The Ladies of Reggae Rocksteady Foundation

The Empresses of Reggae Music’s Golden Era Featured

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Recordings selected and mixed in this episode are by female singers, mostly from the magical golden age of reggae and rocksteady, the finest years of the genre. You will hear a great deal of songs from dominant labels of the period, Studio One and Trojan Records as well as the reigning prolific artists Phyllis Dillon andMarcia Griffiths among others. Certainly a unique listening experience, please enjoy this musical treat and keep your feedback coming in to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your listenership. One love!

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Playlist:

1 Jennifer Lara – Natural Mystic
2 Angela Prince – No Bother With No Fuss Or Fight
3 Susan Cadogan – Fever
4 Nana McLean -Till I Kissed You
5 Doreen Shaffer – Try A Little Smile
6 Marcia Griffiths – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7 Phyllis Dillon – The Right Track
8 Hortense Ellis – I’m Just A Girl
9 Patsy Wallace – Moonlight Lover
10 Cecile Campbell – Whisper To Me
11 Marcia Aitken – I’m Still In Love
12 Althea and Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
13 Nana McLean – Have I Sinned
14 Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
15 Phyllis Dillon – Picture On The Wall
16 Judy Mowatt – She Kept On Talking
17 Marcia Griffiths – I Shall Sing
18 Phyllis Dillon – One Life To Live
19 Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
20 Doreen Schafer – I Don’t Know Why
21 Nora Dean – Barbwire
22 Charlotte – Banake
23 Judy Mowatt – Rescue Me
24 Rita Marley – One Draw
25 Norma Frasier – First Cut
26 Phyllis Dillon – Perfida
27 Judy Mowatt – I Shall Sing
28 The Soulettes – Bring It Up
29 Phyllis Dillon – If You Knew
30 Phyllis Dillon – A Thing Of The Past
31 Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop

The Taxi Riddim featured in exclusive Dancehall foundation mix

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The TAXI riddim has been around for a long time, and it will never leave the dancehall. This riddim is foundation!!

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I kicked off this special mix with the Sister Nancy hit entitled One Two which was released around 1976 by producer Winston Riley on the Techniques label. There are a few earlier versions of Taxi, but once Sly and Robbie cut their version, the riddim really took off.  You will hear 30 tracks in the mix, ranging from the 1980s to 2009.

This unique mix was suggested by a subscriber.  How does this compare to other Taxi riddim mixes you have heard?  Use #ReggaeLover across all social media when sharing the links or giving feedback, or email directly to ReggaeLoverPodcast@Gmail.com.

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Tracklist:

1 Sister Nancy – One Two
2 Yelloman and Fathead – Bam Bam
3 Sister Nancy and Yellowman – Bloodstain
4 Sanchez – Some Guys
5 Wayne Wonder – Anything For You
6 Scotty – Shining Star
7 Wayne Wonder – Fast Car
8 Foxy Brown – Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
9 Junie Ranks – Lick Out
10 Tiger – Ram Dancehall
11 Tony Rebel – New DJ Is Coming
12 Bounty Killer – The Lord Is My Salvation
13 Freddie MvGregor – Prophecy
14 Hammermouth – The Great
15 General Threes – Road Code
16 Johnny Osborne – Reasons
17 Junior Reid – Bubblers
18 Little John – True Confessions
19 Burro Banton – Dem A Gangster
20 Andrew Bell – Escape The Beating (Dubplate)
21 Rude Boyz International – Champion (Dubplate)
22 Mikey Melody – Mellow (Dubplate)
23 Capleton and Uplifter – Africa Bound
24 Sadiki – Lost Without You
25 Michelle Gordon – Exhale Shoop Shoop
26 Ambelique – Taxi
27 Bitty McClean – Lately (Jamaican Mix)
28 Mr. Vegas – Gangsta Law (Radio)
29 Buju Banton – Driver
30 Elephant Man – Bring It

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Sugar Minott and Friends: Reggae Dancehall from the 80s and 90s

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.

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Tracklist:

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

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English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Affairs of The Heart – 100% Buju Banton for the Ladies

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This is the another exclusively Buju Banton episode, this time focusing on the subjects of love and relationships.

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The Reggae Lover Podcast: Episode 28 – Buju for the Ladies

Always a favorite with the female fan-base, Gargamel sets a high lyrical standard with efficient delivery as he sings, chants, and raps to and about the ladies.

Buju Banton Playlist:

1    Affairs of the Heart
2    One to One
3    Make You Mine
4    Good Lookin’ Gal
5    I Wanna Be Loved
6    Love Sponge
7    Don’t Give Way Me Tings
8    Miss Ready Body
9    Can’t Be My Lover
10  Love Me Brownin
11  Love Black Woman
12  If Loving Was A Crime
13  Go If You Want
14  Girl U Know
15  Good Body
16  Try Offa Yuh
17  Buy Love
18  Paid Not Played
19  Champion
20  Gone A Lead
21  Water Man
22  Your Night Tonight
23  It’s All Over
24  Love Haffi Request
25  Be My Love Tonight
26  Love You Like
27  Make My Day
28  Red Rose
29  Sense of Purpose
30  Hush Baby Hush

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Reasoning with Buju Banton: One-Drop Gargamel Mix

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In tribute to the the great Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie, Episode 27 of the #ReggaeLover podcast features conscious one drop collaborations, singles and songs from albums: Mr. Mention, Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Inna Heights, Unchained Spirit, Too Bad, Rasta Got Soul, and the Grammy award winning Before The Dawn.

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Foundation Roots, Reality and Culture

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Roots_Reggae_by_guidenzinIn 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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Song List:

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

Modern Hit Songs on Classic Studio One Riddims

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Welcome to another episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast. This installment takes us on a Studio One rhythm excursion, but instead of the original vault classics, here I feature songs produced and released in the last two decades. This mix highlights some of the best new recordings on remade versions of defining riddims recorded at Studio One such as “Answer,” “Love Me Forever,” “Vanity,” “Cuss Cuss,” and more.

Studio One is one of Jamaica‘s most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. The record label was involved with most of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s including ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall. Learn more about Studio One here.

TRACK LIST:

1 – Gappy Ranks – Put The Stereo On
2 – Chezidek – Far-I
3 – Luciano – Skank If You Skanking
4 – Sanchez – Praise Him
5 – Shinehead – Promises
6 – Burro Banton – Tek A Set
7 – Anthony B – Warrior
8 – Sizzla – Solid As A Rock
9 – Morgan Heritage – Reggae Music
10 – Sizzla – Jah Never Fail I
11 – Luciano – Where There Is Life
12 – Ray Darwin – False Alarm
13 – Sizzla – Just One Of Those Days
14 – Beres Hammond – They’re Gonna Talk
15 – Buju Banton – Innocent
16 – Jamelody – Loving Drives Me Crazy
17 – Gappy Ranks – Pumpin Belly
18 – Macka B – Never Play A 45
19 – Tarrus Riley – Protect Your Neck
20 – Warrior King – Melody
21 – Brian and Tony Gold – Sex Me
22 – Hopeton James – Send Your Threat (dubplate)
23 – Richie Spice – Youths Dem A Get Cold
24 – Beres Hammond – One Love, One Life
25 – Sanchez – Kiss Me Once
26 – Terror Fabulous – Can’t Stop Di Princess
27 – Sanchez – Chronic
28 – Doniki & Steady Ranks – Trod On
29 – Anthony B – One Thing
30 – Capleton – Can’t Sleep At Night
31 – Stevie Face – Can’t Go Round It
32 – Torch – I Need Your Love
33 – Anthony Cruz featuring Nikkiesha Barnes – Hold Me
34 – Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life
35 – Buju Banton – Lipstick Stains
36 – Etana featuring Vybrant – I Love U
37 – Eljai – The Leaders
38 – Luciano – Give Praise (dubplate)
39 – Garnet Silk – Kingly Character
40 – Chris Demontague – Love Is In The Air (Dub Mix)
41 – Gyptian – Never Seen Love Like This
42 – Tinga Stewart and Princess Jameli – Guilty

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New Inspirational Reggae, Brighter Days are Here Again

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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.

Track List:

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 GriffithsNo Way No How feat. Marcia Griffiths
13 SizzlaChant 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 MarleyCount 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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Bass Odyssey 25th with Cocoa Tea, Stone Love, Metro + more (audio download)

Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrates 25 years with Jamaica's first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Next year's staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Bass Odyssey 25th Anniversary (audio download below)

Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrated 25 years with their first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Sentinel from Germany joined Killamanjaro (Ricky Trooper makes a cameo appearance), Renaissance with Jazzy T, Metro Media with Skyjuice, Stone Love and Bass Odyssey in the juggling duties.  Sweet singing veteran Cocoa Tea blesses the stage alongside Singing Melody. Next year’s staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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Bass Odyssey with selector Worm alongside DJ Lexxy