Rinsing Randy’s Rarities At The Radio Lily Launch January 28, 2012

The very first night Radio Lily began broadcasting the people’s music from Miss Lily’s Variety at the corner of Houston and Sullivan Streets in New York City, we had to come with something special. So we sent for the inimitable Mr. Clive Chin of Randy’s Records fame. The same one who designed the Impact! records logo. He showed up on a cold January night with a dapper tweed jacket and a briefcase full of dubplates and 45s. He promised to play one hour of “pure scorcher” but he ended up staying for 2 and a half hours, flinging down selections that ran the gamut from ska to rock steady to roots, rock, reggae, dubwise and otherwise. We’re talking rare and unreleased cuts from the likes of the Skatalites, Randy’s All-Stars, The Wailers Band, and Al & The Vibrators not to mention Delroy Wilson, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Errol Dunkley, I-Roy, Augustus Pablo, The Heptones and so much more. (He even previewed some new rock steady songs sung in Cantonese that he recorded during a recent trip to China.) As amazing as all these tunes are, perhaps even more incredible is the fact that Clive barely even scratched the surface of his musical treasures before packing up that briefcase and stepping out into the night. That’s why the man has an open invitation to pass through Miss Lily’s and nice up the place any time he feels like it. So check out Clive Chin at the controls alongside the one Max Glazer plus a few interview interludes courtesy of yours truly, Rob Kenner. Let it go…

Clive Chin’s Pure Scorcher Mix

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