Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"To Live My Life The Way I Want, To Sing And Do Whatever I Please"

Female musicians and singers are featured on this episode, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day! So we had some extremely good tunes today, with a special focus on Jamaica, the tiny island of great music, super sound systems, massive amounts of records, and the best singers and players.
Louise Bennett is one of the heroes of independent Jamaica, and this week she sings the mento classic Linstead Market.  Also see the video below from Marcia Griffiths, one of the I-Threes (the back-up singers for Bob Marley and Wailers). Ms. Griffiths sings us a song (that I don't remember hearing before) from the 80s-90s, but apparently Electric Boogie introduced the world to the dance called The Electric Slide. The video is incredibly charming and shows us how easily Jamaica and New York mesh together into total awesomeness. Enjoy!

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)

New Age Steppers feat. Ari-Up -- GUIDING STAR -- Action Battlefield (1981, On-U Sound)
Lost Patrol feat. Karen Marrero -- YOU DON'T OWN ME -- Tell No Lies [orig. 1990, casette]
Samantha Robichaud -- MUSICAL PREACHER -- Atlantic Standards: Kitchen Party (2010, Rhino)

Marcia Griffiths -- ELECTRIC BOOGIE -- Carousel (1990, Island)
Brie Neilson -- BOOTS -- Then We Learned To Dance (2009, Brie Neilson)
Bonnie & Sheila -- YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON -- New Orleans Funk, Volume 2 (2008, Soul Jazz) [orig. 1970?]
The Unsettlers, feat. Genevieve Schreier -- THE TRIZZLE -- Blood (2010, Unsettlers)
Louise Bennett -- LINSTEAD MARKET -- Jamaica Before Ska

Luxury Christ feat. Nancy Drew -- BLIX (A LOVE STORY) -- Problematic For The People (1996, Eleven37 Records)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux -- HARD-BOILED BABE -- Press Color (2003 reissue, ZE Records) [orig. 1979, ZE]
Marlena Shaw -- LIBERATION CONVERSATION -- Chess Classics (2005, Mojo) [orig. 1969, Verve]
Dry & Heavy feat. Likkle Mai -- RADICAL STAR -- One Punch (1999, Green Tea)

Carol Kalphat & Clint Eastwood -- AFRICAN LAND / AFRICA WE WANT TO GO -- Reggae Archive  (1994, On-U Sound) [orig. 1979, Hit Run]
Random Recipe feat. Frannie Holder and Fab -- WONDERWOMAN -- Fold It! Mold It! (2010, Bonsound)
Sonia Wieder-Atherton -- CHANSON -- Chants Juifs Pour Violoncelle et Piano (2010, naïve)
Shadon -- PLACES I WON'T GO -- Chainstore Massacre (2002, On-U Sound)

Dorothy Masuka -- KHAULEZA -- London Is The Place For Me, Volume 4: African Dreams & the Piccadilly High Life (2006, Honest Jons Records)
Annie -- I DON'T LIKE YOUR BAND -- Don't Stop (2009, Smalltown Supersound)
Big Mama Thornton -- I AIN'T NO FOOL EITHER -- The Original Hound Dog (1990, Ace Records UK) [orig. 1950-53?]
Perilelle -- WHO AM I TO COMPLAIN -- Fog Like This (2010, Exchange Bureau Records)

Bonjay feat. Alanna Stuart -- CREEPIN -- Broughtupsy (2010, Mysteries of Trade)

Thanks for listening!

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