Umoja Hi-Fi Presents: I’m A Rootsman Part 1 – Deep Roots Mix

Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem

Nov 8 2009 • 1 hr 13 mins

DJ Tomas – Umoja Hi-Fi Sound Station "I’m A Rootsman, Part 1: Deep Roots Mix" A 73 minute selection of deeper roots reggae music from the 1970s and ‘80s. This selection focuses on slower, dubbier tracks with conscious themes and lyrics. I was trying to invoke the spirit of reggae radio in the ‘80s – be it pirate radio in the UK, college radio in the US or Dread at the Controls broadcasts in Jamaica. Another inspiration was DJ Andrew’s foundation/roots underground parties in Los Angeles in the mid-90s. A UK native and carpenter, Andrew would hold late night affairs in small after-hours bars on Fairfax Ave, focusing on strictly roots and culture selections. Honest Jons’ Dave Phelps would bring his 45s and Daz and Cokni would rope in. I & I hope you enjoy this set. More soon. Giving I-ses unto Jah I-tinually. Word sound is power.  Tracklisting: The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children Jah Lion – Columbia Colly The Heptones – Sufferers Time Junior Murvin – Police & Thives Delroy Williams – Foxhole + Dub Version The Abyssinians – Good Lord Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Prince Lincoln – Humanity + Dub Version Patrick Andy – Every Tongue Shal Tell + Dub Version Kojak – Penitentiary Johnny Ringo – Tense Me Tense Penitentiary Dub Version Wayne Jarrett & Silver Fox – Saturday Night Jamboree (12" Mix) The Viceroys – My Mission Is Impossible Prince Alla –  Only Love Can Conquer Jah Woosh – Marcus Say + Dub Version Gregory Isaacs – Mr Cop Mikey Dread – Barber Saloon Bunny Wailer – Boderation Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed Frankie Jones – Don't Smoke The Seed Johnny Osbourne – Give A Little Love Scientist –  Give A Little Dub Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel Music Horace Andy – Zion Gate Leroy Smart – No Love + Dub Version Johnny Clarke – (Just Call) Me African Roots Fabian – Prophecy