For the past year, Rocksteady ATL, the only roots reggae event held regularly in the entire city of Atlanta, has been celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at Downtown Atlanta’s The Sound Table, located on Edgewood Avenue. Now the festivities will be moving to a bigger venue on a new night – Fridays, […]
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The ONLY Roots Reggae Session Every First Friday In The City Of Atlanta
Friday September 4th, 2015 – 9pm until 2am (Labor Day Wknd.)
Hosted by Red Carpet Shelley
DJ Roots Queen
Studio No. 7 – 393 Marietta St. Atlanta
$5 Cover / Ladies FREE until 12am
Complimentary parking across the street on the south end of LAZ parking lot in the gravel section with this parking pass.
Thanks for joining me on this Reggae Lover journey. This is the 5th episode of the podcast in and I’m truly thankful for the feedback coming. It has been very encouraging. Each episode has a brief intro and outro, but I do not talk over the music, nor do I place sound effects over the mixes. You can actually hear all the songs, the mixing and blending clearly as they are recorded live. Within this episode I feature the Super Star Riddim from 1989, the I Need You Riddim from 1987, a nice Delroy Wilson off the More Ideas Riddim (1988), the Enquirer Riddim from 1988 with Sanchez covering Bobby Brown‘s “My Prerogative,” and finally ending off with Singing Melody and Shabba Ranks on the Gal Yu Look Good riddim.
I have many ideas and themes for upcoming episodes, some already recorded, and some still in my brain. If you too have ideas of stuff you would like to hear me put down in a mix feel free to hit me up using the hash tag #ReggaeLover onTwitter, Facebook, Google +, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Also you can email me at ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com.
1 Gregory Isaacs – Love Contract
This mix features the the Satta riddim, short for Satta Massagana. Satta Massagana is a roots reggae album released by The Abyssinians officially in 1976. It is widely considered The Abyssinians’ crowning achievement and a classic roots reggae album. The title track “Satta Massagana” was a huge hit and has been versioned numerous times by both The Abyssinians and other artists since. It has even been adopted by some Rastafarian groups as a hymn used during services. The song, which translates from the Amharic language as “He Gave Praise”, was originally recorded for Studio One in 1969, but the label’s owner, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd declined to release it.
Also featured in this episode is Title Riddim which was released in 1988. The late, great singer Wayne Smith (yes he sang more than just Sleng Teng) delivers the blessing with “Jah Is Our Light” before the Soundbwoy Killing tunes start to flow. Even if you don’t know the artists singing at this point it matters not because the vibes are ever-present and the mixes come smoothly and quickly enough to hopefully put you in trance.
Episode 3 ventures away from the more commercially popular and hit songs mixed in the first 2 Reggae Lover shows and the riddim driven nature of this mix also lends a different type of vibe. Check the playlist and leave a comment below.
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1 Wayne Smith – Jah is Our Light
2 Sugar Minott – Can’t Cross the Border
3 Chipi Prophet – Hard Nut To Crack
4 Trevor Levy – Kill A Sound Tonight
5 Scion Success – General
6 Pad Anthony – The Title
7 Ranking Joe – Original General
8 Abbysinians – Satta Massa Gana
9 Bernard Collins – Satta Me No Born Yah
10 Bernard Collins – Satta Don
11 Big Youth – I Pray Thee
12 Prince Far I – Wisdom
13 U-Roy – Blessed
14 Dennis Brown – It Is A Fact
15 Luciano – Man Of Order
16 Jah mali – Cornerstone
17 Anthony B – Good and Bad
18 Capleton – Dislocate
19 Capleton – Raggy Road
20 Sizzla – One Away
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Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), better known by his stage name Pato Ranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. Patoranking, who is a descendant of Ebonyi, started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone.
He signed a record deal with K-Solo‘s Igberaga Records in 2010, releasing “Up in D Club” under the outfit. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika”. In February 2014, he signed a record deal with Foston Musik and released “Girlie O”, a single that put him in the limelight. On 9 February 2015, Patoranking signed a distribution deal with VP Records.
The song is called “Where I Belong.” The lyrics talk about the challenges of living where the system puts the youth and minorities in general at risk to lose their life at the hands of law enforcement. “Teach the truth to the youth, remember Hands Up Don’t Shoot” sings Washington.
The feeling of the record is peaceful, at such a un-peaceful topic, reflecting the positive hand of hope and faith in guidance and protection.