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Colored-Inc. presents Carlton Livingston

Colored-Inc presents Carlton Livingston
Colored-Inc. presents Carlton Livingston
(MP3 Podcast on 2011-02-05

Carlton Livingston is one of the great, sort of lost singers of the early eighties dancehall scene. He's just released a new album, Bridge of Life and it's a killer. Under the production of Grant Phabao, Carlton's smooth style and voice made this album full of both dancehall mashers and lovers tunes. The sound is a cross between Groundation and more traditional 70's reggae from the island. Here's a selection of some of his earlier hits mixed with a few tracks from this new album.

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Tracklisting :
01. Carlton Livingston - Amagideon Time
(from 'Amagideon Style' 12 inch, 198? / Dynamite) youtube
02. Carlton Livingston - Baby Girl
(from 'Rumours' LP, 1984 / Bebo's)
03. Carlton Livingston - Tales Of The Two Cities
(from 'Tale Of Two Cities / Revolutionaries' 7 inch, 1978 / Channel One/HItbound)
04. Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight Of Collie Weed
(from '100 Weight Of Collie Weed / Soundman Clash' 7 inch, 1984 / Kaya) youtube
05. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - The Life Of A Don
(from 'Bridge Of Life' album, 2010 / T.I.M.E.C./Colored-Inc.) info
06. Carlton Livingston - You Make Your Mistake
(from 'Rose-Marie / You Make Your Mistake / Collie Dub' 12 inch, 198? / Black Joy)
07. Carlton Livingston - Throdding Through The Jungle
(from 'Throdding Through The Jungle' album, 1983) info
08. Carlton Livingston - Children On The Mountain Top
(from 'Soweto' album, 1981 / El Bebo)
09. Carlton Livingston - Soundman Clash
(from '100 Weight Of Collie Weed / Soundman Clash' 7 inch, 1984 / Kaya)
10. Carlton Livingston - Rumors
(from 'Rumors' LP, 1984 / Bebo's)
11. Carlton Livingston - Cold Cold Winter
(from 'Cold Cold Winter' 7 inch, 1988 / Grade One)
12. Carlton Livingston - Mr DJ
(from 'Mr. D.J. / Rougher Yet' 7 inch, early 1980s / Grade One)
13. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Running for my Life
(from 'Bridge Of Life' album, 2010 / T.I.M.E.C./Colored-Inc.) info
14. Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Sing Power to the People
(from 'Bridge Of Life' album, 2010 / T.I.M.E.C./Colored-Inc.) info

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Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls ( using a photo by Jean Saint Jean (


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Guillaume Guillaume ·  05 January 2011, 18:39

wicked ! big up Carlton Livingston , truly a great singer & composer !
thanks Paris DJ's crew
peace & respect

JeansaintJean JeansaintJean ·  06 January 2011, 14:04

Badam !!!
Pull Up Selecta !!!

Meatskull Meatskull ·  08 January 2011, 00:35

"Paris DJs are hosting this wicked collection of one of reggae’s best ever voices – Carlton Livingston. Download this if only for the killer cuts 100 Weight Of Collie Weed and Trodding Through The Jungle. The tracks cover almost 30 years in the game, finishing with some new cuts from his 2010 album Bridge Of Life. Wickedness increased."

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