The Top Reggae Bands of All Time | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 74

I curated some of the biggest hits from legendary bands: Third World, Israel Vibration, Inner Circle, Aswad, Black Uhuru, and Steel Pulse – groups who have presented fabulous reggae music performances and recordings for nearly half a century.

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Third World is a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk, and disco. Although it has undergone several line-up changes, Stephen “Cat” Coore and Richard Daley have been constant members.

Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants. They originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School – composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass); along with Basil’s brother Colin briefly on drums. Steel Pulse was the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick “Duckie” Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.

Aswad is a long-lasting British reggae group, noted for adding strong R&B and soul influences to the reggae sound. They have been performing since the mid-1970s, having released a total of 21 albums. “Aswad” means “black” in Arabic.

Inner Circle is a Jamaican reggae group. The group was originally called The Inner Circle Band and formed in 1968. The band achieved major success in the 1970s with Jacob Miller as their lead singer but split up after his death in 1980. They reformed in 1986 and had a major hit with the 1987 song “Bad Boys”, which serves as the theme song for the long-running Spike (formerly Fox Network) television program COPS.[1] They are also well known for their song “Sweat (A La La La La Long),” a big hit in the U.S. in the early 1990s. The band is known for blending pop and rock with reggae.

Israel Vibration is a reggae harmony group, originating from Kingston, Jamaica. Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig, and Cecil “Skelly” Spence all overcame childhood polio and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica in the 1970s. The trio initially met as children at a rehabilitation center.

I would also want to make mention of bands like Fab 5, UB40, Big Mountain, SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Raging Fyah, and there are and have been 1000’s of musical ensembles that dedicated themselves to pushing the reggae music envelope. Big ups to all singers and players of instruments.

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2017 Roots | Reggae Lover Podcast – Episode 71

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2017 has seen terrific progress for the sound of roots reggae music with the release of some powerful albums.

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Traditional roots music which is beloved by many and hailed as the sweetest vibe is refreshed and on display in the works of today’s artists featured here.  This is message music of the positive variety.

Chronixx, Jah9, Samory I, Kristine Alicia, Iba Mar, Spiritual, Queen Ifrica, and Protoje, along with veterans Anthony Malvo, Nadine Sutherland, Sizzla, Capleton and more paint pictures that speak loudly with powerful songs.

It brings me great pleasure to present Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 71 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.

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The Ultimate Answer Riddim Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast – Episode 65

The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.

The Answer Riddim is a reggae instrumental produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go" at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since. Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems.

Answer Riddim Mix, Episode 64 of the Reggae Lover Podcast by Highlanda Sound

Slim Smith & The Uniques recorded the tune “I’ll Never Let You Go” at Studio One studios in 1967. Selectors, deejays and backing bands have enjoyed playing the instrumental ever since.

Also known as the Never Let Go, this riddim has been remade many times during the past decades. A staple in dancehall music, songs on the Answer riddim still get spun nightly by many DJs and Sound Systems.

Playlist:

  1. Sister Nancy – Transport Connection
  2. Philip Frazer – Never Let Go
  3. Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose
  4. Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica Jamaica
  5. Supercat – History
  6. Johnny Osborne – Keep On Moving
  7. Slim Smith – Never Let Go
  8. The Answer – Lone Ranger
  9. Marca Griffiths – I Shall Sing
  10. Buju Banton – No Respect
  11. Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin Belly
  12. Macka B – Never Played A 45
  13. Warrior King – Melody (Tell Me How Me Sound)
  14. Tarrus Riley – Protect Your Neck
  15. Sugar Minott – Feel The Rydim
  16. Sanchez – Take Your Time
  17. Anthony Malvo ft. General Degree – Comforter
  18. Sizzla – In My Thoughts
  19. Beenie Man – Fassy Try To Dis (Too Bad Mind)
  20. Edley Shines – Lead Out (dub plate)
  21. Anthony B – Global Awareness
  22. Junior Kelly – Ghetto Region
  23. Half Pint – She’s Fever
  24. Marcia Griffiths – Cry No More
  25. Sanchez – Groove Me
  26. Pinchers – Lift It Up Again
  27. Supercat – Vineyard Party
  28. Stephen Marley ft. Damian Marley and Buju Banton – Traffic Jam

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Beres Lovers Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast 63

Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound presents a Beres Hammond tribute mix.

‘The Honorable’ Beres Hammond is an iconic Jamaican reggae singer. Known in particular for being a pioneer in lovers rock music he is a top class entertainer. No matter the mood, listening to Beres sing always makes it better.

63 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Beres Lovers Mix  Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound presents a Beres Hammond tribute mix.  'The Honorable' Beres Hammond is an iconic Jamaican reggae singer. Known in particular for being a pioneer in lovers rock music he is a top class entertainer. No matter the mood, listening to Beres sing always makes it better.  He is celebrated for passionate singing, superb songwriting, professionalism, and consummate showmanship. Beres has landed hit after hit dating back to the 1980s. He is a true living legend. Please enjoy the sweet sounds of a Beres Hammond in this episode of Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound.  Beres Hammond Playlist:  Always Be There Keep Me Warm In My Arms River Bank Groovy Little Thing No Love Until We Love No Disturb Sign See You Again They Gonna Talk A Place For You Full Attention See You Tomorrow Can’t Walk Away Love From A Distance Can’t Stop A Man From Trying Fight This Feeling ft. Shaggy Dancing Beauty La la la Left Me Crying My Woman Now ft. Buju Banton Tempted To Touch Love Mi Haffi Get ft. Cutty Ranks Live On ft. Marcia Griffiths (Alternative Mix) Feeling Lonely ft. Mad Cobra Respect To You Baby Show It Off Come Back Home Pride and Joy Can’t Say I Never Tried No Goodbye Feel Good What A Night ft. Queen Ifrica Still Will Be Heaven A Little More Time ft. Buju Banton Double Trouble Who Say ft. Buju Banton Sweetness Kids Play Doctor’s Orders She Loves Me Now  Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h  Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast  Google Play link: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ixihhi6rfw26zi6333hocwv6diq?t=Reggae_Lover

He is celebrated for passionate singing, superb songwriting, professionalism, and consummate showmanship. Beres has landed hit after hit dating back to the 1980s. He is a true living legend. Please enjoy the sweet sounds of a Beres Hammond in this episode of Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound.

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Reggae Lover by Highlanda Sound presents a Beres Hammond tribute mix.

Beres Hammond Playlist:

  1. Always Be There
  2. Keep Me Warm
  3. In My Arms
  4. River Bank
  5. Groovy Little Thing
  6. No Love Until We Love
  7. No Disturb Sign
  8. See You Again
  9. They Gonna Talk
  10. A Place For You
  11. Full Attention
  12. See You Tomorrow
  13. Can’t Walk Away
  14. Love From A Distance
  15. Can’t Stop A Man From Trying
  16. Fight This Feeling ft. Shaggy
  17. Dancing Beauty
  18. La la la
  19. Left Me Crying
  20. My Woman Now ft. Buju Banton
  21. Tempted To Touch
  22. Love Mi Haffi Get ft. Cutty Ranks
  23. Live On ft. Marcia Griffiths (Alternative Mix)
  24. Feeling Lonely ft. Mad Cobra
  25. Respect To You Baby
  26. Show It Off
  27. Come Back Home
  28. Pride and Joy
  29. Can’t Say I Never Tried
  30. No Goodbye
  31. Feel Good
  32. What A Night ft. Queen Ifrica
  33. Still Will Be Heaven
  34. A Little More Time ft. Buju Banton
  35. Double Trouble
  36. Who Say ft. Buju Banton
  37. Sweetness
  38. Kids Play
  39. Doctor’s Orders
  40. She Loves Me Now

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Rebel with a cause, Jamaican deejay, the music of Josey Wales featured in an exclusive mix. Josey Wales is one of my favorite original deejays. With a career starting in the late 1970s, Josey came to notoriety performing live on U-Roy's King Sturgav sound system. He recorded some of his biggest hits for producer Henry "Junjo" Lawe's Volcano record label and was a dominant figure while touring with the Volcano sound system. Wales is considered to be one of the best dancehall toasters of the 1980s dancehall era. A confident entertainer with a powerful presence on stage, Josey Wale's voice was rough and gritty. His lyrics embodied the content of a street-side reporter, comedian, and motivational speaker. Josey Wales Playlist: Rebel With A Cause ft. Luciano and Charlie Chaplin Weh Dem A Go Do Bobo Dread You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me Pick Your Choice ft. Barrington Levy Everyone Hustling Grooving Swing Low ft. Charlie Chaplin Do Good ft. Charlie Chaplin, Yami Bolo, and Jack Radics Whole Heap of Corn Bowl Dem Sweet Jamaica Vibes ft. Mr. Vegas and Shaggy Na Lef Jamaica Free and Single ft. Beres Hammond Right Move Stamp Out Kingston Hot Ready Fi Josey Leggo Me Hand Know How Fi Love Dem Up ft. Assassin

‘The Outlaw’ Josey Wales a.k.a ‘The Colonel’ | Reggae Lover Podcast 62

Rebel with a cause, Jamaican deejay, the music of Josey Wales featured in an exclusive mix.

Josey Wales is one of my favorite original deejays. With a career starting in the late 1970s, Josey came to notoriety performing live on U-Roy‘s King Sturgav sound system. He recorded some of his biggest hits for producer Henry “Junjo” Lawe’s Volcano record label and was a dominant figure while touring with the Volcano sound system.

Rebel with a cause, Jamaican deejay, the music of Josey Wales featured in an exclusive mix.  Josey Wales is one of my favorite original deejays. With a career starting in the late 1970s, Josey came to notoriety performing live on U-Roy's King Sturgav sound system. He recorded some of his biggest hits for producer Henry "Junjo" Lawe's Volcano record label and was a dominant figure while touring with the Volcano sound system.  Wales is considered to be one of the best dancehall toasters of the 1980s dancehall era. A confident entertainer with a powerful presence on stage, Josey Wale's voice was rough and gritty. His lyrics embodied the content of a street-side reporter, comedian, and motivational speaker.  Josey Wales Playlist:  Rebel With A Cause ft. Luciano and Charlie Chaplin Weh Dem A Go Do Bobo Dread You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me Pick Your Choice ft. Barrington Levy Everyone Hustling Grooving Swing Low ft. Charlie Chaplin Do Good ft. Charlie Chaplin, Yami Bolo, and Jack Radics Whole Heap of Corn Bowl Dem Sweet Jamaica Vibes ft. Mr. Vegas and Shaggy Na Lef Jamaica Free and Single ft. Beres Hammond Right Move Stamp Out Kingston Hot Ready Fi Josey Leggo Me Hand Know How Fi Love Dem Up ft. Assassin

Josey Wales is an influential Jamaican dancehall deejay.

Wales is considered to be one of the best dancehall toasters of the 1980s dancehall era. A confident entertainer with a powerful presence on stage, Josey Wale’s voice was rough and gritty. His lyrics embodied the content of a street-side reporter, comedian, and motivational speaker.

Josey Wales, born Joseph Winston Sterling in St. Mary, Jamaica is an influential Jamaican dancehall deejay.

Josey Wales was one of dancehall’s founding fathers

Josey Wales Playlist:

  1. Rebel With A Cause ft. Luciano and Charlie Chaplin
  2. Weh Dem A Go Do
  3. Bobo Dread
  4. You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me
  5. Pick Your Choice ft. Barrington Levy
  6. Everyone Hustling
  7. Grooving
  8. Swing Low ft. Charlie Chaplin
  9. Do Good ft. Charlie Chaplin, Yami Bolo, and Jack Radics
  10. Whole Heap of Corn
  11. Bowl Dem
  12. Sweet Jamaica Vibes ft. Mr. Vegas and Shaggy
  13. Na Lef Jamaica
  14. Free and Single ft. Beres Hammond
  15. Right Move
  16. Stamp Out
  17. Kingston Hot
  18. Ready Fi Josey
  19. Leggo Me Hand
  20. Know How Fi Love Dem Up ft. Assassin

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