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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Playlist - 29th December 2018

BBC Sounds

Tribute to Gregory Isaacs Pt.1
Treasures from the African Museum

Same Thing A Happen Every Day – Ranking Dread – Freedom Sounds
Wailing Rudy – Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Poor And Clean – Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Next To You – Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
A Few Words – Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Happy Anniversary - Gregory Isaacs –African Museum
My Only Lover - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
If I Don’t Have You - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Tune In - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Universal Tribulation - Gregory Isaacs –- African Museum
Tribute To Wa-Dee - Gregory Isaacs –African Museum afm2562
Uncle Joe - Gregory Isaacs –African Museum afm2656
Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Soon Forward – Gregory Isaacs –African Museum
Out Deh - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Slum - Prince Jammy – Burning Sounds
Party In The Slum - Gregory Isaacs –African Museum
Mary - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Front Door - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Mr Brown - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
My Religion - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Unitone Skank – Doctor Alimantado – Ital
Ape Man – Augustus Pablo – Ah Wee
Look Before You Leap - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Things In The Night – Big Youth – Negusa Nagast
Extra Classy/Classic – Gregory Isaacs – Progress
Thief A Man – Gregory Isaacs – Advance
Gimme Mi Gun – Doctor Alimantado – Ital
Rasta Business - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Rasta Business Version - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum
Cool Down The Pace – Gregory Isaacs –African Museum
I Am Gregory - Gregory Isaacs – African Museum

 All selections by Noel Hawks

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Playlist - 22nd December 2018

BBC Sounds

Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar Pt.1 (China mix) - Leghorn
Prince Mini & Epic B - Born as a king - Cotch International
DaDub - Nusuth (Ena dub version) - Holotone
Earl Cunningham - War in the city - Red Robin
Junior Cat - Stand tall ghetto youth - Red Robin
Naram - War in the version - Red Robin
TNT Roots - Chant down Babylon Verse 2 - 5 Gate Temple
Ojah feat. Fikir Emlak - On my mind - Alchemy Dubs
Ojah - On my dub - Alchemy Dubs
Ghetto Priest - Life Ain't Easy (vocal & dub) - Ramrock Records
Jeb Loy Nichols - To be rich - Ramrock Records
LSK - Want more  - Ramrock Records
Creator - Such is life - Studio 16
Prince Jazzbo - Good memories - Greensleeves
The Quotations - (Have a) Merry Christmas - Crimson Productions
Blind Willie Johnson - Bye and bye I'm going to see the King - Revola
Merry Hell - Leave the light on - Merry Hell
Age of Not Believing - The Age of Not Believing (Instrumental) - The
State 51 Conspiracy Ltd
DJ Dynamiten & Jah Screechy - Christmas skank
Jah Gumby - Digital dust - Aloha Got Soul
Ghosts of Booker - Rings Around Saturn - Otis Records
DJ Sotofett - Dub on dub - Honest Jons Records
Jay Glass Dubs - Reckless - Bokeh Versions
Augustus Pablo - Havendale Rock - Hot Stuff
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - Oh How Joyfully Dub - Echo Beach

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ritz - On the Wire - Full Ticket

Thanks to Jethro and Bob Wilkinson

Boomkat 2018 Charts: Steve Barker

Steve at Corsica Studios Rhythm Section Christmas Do

From Leslie Klyne - Annual Season's Greeting Card Vid - Men on Poles

Saturday, December 15, 2018

On the Wire - 15th December 2018

BBC Sounds

Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar Pt.1 (China mix) - Leghorn
Mori Ra - Cheeks - Berceuse Heroique
Guido - End point - State of Joy
Laurel Halo & Hodge - Tru - Livity Sound
Black Zone One - X-Alt - Winged Sun Records
Objekt - Dazzle anew - PAN
Low Jack - Missile - Editions Gravat
Clara! Y Maoupa - Maestro - Editions Gravat
Lunch Money - Living 3000 (ft. Time Cow & Bobby Blackbird) (Equinox
Remix) - Lunch Money
Elizabeth Joan Kelly - Beau travail - Wormhole World
JB Glazer - Moon face - Them There Records
Nymad - Ticklish (Cotton Bud Master) - Ad Hoc Records
Inoyama Land - Apple Star - Light in the Attic
Submersion & mon0 - Substrate - Silent Season
J.D.Meatyard - Who makes the wars? - Probe Plus
Damily - Bekapamaky - Bongo Joe
KOKOKO! - Boulevard Lumumba - Transgressive
Cegvera - Arrival // Colonia - Stolen Body Records
King Wilf & the Rastaplasts - Burnley is Babylon
Joe McPhee - Shakey Jake - Corbett & Dempsey
Demdike Stare - Stitch by stitch Part 2 (Chain) - DDS
Richard Skelton - Front variation 1 - Aeolian Editions

Friday, December 14, 2018

Steve Barker in discussion with Tony Naylor - Walthamstow R'n'R Book Club

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Playlist - 8th December 2018 - Funkology

BBC Sounds

Yam Who & Jaegerossa feat. Jacqui George - Grateful (Z Records)
Hamilton Bohannon -- Maybe You Can Dance (Mercury)
Mass Production - Shante (Joey Negro Remix) (Z Records)
Horny Horns - Oh I Don't Think Sew (Sequel)
Black Coffee & Agoria - Embrace (Sapiens Records)
Strutt - Time Moves On (Brunswick)
DJ Beloved & Sheree Hicks - L.O.V.E.U. (Quantize)
Uncle Louie - Sky High (Marlin)
Will Downing - Do You Know (DJ Beloved Mix) (Quantize)
David Newman feat Roy Ayers - Foxy Brown (Atlantic)
Winx - Don't Laugh (Morales Mix) (Sorted)
Horny Horns - Fallen Off The Edge (Sequel)
Myles Bigelow - The Light Within You (Deep Culture Music)
Fatback Band - Let The Drums Speak (Event)
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - Rising (Ron Trent Mix) (Local Talk Records)
Vaughan Mason & Crew - Rollerskate (Brunswick)
Carolyn Crawford & Bohannon - Coming On Strong (Sean Smith Dub) (Mercury)
Herbie Hancock - Hang Up YoUr Hang Ups (Sony)
Fatback Band - Groovy Kind Of Day (UK Ace Remix) (Ace Records)
Boris Gardiner Happening - Ghetto Funk (Leal)

Tackhead Sound System OTW Xmas Party 1988-12-06

Report from NME, 24 December 1988:
On The Wire Christmas Ball
Manchester Ritz

ROLL UP! Roll up! all you freaky people! Outside the tinsel-strewn Ritz ballroom are parked coaches boasting the name of such far-away towns as Chester, Colwyn Bay, Wigan and Rochdale. From all over Northern England hundreds have travelled to pay tribute to the God of BBC Radio Lancashire, Steve Barker. Tonight is the Christmas knees-up for his On The Wire programme. And it's an extravaganza of hippness and insanity.

Welcome to the lunatic asylum. Home of Annie 'Anxiety' Sandoz. The Crass-girl shambles on to the stage with hair cropped, fag hanging out her mouth and black fingerless gloves concealing her hands. The Liza Minelli of One Little Indian Records, she bursts into a rendition of her single 'As I Lie In Your Arms', like the eccentric old lady who buys her 'glamour' from Oxfam. But this is nothing compared to the eccentric nature of the audience . . . This is On The Wire's three-way listenership. One third gang anarcho hippies, one third youthful homeboys . . . and one third dope-smoking, middle-aged civil servants!

Dungaree-clad 808 State and Brylcream boy A Guy Called Gerald are next on the bill with a hour of live House mixing. There is not a 'real' instrument anywhere, just wires, keyboards, microphones and tables of jiggling computers until they are joined by rap crew The Spinmasters to liven things up. This is where the dancing really begins.

Finally it's Tackhead tape time! Looking like a fat, ex-con bouncer Gary Clail begins the megatrip, rapping out the words of 'Half Cut For Confidence' with the balding genius of Adrian Sherwood at his side. The world is visibly shaken, Steve Barker grins and scenes of madness and hysteria continue late into the night.
Sarah Champion

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Playlist - 1st December 2018

BBC Sounds

Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar No.1 (China mix) – Leghorn
Dennis Brown & Big Youth - Equal rights to style – Joe Gibbs Record
Keith Hudson - Darkest night on a wet looking road – Dub Store Records
Keith Hudson - Darkest night on a wet looking road version – Dub Store
Moja Nya - Freedom for Trots – Jumbo Caribbean Disco
Conroy Smith - Murder commit – MoBay Records
Bob Andy - Stepping free – Music on Vinyl
Dobby Dobson - Diamonds & pearls – Death is Not the End no number
Still - Haile Selassie is the micro-chip (Nidia mix) – PAN
Magic Drum Orchestra - Dread nourishment – Tru-Thoughts
Tackhead Sound System OTW Christmas Party 6th December 1988 (extract)
African Head Charge - One Love One Heart (Alternate) – On U Sound pre-release
Vibronics - Dub is divine – Scoops pre-release
Yoruba Singers – Lingo - Cultures of Soul
Electro Retro Spectrum – Frontline - Stolen Body Records pre-release
Nordic Raga – Vidhonung - World Music Network
Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas - Norte de Brasil - Smalltown Supersound
Bunny Lee/Prince Jammy/The Aggrovators - A Mighty dub – Pressure Sounds
Bunny Lee/Prince Jammy/The Aggrovators - Babylon dub – Pressure Sounds
Lightman - Fortuna (Discomix)­ - Helmi
Orville Smith & Riz All Stars - Builders temple (Dubplate mix) -
Partial Records
Ulrich Troyes - Dolomite dub - 4Bit Productions 4Bit