A talented group of Reggae producers has been spreading the culture worldwide without necessarily getting their due fanfare. Many listeners may not know who is responsible for the songs and riddims they enjoy listening to.
Some Jamaican hitmakers are even infiltrating other genres and collaborating with the biggest names in music. We highlighted some producers who have shined with successful records but have remained behind the scenes.
Kool Herc appears at the Jamaica Music Conference.Plans to open a museum in Kingston.
Pharell Williams of the Neptunes in the studio working on music with Buju Banton.
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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Welcome to episode number 70 of the Reggae Lover podcast by Highlanda Sound. Capleton is one of the favorite artists of most reggae fans.
Look out for Labor Day Sunday, September 3rd inside Bliss Lounge (5471 Memorial Drive) in Stone Mountain Georgia – Capleton will be live in concert for Labor Day weekend in the ATL. Atlanta dancehall that’s all about you.
This podcast is a dedication to every reggae lover in the whole entire universe. I hope you’re listening to the mixes and enjoying. I just want to say thank you and send my gratitude and appreciation to everybody who’s checked this out at least one time. Big up to anyone who’s listened to even a part of the show, who’s shared or told somebody about the podcast. Let’s keep the reggae music thing spreading around the world.
Thank you so much once again from Kahlil and the whole crew here and let’s keep reggae music spreading globally throughout the world.
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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.
In this episode we feature the multi-talented singer and producer of many hits, Anthony Malvo, along with pioneering dancehall icon Little Twitch.
Anthony Malvo began his singing career in the early 1980’s in Kingston Jamaica on the Legendary Black Star Sound System. Malvo later moved on to perform, and record with the Reggae Producer and label King Jammys during their prime.
It was on King Jammys Sound System that Anthony Malvo often teamed up with Little Twitch among others as they dominated the Jamaican dancehall scene for most of the 1980s with many jam packed sessions and sound clash victories.
Here is a sampling of the many hits performed by both artists. Anthony Malvo’s latest single “I’m Not the Only One” which was produced by Ed Robinson is also featured in the mix.
Please enjoy this episode and look out for Little Twitch and Anthony Malvo to appear in Atlanta for ROCKSTEADY at the Sound Table on Sunday May 3, 2015.
1 Anthony Malvo and Sizzla – Cyaan Draw Wi Out
2 Anthony Malvo and Capleton – One Day Rude Boy
3 Little Twitch – Spanish Fly
4 Little Twitch – Devil Send You Come
5 Sluggy Ranks and Little Twitch – Jah Is Guiding I
6 Little Twitch – Respect Due
7 Anthony Malvo – Bad Minded People
8 Anthony Malvo – All of Me
9 Anthony Malvo – Is It Love
10 Anthony Malvo – I’m Not The Only One
11 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Greatest Gal Lover
12 Little Twitch – Py Py Love
13 Anthony Malvo and Tiger – Come Back To Me (Summer Love)
14 Little Twitch -Watch Your Friends
15 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Take You To The Dance
On Sunday May 3rd Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen in association with Hilawe Entertainment and The Sound Table present a special “ROCKSTEADY 1980s Reggae Dancehall Tribute” featuring a couple of iconic figures from the 1980’s and 90’s dancehall era live from Jamaica, Anthony Malvo and Little Twitch. Veteran DJ/selector Jah Prince will also make a guest appearance for this special occasion. Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night. Early arrival as always is strongly suggested for Rocksteady.
Every 1st Sunday the Sound Table, located at 483 Edgewood Avenue, hosts #RocksteadyATL with musical selections ranging from Ska, Rocksteady, early Reggae, Classic Dancehall, and Dub to contemporary Roots Reggae and Lovers Rock. Resident selectors DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound System provide the soundtrack monthly. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Sugar Minott – Dancehall Stylee
2 Charlie Chaplin and Sugar Minott – 4 Wheel Wheelie
3 Sugar Minott – Frontline
4 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin – Rebel With A Cause
5 Sugar Minott – Jah Is On My Side
6 Al Campbell – They Talk About Love
7 Charlie Chaplin – Diet Rock
8 Josey Wales – Undercover Lover
9 Josey Wales – You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me
10 Beres Hammond – Full Attention
11 Sugar Minott – Run Things
12 Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
13 Sugar Minott – Bubbling
14 Sanchez – Don’t Worry
15 Garnett Silk – Its Growing
16 Leroy Smart – Some A Talk Friend
17 Half Pint – Substitute Lover
18 Santana (Dub) – Dead Tonight
19 Sugar Minott – Buy Off The Bar
20 Josey Wales – Leggo Me Hand
21 Cocoa Tea – I’ve Lost My Sonia
22 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Greatest Gal Lover
23 Trevor Sparks – Bye Bye Love
24 Josey Wales – Grooving
25 Admiral Bailey – Old Time Something
26 Shabba Ranks – Get Up Stand Up And Rock
27 Bounty Killer – Inspired By God
28 Anhtony Malvo – Bad Minded People
29 Cornell Campbell – Mix Up Family
30 Super Black – Got To Be Careful
31 Johnny Osborne – On The Right Track
32 Al Campbell – Easy Loving
33 Chuck Turner – I Need You
34 Cocoa Tea – Come Again
35 Pinchers – Champion Bubbler
36 Little John – Block Traffic
37 Lt. Stitchie – Wear Yuh Size
38 Josey Wales – Whole Heap Of Corn
English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)