VF Live: Charlie Dark's Have Box Will Travel #3





Reggae, dancehall and dub gems from his heavy 45s collection.

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

As part of our new feature on site – VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate selects and mixes.

In the third instalment of Charlie Dark’s weekly Wednesday afternoon show – Have Box Will Travel – the Run Dem Crew founder, community leader, activist, poet, DJ and Attica Blues member delves into his collection of over 7,000 45s.

Speaking about this week’s instalment he shares:

“Week three and due to popular demand we are staying on the island of Jamaica with another adventure through dancehall, dub and reggae gems. Some classic carnival selections with a Tiger obscurity thrown in for the diggers.

Listening to these tunes reminds me of my path from religiously listening to hip-hop to getting into jungle in the early ’90s, and this mix contains some of the tunes that got sampled by that genre. As I always say about this music: there is more to dancehall than ‘Ring The Alarm’ and ‘Murder She Wrote’. There are not many places where I get to play my dancehall 45’s these days so really enjoying the opportunity to share some of my collection with the people.”


1. Lone Ranger-Collie Dub(Techniques)
2. Tony Curtis/Jigsy King-My Sound A Murderer (Stone Love)
3. Super Cat-Under Pressure(Power House)
4. Terror Fabulous-No Retreat(Penthouse)
5. Cutty Ranks -Retreat-(Soul Life)
6. Pan Head -Respect(Dragon)
7. Shaggy/Rayvon-Big Up(Big Yard)
8. General Degree -Traffic Blocking(Greensleeves)
9. Super Barry-Length And Strength(Raiders)
10. Sean Paul-Deport Them(K.Licious)
11. Sean Paul and Beyonce-Baby Boy-Punany Remix(Platinum)
12. Super Cat-Ghetto Red Hot(Wild Apcahe)
13. Don Ranger-Gone a Brooklyn(Harry U)
14. Terror Fabulous -Position(John John)
15. Shabba Ranks Ting A Ling -(Shang Muzik)
16. Terry Ganzie-Treat The Woman Right(Rude Boy Kelly)
17. WarLord Riddem (Opera House Records)
18. Tiger -Rap Pon Rydim (Dug Out )
19. Tiger -Rough Ranking Tiger (Penthouse)
20. Lennox Brown -Zambizie(Ivanhoe)
21. Ernest Ranglin-Earth Sound
22. Sylford Walker -Chant Down Babylon(Pantomine)

Catch Charlie Dark’s Have Box Will Travel every week on VF.