Various Artists Compilation Album: Clarks in Jamaica

Greensleeves, in conjunction with One Love Books, is proud to present ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ the album tie-in with Al Fingers’ critically acclaimed book of the same name which chronicles the celebrated status of Clarks shoes in Jamaica.

Various Artists - Clarks in Jamaica - Artwork

Various Artists – Clarks in Jamaica – Artwork

Al, who compiled the CD and recently gave a talk on the subject at the V&A says, “Growing up in England I’ve always been fascinated by the Jamaican love of Clarks shoes and the way the brand is referenced within reggae and dancehall music. Vybz Kartel‘s tune ‘Clarks’ brought the phenomenon to many people’s attention in 2010, but the relationship goes back a lot longer, and I wanted to bring attention to that, highlighting the work of artists such as Dillinger and Little John who sang about Clarks many years before.

 

Maxi Priest: “Easy To Love” Album Coming Soon

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I’m feeling the new music off the highly anticipated new album from Maxi Priest “Easy To Love,” which will be dropping this June.

Maxi Priest - Easy To Love - Artwork

Maxi Priest – Easy To Love – Artwork

U.K. dancehall star Stylo G is featured on the remix of the title track and Maxi’s take on the John Mayer song “Gravity” is impacting England now and beyond!

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The Ladies at Joe Gibbs

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The legendary productions of Joe Gibbs have generated many of the reggae genre’s biggest hits. The producer/label operated predominately between 1972 and 1984.

The legendary productions of Joe Gibbs have generated many of the reggae genre's biggest hits. The producer/label operated predominately between 1972 and 1984.The Ladies at Joe Gibbs brings together the classic hits from the female artists Gibbs recorded. The songs and riddims are most familiar and underscore why Joe Gibbs productions were at the top of the genre during these prime years. Judy Mowatt and June 'JC' Lodge went on to have major careers in reggae while other names have faded. Some of the re-mastered tracks include previously unreleased extended mixes. Featured tracks include Marcia Aitken "My Man' and 'I'm Still In Love With You' (which scored # 1 Pop in England), June 'JC' Lodge "Someone Loves You Honey" and a special extended version of Althea & Donna's classic rocker 'Uptown Top Ranking'.

The Ladies at Joe Gibbs brings together the classic hits from the female artists Gibbs recorded. The songs and riddims are most familiar and underscore why Joe Gibbs productions were at the top of the genre during these prime years.

Judy Mowatt and June ‘JC’ Lodge went on to have major careers in reggae while other names have faded. Some of the re-mastered tracks include previously unreleased extended mixes.

Featured tracks include Marcia Aitken “My Man’ and ‘I’m Still In Love With You‘ (which scored # 1 Pop in England), June ‘JC’ Lodge “Someone Loves You Honey” and a special extended version of Althea & Donna‘s classic rocker ‘Uptown Top Ranking‘.

 

Reggae Artist Shinehead Performs in ATL (Video and Interview)

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Catch this live phone-in interview with the reggae singer/rapper by Highlanda Sound as SHINEHEAD prepared to headline Atlanta’s annual Reggae Legends Week with a Saturday night performance at 595 North.  While spreading the hype for his upcoming show and recanting his life-story, Shinehead also speaks his mind about Black History Month, the significance of honoring legends such as Bob Marley and Dennis Brown.

CLICK HERE FOR INTERVIEW

Similar features can be heard weekly on the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com, Route1Radio.com, and Vibesfm.gm.

Shinehead (born Edmund Carl Aiken, April 10, 1962, KentEngland) is an English-born Jamaican reggae singer/toaster/rapper.

He began his music career by performing for different New York reggae dancehall sound systems in the 1980s, most notably Tony Screw’s Downbeat The Ruler, based in The Bronx.

His recording debut was in 1986 on the African Love Music independent record label with “Who The Cap Fits (Let Them Wear It)” from the album Rough & Rugged. In his early years, Jeff Buckley led his group on guitar and lent a hand with backing vocals.

Shinehead was signed to a recording contract by Artist & Repertoire Representative Raoul Roach with Elektra Records in 1988, and remained with them until 1995.

His best known single was the cover version of Sting‘s “Englishman In New York“, re-titled as “Jamaican In New York” (1993). It reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1993.[1] Thesingle featured on the Sidewalk University album.

He is largely credited as being one of the original acts to cross hip-hop with reggae music, now known as reggae fusion, with songs such as “Try My Love” in 1992.[2]

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Social Networking Spotlight: CaribLifeCentral.Com

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Visit our friends over at CaribLifeCentral.Com, for a fun alternative to Myspace© & FaceBook© for those interested in the Caribbean.  The site is all about connecting you with the Caribbean.  Here is a listing of some of their current features.  Please visit , sign up and share with your friends.
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—News, Sports & Opinion Editorials ——————
West Indies victory over England
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/west-indies-victorious-over-england

Two 2009 Grammy winners from the Caribbean Diaspora
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/two-2009-grammy-winners-caribbean-diaspora

St. Lucia Embraces Diaspora over Independence
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/st-lucia-embraces-diaspora-over-independence-0

Bajan artists selected for T&T Competition Semis
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/bajan-artists-selected-tt-competition-semis

Marley boys celebrate for Bob in New Zealand
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/marley-boys-celebrate-bob-new-zealand

Respect due to Tourism Reporters
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/respect-due-tourism-reporters

ST. Lucia’s 30th Independence Anniversary Activities
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/st-lucias-30th-independence-anniversary-activities

— Things To Do ————————–——
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/event

— Featured Videos ————————–
“Save a Life” – By Shaggy & Friends
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/safe-a-life-shaggy

“Fyah (Fire in Your Waistline)” – Kevin Lyttle
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/fyah-fire-in-your-waistline

“Winners Make Love” – Onaje
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/winners-make-love-onaje

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