Paying Tribute to the Crown Prince – Reggae Vault Classics 17

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This is the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.


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Dennis Emmanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the pioneers of the lovers rock sub-genre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favorite singer, and dubbed him “The Crown Prince of Reggae.”

D. Brown also is my favorite singer of all time so in tribute I have compiled a mix consisting of 20 songs. The subject matter of the selected music here is varied and some tracks were commercially successful, whereas some are old dusty vault classics that give me goosebumps and I wanted to feature.

This is only part 1, so fans of the Crown Prince please make sure to download this one and subscribe to the podcast for automatic updates.

Click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. 

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Playlist

1 Rasta Children
2 Live and Love
3 Should I
4 The Prophet Rides Again
5 Here I Come (Flat-Foot Hustling) featuring Dillinger
6 That Little Girl
7 Home Sweet Home
8 Concentration
9 To The Foundation
10 Liberation
11 We All Are One featuring Beres Hammond and Freddie McGregor
12 Sitting And Watching
13 Friends For Life
14 Nice Bad Mind Friend
15 He Ain’t Heavy
16 No Man Is An Island
17 Show Us The Way
18 Cassandra
19 Revolution
20 Stop The Fussing And Fighting

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Standing Soldier Demarco

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COLLIN ‘DEMARCO’ EDWARDS

As an artiste in the music industry, having a name that means ‘greatest lover’ leaves one to think that this person is a calm, soulful singer. But, with hit songs like Falling Soldiers and Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten, one would have to think twice when it comes to 25-year-old singjay and producer Collin ‘Demarco’ Edwards.

When TEENage asked him why that name, with a boyish smile on his face he replied: “Well it means greatest lover still, also mi middle name is Demar and the ‘Co’ stems from my first name.”

Only seven years in the music industry and Demarco has already made his mark locally and internationally. Doing collaborations with artistes like Foxy Brown (Dreams); Free, ex-presenter of BET’s 106 & Park; Elephant Man (Over World), Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Lady Saw, Spice and Assassin, one could say he’s very versatile.

Demarco was not a model student, though he passed the Common Entrance Examinations for the school of his choice, Ardenne High. While at school he developed friendships with some ‘bad company’, he said, and that got him expelled. The same thing happened at Bridgeport High School.

His mother, who was abroad at the time, heard of her son’s reprehensible behaviour and promptly sent for him. At 16, Demarco migrated to the United States to live with his mother, unsure of what the future would hold for him there. Then along came music. His mother was, surprisingly, fully supportive of his efforts as a sinjay and producer.

Being a producer, he experiences the ups and downs of the music industry. Therefore, when he returned to Jamaica in December 2005, to finish what he started abroad, Demarco had no problem fitting into the Jamaican style of music management. Having signed to Starcut Records only good things are expected from this artiste.

TEENage later asked him what inspired him to write the song that got the most forward over the festive season, Falling Soldiers.

“A lot of my friends died so that was my main inspiration. Big up di people dem weh guaad mi,” said the singjay, who admires Lady Saw to the max.

TEENage then got ‘a little’ personal with the male singer and asked him about his personal life. With a smile that could calm any hurricane, he proudly speaks of his only child, “My daughter is the only one inna mi life”, he said, as the TEENage team looked on in anticipation. If only every man was like this about their child, one thought.

With the country’s high crime rate, Demarco feels that more conscious music will make a change. He hopes his song Betta Jamaica will have a positive effect on the crime rate.

When TEENage asked him if he was comfortable with present happenings in the music industry, he had this to say: “People start accepting the young artiste in the music business now, so it’s going positive.”

TEENage wants to thank Demarco for leaving a positive impact on dancehall music and wishes him all the best with his future plans.

SOURCE: Jamaicaobserver.com

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April Chart Toppers and New Releases – Dancehall Now Episode 21

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Dancehall Now
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for April 27, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 No Goodbye – Beres Hammond
2 Lioness on The Rise – Queen Ifrica
3 Tonight – Jovi Rockwell
4 Come Breed Me – Vybz Kartel featuring Indu
5 The Youths (Guitar Mix) – Wesley Diamond featuring Red Rat
6 Good Love – Wayne Marshall
7 Versility – Vybz Kartel featuring Indu
8 Hit The Gas – Tanto Metro and Devonte featuring Selena Serrano
9 Call On Me – Jah Cure featuring Phyllisia
10 Cease Fire – Jr. King, Zebulun, Deciple, and Revelation
11 Gimme Likkle – Beenie Man featuring Sexy P
12 Affi Come Back – Vybz Kartel
13 Never Change (From Mawning) – Chino
14 Bad Boys – Laden
15 Shine On Jamaica – Cherine Anderson
16 Blame It On The Weed – Wayne Marshall
17 War Bridge (Remix) – Bounty Killer
18 Out and Bad Bogle Tribute – RDX
19 Inna Life (Refixx) – Laden
20 Good Girl – Tarrus Riley featuring Konshens
21 Tell It Like It Is – Stevie Face
22 Coming Home – Stevie Face
23 A Thousand Miles Away – Ras Penco

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