For the first installment of the Percepts podcast we present a hour long Valentine's Day
mix of the most maligned sub genre of Jamaican music, Lover's Rock.
Hated by many, all of the greats have tried their hand at this form.
This mix is organized thematically, starting with songs about
lonliness and longing, moving on to songs celebrating love and
romance, and finally finishing with several powerfull breakup songs.
"Stranger", the last cut on this mix, is one of the most affecting
breakup songs every written. LoveJoys have an uncanny ability to
capture the peculiar and horrifying lonliness one only finds in a
shared bed. Another standout cut, and personal favorite of mine, is
"Rocky Music" by Struggle(don't know who these guys were, its an old
Jammy's 7", if anyone knows anything about them let me know.) a rare
and beautiful song about lonliness and the remdemptive power of
music("rock I with those drums"). Click on the below link to
download.... Tracklisting below....
1."Lonley Man" Barrington Levy
2."Rocky Music" Struggle
3."Don't Keep Me Waiting" Sly and Robbie
4."Let Me Rock You Now" Love Joys
5."Just Don't Want To Be Lonley" Horace Andy
6."Dim The Lights" Winston Reedy
7."Let's Fall In Love" Junior Murvin
8."Never Let Me Go" Pekings
9."Baby Come a Rock" The Wailing Souls
10."Good Thing Going" Sugar Minott
11."Laying Beside You" Tamlins
12."Truly" Marcia Griffiths
13."Pickney Girl" Desmond Dekker
14."Good Girl" Barrington Levy
15."Love and Devotion" Jimmy Riley
16."You Can't Come In" Prince Malachi
17."Stranger" Love Joys
ps. this being our first podcast any feedback would be appreciated....