David Rodigan - Real Authentic Reggae, Vol. 2

David Rodigan - Real Authentic Reggae, Vol. 2
Release Date:
March 31, 2009
Roots Reggae, Contemporary Reggae, Dancehall
Real Authentic Reggae, Vol. 2

Just like the first volume, BBC Radio DJ David Rodigan's second compilation for the BBC label features "tracks which encompass the positive aspects of real authentic reggae", but this time the selections come from even deeper in the vaults with Chezidek's "Call Pon Dem" being arguably the most recognizable number. That doesn't mean this set of couldn't woo the reggae newcomer since Rodigan's selections are all approachable and persuasive, but those past their freshman level courses will benefit even more, rediscovering underappreciated gems and encountering many of these grand cuts for the first time. Since there's no mixing and Rodigan's voice is never heard, the magic comes from his diverse choices -- roots, dub, and dancehall are all represented -- and the sequencing, which somehow sorts it all. There's the proper soul of Leo Hall's "Let's Dub It Up," the easy dancehall of Chaka Demus & Pliers, bass rumbling dub from Augustus Pablo and King Tubby, plus Macka B blending nyahbinghi with 21st century roots music. They all coexist peacefully, even smoothly, in Rodigan's world, and while the DJ's short essay in the liner notes doesn't provide much background information on the artists, it does make his deep love of reggae all the more infectious.

Tubby's Dub Festival / Dobby DobsonDavid Rodigan feat: Jackie Edwards / King Tubby2:59
Oh What a Feeling / Sly Dunbar / Gregory Isaacs / Robbie ShakespeareDavid Rodigan feat: Gregory Isaacs3:45
Let's Dub It Up / C. Breakenridge / L. Hall / W. SmithDavid Rodigan feat: Leo Hall3:45
When King Tubby Used to Play / E. Bonner / J. TaylorDavid Rodigan feat: Chaka Demus / Pliers4:10
No EntryDavid Rodigan feat: Augustus Pablo3:42
Joy Within My Heart / S. ElliotDavid Rodigan feat: Fred Locks3:52
De Pon de WickedDavid Rodigan feat: Brenton Dowe3:35
Deliver Us from All Evil / Thilo "Teka" Jacks / Jepther McClymontDavid Rodigan feat: Luciano4:11
Call Pon Dem / Dane "Fire Links" Johnson / B. Konders / Nick "Fantastic" ListraniDavid Rodigan feat: Chezidek3:25
Do You Love MeDavid Rodigan feat: Johnny Clark & The Four Playboys3:17
My Confession / Bunny LeeDavid Rodigan feat: Cornell Campbell2:51
Submission / Tony BrevettDavid Rodigan feat: The Melodians5:22
What Good Am IDavid Rodigan feat: Jimmy London3:20
Schenectady's ShockDavid Rodigan feat: Tommy McCook / Augustus Pablo And The Simplicity People2:38
What Is Man / Delroy WilsonDavid Rodigan feat: Delroy Wilson3:22
Billy Red / Wayne WadeDavid Rodigan feat: Wayne Wade7:01
Cyaan Reach / Moritz "DaBaron" Von Korff / Kenny MorganDavid Rodigan feat: Junior Kelly4:19
Empress Divine / Christopher MacFarlaneDavid Rodigan feat: Macka B3:58
Never Too Young / Sugar MinottDavid Rodigan feat: Sugar Minott6:57
Heart Made of Stone / Sly Dunbar / Robbie Shakespeare / Wesley TinglinDavid Rodigan feat: The Viceroys2:58