New album Kevin Kinsella ‘Riding Higher Still’
First hearing the Bob Marley song “One Love” in Ireland as a 12 year old boy Kevin Kinsella received his calling to play Reggae music. Founding his first band, The Tribulations, when he was fifteen he soon found himself opening up for Toots and the Maytals who gave him strong encouragement to continue his vocation.
The Tribulations recorded their first full album “The Gate” in 1992 and went on to win the Yamaha Soundcheck competition which took them to both Japan and Jamaica. In 1995 Kevin founded and named his second group – John Brown’s Body and led them in being signed to Shanachie Records, with whom they recorded several albums which were recognized by both critics and fans as classics of American Reggae.
Prior to signing with Shanachie, Kevin had founded his own imprint label, I Town Records, and it was during his tenure as lead singer and primary song writer of John Brown’s Body that he started and gave name to the group 10 FT Ganja Plant, which has recorded 10 albums for ROIR records. Amidst writing, recording and touring with both John Brown’s Body and 10 FT Ganja Plant, Kevin has released 4 solo records under his own name, the latest one being “RIDING HIGHER STILL” on his own I Town Records imprint.
Kevin Kinsella has been recognized as a true disciple of roots reggae music and both a pioneer and veteran of the Reggae movement in the United States. With a distinctive and powerful voice, a unique and recognizable writing style and spirit filled presence and performance energy – Kevin Kinsella continues to be an important contributor to Reggae music.
Bunji Garlin’s “Red Light District” Axes Up Remix ft. Assassin AKA Agent Sasco and Kardinal Offishall produced by Dj Crown Prince & Lemy Currey. This smoothed-out mix was hailed by The FADER as a “flawless combo of house, soca, and reggae.”
The original version of “Red Light District” is available on Garlin’s critically-acclaimed album “Differentology.”
THE REGGAE POWER
“The Reggae Power” Is the new 12 track album featuring the Riddim Twins (Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare) with an all star cast of vocalists including Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Bitty McLean, Alaine and a host of others Spicy Chocolate is the Japanese Sound system and producer who brought the project together.
Reggae music is reaching forward – escaping the hardcore heaviness of the past, and embracing a sunny, beach-club pop flavor that has recently invaded Billboard charts and European festivals. Reggae singer Ed Robinson and producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor are well aware of this global trend. The pair has just released a new pop-reggae single, titled “Let Your Hair Down,” Tuesday, October 21, 2014, for pre-order on iTunes. The single officially will be released November 25, 2014, on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
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Here is the official lyric video for ‘STYLIN,’ the second single from Protoje’s 3rd album ‘Ancient Future.’
‘STYLIN’ from album ‘Ancient Future’ by PROTOJE.
This single, like ‘Who Knows’ is produced by Winta James. Shouts out to Overstand Entertainment and the In.Digg.Nation Collective.
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In this episode, I present some essential Roots reggae cuts, mostly from the 1970s. These songs deal with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God.
The featured artists provide social commentary and deliver lyrical themes including spirituality, resistance to government, black pride and repatriation.
You will hear Studio One classics, gems from Tuff Gong, Exterminator and Volcano, plus quintessential Trojan recordings, among others. The full track list is posted below. Enjoy the musical mix!
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1 Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp
2 Bob Marley – Africa Unite
3 Black Uhuru – Sensimilia
4 Sammy Dread – Road Block
5 Hugh Mundell – Rasta Have The Handle
6 The Gladiators – Easy Squeeze
7 Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
8 Black Uhuru – Plastic Smile
9 Gregory Isaacs – Slave Master
10 John Holt – Up Park Camp
11 John Holt – Tribal War
12 Barrington Levy – No Fuss Or Fight
13 Jacob Miller – Tired Fe Lick Weed Inna Bush
14 Barrington Levy – Do Good
15 Barrington Levy – Murderer
16 Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed
17 Bob Marley – Forever Loving Jah
18 Bob Marley – Them Belly Full
19 Bob Marley – Rebel Music
20 Don Carlos – Natty Dread Have the Credentials
21 Half Pint – Political Fiction
22 John Holt – Police In Helicopter
23 Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard
24 Gregory Isaacs – Border
25 Yabby You & The Prophets – Babylon A Fall
26 Yabby You & Tony Tuff – Falling Babylon
27 Burning Spear – Follow Marcus Garvey
28 U Brown – Jah Is My Father Still
29 Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come
30 Dennis Alcapone & Delroy Wilson – It Must Come
31 Barrington Levy – Teach The Youth
32 Cocoa Tea – Rasta Man
33 Sugar Minott – Give Me Jah Jah
34 U-Roy – Gorgon Wise
35 Johnny Osborne – Truths and Rights
36 Bob Marley – Time Will Tell
37 Burning Spear – Columbus
38 Freddie McGregor – Bobby Babylon
39 Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
40 Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
41 Johnny Osborne – Jah Righteous Plan
The most soulful Princess of Reggae, ETANA
singer, songwriter, actress Cherine
reggae vocalist Sophia Squire
Amazing singer, songwriter Alaine
reggae singer Stephanie
the very lyrical Tanya Stephens
Jah 9 – album New Name in stores now
Empress of Reggae Marcia Griffiths
Kelissa in action
singer, songwriter, actress Cherine
Penthouse records artist Shuga
dancehall diva Cecile
Tanya Stephens – new (indie) album “Guilty” now in stores.
Famed Jamaican reggae singer Nadine Sutherland
Amazing singer, songwriter Alaine
Soca / Reggae singer Ms Paige
Dancehall Star Out of Guyana, Timeka Marshall
conscious artist on the rise Kelissa
Tessanne Chin “The Voice”
New Artiste Jah 9
Etana, soulful singer
Guyanese songbird, the lovely Timeka Marshall
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First, let me set the mood. Pour some libation, dim the lights, and spark a candle or some incense. Then turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life. I’m proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series.
Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over warm one drop bass lines.
1 Protoje featuring Tessanne Chin – Someone Like You
2 Cherine Anderson – Beautiful Thing
3 Kelissa – Love Letter
4 Jah9 – Mr. Right
5 Jah9 – Avocado
6 Ms. Paige – Island Love
7 Stephanie – Your Love
8 Etana – 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)
9 Etana – Richest Girl
10 DeJah – Week In My Knees
11 Tanya Stephens – Weather Change
12 Tanya Stephens – Wine Up Pon Mi
13 Jessica – Foolish
14 Donna Marie – Bad Bad Boy
15 Sophia Squire – My Love, My Love
16 Timeka Marshall – Lying Love
17 Alaine – Better Than This
18 Etana – Silly
19 Alaine – So In Love
20 Timeka Marshall – No One But You
21 Alaine – Amazing
22 Timeka Marshall – New Man
23 Alicia Keys featuring Junior Reid – No One
24 Marcia Griffiths – Deep In My Heart
25 Lady Stephanie – Guardian Angel
26 Carol Gonzales – Spoiled By Your Love
27 Nadine Sutherland – Who Is Gonna Love Me
28 Cecile – Popular Girl
29 Carol Gonzales – Nothing Else Will Do
30 Shuga – Sup M Sup M
31 Timeka Marshall – When You Play That Song
32 Kelissa – Sing
Little Pinchers has released another new single, this one entitled “Just Wanna Love You.”
The “Just Wanna Love You.” download is available below .
Atlanta-area residents are in for a treat on Sunday, October 5th as eloquent singer/songwriter, Little Pinchers will host Rocksteady – the classic reggae monthly event at The Sound Table.