Roots Rock Rebel Summer Mix

A strikkly vinyl mix of bass-heavy goodies served up by DJ Aaron Maiden of CKUT’s Roots Rock Rebel. Some classic ska, rocksteady gems, calypsos, and early dancehall hits. He also pays musical tribute to the late great Lloyd Knibb, drummer of the Skatalites, and Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex who both sadly left our world this year. RIP. Versions gallore. Enjoy!


You can download this mix at Soundcloud right now.

The Skatalites – Tuff tuff
The Skatalites – Ball of fire
The Skatalites – Baby elephant walk
Bitty Mclean and the Skatalites – This train
Gappy Ranks – Put the stereo on
Untitled calypso
Ernest Ranglin – Liquidation
Marcia Aitken – Still in love with you boy
Althea and Donna – Uptown top ranking
Barry Brown – Give love
John Holt – Bring it on home
Prince Buster All Stars – Wreck a buddy
The Silvertones – Bad boy bad boy
Dennis Brown – Stop the fussing and fighting
Mega Banton – Sound boy killing
Josey Wales – Teck care a you man
Niney and the Observers – Episode 11
Johnnie Osbourne – Truth and rights
Chuck Fenda – All about da weed
Max Romeo – Chase the devil
Macka B – Ariwa Sound
Super Beagle – Dust a sound boy
Johnnie Osbourne – Budy bye
Hopeton James and the Techniques – Ain’t too pround to beg
John Holt – Ali Baba
Max Romeo – Wet dream
Toots and the Maytals – 54-46 was my number
Sparky – Playback
Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin belly
Konshens – Fashion attack
Tenor Saw – Pumpkin belly
The Upsetters – Night doctor
Poly Styrene – Silly Billy
The Wailers – Burial
Alton Ellis and Phyllis Dillon – Remember that Sunday
Nora Dean – Ahmad Jamal

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.