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Great tune with a nice Bassline I’ve been playing today  in my summerhouse, through my old Ashdown mag head and a TE 115 , until it got too hot 🙂.

 by don carlos

and another from Al Campbell 

 

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Thought you guys would appreciate this - I put together another Ska lockdown video, but recruited the GREAT Larry McDonald for Djembe duties. 

 

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7 hours ago, Duarte said:

Thought you guys would appreciate this - I put together another Ska lockdown video, but recruited the GREAT Larry McDonald for Djembe duties. 

 

Love it Duarte, mr bongo man adds a nice beat , superb 👍

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55 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

Love it Duarte, mr bongo man adds a nice beat , superb 👍

From Bob Marley to Duarte. I think I know which he would describe as career defining! 

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1 hour ago, Duarte said:

From Bob Marley to Duarte. I think I know which he would describe as career defining! 

I think Larry McDonald did a lot of work with Lee scratch Perry , who I used to listen to a lot back in the day 🙂

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For anyone who’s interested, tonight at 19.30 on BBC4 , Toots and the Maytals at Glastonbury is on .

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19 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

For anyone who’s interested, tonight at 19.30 on BBC4 , Toots and the Maytals at Glastonbury is on .

Yup, and live they cut 54 46 short (time issues) I wonder if that'll happen tonight?

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36 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

I think Larry McDonald did a lot of work with Lee scratch Perry , who I used to listen to a lot back in the day 🙂

He did, and still does! Toots, Gil Scott Heron, the list goes on. Such a legend. 84 years old and switched right on.

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8 minutes ago, redstriper said:

 

Hello, here's a song I made in lockdown with some friends - you might recognise the riddim 😉

 

That’s a Great tune redstriper, 👍 nice sound on the video too.

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10 hours ago, redstriper said:

 

you might recognise the riddim 😉

 

Is it an Ernest Ranglin track (can't remember the title)?

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2 hours ago, redstriper said:

Well spotted ☺️
 

 

Cracking track (I'm just useless with titles)!

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Whoah! Tis topic is just a treasure! So many gems in here! Thanx all!

My fav reggaeband must be Alpha Blondy and the Solar System. The former bassplayer, I somehow do not even know his name (maybe you guys know?), is one of my favourites as well... I saw them a few times and it's just awesome.  Just a classic:
 

 

Also one of the groups I've been listening a lot to this year, the Congos

 

And as more of a question... I know the skatalites used to play with a babybass, which I think has an awesome sound for reggae/ska.... do you guys have any other nice examples of bands using babybass ? It has become very popular in cuba again (and salsa in general) but not so much in Jamaica, surprisingly. (Or not?). 

 

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36 minutes ago, lowbelow said:

Just a classic:
 

 

That’s a great version of Jerusalem lowbelow, probably my favourite alpha blondy track, and a really nice bassline to play 👍

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1 hour ago, lowbelow said:

Whoah! Tis topic is just a treasure! So many gems in here! Thanx all!

My fav reggaeband must be Alpha Blondy and the Solar System. The former bassplayer, I somehow do not even know his name (maybe you guys know?), is one of my favourites as well... I saw them a few times and it's just awesome.  Just a classic:
 

 

 

 

Wow, 2.41 to the drop! This is what Stewart Copeland and Honey Dijon were talking about in Copeland's recent documentary (around 2.20 on this clip)

 

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Okay so some googling did result in me finding his name(s) ... and he played on a bunch of recordings! I'll take some time later to check some of it out, because with Alpha Blondy the man is superb, so much power and calmness in those grooves.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/1039283-Abou-Bass?anv=Aboubakar+C.+Aboubbass&filter_anv=1

 

I play a few of those tunes, just play the line, and keep on repeating it with full focus without slacking or messing it up, it's very meditative. Made some vids on youtube as well, playing so little and maintaining the attention proved to be a good learning experience and a humbling one at that!

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7 minutes ago, lowbelow said:

Okay so some googling did result in me finding his name(s)

Nice work, this looks like it’s Abou, 

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That Ernest ranglin track made me dig out a few old tunes, check out the Bassline on this studio one , from 1970

and a jackie mitoo , groovy one 🙂

 

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Yeah great tunes, I especially enjoyed the mitoo!

Leaving it on I had youtube serve me this:

And that reminded me ... (you hear that too right?) of these guys from Holland:

 

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