Congos To The World!
Last week about 100 Melburnians had the privilege of watching roots legends, The Congos, play to a cramped record store in Fitzroy. Displaying classic Jamaican antipathy towards punctuality, we waited for the Congos to arrive, the Mista Savona Band filling the gap with staid, instrumental, Northcote Reggae, the kind you find slightly overweight, white, dreadlocked people dancing to at a suburban...
Girl I've Got A Date
Really been slamming this riddim, originally dropped by Alton Ellis and the Flames in 1967 with cuts by Duke Reid, Johnny Osbourne and dubs from U-Brown and U-Roy, plus in my opinion the pick of the bunch by Brent Dowe. The original is classic rocksteady, that picking guitar line telling you all you need to know about the genre, and why it inhabits a great place somewhere between mellow-mood...