#RocksteadyATL April 2015
Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.
Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes. About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs. I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta.
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Rocksteady ATL – Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Hear some essential works from the 60s and 70s by the predecessors of rappers and today’s dancehall artists. Who was the first DJ (dancehall deejay)? This is often debated and I’m not going to get into the argument, but I personally credit U-Roy as the DJ daddy.
If Daddy U-Roy wasn’t the 1st, then he certainly had the earliest and largest impact with toasting (rapping) over previously recorded instrumentals in the live dancehall setting. Coxsone Dodd, among many other innovations to his credit, pioneered the recording and production of DJs at Studio One.
This mix merely touches upon some of this important dancehall history and I intend to thoroughly exhibit more of the talented foundation artists in future episodes of the Reggae Lover Podcast.
There are too many DJs to name who rose to prominence by delivering rhymes over beats on the Jamaican music scene long before The Sugar Hill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight‘ was released in 1979 as the first ever rap record.
1 Junior Byles – Beat Down Babylon
2 Lyricson and Dennis Alcapone – Alpha and Omega
3 Cuture – Zion Gate
4 Prince Mohammed – 40 Leg Dread
5 Johnny Osborne – Murderer
6 Lone Ranger – Keep On Coming A Dance
7 Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kutchie
8 Charlie Chaplin – Bubbling Telephone
9 Carlton and The Shoes – Love Me Forever
10 Dennis Alcapone – Forever Version
11 Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket
12 Big Youth – Ah So We Stay
13 Barrington Levy – Mine Your Mouth
14 Louie Lepke – Late Night Movie
15 Alexander Henry – Please Be True
16 Johnny Osborne – Sing Jay Stylee
17 Big Youth – Dread Is Best
18 Delroy Wilson – Never Conqueror (Cousins version)
19 Dennis Alcapone – The Conqueror (Studio One version)
20 Dennis Brown – How Could I Leave
21 Prince Mohammed – Bubbling Love
22 The Heptones – Pretty Looks
23 Michigan and Smiley – Compliment To Studio One
24 Larry Marshall – Throw Me Corn
25 Rude Boyz International – Bring Back The Loving (dub plate)
26 The Techniques – Queen Majesty
27 U-Roy – Chalice In the Palace
28 Gregory Isaacs and U-Roy – Love Is Overdue
29 Jacob Miller and U Brown – Keep On Knocking
30 Freddie McGregor – Bobby Babylon
31 Lone Ranger – No Call Me Cracky
32 Dennis Brown – Sitting and Watching
33 Ranking Dread – Lots of Loving
34 Willie Williams – Armageddon Time
35 Michigan and Smiley – Nice Up the Dance
36 Slim Smith – Never Let Go
37 Lone Ranger – The Answer
38 Horace Andy – Fever
39 Jim Brown – Cure Fi the Fever
The Godfather of dancehall, the late Sugar Minott is joined by singers Al Campbell, Leroy Smart, Half Pint, Cocoa Tea, Anthony Malvo, Chuck Turner, and Trevor Sparks from the 1980s in this mix of crucial selections which also features the toasting of DJs like Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, Lieutenant Stitchie, and Daddy Lizard in addition to giants from the 1990s dancehall reggae era such as Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Luciano, and Bounty Killer.
1 Sugar Minott – Dancehall Stylee
2 Charlie Chaplin and Sugar Minott – 4 Wheel Wheelie
3 Sugar Minott – Frontline
4 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin – Rebel With A Cause
5 Sugar Minott – Jah Is On My Side
6 Al Campbell – They Talk About Love
7 Charlie Chaplin – Diet Rock
8 Josey Wales – Undercover Lover
9 Josey Wales – You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me
10 Beres Hammond – Full Attention
11 Sugar Minott – Run Things
12 Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
13 Sugar Minott – Bubbling
14 Sanchez – Don’t Worry
15 Garnett Silk – Its Growing
16 Leroy Smart – Some A Talk Friend
17 Half Pint – Substitute Lover
18 Santana (Dub) – Dead Tonight
19 Sugar Minott – Buy Off The Bar
20 Josey Wales – Leggo Me Hand
21 Cocoa Tea – I’ve Lost My Sonia
22 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Greatest Gal Lover
23 Trevor Sparks – Bye Bye Love
24 Josey Wales – Grooving
25 Admiral Bailey – Old Time Something
26 Shabba Ranks – Get Up Stand Up And Rock
27 Bounty Killer – Inspired By God
28 Anhtony Malvo – Bad Minded People
29 Cornell Campbell – Mix Up Family
30 Super Black – Got To Be Careful
31 Johnny Osborne – On The Right Track
32 Al Campbell – Easy Loving
33 Chuck Turner – I Need You
34 Cocoa Tea – Come Again
35 Pinchers – Champion Bubbler
36 Little John – Block Traffic
37 Lt. Stitchie – Wear Yuh Size
38 Josey Wales – Whole Heap Of Corn
English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format.
The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him. I omitted overly violent or slack slack lyrics here.
This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and #reggaelover.
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1 Heart Of A Lion
3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea
4 Just Reality
5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea
6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Live Blanket
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Peanie Peanie
11 No Bother Dis Soundboy
12 Girls Wine
13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon
14 Roots and Culture
15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice
16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow
17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow
18 God Bless
19 Real Real featuring Thriller U
20 Best Baby Father
21 Caan Dun
22 Gal Yuh Good
23 Can’t Do The Work
24 Ting A Ling
25 Trailer Load
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2008 winner of the Magnum Kings and Queens competition Singer Jah has now teamed up with Swedish producer Lance-a-lot. Check out his new single entitled Roots, Reggae & Culture.
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The lieutenant turned pastor converted the patrons that came out to the 2015 Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay last Wednesday night. With heavy rain pouring down the massive crowd cheered, danced and applauded as Lt. Stitchie delivered an entertaining, inspirational and humorous set.
When he arrived at the event, Lt. Stitchie and his team were advised that the time allotted to him initially would be reduced to 20 minutes due to the late start. With this in mind Stitchie had no choice but to shorten his performance, something the audience was clearly not happy about.
Stitchie took them on a musical journey, teasing them by doing snippets of some of his biggest hits; “wear yu size”, “natty dread”, “great ambition and more. The lieutenant also did some of his more recent releases, tracks like “man a pastor”, which had the crowd laughing at the comical story lines, “fast and pray” and “Lord Almighty” which captivated them. He also did some new exclusive pieces written specifically for the event.
At the end of his set the veteran Dancehall artist was flooded with requests to make additional appearances in Montego Bay (the city where he got some of his biggest breaks and made some of his biggest changes in music).
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As excitement for Caribbean carnival season builds, everyone’s looking for the latest songs to run the road. Soca Arena, the new compilation from VP Records presents prime contenders form Soca’s hottest artists and producers. Kick off your carnival with these jump up winners!
SUNDAY 3.1.15 #RocksteadyATL
Rocksteady with artist Dreggae making an appearance and guest selector Aba Shaka joining the residents DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound is coming up on the first day of March (this Sunday) at the Sound Table. One of the most anticipated events of the year, remember that early arrival is always suggested at #RocksteadyATL. Enjoy!