I’ll Never Get Burnt

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This last winter in Vermont hit me hard and heavy. Due to time-zone skipping I had managed to be without a winter since the ’04-05 season, and that, folks, had left me extremely dependent upon the sun for a quick fix of happiness. In order to stave off the wolves until the weather broke, I became thoroughly obsessed with rocksteady and reggae music from January-March. Something about the rhythms, matched with soulful vocals and simple, but poignant lyrics kept my spirits from taking a nose-dive. I accrued quite a collection of albums and compilations over this time period and sifting through them now, for this mix, was like taking a trip down a memory lane only three months old but still incredibly distant. Usually I associate reggae with warm weather and sun, but forever no more…now snow, and a dark dimly-lit room, but the feelings are still positive.


Artist / Album / Song

Desmond Dekker and The Israelites / Best of… / It Mek

The Versatiles /Trojan Rocksteady Boxset / Teardrops Falling

Phyllis Dillon / Midnight Confessions / Midnight Confessions

The Natives / Trojan Rocksteady Box set / You You

The Kingstonians / Sufferer / Winey Winey

Dave Barker Meets The Upsetters / Prisoner of Love / One Little Lie

The Melodians /Rivers of Babylon / You Don’t Need Me

Phyllis Dillon / Love is all I Had / One Life to Live

The Kingstonians / Suffer / Your Love

The Ethiopians / World Goes Ska / I’ll Never Get Burnt

Max Romeo and The Upsetters / War Ina Babylon / Uptown Babies Don’t Cry


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