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Madlib – Blunted in the Bomb Shelter

Madlib — September 19, 2009 | Comments (15)

Blunted in the Bomb ShelterBlunted Back Cover

In 2002 some good folks who have the Trojan & Greensleeves catalog asked Madlib to make a mixtape of these classic reggae records. They sent him a huge box with every record they had. For about two months Madlib played these records, smoked trees, made hip-hop beats, and recorded with YNQ in his studio The Bomb Shelter. One night they called and said hey where’s the music, it’s overdue. Next morning this mixtape emerged from the cave.

DJ and selector: Madlib
Title: Blunted In The Bomb Shelter
Label: Antidote Records, 2002
Cover: Jeff Jank

1. Place in the Sun/Fire Corner/Black Man Time – David Isaacs
2. Flat Foot Hustlin’ – Dillinger
3. Jingle Lion – Lee Perry
4. Walk Rastafari Way – Mikey Dread
5. Destruction Sound Battle – Prince Far I
6. Public Jestering – Winston Blake/Lee Perry
7. Better Version – King Tubby
8. Bad Da – Gregory Isaacs
9. Black Magic Woman – Dennis Brown
10. Throne of Blood – Prince Jammy
11. Lottery Spin – Zap Pow
12. Star Trek – Vulcans
13. Want Me Cock – Owen & Leon Silveras
14. Free Man – The Ethiopians
15. Man in the Street – Don Drummond
16. Don’t Deal With Folly – Prince Far I
17. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson
18. Stop the Dubbing – Aggrovators
19. Free from Chains – Prince Jazzbo
20. Sensimelia – Barrington Levy
21. Mission Impossible – Roots Radics
22. Golden Chickens
23. Herb Vendor – Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace
24. Babylon Deh Pon Fire – Truth Fact & Correct
25. Shaft – The Chosen Few
26. Sipreano – The Upsetters
27. Girl of My Dreams – Cornell Campbell
28. Rhythm Pleasure – Jerry Lewis
29. Cocaine – Sly & the Revolutionaries
30. Love Life – U-Brown
31. Voice of Jah – Mikey Dread
32. Teacher, Teacher – Dennis Alcapone
33. DJ’s Choice – Dennis Alcapone
34. King Tubby’s Special – King Tubby
35. Reggae Makossa – Brenton Dowe
36. Rougher Version – King Tubby
37. Cool Down Version – King Tubby
38. Space Flight – I-Roy
39. On the Move – Roland Alphonso
40. Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites
41. Popcorn – The Upsetters
42. None Shall Escape Judgement – Johnny Clarke
43. Freedom Style – Trinity
44. Starvation – The Pioneers
45. African People – Jay Boys

An excellent resource for info about these artists & releases is the website Roots Archives. Many of the individual tracks are found on The Trojan Ska Box Set Vol. 1 & 2. Link: www.roots-archives.com