We had a convo about Rub A Dub on his radio show last week.
Rub A Dub stylee is a beloved part of reggae culture and I created an event called Rub-A-Dub ATL.
You can check out the Sunsplash Mix Show segment to hear me talk about my passion, the mission to share reggae music with my community and the world at large.
We speak with the selector/promoter Kahlil Wonda about the history and current status of “Rub A Dub” music. Monthly, he invites our Atlanta and surrounding neighbors to fulljoy this diverse reggae sub-genre with featured international selectors. This event is dedicated to positive vibes so it is Sunsplash Media Endorsed.
Humble Me – Jah9
Tune In Rub A Dub Sound – Sugar Minott
Full Highlanda Rub-A-Dub Interview
Someone – Kranium
Listen to this episode for Reggae music tackling topics like reparations, repatriation, liberation, the many struggles and treasures of Africa. Bob Marley starts it and his son Stephen closes the show.
“Take the time to overstand the land, Mama Afrika.” ~ Kelissa
1 – Bob Marley – Zimbabwe
2 – Rod Taylor – Ethiopian Kings
3 – Burning Spear – Cry Blood Africa
4 – Freddie McGregor – Africa Here I Come
5 – Yabby You & Trinity – Free Africa
6 – Yami Bolo – Africa For The Africans
7 – Warrior King – Africa Shall Be Free
8 – Lutan Fyah – African Be Proud
9 – Hugh Mundell – Africa Must Be Free
10 – Johnny Clarke – African Roots
11 – Burning Spear – African Postman
12 – Pentateuch – Struggles of Africa
13 – Peter Tosh – African
14 – TARRUS RILEY & KABAKA PYRAMID – Fly Di Gate
15 – Burning Spear – African Teacher
16 – Gregory Isaacs – Save Ethiopia
17 – Jah Bouks – Call Angola
18 – Pressure Buss Pipes & Chronixx – Africa Redemption
19 – Cocoa Tea – Africa Here I Come
20 – Kelissa – Afrika
21 – Freddie McGregor – Africa
22 – Garnet Silk – Mama Africa
23 – Burning Spear – African Jamaican
24 – Buju Banton – African Pride
25 – Peter Tosh – Mama Africa
26 – Stephen Marley – Made In Africa (Feat. Wale And The Cast)
HIGHLANDA SOUND #Reggae – 53 – Reggae Lover Podcast – Love and Honor for Mother
Reggae is good for all occasions. Why would Mother’s Day be any different? Check out these tributes and dedications from reggae’s brightest stars centered around the themes of love and appreciation for their mothers.
A reggae podcast to connect fans with the beautiful music they love.
1 Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Mama Sons
2 Jah Mason – Wipe Those Tears
3 Sizzla – Greatest Mother
4 Wayne Wonder – Mama
5 2Face Idibia – Arican Queen Remix
6 Garnet Silk – Like A Mother
7 Chronixx – Wall Street
8 BOUNTY KILLER – MAMA’S LOVE
9 BERES HAMMOND – RESPECT TO YOU BABY
10 Exco Levi – Hello – Mama
11 Sizzla – Mama Pain
12 Bounty Killer – Mama (Gone But Not Forgotten)
13 D’Angel – MOTHER’S LOVE
14 Versatile – Thank You Mommy
15 Anthony B – Mama
16 I-Octane – Run Mi Out
17 JAH VINCI – MAMA DON’T CRY
18 Vybz Kartel aka Addi Innocent ft. PG 13 (Lil Addi, Lil Vybz) – Love Mommy
19 I-Octane – Mamma
20 Vybz Kartel – Mama
21 Beenie Man & Elephant Man – Mama
22 I-Wayne – Love & Honour For Mama
Highlanda Sound with Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Youtube:
Highlanda Sound with Kahlil Wonda selecting the riddims, featuring Little Twitch and Ras Fraser Jr. performing live at Rocksteady ATL. Recorded live on Friday October 2, 2015 at Studio No. 7 in downtown Atlanta. Also in the area to touch the microphone is Jahfyah Kush. #RocksteadyATL is a roots reggae session monthly on #1stFridays
Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Soundcloud with download link:
Highlanda Sound ft. Ras Fraser Jr. and Little Twitch on Mixcloud:
DJ Passport segment on Soundcloud with download link:
Roots selector DJ Passport juggling from Ska to current reggae revival anthems live at Atlanta’s reggae 1st Friday, #RocksteadyATL inside Studio No. 7.
Isis Swaby segment on Soundcloud with download link:
Featured at #RocksteadyATL our special guest DJ, Rockers International and Radio Kangol representative out of NYC, Empress Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby.
Featured within this episode are a hand-full of rootsy downtempo one-drop riddims with the best singers of the era from 1977 to about 1982. Catch Them Jah Jah, Three Blind Mice, Ain’t No Sunshine, Worries In The Dance, and Jumpy Girl are the riddims highlighted.
The great Lee Perry, Scientist, King Tubby, Dr. Alimantado, and Augustus Pablo are all in the mix with different dubwise versions here so a variety of effects and styles are presented along with toasting and singing from Frankie Paul, Leroy Smart, I Roy, Barrington Levy, Jacob Miller, Yami Bolo, Junior Reid, Anthony Johnson, Jah Thomas and more.
Ras Jamal of Royal Ethiopia watches as Kahlil Wonda introduces a song #DubwiseAtlanta
The highly anticipated debut of Dubwise Atlanta did not disappoint. There was an air of love and unity flowing as Atlantans came together for the special occasion, giving roots reggae a chance to flourish once again in town.
On this night I had the pleasure of playing alongside the international roots master Aba Shaka and out of Kingston, Yaardcore, one of the selectors credited with catalyzing and supporting Jamaica’s current reggae revival.
I began my round with classic shots from the Tuff Gong and Studio One labels, took excursions on the Heptones’ “We’re Gonna Fight” and the “M-16” riddims, and featured some contemporary dubwise selections with Chuck Fender and Everton Blenderbecause variety is the spice of life.
Listen as the crowd gathers near the stage on the dance floor to sing along and dance to the melodies and deep sub-bass brought forth by the Space 2 sound system. Special vibes for a special night in Atlanta dancehall. Look out for Rocksteady ATL on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and every 1st Sunday atthe Sound Table.
Atlanta, GA. – Sunday May 24th 2015, All Vinyl Everything delivered another star studded line-up of special guest DJs spinning nothing but the best music pressed on Vinyl.
No laptops, CDs, or DJ Controllers are ever allowed at this event! I selected a round of mostly 45 RPM 7″ inch singles from 1990’s and 1980’s dancehall to foundation reggae icons Dennis Brown and Tenor Saw in representation of the Reggae Lovers who were gathered, but also to introduce reggae music to new listeners.
Its was a holiday weekend and with no work on Monday, the who’s who of Atlanta turned out to play on Sunday at #AllVinylEverything! The venue, Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue offered indoor and outdoor bars along with food hot off the grill. Patrons came early as the music started at 4pm sharp and went until 9pm.
Highlanda live @ All Vinyl Everything [Atlanta – 5.24.15]
Once a month from April through SeptemberAVE is hosted by Sean Falyon alongside DJ Dibiase, and brought to you by WGGP Events, BeATLab USA, AB+L Radio, Coalition DJs ATL, Scratch DJ Academy and Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave Atlanta, GA)
The full audio from Rocksteady May 3rd 2015 featuring Jah Prince is available for download via my soundcloud page.
Anthony Malvo, Kahlil Wonda, and Little Twitch
On Sunday May 3rd at the Sound Table, I had the great pleasure of hosting another installment of Rocksteady, Atlanta’s only thriving roots reggae monthly event. Internationally renowned hit-making reggae singer Anthony Malvo and his lyrical dancehall deejay compadre Little Twitch of King Jammys Super Power Hi Fi and King Sturgrav Sound System fame made a live appearance, performing together for the first time in years! This was also the very first feature for Little Twitch in the ATL.
The energetic audience was transported back in time by nostalgic selections drawn from resident DJ Passport and special guest DJ Jah Prince of the Sunsplash radio mix-show and Smokin’ Needles Records. The stage and tone was set for me to play a few more songs and then call in the artists who escalated things from there like the true veterans they are.
This audio portion features Malvo and Twitch in combination as I spin the riddim tracks. It was a joyous occassion in which new listeners were given an authentic taste of what dancehall reggae has to offer since the 1980s, while veteran skankers were provided with a mouth-watering feast of vibes for their own consumption.
Here is a mix that many Reggae Lover listeners have been looking for. Freddie McGregor is one of reggae’s most prolific and successful artists. With roots in the 60’s at Studio One and a stellar career established over decades of tremendous success, Freddie is a living legend and continues to record and tour the world today.
The songs compiled here share the themes of love and relationships and the mix is absolutely crucial. I’m keeping the show notes short on this one, but the mix runs for almost an hour.
Please leave a comment here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if the music sounds as good to you that it does to me.
Freddie McGregor Playlist:
1 Big Ship
2 When I’m Ready
3 Come Now Sister
4 Curly Locks
5 Curly Dub
6 Stop Loving You
7 Little Nut Tree
8 Nutmeg Dub
9 Sweet Talking
10 Mr. Fix It
11 Fix Him Dub
12 Give Me The Right
13 The Right Dub
14 Can I Change My Mind
15 Your Love (Change In Me)
16 Every Day Is Just a Holiday
17 Holiday Dub
19 I See It In You
20 Lovers Rock
21 Push Come To Shove
22 Undying Love
23 Undying Dub
24 Breaking Up
25 Breaking Dub
26 A House Is Not A Home
27 Gatepass To Your Heart
28 Take Time To Know Her
29 Come On Little Girl
30 Big Girl Dub
31 One More Dance
32 Danger In Your Eyes
33 You Have Caught Me
34 Let Him Try
35 Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely
36 How Can I Forget
37 Loving Pauper
38 Not Giving Up On You
39 Moving Away
40 I Was Born A Winner
41 Falling In Love With You
42 Falling In Dub
43 You’re Gonna Lose
44 Losing Dub
45 Westbound Train ft. Jacob Miller