Tuesday, 29 July 2008

the STORY of STAX...

...the WoMaD celebrations continue here on rfsMOJOfilter with a feature on Stax Records, an American record label founded in 1957, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. The label was a major factor in the creation of the Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles, and frequently released early funk and 1960s Chicago blues recordings. While Stax almost exclusively produced African-American music, the label is noted for having several popular ethnically-integrated bands.

...the PBS documentary RESPECT YOURSELF is streaming HERE on the BBC's iplayer...

...for the collector, below is the tracklist and download links for the 4cd collection the STAX STORY...

1. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
2. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
3. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
4. Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas
5. Respect - Otis Redding
6. Hold On I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave
7. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
8. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
9. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays
10. Tramp - Otis & Carla
11. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
12. Soul Man - Sam & Dave
13. Dock Of The Bay, (Sittin' On) The - Otis Redding
14. Private Number - William Bell & Judy Clay
15. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
16. Time Is Tight - Booker T. & The MG's
17. Do The Funky Chicken - Rufus Thomas
18. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
19. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
20. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
21. Theme From Shaft - Issac Hayes
22. I've Been Lonely (For So Long) - Frederick Knight
23. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
24. Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim
25. I'll Be The Other Woman - Soul Children
26. Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown

1. Cause I Love You - Rufus & Carla
2. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
3. These Arms Of Mine - Otis Redding
4. Can Your Monkey Do The Dog - Rufus Thomas
5. Big Party - Barbara & The Browns
6. Jump Back - Rufus Thomas
7. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
8. Can't See You When I Want To - David Porter
9. Boot-Leg - Booker T. & The MG's
10. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding
11. Candy - The Astors
12. I Want Someone - The Mad Lads
13. Philly Dog - The Mar-Keys
14. Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - Otis Redding
15. Things Get Better - Eddie Floyd
16. Let Me Be Good To You - Carla Thomas
17. I'll Run Your Hurt Away - Ruby Johnson
18. Your Good Thing Is About To End - Mable John
19. Patch My Heart - The Mad-Lads
20. Crosscut Saw - Albert King
21. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down - Sam & Dave
22. Groovin' - Booker T. & The MG's
23. Give Everybody Some - The Bar-Kays
24. Cold Feet - Albert King
25. I Thank You - Sam & Dave
26. I Got A Sure Thing - Ollie & The Nightengales
27. Big Bird - Eddie Floyd
28. Tribute To A King - William Bell
29. I Ain't Particular - Johnnie Taylor

1. Soul Limbo - Booker T. & The MG's
2. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) - Eddie Floyd
3. What A Man - Linda Lyndell
4. I Like Everything About You - Jimmy Hughes
5. I Forgot To Be Your Lover - William Bell
6. I Like What You're Doing (To Me) - Carla Thomas
7. So I Can Love You - The Emotions
8. Walk On By - Issac Hayes
9. Black Boy - Roebuck "Pops" Staples
10. I Have Learned To Do Without You - Mavis Staples
11. Play The Music Toronadoes - The T.S.U Toronados
12. Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes
13. Breakdown, The - Rufus Thomas (Part 1)
14. Son Of Shaft - The Bar-Kays
15. That's What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton
16. In The Rain - The Dramatics
17. Hearsay - Soul Children
18. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) - Isaac Hayes/David Porter
19. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Temprees
20. Breaking Up Somebody's Home - Albert King
21. I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) - Johnnie Taylor
22. Short Stopping - Veda Brown
23. Cheaper To Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor
24. If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) - The Staple Singers

1. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
2. Raise Your Hand - Eddie Floyd
3. Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You) - Carla Thomas
4. Grab This Thing (Part 1) - The Mar-Keys
5. Dog, The - Rufus Thomas
6. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
7. Soothe Me - Sam & Dave
8. You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave
9. Shake - Otis Redding
10. Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
11. Oh La De Da - The Staple Singers
12. Push And Pull (Part 1), (Do The) - Rufus Thomas
13. Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone - Johnnie Taylor
14. Killing Floor - Albert King
15. Blues Power - Albert King
16. Show Me How - The Emotions
17. Hang 'Em High - Booker T. & The MG's
18. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
19. Theme From The Men - Isaac Hayes
Thanks 2 http://deaconblues1103soul.blogspot.com/

Friday, 25 July 2008

old school HOUSE classics...

...it's back to SKOOL with this show as we drift from the world of MOJO in DUB to the WORLD of MOJO and DANCE, or WOMAD for short, has a nice ring to it dontcha think?
...presented by JACK, with 'ol leroy twolegs burnin' up the vinyl, produced for rfs by enrique...

...the labels scratched off on this one, try SHAZAM!...

...another QUATILY product...

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

the CATERPILLAR issue 2 remix

...a sleep deprived street cat passed me this with mumblebum instructions earlier today, coming on all felix he was with a butthole to boot...
...all i can do, is pass it to you, pass it on when i'm gone, brother...

...`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'

`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.

`I don't much care where--' said Alice.

`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.

`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Bob Dylan presents...from Jamaica...

...DUBSTOCK!!! continues here at the rfs lounge with yet another exclusive - Bob Dylan presents a jamaican flavoured selection from his theme-time radio show, compiled by the carpster and produced for rfs by enrique, is it rolling, bob?...

Ten Commandments (From Man To Woman) -Prince Buster - 33 Countdown
The Rivers Of Babylon -The Melodians - 19 The Bible
Jamaica Hurricane -Lord Beginner- 01 Weather
Time Marches On -Derrick Morgan - 24 Time
Enjoy Yourself -Prince Buster - 52 Young and Old
Suzanne Beware of the Devil -Dandy Livingston - 14 Devil
Armagedion Time -Willie Williams - 24 Time
Guns Fever -The Valentines - 25 Guns
Dancing Mood -Delroy Wilson - 27 Dance
Swing And Dine -The Melodians - 29 Food
Too Hot -Prince Buster - 10 Summer
Cry Tough -Alton Ellis & The Flames - 39 Tears
When I Laugh -Toots & The Maytals - 40 Laughter
Draw Your Brakes -Scotty - 45 Trains
Taxation -Prince Buster And All Stars - 49 Death and Taxes
Eyes Of Danger -Michigan & Smiley - 70 Danger
Eve's Ten Commandments -Helen Fleming - 61 2nd Annual Countdown
007 (Shanty Town) -Desmond Dekker - 61 2nd Annual Countdown

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Friday, 18 July 2008

the CATERPILLAR issue 2...

...we're experiencing technical difficulties here on rfsMOJOfilter due to freak weather conditions, Bob will be with us soon, but, until then, we have another SCOOP, the latest edition of the CATERPILLAR found it's way to the garden here at rfs and is cloning as we speak, so, until bob can join us from jamaica, here it is, just for you, the CATERPILLAR, issue 2...

Sunday, 13 July 2008

the CATERPILLAR issue1 DUB version

...yet another EXCLUSIVE here on rfsMOJOfilter, in honour of DUBSTOCK here's the DUB version of the CATERPILLARpillarpillarpillar...

The Harder They Come - OST

...back to DUBSTOCK with the original soundtrack to the greatest jamaican film ever made, watch it NOW over on MojoTV or download the soundtrack HERE

In 1973, when the movie The Harder They Come was released, reggae was not on the radar screen of American pop culture. The soundtrack went a ways toward changing that situation. It is a collection of consistently excellent early reggae songs by artists who went on to thrive with reggae's increased popularity and others for whom this is the most well-known vehicle. Jimmy Cliff is both the star of the movie and the headliner on the soundtrack. He contributes three excellent songs: the hymnal "Many Rivers to Cross," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," and "The Harder They Come" (the latter two are repeated at the end of the album, but you probably wanted to hear them again anyway). Interestingly, the better production values of his songs actually seems to detract from them when compared to the rougher, but less sanitized, mixes of the other tracks. All the songs on this collection are excellent, but some truly stand out. Toots & the Maytals deliver two high-energy songs with "Sweet and Dandy" and "Pressure Drop" (covered by the Clash among others). Scotty develops a mellow, loping groove on "Stop That Train" (not the same as the Wailers' song by the same name) and the Slickers prove on "Johnny Too Bad" that you don't have to spout profanity or graphic violence to convey danger. The Harder They Come is strongly recommended both for the casual listener interested in getting a sense of reggae music and the more serious enthusiast. Collections don't come much better than this.

...you CAN get it if you really want...

Saturday, 12 July 2008

PRIMAL SCREAM!!! - Beautiful Future!!!

...you LUCKY people...
...we interrupt normal DUBSTOCK service here on rfsMOJOfilter to announce the release of BEAUTIFUL FUTURE, PRIMAL SCREAM's NINTH opus, on the 21st of this month. 'Beautiful Future' will be the veteran rockers' first album for their new label B-Unique and is led by the single 'Can't Go Back Out' on July 14. Featuring collaborations from the likes of Lovefoxx of CSS, Josh Homme from Queens Of the Stone Age and folk legend Linda Thompson, the album could see the band treading pastures new with pop wunderkid Björn Yttling [Peter, Björn and John] and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party) handling most of the production duties.

The duet with Lovefoxxx, 'I Love To Hurt (You Love To Be Hurt)' is described as a being "full of shivering electro pulses and tense, claustrophobic rhythms", while other tracks will feature the band's trademark soul, electronica and rock n'' roll.

“If you hear this new record of ours from start to finish,” explains Bobby Gillespie, ”and you hear all the different sounds and styles and moods, atmospheres and instrumentation that we use, it¹s different from the last record and different from the record before that. You know, there¹s not one set Primal Scream song where it¹s verse-bridge-chorus-middle-eight. But this album is more like a pop record, more like classic songwriting.”

...for those of us who CAN'T WAIT till the 21st, download the FULL ALBUM HERE
it's a beautiful future, better get some shades...

...with all this MOJO we are soiling ourselves...

Thursday, 10 July 2008


...rub a dub dub lee 'scratch' perry's in the club, presenting the latest show in our DUBSTOCK season here at the RFS lounge, with sheppard as selector and enrique producing the show for rfs from deep in the jungle...

sound dimension - real rock
the ethiopians - free man
lee perry - dreadlocks in moonlite
junior byles and rupert reid - chant down babylon
johnny osbourne and the sensations - bewitched
tenor saw - ring the alarm
dub syndicate feat. dr pablo - no alternative
nora dean - barbwire(oh mama)
prince buster- whine or grine
sly and robbie - righteous dub
prince far i/singers and players - water the garden
the congoes - don't blame on i
hopeton lewis - sounds and pressure
justin hinds and the dominoes - rub up push up
don drummond and the skatalites - don-de-lion
desmond dekker - it mek
toots and the maytals - pomp and pride
lone ranger - badder dan dem
althea and donna - uptown top rankin
max romeo - ironshirt(chase the devil)
bob marley and the wailers - put it on
vivian jackson and the prophets - fire in a kingston
toots and the maytals - john james
don drummond and the skatalites - twelve minutes to go
andy and joey - you're wondering now

...another QUATILY product...

the CATERPILLAR - issue1 july 2008

...the CATERPILLAR issue1 has struck the street...
...rfsmojofilter has been given this EXCLUSIVE sneak peak...

...thus the state never confronts a man's sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength.
I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion.
Henry David Thoreau - CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (1849)

...I just figure if I'm breathing in and out I'm doing all I can, and if I'm doing all I can, it's all I can do
Captain Beefheart

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

ELVIS!!! and the WAILERS!?!...

...first we gave you RAY CONNIFF's lost DUB sessions - then AMY WINEHOUSE doin' her SKA ting - NOW we bring you the KING, Elvis Presley and the Wailers with a sublime Cryin' in the Chapel and In the Ghetto...
...download HERE...

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Amy Winehouse - the SKA e.p.

download HERE
"the ska ep"
1. Monkey Man
2. Hey Little Rich Girl
3. You're Wondering Now
4. Cupid

...here's what SKA geek J J Loy has to say on SKA BLAH BLAH -

"Earlier this year, I followed a link to an underdeveloped MySpace page that boasted some Specials covers by the retro-licous, Amy Winehouse. These not-so-impressive tracks were obviously demos and weren’t worth repeated listenings- let alone an official release. That’s why I wasn’t in too big of a hurry to check out what’s been described as her Ska EP, when I read about it here and here.

Man, was I wrong. Winehouse’s versions of Monkey Man, Hey Little Rich Girl, You’re Wondering Now and Cupid are clean and polished- spic and span. Cupid is done as an upbeat Reggae tune while the others are arranged a lot like the Specials’ versions, but Winhouse’s vocal flourishes save the tracks from feeling unnecesarry."

Monday, 7 July 2008


...we're celebrating DUBSTOCK here at the rfs lounge, and in honour of TOOTS' triumphant return to these shores, here's not 1, not 2, but 3 totally essential early toots downloads courtesy of those nice people at the SKA foundation

sensational SKA explosion
1. It's You
2. Daddy
3. Never You Change
4. If You Act This Way
5. It's No Use
6. You Make Me Feel The Way I Do
7. What's On Your Mind
8. My New Name
9. Fever
10. She Will Never Let Me Down
11. I Know
12. Tell Me The Reasons
13. Never You Change (Take 1)
14. Never You Change (Take 2)
15. Never You Change (Take 3)
16. Daddy
17. It's You (Take 1)
18. It's You (Take 2)
19. What's On Your Mind (Take 1)
20. What's On Your Mind (Take 2)

bla bla bla
1. Scare Him
2. Bla Bla Bla
3. One Eye Enos
4. We Shall Overcome
5. Just Tell Me
6. Alidina
7. I Shall Be Free
8. Pressure Drop
9. Oh Yeah
10. Monkey Girl
11. Hold On
12. I Need Your Love
13. Monkey Man
14. Sweet & Dandy
15. Re-Born
16. 54-46 That's My Number
17. Bam Bam
18. Bla Bla Bla (2nd Version)
19. Alidina (2nd Version)

monkey man
1. Peeping Tom
2. Revival Reggae
3. Give Peace a Chance
4. Gold and Silver
5. The Preacher
6. Bla Bla Bla
7. African Doctor
8. Monkey Man
9. Sun, Moon and Star
10. Pressure Drop
11. She's My Scorcher
12. I Shall Be Free

revolutionary DUB radio...

...it's DUBSTOCK here at the rfs lounge, and in honour of ALL tings DUB, we're featuring a podcast from REVOLUTIONARY DUB RADIO ina dubstep stylee...

Track list incomplete, will update soon.
Keep on fire - Hi Tone meets Improvisators
Dally- Hijack
White label- RSD
One love - Pinch featuring Rudi Lee
Rainy Dayz - Kromestar
Takeover dub - Lv and Dandilion
? - Kromestar?
Mush - Zomby
Rotten - Skream
? - Rusko
Jahovia - Rusko
Features full Dub Revolution crew.
Gina, Akimbo and Flip flop on the mike.
Mr T. on vibes, Nial on saxophone, Difaed on Melodica,Rich firing off the dub fx and Ras Rebeun bongo I on percussion. Mark on tha mix.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Ray Conniff - The Lost DUB Sessions

... back to DUBSTOCK with this lost classic from 1977...

1. Unchained Mischief
2. The Bah, the Dah, and the Ugly
3. Satisfaction in the Morning
4. Out of Your Mind
5. Lyin' to I and I
6. (I Never Promised You) Rizla's Garden
7. El Condor Rasta
8. My Sweet Herb
9. Why is Love Blue?
10. So Long, Dark Destroyer

"Ray Conniff’s reggae phase is rarely mentioned by anyone outside of true Conniff aficionados. Conniff fans can’t figure out why the maestro abandoned his memorable melodies. Dub experts figure him for a lazy colonialist, abusing Jamaican rhythms for the sake of his white-bread harmonies. Everyone else regards it as an uninspired oddity...."

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

BECK - Modern Guilt

... it's HERE!!! the mucho anticipated collaboration with dangermouse is OUT!!! (but not in the shops til the 7th i believe)
...if you just can't wait (i know i can't, i'm listening to it now) til then, take the the route thru pirate bay HERE and treat yer ears

1. Orphans
2. Gamma Ray
3. Chemtrails
4. Modern Guilt
5. Youthless
6. Walls
7. Replica
8. Soul of A Man
9. Profanity Prayers
10. Volcano

Store Date: 7 jul 2008
Upload Date: 1 jul 2008
Label: Interscope Records
Genre: Misc.
Cover: front
Bitrate: 320 kb/s, joint stereo

Beck's new album Modern Guilt contains 10 new songs, and with the exception of last year's Grammy-nominated, digital-only single "Timebomb", Modern Guilt is the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005's platinum Guero and 2006's universally acclaimed The Information.

Modern Guilt is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album's ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse's shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.

...with all this mojo we are soiling ourselves...