Don Carlos Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast # 113

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This Reggae Lover episode features the legendary reggae singer known as Don Carlos.

Jamaican reggae singer and composer Don Carlos began singing in 1973 as a member of Black Uhuru. Don continues to perform sweet roots reggae music all over the world. Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 113

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Don Carlos was born Euvin Spencer in the Western Kingston district known as Waterhouse. If you didn’t know, this is one of the roughest parts of Kingston. I was also the birthplace of the group Black Uhuru, and super producers King Tubby and King Jammy.

Notice the consistency of the roots reggae sound and distinct vocal delivery in all the songs. Don Carlos began his career in 1973 as an original member of Black Uhuru along with Garth Ennis and Duckie Simpson. After a few years, the trio split and Don Carlos launched into a solo career.

In 1981 he dropped “Suffering,” an album that exploded on the scene becoming popular especially in Africa. Don Carlos was then solidified as a soloist. During the years between 80 and 85, he was also very popular on the Dancehall scene with many top 10 hits. Songs heard on this mix include the Volcano label hits, Hog and Goat, I’m Not Going Crazy, and Laser Beam.

Don continued releasing albums and touring throughout the 80s. Black Uhuru’s original members reunited from 1989-1994 before splitting again. Since then, Don Carlos has been one of the busiest touring artists out of Jamaica. He rocked the stage at Reggae on the River in California this summer. He has performed at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and other major festivals globally.

He will be on tour in 2019 to support a new album called Golden Classics. You can check him out at DonCarlosReggae.Com or coming to a stage near you.

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The Barrington Levy Lovers Rock Experience

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Episode 38 – Barrington Levy Greatest Lovers Rock Anthems

A request from a die-hard fan and a follow-up to my Roots, Reality, and Culture 100% Barrington Levy mix (Reggae Lover Podcast #35), this episode presents the best of love songs from Mr. Levy’s extensive catalog.Take a listen to experience the raw dancehall reggae vibe that ruled from the late 1970’s all the way through the 1980s. Barrington’s vocal delivery is like none other, and some of my personal favorite songs are included here such as “Shine Eye Girl” and “Moonlight Lover” from 1979’s classic ‘Bounty Hunter‘ album released on the Jah Life label and recorded at Channel One studios.Barrington Levy Playlist

1 Like How You Kiss And Caress Me
2 Super Star Girl
3 Mary Long Tongue
4 Shine Eye Gal
5 Sister Carol
6 If You Give To Me
7 Jumpy Girl
8 Dances Are Changing
9 Why Did You Leave Me
10 Wife and Sweet Heart Dem A Friend
11 Shine Eye Girl (alt. version)
12 True Love
13 Shaolin Temple (Pretty Looks)
14 Lonely Man
15 Trying To Rule My Life
16 My Woman
17 21 Girls Salute
18 Moonlight Lover
19 I’m Not In Love
20 Good Loving
21 Mini Bus
22 Love Someone
23 Pick Your Choice
24 She’s Mine
25 Here I Come
26 Too Experienced

"Episode 36 - Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture"

Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture Mix

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Barrington Levy is one of the only reggae singers to have great success throughout the entire decade of the the 1980s. He recorded prolifically with many of his releases topping charts in Jamaica and the UK while he maintained his relevance in the dancehall from then until now.

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A Reggae Lover Podcast listener suggested that I feature Barrington’s work, so I have selected this portion of tunes which highlights some of my favorite reality tunes and features many of the Joe Gibbs and Volcano roots recordings. A follow-up mix that covers lovers rock will be coming soon.

Barrington Levy Playlist:

1 Now A Days
2 Don’t Fuss or Fight
3 Do Good
4 Murderer
5 Too Poor
6 Praise His Name
7 Sensimelea
8 Under Me Sensi
9 Collie Weed
10 Dont Pretend
11 Mine Your Mouth
12 This Little Boy
13 Jah Is With Me
14 Prison Oval Rock
15 Money Move
16 Teach The Youths
17 Black Roses
18 My Time

Yellowman: Young, Gifted & Yellow

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Young, Gifted & Yellow is a 2 CD / DVD Anthology of the legendary Yellowman the inimitable deejay whose style and originality broke Jamaican dancehall to international acclaim in the mid 1980s.

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In stores now, the deluxe package includes:
– 40 re-mastered tracks including rare & classic favorites
– A full 25 minute concert performance DVD recorded at Reggae Sunsplash in 1988
– Sleeve notes written by Reggae historian Noel Hawkes

 

Reggae Vault Classics Features Henry “Junjo” Lawes & Hits From Volcano

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Reggae Vault Classics highlights legendary reggae music producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes and spins hit songs from his Volcano Record Label in this Featured Icon Segment by Highlanda Sound.

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Playlist

1  Kingdom Rise and Kingdom Fall – The Wailing Souls

2  Firehouse Rock (Waterhouse Rock) – The Wailing Souls

3  Give Another Israel A Try – Barry Brown

4  Ganja Dub – Scientist

5  Police In HelicopterJohn Holt

6  Bible Story – Early B

7  Sister Carol – Barrington Levy

8  Bubbling Telephone – Charlie Chaplin

9  Ice Cream Love – Johnny Osborne

10 Lost Mi Love – Yellowman

11 Miss Know It All – Scientist

12 Come Fe Mash It – Tony Tuff

13 Who Can Make The Dance Ram – Yellowman

14 21 Girls Salute – Barrington Levy

15 Rocking DollyCocoa Tea

16 I Am The Don – Leroy Smart

17 Mr. Chin – Yellowman

18 Bam Bam – Yellowman & Fathead

19 Virgin Girl (A Wha Do Dem) – Eek-A-Mouse

20 Prison Oval Rock – Barrington Levy

21 Hog and Goat – Don Carlos

22 Gunman – Michael Prophet

23 Stealing – John Holt

24 Nobody Move Noboby Get Hurt – Yellowman

25 Jam Dance Master – Yellowman

26 Pass The Kushungpeng – Frankie Paul

27 Worries In The Dance – Frankie Paul

28 Zunguzunguguzungguzeng – Frankie Paul

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The 80’s or The 90’s, Which Was Bigger For Dancehall?

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Here’s a snippet of live radio vibes with a skillful transition by Kahlil Wonda out of Buju Banton‘s ladies anthem “The Grudge,” and into “I’m Not Crazy” by veteran reggae singer Don Carlos.

Both songs are classics, but the Buju off of his”Mr. Mention” album which was released in 1993, and the Don Carlos was produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes with Roots Radics Band on the rhythm track.  Mixed by Scientist at Channel One (Kingston, Jamaica), “I’m Not Crazy” was released in 1981 by Greensleeves UK.

Cover of "Mr Mention"

Cover of Mr Mention