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15 Years Of Jam Jah : Crucial Selections

15 Years of Jam Jah : Crucial Selections

Preparations for celebrating 15 years of Jam Jah inna Moseley are underway as many of the longtime Monday goers highlight some of the crucial selections they associate with the Monday sessions over the last decade and a half. On the facebook post put up by Jam Jah’s Robin Giorno there’s no surprises from Monday regular, Fran who’s first post was her frequent request of “Can’t Satisfy Her” from I Wayne, we are presuming she means the Bangers Are Mashed mashup with local legends Overproof Soundsystem since that’s the cut that has regularly blessed the Jam Jah dancefloor since it’s release.

Nice to see a version on the Madhouses “Stage Show” riddim being selected from longer than longtime Monday skanker, Luke Trainer who has picked out Assassin’s “Good over Evil” as a Jam Jah classic. Stevie Young from Young Culture Collective has pulled out a few Jam Jah anthems such as 70’s tune “Everyday is a holiday” from Ruddy Thomas and Trinity making it clear this is a subject he feels strongly about as well as spotlighting Anthony B amongst others. In fact he’s not alone there as Selma Wilcox and LuLu both pinpoint his “Police” track as Jam Jah highlight, it’s not my place to comment on the reasons why. Also from the Young Culture Crew Dunkan McConnell has highlighted the European productions often promoted by Jam Jah over the years in choosing “Jackpot Girl” by German band Seeed and Flo from the popular South Birmingham “Go with Flo” cites “I killed the Devil last night” by Winston Francis as memorable highlight.

Original Jam Jah selector Keir Williams goes for probably the very first song he played at Jam Jah in the second week of its 15 years “96 degree’s in the shade” by Third World and possibly played every other time after that !! Everyone seems to agree that “Can’t be my Lover” by John Legend and Buju Banton is associated with Jam Jah sound as does this writer and I would add “Cradle Robber” from General Degree tunes that have been strategically played to keep certain visitors in check over the years haha !!!

Our plan is to put a 15 years mixtape together including probably all of these tracks and more and no doubt you can shock out to them on our special 2 0’clock session at the dark horse on Monday 14th November and as well on the Massive Weekend Celebration on Friday 18th November at the Hare and Hounds.

Don’t forget you can get a 5 pounds guest list for this event if you email us at jamjah@friendlyfiremusic.com

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