Talawa | Christian D Harrad's Uploads Last Christian D Harrad's uploads https://talawa.fr/images/logo_mail.png Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:44:26 +0100 Samira, Tibal & Victa https://talawa.fr/feed/atom/profile/Christian+D+Harrad Talawa <![CDATA[Learn Fe Drive (biddi biddi bing bing , an ting) - Flookie]]> https://talawa.fr/media/learn-fe-drive-biddi-biddi-bing-bing-an--BdHsZ Sat, 24 Dec 2011 16:51:43 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Produced by Christian D Harrad and David "lhe thief" Arrowsmith

Drum Programming, Guitars, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Bass, Keyboards - David "lhe thief" Arrowsmith
Words - Chris Flook (if you look inna de book as i would say)
executive producer - satan
Tape operator - marcus garvey (y'know)
teaboy - haille selassie

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Flookie, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 28.32 MB • Total length : 0:11:27]]>
<![CDATA[I Don't Know Much Abou DUB (In Dub) - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/i-dont-know-much-abou-dub-in-dub-christi-uxnX2 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:48:24 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Recorded On 8track Reel to Reel In Chelmsford, Essex. 2001

Track written by Christian D Harrad

Produced by Christian D Harrad

Mixed at Goldmaster Studio , Saaaaaafend - on- sea By........ yup , you guessed it , Christian D Harrad.

Bass, Piano, Organ, Drum Programming, Guitars - Christian D Harrad

I was rather happy when I came up with this track on my 4 track cassette machine late one night in 2000. I decided to record it on Little Dave's 8 track machine and Gary James sung a vocal 'Sweetest Feeling' over it

I was well happy I had come up with such an original and poptastic reggae tune,
Only a few weeks ago this year did I realise that it is RATHER close to the 'Baba boom time' riddim

Oh well, happens to us all

Which producer hasn't built a tune and been so chuffed with it , like inventing the wheel or something, only to realise that it is 'pretty much' just a copy of something really obvious like 'Real rock'

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Gary James, Jah Freemason, John Wilkes Booth, Osama Bin Laden
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 34.94 MB • Total length : 0:20:00]]>
<![CDATA[SECOND GLANCE DUB - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/second-glance-dub-christian-d-harrad-zEsjk Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:48:12 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Recorded In Brighton. 2003

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitars - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Tambourine, Woodblocks - Rick 'Jah Roots'
Harmonica - Albert

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, "Jah Roots", Albert harmonica, Gary James, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 43.74 MB • Total length : 0:17:55]]>
<![CDATA[SOUL IN YOUR DUB - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/soul-in-your-dub-christian-d-harrad-TuUcs Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:55:05 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Recorded In Brighton. 2003

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Flute - Nigel
Lead Guitar - Drax "the axe" Darby

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Drax "the axe" Darby, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 20.56 MB • Total length : 0:10:57]]>
<![CDATA[Settle Down - Flookie]]> https://talawa.fr/media/settle-down-flookie-Eevjo Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:34:05 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Voice - Chris Flook
Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Flute - Nigel
Lead Guitar - Drax "the axe" Darby

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Drax "the axe" Darby, Flookie, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 26.27 MB • Total length : 0:15:36]]>
<![CDATA[blessings from the king DUB - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/blessings-from-the-king-dub-christian-d--CVLIZ Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:30:18 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Drum Programming, Guitars - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards, Synth bass - David Arrowsmith
Percussion - Rick 'Jah Roots'
Saxophone - Richard

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, "Jah Roots", I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 19.50 MB • Total length : 0:11:33]]>
<![CDATA[Dub Come Out at Night - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/dub-come-out-at-night-christian-d-harrad-1ID4y Tue, 13 Dec 2011 15:41:05 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by Christian D Harrad

Produced by Christian D Harrad

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Piano - David Arrowsmith
Bingi Drum - Rick 'Jah roots

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, "Jah Roots", I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 17.26 MB • Total length : 0:09:33]]>
<![CDATA[ReT gEdDy Ot StOcK rEdDiE - Christian D Harrad 2011]]> https://talawa.fr/media/ret-geddy-ot-stock-reddie-christian-d-ha-nMYRV Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:21:48 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
We used to play this riddim and Gary James had a lyric for it that he improvised one rehearsal , song he called 'rocksteady time', but it could have been a lot stronger rather than the most obvious first thing that came into his head so I did record Gary sinbging a different lyric "life is full of ups and downs", which at least had something to say.

The goldmaster Allstars did record a version of 'Rocksteady time' for thier second album (ska express) but it was a very poor version. They didn't get a 'rocksteady' feel on the track , Martin the drummer is an EXCELLENT ska drummer, but he just does not FEEL reggae and especially rocksteady music, likewise the guy they got on guitar doesn't even listen to reggae or any 'black' music, so really they totally fudged it when it came to recording thier version of this riddim.
Was a shame as Malc did have a nice bassline for it , Malc always writes MAJOR chord on paper with a little 'm' , just like 99.9% of musicians do when writing down MINOR chords.
this is often confusing when trying to build music with him, one time he gave a stand-in keyboard player a list of chords at a gig , wrong for every song, he wrote every minor chord and major and vice versa!!!!
All gig I was having to shout "major" or "minor" at the keyboard guy, even tho he was getting paid £100 and the real and members got ZERO as usual (nice one Malc)

BUT.... one upside to this 'backwards' approach is that when I told Malc the chords to this track, he immediately assumed they were minor chords (they blatently sound 'major') and he put an minor third in his bassline AGAINST the major chords I had written , the effect was great even if it was unintentional, a 'good mistake' if ever there was one.

But as I am a man of INTEGRITY and HONESTY, I declined to use that invention of another in my track (Other than Ali's horn lick which he gets a credit and royalty for) and thus stuck to the major chord for the bassline I put to the track, bit gutting tho as the effect of Malc's minor third under the chords I had written was so nice, But I won't use it as, unlike SOME who I have worked with, I don't use other people's ideas and pass them off as my own, I really don't need to

The Goldmaster Allstars are STILL selling thier version of my riddim on thier website for which I have currently not recieved one penny. They must cease this as they have sold enough copies of my music already and I have recieved no royalties at all , even though they still play my compositions in thier live set

To be fair , that album suffered from very poor production , thier engineer at the time didn't have a clue about how to record or mix ska or reggae music

I always loved these chords and the arrangement and Alto Sax genius Ali Thomas's horn line, I can't remember what harmonies Ali used for the other horns (Ali usually works out all the parts for the other horns in Goldmaster, He is the real musical director of that horn section and has always carried the weaker players, and some of them are very weak) so I wrote some new ones and used 2 saxes and 2 trombones

Featuring : Christian D Harrad
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 8.33 MB • Total length : 0:04:14]]>
<![CDATA[Further Out Version - The Goldmaster Allstars (Government Man Rid]]> https://talawa.fr/media/further-out-version-the-goldmaster-allst-GWDdo Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:30:23 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video the riddim track is the classic 'Government man' Riddim

I had returned to Saaaaaafend and Malc needed some help in mixing and tidying up a bunch of tracks for a long overdue Tena Stelin Album

there wasn't enough strong tracks with Tena Stelin for a full album but I did what I could with what was there , some of the tracks were very rough, some of the earlier Goldmaster recordings when Malc was still working on a Tascam 8 track reel to reel in his back room

I transferred the tunes from the 8 track reel to reel onto the 24 track digital machine and did some mixes

This one had new horns already overdubbed when i came to mix it and all the percussion so I just had some fun and did a far out mix.

When I put the bass up on the percussion track there was so much 'leakage' of bass that I could leave the bass out and just enjoy the deep thrum that was residual on the hand-drum track

Reminds me of the early far out 'African Headcharge' stuff Sherwood was doing

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, The Goldmaster Allstars
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 26.50 MB • Total length : 0:05:52]]>
<![CDATA[Jamaican Sensi DUB - Christian D Harrad]]> https://talawa.fr/media/jamaican-sensi-dub-christian-d-harrad-aebuz Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:03:59 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Recorded In Brighton. 2003

Track written by David Arrowsmith

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Drum Programming, Guitars, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Synthbass, Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Tabla - Steve Ingham

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Flookie, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 18.38 MB • Total length : 0:10:27]]>
<![CDATA[HERB SCANDAL - Flookie]]> https://talawa.fr/media/herb-scandal-flookie-Azzwa Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:32:29 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by David Arrowsmith , Words by Chris Flook

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Drum Programming, Guitars, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Synthbass, Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Tabla - Steve Ingham

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Flookie, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 19.95 MB • Total length : 0:10:30]]>
<![CDATA[Dub Another Dub]]> https://talawa.fr/media/dub-another-dub-e2H9J Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:52:45 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
This track is a Dub of 'Sing another Song' by Tena Stelin, and the riddim track featured on the Goldmaster Allstar's 2000 Dub album 'Influence of the Masters'

I had returned to Saaaaaafend and Malc needed some help in mixing and tidying up a bunch of tracks for a long overdue Tena Stelin Album

there wasn't enough strong tracks with Tena Stelin for a full album but I did what I could with what was there , some of the tracks were very rough, some of the earlier Golsmaster recordings when Malc was still working on a Tascam 8 track reel to reel in his back room

I transferred the tunes from the 8 track reel to reel onto the 24 track digital machine and did some tweaking.

On this track I got Alto sax man and sometime Keyboard demon Ali Thomas to re do the piano.

The horns are 'Crispy horns', rcorded on the 8 track reel to reel in Malcolm's back room in 1999

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, The Goldmaster Allstars
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 26.47 MB • Total length : 0:07:00]]>
<![CDATA[Permission To Dub]]> https://talawa.fr/media/permission-to-dub-yJueM Sun, 04 Dec 2011 11:45:22 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by David Arrowsmith

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Acoustic Guitar - Drax "the axe" Darby
Percussion - Rick 'Jah Roots'
Sax - Richard Pritchard

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, "Jah Roots", Drax "the axe" Darby, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 46.95 MB • Total length : 0:14:12]]>
<![CDATA[Dread In The Inn - Flookie (Original Version)]]> https://talawa.fr/media/dread-in-the-inn-flookie-original-versio-R1uz7 Sat, 03 Dec 2011 11:33:04 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by David Arrowsmith, Words by Chris Flook

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Piano, Organ , Melodica - David Arrowsmith
Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, Percussion - Christian D Harrad
Akete Drum - Rick "Jah Roots"
Lead Guitar - Drax "the axe" Darby
Voice - Chris Flook

For the record....
Flookie did go and record this song in Jamaica at Leggo Studio with J.A. musicians, they built a different riddim as they were just going from his vocal, But he had written and arranged the song on THIS riddim and the "no, no , no no" vocal melody he sings on the later version ins TAKEN from the Piano and melodica melody in this riddim and that melody was written by David Arrowsmith

Singers eh?

they always expect maximum glory for minumum effort

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, "Jah Roots", Drax "the axe" Darby, Flookie, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 31.34 MB • Total length : 0:17:45]]>
<![CDATA[Ecological Version - The Goldmaster Allstars (Eco Warrior Riddim)]]> https://talawa.fr/media/ecological-version-the-goldmaster-allsta-u25Gd Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:36:14 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
I had returned to Saaaaaafend and Malc needed some help in mixing and tidying up a bunch of tracks for a long overdue Tena Stelin Album

there wasn't enough strong tracks with Tena Stelin for a full album but I did what I could with what was there , some of the tracks were very rough, some of the earlier Golsmaster recordings when Malc was still working on a Tascam 8 track reel to reel in his back room

I transferred the tunes from the 8 track reel to reel onto the 24 track digital machine and did some tweaking. There is a much cleaner mix of 'Eco Warrior' which i will upload when i get round to it

So I arranged a few of the band to come into studio and overdub some instruments, Malc re-did the piano, Guitarist Pete Condon AKA 'Nefarious P' redid the riddim guitar and put a pick guitar down and I spent a while getting the drums sounding nice and making the flute a bit sweeter.

On the original recording the flute (Played by Hilary Scarrf) peaked in one frequency , sounding 'peircing' so I reduced that paticular frequency and tamed it a bit

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Tena Stelin, The Goldmaster Allstars
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 45.60 MB • Total length : 0:09:51]]>
<![CDATA[Unconditional DUB - Christian D Harrad Meets I David]]> https://talawa.fr/media/unconditional-dub-christian-d-harrad-mee-zk2A0 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:34:22 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by David Arrowsmith

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Drum Programming, Guitars - Christian D Harrad
Piano , Organ, Synth bass, Melodica - I David
Percussion - Rick 'Jah Roots'

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Jah Roots, I David
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 18.91 MB • Total length : 0:10:39]]>
<![CDATA[Laid Back Dub]]> https://talawa.fr/media/laid-back-dub-CQEIR Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:49:55 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video
Track written by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Produced by Christian D Harrad and David Arrowsmith

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar - Christian D Harrad
Keyboards - David Arrowsmith
Akete Drum, Percussion - Rick 'Jah Roots'

This is one I did when I was listening to a lot of 'Tamoki Wambesi' productions

Featuring : Christian D Harrad, Jah Roots, David Arrowsmith (I David)
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 34.61 MB • Total length : 0:11:00]]>
<![CDATA[Marksman Dub]]> https://talawa.fr/media/marksman-dub-X9kgZ Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:35:06 +0100 Christian D Harrad Video > Other video I had Originally written this Riddim while playing guitar with Goldmaster Allstars so there is a Goldies version on the reels with horns from back then , but it was never finished, I remember the tape running out before we finished the tune.

So I re-built it on Dave Arrowsmith's Tascam 8 track and got Rick 'Jah Roots' (U.K. Players) in to put his wicked Bingi drumming on the track

New version with sax and flute soon to come....

Track written by Christian D Harrad

Produced by Christian D Harrad

Mixed By Christian D Harrad

Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, Tambourine, Guiro - Christian D Harrad
Piano & Organ - David Arrowsmith
Bingi Drum - Rick 'Jah roots'

Featuring : Christian D Harrad
Category : Video > Other video
Total size : 6.97 MB • Total length : 0:03:48]]>