setlists

August 15, 2008: Bob Andy


Bob Andy was born as Keith Anderson in 1944. He got his start in the music business as a founding member of the Paragons. Also in the group was John Holt, and after a fall out, John Holt went on to Treasure Isle and Bob Andy stuck with Studio One. B ob Andy primarily made his name as a songwriter, but also recorded at Studio One. In 1969, he headed to Federal for a period and also recorded with Rupie Edwards while making occasional trips back to record with Coxsone Dodd. Subsequently, he hooked up with Harry J, who had him record the Nina Simone remake "Young Gifted and Black" with Marcia Griffiths and Norris Weir. This led to further work with Marica Griffiths and producer Harry J. In 1974, Marcia moved on to join the I-Threes who backed Bob Marley and the Wailers and Bob Andy went back to being a solo artist. After a break from the music industry, he hooked up with Sonia Pottinger for the album "Lots of Love and I".

For this show, I start out with one of the most crucial Bob Andy created tunes, "Unchained" with the original Studio One version, the remake from Channel One, and other takes from Winston McAnuff and Don Carlos with producer Niney. Then on to another tune from the Brentford Road days, "My Time" and its Niney produced remake with Dennis Brown and Big Youth on vocals, followed by the Augustus Clarke take on the tune. After that, my favorite Bob Andy & Sonia Pottinger collaboration "The Ghetto Stays On The Mind". Following this, more Dodd produced material, "Always Together" with Marcia Griffiths, "Desperate Lover", "Going Home" with its Gussie produced remakes, "Feeling Soul", " I've Got To Go Back Home" and "Too Experienced". After this run, we get into cuts, including the Stud io One answer from the Heptones, a Prince Buster version and a Lee Perry remake.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2UnchainedBob AndySongbookUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
3Congo CallDub SpecialistBetter DubUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownCoxsone Dodd
4Unchain MeBob AndyLots of Love and IUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownBob Andy & Sonia Pottinger
5Mauser 9 Mm AutoRevolutionariesRevival Dub Roots NowUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis Brown
6RagnampizaDillingerBionic DreadUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownJoseph Hoo Kim
7Ragnampaiza VersionRevolutionariesMaxfield Avenue BreakdownUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownJoseph Hoo Kim
8UnchainedWinston McAnuffWhat The Man a Deal With [aka One Love]Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownTommy Cowan
9Unchained DubWinston McAnuffWhat The Man a Deal With [aka One Love]Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownTommy Cowan
10Mr. SunDon CarlosIntroducing Niney The ObserverUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownNiney
11Time VersionObserversJah Love RockersUnchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis BrownNiney
12No Time To WastePapa BruceArc Angel Killer Shots Vol 04Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis Brown
13Set Me FreeLenky RoyPapa Daves Killer 12 Inch Singles Vol 12Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis Brown
14Set Me Free DubLenky RoyPapa Daves Killer 12 Inch Singles Vol 12Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis Brown
15Set Me Free VersionJah MallaPapa Daves Killer 12 Inch Singles Vol 12Unchained: Bob Andy / Easy Take It Easy: Dennis Brown
16My TimeBob AndySongbookMy Time: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
17My Time (I Deserve)Bob AndyLots of Love and IMy Time: Bob AndyBob Andy & Sonia Pottinger
18Rockers TimeAugustus ClarkeBlack Foundation DubMy Time: Bob AndyAugustus Clarke
19My TimeDennis BrownMoney In My Pocket [Anthology]My Time: Bob AndyNiney
20Head LineThe ObserversSledgehammer Dub: In The Streets Of JamaicaMy Time: Bob AndyNiney
21My Time Version Observer StyleObserversTrojan Dub Rarities Box SetMy Time: Bob AndyNiney
226 Dead 19 Gone A JailBig YouthMicrophone Attack 1974-78My Time: Bob AndyNiney
23My TimeGregory IsaacsCool Ruler: The Definitive CollectionMy Time: Bob AndyAugustus Clarke
24Rockers TimeAugustus ClarkeBlack Foundation DubMy Time: Bob AndyAugustus Clarke
25Poor GloryRanking DreadKunta Kinte RootsMy Time: Bob Andy
26Natty Universal DreadBig YouthNatty Universal DreadMy Time: Bob Andy
27My TimeBig YouthThe Chanting Dread Inna Fine StyleMy Time: Bob Andy
28No MercyObserversDennis Brown In DubMy Time: Bob AndyNiney
29HeadlineObserversTrojan Dub Rarities Box SetMy Time: Bob AndyNiney
30Ghetto Stays In The MindBob AndyLots of Love and IGhetto Stays On the Mind: Bob AndySonia Pottinger
31Downtown RockRevolutionairesDub Over Dub: 27 Track Dub ExtravaganzaGhetto Stays On the Mind: Bob AndySonia Pottinger
32Always TogetherBob Andy & Marcia GriffithsBest of Studio One Vol 2: Full Up: More Hits From Studio OneAlways Together: Bob & MarciaCoxsone Dodd
33Always Together Version (Part 2)Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsStudio One Discomixes Vol. 03Always Together: Bob & MarciaCoxsone Dodd
34I Believe In YesterdayTyrone TaylorStudio One Archives Vol. 03Always Together Aka Really Together: Marcia Griffiths & Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
35Yesterday VersionSound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 03Always Together Aka Really Together: Marcia Griffiths & Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
36Desperate LoverBob AndyBest of Studio One Vol 2: Full Up: More Hits From Studio OneDesperate Lover: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
37Desperate Lover Version (Part 1)Bob AndyStudio One Discomixes Vol. 02Desperate Lover: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
38Desperate Lover Version (Part 2)Bob AndyStudio One Discomixes Vol. 02Desperate Lover: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
39Music Like DirtLyricsCollectors Edition: Rare Reggae From The Vaults Of Studio OneDesperate Lover: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
40Desperate LoverBob AndyRetrospectiveDesperate Lover: Bob Andy
41Going HomeBob AndySongbookGoing Home: Bob Andy / Live Loving: Sugar MinottCoxsone Dodd
42Live LovingSugar MinottLive LovingGoing Home: Bob Andy / Live Loving: Sugar MinottCoxsone Dodd
43Going HomeJackie ParisReverend 12 Inch Singles Vol. 2Going Home: Bob Andy / Live Loving: Sugar Minott
44Leaving Out Of BabyRanking DreadKunta Kinte RootsGoing Home: Bob AndyLinval Thompson
45Late ArrivalAugustus ClarkeBlack Foundation DubGoing Home: Bob Andy / Live Loving: Sugar MinottAugustus Clarke
46Black StarlinerTrinityShowcaseGoing Home: Bob Andy / Live Loving: Sugar MinottAugustus Clarke
47Going HomeAggrovatorsThird World Disco Vol. 3Going Home: Bob Andy / Live
48Feeling SoulBob AndySongbookFeeling Soul: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
49Feeling The Soul Pt. 2Sound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 02Feeling Soul: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
50Feeling SoulRuddy ThomasSpotlight On Reggae Vol 2Feeling Soul: Bob AndyJoe Gibbs
51I've Got To Go Back HomeBob AndySongbookI've Got To Go Back Home: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
52I've Got To Go Back Home Version (Part 1)Sound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 12I've Got To Go Back Home: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
53We Got To Forward HomeHorace AndyA Place Called Africa (Songs Of The Lost Tribe)I've Got To Go Back Home: Bob Andy
54Too ExperienceBob AndySongbookToo Experienced: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
55Jungle DubDub SpecialistJuk's Incorporation Pt. 1Too Experienced: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
56Too ExperiencedWinston FrancisMr Fix ItToo Experienced: Bob AndyCoxsone Dodd
57Ain't Nothing Like The Real ThMarvels & Rico Rodriguez & & TheAnthologyAin't Nothing Like The Real Thing: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
58Ain't Nothing Like The Real The ThingBob AndyFire BurningAin't Nothing Like The Real Thing: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
59Lean On MeBill GentlesJust As I Am / Still BillLean On Me: Bill Withers
60Lean On MeMarcia Griffiths & Bob AndySweet MemoriesLean On Me: Bill Withers
61Lean On MeBB SeatonTrojan Soulful Reggae Box SetLean On Me: Bill Withers
62Fe Me VersionI RoyStalk Of Shots Vol.2Lean On Me: Bill Withers
63Fe Yu VersionBongo HermanStalk Of Shots Vol.2Lean On Me: Bill Withers
64Young, Gifted And Black( JamaiBob Andy & Marcia GriffithsTrojan Duet Box SetYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths
65Young, Gifted And BlackHarry J All StarsLiquidatorYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths
66Young, Gifted And BlackHeptonesSea of LoveYoung Gifted and Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsCoxsone Dodd
67Young, Gifted And Black VersionSound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 20Young Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsCoxsone Dodd
68Young, Gifted And BlackGayladsOver The Rainbow's EndYoung Gifted and Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths
69Young Gifted and BlackDenzil DennisEscort 7 Inch 45sYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths
70Young Gifted and BlackPrince BusterSister Big StuffYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsPrince Buster
71Young, Gifted And BlackMighty DiamondsHeads Of GovernmentYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths
72Young, Gifted And BrokeFull ExperienceAura Meets Lee Perry At Black ArkYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsLee Perry
73To Be Young, Gifted And BlackDonna HindsEverything Is EverythingYoung Gifted And Black: Nina Simone / Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths