Several months ago, I interviewed Dan Ubick, the point guard for the Stones Throw dub resucitation experts, The Lions. The stated purpose was to profile him for my LA Weekly column. The stealth reason was to pick up tips on some obscure dub and roots reggae records that I haven’t heard. There were answers, but many are revealed in his mix on the latest Stones Throw Podcast.

Music and climate are inextricably tied — especially reggae, whose creation was a direct result of one sweltering Kingston summer. So this is not going to feel right in the first clawing of fall, but that’s cool, the beauty of reggae is that the mindset can be summoned at the spark of the first spliff.   There is no salve like sativa and Burning Spear. The only problem is that you will have trouble remembering things, but maybe that’s the point.

MP3:The Lions – Stones Throw Podcast 77

Dennis Brown “I’ll Never Fall In Love”
Jim Brown “Seen Him”
Cornell Campbell “Boxing”
The Abyssinians “Jah Loves”
Sister Nancy “Papa Dean”
The Mighty Three’s “Rasta Business”
Burning Spear “Door Peeper”
Nairobi Sisters “Promised Land Dub”
Lone Ranger “M16”
Bounty Hunter “Praise Selassie I” (Stalag)
Barrington Levy “Under Mi Sensi”
Yabby You “King Pharoah Plague”
The 5 Royals “Pick up The Pieces”
Winston Reedy “Borderline”
Misty In Roots “Six One Penny”
The Specials “Ghost Town”

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