Sound System Preservation At “Who Cork The Dance?”

King Jammy

I came across this site when I was looking up information about Atlanta roots selector, Aba Shaka, who will be the special guest DJ at the next Reggae Vault Classics event (3-15-12 @ The SoundTable).  Soundtape veterans Jayman & Andrew have created an online safe-haven for fans of foundation dancehall music.  WCTD features audio from as far back as the 1970′s.  Anyone interested in hearing (downloading) material from Metro Media, Killimanjaro, King Attorney, Emperor Faith, King Sturgav Hi Fi, Jah Love, King Jammy‘s, Arrows, Black Scorpio and many other international sound systems – you need to hurry up and check out the new Who Cork The Dance site.

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Official HD Trailer For ‘Marley,’ – Documentary On Bob Marley

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Magnolia released the official U.S. trailer Friday for Marley, director Kevin Macdonald’s documentary about the iconic reggae artist. Bob Marley fans will be jammin’ as they get a first real look at the film’s in-depth portrait of the musician, told through the words of the people who knew him best.

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New Powerful Sound on Jamaican Airwaves

Warren Whyte, more popularly known as Turban X has been getting steady radio rotation in Jamaica with his latest single entitled “Jah Love”. The song, which he not only sang, but also produced, talks about the oppression of poor people and the power of God’s love.

Turban X, who hails from the parish of St. Andrew, grew up as one of ten children. With such a large family, the struggles of life were eminent, but the only thing that had kept him going was the sweet sound of reggae music. Turban’s mother, even though she didn’t have much to give her children, gave them all she had, God. His mother would ensure that the children went to church and afterwards she would quiz them on bible verses, which they would have learnt and would have to repeat on a daily basis.

A confirmation of his destiny came at the age of twelve when Turban’s older brother sneaked him out of the house to an open mic stage show and coached him on how to perform for an audience. With a little encouragement from the crowd he gained confidence and boldly belted out his song as the crowd cheered on. Since then Turban has performed in several venues sharing the stage with top reggae artists, such as John Holt, Ernie Smith, Bushman, Brigadier Jerry and Beenie Man, and that’s just to name a few. His musical influences include several reggae icons as well as artists from other genres. Some names worth mentioning are The Manhattans, Sam Cooke, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Turban X is currently working on his upcoming album of which “Jah Love” is the first single. You can listen to this song by clicking the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5sbtKlj7u0 and the single is available for free download to the public: http://www.mediafire.com/?h0xm9204bazc2ki

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Live Audio from Reggae Vault Classics 2/16/2012

Recorded live Thursday February 16, 2012 at the Sound Table located at 485 Edgewood Ave (Space2). This Reggae Vault Classics session hosted by Karen Marie Mason of WRFG 89.3 FM. Special Guest Selector Jah Prince ‘DaFlava DJ’ + Highlanda Sound, DJ Osmose & DJ Passport provided musical vibes all night.

An hour of Highlanda followed by DJ Passport full set.

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This is the 2nd part of the recording featuring Jah Prince & Osmose with Highlanda Sound (SuperPEC & Kahlil) on the microphone.

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Highlanda live from Reggae Vault Classics Event Vol. 1

Highlanda Sound from March 2010 juggling the reggae, roots, and  rub-a-dub classics live at The Sound Table in downtown Atlanta for Volume 1 of the Reggae Vault Classics Live Series.

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Highlanda Live from Reggae Vault Classics 5 at The Sound Table

Highlanda Sound System at the controls with DJ Kahlil Wonda and MC Super Pec (August 18th, 2011)

Playlist

1 The Girl Is Mine – Frankie Paul
2 I’m Not Going Crazy – Don Carlos
3 Look How Me Sexy – Linval Thompson
4 Ain’t No Stopping – Sister Nancy
5 Diseases – Michigan & Smiley
6 Worries In The Dance – Frankie Paul
7 You Don’t Know My NameAlicia Keys
8 Come Down Father – Beres Hammond
9 The World’s Greatest – Terry Linen
10 Empress Divine – Warrior King
11 Kingston 12 Shuffle – Bob Marley & The Wailers feat. U-Roy
12 Christopher Columbus – Burning Spear

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Nowadays Lovers Rock mixtape from Highlanda

Mix by Highlanda Sound featuring music released in 2011 by various artists performing in the lover’s rock reggae genre.  Hear new tunes from Buju Banton, Stephen Marley, Maxi Priest, Hezron, Sizzla, Tarrus Riley, Alaine, Jah Cure, Romain Virgo and more.   Click Image To Download from Mixcloud.

Cover of Nowadays Lover's Rock Mixtape

 

 

 

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Bob Marley Tribute Mix on Reggae Vault Classics Podcast #40

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One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wa...

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Its always a moving experience when listening to the words sung by The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley.  I can liken it to reading history books or inspiring scriptures written thousands of years ago.  At times, amazingly Bob seems to be announcing a breaking news flash filled with events of the present day.  Then there are the those moments when therapeutic relief is delivered or mellow moods are set.  Bob gave me a pep-talk just this week.  Legendary – This is the music of THE LEGEND.

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for 2012 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format. The episode includes a Featured Mix of hits from the musical catalog of BOB MARLEY.

Similar features can be heard weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com, and Vibesfm.gm. Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now.

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Soca Star Farmer Nappy Releases New Album, You Make Me…Surrender

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Trinidadian singer/songwriter Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings his unique brand of soca to the masses with his new album, You Make Me…Surrender, available in stores and online onFebruary 21, 2012. Combining the names of his two singles from the album,“Surrender” and “You Make Me,” both major hits during this Carnival season in Trinidad, rendered Farmer the perfect title for his second studio effort. 

“I’m now celebrating my 30th anniversary in the music business and this year, Carnival will be extra special as my album will be available worldwide on the official Carnival day, February 21,” states Farmer Nappy. “I’ve traveled, performed, encountered and experienced and I’ve captured everything in this album. My journey starts with soca but it doesn’t end there, and neither does this album.”

From Farmer’s signature groovy R&B melodies to his up-tempo carnival-esque anthems, the 13-track album boasts an array of sounds that fully depict the potpourri that is Caribbean music. Blending calypso, kaiso, ragga, soca,reggae and dancehall tones, Farmer manages to capture the true essence of the Caribbean, taking this compilation beyond carnival circles.

With fusion as his fuel, Farmer Nappy teams up with other Caribbean stars to bring a sample of the different flavors of the islands. Reggae icon Anthony Bfeatures on not one but two tracks, the megahit “Chippin Remix” and “Can’t Talk To me,” lending his reggae rap to Farmer’s groovy flow. Soca’s eliteMachel Montano co-wrote “Go Brave” and joins Farmer for “I Pay For This.” Legendary Trinidad dancehall artist General Grant shines on“Looking To Wine,” a trademark tune for calypso lovers. Producers include Barbadian production giant, De Red Boyz (who also scored Farmer his first international  hit with “Chippin’”), Grenada‘s Shawn “Mr. Roots” Mitchell, Barbados’ Dwain “Dwaingerous” Antrobus, and Trinidad’s Kerwin Du Bois and Precision Productions, further adding to the diversity of the album. 

Farmer Nappy built a global fan base as part of fellow international soca act,Machel Montano’s ‘HD Band,’ touring extensively for over two decades and bringing the sounds of mas to the masses worldwide. He can currently be seen performing more than 30 shows during Carnival season in Trinidad, which culminates on day of this album’s release. With his two hits in hand and a new album en route, Farmer Nappy is undoubtedly having his best year yet as he continues his quest of carrying Caribbean music around the world, 30 years and counting.

You Make Me…Surrender is distributed by FOX FUSE, with physical albums in select stores throughout the U.S. and Trinidad, and will be available digitally worldwide on all major digital retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and Spotify. It is now available for pre-order on iTunes and all digital outlets.

For more information on Farmer Nappy, log on to www.foxfuse.com/clients/farmernappy. Please direct all media inquiries to the FOX FUSE Publicity Department - Rhona Fox at 212-300-3813 or rhona@foxfuse.com.

 TRACK LIST

  1. Surrender

  2. Flirt

  3. Chippin’ (With Meh Own Woman)

  4. You Make Me

  5. Go Brave

  6. Love Whip

  7. Looking To Wine featuring General Grant

  8. Can’t Talk To Me featuring Anthony B

  9. Pavement with Kerwin Du Bois

10. Chippin’ Remix featuring Anthony B

11. Pressure

12. I Pay For This featuring Machel Montano

13. Come Back (Bonus Track)

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