The Bradley Nowell Story
The sole purpose of this hub is to celebrate the many musical influences on the Long Beach California ska-punk band sublime, particularly reggae. This is not meant to disparage the legacy of this band in any way but rather to show how a gifted artist came to create his own musical legacy.
This is the Bradley Nowell Story.....
40 Oz. to Freedom - 1992
Part 1 is the debut album "40 oz. of Freedom"
SMOKE TWO JOINTS
Smoke Two Joints - The Toyes
Nah Touch Da Just - Just-Ice
Outside! - The Ziggens
Dialogue from the film
"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"
Directed by Russ Meyer
Written by future film critic Roger Ebert
54-46 THAT'S MY NUMBER / BALL AND CHAIN
54-46 Was My Number - Toots & the Maytals
Boops - Super Cat
Ball and Chain - The Vandals
Ride Natty Ride - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Cornerstone - Bob Marley & the Wailers
A Message To You, Rudi - The Specials
Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead
Funky Drummer - James Brown
WE'RE ONLY GONNA DIE
We're Only Gonna Die - Bad Religion
Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
It's Expected, I'm Gone - The Minutemen
Due to sample clearing issues, later pressings did not include Get Out!
It was however included in a later release called Second Hand Smoke
There was also a hidden track..........
Welcome to Part 2: "Robbin' the Hood"
Robbin' The Hood - 1994
STEPPIN' RAZOR (Wailers song)
Stepping Razor - Peter Tosh
Do It Twice - Bob Marley & the Wailers ('71)
Roots Rocking - Aswad ('89)
Mad Mad Mad - Alton Ellis
Zungguzungguguzungguzeng - Yellowman ('83)
Golden Hen - Tenor Saw ('86)
She's Mine - Barrington Levy
I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson
HIP-HOP SAMPLED BY SUBLIME
JUST-ICE STEADY B TOO $HORT B.D.P
BEASTIE BOYS PUBLIC ENEMY KURTIS BLOW
SLICK RICK N.W.A. EAZY-E DRE/SNOOP
GETO BOYS GURU COLD CRUSH FUNK FLEX
and Part 3 is ..... sublime - 1996
Sublime a/k/a Killin' It - 1996
(=VINYL=) Summertime - Herbie Mann
Jump For Jah - InI Kamoze
CARESS ME DOWN
Caress Mi Down - Clement Irie
Under Mi Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
It's Up To You - The Specials
Mr. Moto - The Bel-Airs
Get Ready - Frankie Paul
War Deh Round A John Shop - The Wailing Souls
Jailhouse - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Roll Call - Tenor Saw
THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY BUTT
The Ballad of Johnny Butt - Secret Hate
WHAT I GOT
Have Your Ass Home By 11:00 - Richard Pryor
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Loving - Half Pint
Life is... Too $hort - Too $hort
Nappy Heads (rmx) - The Fugees
Zdiddy on October 05, 2018:
Thats crazy, dont know how I forgot about Under Mi Sleng Teng- by Wayne Smith.... I always connected Caress me Down to Pumpkin Belly by Tenor Saw. Thanks for the reminder guy
rebecca on May 06, 2018:
There's nothing on here about Bad Brains or The Sonics...which are two major influences for Date Rape (The Sonics) and everything else, (Bad Brains).
Ian on October 11, 2017:
Also Seed should have Lori Meyers by NOFX, it's lyrics and melody are heavily borrowed from it.
Poorboy on June 20, 2014:
That's why Bradley said .. He was the boss dj... And he was....I'm a huge reagge head and I LOVE! How he put this albums together he was a genius in his own way..I have a lot of this reagge albums and never taugth someone would put a new cool
Twist to them. A lot of people never heard this artists ..so Paul I think if you sat around and did drugs you still COULNT come up with something like this ..or if you didn't do drugs .. You still COULNT come up with this ... Sublime true talent ... And def. ahead of there time........
ilikepie on May 21, 2014:
fackubitch on May 12, 2012:
I don't get why people who don't like Bradley would be on site about him. You must be real sad people. Come to a place that wants to pay their respect and
Paul on February 19, 2012:
Any "man" that chooses drugs over his children deserves no respect.
But, because we live in the American Idol society and place singers and actors on pedestals, "Guy" and some of the other commenters think he is deserving of something special.
He sat around did drugs and wrote songs about them.
I heard more lyrics about his van and his dog than I did his child.
The man was a disgrace and it's a good thing he's no long an influence on the boy.
Guy on November 10, 2011:
Awesome man! This just gives me more respect towards Mr. Nowell. Miss that guy!
Lucas STP on August 15, 2011:
Nice compilation; I LOVE your enthusiasm! We've actually been putting this stuff together for years over at the "Sublime STP". If you want to add some more stuff to your "hub", check out our website here: http://sublimestp.com/?page=pages/wisdom
russbusby on July 02, 2011:
also this song straight up has your ridym!!!
also some artist' covered Bradley!
russbusby on July 02, 2011:
I think he nabbed "All of the DJ's have surely taken a lesson" - Just Ice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGjgNhsTtBw&fea...
FabianVelasquez on March 07, 2011:
Sublime was the first ska band that I knowed in my life, but I never worry for found the amazing band that they were. So, yet in this time I'm fasined for listen Sublime, more now that I saw these videos
janicealcantara on November 05, 2010:
I still regret the day Bradley succumbed to drugs. I'm a big fan of the band, their music and the man himself. His spirit will always live on with the lyrics that we hear and sing in his songs.
Boogr from Louisiana on November 04, 2010:
This hub is ABSOLUTELY my favorite one I have ever read. I knew some of the songs were covered, being a longtime fan... but I had NO IDEA some of the stuff, you 100% did your homework on this one, and your love of music shows in your work! I dig how much you love reggae music!
If the rest of your hubs put as much enthusiasm as you have put into this one, I am for sure a follower!
donnaleemason from North Dakota, USA on November 02, 2010:
What always comes across DJ is how much you love music.