Reggae Lover Podcast #23
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This installment of the Reggae Lover Podcast focuses on motivational songs performed by the finest artists of today including Alborosie from Italy, Zebulun from Trinidad, Gentleman from Germany, and Jamaica’s reggae revival catalysts: Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9, and Jesse Royal among others.
Select veteran artists are featured here as well, all singing uplifting and encouraging lyrics of socially conscious, responsible, and spiritual subject matter.
Please research each of these artists, purchase their music, and support this very important resurgence in the global reggae music movement. Links to purchase most of the songs are provided in the track list below.
1 Alborosie featuring Spiritual – Marathon
2 Alborosie featuring Gentleman – Celebration
3 ReneGrade – Black Survivor
4 Agent Sasco – Rebellious Nature
5 Spectacular – We Can Do It
6 Jah Bouks – No Slave
7 Kelissa – Wake Up
8 Koxx – Believer
9 Jah Cure – Life We Live
10 Chronixx – Wall Street
11 Protoje featuring Chronixx – Who Knows (feat. Chronixx)
12 Spragga Benz featuring Marcia Griffiths – No Way No How feat. Marcia Griffiths
13 Sizzla – Chant Dem Down
14 Zebulun – Better Will Come
15 Lutan Fyah featuring Chronixx – Cyaaan Do We Nothing (feat. Chronixx)
16 Jah 9 – Reverence
17 Iba Mahr – Great is H.I.M
18 Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble
19 Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas – Single
20 Christopher Martin – Jah Light
21 Chronixx – Eternal Fire
22 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Protoje – Warrior
23 Kelissa featuring Keznamdi – Gideon (feat. Keznamdi)
24 Kelissa – Afrika
25 Dubtonic Crew – Nah Give Up
26 Etana – People Talk
27 Protoje – Resist Not Evil
28 Jimmy Reid – Nah Give Up
29 Etana – I am Not Afraid (Acoustic)
30 Chronixx – Champion
31 Chronixx – Beat & A Mic
32 Warrior King – Never Lose My Culture
33 Chronixx featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Sizzla, & Protoje – Selassie Souljahz
34 Protoje – Our Time Come
35 Chronixx – Odd Ras
36 Chronixx – Spirulina
37 Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love
38 Kelissa featuring Kabaka Pyramid – Word Power Sound
39 Chronixx – Thanks and Praise
40 Chronixx – Ain’t No Giving in
41 Sizzla – I Am No Better
42 Sizzla – It’s a Rocky Road
43 Jah Sun and Kabaka Pyramid – Foundation
44 Kabaka Pyramid featuring Chronixx – Mi Alright
45 Chronixx – Life Over Death
46 Kabaka Pyramid – Liberal Opposer
47 Hyah Slyce – Jah Is My Keeper
48 Etana – I am Strong
49 Chronixx – Like A Whistle
50 Nas and Damian Marley – Count Your Blessings
51 Jesse Royal – Light Like A Feather
52 Masicka – Me Seh Life
53 Mavado – At The Top (Just Us)
54 Charly Black – Unstoppable
55 Tessanne Chin Ft. Alaine, Tami Chynn & Queen Ifrica – Beautiful Sista
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Super Cat, Don Dada album artwork.
Super Cat is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. His nickname, “Wild Apache”, was given to him by his mentor Early B. He is the elder brother of reggae artist Junior Cat and is considered one of the greatest deejays within the Jamaican dance-hall scene to date.
This is not a commercial mix so if your’e listenting for the collaborations with Kriss Kross, Biggie Smalls, and 112 recorded after Cat was signed to Columbia Records, you are in the wrong place.
This mix goes back to the roots in the Cockburn Pen / Seaview Gardens section of Kingston, captures the style Super Cat brought live on stage performing with KillamanJaro Sound System, and tours through recordings produced by Steely & Clevie, King Jammy‘s, and his own Wild Apache Productions label.
About an hour in length, here is the #ReggaeLover tribute to Super Cat, a major figure in the positive-consciousness dancehall movement.
Reggae Lover Podcast – Tue, 2 September 2014
Episode 21 – Augustus Pablo, The Original Rocker
Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards.
He popularized the use of an instrument called the melodica.In his role as musician and producer he has helped to shape the reggae music genre.
Vocalist Jacob Miller, who was heavily influenced by Pablo, starts this episode off with “Baby I Love You So” followed by the dub version of said tune entitled “King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown.” Both works can be found on the ‘Easy Skanking‘ album. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub.
Selections heard in this mix include quintessential tracks from classic albums ‘Ital Dub,’ ‘East of the River Nile,’ ‘Java Java Dub,’ and ‘Valley Of Jehosaphat,’ among others.
Also listen out for Wayne Wonder in dubplate style singing over the Java riddim for Highlanda Sound, and the voice of SuperPEC on his exclusive “Mommy Dearest,” for which he chose the “East of River Nile” instrumental in tribute to Pablo.
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Reggae Lover Podcast, my first “dubwise” edition. This mix was specially requested by Ras Jamal in Savannah, Georgia and features the musical productions and performances of Lee “Scratch” Perry exclusively.
One of the pioneers in the development of dub music and remixing in addition to numerous other innovations in production, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry truly paved the way for the EDM, Hip-Hop, and Reggae movements of today. Learn more about Perry’s amazing career.
We start off in the 60 – 70 BPM range with The Upsetters‘ Curly Dub and move into a couple different dub versions of Satisfy My Soul featuring Bob Marley and The Wailers. The Upsetters’ Super Ape is up next, leading into a “Vibrate On” medley. Augustus Pablo, Max Romeo, Hugo Blackwood and Dr. Alimantado are featured on the riddim alongside Perry and The Upsetters. A cool blend transitions from there into Bob Marley dub once again with “Live,” a Lively Up Yourself dub version and then a Screw Face dub version entitled “Face Man.”
Junior Murvin can then be heard singing “Roots Train,” followed by his massive hit tune “Police And Thieves.” I selected 3 tracks from Perry’s “Arkology” box set on the same riddim. The voices of Glen DaCosta and Jah Lion are featured in this set along with some wicked Saxophone and the masterful instrumentation of Lee Perry dubbing out on the board.
For the next few tracks I go into the Jungle Dub album, my favorite album of Perry’s work. The very heavy-weight Super Ape album, Ras Jamal’s highest rated Scratch Perry album is also a focal point of this mix. Other noteable selections served up are “Bad Walking” with Tommy McCook and “I Chase The Devil/Croaking Lizard” with Max Romeo and Prince Jazzbo.
Please email me (email@example.com) if you want the full tracklist. My wish is that listeners will hear this mix and go looking for Lee Perry’s music to purchase. Dub music should be a part of every reggae lover’s music collection.
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This one is for all fans of rebel music. The passionate artistry and instrumentation of reggae legend Peter Tosh is highlighted here in a 1 hour mix consisting of 32 crucial cuts. Dedicated to all revolutionaries and reggae lovers.
#ReggaeLover Podcast 18 – Peter Tosh Mix. Photo courtesy of PeterTosh.com
Atlanta, GA. Mon, 11 August 2014
1 Stepping Razor
2 Nothing But Love
3 Soon Come
4 Mystic Man
5 Bush Doctor
6 Get Up, Stand Up
8 Crystal Ball
9 Here Comes The Judge
10 Guide Me From My Friends
11 Legalize It
12 Fight On
13 Them A Fi Get A Beatin’
14 Johnny B Goode
15 Rastafari Is
17 Ketchy Shuby
18 Brand New Second
19 Downpressor Man
20 What You Gonna Do
21 Equal Rights
22 Jah Guide
25 Coming In Hot
26 No Sympathy
27 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
28 The Poor Man Feel It
29 I’m The Toughest
30 Rock With Me
31 Buk-In-Hamm Palace
32 The Day The Dollar Die
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This was a listener requested mix consisting of the biggest tracks from 4 singers: King Kong, Half Pint, Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty. Ray said he thought these artists sound alike and that called for a mix with their hits.
Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 16 – King Kong, Nitty Gritty, Half Pint, Tenor Saw
Their voices are easily distinguishable to my ear, but I agree that Tenor Saw and Nitty Gritty sang with a very similar and unique style. King Kong ended up copying that style of vocal delivery, but Half Pint carved out his own lane on the way to enormous success in the 1980s and 90s as a reggae crooner.
RIP to Nitty Gritty and Tenor Saw whose likes were cut down way too early. This is a dedication to you and every reggae lover.
1 Jah Jah Rule – King Kong
2 Message To All Beginners – Tenor Saw
3 Greetings – Half Pint
4 Roll Call – Tenor Saw
5 Lots of Sign – Tenor Saw
6 Run Come Call Me – Tenor Saw
7 Trouble Again – King Kong
8 Pumpkin Belly (Old Time Proverbs) – Tenor Saw
9 Run Down The World – Nitty Gritty
10 Mr. Landlord – Half Pint
11 One Big Family – Half Pint
12 Rub A Dub Market – Tenor Saw
13 Who Is Gonna Help Me Praise – Tenor Saw
14 Draw Mi Mark – Nitty Gritty
15 Soul Mate – Half Pint
16 Golden Hen – Tenor Saw
17 Champion Sound – King Kong
18 Ring The Alarm Quick – Tenor Saw / Buju Banton
19 False Alarm – Nitty Gritty
20 Good Morning Teacher – Nitty Gritty
21 Fever – Tenor Saw
22 Crazy Girl – Half Pint
23 Hog Inna Minty – Nitty Gritty
24 Zero Them Minds – Nitty Gritty
25 Substitute Lover – Half Pint
26 Shirley Jones – Tenor Saw
27 Winsome – Half Pint
28 We Run Things – Nitty Gritty
29 Where Is Your Culture – King Kong
30 No Work On Sunday – Tenor Saw
31 Stand Me Now – King Kong
32 Kill Dem Wid It – King Kong
33 My Sound Stands Alone – King Kong
34 Ready Done – Nitty Gritty
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.
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
This Sizzla mix was suggested by a fellow Reggae Lover, Kris in Atlanta, and truthfully I am grateful for such a suggestion. The messages in Sizzla’s music have aroused and inspired many people over the past 20 years including myself. This mix goes through the best of Kalonji’s catalog from 1995 to now and includes singles from ‘Radical,’ one of 2014’s Sizzla albums – a real “throwback” and a surefire treat. Listen now, and spread the download link around when you get a chance.
The Reggae Lover Podcast Sizzla Salute Mix – 20 years of Kalonji. Mixed by Kahlil Wonda, Highlanda Sound System
1 No White God
2 Really and Truly
3 Praise Ye Jah
4 Solid As A Rock
5 Smoke Marijuana
6 No Wicked Man
7 Dem Ah Wonder
8 Babylon A Listen
9 Jah Never Fail I
11 One Love
12 Clean Up Your Heart
13 Made Of
15 Babylon Homework
16 Jah Blessing with Luciano
18 Kings Of The Earth
19 Police in Helicopter with John Holt
20 Do You Ever?
21 Good Ways
23 Gwaan Star
24 Like Mountain
26 Good Things
27 Dem Ah Try Ah Ting
28 Lovely Morning
29 Freedom Cry
30 Render Your Heart
31 Chant Dem Down
32 Take Myself Away
33 To The Point
34 King In The Jungle with Jah Cure
35 Holding Firm
36 Explain To The Almighty
38 Till It Some More
39 Show Us The Way
40 Love Is Always There
41 Beautiful World
42 Give Them A Ride
43 Trust and Love
44 Sad Mistake
45 Blaze Fire Blaze
46 No Other Like Jah
47 Collie with Sugar Minott
48 Dem Ah Gaze