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Options August 9, 2020: In the Ghetto

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Augustus Pablo & Herman Chin-Loy 

Iggy Iggy   Options

Aquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-Loy 

Pressure Sounds 


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Big Joe  In the Ghetto   Options In the Ghetto b/w Satta Riddim  Live and Love  1977  0:02:19 (Pop‑up)
Super Chick  Roach Killer   Options Roach Killer b/w Version  Hit Bound  1981  0:05:27 (Pop‑up)
General Saint & Clint Eastwood  Another One Bites the Dust   Options Another One Bites the Dust b/w Young Lover  Greensleeves Records  1981  0:08:52 (Pop‑up)
Nora Dean  Peace Begins Within   Options Peace Begins Within b/w Rasaan  Lion  1972  0:15:10 (Pop‑up)
Lloyd & Randoph  It Ain't   Options Trojan Revive Box Set  Trojan Records  2002  0:17:33 (Pop‑up)
J.C. Lodge & Prince Mohammed  Someone Loves You Honey / One Time Daughter   Options Someone Loves You Honey / One Time Daughter b/w Stay in Tonight  Ariola Records  1982  0:19:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ghetto Version 

Tuff Gong All Stars   Options

Children of the Ghetto b/w Ghetto Version 



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Glen Brown  Away with the Bad   Options Boat To Progress! (The Original Pantomine Vocal Collection 1970-74)  Greensleeves Records / VP  1989  0:31:09 (Pop‑up)
Junior Byles  King of Babylon   Options Beat Down Babylon "The Upsetter Years"  Trojan Records  1987  0:34:41 (Pop‑up)
Junior Ross & The Spear  Send Me Over There   Options I Can Hear The Children Singing 1975-1978  Blood & Fire  2002  0:39:49 (Pop‑up)
Donovan Carlos  Be Thankful   Options 17 North Parade  Pressure Sounds  1997  0:48:45 (Pop‑up)
Inturns  Do We Have to Fight   Options Consider Yourself  Chanan-Jah  1978  0:51:41 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Black Beard 

Tell Yuh So   Options

Strictly Dub Wize 

United Artists Records 


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The Israelites  Come Together   Options Trojan Beatles Reggae  Trojan Records  2014  0:59:11 (Pop‑up)
Barry Brown & The Aggrovators  I Man Can't Live Like This   Options Sounds & Pressure Volume 7  Pressure Sounds    1:02:21 (Pop‑up)
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Melodians  Life Is Not Easy   Options Arkology Reel I - Dub Organiser  Universal / Island  1997  1:08:08 (Pop‑up)
Fabian Miranda  Prophecy   Options Women in Roots Vol. 2  Corn-Fed Productions  2004  1:13:06 (Pop‑up)
Lady Saw  To Sir with Love   Options Bare As You Dare  Diamond Rush Promotion International  1994  1:22:24 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries 

Super Tracks   Options

Dub Expression 

High Note 


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The Viceroys  Let Him Go (Wrap Up)   Options Red Bumb Ball - Rare And Unreleased Rocksteady 1966-1968  Pressure Sounds  2003  1:29:22 (Pop‑up)
Lorna Bennett  It's My House   Options Reggae Songbirds  Heartbeat Records  1996  1:32:09 (Pop‑up)
The Untouchables  Sea of Love   Options We Are Getting Bad: The Sound Of Phase One  Motion Records  2002  1:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Cornell Campbell  I Heart Is Clean / Zinc Fence Dub   Options Roots Rasta Party  Silver Kamel Audi  2003  1:42:47 (Pop‑up)
Lee "Scratch" Perry & Mad Professor  From Heaven Above   Options Black Ark Experryments  Ariwa  1995  1:49:02 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Joe's All Stars 

Tony B's Theme   Options

Tony B's Theme b/w Skinhead Revolt 



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Hubert Lee  Something on Your Mind   Options Randy's 50th Anniversary  17 North Parade ‎/ VP Records  2008  1:59:27 (Pop‑up)
O'Zone  Whole Heap A Things   Options First Edition  Isiko  1979  2:02:13 (Pop‑up)
Hortense Ellis  Can I Change My Mind?   Options Alton & Hortense Ellis  Studio One  1990  2:05:02 (Pop‑up)
Dr. Alimantado  She Wreng Ep   Options Love Is  Keyman Records  1985  2:08:05 (Pop‑up)
Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus  Mr. Brown   Options None A Jah Jah Children  VP Records  2018  2:10:52 (Pop‑up)
Horace Andy  Man Next Door   Options Tape Rolling! With Bunny Lee & Friends: On Wax and in the Studio 1971-74  Pressure Sounds  2016  2:14:46 (Pop‑up)
Leo Graham & I-Roy  A Win Them / News Carrier   Options 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol.1  17 North Parade ‎/ VP Records  2009  2:17:16 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Augustus Pablo 

Islington Rock   Options

East of the River Nile 



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Drumbago & the Blenders  Reggae Jeggae   Options Reggae Jeggae b/w Delilah  Blue Cat Records  1968  2:29:10 (Pop‑up)
The Tonettes  I'll Give It To You   Options I'll Give It To You b/w Joy in the Morning  Studio One    2:31:27 (Pop‑up)
Hopeton Lewis  Sounds and Pressure   Options Sounds and Pressure b/w Oh Tell Me Darling  Merritone  1966  2:39:10 (Pop‑up)
The Silvertones  Cheating and Lying   Options Studio One Groups  Soul Jazz Records  2006  2:42:01 (Pop‑up)
Dennis Bovell  Bettah   Options Brain Damage  Fontana  1981  2:51:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
King Tubby & Friends 

Fatter Dub   Options

Dub Like Dirt 1975-1977 

Blood & Fire 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am Gary:

Good morning, everyone and mighty thanks to Ruth and the WFMU Skeleton Crew!
  9:02am The Butterman:

Morning Gary, Ruth. Up-n - attem.
  9:02am Reggae Dan:

Morning Gary and all listeners - gotta cut out at 9:30 for Yoga so hopefully the first half hour is strong!
Avatar 9:02am Ruth Booth:

Good Morning!
Avatar 9:02am Lisboner Pasc:

Ahoj from Prague everyone! Sunny and calm and pretty much back to normal here. Hope around the corner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Gary:

Hey there, Butterman, Reggae Dan, Ruth, and Pasc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am PaulRobeson1920:

Warm greetings on this fine summer day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Gary:

Morning, PaulRobeson!
Avatar 9:04am TDK60:

Good morning Gary.
  9:05am ami ad:

Hello DJ. Hello all. Satta friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Gary:

Welcome, TDK and Ami!
  9:06am kpx:

Gary Mon, mornin, Ruth in de booth, how u b sista.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Gary:

KPX, hello!
  9:07am slappy white:

Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Gary:

Happy Happy, Slappy!
  9:12am The Butterman:

What up Slappy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Marley P. Dogg:


Hi Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Gary:

Hey there, Marley!
  9:16am Crei6hton:

Morning WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Marley P. Dogg:

Thank you Ruth!
  9:20am DarthBuddha:

Good morning. Tuned in, drinking coffee.
  9:20am kpx:

Marley P. Dogg, u gonna b Bob Marley P. Dogg for the duration of de the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Gary:

Morning, DarthBuddha!
  9:24am mini-glistener ajax:

hello everybody we’re just having
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Gary:

Hola, Mini-Glistener Ajax!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am PaulRobeson1920:

Thank YOU Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Marley P. Dogg:

Haha always kpx
  9:34am ami ad:

Much respect to Jeff Sarge,but I personally enjoy not listening to a lot of Christian Reggae on Sundays. JobLess.
  9:37am Reggae Dan:

ami ad - I think they call it Roots music, with all due respect - both Gary and Sarge do a great job
  9:44am kpx:

meanwhile Ami ad Mon, Dawn on de the knitted red gold and green beret, and break out de big bamboo papers.
Avatar 9:48am HeyThatsTim:

Heyo, good morning all
  9:48am ami ad:

Got the big raw paper,gonna make something with it.
Avatar 9:50am HeyThatsTim:

Personally, I enjoy my paper more cooked. Better texture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Gary:

Hey there, HeyThatsTim!
  9:51am ami ad:

The raw paper gets cooked after it's rolled.
Avatar 9:52am HeyThatsTim:

Ah, are they making burritos?
Avatar 9:54am TDK60:

Love this Inturns drum beat. Did Sly Dunbar come up with this? Or another drummer earlier?
  9:55am ami ad:

Hash browns stick.
  9:57am kpx:

@HeyThatsTim, with the same secret ingredients that they put in brownies.
Avatar 9:57am HeyThatsTim:

Hey, Gary!
  10:02am kpx:

I like that reggae cover version of, be thankful. that really worked for that song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am PaulRobeson1920:

Good stuff
Avatar 10:21am Mike W:

@ami ad
If we were part of the same quarantine pod i reckon we’d get along
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Gary:

Morning, Mike W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Gary & Sunday people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am Gary:

Welcome, Greg!
Avatar 10:27am Mike W:

Hi Gary!
For the record...I’ve really dug every one of Jeff Sarge’s substitutes. I think it’s possible here for there to be overlapping truths about preferences. Or have we stopped celebrating our differences? I’ve always listened to Jeff’s shows, and also, there’d often be times when I’d turn it off because of something I heard, lyrically speaking.
  10:29am ami ad:

@Mike W: right on. each one teach one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am PaulRobeson1920:

“March beside me all my brothers...”
  10:31am kpx:

Well Gary Mon, you certainly know how to make for a smooth easy Sunday morning. but I've got to charge the battery for the next stop at jonesville station. but I'll still be listening . b safe b cool people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Gary:

Have a great trip, KPX!
  10:36am ami ad:

KPX:i'll cheers you at 2.
  10:48am kpx:

@Ami ad, I'll do the same. except for it will have to be with something that's non-alcohol. and to everybody else who was on the chat board!.
  10:54am ami ad:

@Kpx:cool,that'll do. rub a dub dub.
  11:01am Xanadu:

Hubert not Huber
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am PaulRobeson1920:

Quality Reggae music! and that how I know reggae music, come we can chant down babylon on more time, Babyy!
“March beside me, Oh my Brother“ - Ode To Joy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Gary:

Xanadu! I'll fix that dropped T in a bit, thanks for the eyes-on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am chresti:

Morning Gary and solid senders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Gary:

  11:06am agav:

big tune
  11:07am tythia:

Just found the radio show in rural CT & the Come Together cover made my day so inspired inspiring Thank you!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Gary:

Happy stumbling onto, Tythia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am northguineahills:

Back to ol' tactic of listening to two shows at once....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Gary:

NGH here, NGH there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am northguineahills:

who knew Gary had such a deep irie collection? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am chresti:

Me too, double stream dipper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am chresti:

I cannot resist the irie music.
Avatar 11:16am Winkini:

Gary, first time listening to the show. Taking me back to Clint O’Neal on the 91 in Miami!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am PaulRobeson1920:

@Chresti- & Thats why the British Virgin Islands outlawed Dreadlocks in 1980!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Gary:

Welcome, Winkini!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am northguineahills:

I might have told you this before, but I did a party for 5 years called dub dub, and experimental dun party. One room had live brass and percusion, one room had multiple turtables etc for djs (my room), and one room had someone doing fx, and in the front room, someone at the mixer, mixing all rooms together in front bar room. I would mix sound fx rekkids, birdsongs, Varese, Thurston Moore etc, w/, well, dub, and all Jamaican genres...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am northguineahills:

oh, I also had a tape delay....
  11:20am Xanadu:

That Dr. Alimantado album was originally released in 1983. Repressed in 1985
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am northguineahills:

Unfortunately, real estate on St Marks Pl got too expensive, so, the owner sold the club in 2007.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am northguineahills:

any Yabby You & Trinity??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am chresti:

Paul, that's crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am PaulRobeson1920:

@northguineahills that is very cool ahaha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am northguineahills:

@Gary: would you call them 'Little Fluffy Clouds" a la The Orb?

gracias Paul!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am northguineahills:

The best part of that party, guests could go to any room and listen to the sound of each room naked, each room was sound proof.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am PaulRobeson1920:

@chresti - Yes. A stark reminder of where the ball lies.
  11:31am agav:

heard Bunny Wailer isnt feeling well. prayers to him and all living elders...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am PaulRobeson1920:

I second that sentiment @agav
  11:34am agav:

another big tune, give it to me girl
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am northguineahills:

@agav: no! praise be unto jah that he has a speedy recovery. I can't take losing any more brialliant artists...

2020 is making 2016 seem like child's play (and that year was brutal).
  11:43am agav:

2020 is like no other year in our living memory. makes me respect 1918...
i second what you say @northguineahill
can't stand anymore losses
  11:46am agav:

Gary you're in rare form today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am PaulRobeson1920:

No human being can ever be lost, friend. I feel what you mean tho. We miss them when they go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am chresti:

  11:51am agav:

Paul Roberson, we not lost them but i don't have words for what is going on. my mother was healthy. feel like i and my family was robbed out of years of her presence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am northguineahills:

*protip* Anything on Soul Jazz Recs is amazing.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Marley P. Dogg:

Thanks for the great show today Gary!
  11:52am morphe':

Solid Gary and all...thanks...
plague, corruption, locusts.... still we hang tuff
and carry on - down with the oppressors ....
and ask Mother Nature to forgive us and deliver us
from these evils...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Gary:

  11:53am agav:

tomorrow my daughters birthdate. Gary please big her up on air. ima make her listen to the archives. Yemaya Matheus is her name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am PaulRobeson1920:

Hey agav. My sincere condolences
Avatar 11:54am Lisboner Pasc:

Gary + skeleton crew, thanks for the brilliant show, I took you around with me on my walks around Prague today with my phone getting all hot and bothered, marvellous stuff, I'll be checking in next week! Gonna check Rock n' Soul now -- Thanks to everyone on the board also!
Avatar 11:55am Lisboner Pasc:

@agav sorry to read of your loss :-(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am chresti:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Gary:

Thanks so much for hanging out, everyone -- and thanks Ruth and the Skeleton Crew!
  11:56am ami ad:

Thank you DJ,Crew. keep strong all,this is not a drill. peace
Avatar 11:56am Mike W:

Right on Gary, thank you for the jams today as every Sunday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am northguineahills:

danks, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am PaulRobeson1920:

There is a page in Epictetus’s book “The manual: On Virtue, Happiness, and effectiveness” That I was pulling from. Translation by Sharon Labell - this ancient writing is worth seeking out
  11:58am spodiodi:

thanks, Gary!
(waking up... caught the last few tracks)
  11:58am agav:

thx. Paul Roberson i feel everyone was touched. everyone feel pain this year. we need a healing somehow.
  11:58am ami ad:

Happy burthday Yamaya. Many more to come.
Avatar 11:58am Mike W:

Gary hates the heat!

me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am northguineahills:

abrazos de afeuro, agav!

y feliz cumpleanos Yamaya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Gary:

Haha, I can only take it up to 90-ish
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am PaulRobeson1920:

Thanks Gary and Crew and Ya’ll!
  11:59am agav:

northguineahill find another space to hold a party like that again.
  12:00pm johnzo:

nobody can fill Jeff Sarge's shoes... and he's. reggae soldier Im not even sure he wears shoes he might be a barefoot loon like me... but you sir are doing a DAMN fine job!! Every show Ive heard has been SOLID! keep it up, much love!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Gary:

Thanks, Johnzo!
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