setlists

April 16, 2004: Freddie McKay


Freddie McKay. I didn't know much about his music, but I heard a lot of good things about him, so I put a show together focusing on what he did and discovered what the fuss is all about in the meantime.

Freddie got his first big hit, "Love is a Treasure", with Duke Reid at Treasure Isle, while his first album, named after another hit of his "Picture On the Wall", was released by Studio One.

On this show, I start off with a remake of Burning Spear's Creation Rebel produced by Ossie Hibbert (proceeded by the original of course.) Then into his two early hits mentioned above (playing the Coxsone version of "Love is a Treasure", not the Duke Reid version.) Throughout the rest of the show, you hear tracks produced by such diverse figures as Glen Darby, Eddie Wong, Warrick Lyn, Leonard Chin and others. I hope you enjoy this introduction to Freddie McKay.

(Listening back, I realized that "Jah Help the People" is Freddie McGregor, not Freddie McKay... damn.)


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Creation RebelBurning SpearLiveCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieCoxsone Dodd
2Creation RebelFreddie MckayCreationCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieOssie Hibbert
3Creation DubFreddie MckayCreationCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieOssie Hibbert
4Creation RebelJohnny ClarkePut It OnCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieBunny 'Striker' Lee
5Rough Rebel DubKing Tubby & The AggrovatorsFoundation of DubCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieBunny 'Striker' Lee
6Ital PotTappa ZukieM.P.L.A.Creation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieTappa Zukie
7CreationBurning SpearBurning SpearCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieCoxsone Dodd
8CreationDub SpecialistMello DubCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieCoxsone Dodd
9Love Is A TreasureFreddie MckayNice Up the DanceYoung At Heart: SilvertonesCoxsone Dodd
10Picture On The WallFreddie MckayRespect To Studio OnePicture On The Wall: Freddie MckayCoxsone Dodd
11Take My Hands Oh JahFreddie MckayOut of FireTake My Hands Oh Jah: Freddie McKay
12Take My Hands Oh Jah DubFreddie MckayOut of FireTake My Hands Oh Jah: Freddie McKay
13Jah Help the People DubRevolutionariesJah Jah Dreader Than DreadJah Help The People: Freddie McgregorLinval Thompson
14Jah Help the PeopleFreddie MckayJah Jah Dreader Than Dread
15Come We Just A ComeWelton IrieJah Jah Dreader Than DreadJah Help The People: Freddie McgregorLinval Thompson
16Drunken SailorFreddie MckayOut of FireDrunken Sailor: Freddie McKayCoxsone Dodd
17Drunken SailorFreddie MckayOut of FireDrunken Sailor: Freddie McKayCoxsone Dodd
18Drunken Sailor DubFreddie MckayOut of FireDrunken Sailor: Freddie McKay
19Come TogetherFreddie MckayHarsh WordsCome Together: Freddie McKay
20Come TogetherTrinityHarsh WordsCome Together: Freddie McKay
21The War is OverFreddie MckayOut of Firew/ Jah Lloyd
22Pretty LooksFreddie MckayArise Selassie I AriseEnglishman: Barrington Levy
23Pretty Looks VersionNicodemusArise Selassie I AriseEnglishman: Barrington Levy
24EnglishmanBarrington LevyEnglishmanEnglishman: Barrington LevyHenry Junjo Lawes
25It Aint EasyFreddie MckayArise Selassie I AriseIt Aint Easy: Freddie McKay
26It Aint Easy VersionFreddie MckayArise Selassie I AriseIt Aint Easy: Freddie McKay
27If You Must Go DubFreddie MckayOut of FireIf You Must Go: Freddie McKay
28Here I ComeFreddie MckayCreationBreaking Up Is Hard To Do: Alton Ellis / Shame and Pride: Leroy Smart / Mighty DiamondsOssie Hibbert
29Six Million Dollar VersionKing Tubby & The AggrovatorsDub Like DirtBreaking Up Is Hard To Do: Alton Ellis / Shame and Pride: Leroy Smart / Mighty DiamondsBunny 'Striker' Lee
30Pride and Joy RockBig YouthA Reggae CollectionBend Your Back: Barrington LevyHenry Junjo Lawes
31Wont Get AwayFreddie MckayRoots Renaissance Vol.2
32Wont Get Away DubFreddie MckayRoots Renaissance Vol.2
33If I Should Dream My Life OverFreddie MckayA Lonely ManWarwick Lyn & Neville Hinds
34Lonely ManFreddie MckayLonely ManLonely Man: Freddie McKayWarwick Lyn & Neville Hinds
35Lonely ManFreddie MckayLonely ManWhen You Are Smiling: Freddie McKayWarwick Lyn & Neville Hinds
36A MessageFreddie MckayOut of FireA Message: Freddie MckayLinval Thompson
37PerhapsFreddie MckayHistoryLee Perry
38Cool Down Your TemperFreddie MckayHarsh WordsCool Down Your Temper: Freddie McKay
39Cool Down Your Temper VersionFreddie MckayHarsh WordsCool Down Your Temper: Freddie McKay
40Caught You Red HandedFreddie MckayHarsh WordsCaught You Red Handed: Freddie McKay
41Caught You Red Handed VersionFreddie MckayHarsh WordsCaught You Red Handed: Freddie McKay
42Im A Free ManFreddie MckayHarsh WordsI'm A Free Man: Freddie Mckay