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

The Finest Years Classic Reggae Mix (Revision)

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Tracklist

1 I-Roy – Welding
2 Frankie Jones – Wonderful World
3 Mighty Diamonds – Love Me Girl
4 Barrington Levy – Dances Are Changes
5 Michael Palmer – Pauline
6 Sanchez – Still In Love
7 Little John – All Over Me
8 Midnight Rider – Rucumber
9 Jah Thomas – Ghetto Dance
10 Heptones – Breaking Up
11 Barry Brown – Make It With You
12 Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
13 Marcia Griffiths – No No No
14 Gregory Isaacs – Tune In
15 John Holt – Satisfaction
16 Marcia Griffiths – Truly
17 Heptones – I’ve Got The Handle
18 Alton Ellis – Willow Tree
19 Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
20 Barrington Levy – My Woman
21 Bitty McClean – Cruising
22 Barry Brown – Sister Magling
23 Gregory Isaacs – Number One
24 Ken Boothe – When I Fall In Love
25 John Holt – Stick By Me
26 Phyliss Dilon – Picture On The Wall
27 Alton Ellis – Im Just A Guy
28 Johnny Osborne – Cant Buy My Love
29 Bob Andy – Let Them Say
30 Alton Ellis – Sitting In The Park
31 Ken Boothe – Without Love
32 Dobby Dobson – Loving Pauper
33 Ken Boothe – Moving Away
34 The Paragons – Danger In Your Eyes
35 Bob And Marcia – Always Together
36 Marcia Griffiths – Sea Of Love
37 Bitty McClean – Walk Away From Love
38 Alton Ellis – Rock Steady
39 John Holt – Stealing
40 Bob Andy – Too Experience
41 Horace Andy – Fever
42 Marcia Griffiths – I Need Love
43 Dennis Brown – Cassandra
44 Dennis Brown – Westbound Train
45 Phyliss Dilon – One Life To Live
46 Dennis Brown – Should I
47 Pyliss Dilon – If You Knew

Best of Dennis Brown Lovers Rock

The Ultimate Dennis Brown Lovers Rock Mix

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Reggae Lover #6 features 15 of the best Dennis Brown lover’s rock classics.  This is an essential mix highlighting “The Crown Prince” even though it does not include big hits ‘Silhouette,’ ‘Money In My Pocket,’ or ‘Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me.’

There are literally hundreds of other solid love songs from Dennis Brown’s catalog that are worthy of a spin, but since a new Reggae Lover podcast episode will be released weekly you can rest assured, there’s a great deal more in store.

If you love the vibes message us with the hash tag #ReggaeLover on TwitterFacebookGoogle +Instagram, or Pinterest.  Also you can email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com for requests and more information.

 

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Playlist

1   Dennis Brown – Caress Me Girl
2   Dennis Brown – Coming Home Tonight
3   Dennis Brown – How Could I Leave
4   Dennis Brown – Have You Ever Been In Love
5   Dennis Brown – Joy In The Morning
6   Dennis Brown ft. John Holt – Wildfire
7   Dennis Brown – A Love I Can Feel
8   Dennis Brown – Its Magic
9   Dennis Brown – Hold On To What Youve Got
10  Dennis Brown – It’s Not The Way
11  Dennis Brown – Friends For Life
12  Dennis Brown – Take Me To The Top
13  Dennis Brown – Love By The Score
14  Dennis Brown – Hit And Run
15  Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, U-Roy – Night Nurse

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Reggae reissue label Blood and Fire resurrected via VP alliance

US-based reggae label VP Records is resurrecting former British reggae independent Blood And Fire, with the indie’s former A&R chief Steve Barrow on board to run it.

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VP Records Relaunches Classic Reggae Label Blood and Fire

Blood and Fire was known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release.

photo: Gregory Isaacs release on Blood and Fire label

The initial VP/Blood and Fire collaboration will be a (vinyl only) limited edition 12″ of Gregory Isaacs’ 1978 single “Mr. Know It All,” scheduled for release on Record Store Day (Apr. 19).

 

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Various Artists: Songs For Reggae Lovers Vol. 5

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Songs For Reggae Lovers is back with Volume 5!

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The package features Lover’s Rock classics and exclusive new romantic reggae and love songs from Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest, Tarrus Riley and more.  

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Da’ BAND “IBADAN” – Toronto’s most exciting musical warriors

Toronto’s most exciting musical warriors dwell within the melodious confines of IBADAN. This “warrior camp” founded by bassist, Peter “Burna” Holung and keyboardist, Edwin Harrigan in 1994, is the site where dedicated members hone their skills to perfect the product, IBADAN; Reggae’s and R&B’s sweetest exponent from Toronto .

The IBADAN crew, an eclectic mix of music combatants from Jamaica, The British Virgin Islands (via Anguilla) and Canada, is easily identifiable by an insistent and “unique militancy” that punctuates every note they play. The result is an intoxicating and hypnotic mélange of the sweetest Reggae and Rhythm and Blues arrangement and vocals that never fails to pierce a path into the psyche and hearts of its targets.

Sharp, tight and extraordinarily professional, IBADAN fuses the techniques of Marley, Third World, Earth Wind & Fire, The Funk Brothers and even The Beatles.


From the worlds’ most famous drum and bass duo, Sly and Robbie, to The U.K.’s singing sensation, Bitty McLean; Reggae Ambassadors, Third World to heavyweight veterans Ken Booth, Leroy Sibbles, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Luciano and Tony Rebel; this gifted ensemble of musicians is Canada’s most favorite reggae band.

Fortified by the talent of its instrumentalists, – Peter, Edwin, Chris and Donnie – lead singer, D’Vocalz and the gorgeous and capable supporting vocalists, Rraine and Marcia; IBADAN is now a staple of almost every major festival and night spot in Toronto. Yet, there are bigger goals to accomplish and many more territories to conquer.

We Remember Gregory Isaacs Tribute Album Coming Soon

Saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser has assembled an all-star cast of singers and musicians to pay homage to an icon of reggae. ‘We remember Gregory Isaacs’ presents sixteen of the legendary vocalists most loved songs.

The life and music of Gregory Isaacs is celebrated by producer Dean Fraser and an international cast of vocalists on ‘We Remember Gregory Isaacs’. This collection of hits and lesser known Isaacs’ recordings includes a bonus disc of instrumental versions performed by producer and saxophonist Dean Fraser. Featured performers include Tarrus Riley singing ‘Front Door’ and ‘My Number One’ performed by Gyptian.

 

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U-Roy Interview – Reggae Vault Classics 33

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for March,  2011 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.

This episode includes a very special interview with Daddy U-Roy and the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio and Route1Radio.com.

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Playlist:

1  Rightful Ruler featuring Peter Tosh
Wake The Town
3  No More War
4  Come Home Little Girl
5  The Higher The Mountain featuring Big Youth
Tide Is High
Jah Jah
8  Listen To The Teacher
9  Runaway Girl
10 Have Mercy
11 Dread Inna Babylon Dub
12 Chalice In The Palace
13 Love Is Overdue
14 “A” Class Rub-A-Dub with Sugar Minott and Supercat
15 Tom Drunk with Hopeton Lewis
16 My Girl
17 Small Axe
18 Natty Rebel
19 Night Nurse with Dennis Brown, and Gregory Isaacs
20 Wear You To The Ball

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Reggae Vault Classics featuring Mykal Rose

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio every Wednesday at 6pm EST.

This Episode’s Featured Artist Special Mix showcases Mykal Rose (Black Uhuru). This special mix touches the musical catalog and includes an interview with the  legendary artist.

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Reggae Vault Classics 18 – Mother’s Day Mix

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of May 4, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

To my mother Beverley, without you none of these mixes would be possible. To Jen, my wife and best friend, and Karin my sister, both huge parts of Highlanda’s success. To all the mothers in my family, extended family, and community. To the loving memory of those mothers who are no longer with us.

This is an extremely deep display of crucial selection containing many of my favorite songs, and some of the top rated one drop anthems of the ages. Every single song in the mix is a dedication to the mother, or deals with love, family values, and overcoming stuggle. The featured reggae vault classics range from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

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Playlist

1 Mama – Garnett Silk
2 Mama Africa – Garnet Silk
3 I Love My Woman – Yami Bolo
4 Childish Games – Marcia Griffiths
5 What You Gonna Do? – Buju Banton featuring Wayne Wonder
6 Teach the Children – Tony Rebel
7 Blow Your Nose – Everton Blender
8 Life Up Your Head – Everton Blender
9 Freedom Cry – Sizzla
10 Haven’t I Told You – Sizzla
11 Mama – Anthony Cruz
12 Like A Mother To Me – Garnet Silk
13 Song My Mother Used To Sing – Dennis Brown
14 Family Man – Everton Blender
15 One Big Family – Half Pint
16 Soon As I Get Home – Sanchez
17 Good Ways – Sizzla
18 Soon Forward – Gregory Issacs featuring Sugar Roy
19 Her Own Man – Anthony B
20 Virtuous Woman – Warrior King
21 Juvenile – Juvenile
22 Never Go Where The Pagans Go – Warrior King
23 She Never Knew It – Norris Man
24 Arms of A Woman – Bushman
25 Tune In – Gregory Isaacs featuring Louie Culture
26 Big Heavy Gal – Tanya Stephens
27 Mama – Bounty Killer
28 Black Woman Love – Anthony B
29 One To One – Buju Banton
30 Thank You Mama – Sizzla
31 No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley And The Wailers

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