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Caribbean Trip – El Ritmo
June 19, 2013, 11:31 am
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Its Tuesday night – time for your global hi fi journey…

Ths week take a trip to the Caribbean with guest host John Safari Naughton from one of our favourite record buying haunts Safari’s Record Shack – he’s the man with the with the vintage vinyl!!!

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Mighty Sparrow – Congo Man

Lord Kitchener – Limbo

Blind Blake – Love Alone

Jazz Ja – Calypso Jazz

The Wailers – Shame and Scandal

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Sell The Pussy

Lord Creator – Big Bamboo

The Mighty Fire Steel Band – A Hard Days Night

Admirals Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Band – Time Is Tight

Fabulous Five Inc – Shaving Cream

Sparrow and his Troubadors – My Son Cha

The Revolution of St Vincent – The Little You Say

Rupert and the Rolling Coins – Are You Ready

Lynn Tait – Stepping Up

Hopeton Lewis – Funky Kingston

BBKS Expedition – For The Love of Money

Lee Arab and Sound Dimension – Now

Prince Moonie – See A Man’s Face

Marcia Griffiths – Women A Come

Ella Andell and King Shorty – Hello Africa

Poser – Kaya  Grass

Boogsie – Celebration

Boogsie – Boogie Kanso

Kalyan – Disco Reggae

Taboo Combo – Lets Do The Groove

The Desperadoes – Dont Leave Me THis Way

Beckett – Coming Higher

Lord Shorty – Drum Spirits

Rootsman – Funking Radio Station

Derrick Cara and Trinity – Dont Stop Till You Get Enough

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El Ritmo – Calypso ‘Safari’
February 8, 2013, 9:49 am
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Life at RTRFM is wonderful and tropical as Claude relaxes with special guest John Safari’s Record Shack Naughton who lays down the whole show on his only night off ahead of the big opening. Its fantastic – the man is a genius and you are going to love these sounds – lots of exclusives and vintage vinyl rarities – Claude had to work hard to persuade Mr Safari to let us keep a little playlist as a souvenir.. it’s one of El Ritmo’s best ever Tuesday night parties…










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Big Bamboo – Lord Creator

No More Vodka – King Arrow

Jerk – Mighty Sparrow

Spanish Calypso – The Lion

Oye Come Va – Admiral’s Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra

Hip Hug Her – Roland Alphonso

Woman of the Ghetto – Phillis Dillon

Be Thankful – Donovan Carless

War – Generation Gap

Shaft – Big Youth / Prince Buster All Stars

Leonide – Les NSB and Jacques Phillippe

Viva La Soul – Legendary

Soul Revival – Zap Pow

Dat Soca Boat – Mighty Shadow

Yoga Styling – Phase 2 Presents Boogsie

Cissy Strut – Pete Eye Trio

Dont Leave Me This Way – Desperadoes – we love Philly Calypos

Carnival Madness – Mighty Explaires

Shake Yuh Bam Bam – The Mighty Swallow

Sweet Music – Kalyan

Time is Tight – ATCSO

Bongo Night – Roy Alton

Kaya Grass – Poser

Dance and Shake Your Tambourise – Sly and Robbie

Bird in Hand – Lee Scratch Perry and The Upsetters

IMO – Black Truth Ryhthm Band

Peace and Coke – The Black Knights

Heaven and Hell is on Earth – 20th Century Steel Band

For The Love of Money  – BBKs Expedition…. too funky

Funky Like a Train – The Equals

Gimme Some More – Sound Studio Band

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… and don’t forget …

Check out Safari’s Record Shack in Arcade 189  at 189 William Street

Check out the amazing London Is The Place For Me – Volumes 1 – 6 at Honest Jons Records

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