The Dominance of King Jammy and Biltmore Era Riddims

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Reggae Lover Podcast 39The episode commences with the Sly and Robbie produced version of the Randy Newman song,

Reggae Lover Podcast 39B

The episode commences with the Sly and Robbie produced version of the Randy Newman song, “Baltimore” from 1979 sung by The Tamlins. Courtney Melody and Dennis Brown follow with big tunes on the Baltimore Riddim before the hit from mighty King Jammys catalog, Dennis Brown’s “The Exit.”

Wayne Fire’s “Sexy Body” (1991) and “Come Down” by Super Cat from 1988 on the Wild Apache label launch the mix into the late 1980s. Listen for a Kenneth Hoo Kim produced version of the Hypocrite riddim released in 1984, and then almost every song after that point involves producers Bobby Digital, Steely and Clevie, and/or King Jammys.

The highlight is the Duck aka Duck Dance riddim from 1988. This was a time when Jammy’s label usually had 10 out of the top 20 songs on Jamaica’s charts and Admiral Bailey was the dominant artist in dancehall and on stage shows.

Tracklist

1 The Tamlins – Baltimore
2 Courtney Melody – In The Streets
3 Dennis Brown – The More I Excel
4 Dennis Brown – The Exit
5 Wayne Fire – Sexy Body
6 Super Cat – Come Down
7 Wayne Smith – Karma Chameleon
8 Tony Tuff – Gone Clear
9 Don Angelo – Settlement
10 Earl Sixteen – Come A Long Way
11 Midnight Rider – Hypocrite
12 Pad Anthony – Rub A Dub A Play
13 Johnny Osbourne – Gentle Is The Sound
14 Derrick Parker – My Heart Is Gone
15 Singing Melody – Hurry Back Home
16 Shabba Ranks – Gal Yuh Good
17 Shabba Ranks – Pay Down Pon It
18 Little Twitch – Watch Your Friends Them
19 Anthony Malvo – Run For Your Life
20 Josey Wales – Stamp Out
21 Tiger – The Dam Thing
22 Ninja Man – More Reality
23 Admiral Bailey – Them Have Fe Wait
24 Papa San – Style and Fashion
25 Chaka Demus – Bad Bad Shaka
26 Flourgon – Bounce
27 Red Dragon – Duck Dance
28 Singing Melody and Johnny P – Say You Love Me Baby
29 Bunny General – Must Get Defeat
30 Johnny P – Sound A Sound
31 Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin – Lets Give Thanks
32 John Mouse – Me A Me
33 Chevell Franklyn – No One In The World
34 Lady Venus – Best Friend A Gi You Bun
35 Clement Irie – Loving
36 Johnny P – Cut Up
37 Lady Patra – Gun Inna Panty
38 Ninja Man – Heartical Don

Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Sugar Minott and Friends: Reggae Dancehall from the 80s and 90s

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The Godfather of dancehall, the late Sugar Minott is joined by singers Al Campbell, Leroy Smart, Half Pint, Cocoa Tea, Anthony Malvo, Chuck Turner, and Trevor Sparks from the 1980s in this mix of crucial selections which also features the toasting of DJs like Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, Lieutenant Stitchie,  and Daddy Lizard in addition to giants from the 1990s dancehall reggae era such as Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Luciano, and Bounty Killer.

Sugar-Minot

Tracklist:

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 W...

English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bass Odyssey 25th with Cocoa Tea, Stone Love, Metro + more (audio download)

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Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrates 25 years with Jamaica's first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Next year's staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Bass Odyssey 25th Anniversary (audio download below)

Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrated 25 years with their first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Sentinel from Germany joined Killamanjaro (Ricky Trooper makes a cameo appearance), Renaissance with Jazzy T, Metro Media with Skyjuice, Stone Love and Bass Odyssey in the juggling duties.  Sweet singing veteran Cocoa Tea blesses the stage alongside Singing Melody. Next year’s staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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Bass Odyssey with selector Worm alongside DJ Lexxy

Shabba Ranks Greatest Hits MP3 Download

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This is an episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format. 

Shabba Ranks

The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him.  I omitted overly violent or slack slack lyrics here.  

This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and #reggaelover.

TRACKLIST

1 Heart Of A Lion
2 Respect
3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea
4 Just Reality
5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea
6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Live Blanket
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Peanie Peanie
11 No Bother Dis Soundboy
12 Girls Wine
13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon
14 Roots and Culture
15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice
16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow
17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow
18 God Bless
19 Real Real featuring Thriller U
20 Best Baby Father
21 Caan Dun
22 Gal Yuh Good
23 Can’t Do The Work
24 Ting A Ling
25 Trailer Load