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December 8, 2006: Max Romeo


As I've been working through my collection preparing for some shows focusing on Lee Perry, I came across the sounds of Mr. Max Romeo. He got his start back in the day working with the vocal group called the Emotions and later went solo. In his early days, he worked with Ken Lack of the Caltone label, then on to Bunny Lee, Niney and Lee Perry. His tune Wet Dream for Bunny brought him to worldwide acclaim, and after some change of perspective he hit it big again with Rasta influneced work done for Lee Perry.

For this session, I figured I'd open up some of his beautiful work for all of you to hear. I start off with some top tunes from his days with Lee Perry, including my own little remix of "Smokey Room," then on to his big tunes "Chase The Devil" and "One Step Forward." His tune "Valley of Jehosaphat" is definitely one of my favorites, primarily due to the dread horns.



SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Smokey RoomMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonSmokey Room: Max RomeoLee Perry
3Chase The DevilMax RomeoArkology Reel 1 Dub OrganiserChase The Devil: Max RomeoLee Perry
4Croaking LizardUpsettersSuper ApeChase The Devil: Max RomeoLee Perry
5Disco DevilLee Perry & The Full ExperienceDisco DevilChase The Devil: Max RomeoLee Perry
6LuciferJayteesThe Black AlbumChase The Devil: Max Romeo
7One Step ForwardMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonOne Step Forward: Max RomeoLee Perry
8One Step DubUpsettersArkology Reel 1 Dub OrganiserOne Step Forward: Max RomeoLee Perry
9Ital CornerPrince JazzboItal CornerOne Step Forward: Max RomeoLee Perry
10Valley Of Jehosaphat / VersionMax RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77Valley Of Jehosaphat: Max Romeo
11JehosaphatClive HuntSatta I .Valley of Jehosaphat: Max RomeoClive Hunt
12Macabee VersionMax RomeoPray For MeMacabee Version: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
13Music BookMax RomeoWet DreamMacabee Version: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
14My DickieMax RomeoWet DreamMacabee Version: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
15Words Of WisdomMax RomeoTrojan Nyahbinghi Box SetMacabee Version: Max Romeo
16The Harp SoundObserversItal Observer StyleWipe Away: NineyNiney
17Wipe AwayObserversItal Observer StyleWipe Away: NineyNiney
18The Coming Of JahMax Romeo & NineyPray For MeThe Coming Of Jah: Max Romeo & NineyNiney
19Blood Of The ProphetsMax RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77Blood Of The Prophets: Max Romeo
20Norman (Domino Mix)Max Romeo & Jah LionTurn And FireNorman: Max Romeo
21Jordan RiverMax Romeo & Glen AdamsGG's Hit Stable Vol. 1Jordan River: Max Romeo & Glen Adams / Guidance: Sugar Minott / King of Kings: Dennis AlcaponeAlvin Ranglin
22King Of KingsDennis AlcaponeFrom Chapter To VersionJordan River: Max Romeo & Glen Adams / Guidance: Sugar Minott / King of Kings: Dennis AlcaponeAlvin Ranglin
23GuidanceSugar MinottShowcase [Sugar Minott]Jordan River: Max Romeo & Glen Adams / Guidance: Sugar Minott / King of Kings: Dennis AlcaponeCoxsone Dodd
24Guidance DubSugar MinottShowcase [Sugar Minott]Jordan River: Max Romeo & Glen Adams / Guidance: Sugar Minott / King of Kings: Dennis AlcaponeCoxsone Dodd
25A Quarter Pound Of I'censeMax RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77A Quarter Pound Of I'cense: Max Romeo
26Chi Chi BudMax RomeoWet DreamChi Chi Bud: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
27Chi Chi Bud VersionMax RomeoWet DreamChi Chi Bud: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
28Let The Power Fall On IMax RomeoWet DreamLet The Power Fall On I: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
29Wet Dream (Extended Version)Max RomeoThe Many Moods Of Max RomeoWet Dream: Max Romeo
30Day DreamMax RomeoWet DreamWet Dream: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
31Wet VisionU RoyKeep Coming Through The DoorWet Dream: Max Romeo
32Wet Dream Inst.Glen AdamsThe Bunny 'Striker' Lee StoryWet Dream: Max RomeoBunny 'Striker' Lee
33Public Enemy Number OneMax RomeoI Am The UpsetterPublic Enemy Number One: Max RomeoLee Perry
34Aily And AilalooMax Romeo & NineyBlood and FireAily And Ailaloo: Max Romeo & NineyNiney
35Neardman FeastMax RomeoBlood and FireAily And Ailaloo: Max Romeo & NineyNiney
36ReggaematicNiney The ObserverBlood and FireAily And Ailaloo: Max Romeo & NineyNiney
37Revelation Time / Hammer And SicMax RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77Revelation Time: Max Romeo
38Rasta BandwagonMax RomeoBlood and FireRasta Bandwagon: Max RomeoNiney
39When Jah SpeakLee PerryTruth & Rights Observer StyleRasta Bandwagon: Max RomeoNiney
40Tan And SeeMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonTan And See: Max RomeoLee Perry
41Dub Revolution (Pt. 1)Lee Perry & The UpsettersArkology Reel 1 Dub OrganiserTan And See: Max RomeoLee Perry
42I Am The ConquerorDennis BrownMoney In My Pocket [Anthology]Conqueror: Dennis BrownNiney
43Youth ManDennis BrownDennis Brown In DubConqueror: Dennis BrownNiney
44I Man An AfricanSons Of SelassieBring The CouchieConqueror: Dennis BrownNiney
45Open The Iron Gate Parts 1&2Max RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77Open The Iron Gate: Max Romeo
46Beat Down BabylonJunior BylesBeat Down BabylonBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
47Ring Of FireUpsettersGive Me PowerBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
48Babylose BurningMax Romeo & Niney & Lee PerryI Am The UpsetterBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
49Freedom FighterBunny & RickyVersion Like RainBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
50Freedom VersionUpsettersWords Of My Mouth Vol. 3 Live As OneBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
51Informer ManJunior BylesCurly LocksBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
52Outformer VersionUpsettersVersion Like RainBeat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
53Alpha & OmegaDennis AlcaponeComplete UK Singles Vol. 4 #1Beat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
54Tribal WarU Roy JuniorThe Hudson AffairBeat Down Babylon: Junior Byles
55Bet You Don't KnowChenley Duffus & The Soul AvengersComplete UK Singles Vol. 4 #1Beat Down Babylon: Junior BylesLee Perry
56Beat Down BabylonFreddie McGregorStudio One Archives Vol. 03Beat Down Babylon: Junior BylesCoxsone Dodd
57Right On RastaCedric Im Brooks & Count OssieStudio One Archives Vol. 03Beat Down Babylon: Junior BylesCoxsone Dodd
58Clap ClapMax RomeoDancehall 69Clap Clap: Max Romeo
59War Ina BabylonMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
60Black VestUpsettersSuper ApeWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
61Fire Fe The VaticanMax RomeoI Am The UpsetterWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
62LeggoJah LloydKiss Me NeckWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
63Dub In PeaceUpsettersKiss Me NeckWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
64Stop War In A BabylonJames BrownKiss Me NeckWar Inna Babylon: Max RomeoLee Perry
65Revelation DubUpsettersArkology Reel 1 Dub OrganiserRastaman Train: Raphael Green & Dr. AlimantadoLee Perry
66Warning Warning / VersionMax RomeoOpen The Iron Gate 1973-77Warning Warning: Max Romeo
67Stealing In The Name Of JahMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonStealing In The Name Of Jah: Max RomeoLee Perry
68Smile Out A StyleMax RomeoWar Inna BabylonSmile Out A Style: Max RomeoLee Perry