The Biggest Lovers Rock Anthems of the 90s

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Direct download: 2_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3

Episode 2 - Greatest Lovers Rock Combination Anthems of the 90s

Reggae Lover Episode 2 – Greatest Lovers Rock Combination Anthems of the 90s

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.

 

Thank you for listening!  Requests? Feedback? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.

Direct download: 2_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3

The Top Conscious Reggae Collaborations of the 1990′s

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This mix consists strictly of my favorite type of song, the collabo aka combination (duet, trio, etc.).  There is usually more energy to a song whenever two or more artists decide to join forces on a single musical project and in reggae music, the excitement is heightened when singers team up with deejays.

Reggae Lover Episode 1 - 1990s Combinations

Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 1 – 1990s Combinations

The combinations selected here are all reality (culture) tunes from the 1990s decade and a listen will most likely improve your mood.  Yes, this compilation will appeal to the #ReggaeLover, fight depression, and promote virtuous ways.

The track list is below. Requests? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.

Reggae Lover Episode 1 Playlist

1 Beenie Man and Luciano – Crazy Baldheads
2 Beenie Man and Barrington Levy – Murder (Remix)
3 Shabba Rank and Cocoa Tea – Flag Flown High
4 Beenie Man and Determine – Kette Drum
5 Capleton and Yami Bolo – Put Down The Weapon
6 Beenie Man and Barrington Levy – Under Me Sensi (Remix)
7 Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Ain’t It Good To Know
8 Luciano and Sizzla – Jah Blessing
9 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin – Rebel With A Cause
10 Garnet Silk and Tony Rebel – A Man Is A Man
11 Buju Banton and Tony Rebel – A So
12 Buju Banton and Toots – 54 46
13 Sugar Black and Lebenculah – Oh Jah
14 Carlton Livingston and Shabba Ranks – Don’t Follow Rumors
15 Chevell Franklin and Lady G – Thank You
16 Luciano, Terror Fabulous, Louie culture – We’re All In This Thing Together
17 Sizzla and Jah Cure – King In This Jungle
18 Garnet Silk and Richie Stephens – Fight Back

Direct download: 1_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3 (right-click and “Save as…” to download mp3 / left-click to stream)

 

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Jimmy Cliff on stage at the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2013

Reggae/Dancehall Year In Review 2013

A round-up of Reggae/Dancehall in 2013 with a month by month summary of events, album releases, performances, charts and the 2013 Top 10 Richest Reggae/Dancehall artists alive.

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The Voice Winner Tessanne

The Voice Winner Tessanne
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Free Download: Penthouse Records Tribute Mix #reggae #podcast

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The man behind Donovan Germain with Romain Virgo.

The man behind Penthouse Records, Donovan Germain with reggae singer Romain Virgo. Photo Credit: unitedreggae.com

100% music from Penthouse Records can be heard in this mix-show podcast as heard live on the syndicated ‘Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda‘ radio broadcast (Daflavaradio.com Wednesdays 6-9pm EST)

Buju Banton - Mr Mention album cover for Buju's 1992 debut album.

Buju Banton – Mr Mention album cover for Buju’s 1992 debut album.

Download link.  Enjoy the Penthouse Records Mix cloudcast on Mixcloud.

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Penthouse Records 25 Years The Journey Continues #reggae

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Donovan Germain and Penthouse Studio productions are firmly entrenched in the history of reggae music. The studio, originally located at 56 Slipe Road in Kingston was the birth place of many classic hits.
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The 2 CD/DVD collection presents 47 classic and current hits for a timeless listening experience.

To commemorate twenty five years since the founding of the Penthouse recording studio, VP Records is proud to announce the January 14th release of “Penthouse Records 25Years – The Journey Continues.”
The selection presented here offers a ‘best of’ Penthouse yesterday, today and tomorrow. The label has nurtured some of the biggest names in reggae on the microphone and behind the mixing boards, with much of their work included here.
The bonus DVD is a newly created tribute to the label and its founder featuring interviews with many key players from the Penthouse Records story.  

Source: VP Records

 

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Tad’s Record Brings the Year’s Biggest Hits with The Ultimate 2013

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Tad’s Record brings the heat with this year’s hottest dancehall songs, all on one album, with their latest release The Ultimate 2013 – Various Artists, available worldwide on June 25, 2013, with pre-order available now.

Featuring the biggest names in dancehall music currently, The Ultimate 2013 sets the soundtrack for the year and is the only album where you will find all of your favorite new dancehall tunes.

The physical album boasts 26 sizzling singles, and the digital album contains 36 tracks, 10 of them being raw or explicit versions of singles from the physical album.

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“The Ultimate 2013 is the latest release of our flagship ‘Various Artists’ compilation albums,” states Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record. “It is the sixth production and we truly believe that it is the best yet.”

This installment of the critically acclaimed compilation features dancehall juggernauts Mavado, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, I-Octane, Buju Banton, Konshens, Demarco, Aidonia, Fambo, Ninja Man and new sensation Chronixx, among others.

It spotlights recent dancehall hits such as “Live My Life” by Mavado, “Gal A Gimmi Bun” by I-Octane, “Judgment” by Chronixx and “Lighter” by Vybz Kartel, along with an extend playlist of other dancehall staples to keep the party going all year long.

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“The Ultimate 2012 received rave reviews, especially since it featured major acts such as Baby Cham, but The Ultimate 2013 has topped that by featuring new singing sensation Chronixx,” discloses Dawkins. “Each year we endeavor to live up to our tag line of providing ‘the ultimate reggae experience’ and we are confidently satisfied in the job that we have been doing thus far.”

The Ultimate 2013 will be available worldwide on June 25, 2013 from all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, from Tad’s Record. Pre-order of the album is available now. For more information, please visit tadsrecord.com.

 

My Conclusion – Stephen Marley feat. Akon & Buju Banton (New Video)

My Conclusion - Stephen Marley feat. Akon & Buju Banton

Stephen Marley sings

Stephen Marley sings (Photo credit: GregPC)

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Buju Banton performing at the Ilosaarirock fes...

Buju Banton performing at the Ilosaarirock festival in Joensuu (Finland) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The 1st Lady of Reggae, Album in Stores – Marcia Griffiths And Friends

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The first lady of reggae is Marcia Griffiths. No other female vocalist has charted hits in as wide a range of styles in the genre. She is a one of a kind performer with a truly unique history in the music. In tribute to this great lady, Penthouse productions presents the two CD collection "Marcia and Friends" with 38 duets recorded in collaboration with the label. The collection features some of reggae's top vocalists in combination with the legendary singer.

Marcia Griffiths – Marcia Griffiths And Friends – Artwork

The first lady of reggae is Marcia Griffiths. No other female vocalist has charted hits in as wide a range of styles in the genre.  She is a one of a kind performer with a truly unique history in the music.  In tribute to this great lady, Penthouse productions presents the two CD collection “Marcia and Friends” with 38 duets recorded in collaboration with the label.  The collection features some of reggae’s top vocalists in combination with the legendary singer.

 

Reggae Artist Matik Keeps It Burning

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Reggae Artist Matik

Reggae Artist Matik

Jamaican-born, Los Angeles-based fusion reggae artist Matik is featured on Yahoo for his ineffable stance against the war on medical marijuana, which is addressed in his new single and video, “Keep It Burning.” Born Matthew Seow in Kingston and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Matik returns to his roots for this musical journey with a message.

“The mission is to really connect with the people,” reveals Matik. “I’m always trying to innovate and build on the foundation that all the greats before me have set.” Matik embarked on his mission over 5 years ago, with the ultimate goal of causing a revolution through music. His attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who depend on medical marijuana to ease their pain and suffering, and the legal battle to halt the distribution of medical marijuana to those who are in dire need. His message propelled his name across media, including cyber giant Yahoo, which recently shared his fight and message with their global audience. (Read Yahoo feature here.)

Matik is signed to Rootstar Entertainment, and has teamed up with some stellar names in reggae and dancehall music over the years, including producers Tony “CD” Kelly and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee of Black Chiney. He has also collaborated with the likes of dancehall star Ce’Cile and Latin rapper Don Dinero. Matik’s unique style is greatly influenced by a diverse array of artists, including Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bounty Killer and Buju Banton, just to name a few.

“Keep It Burning” is now available digitally worldwide, on the Sunset Blvd Riddim compilation album, released on November 2, 2012 from Typhoon Music Group. It has been embraced by reggae radio, both in the U.S. and Jamaica, receiving airplay on Jamaica’s top radio stations including IRIE FM, Hitz92 FM, ZIP FM, and HOT97BOSTON in the US.

The “Keep It Burning” video was directed by Jonathan Chia and portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen. The video was shot at a dispensary in Los Angeles, just days before getting shut down. It debuted in late November on YouTube, and has amassed an astounding 25,000 views in less than a month, keeping this budding entertainer a burning topic for his growing audience, worldwide.

Matik will be releasing more singles, with an EP currently in production for early 2013. For more information on Matik, log on to matikmusic.com, and like him at Facebook.com/OriginalMatik or follow at Twitter.com/theMatik, YouTube.com/theRealMatik or Instagram.com/Matik_Music. For all inquiries, contact Rootstar Entertainment at Rootstar.Ent@gmail.com.

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Wayne Wonder Mix – Reggae Vault Classics 48

50 of Wayne Wonder‘s hits are featured in this extended mix segment complete with biographical facts courtesy of Highlanda Sound and the Reggae Vault Classics show. Look for Wayne Wonder’s new album in stores now entitled “My Way.”

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Wayne Wonder @ Reggae Splash Tour (Photo credit: By Lisou)
1 Heal The World
2 Emptiness
3 Murder featuring Buju Banton
4 Talk About (Dub)
5 One More Chance
6 Hold On
7 Keep Forgeting
8 Sensi Ride featuring Don Youte
9 Only You
10 Do You?
11 When I’m With You
12 Lonely featuring Buju Banton
13 Ebony Eyes
14 Face It
15 Forever Young
16 Youre The One
17 Anything For You
18 Saddest Day
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Wayne Wonder Album Now In Stores
19 Movie Star featuring Buju Banton
20 Nothing At All
21 Give Me That Love
22 You Send The Rain
23 Let Us Be Friends featuring D’Angel
24 Dem A Worry
25 Informer (Dub)
26 Baby You And I
27 Why Did You?
28 I’ll Be Loving You
29 Rumors
30 Desperately
31 You Go Girl featuring Spragga Benz
32 All This Time
33 Never Meant To Lie featuring Spragga Benz
34 Live and Learn featuring Louie Culture
35 Talk About featuring Terror Fabulous
36 Loving Excess featuring Don Youte
37 Bashment Girl
38 Joyride featuring Baby Cham
39 Keep Them Coming
40 Criss Pack Of Boots featuring Bounty Killer
41 Sing A Long
42 Informer
43 Glamour Gal
44 Dreamland featuring Frisco Kid
45 The Story w/ Surprize
46 Can’t Be Duplicated
47 Run Out Pon Dem
48 If I Ever
49 Hold Me Now
50 Caught Up

 

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