Download: Summer’s End Reggae Mixtape

I hate to say “end of summer,” but it really is almost over. School supplies are being advertised and the only perk is that I won’t die of heat exhaust (even in Oregon) and all the little twerps will be back in school.

I’ve compiled a playlist of all my favorite reggae songs, from the 60’s to the 90’s, originating from Jamaica, Africa and even France.

Reggae is universal, especially for people my age (and older) and one of the most fitting sound of summer besides relentless pop music.

Download: Summer’s End Reggae Mixtape (zipped folder, 121 MB)

Complete tracklist after the jump…

1. Natty King – “Evil Surround Me”
2. Dawn Penn – “Love Takes Over”
3. Inner Circle – “Sweat (A La La La La Long)”
4. Gregory Isaacs – “If You’re Feeling Hot, Will Cool You”
5. Clint Eastwood & General Saint – “Stop That Train”
6. Tanya Stephens – “It’s A Pity”
7. Johnny Clegg – “Love Is Just A Dream”
8. Michael Rose – “Big Ting”
9. Aswad – “Satisfied”
10. Sipho Mabuse – “Burn Out”
11. Toots And The Maytals – “54-46 Was My Number”
12. Lucky Dube – “Taxman”
13. Shawn Elliot – “Shame And Scandal In The Family”
14. Horace Andy – “Do You Love My Music”
15. Don Carlos – “I’m Not Crazy”
16. Kreyol Syndikat – “Roots Ragga”
17. Sugar Minott – “Hard Time Pressure”
18. Eddy Grant – “Gimme Me Hope Joanna”
19. Everton Blender – “Getting Stronger”
20. Johnny Osbourne – “Marijuana Tree”
21. June Lodge – “More Than I Can Say”

[Disclaimer: This CD contains no Bob Marley (too obvious) and no new Cali white boy reggae]

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