Welcome to the first reggae lover podcast episode of Spring 2015, marking the show’s one year anniversary. I have nothing but appreciation for those of you who listen to and support my podcast. I am in the process of moving and setting up a new studio to be able to continue producing this content so there have been some delays, but that will be over soon. Expect more unique mixes and informative updates to come your way on a weekly basis right here.
This mix was recorded live at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta on Friday March 20, 2015 where I represent the theme “Welcome To Jamrock.” This is a refreshing 100% reggae excursion where tunes and good vibes flow all night – a true reggae lover’s event in Atlanta.
This audio portion begins with 3 Protoje collaborations off the new ‘Ancient Future’ album featuring Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, and Sevana. Also in the mix, hear from Bob Marley and the Wailers, Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, Sluggy Ranks, Luciano, Sizzla, Inner Circle, Beres Hammond and many more.
This episode starts in 2015 with a couple new entries from Queen Ifrica and Archangel Superpec, but the overall selections focus on one-drop remixes, pop music covers, lovers rock, and roots reggae singles mostly from 2012 through 2014. The mix is filled with the sounds of today’s hottest producers and artists like Chronixx, Jah9, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure and more.
1 Queen Ifrica – Let Me Get To Know You
2 Archangel Superpec – There She Is
3 Maxi Priest featuring Stylo G – Easy To Love (Remix)
4 Beres Hammond – In My Arms
5 Them Island Boyz featuring Jah Cure – Kiss Me Girl
6 Romain Virgo – This Love
7 Sanchez – Now and Forever
8 Tarrus Riley – Young Heart
9 Gyptian – Love You Forever
10 Jah Cure – Love You Anyway
11 Rihanna ft. David Guetta – Right Now (J-Vibe Reggae Remix)
12 Chronixx – Alpha and Omega
13 Mavado – Soldiers (R.I.P Roach)
14 Usher – Climax (Walshy Fire / Jus Bus Reggae Remix)
15 Gappy Ranks – Carpenter
16 Jah9 – Steamers A Bubble
17 Tarrus Riley – For Me
18 Sean Paul featuring Damian Marley – Riot
19 Daville – Mirror
20 Tessanne Chin – If You Love Me
21 Shaggy featuring Beres Hammond – Fight This Feeling
22 Roots Queen – Fly With Me
23 Protoje – KIngston Be Wise
24 Busy Signal featuring Damian Marley – Kingston Town (Remix)
25 Jah Bouks – Angola
26 Amy Winehouse featuring Alborosie – Sweet Guitar (Remix)
27 Lutan Fyah – Diamond At Home
28 Tarrus Riley – Cold Girl
As the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association gets ready to host several events across the island in honor of Reggae Month (February), Jamaicans are gearing up for what is expected to be a high energy, fun-filled series of live stage shows, dancehall sessions, panel discussions and more.
The celebration of Reggae in the month of February is an annual event in Jamaica giving members of the public an opportunity to see their favorite Reggae and/or Dancehall artists perform live for little or in most cases, no cost. It is also an exciting time for the industry as the media and entertainers alike are usually engaged in one event or another.
Reggae month is also known as a major tourist attraction inviting Reggae enthusiasts from all over the world who would want to be in the home of Reggae not just for the entertainment but for the educational benefits as well. JARIA is always sure to include ongoing information sessions that deal with the history, business and technical aspects of Reggae music.
Some of the artists that will be hitting the stage to celebrate Reggae in February are Marcia Griffiths, Exco Levi, Pentateuch, Jah9, Omari, Richie Stephens, Freddie McGregor and that is just to name a few. For a list of scheduled events check out JARIA’s website.
This is another listener suggested mix specially prepared for the reggae lover podcast.
The ‘A Love I Can Feel‘ rhythm was first released on a vocal by John Holt under the same name in 1970. It was produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and was a sizeable hit. John Holt re-recorded his original vocal a number of times (about once per decade) including for Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes’ Volcano label, King Jammy, and the Parish label. The rhythm has been used around 100 times, most frequently by King Jammy and Donovon Germain of Penthouse Records.
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1 John Holt – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
2 Dennis Alcapone – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
3 Freddie McGregor – When I’m Ready – Studio One
4 George Scott – Love You Still – Studio One
5 Cornell Campbell – Give Your Love To Me – Gorgon
6 Prince Jazzbo – Straight To I-Roy Head – Lagoon
7 Shinehead – Golden Touch – African Love
8 Josey Wales – Weh Dem A Go Do “86″ – Tuff Gong
9 Nana McClean – Nana’s Medley – Penthouse
10 Sanchez – Wont Last A Day – Germain
11 Tony Tuff – I’ve Got To Get You – Penthouse
12 Richie Stephens – Trying To Get To You – Penthouse
13 Tony Rebel – Fresh Vegetable – Penthouse
14 Pinchers – Stand By Me Pt. 2 – Penthouse
15 Sanchez – I Can’t Wait – Digital B
16 Beres Hammond – Tempted To Touch
17 Beres Hammond and Cutty Ranks – Love Me Haffi Get
18 Pinchers – Dreams and Illusions – Jammys
19 Frankie Paul – Benefit of the Doubt – Black Scorpio
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Riddims featured include Tempo, Shank I Sheck, Rockfort Rock, Promised Land, and Darker Shade of Black plus 1996’s masterpiece from Flames Productions, the Lalabella among others, while the subject-matter is conscious, spiritual and cultural.
The finale is “Splashing Dashing” (the 23rd Psalm) being performed by Garnett Silk on the Champion of the Arena riddim, released on the Fattis Burrell’s Exterminator record label. Rest In Peace to Garnett Silk who flew away home to Zion almost exactly 20 years ago.
1 Queen Ifrica – Babylon Blunder
2 Anthony B – Good Cop
3 Anthony B – Police
4 Anthony B – Fire Bun Now
5 Bushman – Robbery
6 Aaron Silk – The Right Path
7 Uton Green – No Looking Back
8 Lebanculah and Sugar Black – Oh Jah
9 Everton Blender – Ghetto People Song
10 Tony Rebel – Why Be Afraid
11 Bounty Killer and Junior Reid – This World Too Haunted
12 Glen Washington – Why
13 Garnett Silk and Capleton – Complaint
14 Luciano – One Way Ticket
15 Luciano – Raggamuffin
16 Everton Blender – Blow Your Nose
17 Beres Hammond – Freedom
18 Garnett Silk – Splashing Dashing
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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.
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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Billy Mystic & The Mystic Revealers are back with a new collection of hits titled, ‘Crucial Cuts’ instores September 16, 2014.
The album features 13 of their best loved songs including; ‘Rasta Man’, ‘Space & Time’, and ‘Tell Them’ featuring Sizzla. ‘Crucial Cuts’ will introduce a whole new generation of reggae fans to the music of the Mystic Revealers.
1 Beres Hammond – Step Aside
2 Richie Stephens – Should I
3 The Meditations – A Woman Is A Shadow
4 Marcia Griffiths – Truly
5 Sizzla – Words of Devine
6 Dennis Brown – Love Got A Hold On Me
7 Razah – One In A Million
8 Tanya Stephens – Big Heavy Gal
9 Tanya Stephens – Its A Pity
10 Gregory Issacs – Night Nurse
11 The Chosen Few – Minstrel and Queen
12 Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me
13 Sizzla – Just One Of Those Days
14 Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly
15 Junior Kelly – Love So Nice
16 Beres Hammond – Tempted To Touch
17 Tony Rebel – Fresh Vegetable
18 Sanchez – Im Missing You
19 Gregory Isaacs – Love is Overdue
20 U-Roy – Love is Overdue Pt. II
21 Half Pint – Substitute Lover
22 Cocoa Tea – Love Me Truly
23 Sanchez – Fall In Love
24 Tony Curtis – Love Should Have Brought You Home
25 Tanya Stephens – You Don’t Know
26 Daville – Lovers and Friends
27 Daville featuring Sean Paul – Always On My Mind remix
28 Junior Kelly – Sunshine
29 Estelle featuring Sean Paul – Come Over remix
30 Buju Banton – Love Black Woman
31 Buju Banton – Love Me Brownin
32 Courtney Melody – Modern Girl
33 Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths – Always Together
34 Kashief Lindo – No Can Do
35 Cocoa Tea – Lonesome Side
36 Marcia Griffiths – All My Life
37 Leroy Gibbons – Four Season Lover
38 Tony Curtis – Sweet Lady
39 Taurus Riley – She’s Royal
40 Barrington Levy and Cutty Ranks – My Woman
41 Dennis Brown – Hold On To What You’ve Got
42 Freddie McGregor – Loving Pauper
43 Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low
44 I-Wayne – I Need Her In My Arms
45 Garnett Silk – All The Woman That I Need
46 Chevelle Franklyn – Good Love
47 Papa San – Strange
48 Inner Circle – Sweat
49 Barrington Levy – Too Experience
50 Errol Dunkley – Movie Star
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1 Yami Bolo and Merciless – Curly Locs
After a short intro from yours truly, this mix starts off with a 1996 hit, Yami Bolo and Merciless singing Curly Locs – a lovely representation of the Junior Byles original song.
2 Andrew Bell and Shelene Thomas – Can You Give Me What I Want?
A big lover’s tune that can be found on one of the VP Records “Strictly the Best” compilation albums from the 90s. Andrew Bell is still performing today and goes by the name Joseph Quote (aka “Bello”.
3 Sanchez and Beenie Man – Going Away
Quite simply one of the biggest songs on the prolific “Love Bump” riddim. The King of the Dancehall alongside Sanchez, one of Jamaica’s most beloved voices.
4 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – My Woman Now (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)
In the original version of this song, Buju takes too long to come in. Here, I have taken care of that problem. Let me know if you like the sound of this “Extra Buju Mix.”
5 Cocoa Tea and Nadine Sutherland – Its Now or Never
Many have forgotten that these two artists ever sang together on a track. The combo of silky smooth male and female vocals make this tune simply SWEET.
6 Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – Waiting In Vain
This is one song I just don’t mind hearing at any time. Done nicely by Cocoa and Cutty, this Bob Marley classic is bound to live forever
7 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Who Say
Stop everything! No keep going. This is one of the top combinations in the business period.
8 Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton – Too Young
I had a tough time selecting only one song from this riddim, but the production on this track is just perfect. Forward, Rewind and pull up dat!!!
9 Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – I’m Not A King
Once again, hear back-to-back entries from the sweet voice of Cocoa Tea, this time accompanied by Cutty Ranks, who remained relevant in the 90s with solid lyrical delivery in this style.
10 Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder – Lonley
The “Swing Easy” is always a riddim that one can I listen or skank to for an extended period. In this selection, I am pulling out some of the best cuts to feature, and Buju Banton along with Wayne Wonder have a winner with “Lonely.”
11 Chevelle Franklin and Lady G – The Right Slam (Kahlil Wonda Spicy Mix)
As a second song on in a row on the “Swing Easy” riddim, this song features two of the finest ladies of the era (80s – 90s dancehall). I have reworked the song here to bring Lady G in at the proper time, thus maintaining the vibes of the mix.
12 Twiggi and Buju Banton – I Want Your Love (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)
Buju is my artist, but here again the original press of this Penthouse Records Tempo riddim single makes you wait for a few verses to hear Gargamel come in. I have made some adjustments to the arrangement so that the singer, Twiggi, goes back and forth with the DJ. This creates the ultimate in vibes.
13 Beres Hammond and Josey Wales – Free and Single (Sweetness)
Beres is the living legend – what more can I say? With father Josey in combination on the Conversation riddim, this remix to “Sweetness” is dancehall solid gold.
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