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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Playlist - 25th December 2021 - Scratch On the Wire - Retrieved, re-mastered and Re-edited



 This programme was originally broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire on 23rd October 1993 as a special On the Wire and as part of our long series of reggae and dub shows. Only now existing as a cassette copy, the audio has been retrieved, re-mastered and re-edited for a reappearance on Christmas Day 2021 as the first part of a tribute series in honour of our old friend Lee “Scratch” Perry who sadly passed earlier this year. More parts will be coming from Noel Hawks, Mick Sleeper, Adrian Sherwood and hopefully David Katz and Steve Barrow. The story behind this recording is that Adrian Sherwood and I planned to record Scratch “as DJ” when he made one of his irregular trips to London. One morning Adrian called me to let me know Scratch would be in the studio later in the day, so I literally had just a couple of hours to list the tunes. I shouted the titles down the phone, Adrian called them out to Scratch who then improvised the links and introductions. I got a DAT sent up to Blackburn and edited the show together. It obviously could have been a better selection and sequencing, but time was short then and we know more now! 

Thanks to Andrew Smith for tape recovery, Adrian for the liaison and voicing recordings, Jethro for his longtime stalwart support especially these days with his unending construction of the On the Wire archive site, Jim Ingham for all his work on getting shows on the air and on the net and last of all to the magical, mystical and far from mad Lee Perry for his unique take on music and life itself ….

Steve Barker
December 2021


 Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar Pt1 - Leghorn
The Congos - Congoman / Congoman chant - Black Swan
Upsetters - Bucky Skank - Downtown
Lee Perry the Upsetter - Freak Out Skank - Justice League
Leo Graham / Upsetters - News Flash / Flashing Echo - Underground
Max Romeo - Norman the Gambler - Black Art
Upsetters - Blackboard JungleDub (Ver.1) - Upsetter
Upsetters - White Belly Rat - Upsetter
The Congos - Nicodemus/version - Upsetter
Lee Perry - Roast Duck - C and N Records
Winston Prince & Junior Byles - Place called Africa version 3/version - Justice League
U Roy - Double Six - Trojan
Debra Keese & the 5 Black - Travelling - Upsetter
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Small Axe - Upsetter
The Heptones - Mystery Babylon - Hep Hep
Prince Jazzbo - Croaking Lizard - Island
Junior Delgado / The Upsetters - Sons of Slaves / Sons of Dub - Black Art
Lee Perry - City Too Hot/version - Upsetter
Lee Perry - Bionic Rats/version - Upsetter
Dave Barker & the Upsetters - Shocks of Mighty - Trojan
Dave Barker - Set Me Free - Trojan
Lee Perry - Soul Fire - Upsetter
George Faith - Midnight Hour - Island
Lee Perry - Baffling Smoke Signal - Black Art
Lloyd & Devon / The Upsetters - Wolf Out Deh / Shepherd Rod - Black Art
Augustus Pablo - Vibrate On - Black Art
Lee Perry & Dub Syndicate - Train to Doomsville - On U Sound
Lee Perry Message live On the Wire 16th December 1984
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves - Island
Lee Perry - Welcome Aboard - Heartbeat
Raphael Green & Dr. Alimantado - Rastaman Train - Upsetter
King Scratch - Dread Lion - white
Lee “Scratch” Perry - Seven Devils Dead - Island

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Les's Christmas Card


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Playlist - 18th December 2021

 Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt1 (China intro) – Leghorn
Tangerine Dream - Raum – kscope
Andy Fairley - Your Best Tune - On U Sound pre-release (PIAB8)
Mark Stewart - Storm Crow - On U Sound pre-release (PIAB8)
The Bug ft. Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods - Treetop - Ninja Tunes
Huerco S - Plonk – Incensio
Nicolas Gaunin - Vaitakere - Moon Glyph (Hulala Kāne)
Para One - Shin Sekai (Actress Remix) - Animal63
Valery Vermeulen - Mikromedas 05 - Ash International
Weekend - The End Of The Affair - Lantern Records (La Variete)
Yuji Toriyama - Stranger In The Mirror - Time Capsule (Choice Works 1982 - 1985)
Princess Diana of Wales - Fragments of Blue - A Colourful Storm
Galya Bisengalieva - Barsa-Kelmes (Actress Remix) – Bandcamp
FFT - disturb roqe 2 - Numbers (Disturb Roqe)
Łukasz Polowczyk / Margo Sanda - Chroma Key - Book/Design Object/Audio
Debit - 2nd Day - Modern Love (The Long Count)
Recent Arts (Tobias Freund and Valentina Berthelon) - Invisible Waves - Reiten (Hypertext)
Matchess - Almost Gone (Excerpt) - Drag City (Sonoscent)

Howe Gelb - Severe Season – Fire Records
Snow Poet - Snow – Edition (Thought You Knew)
Arthur Russell - A Sudden Chill - Orange Mountain Music (Another Thought)
The Peggy Lee Band - All I really want to do - Srio Audio (New Code)
Bhajan Boy - Polar Wind - Wormer Bros Records (Bless Bless)
Desmond Decker - Peace on the Land - Doctor Bird (You Can Get It If You Really Want)

Eli Kesler - Scary Theme - Deeper Into Movies Records (The Scary of Sixty First)
Tim Hecker - Delirious Hunt - Invada (The North Water OST)
Selekta Ka - Nou Woukou Mansé A Zero (1981) - Time Capsule - (Lèsprit Ka - New Directions in Gwoka Music from Guadeloupe 1981-2010)
Arushi Jain - The Sun Swirls Within You - Bandcamp(Under the Lilac Sky)
Joost Dijkema - The Chap From Wrytree – Bandcamp (An Arm Around Jack Frost)
Jeff Parker - Four Folks - International Anthem (Forfolks)

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Playlist - 11th December 2021



Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt1 (China intro) – Leghorn
Sly & Robbie - Unmetered Taxi - Channel One
Taxi Gang - Watermelon Man - Taxi.mp3
Sly & Robbie - Santa Barbara – Taxi
The Taxi Gang - Beardman Beat – Taxi
Sly & Robbie - Wash wash version – Taxi
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang - Revolution Dub – Taxi
The Tamlins and Sly & Robbie - Baltimore (Extended)/Sly & Robbie in Dub – Taxi
Blue Mitchell - Last Tango In Paris - WeWantSounds (Mainstream Funk)
Jembaa Groove - Bassa Bassa - Agogo Records (Susuma)

Andy - Brass Construction United Artists 1975-1977
What's On Your Mind
Get To The Point
Tomorrow Is Now
Ha Cha Cha
Get It Together
(all United Artists)

The Miracles - The Monkey Time - Ace (People Get Ready - The Curtis Mayfield Songbook)
Abiodun Oyewole - Occupy (featuring Mosi) - Afar (Gratitude)

Avalanche Kaito - Repas du cobra – Glitterbeat (Dabalpmuni EP)
The Jazz Butcher – Time - Tapete Records (The Highest in the Land)
Islandman - Tarhamine Assinegh - Music for Dreams (Godless Ceremon)
George Thorogood and the Destroyers - One bourbon, one scotch, one beer -  Rounder (George Thorogood and the Destroyer)

Noro Morales - Vitamina - Rocafort Records (Latin Underground Revolution Vol 3 - Ansonia Records Rare Groove - Mambo, Boogaloo, Decarga & Salsa from NYC 1960 - 1976)
Contento - En Lancha Pal Futuro - El Palmas (En Lancha Pal Futro)
Tout Bleu - Rucksucre - Bongo Joe (Otium)
Cyril Cyril - Frankie - Bongo Joe

Pete - NU & Recent Dec 2021
Paul Johnson & Daz I-Kue - Celebrate - Area Boy Music
Sean Khan - A Love Supreme - BBE Music
Malik Alston - Painted Pictures - Jazz Diaries Recordings
Dames Brown, Andres, Amp Fiddler - What Would You Do - Defected Records
Emmaculate - Cosmic Funk Casbah '73 Mix – Rednight Reecordings
Andrea Riccio, Cristian Giustini - Lexi (Afrobeat Mix) - Traxsource
Doug Willis - Doug's Disco Theme 9 - Z Records
Jovonn, Kenny Bobien - Strong Enough - Nextmoov Records
Blaze, Louie Vega - Joshua's Jam (DJ Erv Rework) - Vega Records
Masters At Work - It's What We Live, It's What We Are - MAW Records

Atakora Manu - Dada - BBE Music (Omintiminim & Afro Highlife)
Al Doum & the Faryds - Woodstock - Black Sweat (Freaky People).

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Playlist - 4th December 2021



 Dub Syndicate – Ravi Shankar Pt1 (China intro) – Leghorn
Fatman & John John - Mad Dog version - John John Records
Morwells Unlimited - John Bull - Morwells Esq (Dub Me)
Fred Locks - Wolf In Dub Clothing - VP Records (Black Star Liner in Dub)
Nilotika Cultural Ensemble - Jajja Alimuffe - East African Records (Nyabingi Resurrection)
African Head Charge - Asalatua - On U Sound (Pay It All Back 8)
Creation Rebel - Harlesden Warrior - On U Sound (Pay It All Back 8)
Singers & Players feat Prince Far I & Crucial Tony - Quanté Jubila (extended) - On U Sound (Cry Tuff Chants - Prince Far I at On U Sound 1981 - 1984)
Undivided Roots ft. Izard aka Creation Rebel - Got to come back (Discomix ft Jah Woosh)
Junior Delgado - Yard/Version – Dub Plate
U Roy - Chalice in the Palace/Version - Trojan Jamaica (Solid Gold)

Ebi Soda - Yoshi Orange - Tru Thoughts
Toby Martin - Strange Fish - tobymartinmusic.bandcamp.com
Los Bitchos - Good to go - City Slang
Redskins - Unionise - Strange Fruit (Redskins - The Peel Sessions)

Alpha & Omega - A Homeless People feat Nishka & The Exile Steppas Records (Overstanding)
Alpha & Omega - No Man's Land - Steppas Records (Overstanding)
Oki - Yaykatekar Dub - Mais Um Discos
Jazz'min Tutum & Madtone - LP Livicate - Cities & Memory Project
Mali-I - Heaven Sent ft. Ms Ray - None More Records
Mali-I - Heaven Sent ft. Ms Ray (Dub) - None More Records
Frenk Dublin - Dub Swinger - Moonshine Recordings (Dub Swinger EP)
Persian - Dunya 2 - Mysticisms (Dubplate Number 1 - Space Within Art)
The Three Lives - Liminal-space - Full Dose Glasgow