My Dad has been laid up in Sun City West, AZ. He has something called NPH: Excess spinal fluid builds up on the part of the brain that controls walking, bowel/bladder control and short term dementia.
I, my brother and sister have been tag teaming with my Mom in his treatment. July was my turn.
Long story short, in the week I had been here, his recovery has improved enough for me to do a little cratedigging.
I am mainly on the hunt for collector Reggae vinyl. The temp in Phoenix is 115 degrees.
Here is how you cratedig in triple digits without your vinyl stash melting.
- From the retirement community my parents live in, Sun City West, to Tempe is about 45 minutes. Run the AC at 60 degrees. By the time I got out of the car, I was frozen. I literally wished I had worn socks.
- But, getting out of the car into that heat felt good. My joints thawed out from the drive. Enter the shop ad cratedig.
- Going back to the car was like walking into a furnace blower.
- My mom had set up one of those cooling bags and we added a zip loc bag full of ice. Even then I placed a thick blanket. Must avoid sunlight and high temps.
- Placed the records in the bag and rinse and repeat.
The uniqueness of cratedigging. At Xmas time, I didn’t find any vinyl in Phoenix. Hellish summer I found good collectors vinyl if three shops. Getting them home is part of the story.
Enjoy this musical mash up podcast for when I was off air.
Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate July 2019 Playlist:
- UB40 – Many Rivers to Cross – Version Girl (Virgin) ’85 Jimmy Cliff cover
- Marcia Griffiths – Peaceful Woman; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79
- Culture – Trod On (Extended Mix); Production Something (Heartbeat) ‘77
- Yellowman – Don’t Burn It Down; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’84 herbtune
- Taj Mahal – Slave Driver; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74 Wailers cover
- Organized Kryme feat. Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love; Organized Kryme (1st Step) 2000
- New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (ON U Sound) ’80 female vox on Jr. Byles cover
- Yabby You – Run Come Rally; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ’75 comp.
- Love Joys – Chances Are; Lovers Rock Reggae Showcase (Wackies) ’83 female duo
- Jah Lion – Hay Fever; Colombia Colly (Mango) ’76 dj to Susan Cadogan’s “Fever”
- Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (sic) (Different Drummer) 2004 mutant dub to Creole classic
- Massive Dread – Strictly Bubbing; This Is Massive (Nyam Up) ‘82
- Tassilli Players – Interstellar Overdub; Outer Space (Universal Egg) ’96 UK mutant dub
- Burning Spear – Foggy Road; Hail HIM (Heartbeat) ‘80
- Foundation – Beverly Hills; Flames (Mango) ’88
- Aisha – Prophecy; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 female cover of Faybiane Miranda
- Prince Far I – Tribute to Bob Marley; Voice of Thunder (Trojan) ’82
- Queen Majeeda – Gye Name; Conscious (Heartbeat) ’93 female dub poet
- Cocoa Tea – Jah Made Them That Way; Rocking Dolly (RAS) ’82
- Mighty Diamonds – The Real Enemy; The Real Enemy (Rohit) ‘87
- Heavy Manners – Complicated Decency; Heavier Than Now (NoVo) ’96 Chicago group w/ female vox
90 min. – 2 hr.
- Third World – Rhythm of Life; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’76
- Dillinger – Crabs in My Pants; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 rude
- Prince Alla – Sun Is Shining; More Love (Jah Warrior) 2002
- Revolutionary Dub Warriors – Warrior; Deliverance (ON U Sound) ‘94 UK mutant dub
- Welton Irie – Jah Come; Lambsbread International (Blood & Fire) ‘79
- Aswad – Love Fire; Live and Direct (Mango) ’83
2 – 2 and 1/2 hr.
- Noah House of Dread – Revelation Time; Heart (ON U Sound) ’82 UK mutant dub
- Cymande – The Message; Cymande (Sequal/Janus) ’72 UK reggae/rock/soul/jazz
- Zion Train – Customs Check; Passage to Indica (China) ’93 UK mutant dub
- Ras Command – Culture Move; In Dub (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ. Mutant Dub
- Black Uhuru – Mondays; Chill Out (Mango) ’83
- U Roy – Trenchtown Rock; Dread in a Babylon (Virgin Front Line) ’76
2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.
- Musical Youth – Political /General; 7″ (021) ‘81
- Big Youth – A Luta Continua; A Luta Continua (Heartbeat) ’84 the struggle
- King Kong – Ethiopia; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) ‘97
- Kings of Reggae feat. Chris Hinze – Let’s Have a Party; Bamboo Reggae (Keytone) ’83 flute jazz reggae
- Afro Omega – Set in the Sky; Love Emergency (Afro Omega) 2008 SLC w/ female vox
- Alpha & Omega – The Roots; Dub Magic (Zion’s Gate) ‘98 UK trance dub