Monday, 22 December 2014

Strictly Christmas 2014

A Ram-Pa-Pam-Pam !

Once Again - It's Strictly Christmas !!!

Some of you may well have noticed by now that the Strictly Biz crew usually be dropping gifts down your chimneys around about this time of year.
This is true.
And even though Old Father Flair has heard that a few (or most) of you have been bad boys & girls.
But this is the world of boom baps where bad means good.
So, rather than spending days trying to decide how that would work, I think it's probably best to just let you all in on the Christmas cheer.
Then, those of you who feel undeserving of the merriment, due to your terrible doings in 2014, can do the right thing & delete these joints the instant you access them, then listen to Coldplay until you turn into a puddle.

OK, now we can proceed with the festivities.

Here at the Strictly Business HQ we are all about the love.
But we know that it's pretty rare for us to deal with the smoother moments in life.

We like shit hard.

Hard beats - hard rhymes - HardNoise - hard boiled - hard nips - hard to earn - e.t.c...

But we can't all be mean mugging & thugging 24/7 can we now.

This is the time to spread love & spend time with the people you want to be with.
So, even though we all love those classic festive joints from previous volumes of Strictly Christmas, a sense of occasion is rather necessary.
As soon as Christmas eve hits & all the hectic bullshit is done & dusted, crack open the special shit & smooth the fuck out to this year's seasonal selection.

The first part is crammed with legendary voices making all those songs that fuck with our heads all December sound nice again.
The second part is another seasonal reggae selection with some lovely spins on those festive standards.
Once again, the point of these particular selections is to offer an antidote to Christmas music.

As I type this, there is yet another clips show on TV filled with nobcockles yakking on about fucking Fairytale Of New York again.
I'm not dissing that track, it's cool & stuff.

But is it as good as James Brown's "Soulful Christmas" ???

Is it fuck.

So there ain't no Slade or Shakey here, this selection is fresher than a Fanny Craddock trifle.

Well, in all fairness, most things are fresher than a Fanny Craddock trifle.
Fanny's trifles are good for up to three weeks or more.

What ?

Three weeks ??

A trifle ???

That really can't be good for your eyebrows !

Oh dear, Flair's gone off on one again.
Nobody knows what the fuck i'm talking about.
Should probably get to the music then.

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Christmas 2014 pt1

Booker T & The MGs - Jingle Bells
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
Charles Bradley - Everyday Is Christmas (When I'm Lovin' You)
Diplomats Of Solid Sound feat The Diplomettes - Let It Snow
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Freddie King - I Hear Jingle Bells
Honey & The Bees - Jing Jing A Ling
Ike & Tina Turner - Merry Christmas Baby
Isaac Hayes - Mistletoe & Me
JD McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System - Xmas Done Got Funky
Jimmy McGriff - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town/White Christmas
Jimmy Reed - Christmas Present Blues
Lou Rawls - Little Drummer Boy
Marvin Gaye - I Want To Come Home For Christmas
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby
Solomon Burke - Presents For Christmas
Sound On Sound Productions - Season's Greetings
Stevie Wonder - That's What Christmas Means To Me
The Emotions - Black Christmas
The Gems feat Minnie Ripperton - Love For Christmas
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
The Ohio Players - Happy Holidays pts 1 & 2
The Olympic Cyclone Band - Jingle Bells
The Rotary Connection - Christmas Child
The Salem Travelers - Letter For Christmas
The Temptations - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Wild Honey - Angel's Christmas
William Bell - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
Zebra - Christmas Morning

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Christmas 2014 pt2

Alton Ellis & The Flames - Praise Jah It's Christmas
Anthony Selassie - Rub A Dub Christmas
Assassin - Christmas Is Here
Barrington Levy - One Christmas Day
Bounty Killer - Falling Angel
Brent Dowe - Christmas In Jamaica
Cutty Ranks - Cutty's Christmas Time
Delroy Melody - Christmas Time
Elephant Man - Bad Man Christmas
General Trees - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Hortense Ellis - Santa Is Black
Iron Phoenix - Natty Dread Christmas
Jacob Miller & Ray I - All I Want For Ismas
John Holt - Winter World Of Love
Johnny Clarke - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Johnny Osbourne - Christmas Stylee
King Kong - Nice Christmas
King Stitt - Christmas Tree
Kulcha Knox - Ho Ho Ho (Never Step A Foot Inna Me Yard)
Little John & Tristan Palmer - It's Christmas Time/Oh Holy Night
Mikey Jarrett - Santa Claus Is Black
Nitty Gritty - We Three Kings
Phillip Fraser - The Lord Will Provide
Ranking Ringo - Never Forget Christmas
Red Fox - Christmas Fever
Robert Ffrench - Have A Merry Christmas
Steve Golding - Strictly Rockers Christmas
The Silvertones - Real Christmas Rock
Trinity - Santa Claus Comes Once A Year
Tyrone Evans - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Password - defandstupid

Cool ?
Cool !

While you were reading that I ate 87 mince pies & I feel much better now.
So before I hit the sleigh I should probably point out that the previous volumes of Strictly Christmas are once again back in business, you know we bring the cheer, ya hear.
So, if you missed those, you can find them here-> ho ho ho.

OK, now you are all good, I need to get my shit sorted, so love to all, keep peeping these pages, some proper tasty treaters coming in 2014.....
And to all those out there who have contacted us regarding previous posts, everything will be back online early next year, keep it locked right here. Strictly Business.

Peace to Chestwigz, Repo & Waxer, Uncle Mic Nitro, King Tut, Myk Apache, Captain Black, Mutt & Shrunkeneye, SupaBadBenz, George Gweilo & Kimberly Drummond (not their birth names), Tyni & Black Belt, & the Strictly Business family.

And on a final note, for those we lost in 2014, we love you & we will never forget you.


"All I Want For Christmas Is The Collie Herb"

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Strictly Rub A Dub

Yeah yeah, I know. I'm shit. Sorry.
Strictly Business has been very much on the DL in 2014, & it's pretty much down to your boy Flair getting distracted by various stuff & thangs.
I would say that I was letting the side down, but I think it's fair to say that the entire crew have been rather lacking in productivity, so Flair is the most active member by default.
We have got a lot of goodies in the pipeline, but I know that doesn't mean much to you impatient interwebbers.
So, rather than wasting everybody's time babbling on about what we haven't done, we're gonna babble on about something that actually exists.
Strictly Rub A Dub.

What do you all fiend for around this time of year ?
Turkey ?  Nah, we get dry birds all year round.
Egg Nog ?  Well, we luh the nog, but baint no egg in it.
Cranberries ?  You are a cranberry.
£15 new release DVD that will be 20p in Cash Converters next month.  Obviously not.
Reggae ?  Fuck yes.
Cool, we got there in the end.

Is that strictly traditional I hear you ask ???
Well, that kinda depends on a number of things that I am not prepared to go into at the moment.
So, let's just say yes !
Reggae is an important yuletide tradition, & Flair for one is not gonna fuck with that.
Most other traditions can lick the balls, but reggae at Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving, so Strictly Biz is here to save the day.
I should probably state that none of the included tracks have anything to do with Christmas, been there, fucked that.
What we are bringing the cheer with is just pure musical niceness, however, if any of you out there haven't been nice boys & girls then you are strictly forbidden to even read any further.
Go away you nasty little buggers.

OK, now we just have the well behaved with us I feel I can continue.
Reggae oh reggae, a much misunderstood creature.
I know a lot of heads out there aren't really feeling the jamaican vibes, but just how deep are you prepared to dig ???
If I had never heard hip hop before, & some bod played me some Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye, e.t.c. Then I would have the opinion that hip hop was the most horrendous form of torture imaginable.
But then again, I don't recognise that pop rap shit as hip hop anyway, but you get the jist.
As with all musical forms, you have to dig through the massive piles of shit to find the gems.
And it's only the proper diggers that are prepared to get shitty fingers.
So once again, peoples champions that we are, the Strictly Biz crew have done did the dirty work for you. What we have here are some of the illest reggae joints known to mankind, ranging from around the mid '70s to the mid '80s, selected by Flair, with a bit of help from my boy Friendly.
Mostly DeeJay tracks, cos that's my shit, but there are a few killer singers in there too.
Dope lyrics all the way, some classic riddims, a bit of digi, plus a few samples along the way that the hippety hoppers might recognise.

No time for one of Flair's (pffftt) entertaining write ups this time around, i'm currently typing this under a bridge using a local pub's wi-fi, due to my house being full of vinyl & cats.
It's cool though, i've put a bit of tinsel up down here.
I've got more important things to do anyway, like watching every episode of Patrick's Pantry.
So whilst I do just that, you lot can have a look at this here list...

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Rub A Dub pt1

Arena - Knatt Up Them Head
Big Joe - Smoke Marijuana
Brigadier Jerry - Strictly Rub A Dub
Captain Sinbad - Electric Boogie
Charlie Chaplin - Naw Leave Me Chalwa
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - What About Right Oink
Dignitary Stylish - Jah Send Me Come
Early B - DJ Pattern
Jah Batta - Informa Watch It
Jah Woosh - Lick Him In The Dustbin
Johnny Ringo - Sensimelia
Junior Parker - Taxman
Lee Van Cleef - Dread At The Controls
Lone Ranger - Walk Man Connection
Massive Dread - Right Time Come
Michael Palmer - Smoke The Weed aka Don't Smoke The Seed
Papa Finnigan & Jr Ranking - Step Ina Dance
Papa Michigan & General Smiley - Ghetto Man
Papa Tullo - Lightnin Frizz & Thunder Kick
Peter Ranking & General Lucky - Give We Dis
Prince Mohammed - Some Like It Hot
Purpleman - Sandra Lee Buy A Big House For Me
Ranking Joe - All Over The World
Ranking Toyan - Toyan On The Go
Rexton Gordon aka Co Pilot aka Shabba Ranks - Heat Under Sufferers Feet
Sassafrass - Yorkshire Ripper
Super Cat - Vine Yard Party
Tonto Irie - General A General
U Brown - Party In Full Swing
Welton Irie - Me Neat Me Sweet

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Rub A Dub pt2

Asher Senator - Jah Me Right
Bingy Bunny - Me & Jane
Burro Banton - Better Than The Rest
Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight Of Collie Weed
Chicken Chest - Ragamuffin Selector
Daddy Freddy - Lyric Champion
Don Carlos - Lazer Beam
Flick Wilson & The Roots Radics Band - Slave Master
Jah Thomas - Friday Night Jambaree
John Wayne - Murder Style
Josey Wales - Stalk Of Sensimillia
Karl Matthews - Kat Slater
Leo Graham - Three Blind Mice
Louie Lepkie - Return Of The Champion
Mellow Yellow & Young Ranks - Back Off
Nicodemus - Five A Dem Trax aka Shaolin Plot
Papa Keeble aka Nicodemus Jr - Feeling Happy
Papa San - Concept
Peter Metro - Ribibibung Skens
Prince Jazzbo - Croaking Lizard
Puddy Roots - You Think I Wouldn't Hold You
Ranking Dread - Jean Green
Ranking Superstar aka Ranking Trevor - Red & Dread
Rappa Robert - Disaster
Roy Ranking & Raymond Naptali - Hip Rub
Sugar Minott - International Herb
Tipper Lee & Johnny Slaughter - Warn Them
Trinity - Mini Skirt
Wayne Smith - E20
Yellowman - Wreck A Pum Pum

Password - defandstupid

As I previously stated, can't say stuff - gotta do stuff.
However, I would like to just say one thing about Charlie Chaplin's chalice though.
It took him a whole day to light it !
Holy fucking molehills, how much was in it Charlie ?
How long did it keep blazing for when you eventually got it sparked ??
Did you just have a dodgy lighter ???
Answers on a postcard to the usual address Mr Chaplin (if that is your real name).

Oh yeah, one more thing. Lone Ranger is quite possibly the greatest person to ever touch a mic.
That is all.
Ahh, but is it ?!?
Naaah son, we're not quite done yet, a little something something else will happen before the 25th.
Then next year, the large Puzzle Fighter gems will be rocking !

So, on that bombshell, i'm outta here like Diamond D when he rocked that Flaming Ember shit.
Peace to Benz, keep those SupaBadSounds rolling my man.

"Him Have Him Weak Spot Inna Him Diamond Socks"