “Camino A Casa (On My Way Home)” — Venezuela 70 Vol. 2: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond

Link Wray — “Rawhide” — Bullshot

Jack Costanzo — “Goza Negra” — Mr. Bongo

THE THIRD SET

Flaming Ember — “Gotta Get Away” — Mojo Roots Of Hip Hop

Clarence Curvan — “Feeling Nice” — Feeling Nice Vol 1: A Collection Of Superrare & Superheavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s

Phil Flowers — “The Dances” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘n’ Roll / Savage Kick Vol. 04

Vis-À-Vis — “Gyaesu” — Obi Agye Me Dofo

The Bambinos — “Algiers” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

Takeshi Terauchi — “South Pier” — Nippon Guitars

Small Faces — “Lazy Sunday [mono]” — Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake

Afrosound — “Gaita Colombiana” — Calor

THE FINAL SET

The Pretty Things — “Singapore Silk Torpedo” — Silk Torpedo

Gasper Lawal — “Kai Anibaba” — Abio’sunni

The Only Ones — “Another Girl, Another Planet” — The Only Ones

The Icebreakers & The Diamonds — “Dub With Garvey” — Planet Mars Dub

The Velvelettes — “Needle In A Haystack” — Hitsville U.S.A.: The Motown Singles Collection

The Generation — “People Are The Same” — Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEYS WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Lewis Furey — “Lewis Is Crazy” — Lewis Furey

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